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.

Giving power to the people Featured

By | Mar. 29, 2021 |

It always seems impossible until it’s done.  Nelson Mandela

 

The pandemic has been challenging to us all and has changed our lives. In the message in the last newsletter I wrote that we have had hard times but also there have been good times. 

Moving beyond COVID-19: Ensuring that quality prevails Featured

By | Mar. 9, 2021 |

After a year of living with COVID-19, I would like to reflect on the way we have responded to the pandemic and how it has impacted on the quality of care. While it may be easy to look back and find fault in how we responded, there are many positives and lessons that can be taken forward.

Announcing Dr Carsten Engel as the next CEO of ISQua and ISQua EEA Featured

By | Jan. 19, 2021 |

On behalf of the Board, Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite, President of the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) and ISQua External Evaluation Association (ISQua EEA) is delighted to announce Dr Carsten Engel as the next Chief Executive Officer of the Society, taking up the position on 1 May 2021.

President's Report from ISQua's AGM on 29th October 2020 Featured

By | Dec. 8, 2020 |

ISQua's President, Wendy Nicklin reported that her 3-year term concludes at this meeting. The key points were highlighted in her report:

 

Watch the Recording: Execute Your Strategy without Being Executed: Bridging the Planning Execution Gap Featured

Nov. 26, 2020 |

This webinar with Dr Mahmoud Abdelfattah Radwan discusses the impacts as well as the main causes responsible for the planning-execution gap. Tools like SWOT analysis, stakeholder analysis, and PESTLE analysis as well as concepts like shared mental models, IKEA phenomenon, and balanced scorecard (BSC) are explained.

WHO GLL and ISQua Webinar: From Theory to Practice - Namibia and Mozambique Featured

By | Nov. 23, 2020 |

From theory to practice: national approaches adopted in Namibia and Mozambique to improve the quality of health services 

 

Date and Time: Wednesday, 9th December, 12:00 – 13:30 CET

United to preserve antimicrobials Featured

By | Nov. 18, 2020 |

Every year, World Antimicrobial Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers, and policymakers to stop the further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections.

Shewhart Charts for COVID-19 Reported Deaths Featured

By | Nov. 3, 2020 |

ISQua is very pleased to present the introduction to the use of Shewhart charts to understand variation in COVID mortality to our membership and wider community. We believe this is very important as  decisions are made on how to respond to the current and potentially future wavers of the pandemic.

Reflections of Wendy Nicklin as her term as President comes to a close Featured

By | Oct. 29, 2020 |

As I hand the President responsibilities over to Jeffrey Braithwaite, I pause to reflect on my 3 years as President. 

Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite Featured

By | Oct. 29, 2020 |

After decades participating at multiple levels within the International Society for Quality in Health Care, I am both delighted and humbled to be taking over the role of President this month from Wendy Nicklin

IJQHC Communication: Call for Editor-in-Chief and Deputy Editor Featured

By | Oct. 2, 2020 |

ISQua and OUP are delighted to announce that we will be publishing a new Journal in early 2021 called IJQHC Communications.

Ensuring Safety for Aster Sanad Heroes during COVID-19 (Riyadh,KSA) Featured

By | Sep. 25, 2020 |

The COVID 19 pandemic has been testing the resilience of healthcare workers around the globe. With increased patient loads, the constant threat of getting infected, and ordeal of treating the critically ill, there have been increased burnouts and mental health issues. The safety of Healthcare workers is, therefore, a real concern...

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