The IASIOS accreditation path is a multi-stage process, with three distinctive phases. Upon formal registration, an applicant facility will receive the status of IASIOS Enrolled Centre while it prepares for accreditation. If its application has been assessed positively, the facility will receive the IASIOS Accredited Centre status. Lastly, a facility may achieve the prestigious status of IASIOS Centre of Excellence if it can prove compliance with the extended requirements outlined in the application documents. The IASIOS fee structure allows for membership-based participation, whereby applicant facilities can remain enrolled into the system as long as necessary while working towards accreditation.
In Spring 2018, IASIOS is launching its first round of accreditations for selected hospitals only. During the pilot phase of the project, all fine-tuning and adjustment actions will be finalised to bring forward a unique and far-reaching accreditation programme in the field of IO. The formal launch of IASIOS for all hospitals is planned for 2019.
IASIOS Enrolled Centre
The Enrolled Centre seal is awarded when a facility registers with the IASIOS. It represents the facilities’ dedication to providing high quality IO care and indicates that they are in the process of seeking IASIOS accreditation.
IASIOS Accredited Centre
The Accredited Centre seal is a testament to the high standard of IO care provided by a facility, in accordance with the CIRSE Standards of Quality Assurance in Interventional Oncology. This seal is awarded if a facility is compliant with all the core requirements listed on the IASIOS application form.
IASIOS Centre of Excellence
The Centre of Excellence seal represents the highest level of accreditation offered by IASIOS. It can only be awarded if a facility is compliant with all the core and extended requirements listed on the application form and has been an IASIOS Accredited Centre for a minimum of four years.