NA 176

DIN Standards Committee Health Technologies

Standards [CURRENT]

DIN EN ISO 13940
Health informatics - System of concepts to support continuity of care (ISO 13940:2015); English version EN ISO 13940:2016

Title (German)

Medizinische Informatik - Begriffssystem zur Unterstützung der Kontinuität der Versorgung (ISO 13940:2015); Englische Fassung EN ISO 13940:2016


This International Standard defines a system of concepts for different aspects of the provision of healthcare. The core business in healthcare is the interaction between subjects of care and healthcare professionals. Such interactions occur in healthcare/clinical processes and are the justification for the process approach of this International Standard. To be able to represent both clinical content and clinical context, this International Standard is related to a generic healthcare/clinical process model as well as comprehensive concept definitions and concept models for the clinical, management and resource aspects of healthcare services. In practice this International Standard covers the concept definitions needed whenever structured information in healthcare is specified as a requirement. The definitions are intended to refer to the conceptual level only and not to details of implementation. This International Standard will cover all levels of specifications in the development of - logical reference models within the information viewpoint as a common basis for semantic interoperability on international, national or local levels, - information systems, and - information for specified types of clinical processes. How to perform specific healthcare/clinical/informatics processes is not covered by this International Standard. Healthcare research processes and healthcare educational processes are not covered in this International Standard. The standard differs from DIN EN 13940-1:2007-09 as follows: a) integration of the extension originally intended as Part 2 "Core process and flow chart in healthcare" as a series of standards; b) complete editorial revision. This document (EN ISO 13940:2016) has been prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 215 "Health Informatics" (secretariat: ANSI, USA) with the collaboration of German experts and adopted by Technical Committee CEN/TC 251 "Medical Informatics" (secretariat: NEN, the Netherlands). The responsible German standardization committee is Working Committee NA 063-07-03 AA "Terminologie" ("Terminology") at DIN Standards Committee Medicine (NAMed). Taking DIN Presidential Decision 1/2004 into account, this document contains only the original English version of EN ISO 13940:2016 or ISO 13940:2015.

Document: references other documents

Responsible national committee

NA 176-02-03 AA - Terminology  

Responsible european committee

CEN/TC 251/WG 1 - Enterprise and Information  

Responsible international committee

ISO/TC 215/WG 3 - Semantic content  

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