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.
Dr David Bates joined us for a special webinar to present on his paper 'Two Decades Since To Err Is Human: An Assessment of Progress and Emerging Priorities in Patient Safety'.
ISQua's Learning about Improvement Community of Practice was delighted to host Helen Crisp for her virtual session on 'Learning from Measurements in Improvement' on 27th March 2020.
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.