Overview on Security Standards for Healthcare Information Systems

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2002;69:13-21; discussion 229-37.


The intense need for Healthcare information exchange has revealed a lack of interoperability of systems and applications. Security controls, usually based on proprietary methods and techniques, aggravate the current situation. However, timely development of HIS security standards may improve the interoperability and enable the integration of systems. This chapter provides an overview of the standardisation work that is being done by official standardisation organisations in Europe and world-wide.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Computer Security / standards*
  • Computer User Training / standards
  • Confidentiality / standards
  • European Union
  • Guidelines as Topic / standards
  • Information Systems / standards*
  • International Agencies / standards
  • Systems Integration