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 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.

Telemedicine - Legal Issues

By | Dec. 13, 2012 |

Absent are the days where a doctor needs to be in the same room as the patient to provide a medical consultation. 

My ISQua Conference 2012 - Bárbara Caldas

By | Dec. 13, 2012 |

I was so excited when I arrived in Geneve on October 20, 2012. It was the first time for me at ISQua's Conference and I was able to made it thanks to the support of the ISQua/WHO Scholarship and the National Cardiology Institute from Brazil where I work.

Special Interest Group Report

By | Dec. 13, 2012 |

The field of social care is defined differently across the globe. It is very large and diverse. In the early days of the special interest group we are concentrating our thinking on older citizens living in institutions.

Poor Handwriting: Does it Lead to Medical Error?

By | Aug. 16, 2012 |

Although the advent of computerised medical records and prescriptions has largely decreased the incidence of medical mismanagement due to illegible doctors’ notes and instructions – the importance of clear, accurate, detailed and contemporaneous record keeping remains as essential as ever.

Thoughts From a New ISQua Surveyor

By | Jun. 18, 2012 |

“Like the expectant father”…

 

I undertook my first Standards survey in March of this year, like the expectant father, there were so many unknowns, what were the expectations, but more so what do I have to do?

International Journal for Quality in Health Care

By | Apr. 11, 2012 |

Are you getting the most out of reading this journal? If you're only reading the journal in print, then you're missing out online with:

ISQua & LinkedIn

By | Feb. 15, 2012 |

To that end ISQua has recently launched it’s own LinkedIn group page on the site and currently has over 300 patient safety and quality members from all over the world. The aims of the group are as follows:

Conversations with Leaders in the Field of Patient-Centered Care - Dr Peter Pronovost

By | Dec. 12, 2011 |

Dr. Peter Pronovost is perhaps best known for the development and promotion of one of the simplest of management tools: a checklist for preventing hospital-acquired infections.

Planetree Designation: Defining and Measuring Patient-Centered Quality Worldwide

By | Oct. 27, 2011 |

Safe practices and clinical excellence are no longer the exclusive determinants of quality in healthcare. 

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