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Items filtered by date: June 2019

ISQua Podcast Series - Episode 1 - Learning Journeys with Dal Hothi and John Brennan

By | Jun. 28, 2019 | 0

We were delighted to host Dr Daljit Hothi and Dr John Brennan for the very first episode in the ISQua Podcast series. This podcast is about Learning Journeys which feature as part of this year’s ISQua Conference Programme in Cape Town.

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Engaging in Brazil

By | Jun. 28, 2019 | 0

This is the first of three blogs on my travels to Latin America in late May – early June.


My visit to Latin America started in Sao Paulo, where I presented at ACSC, and the CBEX Symposium, followed by sessions at CISS 2019 (International Congress of Health Services) and the IBES event, which were both part of the 2019 Hospitalar Fair (International Trade Fair).

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Joy in Work with Jessica Perlo

By | Jun. 24, 2019 | 0

We were delighted to host Jessica Perlo for our ISQua Fellowship Programme live webinar in June on the topic of Joy in Work.

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Physicians’ Working Style Reform

By | Jun. 21, 2019 | 0

Incumbent Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his cabinet members launched in 2016 several audacious policies to boost Japan’s economy, which has been suffering economically for more than two decades. Surprisingly, it turned out that one of these policies was closely related to me i.e. “Working Style Reform” included “Physician”.

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Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated Care

By | Jun. 18, 2019 | 0

Achieving Better Value for People and Populations

11th - 13th November 2019

Melbourne, Australia 


The International Foundation of Integrated Care (IFIC) in partnership with The University of Newcastle, Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health, Children’s Health Queensland, Central Coast Local Health District, The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association and Health Justice Australia brings the 2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated Care will take place in Melbourne, Australia, from 11-13 November 2019. With the overarching theme ‘Achieving better value for people and populations’ The conference will bring together researchers, clinicians and managers from around the world who are engaged in the design and delivery of integrated health and social care and for the first time we are putting the mouth back into the body with the Theme Oral health within Improving People’s Health and Wellbeing through Integrated Care.

The scientific committee for this conference has been established from international experts who are leading in the field of integrated care policy and practice, and they are now accepting paper submissions on the science, knowledge and adoption of Integrated Care and specifically relating to the conference themes until Wednesday, 31 July. The paper should take the form of an abstract of not more than 500 words. Abstract Submission Guidelines are available to download from the conference website.

All accepted abstracts will be published in the International Journal of Integrated Care (Impact Factor 1.837). Accepted abstract will appear in the programme as a formal oral presentation, workshop, oral poster or display poster, as deemed appropriate by the scientific committee. All accepted abstracts will compete for the annual IFIC Integrated Care Awards. Our International conference in Utrecht last year received over 700 submissions so we advise that you take due consideration when submitting a paper to ensure you have the very best chance of success.

ISQua have secured a 10% discount for our members. Register here and use the discount code: PARTNER



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Promote and maintain the reduction of blood culture contamination rate in a district general hospital/ Qatar, a quality improvement project, 2014-2018

By | Jun. 17, 2019 | 0

Dr Mariam Youssef Shamseddin, a Medical Doctor, and a Specialist in staff clinic, quality and risk reviewers in the Quality and Patient Safety Department at Al Wakra Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar; and an ISQua Fellow, has published a paper on a quality improvement project that took place in her hospital.

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Africa Health Business Symposium IV

By | Jun. 17, 2019 | 0

Integrating Africa - Bridging the Health Gap

7th - 9th October 2019

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


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Ten additional perspectives about health services accreditation

By | Jun. 13, 2019 | 0

We congratulate the Deeble Institute and the authors, Mr Ryan Swiers and Dr Rebecca Haddock, on the recent publication of the evidence brief (#18) titled “Assessing the value of accreditation to health systems and organisations”.  As a group of professionals committed to the contribution of accreditation to quality improvement in healthcare, this brief is one of value and raises some key issues.

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

By | Jun. 7, 2019 | 0

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:

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

By | Jun. 6, 2019 | 0

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.

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