Evelopment of Healthcare Information Standards

Development of Healthcare Information Standards

35 points
Due: Jul 18


To assess your ability to analyze how healthcare organization standards support the functionality of information systems in a healthcare organization.

L3 Traits


Healthcare information systems must abide by standards to achieve interoperability, portability, and data exchange. These standards are broken into three main categories: classification, vocabulary, and terminology; data interchange; and health record content standards (Wager, et al., 2005).

Reference: Wager, K.A., Lee, F.W., Glaser, J.P. (2005). Managing health care information systems: A practical approach for health care executives. Jossey-Bass: San Francisco, CA.

Action Items

Select one of the healthcare information standard categories: classification, vocabulary, and terminology standards; data interchange standards; or health record content standards.

Search the Internet for information on the healthcare information standard you selected.

Write 2-3 paragraphs that:
Describe the category and the healthcare information standard that you selected.
Explain how the standard enables interoperability, portability, and/or data exchange.
Summarize how the standard supports the functionality of information systems in the healthcare organization.
Support your ideas with references from the literature. Cite your sources using APA format.