RO-ILS Education

  • Quarterly Data Reports 

    Clarity PSO, with the help from the Radiation Oncology Healthcare Advisory Council (RO-HAC), analyze, interpret and report on data submitted into RO-ILS. 

    Quarterly aggregate reports are posted on the RO-ILS website to facilitate shared learning across the field of radiation oncology. These reports provide insight on patient safety in the form of a summary report card, case reviews and detailed commentary. Below, please find the recent aggregate reports:

    Participating practices receive bi-annual reports with practice-level data. 

    Year in Review

    In honor of the RO-ILS June 2014 launch, an annual report will be published describing the state of the program and highlighting developments and quarterly report findings.

    Tips of the Month

    RO-ILS participants receive monthly emails with tips, suggestions and reminders. Previous tips have included RO-ILS specific information including best practices for tracking trends internally and a guide to utilizing the Analysis Wizard in the RO-ILS portal. Additionally, these tips educate users on the broader scope of patient safety and incident learning including how to write a comprehensive narrative and understanding patient safety work product (PSWP). Below, please find some examples of broadly-applicable Tips of the Month:

    Published Reports 

    "A Report from the First Year of Experience," written by RO-HAC and staff, was published in the September-October 2015 Safety Issues of Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO). To read about the full process from conception to beta testing and finally operation, read the 2015 PRO article.

  • RO-HAC

    The Radiation Oncology Healthcare Advisory Council (RO-HAC) is a group of radiation oncology professionals who provide subject-matter expertise, including helping Clarity PSO analyze, interpret and report on data submitted into RO-ILS. RO-HAC members include radiation oncologists, physicists, dosimetrists and other patient safety experts. Members of RO-HAC receive an honorarium and must sign a contract with Clarity PSO before accessing any data. The RO-HAC operates as part of Clarity PSO's patient safety evaluation system and is not subject to either ASTRO or AAPM review or oversight. 

    ASTRO and AAPM will issue a "call for volunteers" when new members are needed. Interested individuals will need to submit an application and complete ASTRO's Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form. The leadership of ASTRO's Clinical Affairs and Quality Council determine and appoint members to RO-HAC.