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.

Layman Summary of IJQHC Journal Article - Implementation Science in Low-Resource Settings: Using the Interactive Systems Framework to Improve Hand Hygiene in a Tertiary Hospital in Ghana

By | Nov. 27, 2018 |

Authors: BRIANNE KALLAM1 , CHRISTIE PETTITT-SCHIEBER2 , MEDGE OWEN3 , REBECCA AGYARE ASANTE4 , ELIZABETH DARKO4 , and ROHIT RAMASWAMY2 , 1Kybele, Inc., Lewisville, NC 27023, USA, 2Public Health Leadership Program, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA, 3Department of Anesthesiology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27157, USA, and 4Department of Child Health, Ridge Regional Hospital, Accra, Ghana.

Layman Summary of IJQHC Journal Article - Longitudinal variation in pressure injury incidence among long-term aged care facilities

By | Nov. 27, 2018 |

Authors: MIKAELA JORGENSEN, JOYCE SIETTE, ANDREW GEORGIOU, and JOHANNA I. WESTBROOK, Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia

Pressure injuries (PIs) are commonly measured in aged care but usually only at single points in time using surveys.

Declaration of Astana

By | Oct. 25, 2018 |

Heads of State and Government, ministers and representatives of States and Governments, participating in the 'Global Conference on Primary Health Care: From Alma-Ata towards universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals' are meeting in Astana today and tomorrow (25th & 26th October 2018) to reaffirm the commitments expressed in the ambitious and visionary Declaration of Alma-Ata of 1978 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; and have released the new Declaration of Astana. 

 

WHO Technical Series on Safer Primary Care

By | Oct. 24, 2018 |

This week at the 40th anniversary of the Declaration of Alma-Ata, the world will assemble at the Global Conference on Primary Health Care, Astana, to recommit to strengthening primary health care for achieving universal health coverage. Safe primary care is key to the attainment of Health for All, with safety being essential to make universal health coverage effective; because even when care is available, quality problems are widespread and take various forms.

 

White Paper on Human Factors for Health & Social Care

By | Sep. 18, 2018 |

The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors is launching the White Paper on 'Human Factors for Health & Social Care' at the Royal Society of Medicine, London on 4th October 2018.

We signed The #QiComms Charter, have you?

By | Sep. 7, 2018 |

ISQua was one of the first organisations to sign the #QiComms Charter.

 

The #QiComms Charter invites all quality improvement leaders across the world to recognise the strategic place that communication plays in improvement and take steps to integrate it into their work.

ISQua's Terminology Principles

By | Sep. 7, 2018 |

 It has been evident to ISQua’s Accreditation Council (AC), for some time, that different terms, language and wording is used in the field of external evaluation and that even within the AC, members each define the terms used differently.

 

ISQua's Declaration on Patient Safety

By | Sep. 7, 2018 |

Of all the domains of quality in healthcare, patient safety is the one that transcends every aspect of a persons journey in healthcare.

Wendy Nicklin Receives HealthCareCAN’S Prestigious Legacy of Leadership Award

By | Sep. 7, 2018 |

June 5, 2018 (St. John’s) – HealthCareCAN is proud to announce Wendy Nicklin, as the recipient of its 2018 Legacy of Leadership award for her decades of service to the health of Canadians in various leadership roles.

Making a real difference: The challenge in improving quality in healthcare

By | Sep. 7, 2018 |

Read the exclusive interview with ISQua's CEO, Dr Peter Lachman, in the latest edition of the ITAES - Instituto Técnico para la Acreditación de Establecimientos de Salud Magazine.

In Memory of Dr Charles Bruneau

By | Sep. 7, 2018 |

ISQua was deeply saddened to hear of the recent death of Dr Charles Bruneau.

Dr Bruneau was a physician, trained in Canada, specialised in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

New guide offers strategies for enhancing the performance of healthcare systems

By | Sep. 7, 2018 |

March 12, 2018 — Frontline health workers in low- and middle-income countries face significant challenges to providing high-quality services: inadequate staffing, wide gaps between evidence and practice, low demand for health services and too little use of data.

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