This year’s fifth annual Middle East Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare 2017 saw over 430 submissions – many of which were of a very high standard. All selected posters were put through 2 tiers of assessments based on select strict judgement criteria. These criteria included innovation and novelty, benefit to the system and patients, clarity of message, clear measures and indictors and evidence of sustainability.
The winning posters were selected by an independent panel, including members from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
100 posters were shortlisted for the exhibition in the Knowledge Zone at the ME Forum and the winners were selected from these finalists.
Submissions were accepted in 3 different categories – these included:
- Improving population health
- Improving patient experience
- Better value and reducing cost
In addition, delegates were asked yesterday to vote for their preferred poster in each category and we are also recognizing the public choice awards today.
This high level of participation demonstrates the dedication of the teams who have worked on these projects. It shows the pride they have in their work and what they have accomplished and their commitment and willingness to share their learnings with others.
Everyone who submitted a poster is a winner as they are champions of improving the quality of care for their patients.