What is Accreditation?

IAC accreditation demonstrates a commitment to quality care.

The purpose of IAC Cardiac Electrophysiology accreditation program is “to ensure high quality patient care and to promote health care by providing a mechanism to encourage and recognize the provision of quality cardiac electrophysiology procedures by a process of accreditation.” Through the accreditation process, facilities assess every aspect of daily operation and its impact on the quality of health care provided to patients. While completing the accreditation application, facilities often identify and correct potential problems, revising protocols and validating quality improvement programs. Because accreditation is renewed every three years, a long-term commitment to quality and self-assessment is developed and maintained. Facilities may use IAC accreditation as the foundation to create and achieve realistic quality care goals.

IAC accreditation is a recruiting tool.

Accredited facilities can use their accreditation as a recruiting tool to attract the best and brightest professionals in the field. Talented professionals look for high-quality programs, and accreditation assures potential employees that a facility is dedicated to achieving the highest standards for patient care.

IAC accreditation is intersocietal.

The intersocietal, multi-specialty approach is the foundation of the accrediting divisions under the IAC umbrella. IAC Cardiac Electrophysiology is a nonprofit organization established with the support of the sponsoring organizations. Representatives from these sponsoring organizations, including physicians, nurses and technical and imaging specialists, serve on the IAC Cardiac Electrophysiology Board of Directors. All areas of Cardiac Electrophysiology were represented on the Board during the creation of the Standards for accreditation, and all areas continue to steer the accreditation process.

IAC accreditation is proven successful.

Modeled after the success of the first Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) division, Vascular Testing, IAC Cardiac Electrophysiology was created in 2014 to accredit facilities performing cardiac electrophysiology procedures, becoming the eighth member division of the IAC. The IAC offers multi-modality accreditation through its programs dedicated to Vascular Testing, Echocardiography, Nuclear/PET, MRI, CT / Dental CT, Carotid Stenting, Vein Center, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Cardiovascular Catheterization (coming Fall 2017).