CEN/TC251/WGII - Technology and Applications in Health Informatics

WGII is the second of the two working groups of CEN/TC251 Health informatics. CEN/TC251 informs about its activities through official standardisation channels, i.e. national standardisation bodies and through the web pages of the e-Health Interop project.

Scope of WGII

WG II is concerned with standards and specifications in the field of Health Information and Communications Technology (Health ICT), including safety and security aspects, to achieve compatibility and interoperability between independent systems. The scope includes, but is not limited to, standardization of:
WGII co-operates with ISO/TC215/WG2 (Systems and Device Interoperability), ISO/TC215/JWG7 (Safe, effective and secure health software and health IT systems, including those incorporating medical devices) and IEEE 11073 which operate in the same areas as WGII.


The documents of the working group are stored in the CEN/TC251 Livelink server. Access to the server is permitted to the members of the national mirror groups of CEN/TC251 member countries. The national mirror groups can be joined through the national standardisation bodies of each country within Europe. In Finland the national body is SFS.

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Latest update 10.06.2016 by Alpo Värri