Health Informatics Standards in New ASTM Database

Health Informatics Standards in New ASTM Database
Tim Siftar
December 9, 2015

As you may have already heard, Drexel Libraries recently subscribed to the ASTM Compass database, which features ASTM standards as well as eight journals and proceedings they publish from symposia they hold across many engineering related discipline.

Reviewing the ASTM holdings for content related to the College of Computing and Informatics, the area of health informatics serves as a good example of the content you may expect to find in other specialized disciplines. Another good example is "computer forensics" with ample results. General search terms such as "database" "taxonomy" or "terminology" return hundreds and thousands of results.  I offer the following health informatics titles of standards available full text in this new database as a way of sharing an idea of what you can expect to find in other areas. Enjoy!

  • ASTM E1578-13 Standard Guide for Laboratory Informatics  Active Standard(Latest Version)
  • ASTM E2457-07(2013) Standard Terminology for Healthcare Informatics Active Standard(Latest Version)
  • ASTM E2538-06(2011) Standard Practice for Defining and Implementing Pharmacotherapy Information Services within the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Environment and Networked Architectures
  • ASTM E2522-07(2013) Standard Guide for Quality Indicators for Health Classifications
  • ASTM E2210-12 Standard Specification for Guideline Elements Model version 3 (GEM III)—Document Model for Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • ASTM E2147-01(2013) Standard Specification for Audit and Disclosure Logs for Use in Health Information Systems
  • ASTM F1652-95(2007) Standard Guide for Providing Essential Data Needed in Advance for Prehospital Emergency Medical Services  Active Standard(Latest Version)
  • ASTM E2344-04(2011) Standard Guide for Data Capture through the Dictation Process 
  • ASTM E2364-04(2010) Standard Guide to Speech Recognition Technology Products in Health Care
  • ASTM E2017-99(2010) Standard Guide for Amendments to Health Information
  • ASTM E2473-05(2011) Standard Practice for the Occupational/Environmental Health View of the Electronic Health Record 
  • ASTM E2553-07(2013) Standard Guide for Implementation of a Voluntary Universal Healthcare Identification System
  • ASTM E1633-08A(2013)e1 Standard Specification for Coded Values Used in the Electronic Health Record
  • ASTM E1714-07(2013) Standard Guide for Properties of a Universal Healthcare Identifier (UHID)
  • ASTM E2436-05(2010) Standard Specification for the Representation of Human Characteristics Data in Healthcare Information Systems
  • ASTM E1869-04(2014) Standard Guide for Confidentiality, Privacy, Access, and Data Security Principles for Health Information Including Electronic Health Records
  • ASTM E1715-01(2013) Standard Practice for An Object-Oriented Model for Registration, Admitting, Discharge, and Transfer (RADT) Functions in Computer-Based Patient Record Systems