Development of Humana Quality Index, HQI
The introduction of HQI has been of great value to Humana as it provides an opportunity to monitor the quality of our delivered services. In 2021, Humana's quality organisation has continued to develop the tool for quality monitoring and developed a new HQI. The purpose is to get closer to the result of the effort for the individual. Humana's activities differ: a good result for a young person placed in residential care home cannot be directly compared with a good life for an elderly person in an elderly care accommodation. Therefore, we have increased the number of indicators in the index to twelve (compared to seven previously) and thus cover more aspects. All the indicators reflect relevant and critical parts of the quality work and together they give a good picture of the activities.
Measuring does not in itself provide improvement, but it is an absolute prerequisite for being able to know where improvements are needed. Humana's new HQI does not cover all parts and we will continue to systematically develop the tool. With the new HQI, we have taken a big step in the right direction and we can continue to contribute to setting a new and higher standard for social care.