The Malaysian Society for Quality in Health or better known as MSQH is a professional not-for-profit organization registered under the Registrar of Society (ROS) in 17th October 1997. It was the brainchild of the Ministry of Health Malaysia in collaboration with the Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia and the Malaysian Medical Association.
MSQH is dedicated to improving the quality of the nation’s health care through voluntary accreditation. The Malaysian Hospital Accreditation Standards are intended to stimulate continuous, systematic improvement in an organization's performance and the outcomes of care.
MSQH has successfully signed a Memorandum of understanding on 19th November 2009 with STANDARDS MALAYSIA where MSQH is recognised as the sole accreditation body and standards within organisation for further health care facilities and services in Malaysia.
MSQH is also recognised by the Ministry of Health Malaysia as the national accreditation body for health care facilities and services.
MSQH is awarded the ISQua Accreditation certification on Standards and Organisation for the second cycle from July 2012 to May 2016.
MSQH is a non government and non profit organisation established and registered with Registrar of Societies in 1997. It is the brain child of the Ministry of Health (MOH) in partnership with Association of Private Hospitals Malaysia (APHM) and Malaysian Medical Association (MMA)
The Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH) was established in 1997 with the vision of advocating, promoting, and supporting continuous quality improvements and safety in Malaysian healthcare arena. MSQH is recognized nationally and internationally as the leading Malaysian organization which promotes and improves quality and safety in the provision of heathcare services in Malaysia. Through active and smart partnerships with healthcare professionals, relevant facilities and agencies, and educational institutions involved in healthcare, MSQH has become the national voice on continuous quality improvement in healthcare facilities and services. In order to realize this vision, MSQH develops standards, plans and implements accreditation programmes, promotes safety and quality improvement in healthcare facilities, and organises opportunities for communication of ideas and exchange of experiences on current and best practices in health care.
As an organisation which is committed to quality thinking and promotes the development of a quality and safety culture and a conducive environment for continuous quality improvement in the provision of healthcare, the MSQH espouses and propagates the following values:
- Customer Centered
- Safety Focussed
The internationally recognised accreditation organisation for the promotion and improvement of quality and safety in healthcare.
Advocating, educating and monitoring continuous quality improvement and patient safety in healthcare.
- Safety: Promote safe practices, Facilities and environment.
- Integrity: Evidenced by good governance, transparent, effective and efficient planning and professional management.
- Professionalism: Achieving excellence through evidence based decision-making, adoption of best practices and continuous process evaluation witch meets the needs of stakeholders.
- Patient and people centred: Always striving to engage patients and the public to meet their quality and safety expectations.
- Teamwork: Good leadership, nurturing of human capital, ongoing consultation and smart partnerships with standard-setting and accreditation organisation.