A national system that uses a unique number to match healthcare providers to individuals.
About the HI Service
The Healthcare Identifier Service (HI Service) lets you access unique patient healthcare identifiers so you can include them in health records or patient files.
Types of Healthcare Identifiers
Healthcare Identifiers is a number that identifies a patient for healthcare purposes.
Access to healthcare identifiers and the HI Service
Access patients’ individual healthcare identifiers (IHIs) in the HI Service.
Access HI Service administrative functions in HPOS
You need a Provider Digital Access (PRODA) account to use Health Professional Online Services (HPOS).
How to apply for your healthcare identifier and National Authentication Service for Health (NASH) Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) certificate.
Keep your details up to date
Individual healthcare providers and healthcare provider organisations must keep details up to date in the HI Service.
Change of ownership
A healthcare provider organisation must tell us about changes affecting their eligibility to have a Healthcare Provider Identifier-Organisation (HPI-O).
Amend your details
Individual healthcare providers and healthcare provider organisations can amend their details in the HI Service.
Register or update authorised employee details
Some employees may need access to the HI Service as part of their duties. These are authorised employees.
Register seed organisations in HI Service and My Health Record, and manage NASH certificates in HPOS
A guide to help organisation representatives register their seed organisation in the HI Service and My Health Record, and manage their individual and organisation Medicare and NASH certificates in HPOS.
Healthcare Identifiers Service Annual Report and previous editions.