A library of semantic components to improve interoperability
The Interoperability Framework (CI-SIS in French) is a reference document based on international norms and standards, as well as consultations with health professionals, regarding the sharing of health data. It takes into account the specific types of usage in the health sector and offers a stable framework for exchanging data.
Health and social care Information Systems need to be compatible with each other to facilitate cooperation between professionals, and inform medical decisions relating to a patient’s care pathway.
The CI-SIS draws on mature and stable international standards. It has been developed in collaboration with health and social care professionals as well as information service providers. Implementing the CI-SIS guidelines ensures that the health sector enjoys long-term benefits from its investments.
The CI-SIS encompasses:
There are two sections of syntax specifications (structure and data format) and semantics (value sets and reference terminologies).
The reference documents contained within the Interoperability Framework for Health Information Systems cover three sectors in which data is processed: healthcare, service, transfer.
The Interoperability Framework is made out of information regarding: