Related Standards Developers
ANIA for exchanging data processing standards to the nursing services of the health care industry
ASTM for exchanging messages about clinical observations, medical logic, and electrophysiologic signals. There are other standards about healthcare identifiers, system functionality, etc.
Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium
Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium is an open, multidisciplinary, non-profit organization committed to the development of industry standards to support the electronic acquisition, exchange, submission and archiving of clinical trials data and metadata for medical and biopharmaceutical product development.
CPRI-HOST serving as a neutral forum for bringing diverse interests together to raise issues, exchange ideas, and develop common solutions for management of health information.
ICCBBA, Inc. enhances safety for patients by managing the ISBT 128 international information standard for use in transfusion and transplantation.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world's largest technical professional society. The technical objectives of the IEEE focus on advancing the theory and practice of electrical, electronics and computer engineering and computer science. To realize these objectives, the IEEE sponsors technical conferences, symposia and local meetings worldwide: publishes nearly 25% of the world's technical papers in electrical, electronics and computer engineering; provides educational programs to keep its members' knowledge and expertise state-of-the-art.
The Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC)
The Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) data base provides a standard set of universal names and codes for identifying individual laboratory results (e.g. Hemoglobin, Serum Sodium concentration),clinical observations (e.g. Discharge Diagnosis, Diastolic blood pressure) and diagnostic study observations, (e.g. PR-interval, Cardiac echo left ventricular diameter, Chest x-ray impression).
NCCLS is a globally recognized, voluntary consensus standards-developing organization that enhances the value of medical testing within the healthcare community through the development and dissemination of standards, guidelines, and best practices.
NCPDP for exchanging data processing standards to the pharmacy services sector of the health care industry
OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) is a not-for-profit, international consortium that drives the development, convergence, and adoption of e-business standards.
SNOMED CT is a dynamic, scientifically validated clinical reference terminology that makes health care knowledge more usable and accessible. SNOMED CT provides a common language that enables a consistent way of capturing, sharing and aggregating health data across specialties and sites of care.