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Leading Strategic Partners

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Disclaimer: Consistent with the IHI’s policy, faculty for this program are expected to disclose at the beginning of their presentation(s) any econ​omic or other personal interests that create, or may be perceived as creating, a conflict related to the material discussed. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent a speaker with a significant financial or other relationship from making a presentation, but rather to provide listeners with information on which they can make their own judgments.

Unless otherwise noted below, each presenter provided full disclosure information, does not intend to discuss an unapproved/investigative use of a commercial product/device, and has no significant financial relationship(s) to disclose. If unapproved uses of products are discussed, presenters are expected to disclose this to participants.​


Leading Strategic Partners​

christina.png Amar Shah, MD, Associate Medical Director & Consultant forensic psychiatrist, East London NHS Foundation Trust, leads the large organisation-wide QI programme in East London, aimed at supporting East London NHS FT to provide the highest quality mental health and community care in the country. As part of the programme, the organisation is building the will and alignment for improvement at scale. East London has partnered with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in this work, who support with building capability at scale and providing strategic guidance. Amar has experience of local quality improvement within a number of NHS providers, and national improvement work while seconded to the National Patient Safety Agency in 2009-10. He is an IHI improvement advisor and faculty member, and has completed an executive MBA in healthcare management, a masters in mental health law and a postgraduate certificate in medical education.
Göran Henriks Göran Henriks,Chief Executive of Learning & Innovation, Qulturum in the County Council of Jönköping, Qulturum is a centre for quality, leadership and management development for the employees in the County and also for the health care on the regional and national level. Göran took up his appointment in the start of Qulturum 1998. He has over twenty years’ experience of management in the Swedish health care system. Göran is a member of the Jönköping County Council top-management group. Göran has been Jönköping’s project director for many system initiative in the County over the last 20 years and is a senior fellow of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, MA. In addition, he is chairman of the Strategic Committee of the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare organized by the BMJ and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).He is enrolled as advisor in strategic projects on the national and a board member of the Swedish Institute for Quality, SIQ. and of the South East Health Care regions Quality registers centre and Regional Cancer centre. His academic background is in Psychology from the University of Lund and he holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from University of Gothenburg. He worked as a child- and school psychologist during 1976-1983. Between 1978 and 2000 he was also engaged in top sport as he was coaching national teams in basketball.
Jason Leitch Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director, Healthcare Quality and Strategy, Scottish Government, has worked for the Scottish Government since 2007. In January 2015, he was appointed as The National Clinical Director in the Health and Social Care Directorate. Jason is a Scottish Government Director and a member of the Health and Social Care Management Board. He is one of the senior team responsible for the NHS in Scotland and is an Honorary Professor at the University of Dundee. Jason was the 2011 UK Clinician of the Year. He was a 2005-06 Quality Improvement Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, in Boston, sponsored by the Health Foundation. Jason is also a trustee of the UK wing of the Indian Rural Evangelical Fellowship which runs orphanages in southeast India. He has a doctorate from the University of Glasgow, an MPH from Harvard and is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Jason was appointed to NHS England review group led by Don Berwick looking into the patient safety elements of the Francis Enquiry.
Kristensen_Inge.jpgInge Kristensen, M.pol. sc., MPA, Chief Executive, Danish Society for Patient Safety, is an experienced leader in health care and social services, dedicated to quality improvement and patient safety. Inge has extensive experience of leading large-scale projects in hospitals and community care, as well as creating cross-sectoral collaboration focusing on quality improvement. She is an experienced moderator, public speaker, and contributor to white papers, books, and journals on the topic of improvement in health care.