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    ASTM E2538-06(2011)

    Standard Practice for Defining and Implementing Pharmacotherapy Information Services within the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Environment and Networked Architectures (Withdrawn 2020)

    Withdrawn Standard: ASTM E2538-06(2011) | Developed by Subcommittee: E31.25


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    Withdrawn Rationale:

    This practice applies to the process of defining and documenting the capabilities, logical data sources, and pathways of data exchange regarding pharmacotherapy information services within a given network architecture serving a set of healthcare constituents.

    Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee E31 on Healthcare Informatics, this practice was withdrawn in January 2020 in accordance with section 10.6.3 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by the end of the eighth year since the last approval date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice applies to the process of defining and documenting the capabilities, logical data sources, and pathways of data exchange regarding pharmacotherapy information services within a given network architecture serving a set of healthcare constituents.

    1.2 This practice is not a technical implementation standard but, rather, describes how the implementation methods and techniques can be used to coordinate pharmacotherapy services logically within an electronic health record (EHR) systems environment involving participating organizations and sites connected by a networked communication system.

    1.3 This practice covers the content of the nodes and arcs of the resulting logical network involving EHR, pharmacy, and clinical laboratory-capable sites. This practice also considers the various purposes and organizational arrangements for coordinating pharmacotherapy services within the network boundaries and the considerations for connections among external networks.

    1.4 This practice refers to other standards for conventions within various data domains, such as pharmacy systems, clinical laboratory information management systems (CLIMS), and EHR systems, and for messaging conventions.

    1.5 This practice is intended to outline how integration of pharmacy, CLIMS, and EHR information systems can be undertaken to result in a transparent pharmacotherapy clinical decision support environment, regardless of the underlying implementation architecture, by describing the logical interoperability of information domains as facilitated by information and communications technology (ICT).

    1.6 This practice is directed at pharmacists, clinical pharmacologists, clinical laboratorians, information system managers, and information systems vendors for use in planning and implementing coordinated pharmacotherapy services through effective dialog.

    1.7 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.

    ASTM Standards

    E1239 Practice for Description of Reservation/Registration-Admission, Discharge, Transfer (R-ADT) Systems for Electronic Health Record (EHR) Systems

    E1340 Guide for Rapid Prototyping of Information Systems

    E1384 Practice for Content and Structure of the Electronic Health Record

    E1578 Guide for Laboratory Informatics

    E1633 Specification for Coded Values Used in the Electronic Health Record

    E1714 Guide for Properties of a Universal Healthcare Identifier (UHID)

    E1715 Practice for An Object-Oriented Model for Registration, Admitting, Discharge, and Transfer (RADT) Functions in Computer-Based Patient Record Systems

    E1744 Practice for View of Emergency Medical Care in the Electronic Health Record

    E1762 Guide for Electronic Authentication of Health Care Information

    E1869 Guide for Confidentiality, Privacy, Access, and Data Security Principles for Health Information Including Electronic Health Records

    E1985 Guide for User Authentication and Authorization

    E1986 Guide for Information Access Privileges to Health Information

    E1987 Guide for Individual Rights Regarding Health Information

    E1988 Guide for Training of Persons who have Access to Health Information

    E2017 Guide for Amendments to Health Information

    E2066 Guide for Validation of Laboratory Information Management Systems

    E2084 Specification for Authentication of Healthcare Information Using Digital Signatures

    E2085 Guide on Security Framework for Healthcare Information

    E2086 Guide for Internet and Intranet Healthcare Security

    E2145 Practice for Information Modeling

    E2147 Specification for Audit and Disclosure Logs for Use in Health Information Systems

    E2171 Practice for Rating-Scale Measures Relevant to the Electronic Health Record

    E2457 Terminology for Healthcare Informatics

    E2473 Practice for the Occupational/Environmental Health View of the Electronic Health Record

    P110 Proposed Guide to Assist in the Defining, Procuring, Installing, and Implementing of a Computerized Hospital Pharmacy System Withdrawn 1988.


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    DOI: 10.1520/E2538-06R11

    Citation Format

    ASTM E2538-06(2011), Standard Practice for Defining and Implementing Pharmacotherapy Information Services within the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Environment and Networked Architectures (Withdrawn 2020), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.org

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