The IDD collaborative aims to help produce the cross-system data quality and consistency required for care delivery and research, and provides broad stakeholder input to multiple standards governance bodies. The main goals of the group are to:
- reduce design and implementation costs
- develop unified best practice data designs
- recommend national principles, policies, patterns and standards for interoperable care data models, metadata, data rules and reference data
Design and implementation costs can be reduced by recommending the retirement of redundant or conflicting national data standards, and prioritising the adoption of international standards wherever appropriate. For example, giving implementors a forum in which to provide input and ask for improvements to national standards.