CHENNAI / April , 2018 – CAHOCON 2018, the 4th Annual International conference of Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organisations (CAHO), a not for profit institution with the goal to boost healthcare quality by promoting collaboration between hospital and labs accredited with NABH, NABL and JCI concluded with valedictory ceremony, awarding individuals and organisations recognizing for their excellence in Healthcare quality. Lifetime Achiever Award and ‘Young Quality Achiever Award’ were presented to honour substantial work in the field of healthcare quality.
Dr. Alexander Thomas, President, AHPI received the prestigious ‘Lifetime achievement award 2018’, Dr. Saravana Kumar and Dr. Samina Faiyaz Zamindar received ‘Young Quality achiever awards 2018’ and both Dr. Sanjeev Singh and Dr. Murali Srinivasan bagged the Quality Champion award 2018.
More than 600 national and international delegates, including healthcare leaders and policy makers attend this two-day conclave and deliberate on this year’s chosen theme of “Timely Intervention is the Key to Quality” through back-to-back sessions and workshops on both the days.
Speaking after the award distribution, Dr. Vijay Agarwal, President, Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organisations (CAHO) said, “Each category saw a record number of entries evidencing the importance of CAHO awards. The judges were greatly impressed by the standard of entries. On behalf of CAHO, we warmly congratulate the winners and all those who participated.”
CAHOCON Awards were also presented on various organisations and individuals based on different categories. The winners were
- Platform presentation
- Nursing Services : THINK & PLAN BEFORE HANDOFF – Mr Jidhun P of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, AIMS, Kochi
- Clinical Services : LEAN ON SIXSIGMA FOR HIGH RELIABILITY HEALTHCARE – Dr. L. Britto Duraisingh, Ganga Medical Centre & Hospitals
- Poster presentation –Dr. Rashmi and Nirmala, AJ Hospital and research centre, Mangalore
- Best research publication award – Anna Varghese, CMC Vellore
- Quality Improvement projects – Meenakshi Hospital
- Clinical audits – NU Hospital
- Video Presentation – Tech Med laboratories
The Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organisations (CAHO) is a not-for-profit society to promote collaboration among accredited hospitals and laboratories to initiate efforts to improve healthcare quality and to work closely with NABH and NABL. With a growing number of healthcare organizations achieving NABH, NABL and JCI accreditation, this common platform will facilitate communication amongst the accredited HCOs, share best practices, and provide benchmarking, while promoting and continuously improving the quality and safety of healthcare services provided by the HCOs across India, in collaboration with all stakeholders.