Hospital Authority Hong Kong
The Hospital Authority (HA) is a statutory body established under the Hospital Authority Ordinance in 1990. It has been responsible for managing Hong Kong’s public hospitals services since December 1991. The HA is accountable to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government through the Secretary for Food and Health, who formulates overall health policies for Hong Kong and monitors HA’s performance.
Singapore Healthcare Improvement Network (SHINe)
The Singapore Healthcare Improvement Network (SHINe) is an umbrella group composed of 33 member healthcare organisations including Ministry of Health, Agency for Integrated Care, acute care hospitals, speciality centres, polyclinics and community hospitals whom are collectively committed to better health, better care and lower cost care to patients. The Network aims to accelerate the pace and scale of improvement, leading to system-wide, transformative healthcare in Singapore. It is also a network for members to collaborate and learn from each other to develop, implement and modify patient safety and quality improvement in their respective organisation, as well as influence and effect the national quality improvement agenda.
Joint Commission of Taiwan
The Joint Commission of Taiwan (JCT) is an organization established in 1999 funding by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan Hospital Association, Taiwan Non-government Hospitals and Clinics Association, and Taiwan Medical Association. With credit and trust earned from society for its honesty, integrity and neutrality in implementing accreditation, certification and onsite inspection activities over time, JCT has qualified to become a professional accrediting organization. JCT is committed to promoting quality and patient safety concepts, the use of quality management tools, and healthcare professionals training, in order to help administrators of healthcare organizations and professional healthcare providers to improve healthcare quality.
Malaysian Society for Quality in Health
The Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working actively in collaboration with health care professionals to ensure patient safety and continuous quality improvement in health in the services provided by healthcare facilities and services in the country.
Academy of Medicine Malaysia
Following the separation of Singapore from Malaysia on 9th August, 1965, an autonomous Academy of Medicine of Malaysia was formed in 1966. It was registered on 22nd December, 1966 under the Societies Act (1966). The Academy of Medicine of Malaysia embraces all specialities in medicine. The motto of the Academy of Medicine is “Terus Maju” (‘progress ahead’).
Japanese Society for Quality and Safety in Healthcare
Healthcare Accreditation Institute Thailand
The Healthcare Accreditation Institute’s clients cover more than 1,000 public and private hospitals in Thailand. HAI operates under the principle of “Being an independent organization with reliability and agility, having evidence-based operations which are sensitive to national health context and culture.” HAI surveyors are experienced and well-trained physicians, nurses, pharmacists and healthcare administrators. Each year about 350 hospitals are visited for accreditation by more than 100 surveyors of HAI.
Singapore Nurses Association
Founded in 1957, Singapore Nurses Association’s main objective is to work towards recognising and enhancing the professional contributions of Nurses. The Association was admitted as a member of International Council of Nurses (ICN) in July 1959. Since 1962, the Association has been honoured to have the First Lady as its Patron.
Taiwan Union of Nurses Association (TUNA)
Founded by city nurses associations in 1989. The main purposes of TUNA are at the forefront of organizing members and using collective resources to achieve better working conditions and providing members with information, representation and support on professional issues relating to nursing roles, practices, standards, and responsibilities.
Hong Kong Academy of Nursing
The Hong Kong Academy of Nursing was established in 2011 with the vision to strive for excellence in achieving safe and quality healthcare that can benchmark with international standards, through regulating advanced nursing practice. The Academy with its 14 Academy Colleges developed specialty curriculum and examination mechanism to offer fellowship certification examination to nurses.