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.
ISQua's Learning about Improvement Community of Practice is delighted to host Helen Crisp for her virtual session on 'Learning from Measurements in Improvement'
I first heard of ISQua in 1995 in the framework of its 12th International Conference, when I attended a meeting organized by PAHO and WHO in Saint John's, Newfoundland (Canada), on “Applicability of different Quality Assurance methodologies in developing countries”.
Healthcare organizations are patterns of energy, webs of human conversations and decisions. Think about this reality; relationships and interactions are the ‘genetic code’ of healthcare quality, people are not just individuals but rather individuals standing in the middle of many relationship systems.
In May 2019, WHO approved the resolution on Global Patient Safety Action on Patient Safety in the 73rd WHO Assembly (WHA). This resolution was developed under the strong leadership of Dr Tedros Adahanom Ghebreyesus WHO-DG; R.H. Jeremy Hunt, former Secretary of State for Health, UK; Sir Liam Donaldson, WHO Patient Safety Envoy; and many other passionate leaders through the previous Ministerial Summits on Patient Safety.
When it comes to emotional intelligence, inspiration, and creativity, people are not robots.
People are a system (an individual) living and working within a human system (healthcare organization).
For the month of March, the ISQua team will be promoting Patient Safety.
Have a look at the ways that you can learn more about Patient Safety and get involved in the conversation:
Webinars / Virtual Coffee Break / Recommended Reading / Joint Statement on Patient Safety / Florence 2020 / Social Media / Message Board
Quality is made up of interconnecting circles of complex activity; however, we are conditioned to see and think in quality straight lines. What we see depends on what we are prepared to see. Without exploring assumptions, healthcare organizations will be held hostage to indifference to quality failure and will be unable to reach quality improvement potential.
Applications for the 2020 Lucian Leape Patient Safety Fellowship are now being accepted. We asked our 2019 recipient, Dr Subhrojyoti Bhowmick, to share his opinion of the Fellowship, and the value he has gained from it.
As we look to the future, the healthcare industry is at a critical juncture. The rapid development of theories on how to deliver safe, person-centred care means that we can no longer rely on the excuse that “healthcare is different” from other industries and cannot be reliable and safe. People are now demanding safety and reliability in the care they receive, and they want to be treated as people who happen to be ill rather than as a number or a disease.
We were delighted to host author Hugh MacLeod for our fourth episode in the ISQua Podcast series.
The topic for this episode was: “Humanizing Quality and Patient Safety Improvement”
We invite healthcare professionals, students, patients, policymakers to share their ideas, successes and achievements at ISQua’s 37th International Healthcare Conference in Florence, Italy from 30th August to 2nd September 2020. Submit by 30th January 2020 for a chance to present in Florence.