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Standards Technical Committees

Technical Committees (TCs) and Working Groups (WGs) allow health system providers, policy makers, patients, community members and families, to get actively involved in HSO’s global standards development process.

Working together, TCs and WGs shape the future of health services across the globe. Working in cooperation with HSO’s Global Programs staff and leadership, TCs and WGs oversee the development process, ensuring that all points of view relating to a new standard or a proposed standard revision are represented.

Joining a committee

Join a Technical Committee

Composition

Technical Committees are made up of patients and families, product users, policy makers and those with a general interest in the standard being developed.

Click on the chart below to read about each group:

Technical Committee composition chart 

More about Standards Technical Committees

  • The TC is the group of experts responsible for managing revisions to, or the development of, HSO standards.
  • Made up of a maximum of 16 people from diverse backgrounds. Each technical committee is made up of clinicians, patients and policy makers.
  • When the TC is required to work on a specific topic or standard for which it does not have adequate representation or expertise, a Working Group is established;
  • Advise and reach consensus on the topics for inclusion and the content of the standards through a series of meetings;
  • Oversee the development of standards and the activities of the WG;
  • Monitor, identify and provide strategic guidance to HSO in standards development.

More about Working Groups:

  • Members are existing TC members or subject matter experts that have been brought in for the duration of the WG’s work;
  • Advise and reach consensus on the topics for inclusion and the content of the standards through a series of meetings;
  • Ensure that all voices relevant to the standard are heard;
  • Endeavours to include geographic and linguistic representation whenever possible.