The crucial roles of standards and strategy in developing a regional health information network.
Contemporary medical practice increasingly involves the use of inter-professional teams and complex care protocols.
Increasing emphasis on value for money, medical audit, quality assurance and optimal outcomes requires that the practitioner has ready access to large amounts of up-to-date information, and that various abstracts and summaries of cases are made available quickly to providers, purchaser/funders, statisticians and researchers, and others.
Rapid movements of large quantities of information is vital for the future success of health care : development of health information networks are vital strategic goals.
In 1991 New Zealand initiated a widespread process of health services reform, whose success depended upon better availability and faster movements of information.
The first phase of a national network to support these needs was successfully implemented in mid 1993 : this provided for a point of connection for all individuals and organisations involved in the health sector, using commercial networking services.
Fundamental to this development has been the adoption adaptation and development of appropriate standards and specifications for interconnection profiles, communications protocols, message formats, privacy and security requirements classification and coding systems and data element definitions.
These have been selected to provide the maximum utility whilst imposing the minimum of constraints on the diversity of end user systems.
Mots-clés Pascal : Planification, Nouvelle Zélande, Océanie, Réseau information, Informatique biomédicale, Service utilisateur
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Planning, New Zealand, Oceania, Information network, Biomedical data processing, User service
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0057115
Code Inist : 002B28D. Création : 199608.