The psychologist Abraham Maslow described a so-called "hierarchy of needs" pyramid. The lower part of the pyramid includes basic needs such as safety, security and shelter. The top sections describe higher-order needs related to responsibility, achievement, and respect by and for others.
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:
- promoting global harmonization of medical practices – so you can be sure that your medical care will be the same everywhere,
- protecting the health and safety of patients and healthcare providers,
- supporting efficient exchange of information and protection of data, and
- improving the quality of care.