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Susana Lorenzo Martínez
Área de Calidad y Gestión de Pacientes, Hospital Universitario Fundación Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain

Doctor of Medicine (PhD), Master in Public Health Policy Administration, Diploma in Healthcare Quality Assessment. EOQ Quality Systems Manager in Healthcare. Senior Management Program and Health Institutions IESE Business School. Master of Continuing Education in Patient Management.
She is the head of the Quality and Patient Management Area (Admission, Clinical Documentation, Patients affairs', Social Work, and Information) at the Hospital Universitario Fundación Alcorcón.
Teaching accreditation from the Health Sciences Committee of the Teacher Evaluation Program of the Spanish National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA). She has been president of the Spanish Society of Healthcare Quality and of the Madrid Association of Healthcare Quality.
Hirsch Index: 20 (Web of Science Thomson Reuters and Scopus)
GOOGLE SCHOLAR: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=gOdaYSQAAAAJ&hl=es
ORCID: 0000-0003-0954-7830

Associated Editors


Genís Carrasco Gómez
Servicio de medicina Intensiva, SCIAS-Hospital de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Genís Carrasco MD, PhD, MStat is a specialist in Critical Care Medicine and Senior Consultant at SCIAS-Hospital de Barcelona and ACE Foundation. He is a Doctor of Medicine and Surgery in 1995 and, Prize of European Critical Care Researcher in 1996, and Extraordinary Prize of Doctorate in 2000. Master in Healthcare Quality Management in 1994, and Associate Professor of Avedis Donabedian Foundation since 1997. Editor of the Journal of Healthcare Quality Research (formerly Revista de Calidad Asistencial) since 1997.
He has participated in 10 international research projects in the field of Healthcare Quality and Critical Care. In addition, he has presented more than 170 studies in scientific meeting is author of 48 paper in indexed peer-review journals. In 2022 he received the Professional Excellence Award from the College of Physicians of Barcelona in the specialty clinical management
ORCID: 0000-0001-9144-8502

S. Izquierdo Álvarez
Sección de Genética Clínica, Servicio de Bioquímica Clínica, Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet, Zaragoza, Spain

Degree in Chemistry (Analytical Chemistry). Faculty of Chemistry, University of Oviedo and Medical Degree. Faculty of Medicine, University of Zaragoza. Specialist Physician assigned to the Medical Genetics Section, Biochemistry Service, Miguel Servet University Hospital, Zaragoza (Spain). Since December January 2022 Head of Medical Genetics Section. About twenty four original or research articles in international journals indexed in JCR and eleven articles in journals not indexed in JCR but with peer review; five letters to the Editor, six case reports and two clinical notes. More than 60 teaching/coordination and teaching courses related to Clinical Biochemistry and Medical Genetics and Quality (accreditation). Reviewer of 11 national and international journals with peer review: Journal of Healthcare Quality Research, Laboratorio Clínico during 2013 to 2019; during 2015 and subsequent years of the journals: Clinical Biochemistry; endocrinología, nutrición; Journal of Neuroimmunology; Biochemia Medica Journal. Reviewer during 2017 in Revista Sanidad militar, and reviewer of the Journal Medicine at a glance 2019 and 2020. More than 100 courses about Clinical Chemistry Specialism. Some 190 posters presented at clinical biochemistry, genetics and quality control conferences, symposiums, and seminars, 19 at international events. Some 60 communications as lead author. Appointment of Resident Medical Support and Management of Research Tutor for the services of Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacy of University Hospital Miguel Servet, Zaragoza, Spain. Member of the Clinical Commission on Research at Miguel Servet University Hospital (Zaragoza). Since July 2011 to date.

R. Lledó Rodríguez
Fundación Privada Hospital Asil de Granollers, Barcelona, Spain

Director General of Fundació Privada Hospital Asil Granollers (Private Foundation of Granollers' Hospital-Asylum) -From 2002-present Secretary General of Consorci Associació Patronal Sanitaria i Social, Healthcare and Extended Care Employers' Association) - From June 2016-present Previously worked at Hospital Clínic in Barcelona as Quality Coordinator (1992-1998) and as Deputy Medical Director (1998-2002).
Doctor's Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Barcelona (Outstanding Cum Laude unanimously), with stays at Harvard School of Public Health (Boston), the International Social Sciences Institute (The University of Edinburgh), the Metropolitan Jewish Health System (New York) and Fairview Health Services (Minneapolis).
Preventive Medicine and Public Health Doctor. Degree in Psychology, Organizations and Work section from the University of Barcelona.

