WISH to launch patient safety app at India conference
October 14 2015 11:03 PM

The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), a global initiative of Qatar Foundation, will showcase its research and development programmes at the fifth International Congress on Patient Safety to be held in Bangalore, India.
Taking place from tomorrow, the two-day annual conference places patient safety at the top of its agenda, a key focus area for WISH as it works towards realising QF’s vision of fostering human potential, placing Qatar at the frontline of productive change in the region and becoming a healthcare role model for the broader international community.
WISH will participate in the congress by facilitating a breakout session focusing on ‘The Sector-wide Importance of Patient Safety’. At the three-hour session, WISH will highlight its work from the past year and will provide an overview of the WISH report ‘Transforming Patient Safety: A Sector-Wide Systems Approach’.
WISH will also showcase its one-year programme entitled Leading Health Systems Network (LHSN), which convenes health systems from five continents on patient safety to share insights and compare performance on patient safety. Resident expertise at Sidra Medical and Research Centre (Sidra) will also be highlighted by Dr Timothy McDonald, inaugural chair of anaesthesiology and medical director of quality and safety at Sidra.
WISH was invited to play a key role in the Congress by Apollo Hospitals, India’s largest private hospitals chain and an active member of LHSN. Egbert Schillings, WISH chief executive officer, said: “Through WISH, QF has created an unparalleled network of global and local patient safety experts and we are proud to share this expertise both abroad and at home. Being asked by Apollo to bring our research and experts to their distinguished Patient Safety Congress is testament to the success of our work.”
WISH is also set to launch the CareReport app for patient safety incident reporting. The app is designed to limit the barriers to staff-reported events and provide a frugal reporting platform in resource-poor environments. The app has been developed from its prototype stage into a fully functional app, and WISH will display it at the congress with an aim to launch it for use across selected wards in Apollo Hospitals. The International Congress on Patient Safety is a collaborative effort by all stakeholders to share their experiences in patient safety and contribute with their knowledge, innovations and best practices.
The conference will be attended by delegates from around the world, including health system executives, clinical leaders, policy makers, NGOs and patient representatives.

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