The essence of the healthcare IT industry consists of the standards used to facilitate communication. The following are resources linking to standards development organizations that are defining, discussing, elaborating and improving the healthcare standards that directly influence the way the health care industry communicates.
Health Level Seven (HL7) International provides standards for interoperability that improve care delivery, optimize workflow, reduce ambiguity and enhance knowledge transfer among all of our stakeholders, including healthcare providers, government agencies, the vendor community, fellow SDOs and patients.
The latest press release, newsletters, events and updates involving HL7.
Information and related links on HL7 in Wikipedia.
Highlights key HL7 terminology and definitions.
The Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12 develops electronic data interchange (EDI) standards and related documents for national and global markets.
National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) creates and promotes the transfer of data related to medications, supplies, and services within the healthcare system through the development of standards and industry guidance.
Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) is a common format for image storage. It allows for handling, storing, printing, and transmitting information in medical imaging.