Standard is one-or-more specifications that have been approved by a standards-setting organization acting within its jurisdiction. Standards can be strictly enforced as automated tests against the detailed conformance assertions. Some standards are intended to guide the behavior of people acting in variable circumstances that require human judgment. Clinical process standards may be provided as guidelines or protocols intended for humans or may be automated within Clinical Decision Support systems.
Tony Julian 20:49, 20 April 2011 (UTC)