Pharmacy Services wins Asian Honour

Karachi: The Department of Pharmacy Services, Aga Khan University Hospital has won the Asian Hospital Management Awards 2011 in Singapore. The winning project was entitled: “Enhancing patient safety through innovations in the Computerised Physician Order Entry (CPOE) system”. The award was received by Abdul Latif Sheikh, Director Pharmacy, at a grand ceremony held in Singapore on September 8, 2011.

A total of 315 entries representing 84 hospitals from 11 countries were submitted of which the 35 finalists represented 24 hospitals from 9 countries.

Awards are given to those hospitals in the region that, in the opinion of the judges and advisers, have implemented or enhanced outstanding and innovative projects, programs, and best practices. The awards program recognizes and honours hospitals in Asia that carry out best hospital practices.

The Hospital Management Asia is organised in cooperation with Joint Commission International, Johns Hopkins Medicine International, International Hospital Federation and the Asian Hospital Federation, with the support of the Singapore Ministry of Health.

This achievement has been made possible by the quality and committed leadership, teamwork, effective contribution of pharmacy staff, P and T committee, I.T. and other key players of medication management i.e., nursing as well as physicians.

For more information, contact:
Fabeha Pervez
Media Executive
Department of Public Affairs
Aga Khan University
Stadium Road, Karachi
Tel: + 92 21 3486 2925
Email: fabeha.pervez@aku.edu

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