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Clinical Excellence Commission
The primary focus of the Clinical Excellence Commission (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.
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.
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) was initially established in 2006 by the Australian, state and territory governments to lead and coordinate national improvements in safety and quality in health care. The Commission is a government agency that leads and coordinates national improvements in safety and quality in health care across Australia. Our aim is to support healthcare professionals, organisations and policy makers who work with patients and carers.
Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA)
The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) is a specialist medical college that provides education, training, knowledge and advice in medical management. Recognised by the Australian and New Zealand Medical Councils, it delivers programs to medical managers and other medical practitioners who are training for or occupying Specialist Leadership or Administration positions. A not for profit organisation, RACMA is committed to achieving excellence in the Speciality of Medical Administration in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific Region, in order to enhance and maintain high standards of health care across the region.
Queensland Health’s Clinical Excellence Queensland partners with health services, clinicians and consumers to drive measurable improvements in patient care through its continual pursuit of safety, quality and overall excellence. Priority areas include clinician engagement; service improvement; clinical workforce development; governance; integrating care; patient experience; safety and quality; measuring care and the digital agenda.
The ACT Health Directorate (ACT Health) aims to deliver the best possible healthcare and health-related services in Australia, through its public hospitals – Calvary Hospital and Canberra Hospital; Community Health; Mental Health ACT; Capital Region Cancer Service; Aged Care and Rehabilitation Service and Population Health, including the Health Protection Service. Health Directorate’s core Values of Care, Excellence, Collaboration and Integrity are central to the way they work.
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, with an increased focus on well being, illness prevention, early intervention and quality care.
The Department of Health is a Western Australian government department responsible for regulating and advancing health within the state. It manages a system of multiple Health Service Providers (HSPs) which make up Western Australia’s public health system, and is collectively referred to as WA Health. WA Health covers a state which spans over 2.5 million square kilometres, making it the world’s largest single health authority by area.
Northern Territory Department of Health
Northern Territory Department of Health’s key focus is to achieve the best health and wellbeing for all Territorians through the development, management and performance of the public health system. The Department of Health is responsible for strategic leadership and funding; system-wide policy development and planning; and system governance, performance and accountability.
Tasmanian Department of Health
The Tasmanian Department of Health improves, promotes, protects and maintains the health, safety and wellbeing of Tasmanians through service planning, managing, procuring and delivering high quality health services.
Catholic Health Australia represents 75 hospitals and 550 residential and community aged care services and 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.
Ramsay Health Care
Ramsay Health Care is a global health care company delivering a range of acute and primary healthcare services from 480 facilities across 11 countries, making it one of the largest and most diverse private healthcare companies in the world. Ramsay focuses on maintaining the highest standards of quality and safety, being an employer of choice, and operating its business according to The Ramsay Way philosophy: “People Caring for People”.
Australian College of Nursing
The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is the pre-eminent and national leader of the nursing profession and a community of dynamic and passionate nurses. We are committed to our intent of advancing nurse leadership to enhance the health care of all Australians.
Our membership, events and higher education services allow nurses at all levels to stay informed, connected and inspired. We are excited to lead change and create a strong, collective voice for our profession by bringing together thousands of extraordinary nurses from across the country.
Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges
The Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges (CPMC) is the unifying organisation of and support structure for the specialist Medical Colleges of Australia. The CPMC seeks to ensure that individual medical specialties have a broad base of intercollegiate knowledge so as to enable them to provide for the Australian community the highest quality of medical care delivered in accordance with accepted clinical principles and to improve, protect and promote the health of the Australian public. The CPMC is also involved in policy development and, as the peak specialist medical body in Australia, provides objective advice on health issues to the Government and the wider community.
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is Australia’s largest professional general practice organisation and represents urban and rural general practitioners. The RACGP’s mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of all people in Australia by supporting GPs, general practice registrars and medical students through its principal activities of education, training and research and by assessing doctors’ skills and knowledge, supplying ongoing professional development activities, developing resources and guidelines, helping GPs with issues that affect their practice, and developing standards that general practices use to ensure high quality healthcare.
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
RACS is the leading advocate for surgical standards, professionalism and surgical education in Australia and New Zealand. RACS supports the ongoing development, maintenance of expertise and lifelong learning that accompanies the surgical practice of more than 7,000 surgeons and 1,300 surgical trainees and International Medical Graduates. RACS promotes, teaches and assesses standards across nine surgical specialties in Australia and New Zealand: Cardiothoracic surgery, General surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic surgery, Otolaryngology Head-and-Neck surgery, Paediatric surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, Urology and Vascular surgery.
Health Quality and Safety Commission
The Health Quality & Safety Commission works with clinicians, providers and consumers to improve health and disability support services. 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. Our programme areas include medication safety, infection prevention and control, adverse events, reducing harm from falls, health quality evaluation, consumer engagement, reducing perioperative harm and mortality review.
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.