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.

Update from the seventy-second session of the World Health Assembly (20 - 28 May 2019)

By | Jun. 7, 2019 |

The seventy-second session of the World Health Assembly took place in Geneva from 20th to 28th May 2019.

Many public health topics were on the agenda of this assembly and, according to the closing remarks of Doctor Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO’s Director-General, the most outstanding achievements of this assembly are the following:

What matters to you? The global movement and the patient’s voice

By | Jun. 6, 2019 |

ISQua Fellow and one of our 2018 ISQua/AGPAL Interns, Isabela Castro, has shared her thoughts on the 'What Matters to You?' movement. 6th June is the 'What Matters to You? day, which aims to encourage and support more meaningful conversations between people who provide health and social care and the people, families and carers who receive health and social care.

Warming up for Cape Town 2019

By | Jun. 5, 2019 |

We are using every opportunity to publicise and promote the ISQua Conference 2019 in Cape Town. I had the privilege of chairing the Quality Management Conference at the Africa Health Congress in Johannesburg on 29 and 30 May. Both COHSASA and ISQua partnered with Informa for the conference, so there was lots of publicity for ISQua, Cape Town 2019. The theme was ‘Public or private health care – quality is everyone’s business.

Improvement Culture vs Compliance Culture in Healthcare

By | May. 30, 2019 |

In the last 10 years, a lot has happened around the world as far as healthcare quality and patient safety is concerned.

This includes efforts from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the epitome of healthcare-related enterprise, to Ministries of Health, and down to single-doctor clinics.

These efforts cover the most developed nations as well as least developed. Huge praise should be given to leaders at all levels for driving the agenda.

Become ISQua's next Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal for Quality in Health Care

By | May. 21, 2019 |

Expressions of interest are now being invited for the position of Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal for Quality in Health Care, commencing on 1st April 2020, when the current Editor-in-Chief, Professor Jack Yu-Chuan (Jack) Li steps down after six years in the role.

Dr Wu selected for the 2019 Patient Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs) Career Achievement Prize

By | May. 16, 2019 |

The Health Assessment Lab/Medical Outcomes Trust is pleased to announce the selection of Albert W. Wu, MD, MPH as the recipient of the 2019 Patient Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs) Career Achievement Prize.

Africa Hospitals Patient Safety Initiative – Early Lessons with Dr Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey

By | May. 8, 2019 |

We were delighted to host Dr Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey for our ISQua Fellowship Programme live webinar in May on the topic of Africa Hospitals Patient Safety Initiative – Early Lessons.

Fostering closer ties between ISQua and PIPSQC

By | May. 1, 2019 |

The Paediatric International Patient Safety and Quality Community (PIPSQC), an international community of professionals who share a passion for patient safety and quality in paediatrics and the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), a global organisation with the aim to inspire and drive improvement in the quality and safety of health care worldwide, have signed a collaboration agreement to foster closer ties between the two organisations.

A Digitally Supported, Person-centered, Integrated and Pro-active Care System with Dr Gro Berntsen

By | Apr. 10, 2019 |

We were delighted to host Gro Berntsen for our ISQua Fellowship Programme live webinar in April on the topic of A Digitally Supported, Person-centered, Integrated and Pro-active Care System.

ISQua Partners with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths in Hospitals

By | Mar. 26, 2019 |

March 25, 2019 – Irvine, CA & Dublin, Ireland – The International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) is pleased to announce their support of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) and their mission to eliminate preventable deaths in hospitals, with a signed cooperation agreement.

Improving Health Outcomes for Kids using an Equity Lens and a Learning Network Model with Uma Kotagal

By | Mar. 21, 2019 |

We were delighted to host Uma Kotagal for our ISQua Fellowship Programme live webinar in March on the topic of Improving Health Outcomes for Kids using an Equity Lens and a Learning Network Model.

New branding set to take ISQua forward

By | Mar. 20, 2019 |

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).

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