IUHS Introduces Certificate in Health Professions Education

In the profession of health care, the need for faculty development is widely recognized to improve the productivity and performance of the faculty, students and program. Traditionally, the healthcare faculty were playing their roles as teachers based on their content expertise and experience. It was assumed that the students who were good in academics would also serve as good faculty members. With the evolution of modern learning theories, the role of a teacher has changed from a content expert to a facilitator, mentor, role model, and leader. To accomplish the desired outcome, it is necessary to develop the faculty as educators and trainers to strengthen the academic activities of healthcare institutions. In this regard, the first ever ‘CERTIFICATE IN HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION’ (CHPE) has started at Indus University of Health Sciences. This course is explicitly designed for all Allied health care professionals from different specialties to develop an understanding of basic

IHHN Commemorates Medical Coder Day 2023

The (Electronic Medical Record) EMR department at Indus Hospital & Health Network (IHHN) hosted Medical Coder Day Event 2023 on May 15, 2023. The event was aimed at recognizing and appreciating the important work of medical coders who ensure the accurate coding and billing of medical services. The event was attended by guest speakers, medical coders, and healthcare professionals who engaged in team-building activities. Dr. Abdul Bari Khan, President of IHHN; Dr. Zafar Zaidi, CEO of IHHN; and other guest speakers gave motivational speeches, acknowledging the valuable contribution of medical coders in IHHN. Kafeel Naz Sajid, Manager, EMR, IHHN, also shared the journey and future goals of EMR through a presentation. A highlight of the event was the presence of guest speaker Zahid Ali, a renowned digital health transformation and innovation thought leader. As the founder of TECHMEDO, Mr. Ali has led numerous digital transformation and innovation programs worldwide. With over two

CME: Acute Emergencies in Medicine and Allied

Indus Hospital & Health Network held a Continuing Medical Education Course: Acute Emergencies in Medicine & Allied on May 6, 2023. The CME consisted of ACCME-accredited activity in collaboration with CPSP and was attended by around 120 participants, including Healthcare professionals of all specialties who are involved in diagnosing and managing acute emergencies, Residents, and fellows. The management of acute emergencies has metamorphosed in the last 20 to 25 years. Recognizing the unmet need of patients presenting with acute emergencies has led to the evolution of acute/critical care medicine as a separate discipline. But it is increasingly recognized and emphasized that the management of acutely ill patients requires a multidisciplinary approach. Providing effective augmented care at the point of admission of these patients is the responsibility of the medical team, irrespective of the physical space. This requires timely recognition of danger signs for optimum patient care. In this case-based learning activity, the


Pakistan Observer Editor-in-Chief, Mr. Faisal Zahid Malik, recently paid a visit to Indus Hospital, Korangi Campus, Karachi, on May 5, 2023. Dr. Abdul Bari Khan, President of IHHN, warmly welcomed him upon his arrival and gave him an informative tour of the facility, including the Pediatric Oncology ward, Adult Emergency Room, and the New Blood Center. Pakistan Observer is one of Pakistan’s oldest and most widely read English-language daily newspapers and was founded in 1988 by the late Zahid Malik, a veteran journalist. The newspaper has been a long-standing supporter of IHHN. During his visit, Mr. Faisal Zahid Malik was pleased to witness the remarkable progress made by the healthcare network and expressed his unwavering commitment to continue supporting IHHN in their mission to provide quality healthcare services to the people of Pakistan free of cost. He praised the efforts of the IHHN staff and management in providing state-of-the-art medical facilities to