DIN DIN EN ISO 21090: Health Informatics - Harmonized data types for information interchange (ISO 21090:2011); English version EN ISO 21090:2011, only on CD-ROM
SDO: DIN: Deutsches Institut Fur Normung E.V.
DOD Adopted ANSI Approved Approved
This International Standard
— provides a set of datatype definitions for representing and exchanging basic concepts that are commonly encountered in healthcare environments in support of information exchange in the healthcare environment;
— specifies a collection of healthcare-related datatypes suitable for use in a number of health-related information environments;
— declares the semantics of these datatypes using the terminology, notations and datatypes defined in ISO/IEC 11404, thus extending the set of datatypes defined in that standard;
— provides UML definitions of the same datatypes using the terminology, notation and types defined in Unified Modelling Language (UML) version 2.0;
— specifies an XML (Extensible Mark-up Language) based representation of the datatypes.
The requirements which underpin the scope reflect a mix of requirements gathered primarily from HL7 Version 3 and ISO/IEC 11404, and also from CEN/TS 14796, ISO 13606 (all parts) and past ISO work on healthcare datatypes.
This International Standard can offer a practical and useful contribution to the internal design of health information systems, but is primarily intended to be used when defining external interfaces or messages to support communication between them.
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