Search and Selection Process
There is an exhaustive search and selection process for the Awards composed of generating entries, initial screening, comments by advisors, and final judging.
1. Generating entries
Hospitals from all over the region are encouraged to nominate themselves and enter their successful projects, programs, or best practices. There is no limit to the number of entries per hospital.
Healthcare associations, medical service consultants and suppliers, and others in the industry are also invited to nominate hospitals in the Award categories.
2. Initial processing
The Awards secretariat processes the entries and supporting materials, and submits these for consideration to the judging sub-committees. Supporting materials submitted, such as videos and brochures are sent to the chairpersons of the respective sub-committees.
3. Judging process
HMA partners and specially selected experts are formed into eleven (11) judging sub-committees, one for every award category. A chairperson is appointed for each team. These judging teams review the entries submitted to them, and make final recommendations to the conference advisory committee.
The Board of Judges consists of representatives from the Joint Commission International, Johns Hopkins Medicine International, International Hospital Federation and other major sponsors, select speakers, other members of the Advisory Board, and EXEDRA EVENTS. The selections of the judging teams are then compiled by the secretariat. This is then circulated to all judges en banc, with final recommendations from the secretariat.
The successful hospitals (winners and merit awardees) are those who in the OPINION of the judges best fit the category criteria. There are usually one winner and two to three excellence awardees. However, if there are two projects in the same category that are equally meritorious, an award may be given to both projects as joint winners. Note that if there are no exceptional projects submitted in a category, the Board of Judges is not committed to give an award. For a list of previous winners, please visit http://hospitalmanagementasia.com/awards/winners
Poster Display Of Finalists
Finalists (a winner and two to three excellence awardees per category) are required to display the posters for their project(s) during the two-day conference. The poster display provides a venue for the finalists to share the benefits of their winning projects and programs with the other participants and adds transparency to the process.