Standards Development Organizations
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Healthcare interoperability is based on the application of standards. This chapter introduces some of the major Standards Development Organizations in e-health.
A report produced for the European Union concluded: Despite a generally large number of conflicting e-health standards, versions and implementations, there may be a lack of the “right” standards. For particular applications and for concrete processes there may be no well-developed standards. In an expert survey, 80% of the respondents stated that there is a lack of sufficiently developed standards, and 64% said that there is a lack of standards for electronic health records (EHRs). (EU 2008)