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Items filtered by date: July 2019

Designing for Safety - HEPS2019

By Peter Lachman | Jul. 31, 2019 | 0

Last year ISQua and the International Ergonomics Association IEA ( signed a cooperation agreement which aims to build on the commonality of our respective missions – to improve the safety of patients.

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Preparing for the future - IMPS2019

By Peter Lachman | Jul. 31, 2019 | 0

If we truly want to have sustainable and real change we need to prepare the future leaders in healthcare to be ready for the new age of safe effective care that is person-centred and fit for the future.

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1st Oncology Quality Care Symposium

By | Jul. 30, 2019 | 0


The 1st Oncology Quality Care Symposium  - 'Towards Excellence in Oncology Care' will take place in Madrid, Spain on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 November 2019.


The 1st Oncology Quality Care Symposium™ brings together top leaders in the quality field to share strategies and methods for improving the measurement and implementation of quality and safety in cancer care. The ECO Foundation, on behalf of ASCO, has made possible the development of this symposium in Europe.


For registration and more information:


Registration and Abstract Submission Opened: April 1st, 2019

Abstract Submission Deadline: September 15th, 2019


1st Oncology Quality Care Symposium Early Registration (April, 1st to August, 31st, 2019) – 425€ + IVA

Standard registration (September, 1st to November, 15th, 2019) – 575€ + IVA


Quality Training Program Workshop - Standard registration for healthcare professional: 250€ + IVA


Contact details: ECO Foundation. C/ Alfonso XII, nº 62 – 2nd floor, 28014 Madrid+34 91 076 70 58 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Resilient Health Care Management

By | Jul. 30, 2019 | 0


Enrol now in the International Diploma Course in Resilient Health Care Management.

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Sharing Ag Eisteacht’s vision at RCPI

By | Jul. 26, 2019 | 0

I was honoured to be included in the RCPI’s (Royal College of Physicians Ireland) ‘Patient safety through better communication’ conference on 19th June at No.6 Kildare Street, Dublin.

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ISQua 'Learning about Improvement' Community of Practice – Lessons learned by the USAID ASSIST project from implementing research and evaluation studies

By | Jul. 25, 2019 | 0

ISQua were delighted to host the very first 'Learning About Improvement' Community of Practice! The team at the USAID ASSIST project presented a very interesting and interactive session on the lessons learned from implementing research and evaluation studies.

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Perspectives on Accreditation

By Peter Lachman | Jul. 24, 2019 | 0

I recently spent a few days in Beijing at the invitation of the National Institute of Hospital Administration (NIHA), to attend a workshop on the Healthcare Accreditation in the Asia Pacific.


This was an opportunity to hear about the application of accreditation by different health economies in the Asian-Pacific Region.

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Human Factors in Health and Social Care with Sue Hignett, Thomas Jun and Mike Fray

By | Jul. 17, 2019 | 0

It was an honour to host Professor Sue Hignett, Dr Thomas Jun and Dr Mike Fray for a live ISQua webinar on Human Factors and Social Care.

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ISQua Podcast Series - Episode 2 - Ask the Expert with Dr Peter Lachman

By Peter Lachman | Jul. 17, 2019 | 0

We were delighted to host Dr Peter Lachman for the second episode in the ISQua Podcast series, and the very first ISQua Ask the Expert session. The topic for this episode was: “Is safety our business? If so, what do we need to do to be successful?”

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Dr Taimour Jan - Fellowship Testimonial

By | Jul. 16, 2019 | 0

The ISQua Education Team recently spoke with Dr Taimour Jan and asked him to share his thoughts regarding the ISQua Fellowship Programme and Specialist Certificate in Fundamentals of External Evaluation Surveying.

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