Healthcare Identifier Service v1.0

One of the key foundations for a national approach to eHealth is a standard process across the health sector to consistently identify everyone involved in a healthcare event:

  • Individual Healthcare Identifier (IHI) for individuals receiving healthcare services
  • Healthcare Provider Identifier – Individual (HPI-I) for healthcare providers and other healthcare personnel involved in providing patient care
  • Healthcare Provider Identifier – Organisation (HPI-O) for organisations that deliver healthcare (such as hospitals or medical practices).

Please visit the DHS Medicare website for more information.

End products superseded by

A new version has been released for this end product

Please refer to Healthcare Identifiers Service v1.1 or refer to the Release History for all releases of this End Product.

Identifier: 
EP-1060:2011
Date: 
01-06-2011
Type: 
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Product Components

Product component
Identifier: 
NEHTA-1062:2011
Product component
Identifier: 
NEHTA-1078:2012

The conformance tests to be applied when testing a health software system for conformance to the requirements for use of healthcare identifiers.

Product component
Identifier: 
NEHTA-1080:2012

This document lists mandatory, conditional and recommended software conformance requirements applicable to the HI business use cases. The HI software conformance requirements are intended to minimise risks to clinical safety, privacy and information security.

Product component
Identifier: 
NEHTA-1079:2011

This document describes the scheme for assessing the conformance of health software systems to requirements for the use of healthcare identifiers.

Product component
Identifier: 
NEHTA-1077:2012

The Use of Healthcare Identifiers in Software Systems Business Use Cases is an informative document which has been produced to guide the safe implementation of healthcare identifiers in healthcare software systems.

Product component
Identifier: 
NEHTA-1162:2009

The purpose of this document is to define the high-level business requirements for Individual Healthcare Identifiers (IHIs) as part of the Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service. The intention is to explain, at a high level:

Product component
Identifier: 
NEHTA-1161:2010
Product component
Identifier: 
NEHTA-1190:2009

Frequently Asked Questions regarding Healthcare Identifiers.

Product component
Identifier: 
NEHTA-1163:2010

This Concept of Operations provides an overview of the Healthcare Identifiers Service by:

Product component
Identifier: 
NEHTA-1164:2012

This User Guide for Practice Managers is designed to assist practice managers to implement the Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service.

Product component
Identifier: 
NEHTA-1189:2009
Product component
Identifier: 
NEHTA-1208:2012

HI Client WSDL 

Product component
Identifier: 
NEHTA-1209:2012

Vendor Library .net HI Client

Product component
Identifier: 
NEHTA-1210:2012

Vendor Library .net HI Client

Product component
Identifier: 
NEHTA-1061:2011

This FAQ is out of date and no longer accurate.

Release history

By operation of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Establishing the Australian Digital Health Agency) Rule 2016, on 1 July 2016, all the assets and liabilities of NEHTA will vest in the Australian Digital Health Agency. In this website, on and from 1 July 2016, all references to "National E-Health Transition Authority" or "NEHTA" will be deemed to be references to the Australian Digital Health Agency. PCEHR means the My Health Record, formerly the "Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record", within the meaning of the My Health Records Act 2012 (Cth), formerly called the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012 (Cth).

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