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.

IHF - Green Hospital Event Featured

By | Sep. 27, 2021 |

Green Hospitals: Sharing innovative practices for a sustainable future

GS1 - 3rd Healthcare Online Summit Featured

By | Sep. 27, 2021 |

The 3rd GS1 Healthcare Online Summit, from 15 – 18 November 2021, brings together speakers from across the world and is designed to bring together all the global healthcare community.

JCT - International Smart Hospital Leadership Forum 2021 Featured

By | Sep. 27, 2021 |

The Health Smart Taiwan (HST), operated by the Joint Commission of Taiwan (JCT), is dedicated to promoting the cross-industry integration of medical and technology, driving healthcare innovative services, and enhancing the application value of smart healthcare solutions.

A Review of our Virtual Conference Featured

By | Sep. 17, 2021 |

It was with the remarkable Italian renaissance city of Florence in mind, that the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) bestowed the title “Emotion, inspiration and creativity – pathways to global health quality” on our 37th international conference. 

Watch the Recording: Accreditation in 2030 Featured

May. 27, 2021 |

ISQua CEO Carsten Engel and ISQua Board Member Wendy Nicklin discuss the future of accreditation in our changing world. Does accreditation need to be more dynamic? 

Now is the time Featured

By | Apr. 30, 2021 |

 

The time is right to do what is right Martin Luther King

 

Time is always the enemy of one who wants to achieve change – time always runs out. As I write this final blog, I think of what was achieved during my term as CEO, but also of what still remains to be done. The journey to safe high quality person-centred care is a never-ending one. We strive to make a difference.  

Vea la grabación: Paciente experto... De pasajeros a copilotos Featured

Apr. 29, 2021 |

Vea la grabación del último webinar de COPLAC sobre Paciente experto ... De pasajeros a copilotos presentado por Emilia Arrighi...

Watch the Recording: Coproducing Healthcare Service and its improvement - integrating & applying what we have learned Featured

Apr. 19, 2021 |

This is the sixth session offering an overview of the knowledge that underpins the coproduction of healthcare service. This session will briefly review what has been introduced in the first five sessions and will explore their integration and application in the daily work of coproducing healthcare service.

Watch the Recording: Prioritization in Quality Management and Continuous Improvement Featured

Apr. 15, 2021 |

This webinar will form part of the new Fellowship module on Advanced Methods, Tools, and Techniques for Continuous Improvement. Our presenter, Richard Greenhill discusses prioritization through use of common tools and explains the purpose of a systematic approach to improving performance.

Everyone has a time and a turn Featured

By | Mar. 30, 2021 |

We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.” – Nelson Mandela

It  has been five years since I started my journey with you at ISQua and now it is time to say farewell. I have been honoured and privileged to be the CEO and to be tasked with transformation of the Society into a global organisation with an impact around the world. I have visited many of you over the years, meeting people who are dedicated to making a difference. I have been inspired by your determination.

Expanding our reach Featured

By | Mar. 30, 2021 |

"In a gentle way you can shake the world" - Mahatma Gandhi

Over the past 5 years, ISQua has moved from being a mainly upper income association of organisations and members to one that is truly global. Our members now come from just about every region of the world and this is the strength of the organisation. COVID has taught us of the need to learn rapidly and to share our experience, the humanity of suffering, redemption, sadness and joy all together.

The age of kindness Featured

By | Mar. 30, 2021 |

“Always be a little kinder than necessary.”James M. Barrie

It has taken a pandemic with all the consequences of lack of preparedness and often an inadequate response, for us to realise how fallible we are. There are many lessons on what true leadership should look like and how the absence of leadership can be catastrophic. The success of the response has rested on the hard work of those on the frontline and on the acceptance of citizens to be sensible and follow public health advice.

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