• patient safety

    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

    TEAM-BASED CARE

    • 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

    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.

Nurturing & Mentoring Faculty

May 20, 2019

The mission of the University of South Florida School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences is to demonstrate excellence in movement sciences through interprofessional education, evidence based clinical practice, research and service. The key to successful curriculum starts with nurturing and mentoring the facu.....

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Lifelong Learning

May 20, 2019

  Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM, senior vice president of USF Health and dean of USF Health Morsani College of Medicine is known for saying that by 2020, medical knowledge will double every 73 days, compared with every 20 years when he was a student.  The only way to keep up with this acceleration in medical techn.....

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Academic Medicine

May 20, 2019

What separates USF Health from other multi-specialty practices in the Tampa Bay area is that it is part of an academic medical center, a connection that benefits both patients and the community it serves. Academic medicine means better health care. As the only academic medical center on the west coast of Florida, USF Heal.....

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WATER STREET TAMPA

 
The new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute is staggering in its impact — in terms of academic, research and economic significance,” Charles J. Lockwood, MD, senior vice president for USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine said."

 

Patient and Community Centered Care

May 21, 2019

Current Events: Manikins Versus Cadavers, with Dr. Haru Okuda

  A National Geographic article titled, "Digital Cadavers are Replacing Real Ones but Should They?" compares the pros and cons of simulation technology and cadavers. The article talks about the importance of cadavers for the empathy they teach medical students. "When I trained, I spent a semester with a person who had donated themselves to science and to medici.....

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May 21, 2019

Physician Burnout, with Dr. John T. Sinnott

Burnout has been defined as a long-term, unresolvable job stress that leads to exhaustion and feeling overwhelmed, cynical, detached from the job, and lacking a sense of personal accomplishment. According to Medscape's 2019 survey of more than 15,000 physicians in over 29 specialties, 44% of physicians reported feeling burned out; 11% were colloquially depressed and 4.....

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May 21, 2019

The Advantages of a Medical Home, with Dr. Denise Edwards

An academic medical center like USF Health is home to health care professionals of all specialties. With everything all in one place, it's the perfect medical home for patients. "The idea of having a medical is home is that one person knows all of your information," says Denise Edwards, MD, lead physician for the Pamela Muma Women's Health Center.  If your primary care do.....

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University of South Florida

Liwang Cui, PhD

“International travel is so easy now. Today in Florida — tomorrow in Africa, Asia or South America… A few years ago, no one considered that the Zika virus would reach this country, but now the National Institutes of Health is funding Zika research to avoid further outbreaks,” Dr. Cui said."

 

 

University of South Florida

PERSPECTIVES: Kevin Sneed, PharmD

Senior Associate Vice President, USF Health & Dean, College of Pharmacy

 
Be visionary. Be bold. Be collaborative. Really strive to create true, patient-centered care."
USF Health: To envision and implement the future of health.

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