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  1. Accreditation agency puts hospitals under close scrutiny

    Posted Dec 28th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... the quality of care in city hospitals. The visit was part of a scheme that will see five public hospitals and three private ones undergo the same external accreditation for the first time. The team of 12 from the Australian Council on Health Care Standards, an international hospital accreditation agency, visited Hong Kong for two weeks to see whether improvements were needed before ...

  2. Accreditation bid to curb bogus reporters

    Posted Jul 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The mainland is issuing new accreditations to mainland journalists ahead of the sensitive 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China, in an attempt to curb the common practice of non-journalists masquerading as reporters. Some journalists also suspect the order for new accreditation could be used by censors to tighten control over combative reporters. ...

  3. Organisation sets its sights on Asia

    Posted Jul 11th 2009, 12:00am by Neil Runcieman

    ... institutions, less than 150 are accredited to any formal set of standards and quality measurement. That alone is a good reason why the world's largest business school accreditation organisation, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), recently set up an Asian regional office. Founded in 1916, the AACSB accredits 568 schools across 33 countries, and maintains ...

  4. Expansion trail

    Posted Jul 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... mission to 'advance quality management education worldwide through accreditation and thought leadership'. There are 1,200 member education faculties and businesses in 71 countries, including 111 members in Asia. Membership is voluntary and confers the right to seek formal accreditation, which is measured on 21 specific standards and follows six specific principles. Assessment ...

  5. Australian experts to audit public hospitals

    Posted Apr 27th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Hong Kong's public hospitals will seek external accreditation for the first time, with the programme of assessments to kick off next month. The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS), an international hospital accreditation agency, has won a tender to assess the Hospital Authority. The council will send five to 10 hospital surveyors to the city next ...

  6. City urged to accept Taiwanese university degrees automatically

    Posted Jun 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... get warmer, education officials have been told. Some legislators described the present procedures, which require overseas qualifications to be assessed by a Hong Kong accreditation body, ... whether to accept academic qualifications awarded by overseas institutions. The Civil Service Bureau would seek advice from the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational ...

  7. Road map marked for further studies

    Posted May 15th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... the framework cost HK$200 million and it costs HK$20 million to operate annually. The framework is implemented by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications which ... Division of Vocational Accreditation, said Hong Kong's model was unique in combining vocational and academic qualifications into a single framework. 'The QFs of other countries separate ...

  8. Many doctors unqualified to do Down's screening

    Posted Dec 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... expectant mothers, according to a university study which polled one-third of the city's 300 or so childbirth specialists. Only 45 per cent of the 106 surveyed had accreditation to perform ... not have accreditation but who performed NT scans, did it at the wrong time. Six doctors did it too early and two performed scans too late. It should be performed between 11 and 13 weeks ...

  9. Hospitals eager for external vetting

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Five public and three private hospitals in Hong Kong will for the first time undergo the same external accreditation early next year in a government effort to standardise ... and Health Dr York Chow Yat-ngok has said the government wants to see all hospitals accredited with the same standards in the long run. On Sunday he said the government was reviewing whether public ...

  10. Watchdog raids certification firm

    Posted Sep 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo in Beijing A mainland watchdog said it raided the offices of a United States-based certification and accreditation company in Dongguan and confiscated what it said were illegal documents. The raid followed a ruling by the Certification and Accreditation Administration last month that USA International Standard Certification was not authorised to provide certification ...




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