In her welcoming address, Dr. Petra Busch looked back at the beginnings of ANQ: «The foundation of ANQ was a pioneering achievement by the major partners in the healthcare sector, and it is now recognised at an international level.» In a constantly changing environment, it is vital that ANQ is able to make decisive, agile and client-focused responses to new requirements, technologies and conditions. The strategic status assessment performed by ANQ in June 2019, to which a number of professionals made valuable contributions, is of corresponding importance.
In 2020, ANQ will draw conclusions from this assessment, on which it will base respective future measures and actions. Among these will be the launch of two pilot projects on quality measurement in outpatient hospital acute care and intermediate hospital outpatient psychiatry. ANQ will also look at how routine data can be better utilised, remedial actions and measures for improvement documented and verified and how digitalisation can be harnessed more consistently.
«ANQ now has solid foundations. This gives us the freedom to respond in agile and client-focused ways to changing conditions.»
Dr. Petra Busch, ANQ Director
Selected questions from the audience:
«The imposition of penalties also poses risks. What do the panel guests think?»
«How is the Q-Committee composed and who is responsible for it?»
«Why is our main focus here on poor quality? Wouldn’t it be more efficient to focus on the transparency of outstanding quality?»
«Does comparing hospitals help to improve quality?»
Sharing of insights and discussion
In six practical modules, dedicated professionals from the fields of acute care, psychiatry and rehabilitation outlined (pilot) projects, research and examples of best practice being undertaken and originating from their organisations.