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."