Want to make government hospitals at par with private hospitals, Says expert at first National Healthcare Quality Conclave


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New Delhi: Medical watchdog and certification agency National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) hold its first National Healthcare Quality Conclave (NHQC) at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi today.

The two-day conclave begin today with a theme of ‘Sharing best practices’ and it defined the importance and growing need of sharing best practices, replacing old ones and reusing the knowledge. The event saw an active presence of healthcare industry leaders, professionals, and biomedical engineers focusing on the healthcare sector needs and delivering quality patient care with safety as the topmost priority.

NABH is a constituent board of Quality Council of India started in 2007 which certify national and international hospitals as per their facilities.

It is set up to establish and operate accreditation programme for the healthcare organizations. NABH operates accreditation and allied programs with stakeholders keeping in view the patient safety, healthcare quality based on the set standards.

The Conclave covered various topics as Medications Management, Infection Control and Prevention, AYUSH and Antibiotic Policy implementation. The participants also held discussions on the presentations and shared thought provoking views.

The Conclave explored the major sections of healthcare as information Management, Capture (Forms & Formats), Storage and Retrieval of Patient Records.

Sharing views to promote ‘Healthy India’ Chairman of the NABH, Dr BK Rao said “We made efforts to bring experts from the healthcare field to provide deep insights about its various aspects. Looking at the response, one can say that the Conclave has served as a catalyst in defining healthcare sector and quality.”

“Our goal is develop a trust among the patients that the NABH certification logo is the logo of authenticity.” He added.

While CEO, NABH, Dr. Harish Nadkarni, said, “The first National Healthcare Quality Conclave successfully saw a potential presence of more than 1000 quality professionals. This Conclave gave an opportunity for the healthcare organisation’s decision makers to explore Medications Management, Ayush, Antibiotic Policy Implementation like subjects together and learn about the upcoming challenges”.

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