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U.S. TAG for ISO/TC 215, Health
Informatics, & SC 1, Genomics Informatics

Objectives & Scope

The primary goal of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) 215 and Subcommittee (SC) 1 is to enhance the global competitiveness of U.S. business and the American quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and ensuring their integrity. The U.S. TAG represents national interests on health information technology (HIT) and health informatics standards at ISO.

ANSI administers the U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 215 and its Subcommittee (SC) 1 to coordinate national standards activities for existing and emerging health sectors. The U.S. TAG is guided by the ANSI cardinal principles of consensus, due process, and openness.

The scope of ISO/TC 215, and consequently of the U.S. TAG, is standardization in the field of health informatics, to facilitate capture, interchange, and use of health-related data, information, and knowledge to support and enable all aspects of the health system.

For more information, read ISO's articles on "The Anatomy of Healthcare" and "Revised IDMP Standards to Improve Description of Medicinal Products Worldwide."

Structure

The U.S. TAG mirrors the structure of ISO/TC 215 in that the U.S. TAG develops consensus positions on all technical matters of each of the international Subcommittees (SCs), Working Groups (WGs), Joint Working Groups (JWGs), and numerous Task Forces (TFs).

An organization chart showing the structure of ISO TC 215 on Health Informatics.

Membership

There are many benefits to U.S. TAG membership, which is open to all interested U.S. stakeholders. Organizations interested in becoming a U.S. TAG member to ISO/TC 215 should send a completed TC 215 TAG member application to isotc215@ansi.org.

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Staff Contacts

Michael Glickman

ISO TC 215 Chairman
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Rachel Hawthorne

ISO TC 215 Committee Manager
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Kristen Califra

U.S. TAG Administrator to ISO TC 215
ANSI

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