Title

A taxonomy of e-health standards to assist system developers

Date of this Version

1-1-2009

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Details

Interim status: Citation only.

Chávez, E., Krishnan, P. & Finnie, G. (2009). A taxonomy of e-health standards to assist system developers. In G. A. Papadopoulos, W. Wojtkowski, W. Gregory, S. Wrycza & J. Zupancic (Eds.), Information systems development: Towards a service provision society. New York, NY: Springer. ISBN: 978-0-387-84809-9

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978-0-387-84809-9

Abstract

Building e-health systems requires a good understanding of the range and characteristics of many relevant standards. These standards play an important role in the promotion of coordination amongst the key players in the technical and administrative areas of the e-health arena. Many entities including government, information technology professional bodies and medical organizations have developed a large number of e-health standards initiatives. Because of this broad range of initiatives, we propose a classification of standards to simplify the process to find out relevant information. The main objective is to facilitate the retrieval of e-health standards information by limiting the searching of classes or categories based on the applicability that the standards have in particular domains. Thus, we offer a framework to classify documents “standards” by assigning them to a predetermined set of categories and domains.

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