News | Cath Lab | January 25, 2018

IAC Releases Cardiovascular Catheterization Accreditation Program

"IAC Standards and Guidelines for Cardiovascular Catheterization Accreditation" provides facility accreditation specific to cardiovascular catheterization procedures

IAC Releases Cardiovascular Catheterization Accreditation Program

January 25, 2018 – The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) announced the release of its Cardiovascular Catheterization accreditation program. Facilities now have the ability to access the published “IAC Standards and Guidelines for Cardiovascular Catheterization Accreditation” and submit applications for accreditation.

Demonstrated by the support of sponsoring organizations – Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionals (ACVP), Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) – IAC Cardiovascular Catheterization is designed to accredit facilities that perform cardiovascular catheterization procedures by ensuring that the facility meets quality benchmarks based on published clinical guidelines, best practices and outcomes.

The IAC provides facility accreditation specific to cardiovascular catheterization procedures in the following areas:

  • Adult Diagnostic Catheterization
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)
  • Valve Interventions
  • Structural Heart Interventions
  • Complex Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD)
  • Pediatric Cardiovascular Catheterization
  • Standards Now Available

In releasing a new program for cardiovascular catheterization accreditation, the IAC continues its commitment to quality by offering a program that balances the changing needs of both the cardiovascular catheterization community and the general public by influencing the quality of patient care provided. The “IAC Standards and Guidelines for Cardiovascular Catheterization Accreditation” are the most important component.

Serving as the basis for the accreditation program, the standards are an extensive document defining the minimal requirements for cardiovascular catheterization facilities to provide quality care. The standards are used by facilities as both a guideline and the foundation to create and achieve realistic quality care goals.

Application Submissions Through Online Accreditation

Cardiovascular catheterization facilities now have access to IAC Online Accreditation for use in preparing and submitting their applications. IAC’s user-friendly, secure online application offers participating facilities the ability for multiple users to conveniently access their application data to complete and submit for review by the IAC.

To view the standards: intersocietal.org/cath/seeking/cath_standards.htm

For more information: iaconlineaccreditation.org/webdriver/AcctAssistance.aspx

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