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ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world's largest developer of standards. Although ISO's principal activity is the development of technical standards, ISO standards also have important economic and social repercussions. ISO standards make a positive difference, not just to engineers and manufacturers for whom they solve basic problems in production and distribution, but to society as a whole. ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 148 countries, on the basis of one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system. 

Technical Committee 215 (TC215) focuses on the field of health informatics and has a number of working groups addressing specific areas:

  • TC 215/CAG 1 Executive council, harmonization and operations
  • TC 215/WG 1 Architecture, Frameworks and Models
  • TC 215/JWG1 Joint ISO/TC 215 - ISO/TC 249 WG: Traditional Chinese Medicine (Informatics) 
  • TC 215/WG 2 Systems and Device Interoperability  
  • TC 215/WG 3 Semantic content
  • TC 215/WG 4 Security, Safety and Privacy 
  • TC 215/WG 6 Pharmacy and medicines business  
  • TC 215/JWG 7 Joint ISO/TC 215 - IEC/SC 62A WG: Application of risk management to information technology (IT) networks incorporating medical devices