Westborough, MA – September 14, 2016 – United Medical Systems (UMS) has been awarded Advanced Lithotripsy & Laser Certifications from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP). Advanced Lithotripsy & Laser Certifications declare UMS has the expertise to administer safe and effective treatments in the areas of Kidney Stone Lithotripsy and Urological Laser procedures.
“Advanced Lithotripsy & Laser certifications demonstrate that United Medical Systems has superior infrastructure and protocols in place and is able to demonstrate a rigorous internal auditing process that enables continuous improvement and excellence in clinical practice,” said Lawrence Haspel, DO Chairman of the Bureau of Healthcare Facilities Accreditation for the HFAP.
The HFAP began certifying Lithotripsy and Laser organizations in 2016 and currently offers the only industry specific certification for these two modalities. In order to achieve the exclusive Advanced Lithotripsy and Laser Certifications, UMS had to meet the following standards:
Advanced Lithotripsy / Laser Certification:
- Organization must have extensive experience in Lithotripsy / Laser
- Effective governance structure in place
- Thorough contract management processes that involve risk assessments
- Program designed by clinicians and technologists with expertise in Lithotripsy / Laser
- Participation in performance measurement and analysis of treatment outcomes
- Have designated and qualified Radiation / Laser Safety Officer (RSO/LSO)
- On-going comprehensive Health and Safety program for all staff
- Conduct internal audits for continuous growth and development
- Staff must meet licensing and educational requirements
“We are proud to achieve these prestigious HFAP Advanced Lithotripsy & Laser Certifications. Our staff has worked tirelessly to achieve these certifications and it reflects our dedication to excellent patient care and service,” said Jorgen Madsen, President and Chief Executive Officer, UMS. “In awarding us Advanced Lithotripsy / Laser Certification, UMS is now setting the industry standard. The HFAP provides us with an opportunity to celebrate the exceptional services we provide to our partners and our dedication to the well-being of our healthcare facilities, physicians and their patients. Even more, HFAP accreditation underscores our earned trust from assurance of education, training and experience that enables physicians at UMS facilities to provide the highest quality of healthcare to patients.”
About the HFAP- website: www.hfap.org.
The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) is a nationally recognized not-for-profit accreditation organization with deeming authority from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Originally created in 1945, HFAP is the oldest accrediting body in the country. The HFAP surveying process and standards benefit from oversight by a wide range of medical professionals, including both allopathic and osteopathic disciplines. The HFAP began certifying Lithotripsy organizations in 2016 and is currently the only accrediting organization offering industry-specific standards for organizations seeking lithotripsy and laser certification.
In 2015, the HFAP was acquired by the Accreditation Association, a family of organizations committed to developing standards to advance and promote patient safety, quality care and value for health care through peer-based accreditation processes, education and research. Accreditation Association organizations include the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), Accreditation Association for Hospitals/Health Systems (AAHHS), AAAHC Institute for Quality Improvement and Acreditas Global.
About United Medical Systems – website: www.ums-usa.com
UMS provides affordable, advanced mobile medical services. Their unique transportable platform offers the appearance of a full-time, in-house program, without incurring the cost and obstacles associated with a fixed program. United Medical Systems pioneered the concept of shared mobile medical services – Lithotripsy and Stereotactic Breast Biopsy – and has become an international leader by partnering with medical facilities ranging from hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and physician offices to medical equipment manufacturers. UMS is an internationally recognized company servicing over 850 facilities across the United States, as well as operating in Canada and South America – Chile and Peru.