ITAC Health Webinar – Intro to Health Standards Organization

Friday, October 13 - 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
via webinar

Formed in February 2017, the HSO, Health Standards Organization, goal is to unleash the power and potential of people around the world who share our passion for achieving quality health services for all. We are a registered non-profit headquartered in Ottawa, Canada.

HSO is dedicated to working with organizations like yours, who share our passion for achieving quality health services for all. We invite you to join us for an information session via Webinar on October 13, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET, hosted by ITAC health.

This year, we are bringing the best evidence, best experts and best practices to the table in 1) the establishment of a standing Technology-Enabled Health Technical Committee and 2) the development of a Telehealth standards. This Technical Committee and the standards they develop will focus on the importance of technology in the delivery of health services around the world through facilitating communication, information transfer and education. We are seeking support from organizations like yours to help us improve health services around the world through technology. You can help us by spreading the word in your professional network, sponsoring the Technical Committee’s work program, recommending Technical Committee members, raising awareness of gaps in the field or recommending a new standard.


Sébastien Audette, President, Global Programs, Health Standards Organization (HSO)
Sébastien is the President of HSO’s Global Programs division, leading HSO’s portfolio of products, services and relationships with partner organizations that span over 29 countries on five continents.

Prior to this, Sébastien worked at Accreditation Canada (AC) in 2008 and held the position of Chief Executive Officer at Accreditation Canada International (ACI) from 2010 to 2016. Under Sébastien’s leadership, ACI built an inspiring vision of health services focused on quality and patient safety, and launched the Qmentum InternationalTM  accreditation program. Among Sébastien’s accomplishments at ACI is the world’s first reference network standard for rare and complex diseases, which is now used by the European Commission and 28 Member States.

Armed with more than 20 years of experience as a health care executive, Sébastien has roots in the Canadian Armed Forces, having served as a reservist medical technician and a health care administrator. Over the years, Sébastien held senior international affairs, international marketing and business development roles with the governments of Québec and Canada, helping Canadian organizations create value around the world.

Amy Pack, Program Manager, Standards, Global Programs, Health Standards Organization (HSO)
Amy Pack is a Program Manager at the Health Standards Organization.  She holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) from McGill University, specializing in Human Genetics, as well as a Masters of Health Law (LL.M.) from Sherbrooke University.  Amy’s main interests and the focus of her work lay in the ever-evolving fields of technology-enabled health, academic health centers, sonography and communication in health services.  Her main role is to develop standards ensuring safe, high-quality health and social services across a continuum of care; standards which provide guidance and encouragement to healthcare providers and users around the world.

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