Health Informatics - Automatic identification and data capture marking and labelling - Subject of care and individual provider identification (ISO/TS 18530:2014)

This Technical Specification outlines the standards needed to identify and label the Subject of Care (SoC)
and the Individual Provider on objects such as wrist bands, identification tags or other objects, to enable
automatic data capture using data carriers in the care delivery process.
It provides for a unique SoC identification that may be used for other purposes, such as recording the
identity of the SoC in medical health records.
This Technical Specification serves as a reference for any organization which plans to implement or
improve Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) in their delivery of care process. It is to be
used in conjunction with the GS12) system of standards.
This Technical Specification describes good practices to reduce/avoid variation and workarounds which
challenge the efficiency of AIDC at the point of care and compromise patient safety.
This Technical Specification specifies how to manage identifiers in the AIDC process, and completes the
information found in ISO/TS 22220 and ISO/TS 27527.

Medizinische Informatik - Automatische Identifikation und Datenerfassungskennzeichnung und - beschriftung - Identifikation von Behandelten und individuellen Anbietern (ISO/TS 18530:2014)

Informatique de santé - Identification lisible par capture automatique et marquage - Identification des sujets de soins de santé et des professionnels de la santé (ISO/TS 18530:2014)

Zdravstvena informatika - Samodejna identifikacija ter zajem podatkov za označevanje in etiketiranje - Predmet varstva in posamezna identifikacija (ISO/TS 18530:2014)

Ta tehnična specifikacija opredeljuje standarde, potrebne za identifikacijo in etiketiranje predmeta varstva (SoC) in posameznega ponudnika pri predmetih, kot so zapestnice, identifikacijske oznake ali drugi predmeti, za samodejno zajemanje podatkov z nosilci podatkov v postopku zagotavljanja varstva.
Omogoča enolično identifikacijo predmetov varstva, ki se lahko uporabljajo za druge namene, npr. za beleženje identitete predmetov varstva v medicinskih zdravstvenih zapisih.
Ta tehnična specifikacija se uporablja kot referenca za katero koli organizacijo, ki načrtuje uvedbo ali izboljšavo postopka samodejnega razpoznavanja in zajemanja podatkov (AIDC) v okviru postopka zagotavljanja varstva. Standard je treba uporabljati v povezavi s sistemom standardov GS12).
Ta tehnična specifikacija opisuje dobre prakse za zmanjšanje/preprečevanje nadomestnih rešitev,
ki zmanjšujejo učinkovitost postopka samodejnega razpoznavanja in zajemanja podatkov pri varstvu ter ogrožajo varnost bolnikov.
Ta tehnična specifikacija določa način upravljanja identifikatorjev v postopku razpoznavanja in zajemanja podatkov ter dopolnjuje
informacije, navedene v standardih ISO/TS 22220 in ISO/TS 27527.

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Status
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Public Enquiry End Date
29-Sep-2015
Publication Date
28-Feb-2016
Withdrawal Date
17-Mar-2021
Technical Committee
Current Stage
9900 - Withdrawal (Adopted Project)
Start Date
18-Mar-2021
Due Date
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Health Informatics - Automatic identification and data capture marking and labelling -

Subject of care and individual provider identification (ISO/TS 18530:2014)
Medizinische Informatik - Automatische Identifikation und

Datenerfassungskennzeichnung und - beschriftung - Identifikation von Behandelten und

individuellen Anbietern (ISO/TS 18530:2014)

Informatique de santé - Identification lisible par capture automatique et marquage -

Identification des sujets de soins de santé et des professionnels de la santé (ISO/TS

18530:2014)
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: CEN ISO/TS 18530:2015
ICS:
35.240.80 Uporabniške rešitve IT v IT applications in health care
zdravstveni tehniki technology
SIST-TS CEN ISO/TS 18530:2016 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
SPÉCIFICATION TECHNIQUE
December 2015
TECHNISCHE SPEZIFIKATION
ICS 35.240.80
English Version
Health Informatics - Automatic identification and data
capture marking and labelling - Subject of care and
individual provider identification (ISO/TS 18530:2014)

Informatique de santé - Identification lisible par Medizinische Informatik - Automatische Identifikation

capture automatique et marquage - Identification des und Datenerfassungskennzeichnung und -beschriftung

sujets de soins de santé et des professionnels de la - Identifikation von Behandelten und individuellen

santé (ISO/TS 18530:2014) Anbietern (ISO/TS 18530:2014)

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European foreword

The text of ISO/TS 18530:2014 has been prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 215 “Health

informatics” of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and has been taken over as

CEN ISO/TS 18530:2015 by Technical Committee CEN/TC 251 “Health informatics” the secretariat of

which is held by NEN.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CEN [and/or CENELEC] shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent

rights.

