An international Conference on healthcare quality and patient safety, organised by the Accreditation Canada International together with Supreme Council of Health (SCH), commenced in Doha yesterday.
The two-day conference was opened by the Minister of Public Health and Secretary of Supreme Council of Health, H E Abdullah bin Khalid Al Qahtani, at Ritz-Carlton, Doha.
The conference is discussing methods of improving patient safety and health care quality. Participants will share and learn practices from each other.
“The conference will focus on best practices and lessons. It will look into ways to enhance quality of healthcare safety of patients,” the Minister said. “Hope this conference will help build best patient care practices in Qatar and GCC,” he added.
Douglas George, Canadian Ambassador to Kuwait and Qatar and Marria Barrados, Board Chair of Accreditation Canada International presented a hockey jersey to Al Qahtani, on which Canada’s famous hockey player Sidney Crosby’s number 87 is printed. Professor Lord Baron Darzi of Denham, Head of Surgery and Chairman of Institute of Global Health Innovation Imperial College London, United Kingdom, delivered the keynote speech on ‘A quality framework for health system reform.’
Accreditation Canada International conference has brought 400 executives, administrators and clinicians from 20 countries all around the world to share experiences in interactive workshop-based sessions.
The sessions will focus on real-life situations where individuals present successes and challenges they have encountered in implementing patient safety best practices and improvement strategies through accreditation and quality improvement programmes.
The conference is designed to provide opportunities for active discussion and learning as well as networking within the international communities of healthcare executives, administrators and practitioners
Source : Qatar Chronicle
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