International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

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ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, is an independent, non-governmental organization, the members of which are the standards organizations of the 163 member countries. It is the world's largest developer of voluntary international standards and facilitates world trade by providing common standards between nations. Over twenty thousand standards have been set covering everything from manufactured products and technology to food safety, agriculture and healthcare.

The Government of India has created a statutory organization as the national standards body which was named as the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), with adequate autonomy as well as flexibility in its operations to achieve harmonious development of the activities of standardization, certification marking and connected matters. BIS is a founder member of International Organisation for Standardization (ISO).

Following are the ISO standards notified in the EHR Standards for India 2016 by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India -

ISO 18308:2011 Health Informatics - Requirements for an Electronic Health Record Architecture

ISO 13606 Health informatics - Electronic Health Record Communication

ISO/TS 14441:2013 Health Informatics - Security & Privacy Requirements of EHR Systems for Use in Conformity Assessment