ISO Releases Archival Standards

Mar 23, 2010


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Two documents from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) aim to provide internationally harmonized guidelines for archiving patient information. "Health informatics-Security requirements for archiving of electronic health records-Principles" and "Health informatics-Security requirements for archiving of electronic health records-Guidelines" discuss records maintenance, retention, disclosure, and eventual destruction.

In electronic medical archives, data must be stored for the life of the patient and is subject to legal, ethical, and privacy concerns.

(www.iso.org)