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ICHA News – March 2010

Dear Reader,

ICHA Initiative on Patient Safety

Many thanks for your support and contribution to the success of "ICHA Convention for Patient Safety" at New Delhi. There has been a gap since the last update due to post convention activities and new developments.

The convention proceedings and presentations are available for download at URL www.ichapatientsafetycon.com. These shall be available till end April 2010.

The ICHA Fraternity enrolments are now 34 Associations / institutions and nearly 700 individual / organizational affiliates and friends.

Dr. Saroj Srivastava President Lucknow Ob Gy Society has undertaken a concerted program on Patient Safety and invited Dr. Sangal for a presentation on LOGS Annual day on February 20, 2010.

The Future Focus

Apropos outcomes of the convention, it is planned to continue locational programs as last year. Please send in your expression of interest. We have already received some expressions of interest. These programs shall be communicated on finalization.

The future focus areas are as below:

  1. Patient Safety Education in educational institutions and online programs.
  2. Best practices implementation in all areas
  3. India Centric concerns like Maternal and Neonatal Safety
  4. Partnerships with major public and private Healthcare systems
  5. Technology Innovations

The communication for a two day program has been sent to all Medical Colleges. Please contribute in finalization of these programs. Contribute to reinforcing ICHA’s mission "Patient Safety as the core of Healthcare Excellence".

Patient Safety Champions – Faculty / Expert Development

There is a need to develop Patient Safety Champions and Faculty to implement the above. Please send in your interest and suggestions for the same.

Enroll as Patient Safety Champions and volunteer to be developed as faculty / experts for various activities

The New Website www.icha.in

The web site of ICHA is being totally revamped at the new domain www.icha.in. The salient features are:

Large space
Static and dynamic content in a new look. Please view the website and send your suggestions.
On-line registration and facility to update your profile
Photo Gallery: Please send photographs and news for uploading on the web site
Interactive blog with the ICHA Fraternity
We hope to have more frequent news exchange and develop this further in to an academic journal activity.
The future communications will come from [email protected]

Some of the features are under development. Please bear with us. Your suggestions can be incorporated if sent now.


(Older news)

Dear Reader,

Active participation and contribution by the ICHA fraternity has ensured the success of ICHA patient safety initiative. Thanks for your wholehearted support. We look forward to your continued support with even greater vigor.

The “ICHA Convention for Patient Safety” scheduled for November 27 – 29, 09 at PARKLAND EXOTICA, New Delhi. The earlier venue had to be changed due to unavoidable reasons.

The convention website is ready (being updated constantly). Please visit www.ichapatientsafetycon.com for viewing brochures (delegates and sponsors). Register ASAP to avail the least costs and accommodation.

Please forward the link to all your contacts / association members to ensure widest possible dissemination.

Convention promises to be a veritable feast of learning, sharing and discovering new avenues, a landmark opportunity to contribute to what we stand for. ICHA: SAFE HEALTHCARE FOR ALL.

1. Commonwealth Fellowship Programme: We have successfully secured the maximum possible scholarships. Dr. Nikhil Datar and Ms. Nanthini Subbiah from ICHA and P. Srinivas and Dr. Venkateshwar Rao Ojha from IIPH. Congrats to them and we hope to have many more from now on.

2. Multi – location events: We have had hugely successful programs at Mumbai, Bhopal, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Ranchi. The following venues and dates are confirmed:

  1. Bangalore: API Bhavan, – July 26th 09.
  2. Lucknow: SGPGI – August 18th 09.
  3. Chennai: SRMC – August 29th 09

These programs have been organized by our dedicated regional coordinators as you have been seeing from the invitations.

3. Association of Surgeons of India: ICHA’s founder and esteemed constituent has taken a leadership role: Dr. Arvind Kumar and his team has produced a concise and easy to use booklet for the “Clean care is safer care” and “Safe surgery saves lives”. They shall make it available to all associations on request. This is a collaborative initiative with WHO and ICHA. Please see the website www.asiindia.org. You are requested to provide links / upload material on your wbsites on similar lines.

YOUR ATTENTION & IMMEDIATE and ONGOING ACTION

1. Disseminate the above to your associations / Organization, contacts and groups to participate and enroll in the GPSCs. Your help for Commonwealth Scholarships was very helpful.

2. Participation in the multi-location events nearest to you. Nominate/ request your key functionaries to participate.

3. Convey your interest to organize one in your area.

4. Your commitments on how you can contribute in taking forward this initiative.

5. Partnerships with your Health systems / Associations / Organizations. Please suggest way forward through personal meetings / presentations.

6. Look out for and act immediately on very frequent updates.

ICHA Affiliate Contributions

The affiliates are forming core groups at various locations to organize as many events as possible before the convention and also thereafter continue to organize sequential projects. Several other developments are in progress as well.

NEW ENROLMENTS

All Institute of local self government has applied to be member. This will be huge boost bring large fraternity in the fold.

