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Proposed Changes to IAC Adult Echocardiography Standards Now Open for Public Comment - COMMENT PERIOD NOW CLOSED

APRIL 15, 2015 | In keeping with the IAC's continued commitment to streamlining and simplifying the accreditation process, we are pleased to announce that the public now has the opportunity to comment on proposed changes to the IAC Standards for Adult Echocardiography Accreditation

The Standards are reviewed periodically by the IAC Echocardiography Board of Directors and revised as needed. As a new component to the accreditation process, proposed Standards that have been approved by the Board of Directors are then posted to the IAC website for a 60-day public comment period. These proposed Standards include changes to the current Standards, the removal of current Standards and/or the addition of new Standards

Beginning April 15th, 2015, the public may visit the IAC website at intersocietal.org/iac/comment_period.htm to comment on any of the proposed Standards until June 15th, 2015. In order to provide comments, the IAC Comment Form must be completed and submitted electronically by the provided deadline. 

One of the proposed revisions to the Standards (1.1.1.3A) includes a change to the Medical Director training and experience pathway. To read background on this proposed revision, please visit intersocietal.org/echo/main/pathway.htm.

At the close of the comment period, the IAC Echocardiography Board of Directors will review any submitted comments, consider modifications as needed and vote for final approval of the Standards. Facilities are notified of changes to the published Standards, and the most current version of the Standards can be viewed or printed from the IAC Echocardiography website at intersocietal.org/echo/main/echo_standards.htm.

Proposed Changes to IAC Pediatric Echocardiography Standards Now Open for Public Comment - COMMENT PERIOD NOW CLOSED

MARCH 23, 2015 | In keeping with the IAC's continued commitment to streamlining and simplifying the accreditation process, we are pleased to announce that the public now has the opportunity to comment on proposed changes to the IAC Standards for Pediatric Echocardiography Accreditation.

The Standards are reviewed periodically by the IAC Echocardiography Board of Directors and revised as needed. As a new component to the accreditation process, proposed Standards that have been approved by the Board of Directors are then posted to the IAC website for a 60-day public comment period. These proposed Standards include changes to the current Standards, the removal of current Standards and/or the addition of new Standards.  

Beginning March 23rd, 2015, the public may visit the IAC website at intersocietal.org/iac/comment_period.htm to comment on any of the proposed Standards until June 1st, 2015. In order to provide comments, the IAC Comment Form must be completed and submitted electronically by the provided deadline.

At the close of the comment period, the IAC Echocardiography Board of Directors will review any submitted comments, consider modifications as needed and vote for final approval of the Standards. Facilities are notified of changes to the published Standards, and the most current version of the Standards can be viewed or printed from the IAC Echocardiography website at intersocietal.org/echo/main/echo_standards.htm

IAC Awarded ISO 9001:2008 Management System and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Certifications

JANUARY 15, 2015 | The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) ISO Logoannounced today that it is the first organization to achieve integrated management system certification (9001:2008 and 27001:2013); accredited against ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) and International Accreditation Forum (IAF) standards.

ISO 9001:2008 is process-based, a certification that recognizes organizations that can link business objectives with operating effectiveness. ISO 27001:2013 recognizes organizations that establish and maintain an Information Security Management System (ISMS).

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