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National Clinical Guidelines for the State of Qatar

By February 22, 2016 No Comments

The Ministry of Public Health is using two Hearst Health solutions – the Map of Medicine and MCG Care Guidelines – to help create national clinical guidelines for the first time in Qatar.

The Ministry of Public Health are collaborating with regional providers to develop 30 new national clinical guidelines for the most common medical conditions in Qatar. Last year they selected Hearst Health’s Map of Medicine and MCG Care Guidelines solutions as their source of international evidence from which the national guidelines will be created. Hearst Health International is now running a series of workshops where these guidelines will be localized, making them relevant to regional patient demographics, culture, practice and formulary of Qatar.

Applying evidence-based guidelines, localized at the national level, will enable the MoPH to set standards for providers across Qatar. This new initiative aims to reduce unwarranted variation in care quality across the country and thereby optimize health outcomes whilst generating improved value from the system as a whole. For patients, national guidelines will result in more consistent, high-quality treatment in the future.

The next stage of the project is scheduled to start soon, when approved national guidelines will be presented to end users using the Map of Medicine solution. Map of Medicine Pathways present a clear picture of the entire patient journey, providing healthcare professionals with easy-to-understand and comprehensive evidence-based clinical guidance.

The new care pathways will be made freely available to all healthcare professionals in Qatar through a link from the MoPH website. This project represents an important milestone in the completion of the highly ambitious National Health Strategy which is set to transform Qatar into one of the most advanced healthcare systems in the world.

“We are delighted to support the MoPH with development of national guidelines and pathways for Qatar,” said Dr Mehmood Syed, Clinical Director MENA at Hearst Health International. “This pioneering project showcases Hearst Health’s expertise in care guidance and highlights how we are supporting government initiatives to transform health systems in the Middle East.”

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