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Latest News2021-12-13T15:22:11-05:00

ARDMS Launches the SKILLS App, Supporting Career-long Learning and Assessment for Medical Imaging Professionals

ROCKVILLE, MD, June 16, 2022 – InteleosTM announced today that its council, the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS), introduced the ARDMS SKILLS App to its Registrants and the greater medical community. The SKILLS App seeks to unlock new chances to learn for every user and opens opportunities for Registrants to hone and enhance their knowledge of ultrasound. Available for download in the Apple App and Google Play stores, [...]

June 16th, 2022|Categories: Inteleos News, Press Release|

Inteleos Tackles Global Maternal and Fetal Outcomes Through Ultrasound Proficiency Grand Challenge

Comprehensive ultrasound training and certification programs for low-resource communities aims to lower maternal and fetal mortality rates Rockville, MD, June 14, 2022 - Inteleos™, a non-profit global healthcare certification organization, is working to create partnerships in low-resource communities, where proficient use of ultrasound will improve maternal and fetal health and reduce mortality rates. By 2030, through the Inteleos Ultraound Proficiency Grand Challenge(UPGC) initiative, every user of medical ultrasound in the [...]

June 16th, 2022|Categories: Press Release|

Inteleos Announces Maya Health Alliance as MissionPOCUS Selection for 2022

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Inteleos announced a pilot project with Wuqu' Kawoq | the Maya Health Alliance as the selection of the Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certification Academy's 2022 MissionPOCUS™ project. As the fifth MissionPOCUS project since the initiative's inception in 2018, Inteleos' MissionPOCUS will award the Guatemalan organization a grant to establish an innovative education program aimed to decrease maternal mortality and improve access to care [...]

June 9th, 2022|Categories: Thought Leader|

Using Customization and Innovation to Improve Maternal-Fetal Wellbeing  

Pamela RuizChief Business Development Officer At Global Digital Week 2022, Pamela Ruiz, Chief Business Development Officer at Inteleos, invited organizations to collaborate to advance global healthcare in under-resourced communities   View the Presentation from Global Digital Week 2022   Inteleos' Work As a global nonprofit organization, we provide medical imaging certification across an array of specialties and aim to create transformational change in Global Health by expanding access [...]

May 24th, 2022|Categories: Press Release, Thought Leader|

Inteleos and Dr. Smile Medical Group Celebrate One-Year Strategic Partnership

One Year CHIVA Strategic Partnership Virtual Global Celebration Inteleos and Dr. Smile Medical Group Celebrated One-Year Strategic Partnership and Launch of Global CHIVA Program Organizations Working Together to Advance Standards of Practice for Patients & Providers Around the Globe The Celebration Inteleos and Dr. Smile Medical Group celebrated their one-year strategic partnership to develop a global CHIVA standards, certification, education and training program. With global CHIVA experts representing [...]

May 13th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

OKRs Offer Nonprofits a Better Approach to Goal-Setting Success

By Juan Sanchez The most successful organizations are able to collectively identify and engage around measurable goals. Many of them utilize objectives and key results (OKRs) to achieve these top priorities. OKRs are a goal-setting system first pioneered by Andy Grove at Intel in the mid-1970s and then by Silicon Valley companies, such as Google, during the tech boom to set ambitious, measurable goals and establish ways to tangibly [...]

May 4th, 2022|Categories: Thought Leader|

What Does the Future of Certification Look Like

By Leah Jolly, RVT, Raymond Russell, III, MD, PhD, FACC, MASNC Artificial intelligence and other emerging technological advances may transform health-care certification, potentially improving access to best practice standards, increasing provider engagement, and bolstering collaboration. As we look to the future of medical certifications, we see a space stacked with challenges, possibilities, and the certain ebb and flow of innovative change. With this in mind, let us take a [...]

April 4th, 2022|Categories: Thought Leader|

Inteleos Adds Long-Time Volunteer Trish Turner to its Board of Directors

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Inteleos™, a non-profit global healthcare certification organization, today announced that Trish Turner, BS, RDMS, RVT, has joined its board of directors. Turner most recently served as the Chair of the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS®) Council, which administers examinations and awards credentials in areas of sonography. Turner has been an Inteleos/ARDMS volunteer since 2009 and served as Chair of the [...]

