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Peter Lachman

Designing for Safety - HEPS2019

By Peter Lachman | Jul. 31, 2019 |

Last year ISQua and the International Ergonomics Association IEA ( https://www.iea.cc/) signed a cooperation agreement which aims to build on the commonality of our respective missions – to improve the safety of patients.

Preparing for the future - IMPS2019

By Peter Lachman | Jul. 31, 2019 |

If we truly want to have sustainable and real change we need to prepare the future leaders in healthcare to be ready for the new age of safe effective care that is person-centred and fit for the future.

Perspectives on Accreditation

By Peter Lachman | Jul. 24, 2019 |

I recently spent a few days in Beijing at the invitation of the National Institute of Hospital Administration (NIHA), to attend a workshop on the Healthcare Accreditation in the Asia Pacific.

 

This was an opportunity to hear about the application of accreditation by different health economies in the Asian-Pacific Region.

ISQua Podcast Series - Episode 2 - Ask the Expert with Dr Peter Lachman

By Peter Lachman | Jul. 17, 2019 |

We were delighted to host Dr Peter Lachman for the second episode in the ISQua Podcast series, and the very first ISQua Ask the Expert session. The topic for this episode was: “Is safety our business? If so, what do we need to do to be successful?”

Chile and ISQua

By Peter Lachman | Jul. 9, 2019 |

This is my third and final blog on my time in Latin America. I was last in Chile many years ago and was very pleased to conclude my Latin American journey in Santiago. I was invited to speak at the 4th International Congress on Patient Safety in Chile which was organised by the FSP Chile – Fundación para la Seguridad del Paciente and led by Dr Hugo Guajardo Guzmán.

Imagining the future

By Peter Lachman | Jul. 4, 2019 |

This is the second of three blogs on my travels to Latin America in late May – early June. The visit to the enchanting city of Cartagena in Colombia, for the Regional ISQua conference, was illuminating. 

 

Engaging in Brazil

By Peter Lachman | Jun. 28, 2019 |

This is the first of three blogs on my travels to Latin America in late May – early June.

 

My visit to Latin America started in Sao Paulo, where I presented at ACSC, and the CBEX Symposium, followed by sessions at CISS 2019 (International Congress of Health Services) and the IBES event, which were both part of the 2019 Hospitalar Fair (International Trade Fair).

New branding set to take ISQua forward

By Peter Lachman | Mar. 20, 2019 |

It is exciting to be able to launch the new ISQua logo and reveal the first ever logo for our newly established association, the International Society for Quality in Health Care External Evaluation Association (IEEA).

ISQua speaking at International Hospital Accreditation Conference in Shenzhen, China

By Peter Lachman | Feb. 15, 2019 |

A delegation consisting of myself, Cliff Hughes Immediate Past President, Stephen Clark Chair of the IEEA Accreditation Council and Elaine O’ Connor Head of the International Accreditation Programme and Strategic Partnerships will attend and present at the Conference on International Hospital Accreditation – Key to Quality and Safety from the 18th – 20th of February in Shenzhen, China.

Aiming for Zero

By Peter Lachman | Jan. 31, 2019 |
We are now reaching a critical stage in the delivery of healthcare. Patient Safety is now a central component of the delivery of healthcare – and we now need to set ambitious goals to eliminate harm. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done. Worldwide initiatives have had variable success mainly because it is difficult to achieve standardisation without a change in the way we work. Patient safety needs to become a social movement where there is a groundswell of change and eventually safety becomes the way we do work.

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