The Standards Standard

Since its development in 2009, the AMIA Standards Standard enabled members of the global health informatics community to read about the importance of health information interoperability, the contribution of health informatics standards, the contributions of key standards development organizations, and the challenges of developing good standards that work well together.  In 2013, the editors assessed the methods AMIA used to disseminate this information through a detailed survey.

Although a few people expressed interest in having factual information and updates from the standards development bodies compiled and published on the website, the overwhelming survey feedback suggests they would rather learn from implementation experience and to obtain guidance on how to achieve successful interoperability.

In response to this, we are discontinuing published issues of the Standards Standard and will seek to find other ways to serve members and their interest in interoperability, standards, and more generally how to join up clinical information between care providers. AMIA will continue to maintain the past archives here on its website. If you have ideas or questions, please feel free to reach out Dipak Kalra, Editor-in-Chief or Don Detmer, Associate Editor.

Standards Development Organization


AMIA is a supporter of The International Year of Statistics (Statistics2013)

The International Year of Statistics ("Statistics2013")  is a worldwide celebration and recognition of the contributions of statistical science. Through the combined energies of organizations worldwide, Statistics2013 will promote the importance of Statistics to the broader scientific community, business and government data users, the media, policy makers, employers, students, and the general public.

More information on The International Year of Statistics website.