Rationale and Objectives

In the recent WHO World Health Report (World Health Organization, 2020), one of the six building blocks of effective health system is leadership and governance. A strong and effective health system is fundamental for improving health outcomes and accelerating progress towards achieving national health goals. A strong leadership and governance in healthcare provides for the necessary backbone to investigate root causes of problems and the proper risk management and assessment. This fall under the need to have accurate data and intelligence used to inform policy and decision-making and improved value and efficiency.

It is for these very essences that the Corporate Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Department (CQPS) established a growing relationship with the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) to develop and enhance HMC’s capacity and capability on healthcare risk management and patient safety. Whilst IHI as an HMC partner have been in the forefront on quality and patient safety, focus have always been on the area of quality improvement and while there are room for the topic of patient safety, a greater void is created, and the aspect of risk management have always been set aside if not totally neglected. Thus, the creation of the Qatar Summit for Healthcare Risk Management or QSHRM with the following key objectives:

  • To provide the attendees with updates and latest development, recent evidence and best practice in the field of healthcare risk management.
  • To provide the attendees a venue to build capability, encourage knowledge transfer and to generate the momentum in the area of healthcare risk mitigation/management whilst building on existing initiatives on quality improvement and patient safety.
  • To provide venue for attendees to connect with professionals in healthcare risk management and other government agencies for networking and exchanging ideas to improve outcomes and reduce risk across the healthcare enterprise and other governmental entities.