Reono Bertagnolli, A Medical Group, DBA Rely Radiology
Awarded Ambulatory Care (Telehealth) Accreditation from The Joint Commission
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho, Aug. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/
Reono Bertagnolli, A Medical Group, DBA Rely Radiology has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Ambulatory Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.
Rely Radiology underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review on August 13th and 14th. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with Teleradiology standards across several areas, including emergency management, environment of care, quality assurance, credentialing/privileging of physicians, leadership, and the rights and responsibilities of the individual.
The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess, and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews while at Rely Radiology.
“As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys health care organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care and by working with those organizations to correct them as quickly and sustainably as possible,” said Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, The Joint Commission Chief Operating Officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and Chief Nursing Executive. “We commend Reono Bertagnolli, A Medical Group, DBA Rely Radiology for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and in quality of care.”
“We are elated that our survey was deficiency free and that there were no requirements for improvement recommended. The Rely Team of Dr. Bertagnolli, Ginger Kirk, Lisa Patterson, and Catherine Agbayani have been preparing for this survey for the last 6 months and did a fantastic job,” said Dave Williams, President of Rely Radiology.
“Trident’s mission is to provide high-quality clinical services to patients wherever they are. Our long-standing partnership with Rely Radiology, the leading national provider of teleradiology services whose U.S.-based team of board-certified radiologists and cardiologists specializes in the interpretation of x-rays, ultrasounds, MRIs, and CT Scans, enables us to better serve our customers by reducing cost, increasing efficiencies, and ultimately improving patient outcomes,” said Andrei Soran, CEO, TridentUSA Health Services.
|Rely Radiology, Coeur d’Alene, ID
|TridentUSA Health Services, Sparks, MD
443-662-4101 ext. 76057
For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.
Rely Radiology (www.relyradiology.com), the leading national provider of teleradiology services has a strategic alliance with TridentUSA Health Services, the nation’s largest provider of bedside diagnostic and clinical services company specializing in post-acute care. With net revenues exceeding $450M and more than 5,300 employees serving customers in 36 states, TridentUSA Health Services provides a total clinical services solution serving the post-acute care market, delivering diagnostic services wherever patients are located. Each month, the company deploys experienced medical professionals and leading-edge technology to provide phlebotomy, laboratory, vascular, imaging, and nurse practitioner services to hundreds of thousands of patients nationwide. In 2018, the company launched its streamlined digital order, delivery and tracking technology platform, TridentConnect. (www.tridentusahealth.com)
SOURCE Rely Radiology; TridentUSA Health Services
Consulate Takes Aim at Readmissions with
New Diagnostics, Lab Partnership
By Maggie Flynn | July 9, 2019
The largest skilled nursing provider in Florida moved to bolster its diagnostic capabilities with an eye toward reducing costly hospital readmissions.
Consulate Health Care late last month announced a partnership agreement with TridentUSA Health Services to provide radiology, ultrasound, and laboratory services to Consulate’s senior care facilities across the U.S.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the companies have been business partners for more than a decade, and the agreement formalizes a multi-year preferred provider agreement for Trident to be the primary provider of mobile diagnostic services across the portfolio of 133 Consulate facilities, Trident CEO Andrei Soran told Skilled Nursing News in an e-mail.
“Consulate currently benefits from a bundled package of diagnostic services, including X-ray, ultrasound, and clinical laboratory services,” he said. “As Consulate’s preferred provider, facilities benefit from having a single source for its most important diagnostic services.”
Trident, a mobile health solutions provider that offers diagnostics in 36 states, is also exploring additional services, such as analytics and clinical research as the acuity of patients at the Maitland, Fla.-based Consulate rises, he noted.
By enhancing Consulate’s clinical offerings, the partnership supports the SNF provider’s goal of reducing readmissions, Consulate CEO Chris Bryson said in a statement announcing the partnership.
Improving clinical offerings is top of mind for many providers as the implementation of the new Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) — the overhaul of the Medicare payment system for nursing homes — draws ever closer.
