IGHI news round up

  • IGHI logoLord Darzi and the IGHI hosted a visit by senior Burmese health policy advisors to provide them with an opportunity to capture new ideas and priorities in healthcare policy, as well as international expertise as they expand and develop Burma’s future healthcare agenda.
  • Led by Lord Darzi, the IGHI hosted a visit by the Kuwaiti Assistant Undersecretary of State for Health to follow up on Kuwait’s renewed commitment to progress their interest in a Simulation Centre collaboration with Imperial.
  • The IGHI hosted a visit by Ambassador Tania Dussey-Cavassini, Vice-Director General of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health and Swiss Ambassador for Global Health, who was accompanied by Ms Manuela Ocana, Scientific Advisor, Biosafety and Human Genetics. Ambassador Dussey-Cavassini has a special interest in the IGHI’s work and requested a visit to discuss the Institute’s current priorities as well as its longer term strategic work plan.
  • The first Sowerby Interpretive Review ‘Nothing about me without me’ by Erik Mayer and Sagar Jilkar has been accepted and published in the ‘Journal of Medical Internet Research’ (JMIR).
  • Effectiveness of interventions to improve patient handover in surgery: A systematic review [Epub ahead of print] on 18 May 2015 in Surgery pii: S0039-6060(15)00211-1. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2015.02.017. by Pucher PH, Johnston MJ, Aggarwal R, Arora S, Darzi A
  • Raising the Alarm: A Cross-Sectional Study Exploring the Factors Affecting Patients’ Willingness to Escalate Care on Surgical Wards [Epub ahead of print] on 27 May 2015 in World J Surg. 2015 by Johnston MJ, Davis RE, Arora S, King D, Reissis Y, Darzi A.
  • Professor David Meltzer – Director of the Center for Health and the Social Sciences, and Chair of the Committee on Clinical and Translational Science at The University of Chicago presented the second session in LHSN’s Safer Care Accelerator webinar series on 21st May. He discussed the rationale for and design of the Comprehensive Care Physician model – a program designed to improve care coordination by having physicians provide both inpatient and outpatient care to patients at high risk of hospitalization. He also reported on the progress of the study of the model, supported by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Eight LHSN organisations were in attendance.
  • Colin Bicknell gave invited lecture at the Royal Society of Medicine Presidents’ Day titled ‘Error evaluation in Surgery’ 4 June 2015.Gianluca Fontana represented the Centre for Health Policy in a meeting with a governmental delegation from the state of Rajasthan in India on 19th May at the UK India Business Council.
  • LHSN’s 15 member organisations began work on the Patient Safety Information Scorecard – a project designed to provide a comparative view of what information is used for patient safety and how effectively this information is used across healthcare systems. Two member systems completed the initial scorecard questionnaire, with others aiming to do so by the end of June.

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