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  Highlights from the 43rd World Hospital Congress in Muscat  
 
Highlights from the 43rd World Hospital Congress in Muscat
 
 

The 43rd World Hospital Congress, hosted by the Ministry of Health of the Sultanate of Oman, took place on 6-9 November in Muscat with the theme "People at the heart of health services in peace and crisis". It was a success with 630 participants from 60 countries converging to delve into the topics of resilient health services, investments for prosperity and innovations in a variety of keynote speeches, panel discussions, concurrent sessions and poster displays.

 
 
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World Hospitals and Health Services Journal now available
 
 

With the success of the recently held 43rd World Hospital Congress hosted by the Ministry of Health, Sultanate of Oman, this issue focuses on the Middle East and the issues the region is facing.

 
 
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  IHF Awards 2019 Winners Announced  
 
IHF Awards 2019 Winners Announced
 
 

The IHF Awards 2019 winners were announced earlier this month during the 43rd World Hospital Congress in the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, with Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital from Taiwan winning the most coveted Gold Award for the IHF/Dr. Kwang Tae Kim Grand Award for their project “A comprehensive and sequential solution enhancing the quality care of acute myocardia infarction”.

 
 
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  Highlights of the IHF Hospital and Health Executives Study Tour 2019  
 
Highlights of the IHF Hospital and Health Executives Study Tour 2019
 
 

IHF organized its annual Study Tour for hospital and health executives in Paris, from 16 to 20 September. 16 health executives from nine countries had the chance to listen to more than 25 experts, on the topic of health innovation and neighborhood. This document presents the highlights and main lessons learned during these five enriching days and will allow you to grasp some of the main challenges and opportunities that the French Health System is facing. You will also find this document and the speakers’ presentations on the IHF Website.

 
 
Study Tour Recap.pdf
 
 
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  Abstract submission for the 44th World Hospital Congress now open  
 
Abstract submission for the 44th World Hospital Congress now open
 
 

The IHF and La Unió Catalana d’Hospitals are inviting health leaders and professionals to submit abstracts for an opportunity to showcase their best practices, innovations, projects, programs and researches to the international healthcare community. The 44th edition of the Congress will be held in Barcelona, Spain on 3-5 November 2020.

 
 
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WHO Guideline: recommendations on digital interventions for health system strengthening
 
 

This guideline is to present recommendations based on a critical evaluation of the evidence on emerging digital health interventions that are contributing to health system improvements, based on an assessment of the benefits, harms, acceptability, feasibility, resource use and equity considerations.

It also urges readers to recognize that digital health interventions are not a substitute for functioning health systems, and that there are significant limitations to what digital health is able to address.

 
 
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