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The mission of RO-ILS: Radiation Oncology Incident Learning System is to facilitate safer and higher quality care in radiation oncology by providing a mechanism for shared learning in a secure and non-punitive environment. As the only medical specialty society-sponsored incident learning system for radiation oncology, RO-ILS will provide an opportunity for shared learning across all radiation oncology institutions, which is an added value to institutions that may be tracking incidents independently.
This project outlines how participants can use the RO-ILS: Radiation Oncology Incident Learning System towards fulfilling the Part IV Physician Quality Improvement (PQI) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements that have been established by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). To begin, interested participants should download the free template.
This project is based on the ABR’s four-part Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) process for continuous quality improvement. Participants will link two PDSA cycles together to create an action-oriented improvement plan that assesses the effects of their quality improvement strategy. For the purposes of this project, each of the two consecutive PDSA cycles will coincide with two consecutive PQRS reporting period.
Participants are responsible for documenting their project using the outline included in the template. Participants will not submit their partially or fully completed template to ASTRO at any point during their project. Once completed, participants must personally attest to its completion on the myABR website in accordance with the ABR’s MOC requirements. While ASTRO is able to confirm a department's participation in the Ro-ILS, ASTRO will not be collecting, reviewing, or validating individual participant’s projects.
The Radiation Oncology Incident Learning System (RO-ILS) PQI Template is qualified for physicians and physicists by the American Board of Radiology in meeting the criteria for practice quality improvement (PQI), toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification Program. The activity was approved on April 14, 2014, and expires on April 13, 2020.
Please contact the Education Department with any questions about MOC or the PQI template and RO-ILS staff with any questions about the RO-ILS program.