Thank-you Message from the ME Forum Organizing Committee of Hamad Medical Corporation
We would like to thank all delegates who attended
the first Middle East Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare in
Doha from 17 to 19 May 2013. This Forum brought together more than 2,500
local, regional and international experts to discuss quality
improvement imperatives and challenges facing the medical profession.
Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Qatar’s principal public healthcare
provider, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), a
recognized international leader in healthcare improvement and
innovation, collaborated to bring this three-day event to the region for
the first time. The event, which gathered hospital administrators,
doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals from Qatar and the
wider GCC region, provided a unique setting for knowledge sharing.
The Forum introduced the IHI’s internationally recognized methodology
and expertise to the Middle East and helped to place quality of patient
care on the regional healthcare agenda. The program was focused on
sharing the wealth of knowledge and experience, not just from the IHI
experts but all the other professional attendees.
We hope you will continue to reap the benefits of knowledge sharing from
the Forum and find ways in which you can translate what you have
learned into quality improvements in your own working area. Our work has
a direct connection with the lives and health of our patients and it is
important to sustain the connections of shared experience that we have
made at the Forum. This invaluable opportunity to debate, learn and to
build new partnerships for improvement was just the start of a new era
of quality improvement in healthcare in the Middle East.
Prof. Michael Richmond
Chief of Medical, Academic and Research Affairs
Mr. Gary Needle
Chief of Planning and Performance
Dr. Abdullatif Al Khal
Deputy Chief of Medical, Academic and Research Affairs, Medical Education