The Leading Practices Library is a knowledge sharing hub of innovative practices that have been identified through a rigorous evaluation process. It is available to the public, policy makers and organizations who are seeking ways to improve the quality of health services for all.
Most recently, the Leading Practices Library has reopened for submissions.
HSO has officially been accredited by the Standards Council of Canada to develop National Standards of Canada in health and social services.
HSO is the only Standards Development Organization in Canada solely dedicated to developing health and social service standards.
Health Standards Organization (HSO) builds global health service standards and innovative assessment programs so people in their local jurisdictions can save and improve lives.
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“The new Virtual Health Standard will help to make virtual health more of a norm across the health care system,” says HSO Technical Committee expert Dr. Laura Lee Copeland. “We have yet to experience health care in this way.” In December, HSO launched the Virtual...
ISMP Canada, HSO and CPSI Come Together to Support Vanessa’s Law, the Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP Canada), Health Standards Organization (HSO), and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) are working together to support Vanessa’s Law; a Health Canada initiative that requires certain healthcare...
We are happy to announce that we’ve launched the new Virtual Health Standard – a National Standard of Canada that will be applied around the world (HSO 83001:2018 – Virtual Health Standard). This new standard works to provide guidelines for health organizations...