ISO/IEEE 11073-10408:2010 establishes a normative definition of communication between personal telehealth thermometer devices and computer engines (e.g., cell phones, personal computers, personal health appliances, and set top boxes) in a manner that enables plug-and-play interoperability. It leverages appropriate portions of existing standards, including ISO/IEEE 11073 terminology, information models, application profile standards, and transport standards. It specifies the use of specific term codes, formats, and behaviours in telehealth environments restricting optionality in base frameworks in favour of interoperability. This International Standard defines a common core of communication functionality for personal telehealth thermometers.
ISO/IEEE 11073-10408:2010 addresses a need for an openly defined, independent standard for controlling information exchange to and from personal health devices and computer engines.