March 23rd, 2022|Categories: Board of Directors, Press Release|

Addressing the MRI and CT Adoption Gap in Cardiovascular Imaging Certification

By Amit R. Patel, MD, FACC, FSCMR, FSCCT While nuclear cardiac imaging and echocardiography have been the mainstays of cardiovascular imaging modalities, MRI and CT offer cardiologists additional diagnostic tools that could improve outcomes in patients with heart disease. For example, advances in coronary CT technology allow for novel analyses such as removal of artifacts related to coronary calcification, detailed coronary plaque characterization, and even dynamic myocardial perfusion analysis. [...]

March 7th, 2022|Categories: Thought Leader|

Understanding the Value of Standardization in the Future of Medicine

Heather Richoux, RDMS, RDCS, Chair, Inteleos Much more than a minimum bar to meet, standardization is our foundation for elevating the level of care and outcomes for all patients. No matter one’s profession, expertise, or experience level in a given field, standardization sets a baseline of knowledge we can all understand. By uniting a community around a set of standards, we find something we all agree upon: a place [...]

January 14th, 2022|Categories: Thought Leader|

Dr. Luciana Young Named Vice Chair of Inteleos Board of Directors

(Rockville, MD, Jan. 13, 2022) Inteleos™, a non-profit global healthcare certification organization, today named pediatric cardiologist Dr. Luciana Young, MD, FASE, FAHA, FACC, as vice chair of its Board of Directors through 2023. An Inteleos volunteer since 2006 and board member since 2012, Dr. Young will work closely with incoming Board Chair Dr. Michael Lilly and CEO/Executive Director Dale R. Cyr to advance Inteleos' mission of upholding the highest standards in healthcare and patient safety. [...]

January 13th, 2022|Categories: Board of Directors, Press Release|

Dr. Michael Lilly elected to Chair of Inteleos Board of Directors

(Rockville, MD, Jan. 12, 2022) Inteleos™, a non-profit healthcare certification organization, today announced Dr. Michael Lilly, MD, RVT, RPVI, has been named as Chairperson of its Board of Directors. A long-time volunteer with Inteleos and its ARDMS Council, Dr. Lilly brings extensive experience in the field of vascular surgery and vascular ultrasound to this role. His term as Chair begins in January 2022 and will run through December 2023. Continue Reading [...]

January 12th, 2022|Categories: Board of Directors, Press Release|

The Democratization of Ultrasound

By Michael Lilly, MD, RPVI, RVT The pandemic has accelerated an already rapid evolution in the use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) across the healthcare industry. While COVID-19 sparked a surge in POCUS usage among emergency room and intensive care settings, the technology was already spreading across most clinical applications thanks to its noninvasive efficacy, speed, economics, and superb safety record. In 2020, the global POCUS devices market generated $2,186.8 [...]

January 11th, 2022|Categories: Thought Leader|

How COVID-19 Has Inspired Changes in Healthcare

December 3, 2021 -- Tricia Turner, RDMS, RVT, David Dawson, MD, RPVI, RVT -- There isn't a person that hasn't been impacted by the pandemic, but what we can do is grow from the challenges we face and share what we've learned along the way. The past year has definitely presented many challenges. There isn't a person that hasn't been impacted by the pandemic. But what we can do [...]

December 15th, 2021|Categories: Thought Leader|

Radiology Technologist vs. Ultrasound Technician: What’s the Difference?

Doctors hardly work alone. They rely on many other professionals to gather information about patients in order to deliver the best care. One of the important tools doctors have when it comes to making diagnoses is medical imagery, and this is where radiology technologists and ultrasound technicians play a vital role. Radiology technologists and ultrasound technicians work in high-touch, high-technology fields with a growing demand and much room for professional [...]

December 4th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

How Medical Certification Supports Health Care Professionals

COVID-19 has been devastating for many, but particularly for frontline health care professionals charged with keeping millions safe. Shockingly, however, thousands of health care professionals have been furloughed during the pandemic. If health care jobs are eliminated or reassigned out of patient care activities during the world’s most devastating medical crisis in 100 years, how can professionals hope to stay employed or relevant? Professionals must position themselves as indispensable [...]

