International Hospital Federation
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! 

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.

Care Needed - Improving the lives of people with dementia.pdf
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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.   
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  Dubai helps Syrian refugees in Emirati-Jordanian camp  
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.  
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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.  
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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.  
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.
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