The Arab Health Awards 2014 Categories

   
Excellence in Radiology Award
 

This award is presented to the organisation or department that has made the greatest contribution in the field of imaging and diagnostics.

Criteria for selection:

  • Quality assurance programme - Achievement through quality assurance programme (implementation, improvement, etc...)
  • Accuracy of Radiological Diagnosis – Accuracy in each imaging modality (true positive, true negative, false positive, false negative)
  • Turn around time - by type of examination (time from the imaging request is issued till report result)
  • Patient safety in the department - including identification of patients, patient falls, communication with the patients)
  • Workflow and safe design – workflow of patients, staff, support function, etc. and how design promote safety inside the department
  • Radiation safety policy - Implementation of policy
  • Waste management policy - Implementation and improvement of policy
 
Excellence in Surgery Services Award
 

This award is presented to the organisation or department that has made the greatest contribution in the field of surgery.

The following criteria must be addressed to measure the extent the organisation abides by the International Clinical Pathways / guidelines.

Criteria for selection:

  • Unplanned rate of return to the OR
  • Post infection rates
  • Average length of stay
  • Success rates
 
Excellence in Patient Centred Care Award
 

This award is presented to the hospital or institution that has developed the most effective patient centred care approach in the region.

Criteria for selection:

  • What initiatives have you implemented to make your hospital/institution more patient orientated/friendly?
  • What initiatives have you implemented to educate the patient?
  • Evidence of increasing patient satisfaction
  • Patient privacy
  • Patient rights
 
Young Surgeon of the Year Award
 

The Young Surgeon Award of the Arab Health aims to recognise the accomplishments of young surgeons where all surgical residents, fellows, and surgeons up to the age of 40 are eligible to apply for the award.

Review criteria - All applicants will be evaluated according to the following:

  • Academic achievements, which include education, research, publications and affiliation with professional associations
  • Social commitments, including volunteer work and public education programs
  • Role as an educator and a mentor involved in educating junior surgical staff and medical students, and participates in organising education activities, such as conferences

Application requirements:

  • Applicant must not be more than 40 years of age as of 1 November 2013
  • Complete application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement (1000 words)
    • Why should you be considered for the Award
    • Social background
    • Summary of achievements
    • Future plans
    • Special hobbies & talents(e.g.: photography, art, & music)

Submit at least 3 letters of recommendation as follows:

  • Mandatory letter from the department chair/chief
  • Recommended letter from a peer
  • Recommended letter from a junior colleague
  • Highly recommended to provide a letter from the candidate's mentor if applicable
Selected candidates will be required to participate in either an oral presentation or a surgical jeopardy during the Arab Health General Surgery Conference 2014.
 
Cleveland Clinic Young Clinician Award
 

The winner of this award will be taken on a week long tour of the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, USA. Accommodation and flight tickets will be provided as part of the award.

This award is presented to a physician (under the age of 40 years) who has made the greatest contribution to making a difference in the lives of their patients in the Middle East. Individuals may be nominated by an institution or a peer who must detail why they feel the nominee deserves to be recognised for his/her achievements.

Criteria for selection:

  • Evidence of acumen and leadership
  • Dedication to excellence in quality of patient care
  • Demonstrates empathy and compassion in all aspects of patient care
  • Commitment to continuing medical education
  • Engaged in research
 
Outstanding Contribution of an Individual to the Middle East Healthcare Industry Award
 

This award will recognise an outstanding healthcare professional that has made a significant contribution to the healthcare industry in the Middle East. These contributions, whether they have been in research, leadership, innovation or mentorship, must have had a lasting impact in the region and must have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to develop the industry.

Individuals may be nominated by a company or a peer who must detail why they feel the nominee deserves to be recognised for their achievements.

 
Roche Excellence in Laboratory Award
 

This award is presented to the organisation or department that has made the greatest contribution in the field of medical laboratory.

Criteria for selection:

  • Evidence of true positive results
  • Safety within the laboratory
  • Waste management policy and blood management policy
  • Patient identification
  • Innovation
  • Continuous improvement – for example Lean and Six Sigma
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