Radiosurgery Quality Standards Certification Award
Wednesday Aug 19th 2015
Today we became the first cancer centre in the Asia and Pacific region to receive a Novalis® Certified certification of compliance for quality and patient safety standards in radiosurgery. Alfred Health Radiation Oncology (AHRO) was presented with Novalis Certification after an independent audit by accredited Novalis Certified auditor, Timothy D. Solberg PhD. Through Novalis Certified, patients in Victoria and Australia now have the highest measure of safety and treatment quality when researching radiosurgery options for their cancer treatment.
“At AHRO, we sought an external validation of our processes and systems to identify any potential for improvement or efficiencies and to prove objectively that our program is at the forefront of modern stereotactic radiosurgery practice,” stated Associate Professor Jeremy Millar, Director of AHRO.
Novalis Certified is an independent accreditation program that promotes a very high standard of efficacy and safety for stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) treatments. The Novalis Certified audit includes a review of organisational, personnel, technological and quality assurance requirements.
“Novalis Certified audits, carried out by Novalis Circle accredited auditors, follow the Novalis Standard which focuses on best practice clinical and technical protocols and procedures, robust quality assurance, continual self-assessment and quality improvement, and peer-review, and is based on international standards and publications of various radiation oncology organizations”, commented Timothy D. Solberg, Professor in Medical Physics, University of Pennsylvania and Novalis Circle Expert Group member. “As Asia/Pacific’s first Novalis Certified Center, AHRO joins a group of leading oncology centers from across the globe.”