Programme Advisory Committee
Dr. Milton Lum
Co-Chair of the Programme Advisory Committee
Dr Milton Lum is a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist and a member of the Malaysian Medical Council, Council of University Tunku Abdul Rahman and the Board of Governors of Perdana University. He is also a member of the Council of the Academy of Medicine, the Malaysian Council of Healthcare Standards and the National Patient Safety Council. Dr Lum has held leadership positions in international and national healthcare organizations.
Chien Earn Lee
Co-Chair of the Programme Advisory Committee & Chief Executive Officer, Changi General Hospital, Singapore
Dr Lee is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Changi General Hospital, an 800 bed public acute teaching hospital. Immediately prior to this appointment he was the Deputy Director of Medical Services for Health Services and Healthcare Performance in the Ministry of Health (MOH) Singapore where he led the strategic development and improvement of healthcare services. His past appointments included Senior Director of Health Regulation where he oversaw the licensing and accreditation of healthcare institutions, clinical audit and biomedical research regulation as well as Head Health Services Finance (MOH) and Director Corporate Affairs Singapore General Hospital. Dr Lee is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore and a Salzburg Fellow. Dr Lee was a member of the Medishield Life Review Committee which is tasked to recommend enhancements to the national insurance programme and chaired the subcommittee on Universal Coverage. He currently also Chairs the Singapore Healthcare Improvement Network (SHINe). He is actively involved in education and is the Director of the Eastern Health Alliance Education Office and a member of the Residency Advisory Committee for Preventive Medicine. Dr Lee was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2011 and the Commendation Medal in 2003 by the Prime Minister’s Office. He was also awarded the Minister of Health Award for Public Health – Fusarium Keratitis Outbreak in 2006.
Chair Emeritus, International Forum Programme Advisory Committee and Chief Executive of Learning and Innovation, Jönköping County Council; Sweden
Göran Henriks is Chief Executive of Learning and Innovation at the Qulturum in the County Council of Jönköping, Sweden. The Qulturum is a centre for quality, leadership and management development for the employees in the County and also for the health care on the regional and national level. Göran took up his appointment in the start of Qulturum 1998.
He has over twenty year’s experience of management in the Swedish health care system. Göran is a member of the Jönköping County Council Strategic Group.
Göran has been Jönköping’s project director for the Pursuing Perfection initiative over the last four years and is a senior fellow of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, MA.
In addition, he is part of the Strategic Committee of the International Quality Forum organised by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
Dr Lui Siu Fai
Clinical Professional Consultant, Division of Health System, Policy and Management, The Jockey Club, School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HKSAR, Hong Kong
Dr. Lui is a Clinical Professional Consultant, Division of Health System, Policy and Management, The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also a Honorary Consultant (Quality and Safety) of New Territories East Cluster, Hospital Authority, Hong Kong. Dr Lui was appointed as Service Director (Informatics Technology) for New Territories East Cluster in 2001, and as Service Director (Quality and Risk Management) in 2002. Dr. Lui was deeply involved with the management of SARS outbreak in 2003. In April 2007, Dr Lui was appointed Consultant (Quality and Risk Management) of the Hospital Authority and was the Chairman of HA Central Committee for Quality and Safety and Chairman of HA Central Committee for Patient Relations and Engagement. He has contributed significantly to the application of Information Technology in the development of clinical informatics systems and also on Quality and Safety practice for Hospital Authority. He has developed and implemented many risk reduction, quality programs and patient relations programs for the Hospital Authority, including the development of Clinical IT systems, Incident reporting, sentinel event reporting, 2D-barcode for correct patient identification and medication safety programs. Dr. Lui retired from Hospital Authority in February 2012 and re-joined Chinese University of Hong Kong with a role in teaching in Master degree course in Health Service Management and Public Health as well as undergraduate teaching and consultancy work in Healthcare Management.
Dr Tai Hwei Yee
Group Chief Quality Officer, National Healthcare Group, Singapore
Adjunct Associate Professor Tai Hwei Yee is Chief Quality Officer in National Healthcare Group (NHG) and Senior Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine in Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH). She was instrumental in the setting up of the Singapore Healthcare Improvement Network (SHINe) which is a collaboration of healthcare institutions from the acute, primary care and long term care sectors in Singapore, formed for the purpose of improving care for patients. She is currently Co-Chair of SHINe and leads a 3-year Large Scale Initiative to reduce harm in SHINe in partnership with IHI.
