Updated: Use Cases and Conformance Requirements for Healthcare Identifiers

NEHTA has released an updated version of the use cases and conformance requirements for healthcare identifiers, to allow healthcare providers to request a verified Individual Healthcare Identifier (IHI) for a newborn child.

When a child is born in a hospital setting or other organisation that offers maternity services (e.g. Indigenous Health Services) a patient record is created for the child in the local clinical information system. The clinical information system can now access the Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service to request a verified IHI to be created for the newborn child.

NEHTA has also developed a guide for healthcare provider organisations who want to request the HI Service to assign IHIs for newborn children born under their care. The document provides guidance for developing related organisational policies and processes and provides details of associated workflows and business processes to ensure the HI Service is used as intended.

The revised Healthcare Identifiers Service Support Documents end product includes: the guide for healthcare provider organisations with the use case for creating an IHI for a newborn child; the associated software conformance requirements; and revisions to supporting documents including the test cases, declaration of conformity, implementation conformance statement and test summary report template.

  • Download the [NEHTA has released an updated version of the use cases and conformance requirements for healthcare identifiers, to allow healthcare providers to request a verified Individual Healthcare Identifier (IHI) for a newborn child.

When a child is born in a hospital setting or other organisation that offers maternity services (e.g. Indigenous Health Services) a patient record is created for the child in the local clinical information system. The clinical information system can now access the Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service to request a verified IHI to be created for the newborn child.

NEHTA has also developed a guide for healthcare provider organisations who want to request the HI Service to assign IHIs for newborn children born under their care. The document provides guidance for developing related organisational policies and processes and provides details of associated workflows and business processes to ensure the HI Service is used as intended.

The revised Healthcare Identifiers Service Support Documents end product includes: the guide for healthcare provider organisations with the use case for creating an IHI for a newborn child; the associated software conformance requirements; and revisions to supporting documents including the test cases, declaration of conformity, implementation conformance statement and test summary report template.

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