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Knowledge Exchange

  • IHF knowledge exchange

    This month, we suggest the key word "technology" to access 19 posters and 2 awarded projects that presented the implementation of technologies and their outcomes in hospitals. Posters are accessible here, awarded projects are accessible here.
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    26 days ago
  • Healthcare leaders from all over the world to convene in Brisbane, Australia

    In just two weeks, hospital and healthcare leaders, experts and professionals from 43 countries will be coming together in Brisbane for the 42nd IHF World Hospital Congress on 10-12 October. The event will focus on how healthcare needs to evolve to meet 21st century demands and each day will examine issues of value, integration and transformation. View the program here.
    Leading health thinkers and high-level industry professionals will explore the current challenges and opportunities in the industry and will share innovations and solutions in healthcare management and service delivery in a mix of presentations, panel discussions, and lighting talks. View the speakers here.
    Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from some of the best in the industry, meet with a diverse community of professionals from across the globe, and explore Brisbane all in one week. Slots are filling up fast, register now! 

    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    26 days ago
  • Dubai helps Syrian refugees in Emirati-Jordanian camp

    On the fringes of the Congress, Dr Abdul Salam Al Madani, Honorary Member of IHF, has provided a support for a refugee camp of Syria war. The DIHAD delegation (Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition), headed by Dr Al Madani, participated to a humanitarian initiative which involved providing and distributing 2,400 school bags, stationery and other essential educational supplies for the students of the camp.
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    27 days ago
  • 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 month 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
    1 month 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 reports 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
    1 month ago
  • IHF Governing Council member interview: Francisco Balestrin

    Francisco Balestrin is former president of the National Association of Private Hospitals (ANAHP) and belongs presently to the board. ANAHP represents the main private hospitals of excellence in Brazil. It was established to defend the interests and needs of the sector and to disseminate the improvement achieved by private institutions. It plays an important role in health policy and strengthens relations in the sector. 

    Health service delivery in Brazil faces the heterogeneity of the hospital network in terms of technology and service complexity, and the difficult territory integration caused by a broad and complex healthcare provision being fragmented among the different governmental levels. 
    Moreover, as for other countries around the world, changes need to be done in the approach to managing the costs of healthcare.

    Francisco Balestrin expects the IHF to contribute to the progress made in Brazil and to the discussions on healthcare provision. ​​​​​​​

    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    4 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
    1 month 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
    1 month 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
    1 month ago
  • Editorial - Learning about Hospital Governance from “Down Under” and elsewhere in the world

    This editorial highlights the 42nd World Hospital Congress in Brisbane, Australia, taking place in October, 10-12th.
    It presents briefly the Australian healthcare system as well as hospital governance and the related political debates. The authors of this journal issue show that these debates are also relevant to the governance of the healthcare systems and university hospitals in other countries around the world.
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    27 days 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
    3 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
    3 months ago
  • WHHS 2018

    Volume 54 Number 2
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    4 months ago

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