DALLAS–Medical City Dallas non-invasive cardiology has been granted a three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in echocardiography in adult stress, adult transesophageal and adult transthoracic care.
Echocardiography is used to assess different areas of the heart and can detect heart disease or signs
of serious conditions. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), more than 2,150 Americans die each day from cardiovascular disease which amounts to about one every 40 seconds.
“This designation is a testament to our non-invasive cardiology team’s ongoing commitment to providing the highest level of patient care in echocardiography,” said Chris Mowan, CEO of Medical City Dallas.
Many factors contribute to an accurate diagnosis based on echocardiography. The training and experience of the sonographer performing the procedure, the type of equipment used and the quality assessment metrics each facility is required to measure, all contribute to a positive patient outcome. IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indicator of consistent quality care and a dedication to continuous improvement.
Accreditation by the IAC means that Medical City Dallas has undergone an intensive application and review process and is found to be compliant with the published standards and demonstrated a commitment to quality patient care in echocardiography. Comprised of a detailed self-evaluation followed by a thorough review by a panel of medical experts, the IAC accreditation process assesses the critical operational and technical components of the applicant facility, including representative case studies and their corresponding final reports.