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In our evermore complex, interconnected world, with health systems undergoing new challenges and stresses, risk management in the healthcare industry has never been more important. Three ISO standards play a significant role in matching clinical quality with patient safety and best practice, helping...
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Some 16 billion injections are administered around the world every year, each one bringing with it a risk of transmitting disease. Reusing a syringe increases that risk exponentially. ISO is tackling the problem with standards for single-use syringes and a set of requirements to prevent unintentional...
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While some countries have made great progress toward universal health coverage, half the world’s population are still unable to obtain the health services they need. ISO’s collaboration with the World Health Organization is working to change things.
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Here’s a nice problem to have: in many countries, patient care is becoming more complex because we’re generally living longer and surviving illnesses that would have at one time spelled the end. That means an increasing reliance on multiple specialists to treat our ailments, and the need to reliably...
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The new technology of the digital age has made photography easier, faster and less expensive and cameras on smartphones and other sophisticated devices have turned us all into happy snappers. The International Standard for photography ensures that we are all up to speed on image quality – whatever the...
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From helping companies to develop and promote products and services, to analysing our behaviour as consumers, market research contributes to many aspects of modern life. But does it always? And is it global and consistent? The newly updated ISO 20252 will ensure it delivers on promise.
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Essential for business success, innovation is about keeping up with the competition through new products, services or ways of doing things. A new series of International Standards helps organizations maximize their innovation management processes and get the best out of all their bright ideas.
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Software attacks, theft of intellectual property or sabotage are just some of the many information security risks that organizations face. And the consequences can be huge. Most organizations have controls in place to protect them, but how can we ensure those controls are enough? The international reference...
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Tourism is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing economic sectors, with billions of people travelling each year – and numbers are expected to grow by 3.3 % annually until 2030. Tourist accommodation is one of the biggest players, meaning their potential impact on sustainable development is huge....
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In our hyper-connected world, IT security covers not just our data but virtually everything that moves – including machinery. Cyber-attacks or IT malfunctions in manufacturing can pose risks to the safety measures in place, thus having an impact on production and people. New international guidance to...