Prof. Dr. Seval AKGÜN,
Prof. Dr. Allen C. MEADORS,
International Congress on Quality in Healthcare Accreditation and Patient Safety, which we will be holding for the eighteenth time this year, will be held in Antalya on May 01-04, 2024. Quality management in healthcare service delivery is a sine qua non condition, especially in servers with corporate structure. The ideal thing in this management model is service delivery that develops from the bottom up in line with general strategies directed from the top or from the center. Diagnosing and searching for solutions to quality-related problems in healthcare delivery at home, together with patient relatives and employees, provides much more successful results than trying to ensure the implementation of cliché quality programs prepared in packages. Starting from where the staff works, discussing the concept of quality, ensuring their participation, and working on the problems they face in real life are the basic steps that will ensure the spontaneous improvement of quality. The mission of the congress, which will be attended by many representatives of international institutions and experts, will be to interpret the understanding of quality in the axis of health services with different applications. The intensive efforts made by the Association of Healthcare Academicians, a non-governmental organization, in this field and these congresses have caused stakeholders to increase their awareness of quality and accreditation issues in health, while these issues have never been on the Turkish health agenda, it has served as a kind of school for many health professionals and is trying to continue its mission with dedication.
As always, this year, we are trying to put together a program that shares the latest research on improving quality, accreditation, and patient safety in healthcare, offering you new ideas and international perspectives, providing result-oriented learning and many opportunities to connect and collaborate during and after the conference.