J. J. Mira Solves
Departamento de Psicología de la Salud, Universidad Miguel Hernández (UMH), Alicante, Spain

Professor at the Miguel Hernandez University (UMH) and Clinical Psychologist at the San Juan-Alicante Health Department (Conselleria Sanitat, Generalitat Valenciana). Chair of the Health Psychology Department, UMH. President of the Internal Scientific Committee of FISABIO. Director of the ATENEA group, FISABIO. Specialist in Clinical Psychology. Master's in quality and Patient Safety. Member of the Health Services Research Network on Chronic Diseases (REDISSEC). Co-editor of the Journal of Healthcare Quality Research and Associate Editor of the Section 'Quality, performance, safety and outcomes' of BMC Health Services Research and BMC Family Practice. Research interests in quality, patient safety, mHealth solutions for caregivers, chronicity, and evaluation of health services. Positions held in the public health system: Coordinator of the Community Psychiatry Service of Alcoi (1986-1990). Coordinator of the Mental Health Program in the province of Alicante (1990-1994). Secretary of the Technical Committee for Opiate Treatment in Alicante (1994). President of the 3 de 15 Subcommittee 6.1 of Scientific Post-Scientific Evaluation of the Health Institute Carlos III (2009-2013). President of the Accreditation area of the Technical Commission for the Evaluation and Accreditation of Health Research Institutes of the Health Institute Carlos III (2013-2016). Previous positions held in public universities: Director of the Management and Quality Control Service, UMH (1997-2004). Deputy Vice-Rector for Continuing Education, UMH (2004). Rector's Delegate for the direction of the Excelsa Program (2004-2010). President of the Commission of Social and Legal Sciences I of ANECA (2008-2014). President of the AUDIT Commission of UNIBASQ-Basque University System Quality Agency (2016- 2019). Recognized 6 research six-year periods (last awarded 2022), 1 transfer six-year period (2009-2014), and 4 sections of Professional Career in the Public Health System. Extensive experience in research projects in the field of chronicity, telemedicine, and patient safety. Principal investigator (PI) of competitive research projects continuously since 1989. Currently, Chair of the COST Action CA19113 (Horizon Europe). PI project Prometeo/2021/065, Research Groups of Excellence (Conselleria d'Educació, Investigació, Cultura i Esport, Generalitat Valenciana). LIVES project researcher (EJP RD JTC 2021, Europe Horizon). PI of the national project PI21/00646 consisting of an experimental study on the safe use of medication in the home by caregivers. In the last 5 years (2018-2022), 72 publications in journals with impact factor, Journal Citation Reports (Q1=26; Q2=23; Q3=16; Q4=7). Hirsh Index 28, Scopus source. Doctoral theses in the last 10 years = 11.
ORCID: 0000-0001-6497-083X

C. Natal Ramos
Gerencia Area Sanitaria VIII. La Felguera, Servicio de Salud del Príncipado de Asturias, La Felguera, Spain

Carmen Natal has a PhD (University of Oviedo). She is Specialist in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. She works in population screening programs at Public Health Directorate.(Government of the Principality of Asturias). She is teacher in Preventive Medicine and Public Health Area (University of Oviedo). Previously she worked in patient management, quality and preventive medicine,in the Health Service of Principality of Asturias. Since 2011 she is Associated Editor of Journal of Health Care Quality Research
ORCID: 0000-0003-0204-3947


David Parés Martínez
Servicio de Cirugía General y Digestiva, Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol, Badalona. Barcelona, Spain

David Parés MD, PhD FACS is a specialist in General and Digestive Surgery in Barcelona (Spain) at Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol. He is a Doctor of Surgery in 2000 from the University of Barcelona, a European Board of Colorectal Surgery in 2003 and fellow of the American College of Surgeons since 2018. At an academic level, he is Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of the School of Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He has been researcher in the fields of General and Digestive Surgery but especially in the field of colorectal surgery for the last 20 years. As a result, he has published a total of 142 scientific articles indexed in the PubMed database with a global impact factor of 332,898 and an H index of 29. He is member of the editorial board of Journal of Healthcare Quality Research since 2012.
ORCID: 0000-0001-8233-4888

