Quality (23) Introduction: Bhupendra Rana, India - Quality, Patient Safety and Accreditation

8 May, 2021

Dear HIFA Members,

I am delighted to say that I have joined HIFA after learning about it through my membership of the Working Group constituted by WHO Global Learning Laboratory (WHO GLL) and HIFA. This is the Working Group on Learning for Quality Health Services.

https://www.hifa.org/projects/learning-quality-health-services

I am an Expert of Healthcare Quality, Patient Safety and Accreditation with over 20 years of experience. Currently, I am the CEO of Quality and Accreditation Institute (QAI), an emerging Accreditation Body in India. I have led the development of eight accreditation standards at QAI in just less than three years. Prior to QAI, I was instrumental in establishing national accreditation body in 2006, held the position of Director & CEO-Incharge and led the development of over a dozen accreditation standards and international recognition.

I have the honor of supporting WHO Patient Safety Friendly Hospital Framework in EMRO by conducting surveys and training programmes. I have supported countries including national Ministries of Health in Bhutan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Oman, Nigeria and Nepal in developing accreditation standards, setting up accreditation bodies and ISQua accreditation through my assignments as consultant to WHO, the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, USAID as well as independent consultant.

I am a Founding Member of Scientific Advisory Board, International Alliance of Patients’ Organisations, London, UK and International Academy for Quality and Safety (IAQS), Serving as a Board Member of Asian Society for Quality in Healthcare (ASQua), Empanelled Expert in WHO Roster on Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety. Served as Board Member of ISQua (October 2014- October 2016, October 2017- October 2020) and ISQua External Evaluation Association (IEEA), (October 2017- October 2020), Member, ISQua Board Accreditation Committee (2017-2020), Chairman- ISQua Accreditation Council (2014-2016) and President of Asian Society for Quality in Healthcare (ASQua)(2011-12).

I hold PhD in Biochemistry, Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital & Health Management and U.G. Diploma in German.

I look forward to working with you all!

Bhupendra Kumar Rana

Twitter: @bkrana71

bkrana@qai.org.in

With regards,

Bhupendra Kumar Rana|MSc PhD PGDHHM MAHA

Chief Executive Officer

Quality & Accreditation Institute (QAI)

A-34, Sector 48, Noida-201304, India

M: +91-9899548050

email: bkrana@qai.org.in Web: www.qai.org.in

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HIFA profile: Bhupendra Kumar Rana is Chief Executive Officer of the Quality & Accreditation Institute (QAI), Noida, India. He is a member of the WHO-HIFA working group on Learning for quality health services.

https://www.hifa.org/support/members/bhupendra-kumar

https://www.hifa.org/projects/learning-quality-health-services

Email: bkrana AT qai.org.in