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Echocardiography Lab Earns Accreditation

An IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Release

MUNCIE - Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital Echocardiography Laboratory has been awarded accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in the Adult Transthoracic area of Echocardiography.

Accreditation by the IAC means that IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Echocardiography Laboratory has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care, in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process including detailed case study review.

IAC accreditation is a "seal of approval" that patients can rely on as an indication that the facility has been carefully critiqued on all aspects of its operation as well as the submission of actual case studies for review. The case studies are crucial in determining the facility's compliance with the standards, and are the basis for judgment of the quality of work that facilities perform..

IAC accreditation is widely respected within the medical community, as illustrated by the support of the national medical societies related to Echocardiography, which include physicians, technologists and medical physicists.
 

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