Awards Submission

The 2017 International Awards of the International Hospital Federation (IHF) will be presented during a special Awards Presentation and Prize-giving session during the 41st IHF World Hospital Congress to be held 7-9 November 2017, in Taipei, Taiwan. The Awards recognize and honor hospitals and healthcare organizations for innovation, excellence, outstanding achievements and best practices in areas that are worthy of international recognition.

These include:

  • Governance, leadership, management policies and practices;
  • Quality service delivery in multiple areas at affordable costs;
  • Culture of service to motivate healthcare professionals to excel;
  • Innovations in healthcare delivery or process management;
  • Quality and safety, ethical approaches and evidence-based practices in patient-centered care;
  • Sustainable environment, energy conservation and green initiatives;
  • Addressing inequalities in healthcare service delivery to the community;
  • Advancing healthcare for emerging and developing nations

These awards present a unique opportunity to participate in a forum of likeminded innovators and to access a platform of dialogue with peers engaged in similar projects.

Application Submission
Open - 15th January 2017
Entry submission deadline - 2nd June 2017
Winner Announcement - 7th August 2017
Entry submission is online only see guidelines

Award Categories

Category 1: IHF/ Dr Kwang Tae Kim Grand Award

Open only to IHF Full and Associate Members. This Award recognizes excellence and achievements with proven results at health system or facility level in all areas including quality and patient safety, corporate social responsibility, innovations in service delivery at affordable costs, and healthcare leadership and management practices.

Category 2: IHF Excellence Awards

  • Excellence Award for Leadership and Management in healthcare
  • Excellence Award for Quality & Safety and Patient-centered Care
  • Excellence Award for Corporate Social Responsibility

Open to IHF Member and Non-Member public and private healthcare provider organisations. They recognize excellence or outstanding achievements in specific fields of Leadership and Management, Quality & Patient Safety and Patient-centered care and Corporate Social Responsibility that are of great importance to the core mission, vision and strategic direction of health care organizations.

A maximum of two entries per facility/organization may be submitted per Award category.

Awards Ceremony

The 2017 IHF Awards will be presented to Winners and Honorable Mention during the special Awards Presentation. Winners will present their projects during a special Awards Presentation and Prize-giving session.

Awards Trophy and Prizes

Specific Trophies engraved with organization name and Price received will be given to Winners and Honorable mention of each Award Category during the special Awards Presentation and Prize-giving session.

Winners of each Award Category will receive monetary award for travel and accommodation costs and complimentary registration for the 2017 IHF World Hospital Congress. The monetary award will be in Swiss Francs.

Honorable Mention for each category will be offered complimentary registration for the Congress.

Receipt of monetary prizes by Winners of the Grand and Excellence Awards is conditional on attendance at the presentation ceremony at the 2017 IHF World Hospital Congress in Taipei.

Award Winners and Honorable mention, in addition, will be invited to publish their projects in a special issue of the IHF official journal – World Hospital and Health Services, as well as make webinar presentations.

Eligibility

To be eligible, submission of award entries can only be online through the electronic Entry Form at: https://congress.ihf-fih.org/
All entries for the Awards must be for activities, services, projects and/or programs which are completed or substantially completed with quantifiable achievements/results/outcomes which can demonstrate innovation and/or excellence of the healthcare provider organization as a whole.

One project can only be entered in one award category

Submitting one project in several categories is not allowed. Please select one category which best fits your project.

Consultancy companies or vendors representing public/private hospitals or healthcare facilities are NOT eligible to submit award entries. Only Healthcare service providers (public or private) can submit entries

Scoring Criteria

Entries will be scored by the International Judging panels using the following criteria:

  1. Originality innovativeness of the project
  2. Scientific rigor of the project
  3. Clarity of writing/presentation of submitted entry
  4. Scalability of the project in the region and rest of the world
  5. Affordability of the project/ funding sustainability
  6. Impact of the project on quality, efficiency and health outcomes.

Scoring Scale

The following scoring scale will be applied:
5 – Outstanding
4 – Excellent
3 - Good
2 – Average
1 – Poor
0 – Very poor

Scoring criteria specific to Award Categories

The IHF/Dr Kwang Tae Kim Grand Award

  • Entries which demonstrate the organization’s excellence or most outstanding achievements in multiple areas such as quality and patient safety, corporate social responsibility, innovations in service delivery at affordable cost, healthcare leadership and management practices

The IHF Excellence Award

  • Excellence Award for Leadership and Management in Healthcare
    Entries which demonstrate excellence or outstanding achievements, among others, in:
    • Enhancing governance, leadership, management policies and practices;
    • Creating and fostering a new culture of service that motivate staff to excel;
    • Managing finances and resources effectively;
    • Achieving major breakthrough in productivity improvements or innovations in healthcare delivery or process management.
  • Excellence Award for Quality & Safety and Patient-centered Care
    Entries which demonstrate excellence or outstanding achievements, among others in:
    • Promoting quality and safety;
    • Enhancing patient education, engagement and empowerment;
    • Promoting ethical approaches and evidence-based practices.
  • Excellence Award for Corporate Social Responsibility
    Entries which demonstrate excellence or outstanding achievements, among others in:
    • Providing quality healthcare services at affordable costs;
    • Promoting volunteer contribution to community care;
    • Promoting sustainable environment, energy and green initiatives;
    • Reducing inequalities in healthcare service delivery to the community;
    • Advancing healthcare for emerging and developing nations

Selection Process

The selection process will be in two phases. Phase one will be by the International Judging Panels of four individuals per Award Category. These panels will comprise of members of the Awards Scientific Committee and IHF Honorary Members and each entry will be reviewed by at least two independent judges having demonstrated no potential conflict of interest.

Phase one will allow to short list a maximum of ten finalists per award category

Phase two will be by a Judging Panel comprised of the IHF President, IHF President Designate, IHF Immediate Past President, IHF Honorary Member and Panel Chairmen of all Award Categories. Judges will not review entries submitted by participants from their own countries.

The decision of the Final Judging Panel on all Award Winners and Honorable mention will be final.

Enquiries

Contact Email: 2017awards@ihf-fih.org

Participants from ASIAN COUNTRIES can increase their exposure and chance to be awarded by also entering THE (HMA) ASIAN HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT AWARDS.
CLICK HERE: http://www.asianhospitalmanagementawards.com/