The main challenge most facilities face with the accreditation process is TIME. Here are a few of the issues many face: “Where do I begin?”, “How do I find time to work on accreditation when my work load remains the same?”, “What’s the best way to get everyone on the same page?”, “I hate paper work!”, “I hate writing policies and procedures!”, “I am not an administrator…I am clinical…why am I stuck with all this paperwork?”, “I feel overwhelmed.”
I am sure these issues resonate with you too, and probably some other challenges that aren’t even listed! Rest assured, we can help.
You spoke, we listened! You need nuclear and echo online CMEs that are quick and easy to obtain, yet contain quality material that is relevant to your daily practice. We have created an online learning platform to provide you with cat 1, AMA Online echo CMEs. CardioServ is thrilled to announce this new resource, allowing you to maintain CME requirements and advance your skills in an easy, accessible and fun way!
Would you like to streamline the echo accreditation process, especially the ongoing quality improvement measures? We have a solution! eCardioServ is an online echo accreditation software program that automates the entire accreditation process for you. Just answer a few simple questions and with the click of a button, you can complete your QI measures, generate quality improvement reports and even create customized policies and procedures! Intended for echo accreditation through the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) (ICAEL)
You don’t need to be organized with an accreditation plan before reaching out! Whatever your situation a quick call will add value to your thought process. Whether accreditation is just a distant goal or you have a structured accreditation program we will provide recommendations to help you.
I had the good fortune to meet Judith a number of years ago when we sought her counsel in assisting with the accreditation of our echo lab. Achieving our accreditation was only the beginning of what has become as extremely valuable relationship that has allowed us to maintain our accreditation and more importantly improved the quality of our echocardiography imaging and reporting and has facilitated our ability to provide outstanding care to our patients. Judith has been instrumental in elevating the overall quality of echocardiography in our community by providing educational experiences and recognizing the importance of achieving high quality noninvasive cardiac imaging. It is without reservation that I can recommend Judith and Cardioserv.
I want to compliment your staff on presenting excellent articles on measuring for echo. It’s some of the best material I’ve seen on the net that is applicable. For years I’ve felt that this kind of material should be presented at the ASE conferences. Most new techs really don’t know the basics well and experienced techs think they know it all. Your presentations are very user friendly and being well received her in Macon, GA where I work with mobile echo. So, congratulations on your excellent work!
At FMC, we are so grateful for the fact that CardioServ is currently in the process of completing FMC’s 3rd re-accreditation and has maintained our ongoing QI program since 2009. CardioServ has kept our medical and clinical staff up-to-date with all QI standards, ensuring that we continuously-remain “audit-ready” and providing optimal patient outcomes. CardioServ’s quarterly staff meetings are enjoyed by all physicians and sonographers with great educational presentations which keep our staff current with the latest practices and interesting case studies. We have enjoyed a long term working relationship with CardioServ. They are truly great to work with, responsive to all our needs and extremely knowledgeable and passionate about all things echo-related!
CardioServ was instrumental in bringing together the many cardiologists at Bethesda Heart Hospital to form a cohesive reading panel group. This allowed them to pursue, attain and maintain national accreditation for the hospital’s echocardiography lab. My private practice partners and I were so impressed with their work that we hired them to be our nuclear laboratory consultants to spearhead our reaccreditation process. CardioServ has my full confidence and highest recommendation.
I’m the Lead of the Echo dept at JFK Medical Center. We have 10 techs total and 36 Cardiologists so I had a huge beast to tackle and this was our first time going through the Accreditation process. After a while of working on it my own literally writing all my own policies and doing documentation myself which I found out later was more than I really needed to do, the CEO finally agreed to purchase AccreditCoach. The hospital would not pay for a full time consultant to do it, but honestly this was better. It’s the easiest way to achieve accreditation.
The software essentially does the work for you. It generates ALL the necessary policies all you have to do is upload just a little bit of information. In addition Consultants are available as an amazing resource for ANY questions I have and always available for guidance. It was so simple and took a gigantic burden off of my back. I had stressed about accreditation every day and when we finally got AccreditCoach and I met with Judith it was literally a breeze to achieve AND I now have the tools, knowledge and this amazing software to continue all of my QI documentation from here on out. I promise you this software will save your life and sanity and is fail proof!
For the main hospital (I am the technical director) we didn’t want to be out of touch with the accreditation process. We value the QA measures and use them to improve our lab, but organizing all of it was a nightmare. The AccreditCoach software is perfect! The software provides great structure and organization so that any lab, especially a big lab can get the most out of their accreditation process. For example: I found writing QI meeting minutes and preparing a power point presentation for our meeting to be the most daunting and time consuming. AccreditCoach takes the QI measures you have inputted and creates the meeting minutes for you. Since the process is laid out so well in the software I have found sonographers and physicians to be more interactive at our meetings. A great product!
I really really enjoyed working with CardioServ from the beginning to the end. The staff was always there for us, working around our schedule to get the job done. What impressed me the most was their dedication and love for what they do. They were such a great support. I appreciate their constant encouragement to continue no matter how hard it was to get all the information together. I don’t think we could have accomplished this in a timely manner with our busy schedule. I have and will continue to recommend them to all who need their accreditation done. THANK YOU for ALL your help.