US Health IT Standards Go GlobalBy Stacy Lawrence | Posted 09-19-2006
A set of data standards developed by HL7, a health IT standards accreditation organization in the United States, is being jointly published with an international data standards group.
Seven additional standards have also been submitted for consideration.
So far, health IT data standards in the United States have been entirely the purview of industry groups, corporations and individual government agencies.
But while these data standards may not mesh amongst themselves, some are starting to be exported for international adoption.
HL7 (Health Level Seven), a non-profit data standards development organization accredited by the ANSI (American National Standards Institute), recently announced that it will be jointly publishing a set of data standards for the RIM (Reference Information Model) with the ISO (International Organization for Standardization).
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