Strategic Aim 1: To build on our
foundations and our success to date, which have been rooted in four focus areas:
- Knowledge Management
- External Evaluation
- Our Members
- People Who are Patients
ISQua is the global leader in supporting the development and improvement of health and social care in external evaluation organisations.
ISQua aims to be a vibrant sustainable membership organisation that provides benefits and services for its Members, both institutional and individual.
The ISQua Conference aims to be the leading international networking, academic research and educational event for all involved in improving health and social care worldwide, including payers, researchers, accreditors, improvers, providers, educators, policy makers and consumers (patients). Our regional conferences partner with local organisations to spread knowledge.
ISQua aims to be a leader for enabling access to and/or providing education and research around health care quality and patient safety.
We wish to ensure the International Journal for Quality in Health Care (IJQHC) is the journal of choice for publication in the field.
Strategic Aim 2: To develop interventions for improving quality and safety, through initiatives such as:
- QI networks to connect our institutional members
- Advisory services to develop and promote quality and patient safety
- Communities of Practice of learning.
As an organisation, ISQua is a network of individuals and organisations aiming to improve health care and safety. ISQua will continue to develop innovative solutions in working with our partners and patients; this will be achieved through the promotion of our networks and Communities of Practice. These offer the opportunity for the continued sustainable growth of ISQua and for the spreading of knowledge, skills and shared learning.
Strategic Aim 3: To develop programmes and expand our impact in all regions.
- Fostering our Communities of Practice and networks
- Supporting universal health care
- Maintaining a focus on WHO Programmes,
- Focus on low- and middle-income countries (LMIC)
ISQua aims to develop an improvement network of health care providers in all regions, with a special focus on LMIC, and to provide support for continual improvement in resource-poor environments through fostering regional networks and Communities of Practice. This will primarily focus on Africa, the Indian subcontinent and Central and South America, followed by other regions. All of our programmes will be designed to facilitate sustainable knowledge-sharing through Communities of Practice and the support of local networks and meetings. We will support QI networks and offer advice to local organisations.
Strategic Aim 4: To maintain, develop and foster strategic partnerships.
As an international society, ISQua will work with Members, stakeholders and partners to help deliver and enhance programmes that will improve the quality of care for people worldwide. This aim also includes the continual strengthening of our relationships with partners such as the WHO, World Bank, IHI, IEA, IAPO and the IHF. ISQua will continue to support specific WHO programmes such as National Quality Policy and Strategy (NQPS), Integrated Care, Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and the WHO Patient Safety Programme.