Tuesday, August 9, 2016


August 2, 2016 marks a very important day in PQA with the Final Review for the Philippine Quality Award (PQA) Criteria for Healthcare. 
Presentation and Discussion

 The New PQA Framework

Contributing and participating organizations are:
1. the Technical Working Group 

**Department of Trade and Industry - Competitiveness Bureau as part of the TWG and the PQA Award administrator represented by Mr. Mario Jusi for this forum.

**PQA Senior Assessors Mr. Vito Aberin and Ms. Angelica Fraginal

**Department of Health with Dr. Mark Leviste (and Dr. Aida Cuadra)

**PhilHealth with Dr. Leilani Joy Asprer (and Dr. Arthur Lanuza)

**Phil Society for Quality in Healthcare with Engr. Francis Montillano and Dr. Ma. Theresa Mercado

2. Healthcare organizations who actively responded and attended namely:
**Ciudad Medical Zamboanga
**Philippine Heart Center

**Manila Doctors' Hospital
**Makati Medical Center

**The Medical City 

This PQA Healthcare Criteria will be in use for the 20th Cycle of the Philippine Quality Award, and thus, we are happy and proud to be part of this milestone!
To pose for posterity:

Here are the NEXT STEPS!

Final editing deadline is on August 31, 2016.

The online version will be available on September 2016.

Looking forward to the Launching of the PQA Healthcare Criteria at the Philippine Society of Quality in Healthcare (PSQUA) Annual Convention this October 2016.

The final workbook for the PQA Healthcare Criteria will be available in 2017 with the Purple Cover.

Congratulations and thank you to all the contributors!!!

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