Health informatics - Categorial structure for terminological systems of human anatomy (ISO 16278:2016)
This International Standard defines the characteristics required to synthetically describe the organization and content of human anatomy within a terminological system. It is intended primarily for use with computer-based applications such as clinical electronic health records, decision support and for various bio-medical research purposes.
This International Standard will serve to
— facilitate the construction of new terminological systems in a regular form which will increase their coherence and expressiveness,
— facilitate maintenance of human anatomy within terminological systems,
— increase consistency and coherence of existing terminological system,
— allow systematic cross-references between items of human anatomy in different types of terminological systems,
— facilitate convergence among human anatomy within terminological systems,
— make explicit the overlap for human anatomy between different health care domains terminological systems,
— provide elements for negotiation about integration of different terminological systems into information systems between the respective developers, and
— enable the systematic evaluation of human anatomy within terminological systems.
The International Standard itself is not suitable or intended for use by, individual clinicians or hospital administrators.