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.

Transforming & Navigating Healthcare Quality & Safety into the Future: Reflections from AfIHQSA

By | Aug. 13, 2019 |

ISQua were delighted to host Dr Gilbert Buckle and Elom Otchi who presented a fantastic live webinar with a Q&A session on Transforming & Navigating Healthcare Quality & Safety into the Future: Reflections from AfIHQSA. This session was an ISQua African Community of Practice meeting which was also made available as an open webinar.

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.

Three challenges for external evaluation: ensuring relevance and preparing for the 30’s

By | Aug. 7, 2019 |

ISQua were delighted to host Professor René Amalberti, who presented a great live webinar on Three challenges for external evaluation: Ensuring relevance and preparing for the 30’s. This session was a joint production of the Innovation and System Change Working Group and the Accreditation Council of ISQua.

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.

HUMANIZING LEADERSHIP FOR QUALITY AND PATIENT SAFETY IMPROVEMENT

By | Aug. 1, 2019 |

Improving the patient experience requires a change in culture. This change must be embraced by and reflected in the actions of everyone within the healthcare system. Furthermore, everyone must understand the fundamental truth that “quality and patient safety improvement” is an ongoing and healthy process of changing mindsets.

Designing for Safety - HEPS2019

By | Jul. 31, 2019 |

Last year ISQua and the International Ergonomics Association IEA ( https://www.iea.cc/) signed a cooperation agreement which aims to build on the commonality of our respective missions – to improve the safety of patients.

Preparing for the future - IMPS2019

By | Jul. 31, 2019 |

If we truly want to have sustainable and real change we need to prepare the future leaders in healthcare to be ready for the new age of safe effective care that is person-centred and fit for the future.

Resilient Health Care Management

By | Jul. 30, 2019 |

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ISQua Conference 2019 - Virtual Coffee Break

By | Jul. 30, 2019 |

Wednesday, 31st July 2019 14:00 PM - 14:45 BST (UTC+01)

Please join us for this special edition of the ISQua Virtual Coffee Break! 

Perspectives on Accreditation

By | Jul. 24, 2019 |

I recently spent a few days in Beijing at the invitation of the National Institute of Hospital Administration (NIHA), to attend a workshop on the Healthcare Accreditation in the Asia Pacific.

 

This was an opportunity to hear about the application of accreditation by different health economies in the Asian-Pacific Region.

Chile and ISQua

By | 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 | 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. 

 

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