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.

Watch the Recording: Managing Variability in Hospital Patient Flow - Pre- and Post-pandemic Featured

Sep. 23, 2020 |

Learn from Prof Eugene Litvak of the Institute for Healthcare Optimization (IHO) on how hospitals can manage their capacity and patient flow effectively. This is now more important than ever.

World Patient Safety Day - The African Perspective: Healthcare workers safety, a priority for patient safety Featured

Sep. 21, 2020 |

Join for an exciting webinar which will discuss the mental health of health workers, the concept of the 'second victim' and workplace bullying. We will ask how patient safety is affected by these issues and what can be done to keep patients safe.

ISQua Webinar Recording - The Importance of Human Factors in Preventing Harm and Protecting Workers Featured

By | Sep. 18, 2020 |

The recording of the second of ISQua's two webinars for World Patient Safety Day 2020 (17th September) is now available.

ISQua Webinar Recording: Psychological Safety - Why understanding voice and silence behaviours is critical to staff and patient safety Featured

By | Sep. 18, 2020 |

The recording of the first of ISQua's two webinars for World Patient Safety Day 2020 (17th September) is now available.

A Message from ISQua President, Ms Wendy Nicklin Featured

By | Sep. 17, 2020 |

All around the world, people are joining together (virtually) to help celebrate the 2nd World Patient Safety Day. The theme for the day ‘Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety’ has never been more relevant. We all work in health care, and all of us know or are front-line staff. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all and brought to the forefront the huge challenges and risks health workers face, not just during a pandemic, but every day.

A Message from ISQua President-Elect, Prof Jeffrey Braithwaite Featured

By | Sep. 17, 2020 |

ISQua's President-elect, Prof Jeffrey Braithwaite shares his thoughts on how each of us can help influence improvements, how to best network to influence others; and asks, what message will you be sharing?  

Watch the Recording: Communication with Children about Life Threatening Conditions: implications for Long Term Psychological Health

Sep. 16, 2020 |

Previous studies across the globe have highlighted the importance of communication with children and families, and the impact that telling, or not telling, has on both the patient and their family. Effective communication has been associated with better psychological outcomes, as well as improved treatment adherence and disease progression. Watch this important webinar from the Dept of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford. 

ISQua Communauté francophone de Pratique: La place des fonctions "Qualité" dans la période de crise Covid-19 Featured

Sep. 16, 2020 |

Au cours de ce webinaire, vous découvrirez quelles sont les principales compétences “qualité/sécurité” qui peuvent être mobilisées durant une crise telle que celle liée à la Covid-19. Une évaluation de l’utilisation de celles-ci dans différents contextes sera présentée. Enfin, l’apport de ces compétences dans une approche macro de la gestion de crise sera également abordée. Les orateurs seront issus de plusieurs pays francophones situés sur les différents continents.


By | Sep. 11, 2020 |

The Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organizations (CAHO), India, is hosting its annual Healthcare and Technology showcase as a virtual event this year from 25th to 29th September 2020.

Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organizations (CAHO), India - Virtual Academic Session Featured

By | Sep. 10, 2020 |

The Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organizations (CAHO), India, is hosting a two-hour virtual academic session on Patient Safety and Healthcare Worker Safety on 17th September.

NAHQ NEXT 2020 (14 - 16 September) Featured

By | Sep. 10, 2020 |

Let the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) help you sharpen your quality toolkit!

7th Annual 'Change Day' for Health Care Accreditation Council (HCAC) Jordan Featured

By | Sep. 10, 2020 |

HCAC implements an annual Change Day which is a public social movement and hosted on the 17th of September each year, which is the same day as the WHO World Patient Safety Day (WPSD), to ensure the continuity of engagement, support, promotion and celebration.

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