New HL7 Standard for EHRs and Clinical Research

| November 9, 2009

Health Data Management reports standards development organization Health Level Seven has published an electronic health record standard for clinical research.

The Electronic Health Record System Functional Requirements Standard for Clinical Research identifies functionality requirements for using EHR data in regulated clinical research and offers a roadmap for integrating information to support patient care and clinical research processes (Goedert, Health Data Management, 11/5).

(Monegain, Healthcare IT News, 11/6) reportes the new standard could serve as a resource for the Certification Commission for Health IT as it develops new clinical research certification criteria for EHR systems

The American National Standards Institute has approved the standard.

Category: Science, Standards and Guidelines

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