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.

A Moment of Hesitation Became a Journey of Discovery

By | Jun. 9, 2015 |

In October 2013 I visited the ISQua Fellowship booth at the 30th ISQua conference in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Benefits of Accreditation – Client Perspectives

By ISQua | Apr. 22, 2015 |

We are often asked at ISQua what  the benefits of implementing our principles and standards and having an external survey are.

What are incident reports telling us?

By ISQua | Mar. 17, 2015 |

A comparative study at two Australian hospitals of medication errors identified at audit or observed by researchers and the reporting of these errors to an incident system. 

Improving the identification and management of chronic kidney disease in primary care: lessons from a staged improvement collaborative

By ISQua | Mar. 10, 2015 |

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is diagnosed when there is a loss of kidney function over a period of three or more months.

Observation of Handover Process in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU): Barriers and Quality Improvement Strategy

By ISQua | Mar. 2, 2015 |

At a hospital in Singapore, we formed a team to observe nurses and doctors giving their report

Patient experiences of inpatient hospital care: a department matter and a hospital matter

By ISQua | Feb. 4, 2015 |

Patient experiences have become an important measure for healthcare quality. Patient experiences can be used for monitoring the quality of care,

My Fellowship, My Mentor: The story of Ghanaian Fellow

By ISQua | Nov. 25, 2014 |

In 2011 when I was approached by my current boss and head of the Public Health Unit (PHU)

Combating Medication Errors

By ISQua | Nov. 11, 2014 |

Medication errors are common problem across the healthcare organizations irrespective of the state of economy of the country.

Navigating Safety, Necessary Compromises and Trade-offs-Theory and Practice

By ISQua | Jul. 17, 2014 |

Managing safety in a professional environment requires constant negotiation with other competitive dimensions of risk management (finances, market and political drivers, manpower and social crisis).


By | Jul. 4, 2014 |

What or who is an ISQua-empowered Public Health Practitioner?

Global Health Law

By | Jul. 2, 2014 |

The international community has made great progress in improving global health.

One Person One Team One System

By | Jun. 11, 2014 |

In March 2014, Sir John Oldham’s Independent Commission on Whole Person Care published its report ‘One person, one team, one system’.

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