2017 CUGH Satellite: Putting quality on the global health agenda

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Washington Hilton Hotel - DuPont Circle

1919 Connecticut Avenue NW

Columbia 6 / Terrace Level

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This session will convene leading experts to address the critical issue of measuring and improving quality of healthcare in low income settings.

In order to improve the health of the world's population, we need to increase access to healthcare and simultaneously ensure that the care provided is of sufficiently high quality (i.e. care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable). Healthcare systems need to think beyond access and coverage of healthcare services; they need to start measuring and systematically improving quality of healthcare in LMICs. This session of leading international experts will:

  • Discuss and debate the best approaches to measurement of healthcare quality.
  • Give examples of quality improvement programs that have worked or failed through case study lessons.
  • Explore quality of care in private versus public sectors.
  • Explain the use of quality dashboards, audits and tools, and their likely impact on quality.
  • Give strategies for understanding and overcoming the pervasive know-do gap (i.e. gap between what healthcare providers know, and what they actually do in practice).

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What will I learn?

  • To review various approaches to measuring quality of healthcare and quality of public healht in low-resource settings
  • To summarize current evidence on quality of care for conditions such as maternal health, pediatrics, tuberculosis, and primary healthcare
  • To discuss examples of quality improvement programs that have worked or failed, and lessons from such case studies
  • To describe the role of research in understanding variation in quality, the know-do gap, and how provider performance can be improved

Who is speaking?

  • Jishnu Das, Lead Economist, World Bank, Washington DC

  • David Eidelman, Dean of Medicine and Vice-Principal Health Affairs, McGill University, Montreal

  • Mary-Ann Etiebet, Executive Director, Merk for Mothers, NJ, USA

  • Sebastian Bauhoff, Research Fellow, Center for Global Development, Washington, DC

  • Ashish Jha, Director, Harvard Global Health Institute; Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston

  • Margaret Kruk, Associate Professor of Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston

  • Charles Larson, National Coordinator, Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR)

  • Madhukar Pai, Director, McGill Global Health Programs, McGill University, Montreal

  • David Peters, Chair, International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore

Who should attend?

Policy makers, academic researchers, program implementers, and funders.

Agenda

1:00 Welcome by Co-chairs Dr. Ashish Jha and Dr. David Peters

1:15-1:45 Why does quality of patient care matter in global health? Dr. Ashish Jha

1:45-2:15 Measuring quality of care in LMICs: can we do better? Dr. Jishnu Das

2:15-2:45 What does “quality” mean in public health? Dr. David Peters

2:45-3:00 Coffee break

3:00-3:20 Case study 1: Quality of maternal care in LMICs Dr. Margaret Kruk

3:20-3:40 Case study 2: Quality of tuberculosis care in LMICs Dr. Madhukar Pai

3:40-4:50 Panel: Strategies for improving quality of care in low resource settings Moderator: Dr. Jishnu Das

Panelists: Drs. David Eidelman, Ashish Jha, David Peters, Mary-Ann Etiebet, Margaret Kruk, Amanda Glassman & Charles Larson

4:50-5:00 Closing comments: Co-chairs Dr. Ashish Jha and Dr. David Peters

Questions?

Contact McGill Global Health Programs at globalhealth@mcgill.ca

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Washington Hilton Hotel - DuPont Circle

1919 Connecticut Avenue NW

Columbia 6 / Terrace Level

Washington, DC 20009

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