The new structure, which will take effect October 1, is expected to reward SNFs that can care for more medically complex patients — and timely, accurate clinical diagnostics will help Consulate reach desired outcomes more efficiently, Soran said.
The partnership will also help Trident, he noted.
“A primary objective of this partnership is to capitalize on Trident’s investment into its technology platform, developed to deliver services that enhance the turnaround times of results to clinicians to mitigate readmissions,” Soran said. “Our analytics will assist clinicians in determining appropriate clinical pathways, better alternatives, and [provide] access to best practices.”
TridentUSA Health Services and Consulate Health Care
Announce Long-Term Agreement
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TridentUSA Health Services
Jun 28, 2019, 08:00 ET
SPARKS, Md., June 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — TridentUSA Health Services and Consulate Health Care announced a long-term partnership agreement today to extend Trident’s radiology, ultrasound and laboratory services to all 140 of Consulate Health Care’s Senior Care facilities nationwide. The parties have also agreed to collaborate on the development of products and services to help reduce cost, increase efficiencies and ultimately improve patient outcomes.
“As the sixth largest provider in the nation and the largest in the State of Florida, we are constantly striving to bring innovative technologies and compassionate care to the patients we serve. This partnership supports our goal of reducing avoidable acute care readmissions by significantly enhancing our clinical offerings to our patients,” said Chris Bryson, CEO, Consulate Health Care.
“We are combining our efforts as two national leaders in the industry to develop new clinical programs beneficial to the sub-acute and rehabilitative senior services market. Together, we remain focused on providing exceptional patient care, today and in the future,” said Andrei Soran, CEO, TridentUSA Health Services.
Consulate Health Care is a national leading provider of senior healthcare services, specializing in post-acute care offering services ranging from comprehensive short-term rehabilitation and transitional care to Alzheimer’s and dementia care. www.consulatehealthcare.com
With net revenues exceeding $450M and more than 5,300 employees serving customers in 36 states, TridentUSA Health Services (tridentusahealth.com) provides a total clinical services solution serving the post-acute care market, delivering diagnostic services wherever patients are located. Each month, the company deploys experienced medical professionals and leading-edge technology to provide phlebotomy, laboratory, vascular, imaging, and nurse practitioner services to hundreds of thousands of patients nationwide. In 2018, the company launched its streamlined digital order, delivery and tracking technology platform, TridentConnect. TridentUSA Health Services has a strategic alliance with the leading national provider of teleradiology services, Rely Radiology. www.tridentusahealth.com
|TridentUSA Health Services, Sparks, MD
443-662-4101 ext. 76057
|Consulate Health Care, Maitland, FL
SOURCE TridentUSA Health Services
TridentUSA Health Services Enhances Strategic Partnerships,
Adds New Market Segments to Sales Operation.
Appoints Jim Rockenbach to New Chief Sales Officer Position
SPARKS, Md., June 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — TridentUSA Health Services today announced the addition of a new strategic partnership acquisition strategy and diversified market segment sales approach to its sales operation. Under the leadership of Jim Rockenbach, who was appointed to the newly created position of Chief Sales Officer earlier in the year, the company has implemented sales strategies to acquire new customers across all lines of service offerings and to diversify the company into new market opportunities to build longer term recurring revenue.
“TridentUSA Health Services is the only national provider of high-quality clinical services delivered wherever our patients are, by offering a broad portfolio of services by an expert team of medical professionals and supported by innovative and technologically advanced processes,” said Andrei Soran, Chief Executive Officer, TridentUSA Health Services. “In his new role, Jim will lead the sales organization toward implementing sales and partnership initiatives to drive the company’s continued success in our existing market, while also leveraging our technology and mobility platforms to serve new clients in new markets.”
“My goal is to lead our exceptional sales team to a new level in this ever-changing healthcare environment, by delivering a patient-centric approach to our customer and partnership acquisition strategy,” said Rockenbach. “I am delighted to be part of the TridentUSA Health Services team, as we continue to deliver industry-leading service and technology solutions to our customers and patients wherever they are.”
