HISO 10046 Consumer Health Identity Standard

Published online: 
17 June 2016
Consumer Health Identity Standard.

This standard is a data set specification for patient/consumer identity and demographic information as recorded by the National Health Index (NHI) system.

In 2018 the Ministry sought feedback on a number of possible changes to this standard and the NHI data set. A summary of feedback has been published: 

From the proposals, HISO has so far decided to draft changes to the standard relating to NHI number format, country code set and language code set.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    17 June 2016
  • ISBN:
    978-0-478-41580-3 (online)
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. HISO 10046 Consumer Health Identity Standard. 2016. 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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