BS EN ISO 13606-5:2019 - Health informatics. Electronic health record communication. Interface specification

BS EN ISO 13606-5:2019

Health informatics. Electronic health record communication. Interface specification

Status : Current   Published : July 2019



This document specifies the information architecture required for interoperable communications between systems and services that need or provide EHR data. This document is not intended to specify the internal architecture or database design of such systems.

The subject of the record or record extract to be communicated is an individual person, and the scope of the communication is predominantly with respect to that person’s care.

Uses of healthcare records for other purposes such as administration, management, research and epidemiology, which require aggregations of individual people’s records, are not the focus of this document but such secondary uses could also find the document useful.

This document defines a set of interfaces to request and provide:

  • an EHR_EXTRACT for a given subject of care as defined in ISO 13606-1;

  • one or more ARCHETYPE(s) as defined in ISO 13606-2;

  • an EHR_AUDIT_LOG_EXTRACT for a given subject of care as defined in ISO 13606-4.

This document defines the set of interactions to request each of these artefacts, and to provide the data to the requesting party or to decline the request. An interface to query an EHR or populations of EHRs, for example for clinical audit or research, are beyond its scope, although provision is made for certain selection criteria to be specified when requesting an EHR_EXTRACT which might also serve for population queries.

This document defines the Computational Viewpoint for each interface, without specifying or restricting particular engineering approaches to implementing these as messages or as service interfaces.

This document effectively defines the payload to be communicated at each interface. It does not specify the particular information that different transport protocols will additionally require, nor the security or authentication procedures that might be agreed between the communicating parties or required by different jurisdictions.

Standard NumberBS EN ISO 13606-5:2019
TitleHealth informatics. Electronic health record communication. Interface specification
Publication Date18 July 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 13606-2, ISO 13606-4, ISO TS 14265, ISO 13606-1
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 12967, ISO 22600, ISO 18308
ReplacesBS EN ISO 13606-5:2010
International RelationshipsEN ISO 13606-5:2019,ISO 13606-5:2019
Draft Superseded By17/30278110 DC
DescriptorsData representation, Personal health, Information exchange, Community health services
Title in FrenchInformatique de santé. Communication du dossier de santé informatisé Spécification d'interfaces
Title in GermanMedizinische Informatik. Kommunikation von Patientendaten in elektronischer Form Interface Spezifikation
ISBN978 0 580 81953 7
File Size1.287 MB

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