HISO 10005:2008 Health Practitioner Index (HPI) Data Set

Published online: 
01 July 2008
Health Practitioner Index Data Set.

This document defines the data to be provided in the Health Provider Index (HPI). The HPI is a directory of health professionals, organisations and facilities.

It provides unique identifiers and core information on health providers, as well as a basis for controlling who can access health information, and for protecting the privacy of health records by verifying the identity of users. 

Revision work is underway 

A revision of the HPI standards is underway and we will publish a new edition later in 2020 to reflect planned changes to the HPI outlined in the attached letter to DHBs. The changes will enhance the organisation, facility and practitioner data sets, extend the standard to cover all health workers, add health services and teams as new actors, and align data element specifications and data domains with current standards.

Other key changes will include:

  • Health care occupations, service types and clinical specialties will be represented using SNOMED CT
  • The New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) and an extended system of Global Location Numbers (GLNs) for facilities will be fully supported
  • The standard will be aligned to the published government data content requirements.

The SNOMED reference sets in development are:

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    01 July 2008
  • ISBN:
    978-0-478-31796-1 (online)
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2015. HISO 10005 Health Practitioner Index (HPI) Data Set. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.

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