International Advisory Board for Qatar's Academic Health System meets in Doha
- Qatar: Tuesday, March 19 - 2013 at 15:59
- PRESS RELEASE
The International Advisory Board (IAB) for Qatar's Academic Health System (AHS), held its third meeting in Doha this week. On the agenda were discussions about progress made for clinical transformation programs, the ongoing development of research institutions and strength of the evolving partnership between seven health, research and education organizations in Qatar.
The IAB met on the eve of the first Middle East and North Africa meeting of the Association of Academic Health Centers International, co-hosted by Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), which is taking place in Doha this week.
"We are fortunate to have such an eminent International Advisory Board. Successful collaborations across the Qatar's academic health partnership are continuing to gain momentum," said Hanan Al- Kuwari PhD, HMC's Managing Director.
"This is reflected in the growing number of joint appointments of physicians between HMC and Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar. This same process includes joint appointments in nursing with the University of Calgary - Qatar and with Qatar University in the area of pharmacy as well as joint appointments with Sidra and the Qatar Biomedical Research Institute," Dr. Al-Kuwari said.
Professor Edward Hillhouse, HMC's Chief of Scientific, Faculty and Academic Affairs, said the IAB discussions featured a productive discussion on the importance of managing transformation with a commitment to patient care and safety. "I believe Qatar's AHS partnership continues to reinforce the most important principle of the academic health system - that the patient is at the center of everything we do," Professor Hillhouse said.
Dr. Steven A. Wartman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Academic Healthcare Centers and a member of the IAB applauded the depth and reach of partnership working including the emerging collaborative health projects.
"This type of partnership demonstrates effective engagement by all seven institutions, generated by both successful, and smart capacity-building. It is a significant achievement," Dr. Wartman said. "It is a collaborative model others will seek to emulate."
The International Advisory Board is an advisory body formed of high-profile, international experts in the fields of health, education and research, with significant experience in the development and operation of academic health systems. Its primary functions include:
• Leverage international expertise to provide advice and guidance on the Academic Health System's overarching strategy, goals, and plans.
• Provide an international perspective on emerging global developments and challenges.
• Assist in identifying opportunities for partnership and collaboration with health, education and research institutions both locally and globally.
• Assist in the development of metrics and Key Performance Indicators in line with international best practice.
• Help establish and develop the Academic Health System's position and reputation within networks of practice, locally, nationally and internationally.
• The IAB members are:
- Hanan Al Kuwari PhD, Managing Director, Hamad Medical Corporation
- Professor Edward Hillhouse, Chief of Scientific, Faculty and Academic Affairs, Hamad Medical Corporation
- The Right Hon Professor the Lord Darzi, Chair of Imperial College Institute for Global Health Innovation and AHSC, Imperial College, London
- Dr. Victor Dzau, President and CEO, Duke University Health System
- Professor Martin Paul, President, Maastricht University
- Dr. Steven A. Wartman, President and CEO, Association of Academic Health Centers
- Dr. John Wong, Deputy Chief Executive, the National University of Health System, Singapore
- Dr. Delos (Toby) Cosgrove, CEO and President, Cleveland Clinic
- Dr. Javaid Sheikh, Dean, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
- Sir John Tooke, Vice Provost of Health, University College London
- Sir Keith Peters, Independent Chair, Cambridge University Health Partners.
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