Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar has been working to improve communication and understanding between doctors and patients who do not speak the same language. The Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreters Training Program, has now certificated 33 new interpreters.
The Bridging the Gap program started in 2007. It supports WCMC-Q medical students during their clinical training and the trained medical interpreters also assist other healthcare organizations in Qatar.
During a United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) meeting in New York this week, Dr. Saleh Bin Mohammad Al Nabit, Minister for Development Planning and Statistics, presented Qatar's development goals.
The National Health Insurance Company, is launching a nationwide road show to increase awareness about the Seha – the national health insurance scheme - and ensure Qatari nationals everywhere are familiar with the benefits it provides.
Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) began its second awareness programme of the ‘Organ donation campaign’ yesterday at City Center.
The completion of the much anticipated “Qatar Health Facilities Master Plan” (QHFMP) was announced today at a Supreme Council of Health [SCH] press conference by Dr. Faleh Mohamed Hussain Ali, the Assistant Secretary General for Policy Affairs, SCH.
The comprehensive 20 year blue-print produced as part of the National Health Strategy 2011-2016, delivers:
The National Health Strategy project ushering in Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Professional Development (CME/CPD) for Qatar plays a crucial role in ensuring healthcare practitioners deliver quality healthcare to patients.
CME/CPD will be mandatory for all healthcare practitioners in early 2016 so they continuously upgrade their skills.
Three years after its launch, the National Health Strategy 2011-2016 (NHS) has completed two major projects and achieved 44 percent of its remaining 37 projects.
All hospitals and primary health centres in the country will be required to regularly report to the Supreme Council of Health (SCH) on rare incidents, patient and staff satisfaction, patient safety and laboratory efficiency.
This new system will help improve health care quality and patient safety, From April 1, public and private health care providers will start implementing the mandatory Health Service Performance Agreement (HSPA)
Read about NHS Healthcare Quality Improvement Project 2.1.
In an effort to improve accountability and standardize the quality of healthcare in Qatar, the Supreme Council of Health has announced a new reporting framework for providers that takes effect next month.
Quality improvement is the one of the main aims of the National Health Strategy, a six-year plan to upgrade Qatar’s healthcare system by 2016.
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