Complete the following steps in this section to start developing new products that connect to the Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service, or to modify existing ones.
1. Accept the Licence Agreement – Use of the Healthcare Identifiers Licensed Material for Notice of Connection
A licence agreement establishing the terms and conditions must be in place between you and the Department of Human Services before you can access the official Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Licensed Material and vendor environment.
To accept the Licence Agreement you must complete the following webform:
You can find further information on the Human Services software developer website:
When you have accepted the terms and conditions, the Online Technical Support (OTS) Liaison Team ([email protected]) will email you a logon ID and password (usually within two working days), and more information on how to access the vendor environment.
2. Download the Healthcare Identifiers Licensed Materials
You can access these materials if you have accepted the terms and conditions in the Licence Agreement – Use of the Healthcare Identifiers Licensed Material for Notice of Connection, and received your login ID and password (see step 1).
The HI Licensed Material contains approximately 40 documents for developers interested in creating products for the HI Service. It is unlikely that you will need to read all these documents. We recommend that you start with:
- HI Service – Developers Guide
- HI Service - IHI Searching Guide
The other documents each relate specifically to an individual web service of the HI Service. Most developers will only be interested in a subset of these services, so will only need to read the documents relevant to the services of interest.
3. Receive your Healthcare Identifiers certificates and familiarise yourself with the Healthcare Identifiers Software Vendor Test (HI SVT) environment
When you receive credentials for the HI Licensed Material, the Department of Human Services will ask for your software name and version number so that they can generate your testing certificates. Once you receive your test certificates familiarise yourself with how to access the Healthcare Identifiers Software Vendor Test (HI SVT) environment.