What is RAD Improve?
RAD Improve is a peer-learning platform for radiologists to learn from near-misses and errors in order to improve clinical performance. It is meant as a non-punitive way for peers to share errors or all kinds, for example, clinical, management, or systemic, and learn from them. This pilot version of the program is being developed using an ACR Innovation Fund Grant awarded to Dr. Jonathan B. Kruskal, Chairman of Radiology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, with input from Dr. Seth Berkowitz.
Why RAD Improve?
To reduce errors in diagnosis and thus to add value to clinical care and patient outcomes.
Who can participate in RAD Improve?
Physicians at all levels of their career can participate. There are two main roles in which you can participate:
- As a submitter: Submit cases, with or without images, using templated forms and provide a brief analysis of the error.
- As a learner: Use submitted cases for self-study, in morbidity and mortality conferences, or for teaching.