Standardisation of electronic data

  1. Standardisation forms the foundation for accurate and efficient communication of electronic data
  2. Benefits of standardisation:
    • Reduce cost of technical integration by allowing systems to interface in a uniform way and relieving system developers from building separate interfaces
    • Ensure information is interpreted by all users with the same understanding
    • Support reuse of data
    • Improve efficiency of healthcare services by reducing duplicate tests
    • Avoid errors by reducing miscommunication and reducing data transcription and duplication