Data Standards

  • Martin Hurrell
  • Andrew Norton
  • Terri Monk
Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

The existing and emerging information technology standards that are of relevance to AIMS are discussed in this chapter. The focus is on the use of standards in the AIMS, both in terms of the persistent storage of data and the import of data from and export to other systems. Although the emphasis is on standards that have direct relevance for the storage and communication of anesthetic data, the broader standards “landscape” is also briefly reviewed. Particular attention is given to those standards that provide a supporting infrastructure such as XML (Extensible Markup Language), RDF (Resource Description Framework), OWL (Web Ontology Language), and those that are proposed for the implementation of the EMR/EHR (note that EMR and EHR will be used interchangeably in this chapter to refer to the electronic medical record).


Unify Modeling Language Resource Description Framework International Standard Organization Unify Medical Language System American National Standard Institute 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Hurrell
    • 1
  • Andrew Norton
    • 2
  • Terri Monk
    • 3
  1. 1.Informatics CIS Ltd.GlasgowUSA
  2. 2.FRCA Pilgrim HospitalBostonUK
  3. 3.Duke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA

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