Title Qualimed-Kompetenzen für Qualität im Gesundheitswesen auf europäischer Ebene
Project Number 2012-1-RO1-LEO05-21075
Project Type Innovationstransfer
Marketing Text Qualimed Projekt unterstützt den Transfer von Innovationen von Partnern mit Erfahrung im Bereich der beruflichen Aus-und Weiterbildung (VET) im Gesundheitswesen Qualitätsmanagement, den Aufbau einer europäischen Rahmen für sichere und effiziente Gesundheitsdienstleistungen, die Einschreibung zur Gesundheitspolitik und Strategien der EU in Gesundheits dynamische Gesundheitssysteme zu unterstützen. Vergleichende Analysen, Bewertungen von Ausschreitungen und echanges Erfahrungsaustausch zwischen Fachleuten Form Partnerländern gewährleistet nicht nur die Einstellung der Grundlagen der Zukunft QSMH Ausbildungsprogramme in Rumänien und identifizieren wichtige Hinweise für die Überarbeitung und Weiterentwicklung der bestehenden Ausbildung in Österreich und Ungarn, sondern auch, permets es, die EOQ des Harmonisierten Schemes für die Ausbildung, Zertifizierung und Registrierung von Personen im Bereich der QSMH zu aktualisieren und deren Umsetzung in ganz Europa zu fördern.
This project is fostering unitary professional training opportunities in the field of quality management for public health institution through the involvement of the different stakeholders in making VET and qualifications systems more responsive to the needs of the health system employees focusing on developing competence-based training systems
The specific objectives are:
• develop operative models and instruments that allow to the training structures to set up efficacious analysis processes of training needs in the field of quality system management in healthcare;
• develop specifically training oriented models and tools to support the continuous updating of the healthcare workers skills by testing innovative programs and instruments based on specific competences developing training schemes in the field of quality system management in healthcare validated at European level.
• implement processes of innovation of the training by establishing a transnational network of VET suppliers and other stakeholders in healthcare creating training and certification schemes for quality system manager in healthcare.
• test the efficacy of models for the transfer of innovative practices to transnational level and implementation of training instruments supporting the cooperation between VET and the world of work.
The partnership includes the following organizations:Centrul de Resurse Crest (România), ARC (România), EOQ-MNB (Hungary), Quality Austria (Austria)
The final results of the project are :
- instrument of needs analysis in the approved domain
- comparative report pointing the training needs and competences in the three partner countries
- didactic material for QSMH professional training
- specific competence schemes for QSMH and certification scheme european level
The long term impact of the project consist in fostering unitary professional training opportunities in the field of quality management for public health institution through the involvement of the different stakeholders in making VET and qualifications systems more responsive to the needs of the health system employees focusing on developing competence-based training systems.
This project develops quality system management trainings enrolling the EU’s priorities to create new training systems, new programs, dedicated to support Agenda for new skills and jobs.
This project is contributing to the establishment of clear and transparent procedures for the recognition of professional qualifications in Europe, using lifelong learning to facilitate mobility of healthcare professionals in order to respond better to the needs of citizens and patients. The joint analysis of vocational education and training systems used in different partner countries (methods and tools, problems encountered, needs of trainees, differences from one country to another), through exchange of experience, will allow not only the transfer of these innovations in Romania but also finding joint solutions to improve vocational education and training in countries where such training is already applied and further transfer opportunities in all other European countries. Morever, the partners will work together on updating The EOQ Harmonized Schemes, which are coordinated and recognized training and examination patterns at European level, in the quality management and other management topics. They will also build specific EOQ Competence Specifications (CoS) and related EOQ Certification Schemes (CS) regarding the Quality System Manager in Healthcare training and certification process that will be validated by the EOQ. This will ensure recognition of this qualification within Europe through the registration/certification of EOQ certified professionals under the EOQ Personnel Registration Scheme giving the possibility of all European countries to implement this system.
This will generate two major types of benefits. On the first hand, it will directly optimize the mobility of health professionals at European level: the professionals having obtained EOQ certifications will be able to work in any European country. On the other hand, by developing skill and competences of the quality system managers in healthcare, this project contributes to ensure that the necessary requirements for high-quality, safe and efficient healthcare are ensure for cross-border care, responding better to the needs of citizens and patients in all Europe.