According to the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organizations of the

following countries are bound to announce this Technical Specification: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria,

Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,

France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta,

Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,

Turkey and the United Kingdom.
Endorsement notice

The text of ISO/TS 18530:2014 has been approved by CEN as CEN ISO/TS 18530:2015 without any

modification.
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SPECIFICATION 18530
First edition
2014-04-01
Health Informatics — Automatic
identification and data capture
marking and labelling — Subject
of care and individual provider
identification
Informatique de santé — identification lisible par capture
automatique et marquage — identification des sujets de soins de
santé et des professionnels de la santé
Reference number
ISO/TS 18530:2014(E)
ISO 2014
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Contents Page

Foreword ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................iv

Introduction ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................v

1 Scope ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 1

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

3 Terms and definitions ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

4 Abbreviations........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4

5 GS1 specifications and ISO Standards ............................................................................................................................................ 4

6 Data structures and semantics .............................................................................................................................................................. 4

6.1 Application identifiers ...................................................................................................................................................................... 4

6.2 Global service relation number (GSRN) ............................................................................................................................ 4

6.3 Service relation instance number (SRIN) ........................................................................................................................ 5

7 SoC and Individual Provider identification as a recognized priority ............................................................5

7.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5

7.2 Supported processes .......................................................................................................................................................................... 6

8 Why globally unique identification? ................................................................................................................................................ 6

8.1 SoC identification and data processing .............................................................................................................................. 6

8.2 Implementation challenges .......................................................................................................................................................... 7

8.3 Symbol placement on identification bands .................................................................................................................... 7

8.4 Individual Provider identification .......................................................................................................................................... 8

Annex A (informative) Examples of use cases (UC) ............................................................................................................................... 9

Bibliography .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................56

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Foreword

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The committee responsible for this document is ISO/TC 215, Health informatics.
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Introduction

The delivery of healthcare relies heavily on the ability to uniquely and accurately identify people when

they attend for care, i.e. the Subject of Care (SoC), as well as, when they provide care, i.e. the Individual

Provider.

Health informatics, supporting healthcare delivery, requires a clear specification to identify the SoC

and the Individual Provider so that they are correctly associated with the health information contained

within a healthcare application. This has led to the need to capture and share information across

different systems and healthcare applications.

Data carriers, such as bar codes and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), commonly referred to

as Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC), have amplified the importance of defining the

identifier data structures for the SoC and Individual Provider to prevent ambiguity when information

is being captured. AIDC provides a wide spectrum of solutions, in particular, regarding optical carriers

(such as bar codes). Furthermore, the semantics of data carried is defined by a number of organizations

(also named “issuing agencies”), some of them having commercial activities, others nation-wide missions,

as well as, standard development organizations. This Technical Specification focuses on the use of the

GS1 System of Standards since a considerable majority of supplies in healthcare around the world are

identified in accordance to this multisectorial and global system of standards. Interoperability is easier

to secure once a single system of standards is used in the healthcare setting.

Interoperability, where information is shared and used by different information systems, requires

a common SoC and Individual Provider identification semantic to ensure that shared information is

consistent and unambiguous. The same SoC and Individual Provider are accurately identified, referenced

and cross-referenced in each system. Effective data capture systems and information sharing is the key

to improving the care of SoCs and delivery by Individual Providers in terms of compliance, accuracy and

integrity of the health data.

In hospitals, a SoC (as in-patient) usually experiences a large number of care instances. Examples of these

instances include: prescriptions and medication administration, laboratory testing of SoC bio-samples

and subsequent analysis and reporting. Each of these instances requires accurate reconciliation of the

instance and delivery to the SoC. Healthcare providers (i.e. organisations that deliver healthcare to the

SoC) have introduced AIDC technologies based bar codes to help capture the SoC’s identity, as well as,

identification of other related items such as biology samples, so that manual key entry can be replaced

by AIDC. In the complex hospital environment with many care instances, the need for uniqueness of

identifications is generally recognized, since this avoids identification conflicts, overlaps, uncertainty

and risks.

The use of AIDC in the context of chronic care reinforces the need for standards. The SoC in the chronic

care instance is not always in the same fixed location where a single technology is available. AIDC can

therefore be interoperable with a variety of technologies, solutions and devices. This will enable a

continuum of care.

As out-patients, SoCs may be self-medicating. A SoC undergoing treatment for chronic conditions, in

particular, should administer and record their medication according to a prescribed treatment plan.

This treatment plan can be very prescriptive, on an as-needed basis, or be preventive in nature to avoid

dangerous clinical outcomes.

There is also a need to manage and clinically monitor the treatment plan for the SoC for safety and stock

purposes. AIDC enables capture of the SoC’s identification, medication, administration event, recording

of relevant data about the medication administered and other data such as batch number, expiration

information and amount used. This should be done for in-patients as well as out-patients. This same data

capture can be used to efficiently manage and replenish stock.

