Health Information Standards
The study of health information standards being deployed and used in Canada and elsewhere. The standards to be examined include data, messaging and terminology standards such as meta-data schemas, HL7v2.X, HL7v3, HL7-CDA, CCR, CCD, DICOM, ICD10, LOINC, SNOMED CT, archetypes and nursing terminologies. Topics include: the nature of standards, their historical evolution and lifecycles for standards from development and distribution to maintenance. Emphasis will be on both the strategic relevence of and practical skills in working with standards.