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EN ISO 21090:2011

Health Informatics - Harmonized data types for information interchange (ISO 21090:2011)

Jul 19, 2011

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60.60 Standard published   Feb 15, 2011

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CEN/TC 251 Health informatics

European Norm

35.240.80   IT applications in health care technology

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ISO 21090:2011
- provides a set of datatype definitions for representing and exchanging basic concepts that are commonly encountered in healthcare environments in support of information exchange in the healthcare environment;
- specifies a collection of healthcare-related datatypes suitable for use in a number of health-related information environments;
- declares the semantics of these datatypes using the terminology, notations and datatypes defined in ISO/IEC 11404, thus extending the set of datatypes defined in that standard;
- provides UML definitions of the same datatypes using the terminology, notation and types defined in Unified Modelling Language (UML) version 2.0;
- specifies an XML (Extensible Mark-up Language) based representation of the datatypes.
The requirements which underpin the scope reflect a mix of requirements gathered primarily from HL7 Version 3 and ISO/IEC 11404, and also from CEN/TS 14796, ISO 13606 (all parts) and past ISO work on healthcare datatypes.
ISO 21090:2011 can offer a practical and useful contribution to the internal design of health information systems, but is primarily intended to be used when defining external interfaces or messages to support communication between them.

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EN ISO 21090:2011
60.60 Standard published
Feb 15, 2011