These Design Guides are two of nine documents relating to patient demographic data which have been adopted by the
Information Standards Board for Health and Social Care (ISB)
as a full standard for implementation in healthcare systems.
Further information can be found at
Information Standards Board.
The Design Guidance – Time Display document
provides you with guidance and recommendations for implementing and displaying time
in clinical applications. It enables unambiguous time display, while enhancing patient
safety and clinical application usability, by:
The Design Guidance – Date and Time Input document provides you with guidance and
recommendations for entering time information in clinical applications.
The accurate entry of time is a fundamental function within clinical applications,
and, in many cases, has safety implications for patients within clinical and administrative
processes. The guidance given enables unambiguous time entry, while enhancing patient
safety and clinical application usability by:
The Time Display guidance focuses on displaying the time element and includes recommendations
The Time Input guidance focuses on time input and includes recommendations for:
Quick Implementation Guides (QIG) present Design Guidance content in a more consumable, visual manner. Each QIG contains all design guidance points (mandatory and recommended) accompanied by example diagrams to illustrate their application.
A set of Crib Sheets also support Design Guidance interpretation, but concentrate on a specific areas of Guidance. Consequently users are able to download a crib sheet pertinent to a particular topic.
These documents are offered by way of quick reference to already familiar guidance. However, remember that the full and definitive versions of the Design Guidance include further usage examples (showing both correct and incorrect application) and detail the rationale behind the guidance.