Health data such as blood pressure, lung function and laboratory results are often saved in the computers of different care-givers. To make these data accessible for a personal health environment and to make regular exchange possible, information standards are needed. To this end, MedMij has a set of information standards.
What are information standards?
Information standards describe the type of information that can be recorded and how. By using the information standards, health data are recorded in information systems in the information system with the same quality requirements that can be requested, shared, exchanged and transferred. This ensures that the systems exchange data in the same manner. If the exchange is not standardised, there is a tangle of information in different ‘languages’.
What does MedMij do with the information standards?
In cooperation with market entities, such as suppliers of personal health environments (PHEs), health care information systems, apps and representatives of patients, standards are designed that meet the MedMij regulations. In doing this, MedMij uses as many existing standards as possible. MedMij’s specifications are added to the information standards so that information can also be exchanged with PHEs. These specifications are based on HL7 FHIR (FHIR is pronounced as ‘fire’), and are translated into FHIR profiles to technical requirements for healthcare information systems. Architects, information analysts and developers of personal health environments, information systems for care providers and apps use these profiles.
As soon as the Standards are approved, they will be included in the MedMij Framework.
Set of Standards
The set of MedMij Standards are continuously being expanded. The Standards, including information about the content and referrals to specific functional design and technical specifications, are available on the MedMij wiki.