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.

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).

Fourth Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety

By | Mar. 4, 2019 |

The Fourth Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety took place in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, from 2–3 March 2019. This year’s Summit focused on patient safety in low and middle-income countries and reducing adverse events.

Nominations Solicited for 2019 PROMs Career Achievement Prize

By | Feb. 25, 2019 |

We are seeking nominations for the 2019 Health Assessment Lab/Medical Outcomes Trust* John Ware and Alvin Tarlov Career Achievement Prize in Patient Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs), which includes a $20,000 honorarium.

Leading and Managing - Shining a Light on the "Dark-side" of Healthcare with Heather Shearer

By | Feb. 22, 2019 |

We were delighted to host Heather Shearer for our ISQua Fellowship Programme live webinar in February on the topic of Leading and Managing - Shining a Light on the "Dark-side" of Healthcare.

ISQua speaking at International Hospital Accreditation Conference in Shenzhen, China

By | Feb. 15, 2019 |

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.

ISQua's Statement on ‘Global action on Patient Safety’ for the 144th Session of the WHO Executive Board

By | Feb. 5, 2019 |
The following statement was submitted for agenda item 6.6.1 (Global action on patient safety) of the 144th Session of the WHO Executive Board. ISQua are a non-State actor in official relations with WHO

WHO Executive Board (EB) Resolution ‘Global action on patient safety’

By | Feb. 5, 2019 |
I am delighted to share with you that the WHO Executive Board (EB) 144th session deliberated on the agenda item ‘Global action on patient safety’ on 31 January 2019; and adopted the EB Resolution ‘Global action on patient safety’ (including the establishment of an annual World Patient Safety Day on 17 September) on 1 February 2019; and recommended it for adoption at the World Health Assembly (WHA) in May 2019. This marks the achievement of a major milestone in the global patient safety movement.

Editor's Choice Papers

By | Jan. 10, 2019 |

We have two Editor's Choice papers from the International Journal for Quality in Health Care, Volume 30, Issue 9, November 2018

ISQua and Lucian Leape launch new Patient Safety Fellowship

By | Dec. 19, 2018 |

ISQua in collaboration with Lucian Leape are launching a new Patient Safety Fellowship Programme available to all current physicians and health care providers from developing countries, or countries in transition, interested in advancing and expanding their expertise in patient safety, with resultant improvement of safety of patients in their local area. 

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