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By ISQua Friday. Feb 28, 2020

Celebrating 20 years of Membership - Haute Autorité de Santé Featured

The French Authority for Health (HAS) celebrates 20 years as an Institutional Member of ISQua.


This commitment of the HAS has enabled it, throughout these years, to increase its international network with institutions which share the same objectives in the field of improving the quality and safety of care, to benefit from their experience and to enhance the French point of view in these different fields.


HAS participates each year in the ISQua conference which brings together international leaders in improving the quality of care and regularly presents its work there and meets its counterparts in a logic of experience sharing.


In the field of accreditation, HAS is part of the International Accreditation Programme (IAP) offered by the ISQua External Evaluation Association (IEEA), and it thus demonstrates that it meets the highest international requirements in terms of accreditation of hospitals.


In addition, HAS provides French translations of abstracts of articles published in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care (IJQHC), thereby facilitating their dissemination to a French-speaking audience.


HAS has three main missions:

  •  measures and improves quality care and patient safety in health care, including accreditation. Since April 2018, this task was extended to include quality support in social care services and facilities. 
  • develops recommendations for professionals of both the health and social care sectors in order to optimise and harmonise practices and organisations of care.
  • evaluates the clinical benefit of drugs, medical devices, procedures and other health technologies, assessing added benefit over existing therapeutic strategies



Bruno Lucet
Direction de l'Amélioration de la Qualité & de la Sécurité des Soins

ISQua Board Member (HAS Representative)


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