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By ISQua Tuesday. Jun 27, 2023

International Academy of Quality and Safety Featured


ISQua, the International Society for Quality in Health Care, has established The International Academy of Quality & Safety (IAQS) as a prestigious institution to honour distinguished individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of Quality and Safety in Healthcare. Membership in the Academy is not just a recognition, but a lifelong honour that signifies the highest level of achievement and distinction for individuals working in this area.


The founding members of IAQS, consisting of 35 exceptional individuals, were elected in June 2018 by ISQua Experts and the Board. These members were carefully selected based on their outstanding expertise, remarkable accomplishments, and profound impact on the advancement of healthcare quality and safety.


The IAQS members serve as ambassadors for excellence, embodying the core values of quality, safety, and patient-centered care. They represent the pinnacle of achievement in their respective fields, including research, academia, and service delivery related to quality and safety in healthcare. Through their extensive knowledge, experience, and dedication, these individuals contribute significantly to the mission of IAQS and play a vital role in shaping the future of healthcare.


The inclusion of new members in the IAQS further strengthens the Academy's community. We are pleased to welcome Alan Forster, Ana Terezinha Rodrigues, Anuradha Pichumani, Astolfo Franco, Ethelwynn Stelleneberg, Kathrin Cresswell, Kazue Nakajima, Kris Vanhaecht, Lydia Okutoyi, Pankaj Kumar Arora, Rakesh Verma, Richard Greenhill, Robyn Hudson, and Tina Janamian to our esteemed membership. Each of these individuals brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and a deep passion for improving healthcare quality and safety. Their addition further enriches the collective expertise of IAQS, amplifying our efforts to drive positive change and innovation in the healthcare landscape.


We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the new IAQS members and express our gratitude to all the distinguished individuals who have devoted their careers to improving healthcare quality and safety. Together, we will continue to make a significant impact and drive transformative change, ensuring a brighter and safer future for patients around the world.


You can find more information on the International Academy of Quality and Safety here.


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