Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service for health professionals

A national system that uses identifiers for individuals and healthcare providers.

The HI Service lets you access unique patient healthcare identifiers so you can include them in health records or patient files.

Healthcare identifiers allow you to match the correct record to the person you’re treating. This improves accuracy when you share health information with other healthcare providers.

To be eligible for a healthcare identifier or HI Service registration number, you must be one of the following:

  • a healthcare provider organisation
  • a supporting organisation
  • an individual healthcare provider.

Patients can also get an individual healthcare identifier.

It’s also important to know that the Healthcare Identifiers Act 2010 applies to the HI Service.

Page last updated: 16 January 2024.
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