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 not only to deal with risks but also to prevent them in the first place.
The anatomy of healthcare
This issue provides updates on developments in the health sector and is a vital source of information about the health and healthcare industry. With its focus on driving quality and improving efficiency and cost-effectiveness, it undoubtedly speaks to the most pressing issue of our time.
Inside the latest ISOfocus, you’ll find out about the continuous technological developments in healthcare which have saved countless lives and improved the quality of life for even more, from safe syringes and injections to risk management and health records.
“Global annual health spending reached USD 7.077 trillion in 2015.
Also in this issue
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.
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 share ever-growing quantities of information to enable the best care outcomes.