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  • June 29, 2017
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IHF Partners: International Society for Quality in Healthcare

 

From accreditation to quality…How can accreditation help to improve quality in health care?

 

Category: Quality of care and patient safety

 
Learning objectives
There are three key objectives

    1. To understand leadership for improvement of quality
    2. To know how to develop a business case for quality
    3. To learn how accreditation can facilitate the achievement of the business case for quality

The learning will be via an interactive process in which the concepts that are presented can be discussed and debated so that the advantages of accreditation can be understood.
 
Summary of the session
The delivery of high quality, safe, effective and person centred care is the underlying aim of most health systems. From a business point of view, the achievement of excellent patient outcomes together with a good experience of care can provide a competitive advantage for a healthcare organisations.
 
The achievement of care that meets all the domains of quality, as defined by the IOM, has been difficult. Usually this is explained as being the result of increased complexity of care, increasing demand and limited resources. Health care executives constantly aim to balance limited resources, the finances and the quality agenda. All systems have had challenges and as we strive to deliver an effective programme for patients, we need to think differently to achieve real quality.
 
This presentation will focus on a few key factors for safe quality care. Leadership for quality requires more than the standard approach to managing health care organisations. It will be argued that leadership needs to go beyond the usual management style and the business case for quality needs to be a reality rather than a hypothesis, often sacrificed for increased throughput.
Accreditation of organisations against a set of internationally agreed standards is a process that can facilitate the journey of an organisation to continual improvement of service delivery and experience. The role of accreditation against a set of standards will discussed. It will be proposed that accreditation can play an important and pivotal part of the improvement programme. Rather than aspiring to the minimum standards of statutory compliance, accreditation provides the framework to achieve high quality care that exceeds statutory requirements.
 
Moderator
 
Peter Lachman
Chief Executive Officer
ISQua
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speakers
 
Peter Lachman
Chief Executive Officer
ISQua
 
Presentation: From Accreditation to Quality… How can accreditation help to improve Quality in Health Care ?
Objectives: There are three key objectives

  • To understand leadership for improvement of quality
  • To know how to develop a business case for quality
  • To learn how accreditation can facilitate the achievement of the business case for quality

The learning will be via an interactive process in which the concepts that are presented can be discussed and debated so that the advantages of accreditation can be understood.
 
Prof. Clifford Hughes
President
ISQua
 
Presentation:From accreditation to quality
Objectives: There are three key objectives

  • To understand leadership for improvement of quality
  • To know how to develop a business case for quality
  • To learn how accreditation can facilitate the achievement of the business case for quality

The learning will be via an interactive process in which the concepts that are presented can be discussed and debated so that the advantages of accreditation can be understood.