News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Quality Improvement and Innovation Awards make a comeback

November 19, 2012

Quality Improvement and Innovation Awards make a comeback

The Canterbury District Health Board Quality Improvement and Innovation Awards programme has made a welcome return this year.

The Awards began in 2003 to recognise, reward, and showcase quality improvement and innovation projects initiated within CDHB and contracted providers but were not held last year after the February earthquake.

Jan Nicholson, Corporate Quality and Risk Manager, says it’s great to have the awards back again and there are some amazing initiatives to showcase.

“Canterbury health professionals channelled their efforts into a different kind of innovation during 2011 but, if anything, our experiences will have encouraged more thinking outside the square. It will be exciting to showcase many current initiatives through the Awards and share knowledge and best practice throughout the wider Canterbury health system,” Jan says.

“The Quality Improvement and Innovation Awards assist in creating a workplace culture that supports and encourages continual improvement and innovation. But of course the biggest winners in these awards always have to be the patient – as they are at the centre of everything we do to improve our services.”

This year’s awards are separated into three categories: Best Value for Public Health System Resources; Improved Quality, Safety and Experience of Care; Improved Health and Equity for Populations.

“There are a great variety of projects this year to showcase with a total of 18 entries submitted from across the Canterbury Health System from older person’s to neonatal health services,” Jan says.

“It’s exciting to be able to highlight them once again after the disruption the quakes caused.”

This year’s awards ceremony will be held on November 21st at the Show Gate, Riccarton Park, from 2pm to 4pm.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

RLWC 2017 Draw: New Zealand Set For A Festival Of Rugby League

New Zealand Rugby League fans will have the chance to see the Kiwis in action against the best in the Pacific region for the Rugby League World Cup 2017, as announced today at the Official Tournament Draw. More>>

ALSO:

Non-Pokemon News: Magical Park A Safer Augmented Reality For Younger Audiences

Since May, Wellington City Council has been trialling a new app, Magical Park, in collaboration with the game’s New Zealand developer Geo AR Games, in parks around the city. Magical Park uses GPS technology to get users moving around the park to play within a set boundary. More>>

'Erroneous': Pokemon App Makers On Huge Privacy Flaw

We recently discovered that the Pokémon Go account creation process on iOS erroneously requests full access permission for the user's Google account... More>>

ALSO:

Te Wiki O Te Reo: Te Reo Māori Is For All New Zealanders — Minister

Minister for Māori Development Te Ururoa Flavell welcomes the start of Māori Language Week today and invites all New Zealanders to give speaking te reo Māori a go. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news