Vice President, Quality and Medical Affairs Parkway Hospitals Singapore Pte Ltd
Nellie rejoined Parkway Hospitals on 1 April 2015 as the Vice President of Quality and Medical Affairs. Prior to her return, Nellie was Chief Quality Officer of the National Healthcare Group (NHG) and Executive Director of the NHG College. She concurrently held the Director for special projects position at the National University Hospital. Nellie has been in healthcare since her career began some 30 years ago with the last 20 years specialising in quality and patient safety. In addition to her corporate functions in the public healthcare sector, Nellie also consults for the Joint Commission International (JCI) in Asia, Africa, Middle East and Europe in accreditation standards and patient safety solutions. She served in both the International Strategic Advisory Board and the Asia Pacific Advisory Committee of the British Medical Journal cum Institute of Healthcare Improvement Quality and Safety forums. In 2010, Nellie received the National Medical Excellence Award for being an Outstanding Clinical Quality Activist, who made significant contributions toward improving clinical quality and patient safety in Singapore. In 2014, she was awarded the Public Administration Medal, in recognition of her stellar contribution to healthcare. She received the Excellence Award at the APAC Premier Healthcare Forum 2014 in Melbourne for her outstanding commitment to leadership and improvement to the healthcare quality movement in Asia Pacific. Nellie graduated with MN (UCLA), MBA (NTU) and AMP (Harvard) and is appointed as Adjunct Associate Professor with the Alice Lee Center for Nursing Studies, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and School of Public Health, National University of Singapore.
Dr. Wui-Chiang Lee
Dr. Wui-Chiang Lee is the Director General of the Bureau of Medical Affairs, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan. Dr. Lee was the former Chief Executive Officer of the Taiwan Joint Commission on Hospital Accreditation and President of the Asian Society for Quality in Health Care. Dr. Lee received his PhD and MHS from Johns Hopkins University.
Professor Shunzo Koizumi
Shunzo Koizumi, M.D., F.A.C.S., Professor Emeritus, Saga University is a Board Member of Japanese Society for Quality and Safety in Healthcare (JSQSH) and the Editor-in-Chief of Japanese Journal of Quality and Safety in Healthcare since 2005. Since 2015, he also chairs Working Group on Excessive Healthcare and “Choosing Wisely” Campaign of JSQSH. He is also the Executive Board Member of Japanese Coalition for Patient Safety since 2013. After graduating from Kyoto University, Faculty of Medicine in 1971 and had worked at several hospitals in Japan as an internist and anesthesiologist, he joined residency programs in general surgery in Youngstown, Ohio, (first year) and Bridgeport, Connecticut (second through fifth years, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, a Yale affiliated program), U.S.A. Returning to Japan, he worked at Tenri Hospital in Nara for 13 years both as a general surgeon and co-director of residency program of that hospital. In 1994, he was appointed as the Professor and Chairman of the Department of General Medicine, Saga University Hospital. He also served as an Associate Hospital Director (2002 – 2004) and then a Special Advisor to Hospital Director (2004 – 2010). Since 2011, he has been practicing as a primary care physician at Shichijo Clinic in Kyoto, Japan. He writes and translates textbooks on healthcare, clinical diagnostics and medical education. He is a Fellow of American College of Surgeons, a member of Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), Senior Advisor to Japan Primary Care Association and an Honorary Member of Japan Society for Medical Education.
Dr. Anuwat Supachutikul
Chief Executive Officer, The Healthcare Accreditation Institute Thailand
Dr.Anuwat Supachutikul has been working with the Thai Hospital Accreditation (HA) program since 1997. The program has been institutionalized to be a Public Organization, one form of independent state agencies, in 2009. He also chairs the Technical Subcommittee of the Thailand Quality Award Program, be a member of the Quality and Standard Committee of the National Health Security Office. He has a background as an orthopedic surgeon with experience in hospital management and information system. After receiving a master degree of Health Planning and Financing from LSHTM in 1992, he served the Health Card Project, a voluntary health insurance program, and then the HSRI. Experience of working with hospitals for quality improvement ranges from quality management, hospital standard development, to a full Hospital Accreditation program. He uses the concept of accreditation as an educational process rather than inspection, evaluation with appreciation for empowerment and improvement. The standard for accreditation combines requirements of healthcare organization standards with health promotion concepts and quality of management according to the Thailand Quality Award criteria. He advocates the science of improvement to the context of Thailand and eastern wisdom, especially spiritual dimension of healthcare and improvement. He also seeks effective tools for hospitals to improve their quality and safety, for example, patient safety goals, the use of triggers to identify adverse events, human factor engineering, lean concepts in healthcare, KPI comparison among hospitals with the same context.
Host Country Programme Advisory Committee
Puan Sri Datuk Dr. Suraiya Hani Tun Hussein
Vice President, Malaysian Society for Quality in Health, Consultant Dermatologist, Damansara Specialist Hospital