The means for radiosurgery quality management: Novalis Certified


Timothy Solberg, PhD, of the University of California San Francisco gives an update on Novalis Certified. He begins by highlighting a safety profile assessment survey conducted in the United States about patterns of practice for safety-critical processes in radiation oncology. He goes on to discuss medical errors and their consequences and focuses in specifically on preventable errors in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT). He highlights how Novalis Certified promotes a “just” culture that translates to a safe culture. Solberg then outlines why the independent Novalis Certified program exists: To standardize SRS/SBRT at universally high levels and to prevent SRS/SBRT errors. He outlines what the program does as well as its structure and goals and explains in more detail the certification process.


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Now, I have the great honor of introducing myself. And so, I'm gonna give you an update on the Novalis Certified Program today. How many have you have heard about the Novalis Certified Program? Cool. And as I look around the room, I see at least five sites, five institutions on four continents that I know have been certified. So, that's outstanding, and then I know the rest of you are in the process of working on it. So, I'm gonna try to help you through that a little bit today. Yeah, so I have a few things. I really...

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