HARC Forum: How can accreditation drive change in health services?

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Our May 2016 HARC Forum featured Accreditation Canada President and CEO Ms Leslee Thompson, who challenged the audience to think about major changes to the way accreditation systems should operate in order to “move the needle” on improving patient care. The health system needed disruption to help keep patients...


HARC symposium: Patient-Centred Medical Home (PCMH)


March 2016. Professor Kevin Grumbach, a family physician and a founding director of the Centre for Excellence in Primary Care at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, addressed a recent symposium hosted by the Hospital Alliance for Research Collaboration (HARC) and the Centre for Primary Health Care...


Roundtable on the revised OECD Health Systems Performance Framework


February 2016. International expert Professor Fabrizio Carinci recently appeared at a HARC Roundtable on the revised OECD Health Systems Performance Framework. Professor Carinci is Professor of Health Systems and Policy at the University of Surrey and member of the OECD Health Care Quality Indicators Expert Group and Advisory Panel on Health...


Evaluating Integrated Care Strategies


16 September 2015. Our HARC Forum event Evaluating integrated care strategies, featured Professor Nicholas Mays. Professor Mays, the Director of the Policy Innovation Research Unit at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Co-Editor of the Journal of Health Services Research & Policy. Professor Mays discussed initiatives and challenges...


HARC Scholars Forum

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April 2015. Six diverse and interesting projects of former HARC scholarship recipients were showcased at the first HARC Scholars Forum. On this page, you can find presentations from the forum and photos from the event. Anne Darton, Agency for Clinical Innovation Bea Brown, Sax Institute Bronwyn Shumack, Clinical Excellence...


HARC Forum: Patient experience and patient reported outcome measures

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April 2015. The HARC partners recently welcomed Mr Dan Wellings, Head of Insight and Feedback at NHS England. Mr Wellings spoke about the NHS approach to patient experience and patient reported outcome measures. His presentation was followed by presentations from Dr Jean-Frederic Levesque, Chief Executive of the Bureau of...


HARC Forum: Developments in performance measurement and reporting in OECD countries

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December 2014. At this event, the HARC network welcomed Dr Niek Klazinga, Head of the Health Care Quality Indicators Project in the OECD Health Division. Dr Klazinga discussed current developments in performance measurement and reporting. His presentation was followed by a response from local expert Dr Diane Watson, CEO of the National...


HARC Forum: Taking action on performance measurement

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May 2014. Sir Bruce Keogh on how the NHS is using performance measurement to drive health systems change Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director of England’s National Health Service (NHS) Commissioning Board, has recently called on patients, NHS staff, industry leaders and politicians to change their approach to healthcare...


10th HARC Forum: Clinical decision support systems in an era of eMR – using new technology to improve care

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November 2013. The HARC partners were delighted to host Professor Greg Maynard, Director of the Center for Innovation and Improvement Science at the University of California, and Senior Vice President of the US Society of Hospital Medicine’s Center for Healthcare Improvement and Innovation, as keynote speaker at the November 2013...


9th HARC Forum: Reducing diagnostic error in medicine – what can I do?

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May 2013. International diagnostic error pioneer Dr Mark Graber addressed the 9th HARC Forum on Monday 13 May on the subject Reducing diagnostic error in medicine: What can I do? He told the audience that overcoming research gaps and ensuring someone took ownership of the problem were two keys...