1) GS1 is a registered trademark. Any trademark used in this document is information given for the convenience

of users and does not constitute an endorsement.
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Benefits from unique SoC Identification in AIDC can be documented from the following three examples:

— Patient, as well as, data can travel outside a provider’s environment: Following a devastating tornado

in Joplin, Missouri, USA, in 2011, 183 SoCs from St John’s Hospital had to be swiftly evacuated to

other regional hospitals. Under such “chaotic” conditions, a patient identifier that is truly unique

would prevent replacing identification bands immediately for every SoC admitted to a different

hospital.

— For regional referral laboratories, especially those performing blood bank testing: positively

identifying SoCs and linking them to previous records, is essential for patient safety. Two different

SoC with the same name, hospitalised at two different facilities using identical patient identification

numbering schemes (perhaps because they use the same IT system), could lead to serious errors.

— A provider uses two identifiers for the management of care processes: the “patient identification”

and the “case identification”. One provider organized the number banks for the two identifiers in

such a way, that data collision was excluded. After years of use of that solution, number banks started

overlapping without anyone noticing, until two SoCs were having the same numbers, one of “patient

identification”, the other for “care identification”. A mismatch with serious incident occurred.

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION ISO/TS 18530:2014(E)
Health Informatics — Automatic identification and data
capture marking and labelling — Subject of care and
individual provider identification
1 Scope

This Technical Specification outlines the standards needed to identify and label the Subject of Care (SoC)

and the Individual Provider on objects such as wrist bands, identification tags or other objects, to enable

automatic data capture using data carriers in the care delivery process.

It provides for a unique SoC identification that may be used for other purposes, such as recording the

identity of the SoC in medical health records.

This Technical Specification serves as a reference for any organization which plans to implement or

improve Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) in their delivery of care process. It is to be

used in conjunction with the GS1 system of standards.

This Technical Specification describes good practices to reduce/avoid variation and workarounds which

challenge the efficiency of AIDC at the point of care and compromise patient safety.

This Technical Specification specifies how to manage identifiers in the AIDC process, and completes the

information found in ISO/TS 22220 and ISO/TS 27527.
2 Normative references

The following documents, in whole or in part, are normatively referenced in this document and are

indispensable for its application. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated

references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

ISO/TS 22220, Health informatics — Identification of subjects of health care
ISO/TS 27527, Health informatics — Provider identification

ISO/IEC 15418, Information technology — Automatic identification and data capture techniques — GS1

Application Identifiers and ASC MH10 Data Identifiers and maintenance

ISO/IEC 16022, Information technology— Automatic identification and data capture techniques — Data

Matrix bar code symbology specification
3 Terms and definitions
3.1
application identifier

GS1 prefix that defines the meaning and purpose of the data element that follows, as defined in ISO/IEC

15418 and GS1 General Specifications
[SOURCE: ISO 19762-1:2008, 01.01.94]

2) GS1 is a registered trademark. Any trademark used in this document is information given for the convenience

of users and does not constitute an endorsement.
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3.2
AIDC
automatic identification and data capture

refers to the methods or technologies for automatically identifying objects, collecting data about them,

and entering that data directly into computer systems, eliminating manual entry

Note 1 to entry: The methods or technologies typically considered as part of AIDC include bar codes which can be

linear or 2-dimensional symbols and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags/chips.

3.3
business entity
recognised formal business entity, such as a corporation or company

Note 1 to entry: This entity holds details of the formal ‘owner’ entity of the organization.

[SOURCE: ISO/TS 27527:2010, 3.1 — modified, Note 1 to entry added.]
3.4
data capture

deliberate action which results in the registration of a record into a record keeping system

3.5
care unit

subdivision of an organization where the subject of care (3.16) receives the care they need during their

stay
Note 1 to entry: A care unit may also be referred to as a ward.
3.6
GSRN
global service relation number

used to identify the relationship between an organization offering services and the recipient or provider

of services

Note 1 to entry: GSRN are encoded on data carriers with an Application Identifier 8018 for the recipient of a service

(Subject of Care) and with an Application Identifier 8017 for the provider of a service (Individual Provider).

3.7
healthcare provider
organization or facility that delivers healthcare to Subjects of Care
3.8
IHE
integrating the healthcare enterprise

initiative by healthcare professionals and industry to improve the way computer systems in healthcare

share information

Note 1 to entry: IHE promotes the coordinated use of established standards to address specific clinical need in

support of optimal patient care.

Note 2 to entry: Systems developed in accordance with IHE communicate with one another better, are easier to

implement, and enable care providers to use information more effectively.

