The making and adoption of health data standards.

  title={The making and adoption of health data standards.},
  author={W. E. Hammond},
  journal={Health affairs},
  volume={24 5},
Health data standards are key to the U.S. quest to create an aggregated, patient-centric electronic health record; to build regional health information networks; to interchange data among independent sites involved in a person's care; to create a population database for health surveillance and for bioterrorism defense; and to create a personal health record. This paper discusses why health data standards are required, the process of creating those standards, the groups creating those standards… CONTINUE READING