IAC Earns ISO 9001:2008 and 27001:2005 Certifications
OCTOBER 17, 2013 | The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) has earned certification for compliance with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)’s 9001:2008 and 27001:2005 standards.
IAC staff (left to right) Sandra Katanick, IAC CEO; Cindy Weiland, IAC Chief Compliance Officer; Kenneth Kirby, IAC Chief Information Officer; and Mary Lally, IAC Deputy CEO
According to Geoffrey A. Rose, MD, FACC, FASE, IAC Chairperson, “Just as IAC accreditation demonstrates to the outside world a facility’s commitment to quality and quality improvement, so ISO certification demonstrates IAC’s commitment to a disciplined approach in assaying that quality and protecting that information.”
Upon completion of an extensive systems evaluation, IAC now possesses certification and is designated as a quality certified organization in two specific areas:
- ISO 9001:2008, Quality Management System certification assures the incorporation of a process approach when developing, implementing and improving the effectiveness of a quality management system designed to enhance customer satisfaction. It includes obtaining the results of process performance and effectiveness, and continual improvement of processes based on objective measurement.
- ISO 27001:2005, a rigorous certification for information security management, defines the information security controls and other forms of risk treatment required to prevent and defend against potential data system vulnerabilities. The certification ensures that the information security controls continue to meet security needs on an ongoing basis.
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Now Available! Lapel Pins, Embroidered Patches & Patient Information Brochures for Accredited Facilities
JUNE 2013 | Show the patients and communities you serve your dedication to quality patient care! The IAC offers accredited facilities the following new optional products, now available for purchase. Place your order directly from your Online Accreditation account.
- Patient Information Brochures & Holder ($25)
Great for your lobby or
waiting area, use this display to educate
your patients on your commitment to
quality care. This attractive set features one
pack (250-ct) of preprinted brochures, and
a clear acrylic brochure holder bearing the
IAC logo and mission, Improving health care
through accreditation. Holder measures
4.25” w x 7.25” h x 2.5” d. Please note:
Brochures are modality-specific. A sample
brochure is included as part
of the certificate package.
- Embroidered Patch ($7 each, 2 or more are $5 each)
Perfect for displaying your
achievement on your lab coat or uniform.
This round, 2.5” IAC embroidered patch
makes a strong statement with a white
background, brown and green logo, brown
edge and comes with an iron-on backing.
Outer circle reads “Member of Accredited
Facility,” ensuring that it can be worn proudly
by all staff members. Please note: Patches
are modality-specific. One (1) complimentary
patch is included as part of the certificate
package (Effective June 1, 2013).
- Lapel Pin ($10 each, 2 or more are $7 each)
Celebrate your facility’s
achievement with the IAC lapel pin. This 1” jewelry-quality pin is die struck with stamped
soft enamel, plated in real gold and has a
butterfly clutch backing. Outer circle reads “Member of Accredited Facility,” ensuring that
it can be worn proudly by all staff members. Please note: Lapel pins are modality-specific.
One (1) complimentary pin is included
as part of the certificate package. (Effective June 1, 2013)
Note: If you have not previously accessed Online Accreditation, you will not be able to order these items online. Only administrators of the
Online Accreditation account have the appropriate credentials to login and order these items.
If you do not have access to Online Accreditation but wish to place an order, please e-mail email@example.com and we will e-mail
you an order form to mail in.
Minnesota Facilities, Hospitals Furnishing
ADI Services Must Be Accredited By 8/1/2013
IAC Designated As An Approved Accrediting Organization
MAY 1, 2013 | Effective August 1, 2013, Minnesota facilities and hospitals that furnish advanced diagnostic imaging (ADI) services [inclusive of Nuclear/PET, MRI and CT] must be accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in order to receive reimbursement.
Without accreditation through one of the approved organizations by August 1, 2013, your facility and/or hospital will not receive reimbursement. The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) has been designated as an approved accrediting organization.
To view the official chaptered version of the Minnesota Bill 2276, click here. Or you can view this and other active policies on the IAC Nuclear/PET website (intersocietal.org/nuclear) by selecting Reimbursement > Payment Policies in the green menu bar at the top.
IAC Announces Proposal Acceptance for
2013 Research Award Program and Broadens Eligibility
FEBRUARY 15, 2013 | With the objective of funding innovative and meritorious research relevant to facility accreditation, the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) Research Committee invites IAC sponsoring organizations and their members, government agencies, health care insurers, academic institutions and other
nonprofit organizations to submit proposals regarding accreditation and quality improvement for the 2013 IAC Research Award Program. Read more»
Changes to the IAC Nuclear/PET Board of Directors
FEBRUARY 15, 2013 | The IAC is pleased to announce the following changes to the IAC Nuclear/PET Board of Directors.
NEW OFFICERS ELECTED
Benjamin McCallister, Jr., MD, President
Scott D. Jerome, DO, FACC, FASNC, President-Elect
Robert J. Gropler, MD, Immediate Past-President
NEW BOARD MEMBERS
The IAC is pleased to welcome new board member Leonie Gordon, M.B., Ch.B representing the American College of Nuclear Physicians (ACNP)
IN RECOGNITION AND THANKS
The IAC also long time board member Sue Abreu, MD, FACNM, who finished her term.
For complete details on the IAC Nuclear/PET Board of Directors, please visit www.intersocietal.org/nuclear/main/who_we_are.htm.
Updates to Online Accreditation Allow Facilities to View Financial Details, Order Promotional Items
JANUARY 15, 2013 | The IAC has released several new enhancements to the Online Accreditation application that will significantly assist facilities with accessing their financial details.
- Purchase Extras - Once granted accreditation, facilities can now order additional items (certificates, door clings, certificate plaques) for their facility electronically.
- Transaction History - Facilities can now view past and pending financial transactions with IAC including the ability to view and print receipts.
- Follow Up Payment - This allows users to submit a new payment or modify a payment that was not accepted.
The IAC will continue to make enhancements to Online Accreditation to make the process as simple as possible. Stay tuned for more updates!
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