M. Santiñá Vila
Dirección de Calidad y Seguridad Clínica, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Doctor of Medicine from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Past President and member of the Board of the Spanish Society for Healthcare Quality. Editor of the Journal Healthcare Quality Research. Evaluator-Advisor of the Excellence In Management Club (EFQM).
He has participated in more than ten research projects in the field of Healthcare Quality and Public Health. The last one was as Principal Investigator of the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona in the technological innovation project: Lifestyle intervention in the perioperative process through digital service (LIVE INCITE). Call Horizon 2020-SC1-2016-CNET (H2020-EU).
He has presented more than 150 works in different scientific meetings, and he has participated as a co-author or editor of different publications (books, guides) and has published about 80 scientific articles in indexed journals.
ORCID: 0000-0002-1161-162X

F. Vázquez Valdés
Head of the Microbiology Department and Director of Clinical Management Area of Laboratories of Medicine- Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Oviedo, Spain

Fernando Vazquez: Medical Doctor and PhD, Master in Patient Safety and Health Quality. Head of the Microbiology Department and Director of Clinical Management Area of Laboratories of Medicine- Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias. Professor of Medicine of Microbiology- Department of Functional Biology (Area of Microbiology), Faculty of Medicine, Oviedo, Spain. Full member of the Royal Academy of Medicine and Surgery of the Principality of Asturias, Spain.
4 Travelling Grants, 21 Spanish Awards, 30 Investigation Projects, 6 Patents and 2 contracts, 12 Clinical Trials, 42 Books and chapters of books, 171 Articles, 220 Oral Communication and Poster in Congress, 82 Roundtables and Chairman in Congress, 22 Member of the Scientific and Organization Committee in Congress, 10 Thesis as Director and 9 Final Projects, 15 Reviewer and Associate Editor of Scientific Journals
ORCID: 0000-0002-5899-2247

Carola Orrego Villagran
Deputy Director at Avedis Donabedian Research Institute-UAB, Barcelona, Spain
Carola Orrego, PhD, is Director at Avedis Donabedian Research Institute (FAD) and Associate Professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) with more than 22 years of experience in leading, managing and coordinating projects in the Quality and Patient Safety field. Her main expertise in quality improvement is related to implementation research and scaling up of patient safety interventions and patient empowerment. She has participated in more than 25 competitive research projects in healthcare quality, 12 of them European or international, with total funding of 16 million euros over the last decade. She is the coordinator of the FAD Master Program on Quality and Safety. Author of more than 50 scientific and methodological publications.
ORCID: 0000-0002-2978-6268

B. Zurita
Independent Consultant

Beatriz Zurita, MD, PhD, MAAE, obtained her Medical Degree from Universidad Anáhuac México and then completed PhD in social epidemiology and a Master's in applied economics from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr Zurita is a health systems expert with more than 30 years of experience with a passion for improving access to quality health care services. She has worked in public and private institutions in Mexico, coordinating studies of quality and costs of health care and producing data for decision-making, and was involved in health policy design and the implementation of health reform. In the international arena, Dr Zurita has worked as a consultant and was an officer of a multinational international institution, where she transferred knowledge on using tools to assess health needs, evaluate health sector functioning and financing, for health services management and improve the quality of care. Dr Zurita has helped senior managers in several countries to improve their health information systems, use data to develop health policies, and improve their skills for decision-making. She has published documents on health service quality, costs and productivity; resource allocation and health needs; supplier payment mechanisms; health insurance; and public perceptions around consumer health services.
ORCID: 0000-0002-7766-1312

Kaja Põlluste
Associate Professor in Internal medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Tartu, Estonia

Kaja Põlluste, MD, MPH, PhD (Public Health), is associate professor in internal medicine in the Institute of Clinical Medicine at the University of Tartu with more than 30 years experience in teaching and research in health care management, including quality and safety in healthcare. Her research is focused on the quality and safety of care and health-related quality of life targeting patients with chronic conditions. She has published over 30 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals. She is a member of International Society for Quality in Health Care and ISQua Fellow, and since 2020 a member of the AcademiaNet (The Portal to Excellent Women Academics). Since 2017, she represents the University of Tartu in the national quality and safety group at the Ministry of Social Affairs and is the national coordinator of the translation and adoption of patient safety terminology into Estonian language.
ORCID: 0000-0002-8871-1397

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