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Patient safety in Uganda is still a grey area. The health care system is characterized by low patient involvement and low awareness on patient safety. Patients are not empowered to engage health care providers regarding their conditions.
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".
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.