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.

Our Past and our Present - Now is the time for a better future Featured

By | Jun. 5, 2020 |

This is a time of sadness around the world as we face the impact of the pandemic and the ongoing challenges to human dignity. ISQua is an international organisation that believes in the core values of humanity, of equity and justice, with a mission to improve health and healthcare. Equity is one of the intrinsic values of quality, yet it is the most elusive.

Live Webinar en Français: Qu’est-ce qui est important pour vous? Featured

By | May. 21, 2020 |

Découvrir les valeurs des patients pour coconstruire les soins, en rejoignant la communauté de pratique francophone de l'ISQua lors de leur prochain webinaire.

Recorded webinar on Patient Safety with Dr David Bates Featured

By | Apr. 16, 2020 |

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'. 

Thank you to Prof Jack Li

By | Apr. 6, 2020 |

For the past 6 years Professor Yu-Chuan (Jack) Li has been the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal for Quality and Safety in Health Care (IJQHC). 

Learning from Measurements in Improvement with Helen Crisp Featured

By | Apr. 6, 2020 |

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.

Update on the Board from the ISQua President Featured

By | Mar. 20, 2020 |

On 12 & 13 March, your ISQua Board held its annual retreat followed by the Board meeting.  I am pleased to summarize our deliberations herewith.

Webinar: Learning from Measurements in Improvement with Helen Crisp Featured

By | Mar. 19, 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'

Celebrating over 20 years of ISQua Membership!

By | Mar. 13, 2020 |

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”.

Leveraging Environmental Intelligence, Inspiration, & Creativity Featured

By | Mar. 12, 2020 |

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.

Report from the WHO Global Consultation on Global Patient Safety Featured

By | Mar. 5, 2020 |

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.

Emotional Intelligence, Inspiration and Creativity is Personal Featured

By | Mar. 5, 2020 |

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).

March: Patient Safety Month Featured

By | Mar. 5, 2020 |

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


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