December 4th, 2021|Categories: Thought Leader|

Save the Date! The 2022 POCUS World Conference is Here!

Rockville, MD, December 3, 2021 – The global point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) community of physicians, researchers and healthcare providers, will gather virtually at the 2022 POCUS World conference on September 16-17, 2022 to expand and share their knowledge and experience with POCUS ultrasound. The two-day online event, sponsored by the Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy™ and its governing organization Inteleos™, will feature speakers from around the world to share best practices [...]

December 3rd, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Recap: The 2021 POCUS World Conference

The Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy’s virtual conference is focused on uniting a global community in education and action. Through the 2021 POCUS World Virtual Conference, attendees gained experience in the following: Setting point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) standards through collaboration with the community. Networking with and learning from other POCUS users in the community. Attending hands-on demonstrations of the latest POCUS application. Learning about new technology and techniques to improve access. [...]

November 23rd, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

New Inteleos Survey Suggests Many Enhanced COVID Protocols Are Here to Stay for Medical Practices and Patient Care

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent survey from Inteleos, a non-profit community of certified medical professionals, found that patient care standards improved over the last 18 months due to operational efficiencies implemented during the pandemic. The survey of over 500 medical professionals focused on how COVID-19 impacted the way healthcare practices are managed and operated, and how operational changes made during this time are likely to stay [...]

November 16th, 2021|Categories: Thought Leader|

Miniaturized Ultrasound Technology: Taking Advantage of Accessibility, Not Compromising Quality of Care

June 18, 2021 | Much like other technology devices, medical equipment is getting smaller. Ultrasound machines, for example, are no longer forced to live on carts that are pushed from examination room to examination room. Many can now fit in the palm of your hand and operate through Smart Phones. These “miniaturized” ultrasound devices are having a significant impact on healthcare and creating greater access to this life saving technology [...]

June 18th, 2021|Categories: Thought Leader|

The Alliance for Physician Certification and Advancement Teams Up to Ensure Proper Use of Ultrasound by Physical Therapists

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Inteleos™ today announced that its council, The Alliance for Physician Certifications and Advancement™ (APCA™), has partnered with The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), The Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, and The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). The four organizations have developed a pathway to ensure that APTA's physical therapist members can receive ultrasound training through AIUM and are provided the [...]

June 9th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Patients are Best Served by Medical Professionals Certified by Accredited Organizations

Worldwide, industries based on independent third-party certifications are superior to those that rely on self-regulation because impartial evaluations ensure that certified people, products, or systems have demonstrated their proficiency, quality, or safety. The best certifications demonstrate their adherence to quality standards by undergoing rigorous and routine accreditation review. Impartial standards and assessments assure that the people, products, processes, or systems being certified have demonstrated proficiency, quality, and safety. Certifications are [...]

June 1st, 2021|Categories: Whitepaper|

Inteleos Announces MedGlobal and Global Ultrasound Institute as MissionPOCUS Selection for 2021

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certification Academy under Inteleos announced a pilot project with MedGlobal and the Global Ultrasound Institute as the selection of their MissionPOCUS™ project for 2021. As the fourth MissionPOCUS project since the initiative's inception in 2018, Inteleos' MissionPOCUS will award these organizations a joint grant that will establish an innovative education program to assess the feasibility of training healthcare [...]

May 26th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Inteleos and Dr. Smile Medical Group Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Form Long-term Strategic Partnership

Rockville, MD, Washington D.C. and Shanghai China, Monday, May 17, 2021 –– Inteleos and Shanghai Dr. Smile Medical Technologies Co. Ltd. (Dr. Smile Medical Group) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to form the long-term strategic partnership and initiate a pilot program of global CHIVA standards and certification development. On May 14, over 100 people around the globe gathered to launch the long-term strategic partnership and initiate a [...]

