The agreement aims to strengthen healthcare systems by developing and providing leadership education and development experiences that will help in preparing healthcare professionals to become clinical leaders and improve patient care
Recognising the need for cross-country collaborations in the current pandemic scenario to build a future-ready healthcare ecosystem, NATHEALTH has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).
In a statement, NATHEALTH said that the agreement aims to strengthen healthcare systems by developing and providing leadership education and development experiences that will help in preparing healthcare professionals to become clinical leaders and improve patient care. The collaboration will bring in educational opportunities through in-person interactions, such as the Annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership.
It also said that the MOU aims to build and lead effective teams and achieve high levels of inter-professional engagement; create collaborative, participatory physician, clinical and executive partnerships built on trust to improve patient care; become transformational physicians and clinical leaders to attain executive positions in healthcare settings and national medical societies and collaborate on educational opportunities through virtual delivery.
Speaking about the MoU, Dr Harsh Mahajan, President, NATHEALTH, said, “As we are preparing ourselves for a possible third wave of the pandemic and its subtle shift to an endemic, a lot of focus is on strengthening our systems to deal with the surge in cases – both for COVID and non-COVID. Challenges that we are currently facing of bed and oxygen shortage and non-availability of essential drugs, can be resolved with necessary interventions at central and state level, but addressing skilling and manpower crisis amidst these tough times will greatly help providers give better care.”
Adding to this, Deborah Bowen – Fellow of ACHE (FACHE), Certified Association Executive (CAE), ACHE, said, “The past year has reinforced the value of collaboration and knowledge sharing across the globe. The pandemic has shown us how leadership excellence can have a profound impact on patients. We look forward to our collaboration with NATHEALTH on education and leadership development to promote bi-directional programming sharing the best practices that will positively impact healthcare leaders and the patients and communities that they serve.”