Rely Radiology Awarded Ambulatory Care Accreditation From the Joint Commission for a Third Consecutive Term

Rely Radiology Awarded Ambulatory Care Accreditation from The Joint Commission

For a third consecutive term, 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. Rely has emerged as an industry leader in teleradiology and telecardiology, and proudly displays the Gold Seal as evidence of its ongoing commitment to providing the highest-quality patient care.

“I am proud of the entire Rely Radiology team and the company’s accreditation,” says Dr. Reono Bertagnolli, Medical Director. “This achievement and seal reflect Rely’s unwavering dedication to provide the highest quality services and to meet or exceed the rigorous standards and expectations set by The Joint Commission on a regular basis.”

To earn re-accreditation, Rely Radiology underwent an arduous, comprehensive review by The Joint Commission. The inspection confirmed the company’s ongoing compliance with Ambulatory Health standards spanning several areas including emergency management, environment of care, quality assurance, credentialing, and leadership.

The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess, and improve performance.

“Rely has been an excellent partner over the years, and their re-accreditation by The Joint Commission validates what TridentCare has come to expect from Rely – cost-effective, timely and high-quality interpretations by some of the finest radiologists and cardiologists in the country,” said Jeff Hooper, COO for TridentCare, a leading national provider of portable diagnostic imaging.

“As a healthcare accreditor, The Joint Commission works with healthcare organizations across care settings to inspire safer and higher quality of care that is more equitable and compassionate,” says Ken Grubbs, DNP, MBA, RN, executive vice president of Accreditation and Certification Operations and chief nursing officer, The Joint Commission. “Through collaborating on innovative solutions and evidence-based resources and tools, The Joint Commission helps drive improvement while maintaining accountability through our leading survey methods and standards. We commend Rely Radiology for its commitment to advance safety, quality, equity, and compassion for all patients.”

For more information about The Joint Commission Accreditation, please visit The Joint Commission website.

About Rely Radiology

Rely Radiology is a leading national provider of teleradiology and telecardiology services, specializing in the interpretation of x-rays, ultrasounds, echocardiograms, MRIs, CT scans, nuclear med scans, and more. Using our proprietary electronic-based software and methods, our images can be shared with medical providers anytime, anywhere – quickly, accurately, and effectively.



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 us in welcoming Dr. Bertagnolli into his full time role as Medical Director, Rely Radiology.




Rely Receives Gold Seal of Approval from Joint Commission

November 1, 2016

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.