IHF/Dr Kwang Tae Kim Grand Award

Winner: InfoKids: a transversal and longitudinal solution enhancing patients and caregivers experience in emergency departments by disrupting the care process paradigm (University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland)

Honorable Mentions:
Achieving High Reliability Through Care Coordination for Patients Who Require Emergency Surgery (Northwest Community Hospital, USA)

The Application of Improving Clinical Alert System’ to Reduce the Unexpected Cardiac Arrest Event in Taiwan (Yuan's General Hospital, Taiwan)

Climate Impact Mitigation Actions: An Eleven Year Journey of Manila Doctors Hospital in institutionalizing Climate Change Adaptation (Manila Doctors Hospital, Philippines)

Initiating and Sustaining King Hussein Cancer Center Lean Journey (King Hussein Cancer Center, Jordan)

Israeli Government Public Hospital Provides Life Saving Medical Care and Treatment to Syrian Civil War Casualties (Galilee Medical Center, Israel)

SCIENCE, the nursing information design of Taichung Veterans General Hospital (Veterans General Hospital Taichung, Taiwan)

The effectiveness of sharing decision making on nutrition support and fluid supplement in end-stage patients and their families (Tri-Service General Hospital, Taiwan)

IHF/EOH HEALTH Excellence Award for Leadership and Management in Healthcare

Winner: Introducing a Multifaceted Approach to Improving Regional Diabetes Care (Department of Health-Edendale Hospital-Pietermaritzburg- Dept of Int Medicine, South Africa)

Honorable Mentions:
Consorci Sanitari del Garraf (CSG) – Our way to efficiency (Consorci Sanitari del Garraf, Spain)

Transforming the Nursing Workforce to Drive Ground-up Improvement and Innovation through Collective Decision-Making (Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore)

Andean Health & Development (AHD): A Model of Self-Sustaining Hospital Care in Rural Ecuador (Andean Health & Development, USA)

Collaborative integral model of care to chronicity in a large city public network (Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Spain)

Good governance and effective leadership by management to promote eye donation in a hospital (Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India)

Maximizing quality and efficiency in healthcare management and higher education: The integrated practitioner-teacher model at Rush University Medical Center (Rush University Medical Center, USA)

Tan Tock Seng Hospital Community Right-Siting Programme (CRiSP): Creating a Sustainable Model of Care Delivery through Strong and Effective Leadership (Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore)

Excellence Award for Quality & Safety and Patient-centered Care

Winner: Reforming the Norwegian Healthcare System through the Norwegian Patient Safety Programme (Norwegian Patient Safety Programme, Norway)

Honorable Mentions:
Best Critical Care quality in patient safety: Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital 17-year experience (Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan)

Reaching New Frontiers of Quality and Safety Using an Innovative 30/30/30 Lean Six Sigma Approach (Memorial Health System, USA)


Improving clinical care and medication safety for millions of inpatients via In-Patient Medication Order Entry System in HK Hospital Authority (Hospital Authority, Hong Kong)

Improving Patient Safety by Medication Reconciliation Using Augmented PharmaCloud Technology (Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan)

mHealth Innovation through Practice Redesign for a Patient-Centered Medicine in Taiwan (MacKay Memorial Hospital, Taiwan)

Significant Reduction of Emergency Department Wait Time Causes Rapid Improvement in Patient Satisfaction (AHMC Healthcare, USA)

Supportive Medicine: A Collaboration Between SMC and MHMD (Symptom Management Consultants/Memorial Hermann Physician Network, USA)

IHF/BIONEXO Excellence Award for Corporate Social Responsibility

Winner: Maternal Obstetric Monitoring (MOM) program, Shorapur (Narayana Health, India)

Honorable Mentions:
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital-Craniofacial Center; Cleft care: Rooted in Taiwan, helping international communities (Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan)

Nationwide student health physical examination in Tuvalu (Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taiwan)


The VIP Program - Reducing representations to Calvary Mater hospital for Very Important Patients (Calvary Mater Newcastle, Australia)

eHealth Centre (eHC) India program (Narayana Health, India)

Serve with Passion: Hinduja Hospital Rural Health Programme (P D Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre (India)

Paperless hospital - a fully digital medical center in Taiwan (TaiChung Veteran's General Hospital, Taiwan)

Tanner Health System: Get Healthy, Live Well (Tanner Medical Center, Inc., USA)


IHF/Dr Kwang Tae Kim Grand Award

Winner: Integrating Medical and Social Support for the Elderly – System and Technology Enabled Service Innovations (Hospital Authority, Hong Kong)

Honorable Mention: Myong Ji Hospital MERS Preparedness and Response Project (The emergence of new infectious disease response system) (Myongji Hospital, Republic of Korea)

Excellence Award for Leadership and Management in Healthcare

Winner: Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH)’s Collective Leadership Journey (Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore)

Honorable Mention: R. K. Khan Hospital Pharmacy Decongestion Project - An Innovative Partnership in Service Delivery (RK Khan Hospital, South Africa)

Excellence Award for Quality & Safety and Patient-centered Care

Winner: Saving Blood, Saving Lives Poject (Edendale Hospital, South Africa)

Honorable Mention: Improving Patient Safety & Patient Outcomes by Implementing ENHANCED ANESTHESIA RECOVERY PROGRAM (EARP) (Max Smart Super Specialty Hospital, India)

Excellence Award for Corporate Social Responsibility

Winner: Comprehensive Corporate Social Responsibility Health Programs: Providing Quality, Affordable and Accessible Healthcare for Financially-Challenged Patients (Manila Doctors Hospital, Philippines)

Honorable Mention: Special Needs Oral Health Care Model (Taipei Medical University Shuang-Ho Hospital, Taiwan)


IHF/Dr Kwang Tae Kim Grand Award

Winner: Measurement and Disclosure of Quality Indicators(QI), which express the Healthcare Quality, and Improvement Activities (St. Luke's International Hospital, Japan)

Honorable Mentions:

The Power to drive change – Working together for excellence: creating a continuously improving consumer engagement (Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Australia)

Implementation of a Korean ‘Global Standard’ (Harmony between "efficiency" and "equity") (Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, South Korea)

Excellence Award for Leadership and Management in Healthcare

Winner: Center of SUPER CARE MIX - A Comprehensive Care from Emergency to Home for the community (Yachiyo Hospital, Japan)

Honorable Mentions:

Establishing New Modal of Lean-Hospitals with Asian Characteristics-- Form a Hospital Lean Management Chain (Wuxi No.2 People's Hospital, China)

Developing new tools for analyzing financial management of hospitals and how to improve hospital management after merging of two hospitals (Shikoku Medical Center for Children and Adults, Japan)

Excellence Award for Quality & Safety and Patient-centered Care

Winner: Advancing Population Health: The Critical Role of Care-Delivery Systems (Texas Children’s Hospital, USA)

Honorable Mentions:

Quality Improvement Initiatives by Aga Khan Health Service in the mountains of Northern Pakistan (Aga Khan Health Service, Pakistan)

Global Trigger Tool (St Luke’s Medical Center - Global City, Philippines)

Excellence Award for Corporate Social Responsibility

Winner: Fundació Integralia Vallès: Paradigm of Professional Integration for Disabled People (Mutua Terrassa, Spain)

Honorable Mentions:

'Good Memory until 100 years school', a local community based integrated dementia management service (Myongji Hospital, Republic of Korea)

The National Readmission Prevention Collaborative’s Post-Acute Network (Memorial Hospital of Gardena, USA)