The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is pleased to announce that Health Standards Organization (HSO) has been accredited by SCC to develop National Standards of Canada. HSO builds and develops world-class standards, innovative assessment programs, new technologies and activation services for accreditation bodies, governments and associations to enable health and social service providers around the world to save and improve lives. The accreditation became effective September 20, 2017.
“The accreditation of HSO as a standards development organization (SDO) demonstrates our ongoing efforts to ensure that more standardization solutions are available for the benefit of Canadian governments, industry and consumers,” said SCC Chief Executive Officer John Walter.
HSO has been assessed against SCC’s newly approved program requirements for SDOs which are based on international standard best practices. Having achieved accreditation status, HSO has been recognized for its ability to develop, publish and maintain National Standards of Canada.
“This accreditation fulfills a long-sought goal of our organization,” said HSO Chief Executive Officer Leslee Thompson. “This helps fulfill our mandate to unleash the power and potential of people around the world who share our passion for achieving quality health services for all.”
About the Standards Council of Canada
SCC is a Crown corporation that leads Canada’s standardization network. SCC facilitates the development and use of national and international standards and accreditation services in order to enhance Canada's competitiveness and well-being. SCC is part of the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada portfolio. To learn more about SCC, please visit www.scc.ca.
About Health Standards Organization
HSO builds and develops world-class standards, innovative assessment programs, new technologies and activation services for accreditation bodies, governments and associations to enable health and social service providers around the world to save and improve lives. HSO has over 10 technical committees with more than 200 members who design the standards. HSO’s technical committees include: patients with lived-experience, clinicians, administrators, academics and expert policy makers to ensure that they co-design, develop and deliver the best possible products and services. For more information about HSO go to www.healthstandards.org.
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