The International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) is a member-based, not-for-profit community that delivers a variety of initiatives and programmes. Our mission is to inspire and empower people to advocate for and facilitate improvements in the quality and safety of healthcare worldwide. Each member of the community gains from ISQua’s three core values: Knowledge, Network and Voice.
Association of Healthcare Providers (India)
The Association of Healthcare Providers (India) represents the vast majority of healthcare providers in India. It educates its members and at the same time, advocates to the government, regulatory bodies and other stakeholders issues that support and enable its member organisations to deliver Universal Healthcare Services to the community at large.
The vision of the Association of Healthcare Providers (India) is to have a healthy India, encompassing society, community, and the common man.
The George Institute India
The George Institute is a leading independent medical research institute established in India in 2007. We are part of a global family of affiliate institutions in Australia, China, and the UK. Our mission is to improve the health of millions of people in India through the generation of high quality evidence using discovery, implementation research and scaling up innovations.
We do this by focusing on:
- — Better treatments: finding better treatments for the world’s biggest health problems
- — Better care: transforming primary health care to support better health for more people
- — Healthier societies: harnessing the power of governments, markets and communities to improve population health
To maximise our research impact, we are driving:
- — Advocacy and thought leadership: effective advocacy and thought leadership to improve health, aligned to our research goals
- — Disruptive entrepreneurship: game-changing social entrepreneurship to improve health, aligned to our research goals
CAHO is a pan-India organization focused on overall quality improvement at the grassroot-level, across the entire spectrum of healthcare facilities in the country public hospitals, private (small to large corporate hospitals), government-run medical colleges and universities. CAHO actively conducts customized training modules for increasing patient safety and operational efficiency of the healthcare industry.
CAHOCON 2020 is the 6th International conference of CAHO focused on healthcare quality. The theme of the conference is Building Culture of Safety in Healthcare. Ten Pre-Conference workshops are scheduled to be conducted across various hospitals on the 17th of April, 2020. The main Conference would be on 18th and 19th April, 2020 in Kochi, Kerala, India.
With active participation from International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua), Asian Society for Quality in Healthcare (ASQua), Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), speakers from Australia, USA and over 600 delegates comprising the decision makers and influencers in healthcare, CAHOCON promises be a very focused meet to discuss, learn and upgrade the quality of healthcare facilities and services being provided in hospitals and laboratories.
Indian Confederation for Healthcare Accreditation (ICHA)
Indian Confederation for Healthcare Accreditation is a professionally owned and driven, Not-for-Profit organisation incorporated as a Section 25 Company (Now u/s 8 as per Companies Act 2013). The basic aim of ICHA is to strengthen our health system. Patient Safety is the hallmark of excellence and ICHA’s chosen path to achieve excellence. ICHA logo depicts its mission of Patient Centred Healthcare.
Today there is a global realisation of the need for (re)building trust in healthcare. The Global narrative has shifted thus. ICHA was founded with the core values of TRUST – TRANSPARENCY – TRANSACTIONS and has been advocating / propagating as such.
Addressing comprehensively the complexities of health system requires a collaborative team effort of all stakeholders. ICHA is the National multi-stakeholder Confederation of National Associations/ Institutions for establishing validated excellence in healthcare in line with similar bodies in all developed countries. ICHA comprises all stakeholder groups viz. Providers, Receivers and users, Payers and funders and Educators and regulators. Today all the major National associations (41) of Medical (Clinical, Lab, Admin), Nursing, Pharmacy, Therapy, Consumers, Management and Architects are subscribers. All the constituent associations are well established and respective apex bodies. Please visit www.icha.in for details.
ICHA Patient Safety initiative is an implementation program. The program has been contextualized and validated in Indian context through programs all over India. It aims to build trust through creating the culture of safer healthcare – a necessary prerequisite to sustainable excellence.
Nationwide Quality of Care Network (NQOCN)
NQOCN is a national network of healthcare professionals and teams working on quality improvement across India. The network is present across 12 states of the country, working in healthcare settings ranging from community health workers (ASHAs), primary health care settings, sub district/district facilities, nursing colleges & medical colleges. The network caters to a combined delivery load of more than 450,000 deliveries/year across maternal and neonatal health settings.
NQOCN’s network has been recognised for its uniqueness and impact by WHO’s Quality of Care Network (QED), Global Learning Lab (GLL) and ISQua. It has been invited to conduct global webinars for the QED Network, GLL and ISQua’s South Asia Community of Practices (CoP) series – to share its learnings with healthcare providers across the world.
NQOCN is a lead partner with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare for the National Mentoring Group for LaQshya (national programme for improving the quality of maternal care); and Technical Resource Group (TRG) for sustenance of LaQshya programme in 2020 and beyond. NQOCN has developed and field tested many innovative implementation models for quality improvement in a LMIC setting. The young professional group of NQOCN comprising of preservice medical and nursing students “Be the Change” has been globally acclaimed by WHO’s Quality of Care Network as Gen X of QI crusaders.
NQOCN has a vision of empowering healthcare professionals to continuously improve quality of care throughout the health system in India & South Asia.
Quality and Accreditation Institute (QAI)
Quality and Accreditation Institute (QAI) is the first private Accreditation Body in India. It was set up to create an ecosystem of education, training, quality improvement and accreditation/certification.
QAI aims to operate globally. One of the vertical of QAI is the ‘Centre for Accreditation of Health and Social Care (CAHSC)’. The objectives of CAHSC are:
– Accreditation/ certification of health and social care facilities
– Promoting a culture of quality and patient safety through information and
– Delivering education and training programmes in accreditation, quality & patient safety
– Capacity building of health and social care facilities in our core and related areas
– Developing a pool of skilled human resources in healthcare quality
QAI-CAHSC has achieved global recognition by getting its two sets of standards (Dialysis and Home Health Care) accredited by the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) and thus becomes the only accreditation body in India of such accomplishment. This milestone will be helpful to support healthcare organisations in their journey to quality and safety.
The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)
The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) is a not for profit public – private initiative working towards a healthier India. A national consultation, convened by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in September 2004, recommended a foundation which could rapidly advance public health education, training, research and advocacy. PHFI is a response to the limited public health institutional capacity and was established to strengthen training, research and policy through interdisciplinary and health system connected education and training, policy and programme relevant research, evidence based & equity promoting policy development, affordable health technologies, people empowering health promotion & advocacy for prioritised health causes in the area of Public Health in India. The setting up of PHFI in 2006 was enabled by the Government of India and the Foundation (registered as a Society) is managed by an empowered governing board comprising senior government officials, eminent Indian and international academic and scientific leaders, civil society representatives and corporate leaders. The Foundation is headquartered in New Delhi and its constituent Indian Institutes of Public Health (IIPH) set up by PHFI have a presence in Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh), Delhi NCR, Gandhi agar (Gujarat), Bhubaneswar (Odisha) and Shillong (Meghalaya).