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Echo Lab earns accreditation from IAC

Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital’s Echo Lab has been granted a three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography in the area of Adult Transthoracic. This latest accreditation demonstrates the Non-Invasive Testing Departments’ ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care.

“Accreditation by the IAC means that our Echo Lab has undergone an intensive application and review process and is found to be in compliance with the published Standards, thus demonstrating a commitment to quality patient care in echocardiography,” says Rakesh Kannan, MSHCA, RT(N) (CT), Director of Non-Invasive Testing Departments.

Comprised of a detailed self-evaluation followed by a thorough review by a panel of medical experts, the IAC accreditation process enables both the critical operational and technical components of the applicant facility to be assessed, including representative case studies and their corresponding final reports.

“There are many factors that contribute to an accurate diagnosis based on echocardiography,” explains Kannan. “The training and experience of the sonographer performing the procedure, the expertise of the cardiologist interpreting and reporting the procedure, the type of equipment used and the quality assessment metrics each facility is required to measure all contribute to a positive patient outcome. IAC accreditation is a ‘seal of approval’ that patients can rely on as an indicator of consistent quality care and a commitment to continuous improvement. I could not be more proud of my team for earning this important accreditation.”

Certificate of Accreditation

Published 5/8/23

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