The quality, leadership, and pursuit of zero harm conference kicked off in Riyadh today, organised by the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC). This key two-day event, conducted in partnership with the Joint Commission International (JCI) and Joint Commission Arabia (JCA), is dedicated to advancing high-reliability practices in the healthcare industry. The conference will highlight the hospital’s innovative methods for providing safe and harm-free healthcare environments and medical care.
The first day of the conference in Riyadh featured an array of workshops addressing the leadership dynamics of transitioning to high-reliability organisations and highlighting the hospital’s innovative risk management and robust process improvement model. Additionally, a significant workshop focused on teaching universal skills for error prevention in healthcare was conducted.
Targeted at healthcare sector leaders and practitioners, the conference is focused on reinforcing the principles of high reliability in healthcare institutions. It offers a dynamic platform for exchanging ideas and best practices about effective implementation. It also presents a global stage where healthcare experts engage in discussions on the challenges associated with applying high-reliability practices in healthcare settings.
The second day of the conference will feature a series of engaging panel discussions exploring the concept of high-reliability organisations and drawing parallels with the operational strategies of the nuclear energy and aviation industries. Topics include achieving sustainable high reliability in healthcare, practical applications in daily operations, and the impact on medical and nursing teams. A special focus will be given to KFSH&RC’s journey towards ensuring a harm-free healthcare service.
The event is one of the KFSH&RC initiatives to elevate the standards of specialised healthcare through a high-profile conference. It marks a significant step in the hospital’s commitment to fostering a secure healthcare environment. By concentrating on high-reliability strategies and emphasising safety through specialised training and awareness programmes, the hospital is setting a benchmark in the region for delivering safe and dependable care to its patients.
The KFSH&RC is globally recognised for its exceptional specialised healthcare services and groundbreaking innovations. It stands as an advanced hub for medical research and education, committed to advancing medical technologies and raising the standard of healthcare on a global scale. Through collaborations with prominent local, regional, and international institutions, it aspires to deliver world-class services in clinical care, research, and education.