Sunday, 21 October 2012

HMC, US firm in pact to boost health service

QNA

DOHA THE Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has joined hands with Partners HealthCare Foundation to further improve health services for women in Qatar.

According to the three-year agreement signed between the two, Partners HealthCare will bring its clinical expertise and world-class best practices to the Doha-based Women’s Hospital.

The move is intended to make Doha hospital, already one of the busiest obstetrical hospitals in region, one of the best too.

As part of the agreement, a number of specialists and clinicians from Bregham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital will work side by side with the team of Doha’s Women’s Hospital.

The association will target specific improvements in the quality of health care, which will eventually lead to better clinical outcomes.

A number of obstetrics and gynaecology experts from Partners Healthcare Foundation are already identifying ways to improve the quality and flow of operations at the Women’s Hospital to enable it provide more effective health care.

HMC Director Dr Hanan al Kuwari said that the corporation is engaged in building a great legacy of the health care expertise in Qatar. To this end, it is further developing its hospitals by promoting national expertise through adoption of world-class best practices.

“The HMC, through agreement with Partners HealthCare, will redefine the clinical practice,” Dr Kuwari added. The new research-based clinical procedures will introduce practical developments that will improve the women’s health care, the HMC director said.

Reminding that renovation and improvement take a lot of time and effort, she said with assistance of Partners, the situation will be optimum to face these challenges.

Dr Kuwari said Qatar has made great strides towards the establishment of the first academic health system in the region for the benefit of patients.

Partners HealthCare represent the largest integrated academic health system in the United States, and that HMC could learn a lot from their experience, she concluded.

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