Recommendations for a globally competitive Europe
Micaela Monteiro, MD, Consultant in Internal Medicine; Emergency Physician
Robert Vander Stichele, MD, PhD, General Practitioner, clinical pharmacologist, RAMIT
Dipak Kalra, President, EuroRec
Catherine Chronaki, Giorgio Cangioli, HL7 Foundation
Stephen Kay, CEN TC 251
+ other eStandards WP5 colleagues
How can competing or overlapping (versions of) standards be compared?
What aspects should be considered to choose between them? One thing that is often overlooked is the realization that standards as such cannot be compared without looking at the context. Their value depends on the use case they serve, on the health domain, costs, governance, practical usefulness, dependency on other standards and many other factors.
So, instead of comparing the standards themselves, we can compare different realization scenarios that use the same use case as their basis - each realization scenario describes the implementation of the same use case, but using a different set of standards (or standard versions).
Comparing different realization scenarios can be done in a more or less objective manner by using this template for a scoring list that takes into account the most relevant aspects for their comparison.
Further explanation on the template is provided in eStandards Deliverable D4.2 "Interoperability Guideline for eHealth Deployment Projects".
Boriana Rukanova, Problem Identifcation in Standard Implmentation Projects: Towards a system of concepts and a method for early problem identification in standard implementation projects. PhD Thesis, University of Twente