I work in the healthcare industry and we are prepping to convert our
electronic health record to use industry-standard data structures for ease
of data exchange.
My question is whose responsibility is it to maintain knowledge of the
standard(s) to ensure that all the required data elements are captured? Is
it the IxDs, a separate organizational "standards guru" that acts as a
consultant to the IxDs, someone else, all of the above? Our current
situation is that there are only a few designers so having us all learn the
standard is not a huge issue (aside from lack of time), but any new
designers that come in would have to consult with those in the know anyway,
so there might not be an advantage of having multiple people go through the
training to learn the standard.
If anyone has experience with industry standard data requirements, be it
healthcare, Sarbanes-Oxley, whatever, I'd be appreciative of any insights
from your experiences.