Posted on May 02, 2014

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has announced the winners of a poster competition to showcase healthcare quality improvement initiatives at this year’s Middle East Forum on Quality and Safety. The competition involved participants from across the region sharing their healthcare improvement successes using storyboard presentations. It attracted over 160 entries, and six storyboard presentations were selected as the most significant patient quality improvement initiatives. 

The winning projects were, Prevention of Falls and Fall Injuries in Residential Services, submitted by the Skilled Nursing Facility at HMC; Reducing the Incidence of Post-Operative Obstetric Haemorrhage, an IHI Best Care initiative submitted by HMC’s Women’s Hospital; Improving Vaccination Rates by Implementing a Geriatrics Vaccination Program, submitted by HMC’s Geriatrics Department; Hamad General Hospital Intensive Care Unit Multidisciplinary Rounds Quality Improvement, submitted by HMC’s Hamad General Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit; Pressure Ulcer Reduction Project, submitted by King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Saudi Arabia; and Maintaining a Zero Rate of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections, submitted by Al Ain Hospital, UAE. 

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The initiatives under way at HMC follow on from the success of its staff in furthering their healthcare knowledge and quality of care by voluntarily participating in an online learning programme called Open School. HMC staff have been being given access to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Open School healthcare improvement courses. The Open School has seen over 5,550 registrations and more than 41,000 courses completed since May 2013.

Dr Abdullatif Al Khal, Deputy Chief of Medical, Academic and Research Affairs, Medical Education said: “I believe this is a fantastic achievement in such a short space of time. This level of dedication shows how HMC staff are inspired and driven to improve and give our patients the best care, every time.”

source: The Peninsula