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.
ISQua is offering applicants who were born in, work in, or intend to return to work in Africa, Latin America or any Low and Lower- Middle-Income countries, the opportunity to apply for the 2020 Lucian Leape Fellowship. This programme supports one physician or health care leader to advance and expand their expertise in patient safety, and improve the safety of patients in their local area.
As we look to the future, the healthcare industry is at a critical juncture. The rapid development of theories on how to deliver safe, person-centred care means that we can no longer rely on the excuse that “healthcare is different” from other industries and cannot be reliable and safe. People are now demanding safety and reliability in the care they receive, and they want to be treated as people who happen to be ill rather than as a number or a disease.
We were delighted to host author Hugh MacLeod for our fourth episode in the ISQua Podcast series.
The topic for this episode was: “Humanizing Quality and Patient Safety Improvement”
We invite healthcare professionals, students, patients, policymakers to share their ideas, successes and achievements at ISQua’s 37th International Healthcare Conference in Florence, Italy from 30th August to 2nd September 2020. Submit by 30th January 2020 for a chance to present in Florence.
The Mission of ISQua is "to inspire and empower people to advocate for and facilitate health and improvements, in the quality and safety of healthcare worldwide. Our vision is to transform health, and the quality and safety of healthcare, through global communities."
We achieve this by providing KNOWLEDGE building our NETWORK and giving you a VOICE
Over the past year, ISQua has extended its presence in all the regions of the WHO. I want to thank ISQua’s Officers, Board members, Academy Members and ISQua Experts for helping to spread ISQua vision.
We were delighted to have Dr Tricia Woodhead present our first live webinar of 2020, Person Centred Care: Blending improvement methods and business thinking into practical steps.
As we get close to the end of 2019 and begin a brand-new decade in 2020, we’ve looked back at the posts we’ve shared over the past year and collated the Top 10 Most Popular:
"We have made real gains in the safety and quality of healthcare services. Developing even safer, better quality will require careful consideration of the assumptions we have used to get this far...join the growing, creative community of tomorrow's leaders who are learning and working together," says Paul Batalden, MD, one of the many healthcare experts confirmed as faculty for the new International Diploma Course in Resilient Health Care Management.
The ethos of safety has always been to reduce unwanted and harmful events or even better, to completely eliminate them. Even though it makes sense to try to stop things from going wrong, this is clearly not enough.
We were delighted to have Dr Peter Lachman, ISQua CEO, present on Quality in Crisis Situations in our final live webinar session for 2019.
Patient safety is a public health priority and a globally shared challenge, thus international cooperation is crucial. One of the most significant advances in this area to date is the recent adoption of the resolution "Global Action on Patient Safety" by the World Health Assembly, which enabled the first-ever World Patient Safety Day this past September. In recent years, the Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety has become one of the central platforms for improving patient safety worldwide. It represents an effective tool for facilitating collaboration between countries and stakeholders alike.
ISQua is delighted to confirm the locations and partners of our future International Healthcare Conferences from 2021 to 2024.