Sectors Gesundheits- und Sozialwesen
1. The comparative analysis of training needs and specific trends in healthcare quality assurance in Romania, Austria and Hungary contains : the description of the methodologies, procedures and analysis instruments used in the partner's countries to asses the training needs for quality assurance in the healthcare system; the identified training needs; the specific trends in healthcare quality assurance identified in the partner's countries. This study is based on research of relevant information and data about health care system situation and quality system management development in the health care field in partner countries, as well as the involved professionals experience and expertise in building and delivering VET programs in relevant domains. A particular emphasis was put on the analysis of the Romanian legislation and the Romanian health care system’s specific requirements in the field of quality management: the requirements of different types of quality standards that apply in the Romanian Health system: ISO, national hospital accreditation standards and medical protocols. For the assessment of the specific training needs of professional working in quality management field in the Romanian public health care facilities (hospitals) the project experts’ team conducted a survey involving health care professional from 50 hospitals all over country. Within that study a specific questionnaire was built, an instrument of needs analysis that allows to the training structures to set up an effective process of training needs analysis in the field of quality system management in health care.
2. The QSMH training program - transfer of innovation within QUALIMED project – is a specific Quality System Management in Healthcare training program tailored to the needs of the Romanian experts involved in this project was built by the foreign partners (Quality Austria and the Hungarian National Committee for EOQ) who already implement QSMH trainings in their country. This harmonized training program is based on the partners' specific experience and expertise and the training need assessment that they performed on the Romanian colleagues. The training program includes : an instrument of training needs analysis (questionnaire); the training program for the Quality System Manager in Healthcare position and the course supports containing both the theoretical and the practical part.
3. The training needs assessment study of quality system managers in Romanian hospitals identifies key aspects related to socio-economic situation of the Romaian health care system, thus alowing to experts involved in this project to gain a better understanding of the specific constraints but also the threats and opportunities which need to be taken into consideration in the process of transfer and adaption of EOQ innovation in therms of quality management in health care training to the Romanian context. It also offers a valuable immage of training needs from the point of view of professionals working in the field of quality assurance in 50 Romanian hospitals all over the country alowing the project partners to build an immage about their current level of knowledge and skills related to quality system management and also their expectations in terms of training content and methodological aspects.
4. The feasibility analysis of the transfer of the „Quality System Manager in Health care” training in the Romanian vocational and educational system analized the operational feasibility of the implementation of the new QSMH training in Romania identifying chalanges and constraints but also benefits, opportunities and key factor of succes for the introduction of the QSMH training in Romania. It was conducted involving key stakeholders from Romania (health care professionals from hospitals with quality management responsibilites, hospital managers, CoNAS representatives (National Commission for Accreditation of Hospitals) and expert trainers / consultants / auditors of quality management) which have shown a great interest in the idea of developing this kind of training program in Romanian as it responds to an important existing need.
5. The Competence Specification (CoS) regarding the Quality System Manager in Health care training : describes the areas of knowledge and the competence requirements for the professional profiles of Quality Manager and Quality Management Representative in Healthcare to be effective in their profession. It regroups the result of analysis and adaptation work made by project partners and also other EOQ involved representative experts form the EOQ Technical Working Group (Austria, Norway, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and Czech Republic). This document is the result of training need analysis of professionals working in health care quality assurance in 8 european countries and it represents an important tool towards defining a common competence scheme for the QSMH position validated at European level.
6. Certification Schemes (CS) regarding the Quality System Manager in Health care contains the specific requirements for certification; supervision and re-certification of the QSMH competences. This document is the result of the work of professionals form 8 european countries with experience in building and delivering VET programs and it represents an important tool towards defining a common certification scheme for the QSMH position validated at European level. In the next step of the project, this document will be published by the EOQ for public comments alowing professionals to contribute to the creation of a unitary mean to recognize QSMH competences all over Europe enhancing the mobility of the personnel responsible for quality system management in healthcare ensuring high-quality, safe and efficient healthcare at cross-border level responding better to the needs of citizens and patients in all Europe.