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HMC launches new Hamad Healthcare Quality Institute in Qatar

April 28, 2014 3:54 pm

Hamad Medical Corporation has announced its plans to launch the Hamad Healthcare Quality Institute in Qatar.

The announcement was made on Saturday 26 April – day two of the second Middle East Forumon Quality and Safety in Healthcare.

The Middle East Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare is the leading conference on healthcare improvement in the Middle East and is visited by healthcare experts from across the globe.

The Hamad Healthcare Quality Institute will focus on healthcare improvement in Hamad and Qatar, working closely with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) – the leading organization for healthcare improvement worldwide. The new Institute builds on Hamad’s partnership with the IHI in helping to share international best practice tools and methodologies, focusing on patient safety and reviewing how teams can work together to improve the quality of care.

It will cement HMC’s position at the forefront of healthcare improvement in Qatar and will build upon work which is already underway by Hamad’s Center for Healthcare Improvement (CHI) and other teams which are proactively working to improve the quality of care across the organization. The Hamad Healthcare Quality Institute will include a number of divisions spanning a range of priority areas in the healthcare improvement field. These will include: Health Research, Innovation and Improvement, Implementation and Knowledge Transfer and Education.

These plans to establish new services and solutions highlight HMC’s continued commitment to its patients and itsongoing leadership and vision in the field of healthcare improvement of Qatar. This was demonstrated yesterday when HMC Managing Director, Dr. Hanan Al Kuwari, and President andCEO for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Maureen Bisognano, signed a memorandum of understanding paving the way for the establishment of the new Institute during the Middle East Forum.

“Hamad Medical Corporation is leading the way in healthcare improvement across Qatar and the Hamad Healthcare Quality Institute will continue to progress our mission of providing world class healthcare. We are delighted to be playing such a major role in innovation and safety in healthcare,” said Al Kuwari.

Ms. Bisognano added, “The launch of the new Hamad Healthcare Quality Institute is another great step forward for Hamad Medical Corporation in focusing on understanding current patient safety culture and reviewing how teams within the organization can work together to improve the quality of care.”

For more information please contact:
Sandy George
CXO Communication for IHI
Tel: 6174136126