ISO 13940 Health informatics - System of Concepts to Support Continuity of Care

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ISO 13940:2015 Health informatics - System of Concepts to Support Continuity of Care defines a system of concepts for different aspects of the provision of healthcare.

The core business in healthcare is the interaction between subjects of care and healthcare professionals. Such interactions occur in healthcare/clinical processes and are the justification for the process approach of ISO 13940:2015 Health informatics - System of Concepts to Support Continuity of Care. To be able to represent both clinical content and clinical context, ISO 13940:2015 Health informatics - System of Concepts to Support Continuity of Care is related to a generic healthcare/clinical process model as well as comprehensive concept definitions and concept models for the clinical, management and resource aspects of healthcare services.

In practice ISO 13940:2015 Health informatics - System of Concepts to Support Continuity of Care covers the concept definitions needed whenever structured information in healthcare is specified as a requirement. The definitions are intended to refer to the conceptual level only and not to details of implementation.

ISO 13940:2015 Health informatics - System of Concepts to Support Continuity of Care will cover all levels of specifications in the development of logical reference models within the information viewpoint as a common basis for semantic interoperability on international, national or local levels, information systems, and information for specified types of clinical processes.

Purpose

To define the generic concepts which are needed to achieve continuity of care. In healthcare continuity of care is an essential aspect of quality and safety.

To support the continuity of care in healthcare with clinical processes as the focus, enabling the use of healthcare information for other purposes such as secondary use for follow-up and knowledge management.

About ISO 13606

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