Healthcare Identifiers

The Australian government has introduced Identifiers in order to create more consistency between the data between Healthcare providers and Patients.

They have three main identifiers:

  • Healthcare Provider Identifier - Organisation
  • Healthcare Provider Identifier - Individual
  • Individual Healthcare Identifier

Healthcare Provider Identifier - Organisation

This is the number given to your company if you provide Health related services within Australia.

Healthcare Provider Identifier - Individual

This is the number given to the Health professionals operating within Australia.

Individual Healthcare Identifier

This is the number given to the Patients within Australia. This number is linked to the My Health Record