Standards at a Glance

S. No. Type Standard Name Intended Purpose No.
1 Identification & Complete Demographics ISO/TS 22220:2011 Health Informatics – Identification of Subjects of Health Care Basic identity details of patient
2 MDDS – Demographic (Person Identification and Land Region Codification) version 1.1 Complete demographic for interoperability with E-Governance systems
3 Patient Identifiers UIDAI Aadhaar Preferable identifier where available
4 Local Identifier Identifier given within institution / clinic / lab
5 Government Issued Photo Identity Card Number Identifier used in conjunction with local in absence of Aadhaar
6 Architecture Requirements ISO 18308:2011 Health Informatics – Requirements for an Electronic Health Record Architecture System architectural requirements
7 Functional Requirements ISO/HL7 10781:2015 Health Informatics - HL7 Electronic Health Records-System Functional Model Release 2 (EHR FM) System functional requirements
8 Reference Model and Composition ISO 13940 Health informatics - System of Concepts to Support Continuity of Care Concepts for care, actors, activities, processes, etc.
9 ISO 13606 Health informatics - Electronic Health Record Communication (Part 1 through 3) Information model architecture and communication
10 openEHR Foundation Models Release 1.0.2 Structural definition and composition
11 Terminology SNOMED Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT) Primary terminology
12 Coding System Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) Test, measurement, observations
13 WHO Family of International Classifications (WHO-FIC) including ICD, ICF, ICHI, ICD-O Classification and reporting  
14 Imaging Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) PS3.0-2015 Image, waveform, audio/video
15 Scanned or Captured Records JPEG lossy (or lossless) with size and resolution not less than 1024px x 768px at 300dpi Image capture format
16 ISO/IEC 14496 - Coding of Audio-Visual Objects Audio/Video capture format
17 ISO 19005-2 Document Management - Electronic Document File Format for Long-Term Preservation -Part 2: Use of ISO 32000-1 (PDF/A-2) Scanned documents format
18 Data Exchange ANSI/HL7 V2.8.2-2015 HL7 Standard Version 2.8.2 -An Application Protocol for Electronic Data Exchange in Healthcare Environments Event/Message exchange
19 ASTM/HL7 CCD Release 1 (basis standard ISO/HL727932:2009) Summary Records exchange
20 ISO 13606-5:2010 Health informatics - Electronic Health Record Communication - Part 5: Interface Specification EHR archetypes exchange [Also, refer to openEHR Service Model specification]
21 DICOM PS3.0-2015 (using DIMSE services & Part-10 media/files) Imaging/Waveform Exchange
22 Other Relevant Standards Bureau of Indian Standards and its MHD-17 Committee Standards Development Organizations (SDOs)
23 ISO TC 215 set of standards
24 IEEE/NEMA/CE standards for physical systems and interfaces
25 Discharge/Treatment Summary Medical Council of India (MCI) under regulation 3.1 of Ethics Composition as prescribed
26 E-Prescription Pharmacy Practice Regulations, 2015 Notification No. 14-148/ 2012- PCI as specified by Pharmacy Council of India Composition as prescribed
27 Personal Healthcare and medical Device Interface IEEE 11073 health informatics standards and related ISO standards for medical devices Device interfacing
28 Data Privacy and Security ISO/TS 14441:2013 Health Informatics – Security & Privacy Requirements of EHR Systems for Use in Conformity Assessment Basis security and privacy requirements
29 Information Security Management ISO/DIS 27799 Health informatics - Information Security Management in Health using ISO/IEC 27002 Overall information security management
30 Privilege Management and Access Control ISO 22600:2014 Health informatics - Privilege Access control and Access Management and Access Control (Part 1 through 3) Access control
31 Audit Trail and Logs ISO 27789:2013 Health informatics - Audit trails for Electronic Health Records Audit trail
32 Data Integrity Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA) used must be SHA-256 or higher Data Hashing  
33 Data Encryption Minimum 256-bits key length Encryption key
34 HTTPS, SSL v3.0, and TLS v1.2 Encrypted connection
35 Digital Certificate ISO 17090 Health informatics - Public Key Infrastructure (Part 1 through 5) Digital certificates use and management

List of Supporting / Complimenting Standards

The following list is indicative and representative and not comprehensive or definitive. These standards are advised to be used where applicable and as required.

S. No Standard Description
1 ISO 12967:2009 Health Informatics - Service Architecture (Parts 1 - 3)
2 ISO 13972:2015 Health Informatics - Detailed Clinical Models, Characteristics and 2 ISO 13972:2015 Processes
3 ISO 20301:2014 Health Informatics - Health Cards - General Characteristics
4 ISO 21090:2011 Health Informatics - Harmonized Data Types for Information 4 ISO 21090:2011 Interchange
5 ISO 8601:2004 Data elements and Interchange Formats - Information Interchange - 5 ISO 8601:2004 Representation of Dates and Times
6 ISO 13119:2012 Health Informatics - Clinical Knowledge Resources - Metadata
7 ISO 22857:2013 Health Informatics – Guidelines on Data Protection to Facilitate Trans- 7 ISO 22857:2013 Border Flows of Personal Health Data
8 ISO 21549-1:2013 Health Informatics — Patient Healthcard Data — Part 1: General 8 ISO 21549-1:2013 Structure
9 ISO TS 14265:2011 Classification of Purposes for Processing Personal Health Information
10 ISO TS 27527:2010 Health Informatics – Provider Identification


  • PUBLISHED DATE : Jan 09, 2017
  • LAST UPDATED ON : Jan 09, 2017


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