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.

Ireland - 2nd Annual National Maternity Hospital Patient Safety Awareness Week (PSAW)

By | Sep. 12, 2019 |

The National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin, Ireland are hosting their 2nd annual National Maternity Hospital Patient Safety Awareness Week (PSAW) 2019 from 21st - 25th October 2019. 

Australia Seminar - Safety in Healthcare - State of the Art or State of Mind

By | Sep. 12, 2019 |

In recognition of the World Health Organisation’s World Patient Safety Day, Professor Cliff Hughes will be speaking on the topic, Safety in Healthcare - State of the Art or State of Mind.

South Africa - COHSASA and Cape Town

By | Sep. 11, 2019 |

In Cape Town and the Western Cape, hospitals will drape orange around their buildings and grounds in honour of World Patient Safety Day. 

Ireland - Observing World Patient Safety Day in Ireland

By | Sep. 11, 2019 |

The Irish Health Service (Health Service Executive (HSE)) and the Department of Health are looking forward to celebrating World Patient Safety Day and are linking to undertake a number of events to mark World Patient Safety Day on the 17th September 2019.

Malaysia - Seminar & Launching 1st Global Patient Safety Day

By | Sep. 11, 2019 |

The Ministry of Health Malaysia and the Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH) are jointly hosting a one-day Seminar and the launch of world patient safety day at the Everly Hotel in Putrajaya on 17th September. 

My Health 2022 - transformation of the health system in France

By | Sep. 10, 2019 |

In France, as in many other countries in the world, care needs and approaches have considerably changed over the past number of years – ageing of the population, increase in chronic diseases, inequalities in access to care, changing expectations of health professionals, availability of new therapies, digital development, and many more...

 

An in-depth transformation of the health system has therefore proved indispensable and the French government has embarked on a reform program entitled "My Health 2022".

Awakening 3 Powerful Leadership Truths

By | Sep. 10, 2019 |

In my first blog post, I talked about humanizing leadership for quality and patient safety improvement through; the patient voice, provider ears, and organizational support.

 

In this blog, I'll talk about the role of leadership.

A multidisciplinary approach to healthcare: Why do we need it?

By | Sep. 6, 2019 |

"Insights that I gained are twofold. First, patient safety is always a top priority. No small issue needs to be left unattended or ignored as it has the potential to cause a fatality. Two, there is a need for a multidisciplinary collaboration The institutional and systems thinking approaches are critical in health care. Good procedures, communication, accountability and sharing of information are critical to avoiding mistakes and medical errors."

World Patient Safety Day 2019 - Virtual Coffee Break

By | Sep. 5, 2019 |

Tuesday, 17th September 2019 14:00 PM - 14:45 BST (UTC+01)

 

Please join us for this special edition of the ISQua Virtual Coffee Break, where we will be celebrating World Patient Safety Day!

 

This Virtual Coffee Break is open for everyone to attend.

Impacting health worker performance for quality care and better client outcomes: Learning from mentorship in Zambia, Tanzania and Afghanistan with Chantelle Allen

By | Sep. 3, 2019 |

ISQua were delighted to host Chantelle Allen who presented a fantastic live webinar with a Q&A session on Impacting health worker performance for quality care and better client outcomes: Learning from mentorship in Zambia, Tanzania and Afghanistan.

ISQua Podcast Series - Episode 3 - Ask the Expert with Dr Paul Batalden

By | Aug. 19, 2019 |

We were delighted to host Dr Paul Batalden for the third episode in the ISQua Podcast series, and the second ISQua Ask the Expert session.

 

The topic for this episode was: “Co-production of healthcare service: assumptions and invitations”

Transforming & Navigating Healthcare Quality & Safety into the Future: Reflections from AfIHQSA

By | Aug. 13, 2019 |

ISQua were delighted to host Dr Gilbert Buckle and Elom Otchi who presented a fantastic live webinar with a Q&A session on Transforming & Navigating Healthcare Quality & Safety into the Future: Reflections from AfIHQSA. This session was an ISQua African Community of Practice meeting which was also made available as an open webinar.

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