Helping People Comes Full Circle As a Patient Partner

Helping People Comes Full Circle As a Patient Partner

Guest post by Heather Thiessen, Patient Partner I never thought I’d become a patient whose life is constantly revolving around the health care system. Not only am I a receiver of care, but I’m also someone who uses her experiences within the health care system to help...
HSO invites you to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day!

HSO invites you to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day!

Inaugurated in 1996 to raise awareness and celebrate the various indigenous cultures in Canada, National Indigenous Peoples Day coincides with the first day of summer, on June 21. This year marks the 23rd edition of the festival. June is also recognized as Indigenous...
HSO Launches Two New Medication Management Standards

HSO Launches Two New Medication Management Standards

We are happy to announce that we’ve launched two new standards – the Medication Management Standard (CAN/HSO 3001:2019) and the Medication Management for Community-Based Organizations Standard (CAN/HSO 34014:2019). These are National Standards of Canada that will be...
Get to know HSO Technical Committee Expert Yamama Tamim

Get to know HSO Technical Committee Expert Yamama Tamim

Health Standards Organization (HSO)’s new Diagnostic Imaging Service Standard (HSO 42002:2019) puts the patient’s needs at the centre of services, addressing not only diagnostic needs but also his or her overall well-being, says HSO Technical Committee member Yamama...
Get to know HSO Patient Leader Hélène Campbell

Get to know HSO Patient Leader Hélène Campbell

Looking at HSO Patient Leader Hélène Campbell, you would never think she has any health issues. She’s bubbly, energetic and comical. However, this young woman has strongly fought for her life – twice. At the age of 20, Campbell was living a typical young person’s...
Meet Technical Committee Member and Patient Expert Mathieu Jackson

Meet Technical Committee Member and Patient Expert Mathieu Jackson

“Patients and family members should not be scared to speak up,” says Mathieu Jackson, Vice-President of the Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS). “Because in the same way that health care professionals have a valuable perspective, patients and families also do.” Mathieu...