Safer Care Victoria
Established in January 2017, Safer Care Victoria (SCV) works with patients, families and carers, clinicians and health services to monitor and improve the quality and safety of care delivered across in the Victorian health system. SCV’s mission is outstanding healthcare for all Victorians. Always.
Clinical Excellence Commission
The primary focus of the CEC has been to promote and support improved clinical care, safety and quality across the NSW public health system, and to meet functions specified by the Minister for Health. Monitoring processes and performance, to provide assurance of clinical quality and safety improvement at a system-wide level, has been a central and distinct role of the CEC. The CEC has gained local, national and international recognition by developing and driving programs and initiatives in collaboration with clinicians, managers, consumers and health service partners.
Australian Council on Healthcare Standards
ACHS is an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving quality in health care. Our Council represents governments, consumers and peak health bodies from throughout Australia. We are Australia’s leading health care assessment and accreditation provider. ACHS works with health care professionals, consumers, and government and industry stakeholders to develop and continually review health standards.
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Australian Medical Association
Leading Australia’s Doctors – Promoting Australia’s Health
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) is the most influential membership organisation representing registered medical practitioners and medical students of Australia. The AMA exists to promote and protect the professional interests of doctors and the health care needs of patients and communities.
Queensland Health’s Clinical Excellence Division partners with health services, clinicians and consumers to drive measurable improvements in patient care through the pursuit of excellence. We also monitor the healthcare sector in Queensland, Australia and worldwide to help identify, promote and scale initiatives which improve the quality of health service delivery.
Health Quality and Safety Commission New Zealand
The Health Quality & Safety Commission works with clinicians, providers and consumers to improve health and disability support services. Quality and safety improvements will mean fewer people harmed, more lives saved, and financial savings within the sector. Our vision is a world-class and patient-centred health care and disability support system in New Zealand. It’s about doing the right thing – and doing it right. Our priority is to reduce patient harm from healthcare associated infections, surgery, medication and falls.
Monash Health is Victoria’s largest Academic health service providing healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire life-span. Over 16,000 staff work across 40 care locations providing primary to tertiary healthcare across south-eastern Melbourne.
Austin Health is one of Victoria’s largest health care providers and employs in excess of 8,000 staff across its sites and services; including over 1,000 Doctors and 3,000 nurses, and delivers a full range of leading edge clinical services, including several state-wide services (liver transplant, spinal cord injury service, respiratory support service, child inpatient mental health service). Austin Health’s vision is to change healthcare for the better through world-class research, education and exceptional patient care.
Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest metropolitan public health services. We provide a range of emergency, medical and general healthcare services, obstetrics, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, statewide specialist services and community health services to Melbourne’s diverse eastern community.
Catholic Health Australia
Catholic Health Australia is the largest non-government provider grouping of health, community and aged care services in Australia, nationally representing Catholic health care sponsors, systems, facilities and related organisations and services. The Catholic Health and Aged Care Sector has 70,000 dedicated staff providing 19,000 residential aged care beds, 9,500 beds in 75 hospital facilities and has 7 teaching hospitals.
Founded in 1885 by the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, Calvary is a charitable, not-for-profit, Catholic health care organisation. Our mission is to provide quality, compassionate health care to the most vulnerable, including those reaching the end of their life. We are responsible for over 12,000 staff and volunteers, 15 Public and Private Hospitals, 17 Retirement and Aged Care Facilities and a national network of Community Care Centres.
SA Health is committed to protecting and improving the health of all South Australians by providing leadership in health reform, public health services, health and medical research, policy development and planning, an increased focus on wellbeing, illness prevention, early intervention and quality care. The SA Health portfolio of services and agencies is responsible to the Minister for Health, Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse and the Minister for Ageing.
Victorian Healthcare Association
The Victorian Healthcare Association is the not-for-profit peak body supporting Victoria’s public health services to deliver high-quality care. Established in 1938, the VHA represents 96 per cent of the $18b Victorian public healthcare sector including public hospitals, community health services and public aged care providers.
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.
Joint Commission 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.
Singapore Healthcare Improvement Network
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.
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’).
Federation of Medical Societies of Hong Kong
The Federation of Medical Societies of Hong Kong (FMSHK) was established in 1965, and currently has a membership of 135 professional societies; include doctors, dentists, and nursing, pharmaceutical and allied health professionals. Our mission is to provide the leadership and mechanism whereby the activities of member societies can be coordinated to promote professional interests, education, fraternity and to advance common ideals of the medical and health professions of Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Academy of Medicine
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.
ICHA is professionally owned and driven, Not-for-Profit, incorporated as a public Company. ICHA aims to strengthen health system. Patient Safety implementation and Accreditation are ICHA’s chosen path to achieve excellence. ICHA logo depicts its mission of Patient Centred Healthcare. Addressing comprehensively the complexities of health system requires a collaborative team effort of all stakeholders. ICHA is the National Confederation of National Associations/ Institutions for establishing validated excellence in healthcare. ICHA comprises all stakeholder groups viz. Providers, Receivers and users, Payers and funders and Educators and regulators. ICHA Patient Safety initiative is an implementation program based on adapted from WHO’s Multi-professional guide on Patient Safety and other global agencies.
NABH is set up to operate accreditation and allied programs in collaboration with stakeholders focusing on patient safety and quality of healthcare based upon national/international standards, through process of self and external evaluation. Accreditation services are also available outside India under NABH International. NABH has been international recognised through ISQua accreditation.
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.