It is time again for the Board to workshop ISQua’s raison d’etre and this will be done in the lead up to and at a retreat to be held in Boston in March.Boston is the hometown of our President, David Bates.Just a reminder that registration for the 2015 Qatar Conference opens on 4th March.
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Finally, may I conclude by reminding you of who our ISQua staff are by way of a recent staff photograph. Peter Carter Chief Executive Officer February 2015 Membership Welcome to all new Members and thank you to those of you that have renewed Membership for 2015.
At the time of writing we currently have 152 Individual Members and 37 Institutional Members from 40 countries.
More Members stood for Board positions and voted in our last election, 2013, that hitherto and the portents are that the 2015 elections will attract even more interest.
This is encouraging and heartening and I believe reflects ISQua’s growing recognition and stature.
These participants are spread over 43 countries and some 30 professions and we have twelve education partners and access to a Faculty of almost 100 world leaders in healthcare quality and safety.
The latest in technology is used to deliver this on-line Programme, including FELIX (Fellowship in Excellence) our learning management system which launched this month.An example of the impact of our global population ageing at current rates is that unless we change the way we conceptualise and deliver care, in 20 years the entire GDP of the USA will be required just to pay that country’s health bill.And, if I might link these two topics, part of the reconceptualization I refer to will involve embracing patients as partners in their care.Emerging Leaders will be supported in this by members of their newly acquired network working with them in their own country.The search for the 2015 Emerging Leader is now underway. Details of the application process appear elsewhere in this Bulletin and can also be accessed online.ISQua’s Education Programme is based on such a premise.