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By ISQua Thursday. Dec 19, 2019

Blog Highlights from 2019 Featured

As we get close to the end of 2019 and begin a brand-new decade in 2020, we’ve looked back at the posts we’ve shared over the past year and collated the Top 10 Most Popular:


Starting at number 10 with ‘Safety-II – the changed paradigm of patient safety’. This blog post was provided by our President-elect, Prof Jeffrey Braithwaite, in April 2019. He asks the simple but in fact quite profound question: how come so much care goes right?


Number 9 was a September webinar from ISQua Fellow, Chantelle Allen, who presented a fantastic live webinar with a Q&A session on impacting health worker performance for quality care and better client outcomes: Learning from mentorship in Zambia, Tanzania and Afghanistan.,-tanzania-and-afghanistan-with-chantelle-allen.html


Number 8 on the list is a summary of the deliberation of the agenda item ‘Global action on patient safety’ on 31 January 2019 at the 144th session of the WHO Executive Board. The adoption of this resolution led to the establishment of an annual World Patient Safety Day on 17th September.


Number 7 is a guest post from Dr Hans C. Ossebaard, who also presented on this topic at our 36th International Conference in Cape Town, South Africa in October 2019 - How to counter the pervasive adverse effects of climate change on health.


Number 6 was the first of our podcasts in 2019. Dr Daljit Hothi and Dr John Brennan joined us in June to discuss the Learning Journeys which featured as part of this year’s ISQua Conference Programme in Cape Town.


The first of our top 5 posts was our third podcast in the ISQua Podcast series, and the second ISQua Ask the Expert session, with Dr Paul Batalden. Dr Batalden discussed the assumptions and invitations of co-production of healthcare services.


In at number 4 was a travel blog from ISQua CEO, Dr Peter Lachman. This was the second of three blogs on his 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.


We’ve reached the top 3! At number 3 is the second of our podcasts and first of our Ask the Expert sessions, which was held in July with Dr Lachman. The topic for this episode was: “Is safety our business? If so, what do we need to do to be successful?”


Our second most popular post of 2019 was a guest post from ISQua Board Member, Dr BK Rana, on Improvement Culture vs Compliance Culture in Healthcare. He asks if patient safety just the patient’s business or everyone’s business?


Our number 1 post for 2019 is from January and was an account by Dr Peter Lachman on ‘Aiming for Zero’ and the Patient Safety Movement summit held that month. Peter was a panellist on ‘Hospital Transparency from a Legal Perspective’ at the 7th Annual World Patient Safety, Science and Technology Summit #WPSSTS on 18th January 2019.


Thank you to everyone who submitted an article, or volunteered for our webinars and podcasts in 2019. We would also like to thank our readers and those who have provided feedback. We sincerely appreciate your support and look forward to working with you all again in 2020. Happy New Year to you all. 



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