SPRING, TX. September 20, 2006 As technology continues to improve advanced medical diagnostics, NightForce Radiology today announced they have completed certification by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization's national standards for health care quality and safety, earning the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval. NightForce Radiology is a leader in teleradiology services, providing on demand, remote access to radiological experts around the clock and improving patient care.
"Many hospitals in rural America do not have 24-hour access to radiologists," said Dr. Powell, NightForce Radiology. "By remotely transmitting radiological data, physicians can consult with remote radiologists within minutes and patient care can begin immediately. NightForce extends a hospital's radiology staff, allowing them to address spiraling healthcare expenditures with secure, scalable, and cost effective means to effectively treat patients."
NightForce supports hospitals and medical practices with on demand radiological services. There are no minimum fee requirements, and charges are only incurred based the number of studies interpreted. This allows facilities to gain access to advanced healthcare diagnostics on an as-needed basis, enabling facilities to better manage costs and tap into advanced specialties such as radiology, while improving patient care.
Teleradiology is an emerging area of healthcare that allows rural hospitals access to radiologists for diagnostics. Utilizing advanced digital technologies, remote radiologists are available 24 x 7 to interpret patient radiological scans, providing quicker diagnosis, improving patient care and increasing patient capacity.
NightForce radiologists are graduates of US medical schools and ACGME accredited residency programs and are certified by The American Board of Radiology. The company provides HIPAA-compliant healthcare diagnostics with peer-reviewed reports available to diagnosing physicians 24 hours a day in just a half an hour.
Achieving JCAHO accreditation demonstrates NightForce's commitment to quality customer care. The voluntarily process of certification provides an independent evaluation of compliance with stringent performance standards. As a not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission is the predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in US health care. For more on information on the Joint Commission please visit their web site at www.jcaho.org.
NightForce was launched in January 2006 as part of Horizon Radiology Group, a leader in providing on-call teleradiology coverage since 1997. For more information, please visit http://www.nightforceradiology.com/.
Owned and operated by the American Board of Radiology-certified radiologists, NightForce offers hospitals and radiology teams access to an experienced team of professionals who quickly address patient care 24 x 7, 365 days per year. NightForce Radiology provides a HIPAA-compliant service that extends quality patient care all over the US.