Health Provider Index

The principal purpose of the Health Provider Index (HPI) is to uniquely identify health providers and to hold that information in a central, national database for use by the New Zealand health and disability sector.

The HPI identifies health practitioners, health provider organisations and facilities (the physical address where the health care takes place) in three separate indexes.

The HPI supports the New Zealand health sector in enabling secure ways to access and transfer health-related information.

Note: The Health Provider Index was previously known as the "Health Practitioner Index" and work is in progress to update the HISO standard to reflect the new naming convention.

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