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.

3 PILLARS OF SUSTAINABLE QUALITY AND PATIENT SAFETY IMPROVEMENT

By | Nov. 21, 2019 |

In my second blog post on 10 September 2019 I talked about three quality and patient safety improvement leadership truths; reflection fuels, people matter, and relationships make the difference.

Today I talk about what leaders can do with the three leadership truths to sustain quality and patient safety improvement. Many healthcare organizations find that identifying changes is relatively easy.

ISQua's Statement on Sustainability in Health Care

By | Oct. 23, 2019 |

The Lancet Countdown Report showed that health gains of the last 50 years are severely threatened by the effects of climate change and that the “greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century” is how to reform the healthcare sector in the sense of planetary sustainability.

Live webinar: Engaging Patients to Improve Diagnosis – Strategies at the Frontline of Care with Dr Kelly Smith

By | Oct. 2, 2019 |

It was a pleasure to host Dr Kelly Smith, Senior Director of Quality and Strategy Research at MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety, for our recent live webinar on Engaging Patients to Improve Diagnosis – Strategies at the Frontline of Care.

Health care workers and adverse events: the golden moment with Albert Wu

By | Sep. 26, 2019 |

ISQua were delighted to host Dr Albert Wu, an international expert on the impact of adverse events and patient harm on healthcare staff, who presented a fantastic live webinar on "Health care workers and adverse events: the golden moment".

The Change Day Initiative for all Health workers

By | Sep. 17, 2019 |

September 18, 2019, is Change Day. Be creative, change and inspire others by believing in the power of change, no matter how simple it may be.

Canada - exclusive screening of To Err is Human

By | Sep. 16, 2019 |

Join CPSI, Patient for Patients Safety Canada, HSO and CAE Healthcare on September 17th at the Ottawa Art Gallery or virtually online to celebrate the first World Patient Safety Day! Watch an exclusive screening of To Err is Human, participate in a panel discussion, and network with senior Canadian Healthcare leaders who are working to make care safer.

The state of Patient safety in Uganda

By | Sep. 16, 2019 |

Patient safety in Uganda is still a grey area. The health care system is characterized by low patient involvement and low awareness on patient safety. Patients are not empowered to engage health care providers regarding their conditions.

Help speak up for patient safety, not only today but each and every day!

By | Sep. 12, 2019 |

Promoting change is never a simple act; however, when you get like-minded people around the world to collectively raise their voices for a cause, positive change is inevitable.

In a safe healthcare system every patient has a right to be an equal partner in their care

By | Sep. 12, 2019 |

Imagine what would happen if a fully laden 747 airliner crashed in Australia every week for a whole year. There would be a public outcry, an outrage, swift political action and an enquiry at the highest level, known as a Royal Commission.

Ten (10) Commandments of Quality & Patient Safety

By | Sep. 12, 2019 |

On the maiden World Patient Safety Day celebration, I propose what I call 10 Commandments of Patient safety! This has been informed by experiences from practice and literature (Petrella, 1977).

India - Wockhardt Group Hospitals

By | Sep. 12, 2019 |

Wockhardt Group Hospitals, which is a chain of super-speciality hospitals in India are organizing a week-long event on Patient safety across all their Group Hospitals from 13-17th Sept 2019.

Creating a patient safe environment: A myth or something we as healthcare professionals can achieve

By | Sep. 12, 2019 |

We all have heard the phrase “Primum non nocere” and know that it means “first, to do no harm” which makes me think “Do we as healthcare institutions harm patients, and if so why?

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