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 'Learning about Improvement' Community of Practice – Lessons learned by the USAID ASSIST project from implementing research and evaluation studies

By | Jul. 22, 2019 |

Join us for a live ISQua 'Learning about Improvement' Community of Practice on Wednesday 24 July 2019.

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?”

Dr Taimour Jan - Fellowship Testimonial

By | Jul. 16, 2019 |

The ISQua Education Team recently spoke with Dr Taimour Jan and asked him to share his thoughts regarding the ISQua Fellowship Programme and Specialist Certificate in Fundamentals of External Evaluation Surveying.

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. 

 

Data transparency – first step towards quality and safety in health for large and small health services alike

By | Jul. 1, 2019 |

Data collection, timely analysis and reporting back to the health sector in a transparent manner is fundamental to improving quality and safety and to identify system failures when it occurs.

ISQua Podcast Series - Episode 1 - Learning Journeys with Dal Hothi and John Brennan

By | Jun. 28, 2019 |

We were delighted to host Dr Daljit Hothi and Dr John Brennan for the very first episode in the ISQua Podcast series. This podcast is about Learning Journeys which feature as part of this year’s ISQua Conference Programme in Cape Town.

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).

Joy in Work with Jessica Perlo

By | Jun. 24, 2019 |

We were delighted to host Jessica Perlo for our ISQua Fellowship Programme live webinar in June on the topic of Joy in Work.

Physicians’ Working Style Reform

By | Jun. 21, 2019 |

Incumbent Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his cabinet members launched in 2016 several audacious policies to boost Japan’s economy, which has been suffering economically for more than two decades. Surprisingly, it turned out that one of these policies was closely related to me i.e. “Working Style Reform” included “Physician”.

Ten additional perspectives about health services accreditation

By | Jun. 13, 2019 |

We congratulate the Deeble Institute and the authors, Mr Ryan Swiers and Dr Rebecca Haddock, on the recent publication of the evidence brief (#18) titled “Assessing the value of accreditation to health systems and organisations”.  As a group of professionals committed to the contribution of accreditation to quality improvement in healthcare, this brief is one of value and raises some key issues.

Update from the seventy-second session of the World Health Assembly (20 - 28 May 2019)

By | Jun. 7, 2019 |

The seventy-second session of the World Health Assembly took place in Geneva from 20th to 28th May 2019.

Many public health topics were on the agenda of this assembly and, according to the closing remarks of Doctor Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO’s Director-General, the most outstanding achievements of this assembly are the following:

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