Events

The International Hospital Federation participates in worldwide events and organizes events in different regions of the world every year.

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Resources

Access to worldwide publications and resources on hosptial and healthcare management, including the IHF World Hospitals & Health Services Journal.

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Memberships

We are the voice of health care organizations and hospitals from 100 countries around the world.

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Activities

Discover more about IHF activities and project and learn how to get the most from IHF membership

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Knowledge Exchange

  • ISQua's publications

    In July, the International Journal for Quality in Health Care contained an article on the use of the WHO tool in 11 hospitals in Oman. This publication describes the implementation of the Patient Safety Friendly Hospital Initiative (PSFHI), a tool which purpose is to achieve optimal patient safety in hospitals. It also analyses the performance of four hospitals that were subjected to WHO assessment and concludes that the implementation of PSFHI led to an improvement of patient's safety.
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    32 min ago
  • 7 weeks to go until the World Hospital Congress

    Leaders of hospital and healthcare organizations around the globe will come together in October to share best practices and innovations and discuss how healthcare needs to evolve to meet 21st century demands. Value-based care, integrated care and digital transformation will all be covered in a variety of keynote speeches, panel discussions, concurrent sessions and poster sessions in a span of 3 days. View the program here
    Hear from experts around the world about the latest innovations and the transformations of healthcare. Join the discussions - share your insights on current issues and contribute your ideas for the improvement of health service delivery.
    Don't miss the once-in-20 year opportunity to explore Brisbane, Australia while learning from the best! IHF members get the discounted rate of AUD 1,650. To get an additional AUD 100 off, find the koala with the special promo code hidden in the Congress website
    Register now to secure your slot!
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    1 hour ago
  • IHF knowledge exchange

    Get to know more about management browsing through the resources available on the IHF website. The website gathers various documents and projects that are searchable using keywords.  
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    16 hours ago
  • Recent trends in life expectancy across high income countries: retrospective observational study

    This study reports that a decline in life expectancy was observed during 2014-15 in the majority of 18 high income countries. It also reports the causes that drove these declines, such as deaths related to respiratory disease and cardiovascular disease. It concludes that this decline in life expectancy was more than compensated during 2015-16 in most of the countries. However, life expectancy stagnated or continued to decline in both the United Kingdom and the United States raising questions about future trends in these countries.
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    17 hours ago
  • Will you be joining us at the World Hospital Congress in Brisbane?

    Health leaders from around the world will be heading to Brisbane in October to examine how healthcare needs to evolve to meet 21st century demands. More than 100 industry professionals from 30+ countries will be sharing insights, best practices and discussing the future of healthcare. You can still join the discussions. Also take advantage of pre-congress events and post-congress study tour. If you missed the early bird rate, grab the new promo - find the koala with the special discount code hidden in the Congress website to get an additional AUD 100 off on the IHF member rate. 

    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    1 month ago
  • Attend both IHF World Hospital Congress and ISQua’s Annual Healthcare Conference

    Attend the 42nd World Hospital Congress in Brisbane, Australia on 10-12 October AND ISQUa's 35th International Conference on 23-26 September in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia. If you register for one of these two events, you can automatically avail a 10% discount to the other conference. The promo code will be included in your registration confirmation email. More information about ISQUa's conference here.
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    1 month 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
    28 days ago
  • Healthcare highlights in Canada

    The Canadian Health Care System
    The 10 provinces and 3 territories forming Canada are governed and regulated separately and have their own structure. The attached document below describes the different types of government and regulation systems of hospitals and healthcare facilities across the territories and provinces. For example, in the province of British Columbia, the hospitals and healthcare facilities are governed by five regional health authorities, whereas the hospitals and facilities in the province of Ontario are governed by 14 Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs), which are governed by the provincial government. 
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    28 days ago
  • IHF Full Member interview: Paul-Émile Cloutier

    Paul-Émile Cloutier is the president and CEO of HealthCareCAN, a national organization representing health care delivery hospitals, research hospitals and health authorities. The organization as significant institutional knowledge and is able to influence policy and funding at the federal level on behalf of its members. 

    Some key challenges of the healthcare service delivery in Canada includes the need to recognize research hospitals as innovation hubs that drives Canada's economy, the reduction of hallway care and addressing aging critical infrastructure. But the healthcare system is resilient despite stagnant resources to combat these challenges and the increasing costs related to each.
    A challenge in healthcare also observed at the international level is the costs that are continually increasing.

    Paul-Émile Cloutier expects from the IHF to be present at the WHO and other international bodies for HealthcareCAN members to have access to international key information.  

    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    1 month ago
  • The mission of Anahp

    The association represents the legitimate interests of hospital developing an image of added value and improving the quality of healthcare services in Brazil. Some of its missions consist in promoting knowledge exchange among the members, facilitating the relationships with public entities and conducting several studies on the Brazilian healthcare sector. 
    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
    1 month 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
    1 month 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
    4 months ago
  • Austco

    Austco is the sponsor of the IHF Excellence Award for Quality & Safety and Patient-centered Care


    Austco Communication Systems is a global manufacturer of Nurse Call and Clinical Workflow solutions for hospitals and aged-care facilities.

    Austco’s flagship solution, Tacera, is an integrated IP-based Critical Communication System that delivers safety solutions for patients. By linking nurses and patients in real-time, Tacera enhances the quality of information available to caregivers, enabling them to provide immediate assistance and measurable improvements to patient’s quality of care.

    Pulse Mobile is the newest component of Austco’s innovative Tacera Pulse software suite of next generation clinical business intelligence solutions. Pulse Mobile enhances staff efficiency and caregiver response times, which help improve patient/resident outcomes.

    More information about Austco: www.austco.com
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    4 months ago

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