Improving the quality of care in health systems requires disrupting and challenging current practices and approaches in healthcare. Innovations for healthcare may include new ideas, products, services or approaches to patient care that improve health outcomes, yet dissemination of novel healthcare strategies is often slow for widespread adoption. Sharing global lessons of recent innovations in the management, planning and regulation of health systems will help address this gap, and contribute to a growing body of knowledge of effective practices for diverse settings.

The HSG Quality of Care Thematic Working Group will be hosting a panel session at Phase Two of the Sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2020) on December 9th, 2020 at 1PM GMT. In the session the TWG will focus on the use of innovation to manage, plan and regulate quality of health services and systems. Key presentations will include:

  • Institutionalizing an interactive geo-referenced ICT tool to strengthen health service delivery and governance in urban Bangladesh
  • Management practices and quality of care in Tanzania’s private healthcare sector
  • Evaluation of leadership mentorship as a strategy to engage workforce for improved patient experience outcomes in Pakistan
  • Child Health and the Implementation of Community and District-management Empowerment for Scale-up (CODES) in Uganda

The session will be chaired by Dr Lisa Hirschhorn and presentations will share experiences from country case studies on Pakistan, Sweden, United Kingdom and Bangladesh. There will be an opportunity for questions from the audience and some vibrant discussion.

If you are registered for HSR2020, please join us on the virtual platform for the session. We hope to see you there, and please follow the discussion on twitter: @H_S_Global #QoC #HSR2020.

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