Healthcare Identifiers licensed materials and other resources
The Healthcare Identifiers specifications you will require for your development are hosted in 2 different locations:
- System Interface Specifications (SIS) for connecting to the Healthcare Identifiers web services are licensed materials hosted on the Department of Human Services web portal. Suggested document relevant for your implementation are listed below.
Healthcare Identifiers Service - Support documents which provide background and guidance for healthcare provider organisations, and conformance, compliance and accreditation requirements for vendors are hosted in the Australian Digital Health Agency Developer Centre.
Plan the scope of your Healthcare Identifiers Implementation
If you are connecting to the HI Service as a pre-requisite to connecting to the My Health Record system, there are particular requirements that you will need to meet in order to be given production access to the My Health Record system. These requirements are explained in section 3.4.1 of the PCEHR Connecting Systems Conformance Assessment Scheme.
It is important to understand that each HI Service use case may be fulfilled by one or more HI Service web service. You need to determine which web service and use case you require in your product. We recommend that you also familiarise yourself with the use cases outlined in the table below. (If you do not need to either access the My Health Record system or be listed in the Digital Health Incentive Product Register, then you can implement whichever HI use cases are appropriate.)