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Committees to Support RadSite Quality Benchmarking and Research Activities

Houston, TX and Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) October 31, 2012

RadSite™ is seeking committee nominations to support the organization's quality benchmarking activities for diagnostic imaging. Founded in 2005, RadSite's certification and accreditation programs help assess, track and report imaging trends in an effort to enhance imaging procedures and outcomes. RadSite is most noted for developing and implementing the RadSite Assessment Program™ (RAP) to evaluate the quality and operational appropriateness of imaging practices.

In recent years, RadSite has launched a number of new initiatives to expand its critical mission of assessing, tracking and reporting on imaging trends. Two volunteer-based committees, a Standards Committee and an Accreditation Committee, were established to support these efforts. The wide-range of volunteers who serve on these committees are instrumental in carrying out the RadSite mission.

“RadSite's quality-benchmarking activities incorporate key process and outcome measures, with the ultimate mission of improving image quality and reducing patient radiation dose,” reports Eliot Siegel, MD, RadSite's chief quality officer. “The additional peer review by qualified third-party representatives will further enhance RadSite standards and its research activities,” notes Dr. Siegel, who also serves on RadSite's Advisory Board and is the new chair of RadSite's Accreditation Committee.

According to Garry Carneal, JD, MA, RadSite president & CEO, “It is exciting to see the growing community of volunteers who are invested in promoting patient safety in the imaging arena. As part of our mission, RadSite needs input form a wide range of stakeholders to help critique and monitor our programs.” Mr. Carneal has headed up RadSite for the past two years and is a nationally known expert in innovative accreditation program development.

The Accreditation Committee oversees RadSite's accreditation activities for imaging facilities and systems. The Standards Committee oversees the development of new quality and performance programs, along with revisions to the existing standards, based on emerging best practices and new regulatory requirements.

Committee members are appointed to one-year terms, which can be renewed for additional terms. RadSite is soliciting consumer, provider, government, industry and employer representatives to serve on its committees.

Interested parties are asked to contact Judy Behm at (855) 440-6001 ext. 107 or send an email to info(at)radsitequality(dot)com to learn more about its committees. In addition, nomination letters also can be mailed to the Annapolis office at 612 Third Street, Suite 2B Annapolis, MD 21403.

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About RadSite™ (http://www.RadSiteQuality.com)
Founded in 2005, RadSite's mission is to promote quality-based practices for imaging systems across the United States and its territories. RadSite has reviewed over 24,000 imaging facilities covering about 60,000 imaging systems. RadSite's certification and accreditation programs help assess, track and report imaging trends in an effort to enhance imaging procedures and outcomes. RadSite also offers educational programs, publishes issue briefs, and underwrites research on a complimentary basis to raise awareness of patient safety issues and to promote best practices. The organization is governed by an independent board and committee system, which is open to a wide-range of volunteers to ensure transparency and accountability. RadSite is expanding its activities and resources to serve patients, providers, payers, government agencies, and other stakeholder groups. To learn more about RadSite, please contact us at (855) 440-6001 or info(at)radsitequality(dot)com.

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