Individual Affiliates: Now 363.
Organisational Affiliates: 29
Friends of ICHA: 20
These shall be posted on the website enrolment register.

The new website www.ichaindia.org is functional now but has to be taken forward.

Your comments / suggestions and News are important. Let us share with the fraternity. More news on the convention and ICHA websites from now on. Please visit regularly.

Warm regards.

Dr. Akhil K. Sangal
CEO – Indian Confederation for Healthcare Accreditation

D II / A – 2496, Netaji Nagar,
New Delhi – 110 023 INDIA.
Phone: 91-11-26884335, 24679272 Mobile: 9811061853
E-mail: [email protected]; (Personal) [email protected];
Please Visit Web Page: www.indmedica.com/icha ; www.ichaindia.in


Dear Reader,

Board of ICHA decided in the meeting on 21st March 09 to prioritize patient safety. Board adopted the WAPS initiatives for rapid implementation in India with the support from global and Indian partners.

ICHA Patient Safety Initiative with WHO – WAPS, NPSA and other partners

Patient centered healthcare is the ICHA model of excellence. ICHA fraternity believes, safety of patient is the hallmark of excellent care and our raison d’ etre.

The total congruence of tenets of ICHA & WHO – WAPS (World Alliance on Patient Safety) has brought together prominent global partners from UK, USA and Europe e.g. NPSA and Manchester NHS Trust. More confirmations shall be progressively updated.

Our ICHA has embarked on Patient Safety implementation through the WAPS Action Areas and Global Patient Safety Challenges (GPSC I, II & III) as below:

1. Commonwealth Fellowship Programme: Overwhelming response from the fraternity through dissemination, applications and nominations was the first step of this pilot project. Many more such opportunities will be available continually.

2. Multi – location events: One day events are being planned all over the country. Positive responses have been received from several locations. The first event is at KEM Hospital Auditorium, Parel, Mumbai on April 19th 09. More dates and locations shall be communicated as finalized. A core committee is working full steam. During these events we shall:

  • “Clean Care is Safer Care”: The first GPSC challenge is being launched by WHO on May 5, 09. Details on WHO web site http://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/en/index.html. ICHA shall coordinate to collect, collate and compute the data to present Status report at the November Convention. As also GPSC II “Safe Surgery Saves Lives”.
  • Sensitize participants to all WAPS Action Areas and participation as appropriate.
  • Consultation and Interaction for participation in the above and Grand Convention in November 09. To identify Patient Safety Champions and Action Area teams.

3. Develop partnerships with Healthcare Systems.

4. Consolidation and Pre-convention event at Delhi in September.

5. ICHA Convention on Patient Safety: 27 – 29 November 09 at New Delhi. H. E. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam has kindly consented to be the Chief Guest and bestowed the status of a mega event. We have also invited Sir Liam Donaldson Chair WAPS. Many other dignitaries and Partners shall collaborate.

The convention proposes detailed deliberations on various aspects of Patient Safety and focus on all WAPS Action Areas. The focus shall be on India centric priorities and contributions. The outcome aimed is that ICHA fraternity with Global partners:

• Form Action Area Groups to sustain and carry forward the Patient Safety mission continually.

• Committed pledges and implementation of GPSCs and other areas shall be compiled.

• Expand avenues like research projects, Scholarships / Fellowships, Safety Prizes etc.

Thus reinforce ICHA’s core mission “Patient Safety as the core of Healthcare Excellence.

YOUR ATTENTION & IMMEDIATE and ONGOING ACTION

1. Disseminate the above to your associations / Organization, contacts and groups to participate and enroll in the GPSCs. Your help for Commonwealth Scholarships was very helpful.

2. Participation in the multi-location events nearest to you. Nominate/ request your key functionaries to participate.

3. Convey your interest to organize one in your area. We have received interest from Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangaluru, Bhopal, Lucknow, Jaipur, Calicut so far. Be a part of the core group.

4. Your commitments on how you can contribute in taking forward this initiative.

5. Partnerships with your Health systems / Associations / Organizations. Please suggest way forward through personal meetings / presentations.

6. Look out for and act immediately on very frequent updates.

ICHA Affiliate Contributions

The affiliates are forming core groups at various locations to organize as many events as possible before the convention and also thereafter continue to organize sequential projects. Several other developments are in progress as well.

NEW ENROLMENTS

Individual Affiliates: 23. Now 305. These shall be posted on the website enrolment register.

The new website www.ichaindia.org is functional now but has to be taken forward.

Your comments / suggestions and News are important. Let us share with the fraternity.

Warm regards.

Dr. Akhil K. Sangal
CEO – Indian Confederation for Healthcare Accreditation

D II / A – 2496, Netaji Nagar,
New Delhi – 110 023 INDIA.
Phone: 91-11-26884335, 24679272 Mobile: 9811061853
E-mail: [email protected]; (Personal) [email protected];
Please Visit Web Page: www.indmedica.com/icha ; www.ichaindia.org

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