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New Health Informatics Standards for the 1st Quarter 2013

Kyle Bach

Document Center Inc. is pleased to announce the following New Standards on Health Informatics:


  • BS EN ISO 11073-10406, 2012 Edition, Health informatics. Personal health device communication. Device specialization. Basic electrocardiograph (ECG) (1- to 3-lead ECG)
  • BS EN ISO 11073-10415, Corrigendum 1, Health informatics. Personal health device communication. Device specialization. Weighing scale
  • BS EN ISO 11073-10420, 2012 Edition, Health informatics. Personal health device communication. Device specialization. Body composition analyzer
  • BS EN ISO 11073-10421, 2012 Edition, Health informatics. Personal health device communication. Device specialization. Peak expiratory flow monitor (peak flow)
  • BS EN ISO 11073-10472, 2012 Edition, Health Informatics. Personal health device communication. Device specialization. Medication monitor
  • BS EN ISO 11073-30400, 2012 Edition, Health informatics. Point-of-care medical device communication. Interface profile. Cabled Ethernet
  • BS EN ISO 21091, 2013 Edition, Health informatics. Directory services for healthcare providers, subjects of care and other entities
  • ISO 13120, 1st Edition, Health informatics – Syntax to represent the content of healthcare classification systems – Classification Markup Language (ClaML)
  • ISO 13582, 1st Edition, Health informatics – Sharing of OID Registry information
  • ISO 21091, 1st Edition, Health informatics – Directory services for healthcare providers, subjects of care and other entities
  • ISO 17789, 1st Edition, Health informatics – Audit trails for electronic health records
  • CWA 16560, 2013 Edition, Business Interoperability Interfaces for Public procurement in Europe. Use of profiles in the tendering process
  • PD IEC 80001-2-4, 2012 Edition, Application of risk management for IT-networks incorporating medical devices. Application guidance. General implementation guidance for healthcare delivery organizations

The following standards have been reaffirmed:

  • ASTM E1715, 2001 Edition Reaffirmed in 2013, Standard Practice for An Object-Oriented Model for Registration, Admitting, Discharge, and Transfer (RADT) Functions in Computer-Based Patient Record Systems
  • ASTM E1762, 1995 Edition Reaffirmed in 2013, Standard Guide for Electronic Authentication of Health Care Information
  • ASTM E1985, 1998 Edition Reaffirmed in 2013, Standard Guide for User Authentication and Authorization
  • ASTM E2145, 2007 Edition Reaffirmed in 2013, Standard Practice for Information Modeling
  • ASTM E2147, 2001 Edition Reaffirmed in 2013, Standard Specification for Audit and Disclosure Logs for Use in Health Information Systems
  • ASTM E2171, 2002 Edition Reaffirmed in 2013, Standard Practice for Rating-Scale Measures Relevant to the Electronic Health Record
  • ASTM E2553, 2007 Edition Reaffirmed in 2013, Standard Guide for Implementation of a Voluntary Universal Healthcare Identification System
If you’d like to see more standards that support the development and use of Electronic Health Records, you’ll find them at our List of Standards on IT Applications in Health Care Technology.

Today’s article in the Wall Street Journal reminded me of the importance of this area of technology.  It noted that the use of electronic health data had surpassed the 50% mark, now in use by over half of U.S. doctors.  Since the deadline for using electronic health records for reimbursement of medicare patients is in 2015, this is a focus of intense activity.

As a patient of Kaiser here in California, I know first hand the kinds of issues that crop up during the migration from paper records to electronic ones.  The transition from the old technology to the new was painful at first — It took my nurse perhaps 3 times as long to process me into the hospital the first time she used the new system.  But relatively quickly, the use of the electronic record system became markedly faster than the old manual one.  And staff knows a lot more about me and my medical history (like allergies) when I show up now!

Whatever your area of interest, Document Center Inc. is providing you with the tools to find the standards you need, including new issues in your industry sector.