eHEALTH

eHealth includes the application of ICT (information and communications technologies) across the whole range of functions that affect the health sector.
 
eHealth systems include tools for health authorities and professionals, from national to international, from the doctor to the hospital manager, nurses, data processing specialists, social security administrators and - of course - the patients, as well as personalized health systems for individuals and community.

Examples include health information networks, electronic health records, telemedicine services, personal wearable and portable communicable systems including those for medical implants, health portals, and many other ICT-based tools assisting disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, health monitoring and lifestyle management (this description is based on text at the Europe's Information Society eHealth portal).

One of the major problems identified in healthcare services is the lack of ICT standards especially for interoperability related to the eHealth area. ETSI is addressing this issue.

ETSI Project eHealth co-ordinates ETSI's activities in the Information Communication Technology (ICT).

Vital aspects to be considered by EP eHealth are:

  • Security of systems and data
  • Quality of services
  • Interoperability and validation by testing
  • Usability

Our EP eHealth has primary responsibility:

  • to collect and define the Health ICT related requirements from relevant stakeholders and to input the requirements to the concerned ETSI Technical Bodies
  • to identify gaps, where existing ETSI standards do not fulfil the Health ICT requirements, and suggest further standardization activities to fill those gaps
  • to develop Health ICT related deliverables in all areas not covered by existing system specific and horizontal Technical Bodies or other SDOs
  • to ensure the co-ordination of Health ICT related activities with the relevant ETSI Technical Bodies in order to avoid duplication of effort and deliverables
  • to ensure that activities within EP eHealth are co-ordinated with other European and International Standards making bodies to avoid duplication of effort and deliverables
  • to co-ordinate ETSI positions on Health ICT related issues and represent ETSI externally

EP eHealth is working on a number of issues carried out in the scope of a wider collaboration between the three European Standards Organisations, CEN, CENELEC and ETSI.

The following is a list of the latest published ETSI standards on ehealth.

A full list of related standards in the public domain is accessible via the ETSI standards search. Via this interface you can also subscribe for alerts on updates of ETSI standards.

For work in progress see the ETSI Work Programme on the Portal.

Standard No. Standard title.
EN 303 520 Short Range Devices (SRD); Ultra Low Power (ULP) wireless medical capsule endoscopy devices operating in the band 430 MHz to 440 MHz; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum
EN 302 536 Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment operating in the frequency range 315 kHz to 600 kHz for Ultra Low Power Animal Implantable Devices (ULP-AID) and associated peripherals; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU
EN 300 224 Land Mobile Service; Radio Equipment for use in a Paging Service operating within the frequency range 25 MHz - 470 MHz; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU
EN 302 510-2 Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Radio equipment in the frequency range 30 MHz to 37,5 MHz for Ultra Low Power Active Medical Membrane Implants and Accessories; Part 2: Harmonized EN covering essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive
EN 302 536-2 Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment in the frequency range 315 kHz to 600 kHz; Part 2: Harmonized EN covering essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive
EN 301 559 Short Range Devices (SRD); Low Power Active Medical Implants (LP-AMI) and associated Peripherals (LP-AMI-P) operating in the frequency range 2 483,5 MHz to 2 500 MHz; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU
EN 302 537 Ultra Low Power Medical Data Service (MEDS) Systems operating in the frequency range 401 MHz to 402 MHz and 405 MHz to 406 MHz; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU
EN 302 510 Short Range Devices (SRD); Ultra Low Power Active Medical Membrane Implants (ULP-AMI-M) and Peripherals (ULP-AMI-M-P) operating in the frequency range 30 MHz to 37,5 MHz; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU
EN 302 195 Short Range Devices (SRD); Ultra Low Power Active Medical Implants (ULP-AMI) and accessories (ULP-AMI-P) operating in the frequency range 9 kHz to 315 kHz Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU
EN 303 203 Short Range Devices (SRD); Medical Body Area Network Systems (MBANSs) operating in the 2 483,5 MHz to 2 500 MHz range; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU
EN 301 839 Ultra Low Power Active Medical Implants (ULP-AMI) and associated Peripherals (ULP-AMI-P) operating in the frequency range 402 MHz to 405 MHz; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU
EN 303 203-1 Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Medical Body Area Network Systems (MBANSs) operating in the 2 483,5 MHz to 2 500 MHz range; Part 1: Technical characteristics and test methods
TR 103 069 Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); System Reference Document (SRDoc); Short Range Devices; Low Power Cochlear Implant Systems (LP-CIS) operating in the band 2 483,5 MHz - 2 500 MHz
EN 301 559-1 Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Low Power Active Medical Implants (LP-AMI) operating in the frequency range 2 483,5 MHz to 2 500 MHz; Part 1: Technical characteristics and test methods
TR 101 557 Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); System Reference document (SRdoc); Medical Body Area Network Systems (MBANSs) in the 1 785 MHz to 2 500 MHz range
EN 301 839-1 Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Ultra Low Power Active Medical Implants (ULP-AMI) and Peripherals (ULP-AMI-P) operating in the frequency range 402 MHz to 405 MHz; Part 1: Technical characteristics and test methods
TR 102 764 eHEALTH; Architecture; Analysis of user service models, technologies and applications supporting eHealth
EN 302 537-1 Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Ultra Low Power Medical Data Service Systems operating in the frequency range 401 MHz to 402 MHz and 405 MHz to 406 MHz; Part 1: Technical characteristics and test methods
EN 302 536-1 Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment in the frequency range 315 kHz to 600 kHz; Part 1: Technical characteristics and test methods
EN 302 510-1 Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Radio equipment in the frequency range 30 MHz to 37,5 MHz for Ultra Low Power Active Medical Membrane Implants and Accessories; Part 1: Technical characteristics and test methods