Record entries for HMC’s poster competition
May 24 2016 11:12 PM

Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) quality improvement conference for healthcare professionals - the Middle East Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, had received record submissions of quality improvement posters for its competition.
The increasingly popular competition had nearly 400 submissions of posters outlining quality improvement projects from Qatar and the region. About 261 posters were assessed by an international panel of judges. The competition also invited conference delegates to submit their own votes for the poster they rated most highly, with the public choice award eliciting over 5,000 votes in one day.
“It is wonderful to see over 3,700 people, mainly doctors, nurses and allied health professionals, coming together at the Middle East Forum to celebrate best practice, share ideas and learn from each other,” said Dr Abdullatif al-Khal, deputy chief medical officer and co-chair, Middle East Forum.
Winners and runners-up were awarded certificates in a ceremony on the final day of the conference. Improvement initiatives were peer-reviewed by over 30 judges who were looking for innovative and practical initiatives.
“This quality improvement poster competition represents a perfect opportunity for healthcare professionals to showcase their superb efforts and achievement. There was an amazing energy and excitement among the nearly 1,000 poster authors from around the world,” Dr
al-Khal added.
In the Transforming Clinical Systems of Care, Ambulatory Healthcare Services category of posters, SEHA, United Arab Emirates, King Abdulaziz Hospital, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Al Ahsa, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia were joint winners.
Women’s Hospital poster won both in the Patient Engagement and Leadership for Improvement categories.
Enaya Specialised Care Centre won the Transforming Clinical Interventions category while Hamad General Hospital won in the Science of Improvement category.
Posters from Rumailah Hospital, Hamad General Hospital, Women’s Hospital, Al Wakra Hospital and Enaya Specialised Care Centre were the People’s Choice Winners.

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