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Health Informatics

Recommended resources for Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Master of Science in Health Informatics students and faculty

What is a standard?

A standard is "a recognized unit of comparison by which the correctness of others can be determined." 

(ANSI Course "Why Standards Matter")

Who produces them?

Scientific and  Professional Organizations such as the ASTM, ASME, IEEE, trade organizations, and governments create and produce standards. Standards are produced nationally and internationally. In the United States, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) coordinates many standards producing organizations. ANSI is also the sole US representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).