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Healthcare provider organisation cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term529509
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 05/10/2016
DSS type:Help on this termData Element Cluster
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The Healthcare provider organisation cluster defines the data elements commonly used to identify organisations that provide healthcare. These are not individuals, and as such these organisations require their own names and identifiers, addresses and contact information. There are national identifiers of healthcare provider organisations, but also identifiers within jurisdictions and other organisations.

The scope of organisational identifiers in this cluster include:

  • Healthcare Provider Identifier-Organisation (HPI-O): is a limited set of identifiers, for a specific use case limited by law. This section includes the use of HPI-Os and any organisation which provides a health service.
  • Direct care suppliers including clinicians, hospitals, general practices, nursing organisations, Red Cross blood donors, ambulance services, pharmacies and aged care facilities.
  • Other organisations including insurance providers, prosthetic device providers, government agencies (for example, agencies that organise disability permits), professional registration bodies (including medical colleges, academic bodies and other accreditation bodies for health professionals involved in direct care, and also indirect services such as health information managers), Primary Health Networks, training organisations and Medical Defence Organisations.

Collection and usage attributes

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If required, this data element cluster can be used in conjunction with the following data element clusters:

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:Help on this term

Standards Australia 2014. AS 4846:2014 Person and provider identification in healthcare. Sydney: Standards Australia.

Relational attributes

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See also Address group cluster Health, Standard 05/10/2016

See also Electronic address cluster Health, Standard 05/10/2016

See also Healthcare provider qualification and registration cluster Health, Standard 05/10/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Person and provider identification in healthcare National Best Practice Data Set Health, Standard 05/10/2016

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Seq No.Help on this termMetadata itemHelp on this term ObligationHelp on this term Max occursHelp on this term
1Identifier—identifier designation, text X[X(19)]Mandatory1
2Identifier—identifier issuer, text X[X(199)]Optional1
3Identifier—identifier usage, code NNNOptional1
4Organisation—organisation name, text X[X(199)]Mandatory1
5Organisation—name type, code NOptional1
6Organisation—name current usage indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
7Organisation—name usage start date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
8Organisation—name usage end date, DDMMYYYYConditional1
9Date—accuracy indicator, code AAAMandatory2
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