2019 IHF Awards

Supporting recognition of excellence, innovations and outstanding
achievements in global healthcare leadership and management

Deadline of entries extended to 3rd June 2019

The 2019 International Hospital Federation (IHF) Awards recognizes and honors 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

The Awards will be presented during a special Awards Ceremony at the 43rd IHF World Hospital Congress which will be held on 6-9 November 2019 in Muscat, Oman.

Important dates:
Open for call for entries – 18 March 2019
Deadline of entries – 17 May 2019 (EXTENDED to 3 June 2019 ,11:59pm UTC -11)
Notification to finalists – 1 August 2019

Award Categories

There are altogether four Awards. Each category presents a unique opportunity to showcase your hospital or organization’s outstanding projects, programs and innovations.


IHF/Dr Kwang Tae Kim Grand Award

Open only to IHF Full and Associate Members and their healthcare provider members. This Award recognizes excellence and achievements with proven results at health system or facility level in multiple areas including quality and patient safety, corporate social responsibility, innovations in service delivery at affordable costs, and healthcare leadership and management practices. To check if your association or organization is a member click here.


IHF Excellence Awards
There are three Excellence Awards which are open to IHF Member and Non-Member public and private healthcare provider organizations. These awards recognize excellence or outstanding achievements in specific fields of Corporate Social Responsibility, Leadership and Management, Quality & Patient Safety and Patient-centered care that are of great importance to the core mission, vision and strategic direction of healthcare organizations.

  • IHF/Bionexo Excellence Award for Corporate Social Responsibility
    This is for 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.

  • IHF/EOH Excellence Award for Leadership and Management in Healthcare
    This is for 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.

  • IHF/Austco Excellence Award for Quality & Safety and Patient-centered Care
    This is for 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.

Submission of Entries

Entries must be submitted online by creating an account in this website. Previously registered users or those who submitted abstracts for the World Hospital Congress can use the same login details.

After logging in, select the category where you would like to enter your project or program. An entry can only be submitted for one award category, submitting one project in several categories is not allowed. A maximum of two entries per facility/organization may be submitted.

Each category will have a dedicated online entry form. This includes basic information about your organization and project and a number of questions that you will need to answer. To view the form, login and click on the specific category.

You can include supporting documents by uploading them before submitting the entry form. PDF, Word, Excel, Powerpoint and JPG files are accepted. Up to 5 files can be uploaded and the maximum file size is 8MB.

Eligibility

All entries must be for activities, services, projects and/or programs which have been completed or substantially completed from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2018 with quantifiable achievements/results/outcomes which can demonstrate innovation and/or excellence of the healthcare provider organization. Activities, services, projects and/or programs that have been completed before 1 January 2016 but had significant results or achievements within the specified 3 year time frame may also be submitted.

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

Awards Ceremony

The 2019 IHF Awards will be presented to Gold, Silver, Bronze and Merit Awardees of the 4 Award categories during the special Awards Ceremony at the World Hospital Congress in Muscat, Oman.

Awards and Prizes

Plaques will be given to Gold, Silver and Bronze winners and certificates will be given to Merit Awardees during the Awards Ceremony.

Gold, Silver and Bronze winners will be invited to publish their winning projects in a special issue of the IHF Journal, World Hospital and Health Services, as well as be considered for webinar presentations.

Gold Winners
Gold Winners of each category will receive monetary prizes and complimentary registrations in the 2019 IHF World Hospital Congress (details below). They will also have the opportunity to present in a special concurrent session for Gold Winners.

  • IHF/Dr Kwang Tae Kim Grand Award - 5,000 CHF* + 3 complimentary registrations
  • Excellence Awards - 2,500 CHF* + 1 complimentary registration
*NOTE: Receipt of monetary prizes by the Gold Winners is conditional on attendance at the Awards Ceremony at the 2019 IHF World Hospital Congress.

Silver and Bronze Winners
Silver and Bronze Winners will be offered 1 complimentary registration to the 2019 IHF World Hospital Congress. They will also have an opportunity to display a poster in the Congress exhibition area.

Merit Awardees
Merit Awardees will be offered discounted registration to the 2019 IHF World Hospital Congress. They will also have an opportunity to display a poster in the Congress exhibition area.

Selection Process

The selection process of Award winners will be in two phases.

Preliminary Judging Phase
This phase will be by the International Judging Panels composed of Awards Committee members, IHF Honorary members and partners. Each entry will be reviewed and scored independently by at least three judges having demonstrated no potential conflict of interest. Judges will not review entries submitted by participants from their own countries. After computing the composite scores, the highest scoring entries will move onto the Final judging phase.

Final Judging Phase
This phase will be by a Judging Panel comprised of the IHF President, IHF President Designate, IHF Immediate Past President, Awards Committee Chair and an IHF Honorary Member. All shortlisted entries per category will be considered and reviewed by this panel. Their decision on all Award Winners will be final.

Scoring Criteria

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

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

For further information please contact:
Email: awards@ihf-fih.org


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Organizations located in Asia may also want to enter their projects and programs in the Asian Hospital Management Awards. More info here: www.asianhospitalmanagementawards.com