Twenty years of healthcare quality.

R.I.P. the European Society for Quality in Healthcare by David Somekh Twenty years ago to this month a group of twelve leaders of European national healthcare quality societies met at the ISQuA (International Society for Quality Assurance in health) conference in Budapest. The meeting was convened by Charles Shaw, who at that time was the ISQuA President.…

Ignoring Gravity: The Future is already here! It’s just not evenly distributed

By Tobias Gantner About the HealthCare Futurists  The HealthCare Futurists GmbH was found in April 2013 in Düsseldorf, Germany. We look back at a steady revenue growth and a significant number of satisfied and returning customers from different industry strata that are all interested in healthcare, medicine and life-sciences. Our motto is: We. Safe. Patients. This means, it…

Primary Care: This time it’s Personal

By Bernie Merkel I normally steer well away from personal anecdotes when writing about healthcare issues. I find that individuals’ experiences, however fascinating, upsetting or, even occasionally, uplifting they may be, inevitably present only a very limited, and often distorted view of the overall situation. But I am going to ignore my own rule and tell…