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ISO/FDIS 13606-3 Health informatics report for approval

10 November 2008

If any HL7 UK member is interested in reviewing and commenting on this document, before 28 November 2008, then please contact Charlie McCay at charlie@ramseysystems.co.uk . 

Draft Technical Report for ISO/FDIS 13606-3 Health informatics Electronic health record communication - Part 3: Reference archetypes and term lists.


This part of ISO 13606 is for the communication of part or all of the electronic health record (EHR) of a single identified subject of care between EHR systems, or between EHR systems and a centralized EHR data repository. It may also be used for EHR communication between an EHR system or repository and clinical applications or middleware components (such as decision support components) that need to access or provide EHR data, or as the representation of EHR data within a distributed (federated) record system. 

This part of ISO 13606 (EHR Communications Standard Series), defines term lists that each specify the set of values that particular attributes of the Reference Model defined in ISO 13606-1 may take. It also defines informative reference archetypes that correspond to ENTRY-level compound data structures within the Reference Models of openEHR and HL7 Version 3, to enable those instances to be represented within a consistent structure when communicated using this part of ISO 13606.

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