May 18th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Ian Necus Named to Inteleos Board of Directors

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Inteleos™, a non-profit healthcare certification organization, announced today that it has named Ian Necus to its Board of Directors. Necus' addition will bring a new dimension and background to the organization's board to better meet the future demands of healthcare certifications. Continue Reading

April 21st, 2021|Categories: Board of Directors, Press Release|

Multi-Agency Alliance Delivers Comprehensive, Affordable Point-of-Care Ultrasound Solution for Healthcare Professionals

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A new strategic alliance has formed among four experienced providers in the Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) industry: GE Healthcare, 123sonography, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, and the POCUS Certification Academy. These influential POCUS providers have joined forces to create a single streamlined solution to meet the needs of the rapidly growing POCUS community. This first-of-its-kind offering, to be called POCUS Prime, will include ultrasound equipment, [...]

April 8th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Miniaturized Ultrasound Equipment Can Transform Healthcare, But Training Needs to Be Prioritized

Recent technological innovations have “miniaturized” ultrasound devices, and these hand-held devices are having a significant impact on healthcare around the world. And the market is growing. According to research firm Market Data forecast, the global portable ultrasound market was worth $3.91 billion in 2020, and estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7.4% to reach $5.59 billion by 2025. Hand-held ultrasounds are making the technology more readily available to [...]

March 12th, 2021|Categories: Thought Leader|

Diagnostic Uncertainty During COVID-19 Heightens Need for Certified Sonographers Treating Patients

Credentialing leads to higher-quality, more consistent care while improving patient trust. COVID-19 has created uncertainty for medical professionals on the frontline of the pandemic. Disruptions to clinical care abound, from over-filled ICUs to over-stretched healthcare workers, creating an environment ripe for missteps and misdiagnoses. Yet, despite the chaos and constantly changing variables, the quality of patient care is the one thing that should never suffer. Maintaining high standards through [...]

January 8th, 2021|Categories: Thought Leader|

Inteleos and APA Partner to Offer Free Mental Health Resources to All Healthcare Professionals

Rockville, MD, and Washington, DC, January 6, 2021 – Inteleos, a non-profit global healthcare certification organization, and the American Psychological Association (APA), the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, are offering a complimentary three-part mental health webinar series to help healthcare professionals deal with the Coronavirus pandemic. All three webinar recordings include one free American Medical Association (AMA) PRA Category 1 CME Credit™. To [...]

January 6th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

ARDMS Offers Remote Proctoring for Key Sonography Exam

Rockville, MD, December 2, 2020 – The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS), the globally recognized standard in sonography credentialing, announced its first examination to be offered via remote proctoring. The Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (SPI) examination is available remotely, enabling participants to take the test from the security and convenience of a location of their choosing. The SPI exam meets the fundamental physical principles and instrumentation requirements for [...]

December 20th, 2020|Categories: Press Release|

ARDMS Credentials 100,000 Active Sonographers

Rockville, MD, September 30, 2020 – The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS), the internationally recognized standard in sonography credentialing, today announced it has reached an organizational milestone with its 100,000th active credentialed sonographer. ARDMS credentials reflect general diagnostic medical sonography, cardiac sonography, vascular sonography and musculoskeletal sonography. ARDMS credentials empower sonographers around the world to provide exceptional patient care through rigorous assessments and continual learning. ARDMS has been [...]

September 30th, 2020|Categories: Press Release|

Pamela M. Ruiz Named Inteleos Chief Business Development Officer

(Rockville, MD, July 15, 2020) Inteleos, a non-profit global certification organization, is pleased to announce the appointment of Pamela M. Ruiz to the position of Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO). As CBDO, Pamela will lead initiatives and drive mission-related growth around the world with professional medical communities, medical leaders, non-governmental organizations (NGO) and governments to improve patient safety through the assessments of individuals. Pamela will also serve as a member [...]

July 15th, 2020|Categories: Press Release|

Inteleos Names New Members of the Board of Directors

(Rockville, MD, April 29, 2020) Inteleos, a non-profit global certification organization, is pleased to announce that four new members have been elected to the Board of Directors.Lorraine Chisari, RDMS, RVT, an Ultrasound Medical Imaging Manager at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, brings to Inteleos deep knowledge and insights into the practice of sonography and the role ultrasound professionals play in the care of patients. Ms. [...]

April 29th, 2020|Categories: Board of Directors, Press Release|




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