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.


Live webinar: Quality in Crisis Situations with Dr Peter Lachman

By ISQua | Nov. 27, 2019 |

Our final live webinar of the year will take place on 16 December and we're looking forward to hearing Dr Peter Lachman, ISQua CEO, speak about Quality in Crisis Situations.

Live webinar: Engaging Patients to Improve Diagnosis – Strategies at the Frontline of Care with Dr Kelly Smith

By ISQua | Oct. 2, 2019 |

It was a pleasure to host Dr Kelly Smith, Senior Director of Quality and Strategy Research at MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety, for our recent live webinar on Engaging Patients to Improve Diagnosis – Strategies at the Frontline of Care.

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

By ISQua | 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 ISQua | Oct. 27, 2011 |

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

Telemedicine - Legal Issues

By ISQua | 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 ISQua | 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 ISQua | 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 ISQua | 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 ISQua | 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 ISQua | Apr. 11, 2012 |

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