Rockenbach has over thirty years of leadership experience in the health care, pharmacy, software and technology industries, formulating winning sales and partner strategies to maximize business performance. Specifically, his experience in developing effective sales organizations and leadership teams was instrumental in the acquisition of multiple companies by public enterprises.
About TridentUSA Health Services:
With net revenues exceeding $450M and more than 5,600 employees serving customers in 36 states, TridentUSA Health Services(tridentusahealth.com) provides a total clinical services solution serving the post-acute care market, delivering diagnostic services wherever patients are located. Each month, the company deploys experienced medical professionals and leading-edge technology to provide phlebotomy, laboratory, vascular, imaging, and nurse practitioner services to tens of thousands of patients nationwide. In 2018, the company launched its streamlined digital order, delivery and tracking system, TridentConnect. TridentUSA Health Services has a strategic alliance with the leading national provider of teleradiology services, Rely Radiology.
Contact Information: Deborah Shelton
Ph: 443•662•4101 ext. 76057
SOURCE TridentUSA Health Services
Medical Director Changes at Rely Radiology
March 29, 2017
After nearly 8 years with Rely Radiology and after over 50 distinguished years in the field of Radiology Dr. Norman Silverman has announced he will be retiring effective March 31st, 2017. During his time with Rely Radiology Dr. Silverman has brought both respect and professionalism to our organization. His wisdom and knowledge of Radiology has been greatly appreciated by all whom he has work with and he will be greatly missed.
Please join me in wishing Dr. Silverman and his lovely wife Carole best of luck in retirement and many more years enjoying time with his wonderful family and grandchildren.
As Dr. Silverman steps away Dr. Reono Bertagnolli, who has been being groomed over the last year as Associate Medical Director, will be stepping into the role as Medical Director for Rely Radiology.
Dr. Bertagnolli has worked for Rely Radiology for over 10 years. Formerly, he was Chief of Radiology at Winn Army Medical Center, Ft. Stewart, Georgia.
Dr. Bertagnolli earned his medical degree from the University of Vermont, School of Medicine in Burlington. He conducted his internship at Brooke Army Medical center in San Antonio, Texas, and residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiology. Additionally, Dr. Bertagnolli has served 22 years in the US Army and has the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
He is a member of and/or affiliated with the American College of Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America; the American Roentgen Ray Society; and the American Medical Association.
He is authored and coauthored numerous peer reviewed radiology-related scientific papers. He has also presented at numerous national radiology society meetings.
Please join me in welcoming Dr. Bertagnolli into his full time role as Medical Director with Rely Radiology.
David M. Williams
President of Rely Radiology
Rely Receives Gold Seal of Approval from Joint Commission
Rely Radiology today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its nationally recognized standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
Rely underwent a rigorous onsite survey on October 24th. During the review, a team of Joint Commission surveyors with expertise in ambulatory health care, evaluated compliance with ambulatory care standards related to a variety of areas, including coordination of care, monitoring for QA procedures, education and training.
Established in 1975, The Joint Commission’s Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program encourages high-quality patient care in all types of freestanding ambulatory care facilities. Today, the Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program serves 2,100 ambulatory care providers, with more than 8,500 sites of care, which, in turn, serve more than 83 million patient visits annually.
“Joint Commission accreditation provides ambulatory care organizations with the processes contributing to improvements in a variety of areas from the enhancement of staff education to the demonstration of leading practices within the ambulatory setting,” said Michael Kulczycki, M.B.A., CAE, executive director, Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission. “We commend Rely Radiology and its staff for achieving this pinnacle demonstrating a commitment to patient safety and quality. Your passion, dedication and tenacity can ultimately improve patient care. Thank you for your commitment to patient safety and entrusting The Joint Commission to assist you.”
“Rely Radiology is pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added David Williams, President of Rely. “Staff from across the organization continue to work together to develop and implement approaches and strategies that have the potential to improve care for the patients in our community.”
The Joint Commission’s ambulatory health care standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help organizations measure, assess and improve performance.