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.

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.

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Wednesday, 04 December 2019 09:39

Leading a Culture of Safety

As a quality and safety champion within my organization, I am the clinical lead for an initiative to improve the safety culture within our critical care department. Creating psychological safety within a team empowers staff to speak up and promotes the delivery of safer care to patients.

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We were delighted to have Dr Peter Lachman, ISQua CEO, present on Quality in Crisis Situations in our final live webinar session for 2019.

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In my second blog post on 10 September 2019 I talked about three quality and patient safety improvement leadership truths; reflection fuels, people matter, and relationships make the difference.

Today I talk about what leaders can do with the three leadership truths to sustain quality and patient safety improvement. Many healthcare organizations find that identifying changes is relatively easy.

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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.

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ISQua were delighted to host Dr Albert Wu, an international expert on the impact of adverse events and patient harm on healthcare staff, who presented a fantastic live webinar on "Health care workers and adverse events: the golden moment".

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September 18, 2019, is Change Day. Be creative, change and inspire others by believing in the power of change, no matter how simple it may be.

Join CPSI, Patient for Patients Safety Canada, HSO and CAE Healthcare on September 17th at the Ottawa Art Gallery or virtually online to celebrate the first World Patient Safety Day! Watch an exclusive screening of To Err is Human, participate in a panel discussion, and network with senior Canadian Healthcare leaders who are working to make care safer.

Monday, 16 September 2019 13:25

The state of Patient safety in Uganda

Patient safety in Uganda is still a grey area. The health care system is characterized by low patient involvement and low awareness on patient safety. Patients are not empowered to engage health care providers regarding their conditions.

Imagine what would happen if a fully laden 747 airliner crashed in Australia every week for a whole year. There would be a public outcry, an outrage, swift political action and an enquiry at the highest level, known as a Royal Commission.

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