About Us

About Us2018-10-30T10:45:09+00:00

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has designated RadSite as an official accrediting body for diagnostic imaging. RadSite is the most innovative and cost-effective choice for accreditation—with dynamic solutions that can take you into the future of healthcare.

A Trusted Partner—

With a Track Record of Proven Quality.

2005

In 2005, RadSite began its assessment program to promote quality and reduce the cost of diagnostic imaging.

2013

In 2013, after rigorous demonstration of its commitment to quality standards, RadSite was designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) as the newest accrediting organization under the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA).

Expert Leadership

Garry Carneal, JD, MA

CEO

Garry Carneal, JD, MA, is a leading expert in healthcare. He has researched, written, and published extensively on quality, medical management, information technology, and regulatory trends. He has an established track record in helping trade associations, accreditation organizations, and other health-related businesses scale-up nationally. During his career, Mr. Carneal has brought to market over 20 accreditation programs that have been recognized by 45 states and three federal agencies.

In addition to being founder and CEO of Schooner Strategies, a healthcare-focused consulting firm, Mr. Carneal serves as the senior policy advisor to The Kennedy Forum as well as chair of the RadSite Advisory Board. He also serves on the Preventing Colorectal Cancer board and on several committees for the Case Management Society of America.

Mr. Carneal received an undergraduate degree from Washington & Lee University, a master’s degree from Yale University, and a law degree from the University of Virginia.

Eliot Siegel, MD

Chair of Standards Committee

Dr. Siegel is an internationally recognized radiologist who serves as professor and vice chair at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, as well as chief of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine for the Veterans Affairs Maryland Healthcare System, both in Baltimore, MD.

As Chair of the RadSite Standards Committee, Dr. Siegel helps oversee and promote the integrity of all quality-based programs and research initiatives for RadSite. He also provides guidance for RadSite’s accreditation programs and internal quality improvement initiatives.

Dr. Siegel has written more than 200 articles and book chapters about PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication Systems) and digital imaging, and has edited six books on the subject, including Filmless Radiology and Security Issues in the Digital Medical Enterprise. He has presented more than 1,000 times worldwide on a broad range of topics involving the use of computers in medicine. He was named Researcher of the Year, Educator of the Year, and received multiple awards for innovation, including the Smithsonian Award.

Bruce Reiner, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Reiner is a nationally respected expert in clinical radiology. He is known for his research, publications, and inventions. His experience spans more than 30 years and includes academic, government, and private practice settings. This diversity in practice served as a catalyst for his research on the pragmatic challenges facing the practice of radiology, as well as existing clinical and technical deficiencies. To date, he has published more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals.

In addition to his academic and research pursuits, Dr. Reiner has several medical patents to his credit, focusing on the areas of medical quality, safety, data mining, reporting, and communication. He has also consulted for numerous medical imaging and information systems organizations with an aim at creating innovative technologies focused on data-driven quality and safety improvements.

As a patient advocate, Dr. Reiner remains focused on helping to create quality and safety standards in industry and practice – to enhance clinical outcomes, patient education, and healthcare economics.

Phillip W. Patton, PhD, CHP, DABR, DABSNM

Chief Physics Officer

Dr. Patton received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Augusta College in 1990 and a Masters of Science in Nuclear Physics from the University of Georgia in 1993.  He then proceeded on to the University of Florida where I earned a second Masters degree, this time in Health Physics, Medical Physics Option in 1998, and a PhD in Medical Health Physics in 2000.  He is a Certified Health Physicist (2006), a Diplomat of the American Board of Radiology, and a Licensed Medical Physicist in the states of Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Florida.  His research involves modeling and exploring improved methods of imaging. He was an Associate Professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas from 2000 – June 2011, where he was the program director for both the medical physics and health physics programs. Prior to leaving, he orchestrated the health physics program completing ABET accreditation and the medical physics program completing CAMPEP accreditation.  In 2005, along with Joseph Howley, he started LBT Diagnostic Radiation Physics Consulting, Ltd, which specializes in medical physics consulting for imaging centers and hospital groups. He is currently the Lead Diagnostic Physicist for Orlando Health in Orlando, Florida. Orlando Health consists of eight hospitals in the central Florida area.

Mark Casner, FACHE

Chair of Accreditation Committee

Mr. Casner has nearly forty years in healthcare, public and private, big and small including thirteen years in medical imaging with roles including: Radiologix (now Radnet) for eight years as SVP of Operations, DMS Imaging as President and COO, and Digirad as CEO and Director.

Mr. Casner currently serves on the Advisory Board of Brain Bio, a company that developed a portable PET scanner for the diagnosis of Alzheimers.  For the past ten years Marc has been involved in the field of Anesthesiology including serving as the CEO of Aisthesis for six years.  The past two years Marc has served as the CEO of Providence Anesthesiology Associates in Charlotte.

Mr. Casner received an undergraduate degree from Miami University of Ohio, a masters degree from University of Maryland, a MBA from Marymount University, and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Craig Hughes

Director of Sales

Julie Irons, HIA, HCSA

Manager of Accreditation

As manager of accreditation, Ms. Irons manages all aspects of the applicant’s experience from initial contact to application set up, review and the awarding of the accreditation.  Ms. Irons also manages RadSite’s Accreditation Committee that oversees the review and approval of all MAP applicants.  Ms. Irons came to RadSite with 15 years of experience as an account and education manager at URAC, a nationally recognized healthcare accrediting body.

Ms. Irons earned the Health Insurance Associate (HIA) and the Healthcare Customer Service Associate (HCSA) credentials through the America’s Health Insurance  Plan (AHIP) Insurance Education programs.

Brooke Incontrera

Marketing Communications Manager

RadSite’s MIPPA Accreditation Program (MAP) is a detailed process for ADI imaging modalities and requires thorough documentation and verification of facilities and licensure.

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What’s Next?

Can accreditation be real-time? Can it be value-based? What about a performance dashboard? These are the questions now surfacing, and CMS is actively seeking ideas on making standards more meaningful.

RadSite has the experience and the forward-thinking strategy to drive these kinds of innovations. Our position papers, our contributions to governing bodies, our advocacy and outreach—these efforts distinguish RadSite as a thought-leader in the industry. It’s accreditation reinvented.

To learn more about RadSite’s innovations in quality and accreditation services, contact us.

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