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.

CLINICIAN ENGAGEMENT: is it worth the effort?

By | Aug. 9, 2019 |

‘If clinicians are engaged in management and leadership then organisational performance will improve and if there is good organisational performance there is likely to be high levels of clinician engagement’ *

 

Of the three critical ‘engagements’ in healthcare, patient, clinician and community, we hear much about the first and less about the second and third.

Three challenges for external evaluation: ensuring relevance and preparing for the 30’s

By | Aug. 7, 2019 |

ISQua were delighted to host Professor René Amalberti, who presented a great live webinar on Three challenges for external evaluation: Ensuring relevance and preparing for the 30’s. This session was a joint production of the Innovation and System Change Working Group and the Accreditation Council of ISQua.

How to counter the pervasive adverse effects of climate change on health

By | Aug. 6, 2019 |

Guest post by Dr Hans C. Ossebaard, session speaker for ISQua’s 36th International Conference (20th – 23rd October 2019), in Cape Town, South Africa.

 

At ISQua’s upcoming international conference in Cape Town one session (B13 – session B, Tuesday, 22 October 2019) is devoted to the one signature public health issue of our times: how to counter the pervasive adverse effects of climate change on health and, accordingly, how to redesign the health care sector as to provide a more sustainable, ‘green’ care.

HUMANIZING LEADERSHIP FOR QUALITY AND PATIENT SAFETY IMPROVEMENT

By | Aug. 1, 2019 |

Improving the patient experience requires a change in culture. This change must be embraced by and reflected in the actions of everyone within the healthcare system. Furthermore, everyone must understand the fundamental truth that “quality and patient safety improvement” is an ongoing and healthy process of changing mindsets.

Designing for Safety - HEPS2019

By Peter Lachman | Jul. 31, 2019 |

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

Preparing for the future - IMPS2019

By Peter Lachman | Jul. 31, 2019 |

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.

Resilient Health Care Management

By | Jul. 30, 2019 |

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Sharing Ag Eisteacht’s vision at RCPI

By | Jul. 26, 2019 |

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.

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

By | Jul. 25, 2019 |

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.

Perspectives on Accreditation

By Peter Lachman | Jul. 24, 2019 |

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.

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

By | Jul. 17, 2019 |

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.

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

By Peter Lachman | Jul. 17, 2019 |

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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