Learn about Information Standards
What is an information standard?
An information standard is defined in the Health and Social Care Act 2012 as:
a document containing standards that relate to the processing of information. These may include technical standards, data standards or information governance standards. Technical standards could relate to the specification of systems and may, for example, include messaging, system interoperability or security requirements. Data standards include defining the structure and type of information to be recorded, for example how to record dates of birth or a clinical condition. Information governance standards could relate to policies, procedures or guidelines on information processing.
More information about standards is provided by the Standardisation Committee for Care Information (SCCI) which provides assurance about the quality of information standards. SCCI is hosted by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).