Dr Alvin CHANG
Department of Neonatology
Quality, Safety and Risk Management (QSRM)
KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital
Dr Chang is a Senior Consultant, Department of Neonatology and Clinical Director, Quality, Safety and Risk Management (QSRM), KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), Singapore. He is a Clinical Asst Professor, DUKE-NUS Medical School and Adjunct Asst Professor, National University of Singapore (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and National Technological University (NTU) Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.
Applying quality improvement tools, he led a team that was able to reduce oxygen dependency of infants born <32 weeks by 50%. This won a merit award at the Ministry of Health (MOH) poster competition in quality improvement 2013. He is involved in specialized neonatal transport for infants and had conducted transports of high-risk infants internationally and locally by fixed-wings, rotary-wings and road. He is an instructor-mentor in the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (by the American Academy of Pediatrics) conducting workshops at the Singapore Neonatal Resuscitation Course (SNRC) and Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS).
He chairs the KKH Patient Safety and Risk Council (PSRC) and Co-chairs the Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Standards Committee (an adaptation of the Joint Commission International (JCI) standards and assessments contextualized to KKH). He regularly conducts root-cause analysis (RCA) and speaking up for safety workshops at KKH and the SingHealth cluster hospitals. He was a faculty and improvement advisor of the Singapore Healthcare Improvement Network (SHINe), a collaborative to reduce harm by 30% in Singapore.
Dr Chang is the President of the Singapore Paediatric Society (SPS) and an EXCO of the Healthcare Quality Society of Singapore (HQSS). He had published a Cochrane review in Neonatal Transport and other scientific papers in various peer-reviewed journals locally and internationally in Neonatology and Healthcare Quality and Safety. He is currently the Associate Editor with the Frontiers in Paediatrics and the Journal of Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality.