Break out the can of alphabet soup, because here we go, off into the far reaches of acronym land…
That’s right, the Joint Commission is offering a teleconference / webinar on the 2009 changes to the Environment of Care (EC) standard and what they mean to accredited MRI providers. Never heard of the EC standards before? Well, you’re not alone, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t apply to you. In just a couple weeks, however, you can get the low-down on the new requirements.
On February 19th, Joint Commission Resources (JCR), the education and consulting arm of JCAHO, will offer a web-based teleconference on the EC standard and what it means to MRI providers.
The teleconference will be hosted by yours truly and will lay-out the explicit requirements of the new EC standard, tie these back to the Joint Commission’s own MRI Sentinel Event Alert (#38), reference the ACR Guidance Document and other industry standards, as well as offer thoughts on what surveyors may be asking to see when they show up at accredited providers’ sites.
There is a fee for the teleconference ($249) and, no, I don’t get a ‘cut’ of the revenue. I do get compensated, but I get my year’s supply of Rice-a-Roni whether I’m talking only to myself or if there are 1,000 other people on the call.
The webinar will also include other materials in support of MRI safety.
I hope that the information and materials provided in the webinar will be of use to you and I hope that you are able to join us on the call in a couple weeks.Tobias Gilk, President & MRI Safety Director Mednovus, Inc. Tobias.Gilk@Mednovus.com www.MEDNOVUS.com