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Developments in health informatics within the standards associations of Australia and New Zealand.
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PMID:  10163819     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Activities to support the development and adoption of Standards in health informatics are now well started. The Standards Association of Australia formed a committee (IT/14) on Medical Informatics which met for the first time in February 1991: early in 1992 it changed its name to reflect a broader concern with "Health Informatics" rather than the rather narrower interpretation that many had chosen to place on the term "Medical Informatics". The Standards Association of New Zealand held the inaugural meeting of persons interested in constituting committee SC606 on Health Informatics in August of this year. A growing program of active collaboration between Australia and New Zealand was formalised in July of this year, whereby standards will for the most part be jointly developed and adopted regionally, and whereby the separate committees will be merged wherever practicable to form a single head Joint Technical Committee (JTC) for each domain of involvement. The focus in Australia and New Zealand is at present very much on the need for standards to implement national health information networks. The progressive definition of network standards is prompting increased interest in the standards implemented within the systems and installations that must connect to the networks. The initial implementation of a national health information system in New Zealand is scheduled for 1st July 1993: detailed plans for an Australian health communications network are well advanced although no date for its implementation has been proposed. This paper outlines the general structure of the standards committees in the Antipodes, and of their various sub-committees. It will also outline broad terms of reference of these groups, and the major areas of current interests, activity and developments.
R Neame
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Studies in health technology and informatics     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0926-9630     ISO Abbreviation:  Stud Health Technol Inform     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-29     Completed Date:  1997-01-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9214582     Medline TA:  Stud Health Technol Inform     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  25-31     Citation Subset:  T    
Joint Technical Committee for Health Informatics [JTC IT/14].
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MeSH Terms
Computer Communication Networks / standards
Health Plan Implementation
Medical Informatics / standards*
Medical Informatics Applications
New Zealand

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