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Middle east forum on quality and safety in healthcare announces partner engagement

DOHA, 20 April, 2017 

The annual Middle East Forum supports the worldwide movement to improve quality and safety in healthcare and will host healthcare improvement experts and innovators from around the globe during the three day conference from May 5 to 7 2017.

The Ministry of Public Health, Primary Health Care Corporation, Sidra Medical and Research Center, World Innovation Summit for Health, and Qatar Biobank will be participating in this year’s event, showcasing their own programs and initiatives designed to raise quality and safety standards in Qatar.

“We look forward to sharing our work and that of our partners on this international stage designed to promote learning from others who are also involved in actively shaping the future of healthcare improvement,” said Mr. Nasser Al Noaimi, Deputy Chief Quality Officer and Director of the Center for Patient Experience and Staff Engagement at HMC.

The Knowledge Zone is another key attraction that is a regular feature at this event; it is an exhibition area featuring partner exhibition booths, interactive and entertaining learning activities and the highly popular quality improvement poster exhibition.

Mr. Ali Al Khater, Chief Communications Officer at Hamad Medical Corporation explained: “The value of this event is not just the academic segment but also the informal networking and fun learning opportunities that are offered through the Knowledge Zone exhibition area.

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“What makes this event so special is that it brings international best practice and standards to a local arena, allowing many healthcare professionals, who might not be able to travel overseas, to attend an international conference of this caliber,” he added.

This event has been approved as a category 1 learning activity as per the criteria set out by Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners, which is responsible for regulating all healthcare practitioners working in both the government and private healthcare sector in the state of Qatar. Doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals attending the Middle East Forum are eligible to earn up to 14.5 continuing professional development (CPD) credit hours, which are recognized internationally.

Prospective participants can visit www.ihimeforum.hamad.qa for more information on conference sessions. In addition to the online registration site, the event organizers have arranged registration and payment centers located in various HMC hospitals. A convenient payment and registration center will also open shortly inside Bayt Al Dhiyafah, located in Hamad bin Khalifa Medical City. Further details are available on the website.

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About Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC)
HMC has been the principal public healthcare provider in the state of Qatar for over three decades and is dedicated to delivering the safest, most effective and compassionate care to all patients.

HMC manages nine hospitals, incorporating six specialist hospitals and three community hospitals.  HMC also manages the National Ambulance Service as well as home and residential care, all accredited by Joint Commission International. While HMC continues to upgrade its facilities and services, it has also embarked on an ambitious expansion program, targeting the areas of need in our community.

HMC is leading the development of the region’s first academic health system and is committed to building a legacy of healthcare expertise in Qatar. We collaborate with partners who are key experts in Qatar and beyond, including Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Partners Healthcare, Boston.

We are also the first hospital system in the Middle East to achieve institutional accreditation from the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education – International (ACGME-I), which demonstrates excellence in the way medical graduates are trained through residency, internship and fellowship programs.

For more information please visit: www.hamad.qa  or contact Noimot Olayiwola, Media Project Manager Tel: (00974) 44390945; Mobile: (00974) 55568709; Email: [email protected]  

About Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
IHI is a leading innovator in health and health care improvement worldwide. For more than 25 years, we have partnered with an ever-growing community of visionaries, leaders, and front-line practitioners around the globe to spark bold, inventive ways to improve the health of individuals and populations. Recognized as an innovator, convener, trustworthy partner, and driver of results, we are the first place to turn for expertise, help, and encouragement for anyone, anywhere who wants to change health and health care profoundly for the better. An independent not-for-profit organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, IHI mobilizes teams, organizations, and nations to envision and achieve a better health and health care future. Learn more at www.ihi.org

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