From the patient to the doctor to the policy-maker, having the right information in the right place is a fundamental requirement for an effective national health system. Now health organizations around the globe can improve the management of their information with ISO’s new set of guidance documents for health informatics.
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.