Offering the latest news in health care quality and safety, the ISQua blog also features guest posts from the best and brightest in the industry.


Using Experience-based Co-design (EBCD) to improve the quality of healthcare

By ISQua | Apr. 8, 2014 |

Following a recent ISQua webinar by Professor Glenn Robert on the topic of using the ‘Experience-based Co-design’ approach to improve the quality of health care services,

The Architecture of Productive Learning Networks

By ISQua | Feb. 18, 2013 |

The Architecture of Productive Learning Networks explores the characteristics of productive networked learning situations and, through a series of case studies, identifies some of the key qualities of successful designs.

Between the Flags - Keeping Patients Safe

By ISQua | Feb. 14, 2013 |

In January 2010, the New South Wales public health system introduced a patient safety net system called Between the Flags (BTF)

The Patient Voice – a Key Catalyst for Change

By ISQua | Feb. 5, 2013 |

Patients and families have a key role in patient safety and system innovation. 

Is evaluation at risk for unintended drift towards bureaucratization?

By ISQua | Sep. 16, 2015 |

The following is a 'thought paper' which was shared with us through our LinkedIn group by Carsten Engel:

A Practical Guide for Large-Scale Improvement Projects Using Ghana’s Project Fives Alive!

By ISQua | Jul. 15, 2015 |

A Practical Guide for Large-Scale Improvement Projects Using Ghana’s Project Fives Alive!

Observation of Handover Process in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU): Barriers and Quality Improvement Strategy

By ISQua | Mar. 2, 2015 |

At a hospital in Singapore, we formed a team to observe nurses and doctors giving their report

Optimising Surgical Safety Checklist implementation: Key lessons for practitioners and partners

By ISQua | Sep. 8, 2015 |

Dr Emmilie Aveling and colleagues from the University of Leicester, UK, have published a report on their study undertaken between 2011 and 2013

Greening Healthcare – why would you not consider this?

By ISQua | Aug. 13, 2015 |

Gaining momentum around the world thanks to the growing association of the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Network (GGHHN),

A Moment of Hesitation Became a Journey of Discovery

By ISQua | Jun. 9, 2015 |

In October 2013 I visited the ISQua Fellowship booth at the 30th ISQua conference in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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