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.


Imagining the future

By ISQua | Jul. 4, 2019 |

This is the second of three blogs on my 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. 


Engaging in Brazil

By ISQua | Jun. 28, 2019 |

This is the first of three blogs on my travels to Latin America in late May – early June.


My visit to Latin America started in Sao Paulo, where I presented at ACSC, and the CBEX Symposium, followed by sessions at CISS 2019 (International Congress of Health Services) and the IBES event, which were both part of the 2019 Hospitalar Fair (International Trade Fair).

New branding set to take ISQua forward

By ISQua | Mar. 20, 2019 |

It is exciting to be able to launch the new ISQua logo and reveal the first ever logo for our newly established association, the International Society for Quality in Health Care External Evaluation Association (IEEA).

ISQua speaking at International Hospital Accreditation Conference in Shenzhen, China

By ISQua | Feb. 15, 2019 |

A delegation consisting of myself, Cliff Hughes Immediate Past President, Stephen Clark Chair of the IEEA Accreditation Council and Elaine O’ Connor Head of the International Accreditation Programme and Strategic Partnerships will attend and present at the Conference on International Hospital Accreditation – Key to Quality and Safety from the 18th – 20th of February in Shenzhen, China.

Aiming for Zero

By ISQua | Jan. 31, 2019 |
We are now reaching a critical stage in the delivery of healthcare. Patient Safety is now a central component of the delivery of healthcare – and we now need to set ambitious goals to eliminate harm. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done. Worldwide initiatives have had variable success mainly because it is difficult to achieve standardisation without a change in the way we work. Patient safety needs to become a social movement where there is a groundswell of change and eventually safety becomes the way we do work.

Conversations with Leaders in the Field of Patient-Centered Care - Dr Peter Pronovost

By ISQua | Dec. 12, 2011 |

Dr. Peter Pronovost is perhaps best known for the development and promotion of one of the simplest of management tools: a checklist for preventing hospital-acquired infections.

Planetree Designation: Defining and Measuring Patient-Centered Quality Worldwide

By ISQua | Oct. 27, 2011 |

Safe practices and clinical excellence are no longer the exclusive determinants of quality in healthcare. 

Telemedicine - Legal Issues

By ISQua | Dec. 13, 2012 |

Absent are the days where a doctor needs to be in the same room as the patient to provide a medical consultation. 

My ISQua Conference 2012 - Bárbara Caldas

By ISQua | Dec. 13, 2012 |

I was so excited when I arrived in Geneve on October 20, 2012. It was the first time for me at ISQua's Conference and I was able to made it thanks to the support of the ISQua/WHO Scholarship and the National Cardiology Institute from Brazil where I work.

Special Interest Group Report

By ISQua | Dec. 13, 2012 |

The field of social care is defined differently across the globe. It is very large and diverse. In the early days of the special interest group we are concentrating our thinking on older citizens living in institutions.

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