Sadly, ISQua CEO, Roisin Boland, has had to take extended sick leave. We all wish Roisin the very best for a full recovery and return to work. The latest reports are that Roisin is making good progress.
You may be one of the 222 respondents who completed an on-line survey for ISQua during 2011 designed to explore the motivations and demands of those engaged in health care delivery or otherwise associated with safety and quality in healthcare AND to elicit feedback on how ISQua is and might better facilitate those demands.
In this edition we have included some observations on the findings of that survey...
At the Annual General Meeting on 16th September 2011 four new members joined the ISQua Board. We asked each of these to tell us why they joined the Board, what they hope to achieve and how, they think, ISQua can improve and expand.
This has been a challenging financial year for us all, however ISQua’s International Accreditation Programme (IAP) continues to thrive. Since 2008 activity has increased by 116% and income generated by fees by 145%.
The Society for Quality in Healthcare in Nigeria held its 3rd conference at the Royal Tropicana Hotel, Lagos on the 13th and 14th of October 2011. The theme for the Conference was “Safety,StandardsandCustomerService”.
The Programme & Planning Committee for Geneva 2012 includes leaders in patient safety from around the world. This Committee will be working hard to bring you contemporary speakers with thought provoking presentations.
Our call for abstracts for Geneva 2012 opened on 17th November. This years abstract submission programme is more user friendly then ever. You will only need to indicate your personal details once, they will then be re-used for registrations, hotel reservations and abstract submissions.
One of the ways Picker Institute supports patient-centered care is by recognizing people in healthcare who have made significant contributions to achieving patient-centered care worldwide. This Conversation is with Dr. Peter Pronovost, a practicing anesthesiologist and critical care specialist physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a researcher and professor at Johns Hopkins University.
This article was kindly provided for publication by The Picker Institute.
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