Health Care Informed appointed as advisor to the State of Qatar

Health Care Informed (HCI ), based in Galway and Dublin, international provider of patient safety and quality improvement support services, has been appointed as advisor to the Supreme Council of Health (SCH ), Qatar.

HCI will provide guidance to the SCH project team in the development of the National Healthcare Licensing and Accreditation System Development Project.

The State of Qatar is undergoing a major development of its health system, it has 41 major developments planned including the introduction of universal health insurance and national clinical care pathways. Over the next 24 months, the newly established body will come into operation and will have responsibility for the regulation of all health and social care services in Qatar. The guidance provided by HCI is based on international experience of regulatory systems in Ireland and Australia and work with the International Society for Quality and Safety in Healthcare (ISQua ).

John Sweeney, CEO of HCI, said: “We are delighted to be involved in this project. The SCH is fully dedicated to healthcare development and improvement. This is evidenced by their level of dedication and commitment to drive and improve patient safety. HCI’s aim is to help harness this enthusiasm by developing a world class regulatory system which is influenced by best practice internationally.”

Health Care Informed is an outsource organisation specialising in helping healthcare organisations reach outstanding standards in healthcare and regulatory compliance, it employs more than 20 people in the west of Ireland. It is the only company of its kind in Ireland and has an extensive list of clients which include more than 40 hospitals such as the Hermitage Clinic, Lucan, Co Dublin, Galway University Hospital, Bon Secour Hospital in Tralee, in excess of 70 nursing homes around the country, and a number of disability services organisations (including Gheel Autism Services and St John of God ), home care service organisations, medical laboratories, and medical transport services.

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