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Quality initiatives: measuring and managing the procedural competency of radiologists.
Radiographics. 2011 Sep-Oct; 31(5):1477-88.R

Abstract

Many regulatory and oversight groups require that the professional performance of radiologists be evaluated on an ongoing basis. Although the diagnostic accuracy of radiologists is routinely measured at most institutions by means of peer review processes, systems for evaluating procedural competency are not widely available. Consequently, technical skills are seldom, if ever, evaluated or managed. The key elements of a system for evaluating procedural competency include the following: (a) clear definition of all elements of a transparent evaluation process; (b) definition of standards for training and credentialing and options for maintenance of competency certification in interventional procedures; (c) collection and analysis of process and outcomes metrics; (d) multisource feedback on procedural, patient care, and safety skills; and (e) an effective, anonymous process for managing radiologists in whom deficiencies are identified. Although no ideal system for evaluating procedural competency currently exists, inclusion of these elements goes a long way toward facilitating the introduction of a simple process for providing appropriate feedback to procedural radiologists, acknowledging excellence, and identifying and managing deficiencies if they occur.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA. mishall@rad.hfh.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21719719

Citation

Mendiratta-Lala, Mishal, et al. "Quality Initiatives: Measuring and Managing the Procedural Competency of Radiologists." Radiographics : a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc, vol. 31, no. 5, 2011, pp. 1477-88.
Mendiratta-Lala M, Eisenberg RL, Steele JR, et al. Quality initiatives: measuring and managing the procedural competency of radiologists. Radiographics. 2011;31(5):1477-88.
Mendiratta-Lala, M., Eisenberg, R. L., Steele, J. R., Boiselle, P. M., & Kruskal, J. B. (2011). Quality initiatives: measuring and managing the procedural competency of radiologists. Radiographics : a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc, 31(5), 1477-88. https://doi.org/10.1148/rg.315105242
Mendiratta-Lala M, et al. Quality Initiatives: Measuring and Managing the Procedural Competency of Radiologists. Radiographics. 2011 Sep-Oct;31(5):1477-88. PubMed PMID: 21719719.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Quality initiatives: measuring and managing the procedural competency of radiologists. AU - Mendiratta-Lala,Mishal, AU - Eisenberg,Ronald L, AU - Steele,Joseph R, AU - Boiselle,Phillip M, AU - Kruskal,Jonathan B, Y1 - 2011/06/30/ PY - 2011/7/2/entrez PY - 2011/7/2/pubmed PY - 2012/1/21/medline SP - 1477 EP - 88 JF - Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc JO - Radiographics VL - 31 IS - 5 N2 - Many regulatory and oversight groups require that the professional performance of radiologists be evaluated on an ongoing basis. Although the diagnostic accuracy of radiologists is routinely measured at most institutions by means of peer review processes, systems for evaluating procedural competency are not widely available. Consequently, technical skills are seldom, if ever, evaluated or managed. The key elements of a system for evaluating procedural competency include the following: (a) clear definition of all elements of a transparent evaluation process; (b) definition of standards for training and credentialing and options for maintenance of competency certification in interventional procedures; (c) collection and analysis of process and outcomes metrics; (d) multisource feedback on procedural, patient care, and safety skills; and (e) an effective, anonymous process for managing radiologists in whom deficiencies are identified. Although no ideal system for evaluating procedural competency currently exists, inclusion of these elements goes a long way toward facilitating the introduction of a simple process for providing appropriate feedback to procedural radiologists, acknowledging excellence, and identifying and managing deficiencies if they occur. SN - 1527-1323 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21719719/Quality_initiatives:_measuring_and_managing_the_procedural_competency_of_radiologists_ L2 - https://pubs.rsna.org/doi/10.1148/rg.315105242?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -