It was a pleasure to host Dr Kelly Smith, Senior Director of Quality and Strategy Research at MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety, for our recent live webinar on Engaging Patients to Improve Diagnosis – Strategies at the Frontline of Care.
I was so excited when I arrived in Geneve on October 20, 2012. It was the first time for me at ISQua's Conference and I was able to made it thanks to the support of the ISQua/WHO Scholarship and the National Cardiology Institute from Brazil where I work.
The field of social care is defined differently across the globe. It is very large and diverse. In the early days of the special interest group we are concentrating our thinking on older citizens living in institutions.
Although the advent of computerised medical records and prescriptions has largely decreased the incidence of medical mismanagement due to illegible doctors’ notes and instructions – the importance of clear, accurate, detailed and contemporaneous record keeping remains as essential as ever.
To that end ISQua has recently launched it’s own LinkedIn group page on the site and currently has over 300 patient safety and quality members from all over the world. The aims of the group are as follows: