Health matters - in all communities, all over the world. Access to health services, quality care, and safe medical practices and equipment is important to people everywhere.

How do ISO standards help?

We have over 1200 standards that focus on health in many sectors, ranging from dentistry to medical devices, and health informatics to traditional medicines.

Our standards help improve health in many ways, including:

On this page you can find news and information on ISO standards and health. A complete list of ISO's work on health can be found below.

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Dräger grows its global business

by Elizabeth Gasiorowski-Denis

As an international corporation that does the majority of its business in markets outside of Germany, Dräger has a long history of developing global product standards in the fields of medical and safety technology. Here, the company’s management tells us how a culture of standards has made the brand one of the most successful today.

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How to find standards on health

More than 1 200 of our 19000 standards are related to health. Find out more about the sectors our health standards cover in this factsheet.

They are developed by groups of experts called technical committees, each concentrating on a specific subject. One way to find standards on a particular topic is to search the work of a particular technical committee. Click on the links below to see the standards published by each technical committee.

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  • ISO 13485:2003
    Medical devices -- Quality management systems -- Requirements for regulatory purposes
  • ISO 15189:2012
    Medical laboratories -- Requirements for quality and competence
  • ISO 18308:2011
    Health informatics -- Requirements for an electronic health record architecture
  • ISO 27799:2008
    Health informatics -- Information security management in health using ISO/IEC 27002
  • ISO 7405:2008
    Dentistry -- Evaluation of biocompatibility of medical devices used in dentistry

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