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Health Informatics Standards

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Health informatics standards help to ensure that health specific applications used by clinicians, patients and citizens are safe, usable, and fit for purpose. They support interoperability between systems so that information communicated electronically can be accurately interpreted and used for decision-making, continuity of care, and other purposes. This chapter covers HI practice standards, guiding the integration of ICT into clinical practice, and HI specialist standards including standards for semantic content, data structures, data interchange, security and safety. Examples of professional and technical HI standards are provided to demonstrate how each type of standard is dependent on the other to help nurses deliver safe, effective care and to communicate across boundaries.


  • eHealth
  • Nursing informatics
  • Informatics standards
  • Nursing systems

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Casey, A. (2015). Health Informatics Standards. In: Hannah, K., Hussey, P., Kennedy, M., Ball, M. (eds) Introduction to Nursing Informatics. Health Informatics. Springer, London.

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