About us

The QPSi represents the next phase of the College of Medicine’s commitment to transforming the health care landscape and improving care for patients in Florida and across the nation.

Introduction

The College of Medicine launched an AI-enhanced Quality and Patient Safety Initiative (QPSi) that will lead the nation in driving innovations to improve the quality of health care delivery, reduce preventable harm, advance knowledge regarding health systems operations and patient care and be a resource for workforce development for the state of Florida.


Mission Statement

We pioneer AI-enhanced quality and patient safety innovations to optimize health care delivery and eliminate preventable harm.

Five-Year Vision Statement

We envision a world where AI-enhanced, high-quality health care is accessible to all patients, achieved through the seamless integration of innovations, expertise, and an unwavering commitment to continuous improvement, thereby ensuring unparalleled patient safety and outcomes. 

Value Proposition

Our Patients

Benefit from improved quality and safety of patient care throughout the state of Florida.

Our Hospitals & Health Care Systems

Make more efficient use of resources and reduce health care waste.

Physicians & Nurses

Will develop next-generation data management proficiency and will apply contemporary, AI-augmented quality improvement tools to provide the highest quality care.

The College of Medicine

Will become a national hub for training health care professionals in AI-enhanced quality improvement and patient safety practices adding value to the region and the state.

Board Members

Will be empowered with additional insights and perspectives on quality and patient safety issues that impact the health of all Floridians.

Policymakers

Can better allocate resources within the state and identify the reforms that positively impact the health of Floridians, while reducing costs and waste.

The Community

Has access to better health care – Our workforce will be better trained and nimble in delivering high-quality health care, leading to healthier and happier communities.

Meet the Team

Patrick J Tighe
Department: MD-ANESTHESIOLOGY-GENERAL

Patrick J Tighe M.D., M.S.

Executive Director, Quality And Patient Safety Initiative (QPSi)
Phone: (352) 273-7844
François Modave
Department: MD-ANESTHESIOLOGY-GENERAL

François Modave Ph.D.

Assistant Dean, Quality And Patient Safety Initiative (QPSi), Academy, Training, And Fellowship Programs, Professor Of Artificial Intelligence, Associate Chair For Research, Department Of Anesthesiology
Phone: (352) 273-5388
Nila S Radhakrishnan
Department: MD-HOSPITAL MEDICINE DIVISION

Nila S Radhakrishnan M.D.

Assistant Dean, Quality And Patient Safety Applications (Q-Apps), Quality And Patient Safety Initiative (QPSi)
Phone: (352) 733-1234
Mary Vallianatos
Department: MD-QUALITY & PATIENT SAFETY

Mary Vallianatos M.S., M.P.A.

Director Of Operations And Strategy, Quality And Patient Safety Initiative (QPSi)
Liliana L Bell
Department: MD-QUALITY & PATIENT SAFETY

Liliana L Bell

Assistant Director, Program Management, Quality & Patient Safety Initiative (QPSi)
Phone: (352) 262-2360
Jodian A Blake
Department: MD-QUALITY & PATIENT SAFETY

Jodian A Blake MPH

Assistant Director, Health Care Workforce Development, Quality And Patient Safety Initiative (QPSi)
Phone: (352) 273-7993
Carla Bredehoeft
Department: MD-QUALITY & PATIENT SAFETY

Carla Bredehoeft M.S.

Assistant Director, QPSi System Integration For Data & Strategy Quality & Patient Safety Initiative (QPSi)
Phone: (352) 273-7253
Steph H Daniel
Department: MD-FINANCIAL SERVICES

Steph H Daniel MBA

Manager, Finance
Phone: (352) 265-7672
Wenbin Guo
Department: MD-QUALITY & PATIENT SAFETY

Wenbin Guo

Industrial Engineer, Quality And Patient Safety Initiative (QPSi)
Phone: (352) 273-7500
Shivam Gupta
Department: MD-QUALITY & PATIENT SAFETY

Shivam Gupta M.S.

Application Developer Analyst, Quality And Patient Safety Initiative (QPSi)
Phone: (352) 273-7500
Valerie Holzberger
Department: MD-QUALITY & PATIENT SAFETY

Valerie Holzberger

Project Manager I, Quality And Patient Safety Initiative (QPSi)
Phone: (352) 273-9900
Tanja Magoc
Department: MD-QUALITY & PATIENT SAFETY

Tanja Magoc Ph.D.

AI Engineer, Quality And Patient Safety Initiative (QPSi)
Phone: (352) 000-0000
Paul  Nickerson

Paul Nickerson

Mgr DSS Academic Initiatives
Phone: (352) 745-5255
Ray Opoku
Department: MD-QUALITY & PATIENT SAFETY

Ray Opoku MSc

Data Management Analyst III, Quality And Patient Safety Initiative (QPSi)
Phone: (352) 265-0111
Rulman L Pebe
Department: MD-QUALITY & PATIENT SAFETY

Rulman L Pebe M.S.

Data Management Analyst III, AI/QI Incubator, Quality And Patient Safety Initiative (QPSi)
Phone: (352) 273-7500
Donna Ray
Department: MD-QUALITY & PATIENT SAFETY

Donna Ray

QPSi – Administrative Specialist III
Phone: (352) 000-0000
Damarys Santacoloma
Department: MD-ADVANCEMENT COMMUNICATIONS

Damarys Santacoloma M.S.

Communications Manager, Quality And Patient Safety Initiative (QPSi)
Phone: (352) 265-8010
Ashley B Spink
Department: MD-QUALITY & PATIENT SAFETY

Ashley B Spink

Assistant Director Of Administrative Services, Quality And Patient Safety Initiative (QPSi)
Phone: (352) 273-8280
Ayanna N Williams
Department: MD-QUALITY & PATIENT SAFETY

Ayanna N Williams

Project Manager, Quality And Patient Safety Initiative (QPSi)
Phone: (300) 000-0000
Roy Williams
Department: MD-QUALITY & PATIENT SAFETY

Roy Williams

Biostatistics Analyst III
Phone: (352) 273-6236