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.

Resilient Health Care Management Featured

By | Jul. 30, 2019 |

BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF MANAGING CHANGE!

Enrol now in the International Diploma Course in Resilient Health Care Management.

Sharing Ag Eisteacht’s vision at RCPI

By | Jul. 26, 2019 |

I was honoured to be included in the RCPI’s (Royal College of Physicians Ireland) ‘Patient safety through better communication’ conference on 19th June at No.6 Kildare Street, Dublin.

Perspectives on Accreditation Featured

By | Jul. 24, 2019 |

I recently spent a few days in Beijing at the invitation of the National Institute of Hospital Administration (NIHA), to attend a workshop on the Healthcare Accreditation in the Asia Pacific.

 

This was an opportunity to hear about the application of accreditation by different health economies in the Asian-Pacific Region.

Dr Taimour Jan - Fellowship Testimonial

By | Jul. 16, 2019 |

The ISQua Education Team recently spoke with Dr Taimour Jan and asked him to share his thoughts regarding the ISQua Fellowship Programme and Specialist Certificate in Fundamentals of External Evaluation Surveying.

Chile and ISQua Featured

By | Jul. 9, 2019 |

This is my third and final blog on my time in Latin America. I was last in Chile many years ago and was very pleased to conclude my Latin American journey in Santiago. I was invited to speak at the 4th International Congress on Patient Safety in Chile which was organised by the FSP Chile – Fundación para la Seguridad del Paciente and led by Dr Hugo Guajardo Guzmán.

Imagining the future Featured

By | Jul. 4, 2019 |

This is the second of three blogs on my travels to Latin America in late May – early June. The visit to the enchanting city of Cartagena in Colombia, for the Regional ISQua conference, was illuminating. 

 

Data transparency – first step towards quality and safety in health for large and small health services alike

By | Jul. 1, 2019 |

Data collection, timely analysis and reporting back to the health sector in a transparent manner is fundamental to improving quality and safety and to identify system failures when it occurs.

Engaging in Brazil Featured

By | Jun. 28, 2019 |

This is the first of three blogs on my travels to Latin America in late May – early June.

 

My visit to Latin America started in Sao Paulo, where I presented at ACSC, and the CBEX Symposium, followed by sessions at CISS 2019 (International Congress of Health Services) and the IBES event, which were both part of the 2019 Hospitalar Fair (International Trade Fair).

Physicians’ Working Style Reform Featured

By | Jun. 21, 2019 |

Incumbent Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his cabinet members launched in 2016 several audacious policies to boost Japan’s economy, which has been suffering economically for more than two decades. Surprisingly, it turned out that one of these policies was closely related to me i.e. “Working Style Reform” included “Physician”.

Ten additional perspectives about health services accreditation

By | Jun. 13, 2019 |

We congratulate the Deeble Institute and the authors, Mr Ryan Swiers and Dr Rebecca Haddock, on the recent publication of the evidence brief (#18) titled “Assessing the value of accreditation to health systems and organisations”.  As a group of professionals committed to the contribution of accreditation to quality improvement in healthcare, this brief is one of value and raises some key issues.

Update from the seventy-second session of the World Health Assembly (20 - 28 May 2019) Featured

By | Jun. 7, 2019 |

The seventy-second session of the World Health Assembly took place in Geneva from 20th to 28th May 2019.

Many public health topics were on the agenda of this assembly and, according to the closing remarks of Doctor Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO’s Director-General, the most outstanding achievements of this assembly are the following:

What matters to you? The global movement and the patient’s voice Featured

By | Jun. 6, 2019 |

ISQua Fellow and one of our 2018 ISQua/AGPAL Interns, Isabela Castro, has shared her thoughts on the 'What Matters to You?' movement. 6th June is the 'What Matters to You? day, which aims to encourage and support more meaningful conversations between people who provide health and social care and the people, families and carers who receive health and social care.

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