General Info

Introduction : 

JIPMER Quality Council is the apex body which plan, coordinate, and implement all Healthcare Quality, Patient, Public & Employee Safety aspects in JIPMER based on its Vision, Mission, Quality and Safety Policy and guidelines issued by the Government and Courts of India.

History : 

In 2012, under the initiation and leadership of Director, Dr. T.S.Ravikumar, a multidisciplinary teams were formed from departments across JIPMER to work on healthcare quality and patient safety aspects. As an initial step, these 70 members were trained by an In-house CME and Workshop with internal and external faculties as resource persons in 20th October 2012. In this period, the various gaps in the quality and safety were identified and using PDSA cycle, quality improvement programs were initiated across the hospital. A quality and safety manual was prepared for quality improvement processes.

In 2015, under the guidance of Dr. SC Parija, Director, JQC was reconstituted and a Quality Cell was created as its executive arm, and office space was allotted. Vision, Mission, Quality and Safety policy and Patient safety goals of JIPMER was defined and Signages across the hospital was established to ensure compliance with statutory requirements. A two-day training program for 150 JQC members was conducted on 14 and 15 November 2015 at Auditorium.

A system was established for reporting sentinel events. An Apex Manual to define and implement quality and safety SOPs in all areas of the Hospital was prepared. The departments and divisions prepared Departmental quality manuals and started implementing the standards. Material Safety Data Sheet, Hospital Infection Control Manual, Essential Drug List, Intensive Care Unit manuals of JIPMER were prepared and implemented.  All departments and divisions identified a Quality Improvement and Monitoring Officer ( QIMO) to monitor and implement the standards. Human Resource Management and Training Committee, CPR Committee, Surgical Safety Group, Lab Safety Group, Radiation Safety Group, Hospital Infection Control Committee and Fire Safety and Preparedness Committee conducted audits, root cause analysis and training for employees. Quality improvement programs across all departments established. Major expenditure was sanctioned for improving Fire Safety and Signages. A tracker for monitoring licenses for the hospital was established. JIPMER Hospital and the Urban and Rural Health center registration under Clinical Establishment Act was completed.