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.

The Role of Team Effectiveness in Healthcare Delivery: a Case Study of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana

By | Oct. 2, 2013 |


The use of formal work groups and work teams in organizations has increased dramatically since the 1990s according to Bayerlein and Harris (1998).

Resilient Heath Care

By | Aug. 29, 2013 |

Properly performing health care systems require concepts and methods that match their complexity. Resilience engineering provides that capability.

Regulating the quality of health care: Lessons from hospital accreditation in Australia and Indonesia

By | Aug. 21, 2013 |

Regulation of the quality of care is a key challenge for governments, particularly because of the complexities of defining and measuring quality.

Integrated Care: A Vision in Need of a Quality Improvement Strategy

By | Aug. 16, 2013 |

Over the past two decades an important demographic and epidemiological transition has taken place in high- and middle-income countries

Patient Reported Outcomes Measures

By | Aug. 8, 2013 |

here is a growing interest in the development of new outcome measures that allow for a better and more efficient assessment of what matters most

Impact evaluation of a quality improvement intervention on maternal and child health outcomes in Northern Ghana: early assessment of a national scale-up project

By | Feb. 26, 2013 |

Quality improvement (QI) methods,

Handbook on Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety

By | Feb. 21, 2013 |

Patient safety and Quality of Healthcare are two sides of same coin. History of evolution of quality in healthcare is as old as its counterpart in manufacturing sector.

The Architecture of Productive Learning Networks

By | Feb. 18, 2013 |

The Architecture of Productive Learning Networks explores the characteristics of productive networked learning situations and, through a series of case studies, identifies some of the key qualities of successful designs.

Between the Flags - Keeping Patients Safe

By | Feb. 14, 2013 |

In January 2010, the New South Wales public health system introduced a patient safety net system called Between the Flags (BTF)

Introduction to Patient Advocacy

By | Feb. 12, 2013 |

As the Honorary Patient Perspective Board Member, I am excited to contribute to a new feature in the newsletter. 

The Patient Voice – a Key Catalyst for Change

By | Feb. 5, 2013 |

Patients and families have a key role in patient safety and system innovation. 

Compassion in Healthcare

By | Feb. 4, 2013 |

Recently I had call to stop and think about what compassion in healthcare really means.

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