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.

Dr Wu selected for the 2019 Patient Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs) Career Achievement Prize

By | May. 16, 2019 |

The Health Assessment Lab/Medical Outcomes Trust is pleased to announce the selection of Albert W. Wu, MD, MPH as the recipient of the 2019 Patient Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs) Career Achievement Prize.

Africa Hospitals Patient Safety Initiative – Early Lessons with Dr Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey

By | May. 8, 2019 |

We were delighted to host Dr Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey for our ISQua Fellowship Programme live webinar in May on the topic of Africa Hospitals Patient Safety Initiative – Early Lessons.

Fostering closer ties between ISQua and PIPSQC

By | May. 1, 2019 |

The Paediatric International Patient Safety and Quality Community (PIPSQC), an international community of professionals who share a passion for patient safety and quality in paediatrics and the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), a global organisation with the aim to inspire and drive improvement in the quality and safety of health care worldwide, have signed a collaboration agreement to foster closer ties between the two organisations.

Safety-II – the changed paradigm of patient safety

By | Apr. 12, 2019 |

In recent years momentum has been building around a relatively new idea in patient safety which has come to be called Safety-II. Previously, to produce safe care for patients, the majority of activities involved looking at when things go wrong and attempting to reduce harm.

A Digitally Supported, Person-centered, Integrated and Pro-active Care System with Dr Gro Berntsen

By | Apr. 10, 2019 |

We were delighted to host Gro Berntsen for our ISQua Fellowship Programme live webinar in April on the topic of A Digitally Supported, Person-centered, Integrated and Pro-active Care System.

ISQua President Update

By | Apr. 5, 2019 |

Myself, and several members of the ISQua Board (Shin Ushiro, Jeffrey Braithwaite, Cliff Hughes, David Vaughan and Steve Clark, via video link) had the privilege of speaking and chairing sessions at the Quality in Healthcare Summit held on Friday, 22nd March in Dublin, organized by the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and supported by ISQua.  Over 150 registrants attended including clinicians and other healthcare leaders from Dublin and the surrounding area.

ISQua Partners with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths in Hospitals

By | Mar. 26, 2019 |

March 25, 2019 – Irvine, CA & Dublin, Ireland – The International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) is pleased to announce their support of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) and their mission to eliminate preventable deaths in hospitals, with a signed cooperation agreement.

New branding set to take ISQua forward

By | 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).

Fourth Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety

By | Mar. 4, 2019 |

The Fourth Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety took place in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, from 2–3 March 2019. This year’s Summit focused on patient safety in low and middle-income countries and reducing adverse events.

Aiming for Zero

By | 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.

My Visit to the ISQua Office

By | Dec. 3, 2018 |

As ISQua President, I had the opportunity to spend 4 days in Dublin, November 12 – 15, at the ISQua office as well as meet with key colleagues with whom we work closely with.  This was an extremely informative and welcoming visit. 

Top 10 Cited Papers in 2016-2017 from IJQHC

By | Nov. 12, 2018 |

Top 10 Cited Papers in 2016-2017 from the International Journal for Quality in Health Care (IJQHC). These papers are freely available for download.

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