The IAC welcomes the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) as a new sponsoring organization of IAC CT. As a sponsoring organization, the AOFAS will provide representation on the IAC CT Board of Directors, enhancing the organization’s multi-specialty efforts to improve patient care. Having the expertise of AOFAS will help ensure to ensure that the Standards and the overall accreditation process meet the needs of the orthopaedic community and provide a foundation to create and achieve realistic quality care goals.
Including orthopaedic specialists in the IAC CT accreditation process helps ensure that the Standards and the overall accreditation process meet the needs of the orthopaedic community and provide a foundation to create and achieve realistic quality care goals.
AOFAS is proud to be the first orthopaedic society to join IAC CT as a sponsoring organization. The IAC’s focus on quality patient care and safety is a natural fit with our mission to improve lives through exceptional orthopaedic foot and ankle care.” – AOFAS President Christopher W. DiGiovanni, MD
The IAC structure follows an intersocietal approach to accreditation, a model built upon uniting all specialties who are stakeholders within a given modality. While the IAC is independent of any one membership organization, collaboration with its sponsoring organizations and radiology and cardiology members-at-large enables the opportunity for each specialty to have input in the accreditation process. This input ranges from the development of the Standards when an accrediting division is formed, through ongoing oversight of the existing accreditation programs by way of periodic revisions to the Standards, the rendering of decisions to facilities applying for accreditation and overall steering of the accreditation programs.
IAC Welcomes Christine Seaworth, MD
Each sponsoring organization appoints representatives to their respective IAC division Board of Directors. AOFAS is represented on the IAC CT Board of Directors by Christine Seaworth, MD. Dr. Seaworth is in private practice in Knoxville, TN specializing in orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery at University Orthopaedic Surgeons. She also holds the position of Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Tennessee Medical Center Knoxville.
“I’m excited to join the IAC CT Board to help continue the excellent work performed by IAC in ensuring proper accreditation in the outpatient setting. With the growing increase of ownership of cone beam CT scans in offices by orthopaedic surgery groups, patient access and convenience of care will be improved while allowing AOFAS surgeons to provide a high level of patient care.” – Christine Seaworth, MD
IAC looks forward to working with the AOFAS members as they participate in the IAC CT accreditation process to demonstrate their commitment to quality patient care.