Patient and caregiver

The HSO Difference

HSO offers more than 100 customizable health standards, to improve health care and social services globally.

HSO standards focus on providing the highest achievable quality for patients and their families covering a broad spectrum of health services. The standards are designed in partnership with clinicians and policy makers to ensure they provide for effective health services and overall value.

Globally Developed, Locally Relevant

Though global, health organizations adapt our standards to set goals and work to ensure that their jurisdictions’ systems and services achieve them. We source the best available evidence, leading expertise and compelling experiences to create global standards that are applicable to local contexts.

Our standards help people in their local jurisdictions save and improve lives.

Patient, Family and Community Focused

We believe that standards set through a rigorous and diligent development process, support ongoing quality improvement measures in health care systems, leading to higher quality health services for all. We work closely with health organizations, patients, families and communities to ensure that through global standardization, we are improving health care together.

View our standards