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  • A systematic approach to develop a core set of parameters for boards of directors to govern quality of care in the ICU

    In this study, an expert panel of former intensive care unit (ICU) patients or their family members, ICU nurses, ICU physicians and members of boards of directors and quality managers were involved to identify and select a limited number of quality parameters related to care in the ICU. These parameters can be used by hospital board members to govern quality of care in this unit. The study demonstrated that qualitative and generic parameters are more relevant to hospital board members than quantitative and ICU-specific ones.
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    1 day ago
  • Past Webinar: Improving Healthcare Every Day Through Accreditation

    If you missed this webinar presented by A. Pennington (Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service, Australia), the recording is accessible from the IHF website. As any hospital that needs to go through the accreditation process, the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service implemented a short notice accreditation pilot program which proved to be successful. Prof. Pennington discussed how the pilot program is improving quality care everyday and shared how to transform the aspiration of a public system through meaningful conversations with clinicians.
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    6 days ago
  • Care needed - Improving the lives of people with dementia

    This publication raises the need to better reflect on how to address dementia in health service delivery organizations. It presents a comprehensive cross-country assessment of the state of dementia care in OECD countries and reported that the quality of care for people with advanced dementia in health and long-term care services is in many cases poor. It claims, along with proposals, that better measurement is important to ensure that best practice policies are more routinely implemented, particularly in formal care settings.
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    6 days ago
  • Measuring health and economic wellbeing in the Sustainable Development Goals era: development of a poverty-free life expectancy metric and estimates for 90 countries

    The purpose of this article published in The Lancet is to propose a poverty-free life expectancy (PFLE) as a new metric to provide a composite measure of population health and economic well-being. As part of the Sustainable Development Goals, which emphasize the link between health and development policies, it responds to a need of having a monitoring tool that incorporate measures of both health and economic status. The authors computed the PFLE for 90 countries and interpreted the results. 
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    6 days ago
  • Transforming health care delivery: Achieving better outcomes and affordability

    The American Hospital Association gathered hospital representatives at the AHA Health Forum's Critical to learn innovative strategies and technologies that put patients at the center, break down barriers and bring care closer to home. The event's report provides the strategies implemented by invited speakers and presents three case studies. In the first case study, K. Mahoney from Penn Medicine mentioned that a mobile app has been implemented to give patients access to all of their health information to give them more control over when and how they seek care while staying connected to them. 
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    28 days ago
  • What is the experience of decentralized hospital governance in Europe?

    This brief published by the WHO Regional Office for Europe examines the experiences of decentralized hospital governance in 10 European countries (Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Scotland, Spain and Sweden). It documents examples of systems with decentralized hospitalization to address the issues of efficiency and equity, but notes that it is not possible to transfer the experience of one country to another because of different institutional contexts and policies across countries.
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    28 days ago
  • The role and mission of the Full Member

    In Finland, social welfare and health care are managed by local governments. Health care is provided by both public health centers (primary care) and hospitals run by municipalities or joint municipal authorities. 
    The Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities represents the municipalities providing healthcare in the social debate and decision-making. They advance the interest and development of their members and provide them with services.
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    5 days ago
  • Healthcare highlights in Finland: the result of clinics' work in prenatal and child healthcare

    A large scale of preventive services are offered along with disease management. In prenatal and child healthcare the role played by clinics in preventing infections, screening for diseases and preventing children's accidents results in very low maternal and infant mortality rates and in a large vaccination coverage for small children.


    Photo: Copyright © Prime Minister's Office and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (Content Providers)
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    5 days ago
  • IHF Governing Council member interview: Risto Miettunen

    Dr. Miettunen is a senior leader in management and is currently the President Designate of the IHF, where he represents the Finnish Association of Local and Regional Authorities.
    In Finland from 2021 healthcare service delivery and social welfare services will be managed by each county, to ensure their coordination and control the financing of service providers. Inequity in access to services, the determinants of disease including social factors, and prevention are common matters at the international level and should be addressed at the systems level. 
    Dr. Miettunen expects the IHF to play an important role in tomorrow's healthcare. As incoming president in 2019, he would support the expansion of membership globally, develop networks and enhance the communication with and between peers. 
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    5 days ago
  • Mission and portfolio of activities at HealthcareCAN

    The mission of the organization, which is to improve the Canadian healthcare system, is achieved through representing the organizations, supporting innovation and service excellence in the continuum of care, and training the current and future health leaders.
    The activities performed at HealthCareCAN cover various areas such as, for example, the advocacy for hospital research, the promotion of the hospital sector and the preparation of health leaders for the future.   
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    1 month ago
  • Measurement and Disclosure of Quality Indicators (QI), which express the Healthcare Quality, and Improvement Activities

    St Luke’s International Hospital
    2015
    Japan
    Summary
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    2 months ago
  • Implementation of a Korean 'Global Standard' (Harmony between 'efficiency' and 'equity')

    Seoul St Mary's Hospital, the Catholic University of Korea
    2015
    Republic of Korea
    Summary
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    2 months ago
  • WHHS 2018

    Volume 54 Number 2
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    3 months ago
  • IHF/Dr Kwang Tae Kim Grand Award

    IHF/Dr Kwang Tae Kim Grand Award


    Dr Kwang Tae Kim is a surgeon with immense contributions to the healthcare sector both nationally and internationally. He was President of the International Hospital Federation from 2013 to 2015, President of the Asian Hospital Federation in 2008-2009 and President of the Korean Hospital Association in 2003-2004. He has been the Chairman of Daerim Saint Mary’s Hospital in Seoul, his own hospital, since 1969.

    As a strong advocate of excellence in clinical governance, leadership, quality and safety, Dr Kim initiated and generously donated to set up the IHF Awards Program during his presidency to promote IHF’s visibility and its role as a knowledge hub. Because of this, the Grand Award, the most prestigious among all the IHF Awards, was aptly named after him.

    The IHF/Dr Kwang Tae Kim Grand Award will be bestowed to health system, healthcare organisation or facility which achieves excellence in multiple areas including, among others, quality and patient safety, corporate social responsibility, innovations in service delivery at affordable costs, healthcare leadership and management practices. This Award is only open to healthcare service provider organisations which are either IHF Full or Associate Members.
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    5 months ago

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