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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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We are the voice of health care organizations and hospitals from 100 countries around the world.

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Knowledge Exchange

  • Will you be joining us at the World Hospital Congress in Brisbane?

    Health leaders from around the world will be heading to Brisbane in October to examine how healthcare needs to evolve to meet 21st century demands. More than 100 industry professionals from 30+ countries will be sharing insights, best practices and discussing the future of healthcare. You can still join the discussions. Also take advantage of pre-congress events and post-congress study tour. If you missed the early bird rate, grab the new promo - find the koala with the special discount code hidden in the Congress website to get an additional AUD 100 off on the IHF member rate. 

    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    29 days ago
  • Attend both IHF World Hospital Congress and ISQua’s Annual Healthcare Conference

    Attend the 42nd World Hospital Congress in Brisbane, Australia on 10-12 October AND ISQUa's 35th International Conference on 23-26 September in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia. If you register for one of these two events, you can automatically avail a 10% discount to the other conference. The promo code will be included in your registration confirmation email. More information about ISQUa's conference here.
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    30 days ago
  • Experiences of African public hospitals leadership

    This Health Policy and Planning supplement contains articles that provide evidence of leadership in public hospital settings. Three papers consider experiences in public hospitals in South Africa, Ghana and Kenya. The case study in two South African rural hospitals shows how leadership style and practices can make a difference in terms of hospital performance. The Ghanaian and Kenyan studies illuminate negative pictures of public hospital leadership and management. The case study on Ghana explores what strategies managers of two urban district hospitals used to cope with the contextual constraints they faced. The authors of the third article reveal, from two Kenyan district hospitals, the individualized decision-making and often intimidating leadership practices of mid-level managers, the clinical heads and nurses in charge of inpatient wards.
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    30 days ago
  • OECD Publications

    Delivering Quality Health Services: A Global Imperative

    This report published in July describes the current situation with regard to universal health coverage (UHC) and global quality of care, and outlines the steps health services and their workers, and other stakeholders, need to urgently take. It emphasizes that universal health coverage should not be implemented without considering the quality of care provided.


    Measuring Patient Safety - Opening the Black Box

    The objective of the work undertaken by the OECD ELS Health Division staff and presented in April 2018 is to present the key ways to better measure safety in primary, community hospital, and long-term care. It argues that measuring harm should include the patient perspective. 

    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    30 days ago
  • WHO Publications

    New release of the ICD-11

    ICD helps identify the health trends and statistics globally. It lists diseases, disorders and injuries and allows to use health information for evidence-based decision-making, to share and compare health information at different levels and to compare data in the same location across different time periods. ICD has been reviewed and contains additional features. ICD has been strongly supported by the Japan Hospital Association. The new release is available here.


    WHO Antimicrobial Resistance Competency Framework

    This competency framework for health workers' education and training on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) aims to improve awareness and understanding of AMR through effective communication, education and training. 

    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    30 days ago
  • IHF Awards Finalists Revealed

    The 27 finalists in the four categories of the 2018 IHF Awards have been announced. The IHF has been recognizing innovation, excellence, outstanding achievements and best practices of hospitals and healthcare organizations around the world since 2015. This year we received 160 entries from 118 organizations in 33 countries out of which 27 outstanding projects and programs from 12 countries have been named finalists.

    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    1 month ago
  • Mission and portfolio of activities at HealthcareCAN

    The mission of the organization, which is to improve the Canadian healthcare system, is achieved through representing the organizations, supporting innovation and service excellence in the continuum of care, and training the current and future health leaders.
    The activities performed at HealthCareCAN cover various areas such as, for example, the advocacy for hospital research, the promotion of the hospital sector and the preparation of health leaders for the future.   
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    26 days ago
  • Healthcare highlights in Canada

