The Center for Accreditation of RCHD has started conducting field training workshops on accreditation and on how to get prepared for it. Experts are visiting hospitals, policlinics, maternity hospitals and conduct workshops and training. To start with, specialists of the Accreditation center carry out surveys of staff and visit health facilities in order to assess their knowledge of accreditation standards. The experience of the past 5 years showed that doctors and other medical staff either do not always understand the accreditation standards or misinterpret its criteria. That is why today the experts of the Accreditation Center are conducting training of health professionals in which international and independent consultants are also involved. They conduct lectures and practical sessions, role plays, discussions and cases.
The Republican Center for Health Development ranked the existing perinatal centers and maternity hospitals across the country based on the outcomes for 2014. 40 maternity hospitals came under scrutiny of RCHD specialists, out of which – 24 oblast and 16 city ones.
The maternal and perinatal care facilities have been assessed by 15 criteria. The major of them are maternal mortality, preventable deaths of the newborn, birth injuries etc.
The city perinatal center in Zhambyl oblast was named the leader among the oblast maternity hospitals, the runner-up is the perinatal center #1 in Astana. The perinatal center #1 in the South-Kazakhstan oblast is bottom of the list.
Today the 1st Eurasian Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Forum kicked off in the capital of Turkey. It is attended by the representatives of some Asian and European countries such as Kazakhstan, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, UAE, France, Germany, the UK and others. The international dialogue platform was initiated by the representatives of the member-countries as well as the employees of the Center for Standardization of RCHD.
The head of the HTA Department Temirkhan Kulkhan had established contact with the representative of the Turkish Association of Evidence-based Medicine Dr Rabia Kahveci during an international HTAi conference in Washington DC, USA in 2014. They had agreed to join efforts to develop HTA in Kazakhstan, Turkey and in the entire Eurasian region. This initiative was supported by the Turkish Association of Evidence-based Medicine and the Turkish Agency of Cooperation and Coordination. Those negotiations resulted in the decision to hold the Eurasian HTA Forum in Ankara.
The Republican Center for Health Development has rated Kazakhstani hospitals based on the results for 2014. RCHD experts assessed all the 94 multi-field hospitals across the country. They included 15 oblast hospitals, 49 city hospitals, 15 children’s hospitals in regions and 15 those in cities. Each type was assessed separately.
Medical organizations were assessed by a set of indicators such as the level of mortality, quality of medical care provided, satisfaction of patients, etc.
The oblast medical center of Kyzylorda was announced the winner among the regional multi-field adult hospitals, the runner-up is the oblast hospital of Kostanai oblast and the oblast hospital of Atyrau is in the 3rd place. The Zhambyl oblast hospital is at the bottom of the list.