About Standards

To develop standardized terms for neurocritical care we need to understand the process. We have provided a listing of the major standards organizations that deal with medical terminology and links to their sites (see Reference Standards). Each focuses on a different area of medicine, for example, LOINC has a focus on laboratory data and defining clinical procedures, while IEEE focuses on medical device measurement terminology. Though the consensus process is similar between organizations, their naming and term organizations are different. We are developing contacts with relevant organization.

An immediate goal is to develop the process we will use to define terms in neurocritical care so that our work can be leveraged by any standards organization.