Healthcare Identifiers Act and Service Review - Final Report - June 2013

1.4 Current usage of the Healthcare Identifiers Service

Page last updated: 28 November 2013

There has been a steady growth in the allocation of identifiers across all categories. The HI Service is also monitoring the number of transactions that are occurring for major business processes, which provides an insight to the level of utilisation and maintenance activities that are currently occurring. The active count refers to identifiers that are in current usage. The total assigned count includes all identifiers ever assigned, including those that have now been retired from use.

Identifier Type

Total Active Count

Total assigned count

Individual Healthcare Identifiers (IHI)

24,778,567

25,127,896

Healthcare Provider Identifier-Individual (HPI-I)

631,037

632,003

Healthcare Provider Identifier-Organisation (HPI-O)

5,300

5,342

Table 1: Identifiers allocated as at May 20132

As at May 2013 DHS reported3 that 49 vendors had been issued with a Notice of Connection (NOC) and 42 vendors with a Declaration of Conformity.

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2 Extract from DHS HI Service Operations Report, November 2012
3 DHS HI Service Operations Report, November 2012