HINF 535

Health Information Standards

Units: 1.5

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.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of HINF 535, HINF 591 (if taken in the same topic).

Graduate course in the Health Information Science program offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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