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