Technical Standards and the Development and Integration of Health Care Information Systems
Technical standards play an essential role in the facilitation of health care information system interoperability, and there are a number of health informatics-focused organizations—both within the United States and on an international level—that work actively to coordinate and promote the adoption of these standards.
To prepare for this Application Assignment, review this week’s Resources.
To complete this Application Assignment, write a 1- to 2-page paper that explains why technical standards are needed in the development and integration of health care information systems. Then, select three specific technical standards for health information technology (one identifier standard, one general communications standard, and one specific communication standard) and research each of these standards through a literature review. For each of these three standards, be sure to identify the health informatics-focused organization that coordinates the standard and explain the reason(s) that the organization promotes the standard.
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