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Economic Affairs Division Signs MOU with Prime Foundation

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General body meeting of PAFEC KP Chapter held at PMC

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PIPH faculty’s research on hand washing behavior change published in Oxford Journal of Public Health

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PIPH faculty's article published in WHO EMRO's East Mediterranean Health Journal

Prime Foundation & AKU's collaborative research project published in Lancet - Global Health

Study was regarding community engagement for immunization.

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Emergency & Disaster Management workshop in collaboration with Rescue 1122 and PDMA

Participants were trained by specialists from Rescue 1122 and Provincial Disaster Management Authority

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An online guest lecture was arranged on Journey towards safe and high reliability care_ A US hospital’s experience by Prime Institute of Public Health at Peshawar Medical College on July 25, 2017. The guest speaker Mr. Thomas Herrmann, is the director of operations Mount Carmel West Hospital, Mount Carmel Health System, Columbus, OH, USA.

Considerable number of physicians, clinical managers, and academic staff, head of the departments and allied health professional from different public and private hospitals, medical schools, and social and developmental sectors attended the session. Director Postgraduate Program Unit at Prime Institute of Public Health (PIPH) Dr. Zeeshan, formally introduced the guest speaker. The session was also LIVE broad casted via social media.

The speaker discussed the history of Mount Carmel Health Hospital and the processes involved in making it a People Centred Health System. He discussed that how the paradigm shift happened from quantity of in patients to quality of care at this hospital.

To reduce harm to the patients while performing clinical procedures, the hospital introduced different quality tools. Value Based Purchasing (VBP) was developed and targeted indictors for assessing processes and outcomes were set for each medical condition. Patient and care giver experience of care/Care coordination were assessed through Hospital Consumers Assessment of Healthcare Providers and System Survey (HCAHPS). HCAPS collect data about Communication with Nurses and Doctors, Responsiveness of the hospital staff, Pain Management, and Cleanliness and Quietness of the hospitals etc. Different safety measures were adopted for procedures to control infection rate associated with Central Line, Catheter related Urinary Tract Infection, Postsurgical infection and many more.

Multiple tiers have been developed for accountability. Tier 1- consist of charge nurse, attendees, nurses and coordinators. Tier 2- includes, manager, attendees, charge nurses and support staff. While tier 3 & 4 consist of managing directors and CEO respectively. Inter and intra meetings among each tiers are being conducted on daily basis to improve and maintain healthcare quality at the hospital.

The lecture was followed by question & answer session. Responding to a question about the process of convincing patient’s attendants, in case of a serious event or death occurs at the hospital, the speaker explained that we have a cadre called risk manager who may be a physician or nurse and lawyer by training. They lead what we call group cause analysis. Whenever this safety serious event happens the initial investigation is being carried out to know about the causes, the process and issues and use it for continuous quality improvement.

In the end, he appreciated Prime Institute of Public Health's efforts towards improving patient safety and offered his continued support for its future endeavours in improving patient safety across Pakistan.

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