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The International Hospital Federation participates in worldwide events and organizes events in different regions of the world every year.

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Knowledge Exchange

  • Collaborative working - Tackling governance challenges in practice

    In recent years in UK, the national policy has been promoting collaboration among health and care organizations with the objective to make the best use of public funding and accelerate the intergration of services for patient. This leads health care provider boards to rethink the governance models that allow for better collaboration. This publication provides provider boards with factors to be considered when developing new governance mechanisms in support of system working. Case studies of emerging practice are also presented. 

    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    8 hours ago
  • The transformative role of hospitals in the future of primary health care

    The 1978 Declaration of Alma-Ata is a turning point in history of global health stating primary healthcare is essential to achieve universal health coverage. Hospitals can play a supportive role and help primary health care to reach its objectives. It requires hospital systems and primary health care to collaborate. In a context of social, economic and clinical changes over the past 40 years, hospitals need a renewed vision, and policies have to be shaped to drive their transformation. This brief identifies key policy levers and intervention at the organizational level illustrated by interventions implemented globally in different contexts.

    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    10 hours ago
  • Future African and Indian health systems will have a lot in common – what can they learn from each other?

    Two authors contributed to the ORF-OCPP Global Policy book with a chapter on the future of health systems in India and Africa. They analyze two types of health system innovations which represent opportunities for cross-learning: local participatory governance reforms in India, and the empowerment of non-physician health care providers in Africa. They argue that stakeholders involved in decision-making and research in both regions should collaborate more. 

    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    27 days ago
  • Whether Fragmented Care Is Hazardous Depends on How Many Chronic Conditions a Patient Has

    The authors of this study found that patients with more chronic conditions are more likely to visit the emergency department and to be admitted to the hospital. They obtained this result by comparing patients with different numbers of chronic conditions and highly fragmented care. They argue that focusing on these patients could have an impact on overall health care costs and inefficiency. Click  here to access the full article (free registration requested).

    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    27 days ago
  • Clinician to Chief Executive

    This report, made out of a collection of NHS hospital chief executives’ experiences (UK), shows advantages clinicians bring to the chief executive and other executive director roles. One of the advantage put forward is the deep understanding of what matters most to patients and staff. This report encourages clinicians to consider the chief executive and other executive board roles as a way to enrich their career and continue to take care of the lives of treated people and co-workers. 

    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    27 days ago
  • Awarded projects and posters now available on the IHF website

    Click here to access the presentations, videos and posters of the projects and programs recognized at the 2018 IHF Awards Ceremony, and here to download the posters displayed in the exhibition hall. 

    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    27 days ago
  • FBH’s mission and priorities

    The Brazilian Hospital Federation has been representing the hospital sector for more than 50 years. It participates in the decision making process for the sector and also works together with other actors such as national agencies (ANS and ANVISA) and the Ministry of Health. It supports better working conditions and service quality provided by health services providers. 
    FBH acts as a voice for its members, improves the efficiency of health services and promote knowledge sharing through events and publications.

    Find more information on its achievement, the Qualification Program, its current priorities and its supportive role to hospitals and their leaders in the full bulletin below. 

    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    4 days ago
  • Structure of the Brazilian Unified Health System (SUS)

    The Unified Health System (SUS) is managed at three different levels. It is regulated and monitored at the national level. Health policies and actions are formulated at the national level with the participation of federal states. Policies are implemented by municipalities. The policies and actions are evaluated at both the municipal and the national level. 
    SUS provides the entire Brazilian population (~210 millions) universal and free access to comprehensive health care, aiming at prevention and health promotion.
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    For more information on SUS, click on the full bulletin below.

    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    4 days ago
  • Interview with Luiz Aramicy B. Pinto, representative of the IHF Full Member

    Luiz Aramicy B. Pinto has been president of FHB for 8 years. FBH defends the interests of private health institutions in the whole country and participated in the construction of the Brazilian health system.
    The Brazilian hospital sector is currently facing the high tax burden which FBH strives to reduce. Among its achievements, FBH has been able to involve all the leadership of the sector and the main hospital managers in building strategic alliances for the evolution of hospitals.
    FBH expects to contribute to the IHF by offering its expertise and to bring to national debates worldwide best practices in hospital management.

    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    4 days ago
  • IHF Governing Council member interview: Francisco Balestrin

    Francisco Balestrin is former president of the National Association of Private Hospitals (ANAHP) and belongs presently to the board. ANAHP represents the main private hospitals of excellence in Brazil. It was established to defend the interests and needs of the sector and to disseminate the improvement achieved by private institutions. It plays an important role in health policy and strengthens relations in the sector. 

    Health service delivery in Brazil faces the heterogeneity of the hospital network in terms of technology and service complexity, and the difficult territory integration caused by a broad and complex healthcare provision being fragmented among the different governmental levels. 
    Moreover, as for other countries around the world, changes need to be done in the approach to managing the costs of healthcare.

    Francisco Balestrin expects the IHF to contribute to the progress made in Brazil and to the discussions on healthcare provision. ​​​​​​​

    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    1 month ago
  • Give a Life

    Fundación Cardioinfantil Instituto de Cardiologia
    2018
    Colombia

    Presentation
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    1 month ago
  • Program for Harnessing Oncological Preventive and Early screening activities or Program HOPE

    Narayana Health
    2018
    India

    Poster
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    1 month ago
  • Value Driven Outcomes (Implementation of Data Driven Approach to Manage Utilization of Resources and Improve Quality of Care)

    University of Utah Health
    2018
    United States

    Presentation
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    1 month ago
  • Bed Management System of Sant Joan de Déu (BEDMA-SJD), an innovative system for efficient management of health care processes

    Sant Joan de Déu - Barcelona Children's Hospital
    2018
    Spain

    Poster
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    1 month ago

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