BS EN 12967-2:2007 - Health informatics. Service architecture. Information viewpoint – BSI British Standards

BS EN 12967-2:2007

Health informatics. Service architecture. Information viewpoint

Status : Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : November 2007 Replaced By : BS EN ISO 12967-2:2011

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BS EN 12967-2:2007 provides guidance for the description, planning and development of new systems as well as for the integration of existing information systems, both within one enterprise and across different healthcare organisations through an architecture integrating the common data and business logic into a specific architectural layer (i.e. the middleware), distinct from individual applications and accessible throughout the whole information system through services.

BS EN 12967-2:2007 specifies the fundamental characteristics of the information model to be implemented by a specific architectural layer (i.e. the middleware) of the information system to provide a comprehensive and integrated storage of the common enterprise data and to support the fundamental business processes of the healthcare organisation, as defined in BS EN 12967-1:2007 Health informatics. Service architecture. Enterprise viewpoint.

BS EN 12967-2:2007 is specified without any explicit or implicit assumption on the physical technologies, tools or solutions to be adopted for its physical implementation in the various target scenarios. The specification is nevertheless formal, complete and non-ambiguous enough to allow implementers to derive an efficient design of the system in the specific technological environment that will be selected for the physical implementation.

BS EN 12967-2:2007 does not aim at representing a fixed, complete, specification of all possible data that may be necessary for any requirement of any healthcare enterprise. It specifies only a set of characteristics – in terms of overall organisation and individual information objects - identified as fundamental and common to all healthcare organisations, and that shall be satisfied by the information model implemented by the middleware.

Preserving the consistency with the provisions of this standard, physical implementations shall allow extensions to the standard information model in order to support additional and local requirements. Extensions shall include both the definition of additional attributes in the objects of the standard model, and the implementation of entirely new objects.


Standard NumberBS EN 12967-2:2007
TitleHealth informatics. Service architecture. Information viewpoint
StatusSuperseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date30 November 2007
Withdrawn Date30 April 2011
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)ITU-T X.906, ISO/IEC 19793, EN 13940-1, EN 14822-2:2005, EN 14822-3:2005, CEN/TS 14796:2004, EN 13606-1:2007, EN 13606-4:2007, ISO/IEC 15414, ISO/IEC 19793, EN ISO 9000:2005, ISO 9000:2005, ISO/IEC 11404:1996, ISO/IEC 10746-1:1998, ISO/IEC 10746-2:1996, ISO/IEC 10746-3:1996, ISO/IEC 10746-4:1998
Replaced ByBS EN ISO 12967-2:2011
ReplacesDD ENV 12967-1:1998
International RelationshipsEN 12967-2:2007
Draft Superseded By06/30146760 DC
DescriptorsHealth services, Computer applications, Medical sciences, Data processing, Information exchange, Information systems, Data transmission, Classification systems, Data representation, Data organization, Compatibility, Information, Data
Title in FrenchInformatique de la santé. Architecture de service. Point de vue informationnel
Title in GermanMedizinische Informatik. Servicearchitektur. Informationssich
ISBN978 0 580 56615 8
File Size722.4 KB

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