The Health Informatics Unit's (HIU) Document naming standard project will ensure digital health records are appropriately named for safe and effective retrieval within the health and social setting, as well as their transfer across all care settings.
This project will develop a single national standard and guidance for the naming of digital health and social care documents, which recognises the existing Scottish and international standards already in use.
These guidances aimed to provide recommendations for people in the following use cases:
The HIU's Document naming standard includes guidance for selecting a document name and recommendations for how a national list of document names should be maintained. It also describes the document name within the wider context of additional metadata associated with a document, that together will support people to find documents easily. Recommendations for the indexing of scanned paper records are also included.
More information and supporting documents for this project are available on the PRSB website.