OTTAWA, Jan. 26 /CNW/ - The Ministry of Public Health in Lebanon has
kept primary health care as a priority by continuing to invest in
improving the quality of primary health care in Lebanon. Starting in
January 2011, Accreditation Canada International will provide training
on quality improvement and the accreditation process, as well as help
in the development of the skills of health care professionals in
This project will involve a first group of 20 Lebanese primary care
centers going through an initial assessment of their services, which
will help identify opportunities for improvement and provide the
impetus to improve the quality of care provided to the population. This
second phase of the primary health care strategy follows Accreditation
Canada International's successful review and revision of existing
Lebanese primary health care standards, and the pilot testing of the
revised standards in three local health organizations. "Improving the
quality and safety of primary health care services through
accreditation is a key component of health reform in Lebanon," says
Professor Mohamed Jawad Khalifeh, Minister of Public Health in Lebanon.
"Everyone involved in the first phase of this project has shown a
remarkable commitment to ongoing quality improvement," says Wendy
Nicklin, President and CEO of Accreditation Canada. "It's encouraging
to see that the people who deliver health services in Lebanon are so
dedicated to providing safe, high quality services."
"The Ministry of Public Health is using a staged and sound approach that
builds concensus within the primary care community and instills
confidence that significant improvements can be achieved," says
Sébastien Audette, Director of Accreditation Canada International. "The
level of engagement has a direct impact on results, and the progress
being made is commendable."
Accreditation Canada International specializes in exporting health
accreditation expertise worldwide. Accreditation Canada (www.accreditation.ca) is a not-for-profit, independent organization that provides national
and international health services organizations with a rigorous and
comprehensive accreditation process. We foster ongoing quality
improvement based on evidence-based standards and external peer review.
Accredited by the International Society for Quality in Health Care,
Accreditation Canada has helped organizations strive for excellence for
more than 50 years.
SOURCE Accreditation Canada
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