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Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

Echo Accreditation: 5 Tips for Easier Case Study Selection

Whether you are seeking your first echo accreditation with the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission or getting ready for your re-accreditation, selecting case studies for submission is often one of the most challenging aspects.  We know that day in, and day out, you perform quality studies...
Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

Echo Accreditation Standard Updates

The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission updated the standards and guidelines for Adult Echo accreditation  in July 2017 with a December 1, 2017 effective date.  The main changes to the adult echo standards is the mandate (versus option) to evaluate diastolic function on all studies, and to...
Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

What Nobody Tells You About the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission

Most people dread accreditation!  The paperwork and the time is a drag!  “How do you enjoy this?” is a question I hear often!  I will let you in on a secret.  Accreditation is a lot easier than people know!  In addition, the entire team at IAC (Intersocietal Accreditation Commission) are...
Written by Rhiannon Anderson and Judith Buckland

10 Steps to Building a Nuclear QI Program to Meet ALARA Recommendations

This month we reviewed radiation safety and patient centered nuclear cardiology protocols. To close out our March focus on nuclear cardiology, this week we will review IAC nuclear accreditation requirements for on-going Quality Improvement (QI) and provide easy steps to creating your own...
Written by Judith Buckland, RDCS, FASE, MBA

6 Steps to Meeting New IAC QI Measures

So over the past year we saw a lot of changes regarding the IAC accreditation quality improvement requirements across all modalities. Finally, as the dust settled we were left with a standardized program across the board. We expected the new QI to be difficult and time consuming so it took a...

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