In healthcare information technology (health IT), standards provide a common language and set of expectations that enable interoperability between systems and/or devices. These resources provide high-level overviews of health IT standards and can direct you to additional resources for more details on the development, implementation and use of standards.
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These frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers provide a high-level summary on the concept and use of standards in health IT. Learn the difference between a standard and an implementation guide, the organizations behind the creation of standards and their role in achieving interoperability.
Why Do We Need Standards?
Follow a patient through their health journey to understand the importance of standards in the secure exchange of data leading to the use of health information in the real world.
Types of Standards
Take a dive into the standards driving interoperability and data exchange. Explore the common standards associated with various levels and types of data exchange. Check out these educational resources to understand the implementation and use of these standards.