Meeting Standards. Ensuring Excellence.
Excellence is attained through having outstanding management and operating systems in place. A key way in which organisations are able to ensure that their internal processes are healthy is by making sure they comply with industry standards.
The New Zealand health care sector is regulated by a number of specific standards, which take into account the particular needs of specialist areas. These standards are unique to New Zealand and are continually reviewed and refreshed to make sure they stay relevant to a dynamic and ever-changing industry.
In addition, many healthcare organisations are assessed against the international standard ISO: 9001- Quality Management Systems. This is a generic standard which is the most commonly used globally to benchmark quality products and healthy management systems.