MSQH short for the Malaysian Society for Quality in Health, is the sole Malaysian accreditation body with nationally established standards for health care facilities and services since 1997, dedicated to improving the quality of Malaysia’s health care through voluntary accreditation.
MSQH’s standards cover all aspects of healthcare, beginning with the patient’s point of entry into the healthcare system, patient’s interphase with healthcare providers, staff ethics, training and their competencies and outcomes of care.
MSQH avails that its standards are at par with other hospital accreditation standards like the Joint Commission International (JCI) Standards after the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) had granted MSQH the highly esteemed honor that “accredits the accreditors” and provides worldwide recognition for accredited organisations like MSQH that meet approved international standards under ISQua’s International Accreditation Program (IAP). This highly esteemed honor for the period from August 2008 to July 2012 reinforces that MSQH’s standards meet the highest international benchmark.
Effective January 2013, all MSQH accredited hospitals are surveyed once every four years, submit the 18 month and 30 month compliance reports, and will also undergo ‘Surprise Surveillance’ for continuous compliance based on the 4th Edition of the MSQH Hospital Accreditation Standards.
In this introductory post and in subsequent posts, I shall begin blogging about the MSQH SERVICE STANDARD 7 Health Information Management System based on the 4th Edition of the MSQH Hospital Accreditation Standards.
This standard is divided into 6 topics as follows:
TOPIC 7.1: ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
TOPIC 7.2: HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT
TOPIC 7.3: POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
TOPIC 7.4: FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT
TOPIC 7.5: SAFETY AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT ACTIVITIES
TOPIC 7.6: SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Topic 1 to Topic 5 each have one standard, while Topic 6 has 2 standards. All the standards have a list of criteria for compliance.
I shall be writing about Topic 7.1 in my next post on MSQH SERVICE STANDARD 7.
Malaysian Society for Quality in Health 2013, About, viewed 2 February 2013, <http://www.msqh.com.my/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=54>
Malaysian Society for Quality in Health 2013, CEO’s Message, viewed 2 February 2013, <http://www.msqh.com.my/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=52&Itemid=61>