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.

ISQua's Statement on Sustainability in Health Care

By | Oct. 23, 2019 |

The Lancet Countdown Report showed that health gains of the last 50 years are severely threatened by the effects of climate change and that the “greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century” is how to reform the healthcare sector in the sense of planetary sustainability.

Health care workers and adverse events: the golden moment with Albert Wu

By | Sep. 26, 2019 |

ISQua were delighted to host Dr Albert Wu, an international expert on the impact of adverse events and patient harm on healthcare staff, who presented a fantastic live webinar on "Health care workers and adverse events: the golden moment".

Training doctors and healthcare professionals in human factors in patient safety.

By | Sep. 12, 2019 |

RCSI is the national surgical training centre (NSTC) in Ireland with responsibility for training all surgeons and emergency medicine doctors.

Ireland - Observing World Patient Safety Day in Ireland

By | Sep. 11, 2019 |

The Irish Health Service (Health Service Executive (HSE)) and the Department of Health are looking forward to celebrating World Patient Safety Day and are linking to undertake a number of events to mark World Patient Safety Day on the 17th September 2019.

Malaysia - Seminar & Launching 1st Global Patient Safety Day

By | Sep. 11, 2019 |

The Ministry of Health Malaysia and the Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH) are jointly hosting a one-day Seminar and the launch of world patient safety day at the Everly Hotel in Putrajaya on 17th September. 

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."

World Patient Safety Day 2019 - Virtual Coffee Break

By | Sep. 5, 2019 |

Tuesday, 17th September 2019 14:00 PM - 14:45 BST (UTC+01)

 

Please join us for this special edition of the ISQua Virtual Coffee Break, where we will be celebrating World Patient Safety Day!

 

This Virtual Coffee Break is open for everyone to attend.

ISQua Podcast Series - Episode 3 - Ask the Expert with Dr Paul Batalden

By | Aug. 19, 2019 |

We were delighted to host Dr Paul Batalden for the third episode in the ISQua Podcast series, and the second ISQua Ask the Expert session.

 

The topic for this episode was: “Co-production of healthcare service: assumptions and invitations”

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.

How to counter the pervasive adverse effects of climate change on health

By | Aug. 6, 2019 |

Guest post by Dr Hans C. Ossebaard, session speaker for ISQua’s 36th International Conference (20th – 23rd October 2019), in Cape Town, South Africa.

 

At ISQua’s upcoming international conference in Cape Town one session (B13 – session B, Tuesday, 22 October 2019) is devoted to the one signature public health issue of our times: how to counter the pervasive adverse effects of climate change on health and, accordingly, how to redesign the health care sector as to provide a more sustainable, ‘green’ care.

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