Standards for Digital Health

Karima Bourquard, Franck Le Gall, Philippe Cousin, Standards for Digital Health, Chapter in “Requirements Engineering for Digital Health and Care”, Springer, 2015, ISBN 978-3-319-09798-5, November 2014

The complexity increase of healthcare processes together with a wider adoption of ehealth systems imposes stingent consideration of interoperability across deployed services. Adressing this, standard organizations are proposing standards, sometime enforced through regulation, to develop interoperable eHealth services. Facing an increasingly important number of standards, industrial associations are building application-specific interoperability profiles identifying subset of standards relevant for the targeted applications. This chapter proposes an approach for eHealth service developers to efficiently capture interoperability requirements unsing these profiles and illustrate it through its application to a transnational project.