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February 2020

Celebrating 20 years of Membership - Haute Autorité de Santé

By | Feb. 28, 2020 | 0

The French Authority for Health (HAS) celebrates 20 years as an Institutional Member of ISQua.


This commitment of the HAS has enabled it, throughout these years, to increase its international network with institutions which share the same objectives in the field of improving the quality and safety of care, to benefit from their experience and to enhance the French point of view in these different fields.

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Joint Statement on Patient Safety

By | Feb. 28, 2020 | 0

The International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) and the International Hospital Federation (IHF) attended the World Health Organization (WHO) Consultation on Global Patient Safety 2020-2030 in Geneva, Switzerland, from 24th - 26th February 2020.

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Sustainable Quality Improvement - Emotion, Inspiration, and Creativity

By | Feb. 27, 2020 | 0

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.

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Live webinar: Leapfrog to Value: How low- and middle-income countries can embrace value-based care on the path to universal health coverage with Dr Chintan Maru

By ISQua | Feb. 21, 2020 | 0

We are delighted to welcome Dr Chintan Maru, Director at the Global Development Incubator and Executive Director of Leapfrog to Value, as guest presenter for our next live webinar on 11 March 2020.

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IHF 44th World Hospital Congress

By | Feb. 19, 2020 | 0

44th IHF World Hospital Congress

2-5 November 2020 | Barcelona, Spain


Theme: "People on board, transforming healthcare"


As you may know, the IHF Congress is a unique global forum that brings together leaders of hospitals, health services, and healthcare organizations to discuss key drivers of national and international policy, management, financial trends and solutions. Through this forum multidisciplinary exchange of knowledge, expertise and experiences are facilitated, together with dialogue on best practices in leadership, management and service delivery. 

We believe it is a great opportunity for ISQua members to showcase their work to the global healthcare community in both your annual conference and our congress. Perhaps your team can disseminate the information? Your members can submit abstracts under the following sub-themes for a chance to present in a session or poster:

  1. Digital and technology driven transformations
  2. Towards an integrated concept of health and care services model: Value driven transformations
  3. People at the center of healthcare system transformations

More information is available here:




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Why should you apply for the 2020 Lucian Leape Patient Safety Fellowship?

By Sinead McArdle | Feb. 17, 2020 | 0

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.

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Watch Now: Accreditation as a driver of improvement and knowledge transfer with Dr Carsten Engel

By ISQua | Feb. 14, 2020 | 0

It was a pleasure to host Dr Carsten Engel, ISQua Expert and world expert in accreditaton and external evaluation, for a live webinar on Accreditation as a driver of improvement and knowledge transfer.

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Lucian Leape Patient Safety Fellowship 2020

By | Feb. 3, 2020 | 0

ISQua is offering applicants who were born in, work in, or intend to return to work in Africa, Latin America or any Low and Lower- Middle-Income countries, the opportunity to apply for the 2020 Lucian Leape Fellowship. This programme supports one physician or health care leader to advance and expand their expertise in patient safety, and improve the safety of patients in their local area.

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