Performance-based assessment of radiology faculty: a practical plan to promote improvement and meet JCAHO standards

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2005 May;184(5):1398-401. doi: 10.2214/ajr.184.5.01841398.


Objective: The objective of this article is to describe the process of implementing a program for performance-based assessment of clinical faculty.

Conclusion: A performance-based assessment of clinical faculty program facilitated quality improvements in our department, improved communication concerning our reappointment process, and was well received by faculty. The presence of measures on a scorecard stresses what is important for clinical care and facilitates process improvement in these areas. Having practitioner-specific data compiled in an organized fashion helps meet the standards of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Competence*
  • Employee Performance Appraisal*
  • Forms and Records Control
  • Humans
  • Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations*
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care / organization & administration*
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care / standards
  • Radiology Department, Hospital / standards*
  • United States