Quality & Patient Safety

The Department of Radiology is committed to ongoing Quality Improvement and Patient Safety initiatives as outlined below:

 Departmental Physician Directors of Quality

The Department of Radiology has three Physician Directors of Quality. These Quality Directors are actively involved in institution-wide initiatives and for ensuring departmental compliance. They are members of the UF Health Quality and Safety Committee (QPSC) and participate in annual patient safety and quality retreats. They attend monthly Grand Rounds presented by the Quality Office. Our Quality Directors review all departmental patient safety and/or quality concerns and spearhead departmental quality and patient safety initiatives.

Housestaff Quality Committee Members

Housestaff are essential components of all quality and patient safety initiatives – both departmental and institution-wide. Each year, one of the Department of Radiology’s housestaff is elected to the Housestaff Quality Committee. The committee’s primary goal is to involve housestaff in institutional quality and safety improvement initiatives. Housestaff provide a majority of patient care in the hospital so their involvment in quality and patient safety initiatives is paramount to providing excellent patient care.

Patient Safety Reports
The Department of Radiology actively participates in the institution-wide reporting of patient safety improvement opportunities.

Multi-Disciplinary Conferences
The Department of Radiology is an integral component of numerous multi-disciplinary conferences. These conferences enable physicians from various specialties to collectively review, discuss and determine an appropriate course of treatment for patients.

Committee Service
Our attendings are actively involved in numerous committees that encompass Quality and Patient Safety as fundamental missions. Committee Service Overview

Problem Based Quality Improvement (PBQI) Sessions
The Department of Radiology holds a monthly Problem Case Quality Improvement (PBQI) session. During this session, led by Dr Eric Thoburn, Assistant Professor, Abdominal & Cardiac Imaging, problem cases are presented and reviewed. Many of these cases were flagged during the peer review system.


For more information regarding institution-wide initiatives, please access the Sebastian Ferrero Office of Clinical Quality and Patient Safety website.