The Role of Disruptive Innovation in Improving Quality of Care
The discipline of quality management plays an essential role in effective functioning of the healthcare organizations. The first formal initiatives in this field were undertaken in Western Europe, Japan and the United States in the early 1970s, inspired by the quality control methods used in the manufacturing industry. Nowadays, hundreds of governmental agencies, academic, business, non-profit, and community organizations around the world pursue research and implementation of various healthcare quality improvement programs.
The first healthcare quality management initiatives undertaken in Poland in the early 1990s by the Polish Ministry of Health, resulted in the creation of the National Society for Quality Management in Healthcare in 1993, and in the establishment of the National Center for Healthcare Quality Monitoring in Krakow in 1994. The Center provides an essential administrative infrastructure for the training and accreditation purposes in the field of healthcare quality monitoring in Poland. Nevertheless, an ongoing training of healthcare professionals in various aspects of quality management is necessary. It can be effectively accomplished through the ongoing international and interprofessional collaboration encouraging the exchange of research results and ideas.
The goal of the annual conferences on Quality in Medicine, Global Health and Law held at the Polish Academy of Sciences – Scientific Center in Paris, France, is to facilitate such collaboration among healthcare organizations and academic centers in Poland, France, the United States as well as other countries around the globe.
After a productive and inspiring Roundtable Meeting on Quality Improvement in Medicine held at the Polish Academy of Sciences – Scientific Center in Paris in April 2018, the Second International Conference on Quality Improvement in Medicine, held in May 2019, was focused on the role of international collaboration in improving quality of care. The goal of the Third Conference on Quality in Medicine, Global Health and Law, held in June 2021, was to explore the role of interprofessional collaboration in improving quality of care in the time of the pandemic. The Fourth Conference held on 27-29 of April 2022, explored the role of Disruptive Innovation (DI) in improving quality of care. The invited speakers were representing academic, governmental, and corporate entities in Poland, France, the United States, as well as other countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, and both Americas.
Date of the event: 27-29 April 2022
Place of the event: Polish Academy of Sciences – Scientific Center in Paris (74, rue Lauriston)
Malgorzata Chalupowski (MEDYK Publishing House)
Natalia Pstrąg (Polish Academy of Sciences – Scientific Center in Paris)