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The Olympics are over but ISQua still hits the ground running!
Acting CEO's Report
ISQua Events
Barbara Farlow joins the ISQua Board as an Honorary Advisor
What's Hot on ISQua Knowledge?
#isqua2012
Update from Accreditation Manager
IAP Awards
The Social Side of the ISQua Conference
Patient Safety Incidents – Clarity in Definitions Matters!
Practicing What We Preach – Quality Systems for Quality Accreditors
Poor Handwriting: Does it Lead to Medical Error?
ISQua and International Hospital Federation Agreement
The Second International Congress on Patient Safety
Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH) and Ministry of Health Conference & Exhibition
The National Association for Healthcare Quality's 37th Annual Educational Conference
HCAC Second Quality Health Care Conferece & Exhibition 2012
Institute of Communication and Health, University of Lugano
Hey Jude
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The Olympics are over but ISQua still hits the ground running!
by Caroline Jago
 
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Here at ISQua the Olympics are over and summer is nearing a close however, we remain hard at work and focused on the exciting months ahead!

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Governance
Acting CEO's Report
by Peter Carter
 
Peter Carter, Acting CEO
Peter Carter, Acting CEO

Board members are busily engaged on ISQua business in a variety of ways; as a group, as members of various committees and working parties and as individuals. Preparations for the September Board meeting are underway and of course the October Conference preparations are keeping Board members busy.

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ISQua Events
ISQua Events
by Eadin Murphy & Triona Fortune
 
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The planning for ISQua’s 29th International Conference has now reached the final hurdle and we are delighted with the outcomes to date. We already have over 950 delegates registered with another two months still to go.
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Patient Perspective Representive
Barbara Farlow joins the ISQua Board as an Honorary Advisor
by Barbara Farlow
 
Barbara Farlow, Honorary Advisor
Barbara Farlow, Honorary Advisor

Barbara Farlow recently joined the ISQua Board as an Honorary Advisor representing the Patient Perspective. Here she provides a little background on why she is passionate about her new appointment.

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ISQua Knowledge Portal
What's Hot on ISQua Knowledge?
by Janine Hewitt
 
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ISQua Knowledge continues to lead the way in safety and quality knowledge sharing and community building. In June and July, our Research Community Convenors, Ezequiel Garcia Elorrio and Viviana Rodriguez, hosted two informative webinars. 

 

 

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#isqua2012
by Caroline Jago
 
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Let's get tweeting and retweeting about ISQua's 29th International Conference!!!
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International Accreditation Programme (IAP) Update
Update from Accreditation Manager
by Jan Mackereth-Hill
 
Jan Mackereth-Hill, Accreditation Manager
Jan Mackereth-Hill, Accreditation Manager

IAP update includes news from the schedule, standards and principles’ revision and details of surveyor update sessions open to all.

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IAP Awards
by Sinead McArdle
 
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The following awards were approved by the ISQua Board and all are effective from June 2012 to May 2016.

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29th International Conference
The Social Side of the ISQua Conference
by Eadin Murphy
 
Networking Reception

Not only is ISQua’s International Conference scientifically rich, it also includes a host of exciting networking events, which allow delegates to connect with old friends and make new ones.

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Patient Safety Incidents – Clarity in Definitions Matters!
by Daniel L Cohen
 
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There is a conundrum in patient safety incident classification that arises because of conflicting opinions regarding just what is or is not an incident!  Various stakeholders in the quality and safety arena view incidents differently and satisfying the needs of many requires more than one approach.

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Practicing What We Preach – Quality Systems for Quality Accreditors
by John Sweeney
 
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A 2010 analysis of ISQua IAP accredited organisations identified that the greatest failing related to internal quality and risk management systems. For some it was a case of ‘Do what I say, not what I do’. But not for all.

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Publications
Poor Handwriting: Does it Lead to Medical Error?
by Michael Gorton
 
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Michael Gorton, AM

Michael Gorton is an Australian lawyer who has acted in a pro bono advisory capacity for health care organizations and professional medical colleges for over twenty years. Here he shares with us a paper he wrote on 'Poor Handwriting: Does it Lead to Medical Error?'

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Collaboration
ISQua and International Hospital Federation Agreement
by Peter Carter
 
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ISQua and the International Hospital Federation (IHF) have agreed to a collaboration.

 

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Forthcoming Conferences & Programmes
The Second International Congress on Patient Safety
 
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The Second International Congress on Patient Safety takes place on September 1-2, 2012 (Saturday & Sunday) at HICC, Hyderabad, India.

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Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH) and Ministry of Health Conference & Exhibition
 
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Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH) and Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Malaysian Armed Forces (Health Service Division) will be organising a 2012 Conference & Exhibition on Septmber 18 & 19, 2012 at Shah Alam Convention Centre with the themes "How Safe Are Our Patients: Today and In The Future?"

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The National Association for Healthcare Quality's 37th Annual Educational Conference
 
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Join The National Association for Healthcare Quality NAHQ in Tampa on September 20-23, 2012, to develop your 'Blueprint for Change.'
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HCAC Second Quality Health Care Conferece & Exhibition 2012
 
Save the Date 19-21 Nov 2012 Final

Prestigious quality health care event to take place from November 19–21, 2012 in Hyatt Amman Hotel, Amman, Jordan.

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Institute of Communication and Health, University of Lugano
 
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The University of Lugano’s Institute of Communication and Health is organizing an international, interdisciplinary conference on 'Communicating Medical Error', (COME). It will take place on March 18-22, 2013 on Monte Verità in Ascona, Switzerland.

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ISQua Staff
Hey Jude
by Caroline Jago

Happy Birthday Judy!!! 

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