Dr. Zakiuddin Ahmed is the Project Director of RIHIS. (RIHIS) Riphah Institute of Healthcare Improvement & Safety is an initiative of Riphah International University.
At Riphah University, we aspire to take leadership in the national movement to improve quality and safety in healthcare. The Riphah Institute of Healthcare Improvement & Safety plans to train leaders in quality improvement and patient safety and to promote research that defines best practices for healthcare quality improvement and patient safety.
As we move from traditional models towards bold, new ideas for healthcare reform, the call is on to build creative coalitions and to think in innovative ways. The unique challenges and strengths of hospitals create opportunities for collaboration among disciplines to reshape the healthcare landscape. The Riphah Institute of Healthcare Improvement & Safety exists to train leaders in clinical care improvement and to promote research that defines best practices for healthcare in Pakistan.
Institute’s goal is to eliminate preventable harm to patients and to achieve the best patient outcomes at the lowest cost possible and then to share knowledge of how to achieve this goal with other Pakistani and Middle East Hospitals. Created with seed money from Riphah University, the institute will also provide an infrastructure that will oversee, coordinate and supports patient safety and quality efforts in Riphah University-affiliated hospital which may be replicated in other hospitals of Pakistan and the Middle East.
We aspire to build an infrastructure using our expertise to achieve quality goals with consults, support for data and measurement methodologies, and provision of quality tools. Inpatient and outpatient will be actively engaged in quality projects; Institute will support these efforts with personnel and resources.
The Riphah Institute of Healthcare Improvement & Safety will become the leader in uniting healthcare providers and engaging nationally and internationally renowned experts in collaborative efforts to improve healthcare quality and Patient safety. Additionally, we will develop strong collaborative relationships with various quality experts internationally. These quality collaborative efforts will yield measurable results that will reduce morbidity and mortality through quality improvement and patient safety practices.
“To Provide Safe & Healthcare to Patients. “
“To Create a Reliable Healthcare Ecosystem in the Region that Enables Harm Free Care with Zero Medical Errors.”
About Riphah International University
Riphah International University, Islamabad is a private University, chartered by the Federal Government of Pakistan in 2002. The University was established with a view to produce professionals with Islamic moral and ethical values. It is sponsored by a not-for-profit trust; namely Islamic International Medical College Trust (IIMCT), created in 1995.
The first project of the IIMCT was the Islamic International Medical College, Rawalpindi, established in 1996 by its Founding Managing Trustee; Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Muhammad Zulfiqar Ali Khan, TI(M), TBt (Late).
Currently the University has 7 faculties and various academic departments and an overseas project, namely, RAK College of Dental Sciences, UAE. The University is also working on establishment of its campus in Mauritius.
“Establishment of State-of-the-Art Educational Institutions with a focus on Inculcating Islamic Ethical Values.”
The University has following campuses in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Faisalabad and Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE.
University Ranking and Quality Certification
Riphah International University, Islamabad was included in “W” Category Universities by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan in 2005 and soon was included in the top five universities in the private sector who qualify to receive research grants from the Government of Pakistan through the HEC. Recently, Riphah is ranked at the second position among all the private national universities of general category. Further, the Quality Enhancement Cell of the University got the first position among the private sector “W” Category Universities of the Country according to the scorecard formulated by the HEC. Riphah is the first University of the Country that has been certified under ISO 9001:2008 Standard announced by the UK based Lloyd’s Register, which is one of the top five global independent risk management and safety assurance organizations.