ISO and health

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Universal healthcare is about ensuring all people and communities have access to quality health services wherever they need them. Through its portfolio of 1 400 standards focusing on health, ISO offers solutions that support the full spectrum of services needed throughout a person’s life – from medical devices to health organization management, to health informatics and traditional medicines. ISO and health contains a snapshot of the most important ISO standards used in the health industry to ensure our medical treatments and products are safe and secure.

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