Read more about the past wining projects and programs here.


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/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/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)