IT - Standards and Standardization Approaches in Healthcare

Encyclopedia of Healthcare In­formation Systems. Hrsg./Editors: Wickramasinghe, N.; Geisler, Publisher/Ver­lag: Idea Group, Erscheinungsjahr/Year: 2008, pp. 813-820

Posted: 27 Sep 2012

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Ali Sunyaev

University of Cologne

J. M. Leimeister

University of St. Gallen; University of Kassel - Information Systems

Andreas Schweiger

Technische Universität München (TUM)

Helmut Krcmar

Technische Universität München (TUM)

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

E-health basically comprises health services and information delivered or enhanced through the Internet and related technologies. The future healthcare system and its services, enabling e-health, are based on the communication between all information systems of all participants of an integrated treatment. Connecting the elements of each healthcare system (general practitioners, hospitals, health insurance companies, pharmacies, and so on) — even across national boarders — is an important issue for information systems research in healthcare. Current developments, such as upcoming or already-deployed electronic healthcare chip cards (that are to be used across Europe), show the need for Europe-wide standards and norms. In this article, we first outline the advantages of the standards, and then describe their main characteristics. After the introduction of communication standards, we present their comparison with the aim to support the different functions in the healthcare information systems. Subsequently, we describe the documentation standards, and discuss the goals of existing standardization approaches. Implications conclude the article.

Suggested Citation

Sunyaev, Ali and Leimeister, Jan Marco and Schweiger, Andreas and Krcmar, Helmut, IT - Standards and Standardization Approaches in Healthcare (2008). Encyclopedia of Healthcare In­formation Systems. Hrsg./Editors: Wickramasinghe, N.; Geisler, Publisher/Ver­lag: Idea Group, Erscheinungsjahr/Year: 2008, pp. 813-820. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2153068

Ali Sunyaev (Contact Author)

University of Cologne ( email )

Albertus-Magnus-Platz
Cologne, 50923
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.isq.uni-koeln.de

Jan Marco Leimeister

University of St. Gallen ( email )

Varnbuelstr. 14
Saint Gallen, St. Gallen CH-9000
Switzerland

University of Kassel - Information Systems ( email )

Nora-Platiel 4
Kassel, 34127
Germany

Andreas Schweiger

Technische Universität München (TUM) ( email )

Arcisstrasse 21
Munich, 80333
Germany

Helmut Krcmar

Technische Universität München (TUM) ( email )

Arcisstrasse 21
Munich, 80333
Germany

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