Quality improvement – your chance to hear from leading experts and those who have succeeded in impQuality improvement is rarely out of the spotlight in healthcare. As a company where quality is central to our service, we understand that the journey can be challenging and take up considerable time and resource. One of the ways we help healthcare organisations ensure they have the structures and processes in place to ensure the delivery of safe, high quality care is through accreditation. Accreditation provides credible and independent recognition of a commitment to quality improvement for patients, the board and external regulators.
 
Every year at our Top Hospitals awards we recognise the achievements of organisations that have been accredited by CHKS with our Quality Improvement award. However, not only do we focus on quality through accreditation, we also understand the role business intelligence can play in improving quality. We recently published a report looking at how Business intelligence (BI) provides both historical and current views of actual data from the business. This insight can then be applied to data and by varying decisions and outputs it is possible to model what different futures might look like.
 
You can hear more about business intelligence from Eugene Farrell, Head of Information Services, HSE, along with accreditation and the quality improvement journey from some of our clients at the CHKS Ireland conference. Siobhan O’Haloran, Chief Nursing Officer, Department of Health, Ireland will share her views on quality in the 21st century health service. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear how VHI Swiftcare Clinics, Dublin went about ensuring they were achieving the highest standards of care and ultimately winning this year’s Quality Improvement Award in a sharing best practice session, followed by our keynote speaker Peter Lachman, chief executive, ISQua.
 
ISQua is a global organisation whose mission is to inspire and drive improvement in the healthcare quality and safety. Peter is well-known for his contribution to quality and safety in healthcare and in 2016 was awarded clinical leader of the year by the Health Service Journal. Peter writes regularly about quality improvement initiatives and recently about the role of leadership in quality improvement.
 
Delegate places are going fast for the conference, which is free to attend, so register today to ensure your place. The full agenda will be available soon but if you would like any further information please email us at info@chks.co.uk.
Quality improvement is rarely out of the spotlight in healthcare. As a company where quality is central to our service, we understand that the journey can be challenging and take up considerable time and resource. One of the ways we help healthcare organisations ensure they have the structures and processes in place to ensure the delivery of safe, high quality care is through accreditation. Accreditation provides credible and independent recognition of a commitment to quality improvement for patients, the board and external regulators.
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