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.

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. 

New ISQua Community of Practice: Learning about Improvement

By | Dec. 19, 2018 |

ISQua in association with the USAID ASSIST Project/ University Research Co., LLC (URC) will be launching a new Community of Practice in 2019 which will focus on Learning about Improvement.

Fellowship Internship Programme 2018

By | Nov. 5, 2018 |

Prof Dr Matiur Rahman (Pakistan) was one of four ISQua Fellowship Participants who took part in the internship programme hosted by AGPAL (Australia). Here he shares his reflections and learnings from his time in Australia.

Global Framework for Development and Stewardship to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

By | Oct. 22, 2018 |

The goal of the Global Framework for Development and Stewardship to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance (the Framework) is to promote and protect the health of humans, animals, plants and to protect the environment in recognition of their interconnection under the One Health approach.

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.

 

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