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The last month has been pretty busy for me as the ISQua conference took place in Cape Town. This affords me the opportunity to reflect on the key lessons that came out of the conference that may apply to the Irish Healthcare system. There is more than enough for more than one article so I probably will use the concepts over a few, writes Dr. Pater Lachman.
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.
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.
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?”
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.
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).
It is exciting to be able to launch the new ISQua logo and reveal the first ever logo for our newly established association, the International Society for Quality in Health Care External Evaluation Association (IEEA).
A delegation consisting of myself, Cliff Hughes Immediate Past President, Stephen Clark Chair of the IEEA Accreditation Council and Elaine O’ Connor Head of the International Accreditation Programme and Strategic Partnerships will attend and present at the Conference on International Hospital Accreditation – Key to Quality and Safety from the 18th – 20th of February in Shenzhen, China.