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ANSI Healthcare Informatics Standards Board Seeks Input Through Survey

New York , May 29, 2003

The ANSI Healthcare Informatics Standards Board (HISB) is introducing its first-ever survey for the healthcare informatics community to collect information on the industry’s current state-of-affairs. As a neutral, open forum for the facilitation and coordination of standards to benefit the healthcare informatics industry, the ANSI HISB serves as a sounding board for the primary needs and concerns of the industry.

The healthcare information technology field is coming to terms with implementation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (commonly known as “HIPPA”), and providers and other healthcare stakeholders continue to face a dizzying array of clinical data standards. Among current challenges are finding how best to move toward adoption of uniform standards and vocabulary.

The survey comprises a short series of questions to provide a voice for the healthcare information technology community. Responses received will help to identify areas in which new or revised standards are needed, what areas are at risk for duplication or overlap of healthcare informatics standards, and what new subject areas or groups exist that might benefit from HISB coordination efforts.

Every completed survey response form will serve as an entry into a random drawing for an gift certificate valued at $200. The drawing will be held during the ANSI Annual Business Meeting on Wednesday, October 1, 2003. A summary of responses received will be on display during the 2003 World Standards Week events.

To participate, please follow the link below to reach the survey form. The deadline for submission of content is August 31, 2003.


For more information on the ANSI HISB, please contact Sally Seitz (

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