• patient safety


    • USF Health is focused on providing the safest care for our patients. To accomplish this goal, we currently employ a robust electronic health records system, known as Epic, to improve patient outcomes. This system allows physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other health professionals to determine the best course of care for each individual patient.

  • strategic goals


    • USF Health is a leader in shaping a future that puts the patient at the center of the health care team. Our academic health center’s collaborative approach to education, research and clinical practice adds value to the compassionate patient care we deliver, combining the strengths and perspectives of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, public health professionals, physical therapists, physician assistants and other health professionals.

  • quality improvements


    • USF Health is a proud health care leader in Florida’s southwest region. We use evidence-based medicine, individualized treatment plans and patient safety mechanisms to ensure that our patients have the best outcomes while lowering their costs. Our health care providers are committed to making life better.

Success is Inevitable When Shared with Hospital Partners

March 13, 2018

Hospital partnerships support USF Health’s teacing mission and clinical programs. These partnerships are important because, “they offer us the ability to make sure that we’re training the right provider of the future and meeting the needs of both our hospital partner and USF Health,” says Richard Sobieray, MHA, MsEd.....


Teamwork is the Future of Health Care

March 13, 2018

The road to high quality and cost-efficient health care is paved with multidisciplinary research and team-based care. USF Health leads the way in this change by prioritizing teaching students how to work better as a team. “If you can combine physicians with nurse practitioners, PharmDs, physical therapists, occupational t.....


The Importance of Genetic Diversity in Pharmacogenomics

April 23, 2018

Pharmacogenomics is the study of how genes affect a person’s response to drugs. The idea is that everyone's genetic makeup is different, so everyone's treatment for a disease should be different. The hurdle comes in the lack of genetic diversity in clinical trials. "We don't truly understand how to treat people of differe.....


Dr. Samuel Wickline, director for USF Health Heart Institute.

To have a heart institute with an academic flavor, with highly qualified researchers funded by the NIH, is going to be a major boost for this area."


Patient and Community Centered Care

April 20, 2018

Teamwork is a Part of the Education at USF Health, with Dr. Terri Ashmeade

Doctors, nurses, pharmacists each go through different medical training programs to get their license, but in the real world, they still have to work together. "Both patient safety and quality improvement require us to work in teams," says Terri Ashmeade, MD, division chief and professor of pediatrics at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. "If we can get our stude.....


March 12, 2018

USF Health Encourages Teamwork, with Dr. Thomas Rutherford

An academic institution, such as USF Health, has the advantage of being a place where teamwork is not only encouraged, but thrives. One benefit of teamwork in health care is, “no matter what one person knows, somebody always can look at the situation from a different point of view and it opens up a whole new world,” says Thomas Rutherford, PhD, MD, professor and divisi.....


September 30, 2016

Technology is Transforming Health Care, with Jay Wolfson, DrPH, JD

Jay Wolfson, DrPH, JD says the role of technology is “one of the most dynamic forces” in health care. Biomedical and information technology is already changing the clinician’s ability to measure and access systems within the body. The availability and access to resources is also effecting the health care transformation. Through the use of big data and technology, Dr......


University of South Florida

Laura Blair, PhD

“If we can understand which states of tau are worse in terms of driving neurotoxicity,” Dr. Blair said, “maybe we can begin to shift tau into a better state so we can help delay disease progression, if not stop it in its tracks."



University of South Florida


Structural Interventional Cardiology, Morsani College of Medicine

I think in an academic center, you have an opportunity to share what you’ve learned and what you’ve seen with trainees, it really forces you to be the best physician, the best teacher you can be."
USF Health: To envision and implement the future of health.

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