The Australian Voice in China’s High-level Forum on Hospital Quality Improvement

In the late June 2018, National Institute of Hospital Administration(NIHA), which is affiliated to China Commission of Health, hosted the International Forum for Hospital Evaluation and Quality Improvement in Wuhan, China. This is the fourth peak event in China focusing on hospital accreditation and continuous improvement. Representative organisations from U.S., Germany, Australia, Norway are invited to attend and give lectures to nearly 1500 attendees who are government officers, hospital directors and administrators, academics and experts all around China. 

Australia China Health Accelerator (ACHA), as the international partner of this event, brought its strategic partner the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) to the conference and spoke a load Australian voice to introduce and promote Australian health system and hospital accreditation.

Mr Jason Sun, CEO of ACHA and previous Head of Engagement (Greater China) at Department of Health and Human Services (Victoria), delivered a keynote speech on “Hospital management in Australia and Australia-China cooperation opportunity on hospital management”.

Dr Christine Dennis, CEO of ACHS, gave a keynote speech titled “How ACHS accreditation improves hospital service safety and quality in Australia” and a second lecture on How Australia accredits hospitals in Australia and Hong Kong-case studies” in an international session. Dr Leno Low, spoke on “Introduction of ACHS Surveyor training and management”.