Presentation on theme: "Diagnostic Accreditation Program of British Columbia Health Canada Safety Code (HCSC) 35 Vancouver, BC February 13, 2009."— Presentation transcript:
Diagnostic Accreditation Program of British Columbia Health Canada Safety Code (HCSC) 35 Vancouver, BC February 13, 2009
Overview DAP mandate DAP and HCSC 35 DAP facilitating implementation in BC
Diagnostic Accreditation Program (DAP) Mandate Regulatory body responsible for assessing the quality and safety of diagnostic services in British Columbia in both public and privately funded facilities Promoting excellence in diagnostic healthcare Setting accreditation standards, conducting on-site peer review assessments, and continuous monitoring activities Require continuous risk assessment and continuous quality improvement activities Providing education and consultation Standards address patient, public and staff safety
DAP and HCSC 35 The DAP is in general support of HCSC 35 The safety code recognizes digital systems The requirement for additional QC testing Highlights image quality as an essential component in QC testing Clarity of the expectations of those operating and maintaining equipment DAP recognizes the implications for implementation in B.C.
DAP facilitating implementation in BC Gap analysis of existing DAP standards to HCSC 35 Adoption of additional QC requirements Revision of DAP standards will be taking place in 2009 Advisory Committee participation New DAP standards will be issued in early 2010 Surveying to the new standards September 2010
DAP facilitating implementation in BC One of the DAP’s continuous monitoring activities is the Mid Cycle Assessment (MCA) The 2009 MCA will focus on assessing the “state of readiness” of the facility’s implementation of HCSC 35 This is an opportunity to do what we do better- patient care and provider safety