3) GSRN is the GS1 identifier for service relations and is supplied by the GS1 System. This information is given for

the convenience of users of this document and does not constitute an endorsement by ISO of the service relation

identifier named. Equivalent products may be used if they can be shown to lead to the same results.

4) IHE is a registered trade name. Any trade name used in this document is information given for the convenience

of users and does not constitute an endorsement.
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3.9
individual provider
any person who provides or is a potential provider of a health care service

Note 1 to entry: An individual provider is an individual person and is not considered to be a group of providers.

Note 2 to entry: Not all health care providers are recognized by professional bodies. It is for this reason the term

health care professional has not been used to describe them. All health care professionals are providers, but not

all providers are health care professionals.
3.10
individual provider identification

unique number or code issued for the purpose of identifying an individual provider

3.11
information system

organized collection of hardware, software, supplies, policies, procedures and people that stores,

processes and provides access to information
3.12
machine readable code

code, readable by a machine, that contains information used to establish a relationship between a physical

object such as a medical product package and data sources such as medical, production, logistical and/or

reimbursement coding systems
3.13
record

recorded information, in any form, including data in computer systems, created or received and

maintained by an organization or person in the transaction of business or the conduct of affairs and

kept as evidence of such activity
3.14
registration
act of giving a record a unique identity in a record keeping system
3.15
SRIN
service relation instance number

attribute to a global service relation number (3.6) to identify an instance within a care process

EXAMPLE Such as an identification band, an order sheet, test-tube etc.
3.16
SoC
subject of care
person seeking to receive, receiving or having received health care
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4 Abbreviations
AIDC Automatic Identification and Data Capture
CIS Clinical Information System
GSRN Global Service Relation Number
IHE Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise

ISBT ISBT 128 is the standard for blood transfusion and transplantation, maintained by the International

Council for Commonality in Blood Banking Automation (ICCBBA)
SOC Subject of Care
SRIN Service Relation Instance Number
5 GS1 specifications and ISO Standards

In this Technical Specification, automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) refers to selected

data carriers which are widely used across many industries, jurisdictions and which are already based

on and specified in International Standards. The benefit of this approach is to use the already widely

available applications and devices for encoding and reading the different types of data carriers. It should,

however, be noted that certain types of data carriers such as data matrix may only be read by image

based scanners.

AIDC solutions should be in accordance with GS1 general specifications, which in-turn are based on

ISO Standards. If the recommendation is followed, then information contained in the data carriers shall

be structured and standardized according to the GS1 semantics. The identification key (global service

relation number, GSRN) is the identifier for service relations (such as SoC and Individual Providers) and

is supplied by the GS1 System of Standards.
6 Data structures and semantics
6.1 Application identifiers

The GS1 item identification system and related encodation standard are complemented by the GS1

maintained application identifiers, hereafter referred to as “GS1 Application Identifiers” or “GS1 AIs”.

This Technical Specification comprises two principal elements that are the key to any encoding system:

the data content and the data carrier.
The use of GS1 AIs is subject to the rules established by GS1.

GS1 AIs identify generic and simple data fields for use in cross-sectorial and international supply chain

applications. The GS1 General Specifications provide rules for the definition, format and structure of the

data fields. Each GS1 AI consists of two or more characters. The first two digits determine the length of

the AI.
SOURCE: ISO/IEC 15418.
6.2 Global service relation number (GSRN)

The Global Service Relation Number (GSRN) is the GS1 Identification Key used to identify the relationship

between an organization offering services and the recipient or provider of services. The key comprises

of a GS1 Company Prefix, Service Reference and Check Digit, with an 18 numeric digits fix length.

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Figure 1 — Global service relation number (GSRN)
6.3 Service relation instance number (SRIN)

The Service Relation Instance Number (SRIN) is an attribute to the GSRN which allows distinguishing

different encounters during the same episode, or the reuse of the same GSRN in different episodes. SRIN

is a 10 numeric digits variable length filed.
Figure 2 — Service relation instance number (SRIN)

For the purpose of this Technical Specification, for compliance with ISBT 128, the SRIN shall be used as a

fixed length string with the first two digits (NN) reserved for the ISBT 128 location code (Table RT018);

the selection of the remaining eight (8) digits is left to the discretion of the user and may be incremental.

7 SoC and Individual Provider identification as a recognized priority
7.1 General

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint Commission International (JCI) have developed a

list of priority solutions to enhance patient (meaning SoC) safety. Among the list of solutions WHO and JCI

recommended is the use of AIDC technology (when the technical framework permits). Among the “Nine

patient safety solutions”[1] given by WHO, the second solution addresses patient (SoC) identification

and the use of “bar codes” to reduce the risk of identification errors. Other solutions (communication

during patient hand-over; performance of c
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