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Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee E31 Healthcare Informatics, this specification was withdrawn in March 2017. This standard is being withdrawn without replacement due to its limited use by industry.
1.1 This document presents a standardized representation for the content and structure of human characteristics data for use in healthcare information systems.
1.2 This specification may be extended to apply to characteristics of non-human living things, such as in data systems supporting veterinary medicine.
1.3 The following provisions are within the scope of this specification:
1.3.1 Logical representation of human characteristics data for individuals and populations.
1.3.2 Physical representation of human characteristics at the data tier of healthcare information systems.
1.4 The following provisions are outside the scope of this specification:
1.4.1 The standardization of policy or regulation concerning the employment of human characteristics data described in this specification.
1.4.2 The establishment or standardization of legal constraints over the use of human characteristics in conjunction with healthcare clinical or business processes.
1.4.3 Addressing or standardizing personal privacy, medicolegal, and system security provisions associated with documenting human characteristics or storing human characteristics data.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E1384 Practice for Content and Structure of the Electronic Health Record (EHR)
E1633 Specification for Coded Values Used in the Electronic Health Record
E2145 Practice for Information Modeling
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ASTM E2436-05(2010), Standard Specification for the Representation of Human Characteristics Data in Healthcare Information Systems (Withdrawn 2017), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.orgBack to Top