Quality Improvement in Healthcare

April 9 -10 2018

The goal of the meeting is to bring together health professionals such as system managers, clinicians, academics, public health experts, and healthcare technology specialists - with or without prior quality management experience - in order to initiate an open dialog regarding development of a new understanding of quality of care and its measurable indicators. A specific emphasis will be put on their role in designing innovative policies regarding health and nutrition, which will be instrumental in overall improvement of healthcare systems performance and population health outcomes on a national and regional level.

During two morning Sessions, a distinguished panel of international experts, representing several leading research institutions as well as national and international organizations in Europe and the United States, will give us an overall picture of various facets of the quality improvement fundamentals and implementation strategies that have been developed and pursued over the last several decades in all sectors of healthcare systems at the national, regional and global levels.  

Session Three in the afternoon has been specifically designed to create an opportunity for the representatives of several medical schools and governmental organizations in Poland to present their institutions’ structure, function, goals and challenges in the context of their current research and managerial priorities.   

Finally, Session Four will provide an interactive forum for exploring the feasibility of introducing and/or expanding the quality improvement agenda within the organizations represented at the meeting, including specific initiatives such as e.g. development of new educational programs in quality improvement at graduate and postgraduate level within the medical school core curriculum, as well as within continuing professional education systems.

It is envisioned that the panel of international experts will be able to offer valuable advice regarding dissemination of quality improvement-related knowledge and skills, first within the institutions represented at this meeting, and later within the entire system of which they are a part. 

We intend to publish a report containing the proceedings of this event in a peer-reviewed journal and invite you all to submit a preferred version of your presentation at your convenience. We hope that this meeting will mark a beginning of lasting professional friendships and fruitful collaborations among the participants, organizers, and sponsors of this event.  

Agenda
Monday, 9th April 2018

8:00 – 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:30 Opening Remarks:

  • Ms Aneta Bassa, PAN Paris
  • Prof Maciej Forycki, PAN Paris
  • Prof Christine Huttin, Aix Marseille University
  • Dr Malgorzata Chalupowski, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

9:30 – 10:00 Introduction: Purpose and Participants – M Chalupowski

10:00 – 11:00 Session One: State of the Art and Current Trends in: improvement science, health systems design, healthcare management, public health, clinical medicine, biotechnology, medical education, regulatory efforts, and professional ethics

  • Jan Mainz, ISQUA: Clinical Indicators Initiative
  • Nkechi Onyeneho, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: Social Determinants of Quality of Care – Policy Implications
  • Etienne Minvielle, Institute Gustave Rousy, Paris: Performance and quality indicators in French hospitals
  • Christine Huttin, University Aix Marseille: Scoring methodologies and new Patient Reported Outcomes - concept development

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee/Tea Break

11:15 – 12:00 Keynote Address 
Pedro Delgado, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), Head, Europe and Latin America Programs, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; (Global Agenda and research perspectives)

12:00 – 13:00 Session Two – State of the Art and Current Trends in: improvement science, health systems design, healthcare management, public health, clinical medicine, biotechnology, medical education, regulatory efforts, and professional ethics, cont.

  • Michael van den Berg, OECD: Health Quality Indicators - new agenda in 2018 on PROMS and PREMS (TBC)
  • Mselenge Mdegela, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine/University of Liverpool: Teaching Quality Management in Resource Limited Settings
  • Frederic Lievens

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 Session Three – Structure and organizational priorities of healthcare institutions in Poland: feasibility of introducing/expanding the quality improvement agenda 

  • Tomasz Grodzicki, Jagiellonian University, Vice-Rector for Collegium Medicum; (academic medicine and governance perspective)
  • Łukasz Wojdyga, NAWA (Narodowa Agencja Wymiany Akademickiej) National Agency for Academic Exchange; (international collaboration perspective)
  • Tomasz Brzostek, Department of Health Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Collegium Medicum, (management sciences perspective)
  • Grzegorz Dworacki, Poznan University of Medical Sciences (clinical education perspective)
  • Jakub Pawlikowski Collegium Medicum, Lublin: Regulatory and Professional Ethics Perspective; impressions from the 12th Global Summit of National Ethics/Bioethics Committees, Dakar, Senegal, 22-24 March 2018
  • Michał Bedlicki, Deputy Director, Center for Quality Monitoring, Krakow, Poland Quality Improvement Indicators in Poland; Patient survey instruments: initiatives and current instrument development

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee/Tea & Networking Break

16:00 – 17:00 Session Four: 

Moderated Interactive Session: Policy Recommendations proposed by the International Experts - Round Table Discussion and Action Plan for future multilateral collaboration and outlining strategy for dissemination of results

17:00 – 17:30 Closing Remarks

  • Christine Huttin
  • Małgorzata Chalupowski
  • Aneta Bassa
  • VIP (TBC)

17:30 – 20:00 Reception

Tuesday, 10th April 2018

9:00 – 12:00 Debriefing for education and research agenda 

 

FNEGE: 2 Avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris

The goal of the meeting is to bring together health professionals such as system managers, clinicians, academics, public health experts, and healthcare technology specialists - with or without prior quality management experience - in order to initiate an open dialog regarding development of a new understanding of quality of care and its measurable indicators. A specific emphasis will be put on their role in designing innovative policies regarding health and nutrition, which will be instrumental in overall improvement of healthcare systems performance and population health outcomes on a national and regional level.

 

During two morning Sessions, a distinguished panel of international experts, representing several leading research institutions as well as national and international organizations in Europe and the United States, will give us an overall picture of various facets of the quality improvement fundamentals and implementation strategies that have been developed and pursued over the last several decades in all sectors of healthcare systems at the national, regional and global levels. 

 

Session Three in the afternoon has been specifically designed to create an opportunity for the representatives of several medical schools and governmental organizations in Poland to present their institutions’ structure, function, goals and challenges in the context of their current research and managerial priorities.  

 

Finally, Session Four will provide an interactive forum for exploring the feasibility of introducing and/or expanding the quality improvement agenda within the organizations represented at the meeting, including specific initiatives such as e.g. development of new educational programs in quality improvement at graduate and postgraduate level within the medical school core curriculum, as well as within continuing professional education systems.

 

It is envisioned that the panel of international experts will be able to offer valuable advice regarding dissemination of quality improvement-related knowledge and skills, first within the institutions represented at this meeting, and later within the entire system of which they are a part.

 

We intend to publish a report containing the proceedings of this event in a peer-reviewed journal and invite you all to submit a preferred version of your presentation at your convenience.

 

We hope that this meeting will mark a beginning of lasting professional friendships and fruitful collaborations among the participants, organizers, and sponsors of this event.