Glossary of Health Care and Medical Terms

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International Organization for Standardization is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies from some 130 countries, one from each country.

ISO created a layered model, called the OSI (Open Systems Interconnect) model, to describe defined layers in a network operating system. The purpose of the layers is to provide clearly defined functions that can improve Internetwork connectivity between "computer" manufacturing companies. Each layer has a different function. The HL7 standard refers to the 7th level which is the Application function.

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