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Top International Hospitals to Hold Summit in Asia to Address Efficiency, Patient Safety Issues

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World-renowned physicians, hospital managers and health ministries will join forces at the highly anticipated, Hospital Efficiency and Quality Asia Summit 2014 in Malaysia.
SINGAPORE, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Growing concern over patient safety is at the heart of every serious discussion among healthcare providers across Asia. According to World Health Organisation, “nearly one in ten patients is harmed while receiving health care in well-funded and technologically advanced hospital settings”. In less sophisticated hospital settings, the rate could even be higher. Juxtapose this with the fact that hospitals are also mired in issues such as rising costs, inefficiencies and wastage and it’s clear how big the problem is.
Meeting the challenges head on, top hospital managers, clinicians and health ministries will gather for the 3rd Annual Hospital Efficiency & Quality Asia Summit 2014 on 19-20 March in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Produced in collaboration with Ministry of Health (MOH) Malaysia, and supported by Association of Pvt. Hospitals (Malaysia) the gathering aims to identify ways to improve efficiency, minimise wastage and manage costs while improving patient safety and healthcare outcomes.
Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah, Director General, MOH Malaysia will kick off the event with a keynote address on Achieving Vision 2020: Key MOH Priorities and Drivers to Improve Efficiency and Quality in Healthcare. Other notable international speakers include Mr. Steven Thompson, CEO, Johns Hopkins Medicine International, USA; Mr. Miles Scott, CEO, St. George’s Hospital and Apollo Hospital Group’s Regional CEO Dr. Umapathy Panyala.
One of the major themes that will likely dominate the discussion in this year’s forum is how can hospitals expand their service offerings without compromising efficiency — and most importantly — safety. Answering that important question is the ‘Holy Grail’ in hospital administration and for this, a C-level panel discussion has been calendared to shed light on the issue. Sitting on this panel are top executives from Apollo Hospitals Group, Fortis Healthcare and Gleneagles Hospital.
The conference agenda will be complemented with content-rich and timely workshops on: Reducing Hospital Re-Admissions; Improving Processes to Shorten Treatment Times and Improving Bedside Care through Nurse Management. An exclusive site tour at Putrajaya Hospital has been arranged by conference organisers for delegates who will book early.
The 3rd Annual Hospital Efficiency & Quality Asia Summit 2014 is organized by IQPC. To know more, visit or call +65-6722-9388. You can also email
Source: IQPC Worldwide

Written by asiafreshnews

December 4, 2013 at 5:11 pm

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