The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) is a nonprofit, nationally recognized accrediting organization. The IAC was founded by medical professionals to advance appropriate utilization, standardization and quality of diagnostic imaging and intervention-based procedures. The IAC programs for accreditation are dedicated to quality improvement and patient safety and all support one common company mission: Improving health care through accreditation®. Since its inception in 1991, the IAC has granted accreditation to more than 14,000 sites.
History of the IAC
The IAC incorporated all of its divisions into one organization in 2008. However, its history actually began over 30 years ago with the inception of IAC Vascular Testing (formerly ICAVL) accreditation.
Since 1991, IAC continues its path of developing standards and methods for the evaluation of the quality of care delivered. Holding true to its original company mission, IAC’s scope continues to grow. IAC has further expanded to provide similar peer review processes for multiple imaging modalities within the medical community:
- Echocardiography (launched in 1996)
- Nuclear/PET (launched in 1997)
- MRI (launched in 2000)
- CT (launched in 2006)
Then in 2010, IAC began to expand its scope of accreditation from imaging to include intervention-based accreditation programs:
- Vein Center & Vascular Interventional (launched in 2013)
- Cardiac Electrophysiology (launched in 2016)
- Cardiovascular Catheterization (launched in 2017)
Presently, IAC continues to grow and experience success through the multi-specialty, intersocietal collaboration of a vast array of physicians, technologists, sonographers, physicists and numerous other medical professionals. These individuals represent more than 40 medical specialties that serve as sponsoring organizations, contributing to IAC’s multi-stakeholder efforts.