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.

We Are Obligated to Do Better Featured

By | Jul. 9, 2020 |

Over the past several weeks, we have all been reminded about the inequities that exist within our society via shocking and inexcusable actions. Sadly, these are just the latest in a series of events that have spanned generations in the United States and globally. Even those of us who have believed we have been strong champions for equity have been further “awoken” to the fact we need to do more. In fact, as a white male, I am obligated to do more to help shape a future where inequity no longer exists.

Live webinar: How Do We Carry On? Transitions in Health Services During the Pandemic and Beyond with Dr Jennifer Zelmer Featured

By | Jun. 26, 2020 |

Our next live event is happening on 15 July and we are delighted to welcome Dr Jennifer Zelmer, President and CEO of the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement who will present on How Do We Carry On? Transitions in Health Services During the Pandemic and Beyond.

“Seesaw game - Politics? Science? Emotion? Ethics? - in pandemic era.” Featured

By | Jun. 26, 2020 |

I see many of advanced treatment here in Kyushu University Hospital where I work which needs to be reviewed from the ethical viewpoint.

NOW IS THE TIME Featured

By | Jun. 25, 2020 |

This is a crucial moment in time as we observe a myriad of storms that are gathering: the Black Lives Matter storm testing systemic racism consciousness and our morale fabric; the COVID-19/financial storm that is dashing public health protection measures against economic recovery; the social media storm influencing mindsets and behaviours; and an employee storm of no permanence and uncertainty.

Recorded Webinar: The Nature of Crises – An Analytical Perspective Featured

By | Jun. 23, 2020 |

It was a pleasure to host Professor Erik Hollnagel for a recent live webinar on "The Nature of Crises – an Analytical Perspective" and we're delighted to provide a recording of this very interesting session.

You have to take a side: Silence is not an option Featured

By | Jun. 15, 2020 |

At this time of Black lives Matters, it is time for examining our inner selves and to ask why it is that in 2020 we are still dealing with ingrained racism. I grew up in Apartheid South Africa and my formative years made...

Health inequalities, COVID-19, Black Lives Matter Featured

By | Jun. 15, 2020 |

On either side of the Atlantic, the US Black Lives Matter protests over the death of George Floyd, and the calls for a UK enquiry into the disproportionate death rate from the COVID-19 infection of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups, are energising communities and fair-minded folk globally.

PATIENT SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR COVID19 EPIDEMIC OUTBREAK

By | Jun. 12, 2020 |

Practical front line messages, devoid of the complexity of guidelines.

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COVID-19 Commentary from India: Lockdown Saga

By | Jun. 12, 2020 |

India is a country of countries. Don’t get surprised. It is made of 28 States and 8 Union Territories, a total of 36 entities. Each of these are different in culture, culinary, language, outfit, style of living, weather and health systems. Each one of these are like different countries. However, each one is tightly bonded with each other for several reasons. We truly represent ‘unity within diversity’. COVID-19 has perhaps further brought all of them together to fight with this deadly disease.

Who’s last in the healthcare queue? Evidence from mystery patient visits and household surveys Featured

By | Jun. 12, 2020 |

South Africa has one of the highest inequality levels in the world and an extremely polarised healthcare system. On the one end, there exists a seemingly high-functioning, expensive private healthcare system serving approximately 16% of the population with hospital services, and up to a third of the population with out-patient services.

Sharing of Country Experiences - Impact of Covid-19 on Quality and Safety in Health & Lessons Learnt

By | Jun. 10, 2020 |

Our friends at CAHO and ASQua will be hosting a live webinar on Sharing of Country Experiences - Impact of Covid-19 on Quality and Safety in Health & Lessons Learnt on Thursday 17 June 2020 at 15:00 (Indian Standard Time).

I Was Blind But Now I See Featured

By | Jun. 10, 2020 |

In 1778, John Newton, a slave trader, was in a vessel hit by a terrible storm. John Newton had a conversion that lead to his writing of “Amazing Grace”. Despite his spiritual conversion, it took John Newton another eight years to end his slave trading. He wrote,

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