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RIHIS Leadership



Mr. Hassan Khan 

“Quality Improvement is systematic and continuous actions that lead to measurable improvement in health care services and the health status of patients. Quality is directly linked to an organization’s service delivery approach or underlying system of care.

Patient safety is the prevention of errors and adverse effects to patients associated with health care. In simple words Patient Safety is no harm to patients, healthcare providers and visitors in a healthcare setting. While health care has become more effective it has also become more complex, with greater use of new technologies, medicines and treatments.

In light of above, Riphah has established RIHIS as the first institute in Pakistan with a vision to create a centre of excellence in Patient Safety. RIHIS has already started imparting training in Health Care Quality and Patient Safety. RIHIS shall also initiate continuous research with Pakistan’s context to contribute towards development of Patient Safety standards and culture.”

Vice Chancellor 

Prof. Dr. Anis Ahmad

“Riphah International University, with the help of Allah S.W.T., has taken lead in establishing Riphah Institute of Healthcare Improvement and Safety as a response to a national need which was for quite some time left unattended. The Prophetic Sunnah instruct us to visit ailing persons and do our best to help them in recovering from their illness, at least with a good word and prayer for them.

The effort for healthcare improvement becomes an obligation on institutions which train future medical practitioners run hospitals and clinics. Since 1996 we at Riphah have taken upon ourselves and enormous responsibility of producing healthcare practitioners in medicine and surgery, dentistry, rehabilitation sciences as well as pharmaceutical sciences. AlhamdulLIlah we have reached a point in our gradual progress when keeping in view best practices and learning from ISO and JCI certifications we are among the leaders in healthcare and health safety of patients in and outside Pakistan.

The RIHIS shall Inshallah, contribute its share in improving the current state of healthcare quality and will also make a contribution at national and international level through a professional association, training, workshops, seminars, and international moots. The institute shall conduct academic programs leading to certificates, diploma, BS, MS and Ph.D. programs in healthcare quality and patient safety.

I have my best prayers for the success of these programs under the able leadership of Prof. Dr. Mati-ur-Rahman and Dr. Zakiuddin Ahmed and patronage of the IIMC Trust.”

Project Director

Dr. Zakiuddin Ahmed

Chairman, ICPS

The journey of healthcare quality & safety in Pakistan started some years ago, however it picked up momentum with the 1stInternational Conference on Patient Safety (ICPS) in 2016, which paved the way for “Riphah Institute of Healthcare Improvement & Safety” the first of its kind institute in this region. Riphah International University established RIHIS keeping in line with its commitment towards promoting patient-centric healthcare and quality standards in Pakistan. The main focus of RIHIS is to build the capacity of our healthcare professionals, develop national standards & policies, create awareness, build synergies & collaborations, and conduct local research in patient safety & healthcare quality. In addition, RIHIS organizes the ICPS and also supports Healthcare Quality & Safety Association of Pakistan, in order to make a meaningful impact on the local as well as regional healthcare ecosystem.

We, at RIHIS, aspire to create & support a patient-centric value-based healthcare system which engages & empowers patients in order to improve outcomes and reduce preventable medical errors.”

Assistant Director

Dr. Saima Aslam