Quality of care in the 2020s: International perspectives
On 25 October, we hosted a very special event. Researchers from the NHMRC Partnership Centre for Health System Sustainability (PCHSS) and AIHI’s Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science (CHRIS) were joined by international guests to present on the topic: Quality of care in the 2020’s: international perspectives.
The event was live on campus.
Our distinguished speakers included:
Professor Boel Andersson Gäre (professor of Quality Improvement and Leadership at Jönköping University and senior advisor in research and education in Region Jönköping County, Sweden). Boel’s research interests are linked to practice with perspectives on quality, safety, coproduction and value with a focus on the lived realities of patients and families. She has a clinical background in paediatrics and clinical research in epidemiology and outcomes. In leadership positions, Boel led and was part of systematic improvement work developed in the Jönköping Region in international collaboration with Institute of Healthcare Improvement, the Dartmouth Institute. She has led several broad, multidisciplinary research programs with an interactive approach aiming at joint learning for all involved – bridging gaps between academia and practice, research disciplines and different professions. She is one of the founders of the Jönköping Academy for Improvement of Health and Welfare, with the aim to develop the emerging field of improvement science and coproduction.
Professor Holger Pfaff (Director of the Institute for Medical Sociology, Health Services Research and Rehabilitation Science as well as the Director of the Centre for Health Services Research Cologne, Germany). He is Chairman of the Board of experts of the German Innovation Fund (Appointed by the German Federal Minister of Health); and a spokesperson of the association of professors teaching health services research at German universities and universities of applied sciences. Holga is an elected member of the Review Board of the German Research Foundation for the subject area Public Health, Health Services Research, Social Medicine, and a member of the task force for palliative care at the Leopoldina National Academy of Science.
Professor Siri Wiig (Centre Director at SHARE – Centre for Resilience in Healthcare, at the University of Stavanger (UiS), Norway). The SHARE centre is the largest research group in Norway doing research on quality and safety in healthcare. Siri is full Professor of Quality and Safety in Healthcare Systems at the Faculty of Health Sciences, UiS. Key research interests are resilience in healthcare, patient safety, quality improvement, safety investigations, user involvement, risk regulation, leadership, and learning in socio-technical systems. Siri is Adjunct Professor at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Haugesund, Norway and Honorary Professor at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation.