Types of Standards

A wide range of standards exist to drive interoperability of electronic health information. Health data standards are often grouped into the following categories: transport, terminology, content, and privacy/security standards. Visit their links for more information on the specific standards within each category, and additional resources to better understand their implementation and use.

ONC’s Interoperability Standards Advisory provides a robust list of available and emerging standards to leverage for a variety of interoperability needs and use cases. Learn more about this resource and HIMSS’s involvement in its review.