WISH presents patient safety study at Pak conference
May 14 2016 01:24 AM
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The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), a global initiative of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, has presented key findings from the National Reporting and Learning System (LHSN), as well as an overview of the ‘CareReport’ system, to a group of leading health experts in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
The event, entitled ‘The First International Conference on Patient Safety’, took place on May 7 and 8 at Riphah International University and is the first conference of its kind to be held in Pakistan.
The WISH research was presented by Josh Symons, who currently leads the Big Data and Analytical Unit as part of the Centre for Health Policy at St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College London.
Symons spoke about the CareReport, a new application for patient safety incident reporting and learning, which leverages latest technologies and human behavioural insights, and can help reduce the incidence of preventable medical errors in Pakistan and beyond.
Symons said: “The opportunity to present CareReport as a practical output from three years of research in patient safety reporting is extremely exciting. Showcasing the excellent collaboration we have with WISH and leveraging the insights of their holistic systems approach to patient safety, while sharing those insights with the international community in Pakistan, is going to be of benefit to both patients and clinicians around the globe.”
Egbert Schillings, CEO, WISH, stated: “It is immensely gratifying to see one of the innovations featured at WISH get such wide traction around the globe, especially since the conference in Pakistan is geared towards deployment in a live clinical setting, rather than pure research. All of us will be patients at one time or another in life, and making that experience safer should be a core mission for all leaders in healthcare. It certainly is for us as a programme.”
The WISH LHSN network has worked with 25 health systems in more than a dozen countries to help overcome challenges they face in providing high-value care to the populations they serve.  So far, 18 organisations spanning six continents have joined the effort, including Hamad Medical Corporation and Sidra Medical and Research Center in Qatar.

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