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New National Clinical Guidelines & Pathways for Qatar

By December 19, 2016 No Comments

The Ministry of Public Health in Qatar has published its first National Clinical Guidelines using two Hearst Health solutions – the Map of Medicine and MCG Care Guidelines.

We are delighted to announce the Ministry of Public Health of Qatar (MOPH) has published their first set of National Clinical Guidelines and Pathways which were developed in partnership with Hearst Health International. The project addresses key areas of healthcare quality in Qatar with the aim of reducing unwarranted variation and improving both outcomes and efficiencies within the healthcare system.

The MOPH selected Hearst Health’s Map of Medicine and MCG Care Guidelines solutions as their source of international evidence for this extensive project, which has seen the Hearst Health Middle East team working in partnership with experts from across Qatar.

60 workshops involving 130 clinicians from all sectors of the healthcare system, have been held over the last 12 months and have enabled the development of 30 National Guidelines and corresponding Map of Medicine pathways of care. Whilst National Guidelines have been published to the MOPH website in PDF format, the Map of Medicine pathways are now accessible within Qatar, to all providers and the public on an open-access basis, provided by Hearst Health.

Hearst Health International’s Middle East Clinical Director, Dr Mehmood Syed, said “This project is unprecedented in its scale and pace and would not have been possible without the personal dedication and commitment of all involved. We look forward to continuing the journey of collaboration and partnership with the Ministry as we support them in shaping and realising their vision for the Qatari healthcare system”.

The new guidelines and pathways are accessible to all clinicians in Qatar through the MoPH website at

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