EN 1068:2005

Health informatics - Registration of coding systems

Publication date:   Aug 10, 2006

General information

90.93 Standard confirmed   Mar 10, 2021


CEN/TC 251 Health informatics

European Norm

35.240.80   IT applications in health care technology



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This European Standard specifies a procedure for the registration of coding schemes used in health for any purpose. It also specifies the allocation of a unique Health Coding Scheme Designator to each registered coding scheme. A code value can thus be given an unambiguous meaning by association with a HCD.
The method by which a HCD and a code value are associated is not defined by this European Standard. The association is achieved in any manner appropriate to the syntax used.
This European Standard does not specify the coding schemes to be used in health, give guidance on their selection nor describe methods of representing information in coded form.
Coding schemes maintained by different Responsible Organisations may also be used in combinations. Such combinations can be considered as templates, and as such they lie outside the scope of the current document.

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ENV 1068:1993


EN 1068:2005
90.93 Standard confirmed
Mar 10, 2021