Viola Damen, MD

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Viola Damen, MD
Healthcare Medical Director
+39-051-6366915

Personal information - Education and work experience

15/08/1971
MD, Healthcare Medical Director

Healthcare Medical Director of the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute

  • 1998: Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
  • 1999: National qualification to practice the medical profession, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
  • 2001: Enrolment in the Register of MD of the Province of Modena, n. 5497
  • 2002: Specialization in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine (course duration: 4 years) at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.
  • 2015: Management training certificate, enabling the management of Complex Units according to articles 15 and 16-quinquies of Legislative Decree n. 502/92 as amended, and article 7 of Presidential Decree n. 484/97. University of Modena and Reggio Emilia - Marco Biagi Foundation.
  • a.y. 2000-01: Advanced course in Evidence based medicine, University General Hospital (Policlinico) of Modena
  • 2000: "Health economics and economic evaluation of health services", Mediterranean school of biostatistics, Epidemiology and Health Services Research
  • 2001: "Health planning and management control in health care companies" and "Disease management and budgeting in Local Health Authorities and general medicine", Mediterranean school of biostatistics, Epidemiology and Health Services Research
  • 2003: CEPAS qualification "Evaluator/Manager of Quality Systems Evaluation in the Healthcare Sector".

Work experience within public administrations:

  • Since 2017: Medical Director of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Public Health at the Emilia-Romagna Region/Local Health Authority of Modena. Full-time Head of Unit at the General Directorate for Health, Personal Care and Welfare - Hospital Care Service of the Emilia Romagna-Region: operational coordination of the activities of the "Regional Accreditation Group" and support to the coordination, authorization and accreditation activities, entrusted to the hospital care service; revision of the organizational models of the emergency room structures; monitoring of the implementation of the Regional Decree 2040/2015; support to the activities of the hospital care service
  • 2010-17: Medical Director of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Public Health at the Local Health Authority of Modena. Head of Unit "Quality and Accreditation System": management of the accreditation process of the company structures; support to the planning and control functions; monitoring (audit) and support to the company structures for the implementation of the quality management system; coordination of activities aimed at the promotion of equity and at the fight against inequalities; evaluation of quality from the point of view of the citizen and of the humanization of care
  • 2007-10: Medical Director of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Public Health at the Local Health Authority of Modena. Temporary Quality and Accreditation System Manager: activities and verifications for institutional accreditation; adoption of computerised methods for the management of the main processes; introduction of quality monitoring tools integrated with company evaluation systems; quality evaluation from the point of view of the citizen
  • 2003-07: Medical Director of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Public Health at the Local Health Authority of Modena. Support to company structures in adapting to the institutional accreditation system; implementation of the company's clinical risk management system; activities as regional evaluator and team leader for accreditation audits. Implementation of systems for patient safety both at local and regional level.

Other assignments and professional activities:

  • Since 2019: Directorate General for Health, Personal Care and Welfare, Emilia-Romagna Region. Member of the regional working group for the implementation of the triage function, Det. n. 19805 of October 24th,2019
  • Since 2018: Directorate General for Health, Personal Care and Welfare, Emilia-Romagna Region. Coordinator of the technical body for the authorization of the structures performing transplant activities, Det. n. 17556 of October 22nd, 2018
  • Since 2018: Directorate General for Health, Personal Care and Welfare, Emilia-Romagna Region. Member of the Regional Commission for the Accreditation of subjects providing courses "Basic Life Support Defibrillation (BLSD)" to non-healthcare personnel, not operating on the means of rescue or in general in health care activities, Det. n. 15187 of September 13th, 2018
  • Since 2018: Directorate General for Health, Personal Care and Welfare, Emilia-Romagna Region. Member of the Health Accreditation Working Group, Det. n. 886 of January 29th, 2018
  • Since 2017: Directorate General for Health, Personal Care and Welfare, Emilia-Romagna Region. Component of the Thematic Sub Area "Emergency Hospital Care" - Health Commission, Attorney General (PG) note 172873 of March 15th, 2017
  • Since 2017: Directorate General for Health, Personal Care and Welfare, Emilia-Romagna Region. Member of the Regional Technical Commission for the authorization to install magnetic resonance equipment, both mobile and fixed, with magnetic induction field up to 4 T, Det. n. 20702 of December 21st, 2017
  • Since 2017: Directorate General for Health, Personal Care and Welfare, Emilia-Romagna Region. Member of the First Aid Working Group, Det. n. 4484 of March 24th, 2017 
  • Since 2017: Directorate General for Health, Personal Care and Welfare, Emilia-Romagna Region. Member of the regional group "Clinical risk management - Analysis of sentinel events", Det. n. 8764 of June 5th, 2017
  • Since 2017: Directorate General for Health, Personal Care and Welfare, Emilia-Romagna Region. Deputy member of the Regional Advisory Committee for the quality of services from the point of view of the citizen, Det. n. 19234 of November 28th, 2017
  • Since 2017: Directorate General for Health, Personal Care and Welfare, Emilia-Romagna Region. Member of the Regional Observatory against gender violence as provided by the Regional Decree 335/2017, Det. n. 17678 of November 07th, 2017
  • 2014-16: Local Health Authority of Modena, Component of the company group for risk management, Det. by the Authority's General Director n. 248/2014
  • 2013-17: Local Health Authority of Modena, Member of the CME scientific committee, Det. by the Authority's General Director n. 006/2013
  • 2013-16: Local Health Authority of Modena, Coordinator of the Table for fairness and contrast to inequalities, Det. by the Authority's General Director n.074/2013
  • 2011-17: Local Health Authority of Modena, member of the Research Board, Det. by the Authority's General Director n. 112/2011 and n. 018/2015
  • 2007-10: Health and Social Agency of the Emilia-Romagna Region, member of the Board of Evaluators
  • 2002-07: Health and Social Agency of the Emilia-Romagna Region, member of the working group "Clinical risk management"
  • Since 2004: Emilia-Romagna Region, evaluator and team leader for Institutional Accreditation.
  • Italian: mother language
  • English: excellent reading skills, good writing and speaking skills

Numerous lectures at events of national, regional and company relevance and at universities and other institutions.

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