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.

Join ISQua in Florence, Italy for #ISQua2020

By | Jan. 16, 2020 |

We invite healthcare professionals, students, patients, policymakers to share their ideas, successes and achievements at ISQua’s 37th International Healthcare Conference in Florence, Italy from 30th August to 2nd September 2020. Submit by 30th January 2020 for a chance to present in Florence.

ISQua Board members, ISQua Academy and Experts members reached out across the globe in 2019

By | Jan. 10, 2020 |

The Mission of ISQua is "to inspire and empower people to advocate for and facilitate health and improvements, in the quality and safety of healthcare worldwide. Our vision is to transform health, and the quality and safety of healthcare, through global communities."

We achieve this by providing KNOWLEDGE building our NETWORK and giving you a VOICE

Over the past year, ISQua has extended its presence in all the regions of the WHO. I want to thank ISQua’s Officers, Board members, Academy Members and ISQua Experts for helping to spread ISQua vision.

Blog Highlights from 2019

By | Dec. 19, 2019 |

As we get close to the end of 2019 and begin a brand-new decade in 2020, we’ve looked back at the posts we’ve shared over the past year and collated the Top 10 Most Popular:

Are you tired of counting how many times something goes wrong?

By | Dec. 17, 2019 |

The ethos of safety has always been to reduce unwanted and harmful events or even better, to completely eliminate them. Even though it makes sense to try to stop things from going wrong, this is clearly not enough.

5th Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety

By | Dec. 17, 2019 |

Patient safety is a public health priority and a globally shared challenge, thus international cooperation is crucial. One of the most significant advances in this area to date is the recent adoption of the resolution "Global Action on Patient Safety" by the World Health Assembly, which enabled the first-ever World Patient Safety Day this past September. In recent years, the Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety has become one of the central platforms for improving patient safety worldwide. It represents an effective tool for facilitating collaboration between countries and stakeholders alike.

Leading a Culture of Safety

By | Dec. 4, 2019 |

As a quality and safety champion within my organization, I am the clinical lead for an initiative to improve the safety culture within our critical care department. Creating psychological safety within a team empowers staff to speak up and promotes the delivery of safer care to patients.

From designing for patients to coproducing with people

By | Nov. 26, 2019 |

The last month has been pretty busy for me as the ISQua conference took place in Cape Town. This affords me the opportunity to reflect on the key lessons that came out of the conference that may apply to the Irish Healthcare system. There is more than enough for more than one article so I probably will use the concepts over a few, writes Dr. Pater Lachman.

3 PILLARS OF SUSTAINABLE QUALITY AND PATIENT SAFETY IMPROVEMENT

By | Nov. 21, 2019 |

In my second blog post on 10 September 2019 I talked about three quality and patient safety improvement leadership truths; reflection fuels, people matter, and relationships make the difference.

Today I talk about what leaders can do with the three leadership truths to sustain quality and patient safety improvement. Many healthcare organizations find that identifying changes is relatively easy.

My Health 2022 - transformation of the health system in France

By | Sep. 10, 2019 |

In France, as in many other countries in the world, care needs and approaches have considerably changed over the past number of years – ageing of the population, increase in chronic diseases, inequalities in access to care, changing expectations of health professionals, availability of new therapies, digital development, and many more...

 

An in-depth transformation of the health system has therefore proved indispensable and the French government has embarked on a reform program entitled "My Health 2022".

Awakening 3 Powerful Leadership Truths

By | Sep. 10, 2019 |

In my first blog post, I talked about humanizing leadership for quality and patient safety improvement through; the patient voice, provider ears, and organizational support.

 

In this blog, I'll talk about the role of leadership.

A multidisciplinary approach to healthcare: Why do we need it?

By | Sep. 6, 2019 |

"Insights that I gained are twofold. First, patient safety is always a top priority. No small issue needs to be left unattended or ignored as it has the potential to cause a fatality. Two, there is a need for a multidisciplinary collaboration The institutional and systems thinking approaches are critical in health care. Good procedures, communication, accountability and sharing of information are critical to avoiding mistakes and medical errors."

CLINICIAN ENGAGEMENT: is it worth the effort?

By | Aug. 9, 2019 |

‘If clinicians are engaged in management and leadership then organisational performance will improve and if there is good organisational performance there is likely to be high levels of clinician engagement’ *

 

Of the three critical ‘engagements’ in healthcare, patient, clinician and community, we hear much about the first and less about the second and third.

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