The business concept of iRad Consulting came about after Natalie (partner) spent several years working for the state as an x-ray inspector. Each day she would walk into a facility to administer an inspection and then experienced firsthand the concern and confusion many medical professionals were facing while trying to manage the heavy burden of keeping up with complex and ever-changing rules and regulations that come with the responsibility of administering x-ray services for patients.
Regulations, however, are created and applied to services and products that demonstrate a level of risk that, if not properly managed, could adversely impact consumers. X-ray services ARE indeed highly regulated – and they should be.
After each new workday began to prove similar to the previous and having to write so many violations while facility owners and doctors were under stress became increasingly uncomfortable. The pattern was confirmed. More often than not, the combination of broad detailed x-ray rules & regulations with service providers having patient care at the top of their mind created a challenge for many providers to maintain a thorough understanding of these rules they are licensed and obligated to operate under.
While most Radiation Safety Officers try their best to maintain full compliance, a significant percentage were still found to be unprepared and non-compliant when inspections were executed.
That’s when we began discussions about developing a service business that leveraged deep domain knowledge to create robust radiation compliance programs for the benefit of client facilities, employees and clients. The program would ensure facilities are fully prepared and 100% compliant when their facility is due for their inspection cycle.
iRad Consulting provides hands on full implementation of x-ray rules & regulation protocols that clients value as opposed to being given an empty binder with a checklist to figure out how to work through.
iRad Consulting bridges the gap between great doctors focusing on consumer healthcare and the effort necessary for them to maintain a complete understanding and compliance to the hundreds of rules put in place to reduce the health risks tied to the application of radiation services.
– Russell Johnston, DVM
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