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.

By ISQua Wednesday. Dec 18, 2019

Faculty confirmed for International Diploma Course

"We have made real gains in the safety and quality of healthcare services. Developing even safer, better quality will require careful consideration of the assumptions we have used to get this far...join the growing, creative community of tomorrow's leaders who are learning and working together," says Paul Batalden, MD, one of the many healthcare experts confirmed as faculty for the new International Diploma Course in Resilient Health Care Management. 


This course is provided by the School of Health and Welfare at Jönköping University in Sweden in collaboration with SQua and supported by the Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.


The lead faculty members are:


Erik Hollnagel, Senior Professor Patient Safety, Jönköping University / School of Health and Welfare and Visiting Professorial Fellow at Macquarie University


Axel Ros, Chief Medical Officer in Region Jönköping County, Sweden and lecturer at Jönköping University / School of Health and Welfare


Jeffrey Braithwaite, Professor of Health SystemsResearch, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University.


Supporting them are the course faculty:

Rollin J “Terry” Fairbanks, MD MS. Vice President, Quality & Safety, MedStar Health; Professor of Emergency Medicine, Georgetown University; Founding Director,
National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare.

Paul Batalden, MD. Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, Community and Family Medicine and The Dartmouth Institute
for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at Dartmouth Medical School.

Boel Andersson Gäre, Professor, Jönköping University

Charles Vincent, Professor of Psychology, University of Oxford.

Chris Nemeth, Principal Scientist, Applied Research Associates, USA

Christian von Plessen, MD, PhD, Direction générale de la santé, Canton de Vaud, Switzerland

Garth S. Hunte, Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Canada

Justin Waring, Professor of Medical Sociology & Healthcare Organisation at the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham

Mattias Elg, Professor, University of Linköping

Rob Robson, Healthcare System Safety and Accountability (HSSA), Institute for Healthcare Communication, Ottawa, Canada

Robyn Clay-Williams, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Russel Mannion, University of Birmingham, UK

Tarcisio Saurin, Professor, Industrial Engineering Department, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil

Professor Kazue Nakajima, Osaka University Hospital, Japan

Marit S de Vos, MD, PhD., Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands

Professor Siri Wiig, PhD., Professor of Quality and Safety in Healthcare Systems, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stavanger, Norway.


For more information, including the Course Topics and Programme Design, please visit the website




Sign Up for our newsletter and receive a monthly digest of news!

Become A Member Today

We all have two vocations in health care – to do our job and to continually improve