On Friday 18 May, at the AGPAL & QIP 2018 Conference Gala Dinner in Melbourne, Qscan Radiology was announced as the Excellence Winner of the QIP Chair Health Service of the Year Award, as part of the AGPAL & QIP Excellence Awards.
The AGPAL & QIP Excellence Awards recognise practices, organisations or services accredited by Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) and Quality Innovation Performance Limited (QIP), who consistently go above and beyond to implement and embed quality improvements, have teams that love to innovate, demonstrate a dedicated approach to patient and consumer services and/or care, and have a clear understanding of related industry standards.
Dr Stephen Clark, QIP Chief Executive, said that there was a large volume of high calibre nominations for the award category, received from QIP accredited health services from around the nation.
“The QIP Awards recognise and reward the commitment that Qscan Radiology makes to quality improvement within Australia’s health care setting. I was proud that I, and our judging panel of industry experts, was able to read about Qscan Radiology’s nomination. Their dedication to their «People» and the local community goes above and beyond expected standards.”
“I congratulate Qscan Radiology for being the 2018 Excellence Winner of the QIP Chair Health Service of the Year Award. I would also like to thank all other nominees for sharing their stories,” Dr Clark said.
The establishment of a Quality Committee and electronic reporting system across the health service has improved Qscan’s service delivery significantly. The use of technology in a recent initiative has seen a rise in the success of required staff training, increasing the staff’s ability to perform their job.
Qscan is committed to rapid response to patient and referrer feedback and they have a strong risk management policy to prevent and minimise risk to ensure their teams have a fundamental role in the delivery of safe, high quality care and the patient experience is of the highest quality.
Award nominees submitted a nomination form self-assessing against key criteria. The judging process to identify the finalists, and subsequent excellence winner and highly commended recipient, was rigorous with a large number of nominations received.
QIP is a not-for-profit certification and accreditation organisation dedicated to supporting health and community services to manage safety, risk and quality through the provision of accreditation, certification and quality assurance services.