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Please refer to HIPS v7.0 or refer to the Release History for all releases of this End Product.


The HIPS product enables the seamless integration of digital health systems with national digital health infrastructure services, such as the Healthcare Identifiers Service, the My Health Record system, and national directory services, as well as the secure point-to-point (P2P) exchange of clinical documents via Secure Message Delivery (SMD).

It is a standalone middleware solution offering the following functionality:

  • Connection to the Healthcare Identifiers Service to search for and retrieve national healthcare identifiers
  • Assisted My Health Record system registration of patients
  • Connection to the My Health Record system to:
    • determine if a patient has a digital record;
    • view a patient’s digital health record;
    • post clinical documents into this record including:
      • discharge summaries
      • prescription and dispense records
      • event summaries
      • shared health summaries
      • specialist letters
      • pathology reports
      • diagnostic imaging reports
      • package these documents before submission
  • Dynamically convert HL7(R) v2 ORU messages in CDA documents for pathology reports and diagnostic imaging reports.
  • Maintain and synchronise a local health service directory with the National Health Service Directory (NHSD).
  • Securely send and receive clinical documents point-to-point based on Secure Message Delivery (SMD).

This specification references or contains excerpts of intellectual property (IP) owned by the Regenstrief Institute, IHTSDO, or HL7 International. Applicable IP constraints apply:

  • This material contains content from LOINCTM (http://loinc.org). The LOINC table, LOINC codes, and LOINC panels and forms file are copyright © 1995-2015, Regenstrief Institute, Inc. and the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) Committee and available at no cost under the license at http://loinc.org/terms-of-use. LOINC is a trademark of Regenstrief Institute, Inc., registered in the United States.
  • This material includes SNOMED Clinical TermsTM (SNOMED CT®) which is used by permission of the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO). All rights reserved. SNOMED CT® was originally created by The College of American Pathologists. "SNOMED" and "SNOMED CT" are registered trademarks of the IHTSDO, (http://www.ihtsdo.org).
  • This document includes excerpts of HL7TM International standards and other HL7 International material. HL7 International is the publisher and holder of copyright in the excerpts. The publication, reproduction and use of such excerpts is governed by the HL7 IP Policy (see http://www.hl7.org/legal/ippolicy.cfm) and the HL7 International License Agreement. HL7 and CDA are trademarks of Health Level Seven International and are registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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HIPS - Source Code Software Package v6.1

The Source Code Software Package contains the sample code for the Core, secure messaging (P2P) and user interface (UI) components of HIPS, a comprehensive set of documentation, as well as the source code licence and product disclaimer.

HIPS - Binary Software Package v6.1

The Binary Software Package contains the binary code for the Core and secure messaging (P2P) components of HIPS, a comprehensive set of documentation, as well as the binary software licence terms and conditions.
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