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.

My first impressions of Geneva and the WHO Headquarters

By | Dec. 3, 2018 |

Geneva is a very welcoming city, arriving to the airport you are offered a free train ticket to reach the main Station: Cornavin. From there, you can discover all the exciting Geneva districts.

The WHO Headquarters is a prestigious building, administered by a rather complex system set up to make daily life easier for staff and offering modern conveniences.

 

Closing Remarks on ISQua's 35th International Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

By | Nov. 27, 2018 |

The following are the ISQua 2018 Conference Closing Remarks provided by President Wendy Nicklin. For those who attended and for those unable to attend, this speech provides an overview of some of the messages delivered during the 3 days of plenary sessions.

 

Tales from a one-month experience at WHO headquarters, Geneva

By | Nov. 27, 2018 |

During my flight from Cameroon, which lasted over 10 hours with a five-hour transit at Istanbul, I couldn’t stop imagining how it will feel entering the city of Geneva and Switzerland. I had read about Geneva to be a great historical city with rich touristic attractions and host to head offices of many international organisations. However, this would be my first time of visiting the city, besides having being to other cities in Europe. The anxiety reached summit level as my airplane safely landed in the Geneva international airport.

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.

Managing Resistance to Change with Jacqui Stewart

By | Nov. 21, 2018 |

We were delighted to host Jacqui Stewart for our ISQua Fellowship Programme live webinar in November on the topic of Managing Resistance to Change.

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. 

 

ISQua support of the Astana Declaration

By | Oct. 24, 2018 |

The world came together for two days in Astana, Kazakhstan, at the Global Conference on Primary Health Care (From Alma-Ata towards Universal Health Coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals) to renew a commitment to primary health care to achieve universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals. The Conference was held at the Palace of Independence and co-hosted by the Government of Kazakhstan, WHO and UNICEF.

 

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.

 

Building the App Store for Health with Dr Kenneth Mandl

By | Oct. 22, 2018 |

We were delighted to host Dr Ken Mandl for his first live webinar for ISQua on the topic of Building the App Store for Health.

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.

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