EVS-EN ISO 13940:2016

Health informatics - System of concepts to support continuity of care (ISO 13940:2015)

General information
Valid from 02.03.2016
Base Documents
ISO 13940:2015; EN ISO 13940:2016
Directives or regulations

Standard history

This International standard defines a system of concepts for different aspects of the provision of
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.
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