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If you would like to connect your software to the Healthcare Identifiers (HI) Service, you are in the right place.  

The following HI Service Developer Guides will help you to understand high level concepts regarding the HI Service, register as a developer, request Test Certificates and Test Environment Data, install the Test Certificates locally, Develop your HI Service functionality and prepare for testing.

HI Service Developer Guides

Start with the Registration and Introduction below - this includes mandatory registration requirements and reading.

Introduction:  Registration and Introduction to the HI Service
Guide 1: IHI Lookup
Guide 2: IHI Lookup - Test Cases
Guide 3: Search for HPI-I
Guide 4: Additional HI Service requirements for Electronic Prescribing

If you are connecting your software to the My Health Record system then you may wish to follow our combined developer guides here:

Supporting Documents

Healthcare Identifiers Service - Support Documents v1.3

The supporting documents on this page provide background and guidance for healthcare provider organisations, and conformance, compliance and accreditation requirements for vendors.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions relating to the use of Healthcare Identifiers in Health Software Systems.

Test and go live process

All products developed, or updated, to connect with the HI Service are required to undergo testing before production access is granted.