A standardization strategy for personal healthcare services

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The CEN-CENELEC Advisory Board for Healthcare Standards (ABHS) has adopted a strategy, valid until 2020, regarding personal healthcare services.

This strategy, presented in Stockholm in March 2016, is designed to help CEN-CENELEC “take appropriate decisions and work out appropriate technical policies in the healthcare sector“.
It follows on from the European strategy for the standardization of services developed within the framework of the Joint initiative on standardization signed in June 2016. Initiated by the European Commission, it aims to take into account the importance of services, which represent between 60% and 70% of economic activity in Europe and a similar proportion of total employment.

In the service sector, personal healthcare is a key topical issue which will be dealt with in the coming months by CEN TC 449, ‘Quality of care for elderly people in ordinary or residential care facilities’. This committee will deal with occupational safety and health.

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