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.

Fostering closer ties between ISQua and PIPSQC

By | May. 1, 2019 |

The Paediatric International Patient Safety and Quality Community (PIPSQC), an international community of professionals who share a passion for patient safety and quality in paediatrics and the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), a global organisation with the aim to inspire and drive improvement in the quality and safety of health care worldwide, have signed a collaboration agreement to foster closer ties between the two organisations.

Healthcare Disadvantage: Indigenous Minorities

By | Apr. 18, 2019 |

Australia, the world's oldest continent is a product of the Dreamtime when the ancients known as the First Peoples travelled across the great southern land of Bandaiyan, creating and naming as they went. The Dreaming, as it is known, is the origin of spiritual values and reverence for country.    

Safety-II – the changed paradigm of patient safety

By | Apr. 12, 2019 |

In recent years momentum has been building around a relatively new idea in patient safety which has come to be called Safety-II. Previously, to produce safe care for patients, the majority of activities involved looking at when things go wrong and attempting to reduce harm.

A Digitally Supported, Person-centered, Integrated and Pro-active Care System with Dr Gro Berntsen

By | Apr. 10, 2019 |

We were delighted to host Gro Berntsen for our ISQua Fellowship Programme live webinar in April on the topic of A Digitally Supported, Person-centered, Integrated and Pro-active Care System.

ISQua President Update

By | Apr. 5, 2019 |

Myself, and several members of the ISQua Board (Shin Ushiro, Jeffrey Braithwaite, Cliff Hughes, David Vaughan and Steve Clark, via video link) had the privilege of speaking and chairing sessions at the Quality in Healthcare Summit held on Friday, 22nd March in Dublin, organized by the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and supported by ISQua.  Over 150 registrants attended including clinicians and other healthcare leaders from Dublin and the surrounding area.

ISQua Partners with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths in Hospitals

By | Mar. 26, 2019 |

March 25, 2019 – Irvine, CA & Dublin, Ireland – The International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) is pleased to announce their support of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) and their mission to eliminate preventable deaths in hospitals, with a signed cooperation agreement.

Improving Health Outcomes for Kids using an Equity Lens and a Learning Network Model with Uma Kotagal

By | Mar. 21, 2019 |

We were delighted to host Uma Kotagal for our ISQua Fellowship Programme live webinar in March on the topic of Improving Health Outcomes for Kids using an Equity Lens and a Learning Network Model.

New branding set to take ISQua forward

By | Mar. 20, 2019 |

It is exciting to be able to launch the new ISQua logo and reveal the first ever logo for our newly established association, the International Society for Quality in Health Care External Evaluation Association (IEEA).

Fourth Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety

By | Mar. 4, 2019 |

The Fourth Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety took place in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, from 2–3 March 2019. This year’s Summit focused on patient safety in low and middle-income countries and reducing adverse events.

Nominations Solicited for 2019 PROMs Career Achievement Prize

By | Feb. 25, 2019 |

We are seeking nominations for the 2019 Health Assessment Lab/Medical Outcomes Trust* John Ware and Alvin Tarlov Career Achievement Prize in Patient Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs), which includes a $20,000 honorarium.

Leading and Managing - Shining a Light on the "Dark-side" of Healthcare with Heather Shearer

By | Feb. 22, 2019 |

We were delighted to host Heather Shearer for our ISQua Fellowship Programme live webinar in February on the topic of Leading and Managing - Shining a Light on the "Dark-side" of Healthcare.

ISQua speaking at International Hospital Accreditation Conference in Shenzhen, China

By | Feb. 15, 2019 |

A delegation consisting of myself, Cliff Hughes Immediate Past President, Stephen Clark Chair of the IEEA Accreditation Council and Elaine O’ Connor Head of the International Accreditation Programme and Strategic Partnerships will attend and present at the Conference on International Hospital Accreditation – Key to Quality and Safety from the 18th – 20th of February in Shenzhen, China.

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