    The Canadian Health Care System
    The 10 provinces and 3 territories forming Canada are governed and regulated separately and have their own structure. The attached document below describes the different types of government and regulation systems of hospitals and healthcare facilities across the territories and provinces. For example, in the province of British Columbia, the hospitals and healthcare facilities are governed by five regional health authorities, whereas the hospitals and facilities in the province of Ontario are governed by 14 Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs), which are governed by the provincial government. 
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    26 days ago
  • IHF Full Member interview: Paul-Émile Cloutier

    Paul-Émile Cloutier is the president and CEO of HealthCareCAN, a national organization representing health care delivery hospitals, research hospitals and health authorities. The organization as significant institutional knowledge and is able to influence policy and funding at the federal level on behalf of its members. 

    Some key challenges of the healthcare service delivery in Canada includes the need to recognize research hospitals as innovation hubs that drives Canada's economy, the reduction of hallway care and addressing aging critical infrastructure. But the healthcare system is resilient despite stagnant resources to combat these challenges and the increasing costs related to each.
    A challenge in healthcare also observed at the international level is the costs that are continually increasing.

    Paul-Émile Cloutier expects from the IHF to be present at the WHO and other international bodies for HealthcareCAN members to have access to international key information.  

    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    29 days ago
  • The mission of Anahp

    The association represents the legitimate interests of hospital developing an image of added value and improving the quality of healthcare services in Brazil. Some of its missions consist in promoting knowledge exchange among the members, facilitating the relationships with public entities and conducting several studies on the Brazilian healthcare sector. 
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    29 days ago
  • Measurement and Disclosure of Quality Indicators (QI), which express the Healthcare Quality, and Improvement Activities

    St Luke’s International Hospital
    2015
    Japan
    Summary
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    1 month ago
  • Implementation of a Korean 'Global Standard' (Harmony between 'efficiency' and 'equity')

    Seoul St Mary's Hospital, the Catholic University of Korea
    2015
    Republic of Korea
    Summary
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    1 month ago
  • IHF/Dr Kwang Tae Kim Grand Award

    IHF/Dr Kwang Tae Kim Grand Award


    Dr Kwang Tae Kim is a surgeon with immense contributions to the healthcare sector both nationally and internationally. He was President of the International Hospital Federation from 2013 to 2015, President of the Asian Hospital Federation in 2008-2009 and President of the Korean Hospital Association in 2003-2004. He has been the Chairman of Daerim Saint Mary’s Hospital in Seoul, his own hospital, since 1969.

    As a strong advocate of excellence in clinical governance, leadership, quality and safety, Dr Kim initiated and generously donated to set up the IHF Awards Program during his presidency to promote IHF’s visibility and its role as a knowledge hub. Because of this, the Grand Award, the most prestigious among all the IHF Awards, was aptly named after him.

    The IHF/Dr Kwang Tae Kim Grand Award will be bestowed to health system, healthcare organisation or facility which achieves excellence in multiple areas including, among others, quality and patient safety, corporate social responsibility, innovations in service delivery at affordable costs, healthcare leadership and management practices. This Award is only open to healthcare service provider organisations which are either IHF Full or Associate Members.
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    4 months ago
  • Austco

    Austco is the sponsor of the IHF Excellence Award for Quality & Safety and Patient-centered Care


    Austco Communication Systems is a global manufacturer of Nurse Call and Clinical Workflow solutions for hospitals and aged-care facilities.

    Austco’s flagship solution, Tacera, is an integrated IP-based Critical Communication System that delivers safety solutions for patients. By linking nurses and patients in real-time, Tacera enhances the quality of information available to caregivers, enabling them to provide immediate assistance and measurable improvements to patient’s quality of care.

    Pulse Mobile is the newest component of Austco’s innovative Tacera Pulse software suite of next generation clinical business intelligence solutions. Pulse Mobile enhances staff efficiency and caregiver response times, which help improve patient/resident outcomes.

    More information about Austco: www.austco.com
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    International Hospital Federation - IHF
    4 months ago

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