Along with car salesmen and politicians, doctors rank among America’s most mistrusted group of professionals. In fact, according to a recent study, the United States ranked in the bottom ten of countries lowest in public trust of the healthcare system, with just under half of all respondents saying they don’t trust the medical profession.
It’s no wonder then that people hesitate to find a doctor and receive the medical care they need. That’s why organizations like the IAC (Intersocietal Accreditation Commission) exist. Its mission is to develop standards and methods for evaluation of the quality of healthcare delivered. IAC is singularly devoted to improving the quality of medical care through accreditation.
The purpose of the accreditation program, in the words of the IAC, is “to ensure high quality patient care and to promote health care by providing a mechanism to encourage and recognize the provision of quality vascular diagnostic evaluations by a process of accreditation.”
The process includes assessment of every aspect of the daily operation of a practice and the impact on the quality of care provided.
It holds a practice to high levels of accountability by peers and the public and requires applicants not merely to meet but to surpass expectations.
Receiving the honor of accreditation is not a one-time affair. The IAC follows up regularly to be sure a practice is maintaining the quality of care required to claim accreditation.
Random visits to the practice are held on undisclosed dates. A facility may be required to submit an audit that includes any personnel changes, equipment updates, new case studies and more. Deficiency in any area is grounds for accreditation to be revoked.
In addition, the IAC updates its standards to reflect the public’s comments and changes in the healthcare industry, which means it’s incumbent upon us to understand the standards and continue to improve.
Our commitment is to maintain the highest levels of care and professionalism so that we meet and exceed standards no matter when we’re called on, by the IAC and more importantly by our patients.
Accreditation is not something bestowed lightly – or quickly. For us at Vein Specialists of Arizona, the process required a year, during which our processes and protocols were evaluated intensively. We were required to present studies for expert review and essentially to prove that we were providing the excellence in care that the commission and the public expect.
Every part of our staff, from doctors to technicians and support staff met stringent standards for training, education and experience.
What this means for you is that when you visit our vein center you are assured of receiving the highest quality care from dedicated professionals who meet the most rigorous industry standards – in other words, doctors and healthcare professionals you can trust.
When choosing a vein center, IAC certification can mean the difference between an effective, pleasant experience and a poor, unsuccessful one.
Many medical facilities performing ultrasounds are not certified to perform them on the venous system. That can lead to a less accurate diagnosis and even a less effective treatment.
Our facility has a dedicated ultrasonographer and our lab is certified as well. When you visit us, you are assured of receiving quality care from professionals who are dedicated to creating the most pleasant experience possible with the best treatment outcomes.
Why leave your health to the likes of car salesmen and politicians? Let us show you what it’s like to work with trusted professionals. We’ve demonstrated the excellence required to achieve IAC certification. Now let us demonstrate our commitment to providing you with the highest quality care. Contact us to talk about your health needs today.