Healthcare Identifier Service - Individual Healthcare Identifiers Business Requirements v1.0

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:

  • why IHIs are required; and
  • the requirements that need to be included in the technical design and build of the IHI component of the HI Service.
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