HL7 delivers healthcare interoperability standards

Legislation Promotes Healthcare IT Infrastructure and Patient Data Safety across Europe

Report published by Frost & Sullivan, 30 July 2007. 

Legislation is promoting the development of healthcare IT infrastructure, while supporting efforts to enhance patient data privacy and security across the European healthcare spectrum.

"The HL7 standard, initially adopted in the United States, has subsequently been adopted by most European countries," explains Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Vinod S.M. "European legislation emphasises the need for stable IT infrastructure and for improved patient data safety."

Government investments supporting strong and widely connected IT platforms in various hospitals coupled with initiatives encouraging the implementation of healthcare IT standards are also driving patient data safety across the European healthcare industry.

“Healthcare IT infrastructure has reached a stage where all the platforms are mostly integrated, thereby aiding in the process of interoperability,” adds Mr. Vinod. “During the course of this integration, vendors will be required to ensure data privacy and protection.”

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