Where many choose to follow, we choose to lead. InGenesis CEO Dr. Edwards is the Chair of Technical Committee 304 for the International Organization for Standardization. Through strategic partnerships with national member bodies, she is up to date on the most recent research, expert thought, and activities in the world of healthcare management and standardization. Lessons learned are translated into action at InGenesis.
Research and Standards
Healthcare Standards Institute
InGenesis is proud to be a member of The Healthcare Standards Institute (HSI), an organization that is dedicated to facilitating the development of standards for healthcare organization management (HOM). Accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), HSI is committed to enhancing the quality, safety and well-being of individuals, while creating and upholding the regulatory standards necessary to maintain a competitive edge for American businesses working in the world of healthcare.
The Journal of Healthcare Management Standards, official publication of HSI features high-quality, original research, commentary and correspondence that advance the field of healthcare organization management (HOM) and standardization. Evidence-based content explores the use of voluntary consensus standards, conformity assessment systems, and how publishing standardized processes influence the integrity and effectiveness of healthcare organization management. The journal endeavors to advance knowledge regarding the positive outcomes of standardization as it relates to healthcare organization management.
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee 304 Healthcare Organization Management
ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 165 national standards bodies. Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges. ISO is comprised of Technical Committees that lead standards development and strategic advisory boards. Dr. Mark Delowery, InGenesis Chief Medical Officer, is the elected Chair of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) TC 304 and Head of U.S. Delegation. InGenesis CEO Dr. Veronica Muzquiz Edwards serves as the global Chair for ISO TC 304 Healthcare Organization Management (HOM).
The goal of ISO TC 304 is to provide HOM tools that allow healthcare systems to build a firm foundation from which best clinical practices arise. The premise of HOM asserts that more financial and other resources can be liberated to serve clinical goals and patient care imperatives if the non-clinical aspects of the healthcare experience are better managed upfront.
Current TC 304 efforts include the following areas: healthcare supply chain, capital management, patient admission and discharge approaches, human resource and facilities management, healthcare quality, risk management, pandemic response, amongst additional timely topics.