Skills for Quality in Healthcare at European Level
In the framework of the EU funded Leonardo da Vinci project QUALIMED, Quality Austria supports together with the Hungarian partner EOQ MNB the Romanian Society for Quality (ARC) and CREST Resource Center Association to develop and implement an EOQ-harmonized course in "Quality Management in Health Care" for the Romanian labour market.
This project is a Leonardo da Vinci project for transfer of innovation. It was launched in February 2013 in Satu Mare, Romania and will end in December 2014.
Training of future trainers / examiners for the newly developed course
Within the project, Romanian trainers and examiners are qualified. For this reason, a training session for the Romanian colleagues through Quality Austria took place in May of this year, based on a previous taken training needs analysis. 11 Romanian experts in public health from the north of Romania (Satu Mare) and the Bucharest region have been trained in Vienna for one week by a qualityaustria expert and inspiring knowledge and experience exchange took place. A highlight for the participants was the visit of the General Hospital in Vienna with a presentation by Mr. Univ. Prof. Dr. med. Reinhard Krepler- director of the company General Hospital and medical director of Directorate- and a tour through the hospital accompanied by the company VAMED.
This project supports the development of a European framework for safe, high quality and efficient health services. It thus supports the implementation of health policy at EU level and the strategies of the European Union in healthcare to support dynamic health systems and new technologies, listed in the White Paper of the European Commission "Together for Health: A European strategic approach for 2008-2013”. In addition to the high level of training of personnel directly involved in the provision of medical services, a good management of health systems must be secured. Quality management in health care is essential in order to better respond to the needs of citizens and patients.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.