Healthcare Provider Directory

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Summary

Healthcare Provider Directory (HPD) - supports management of healthcare provider information, both individual and organizational, in a directory structure.

Benefits

  • supports querying against a directory of healthcare provider information
  • supports feeding a directory of healthcare provider information

Details

The Healthcare Provider Directory (HPD) profile supports management of healthcare provider information in a directory structure. HPD directory structure is a listing of the following two categories of healthcare providers that are classified by provider type, specialties, credentials, demographics and service locations:

  • Individual Provider - A person who provides healthcare services, such as a physician, nurse, or pharmacist.
  • Organizational Providers - Organizations that provide or support healthcare services, such as hospitals, Counseling Organizations (e.g., Drug, Alcohol) Healthcare Information Exchanges (HIEs), Managed Care, Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs), and Associations.

Typical provider information maintained by the directory is demographics, address, credential and specialty information as well as electronic endpoint to facilitate trusted communications with a provider. The directory can also maintain relationship. Some examples of relationship are: a Health Information Exchange (HIE) and its members: Integrated Delivery Networks and their care delivery members, hospitals and their practitioners, hospitals and their sub organizations including departments, physician Practice Groups and their practitioners, practitioners and the hospitals they are associated with (members of), and Medical Associations and their members.

Different kinds of data sources and consumers interface with the Provider Information Directory to:

  • Send new and updated provider information
  • Query provider information

It is intended that provider information comes from authorized international, regional, state and national sources, as stewards of the most accurate and current data. Some identified sources are:

  • State licensing bureaus
  • National Associations
  • Commercial registries
  • Delivery Networks
  • Information Exchanges etc

The scope of this profile focuses initially on the minimum "foundational" attribute set required for defining a provider information directory, resulting in a usable work product as well as recommendations for future phase expansions. This profile is readily adaptable and scalable to production environments needing to operate trusted provider directory services that link multiple endpoints spanning enterprise, regional, national, and global jurisdictions. This profile is extendable to information not explicitly defined in the profile.

Systems Affected

Systems involved in this profile are:

  • HIS

Actors & Transactions:

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Specification

Profile Status: Trial Implementation

Documents:

  • Vol. 1 - Section 28
  • Vol. 2b - Sections 3.58 & 3.59

Underlying Standards:

  • Health informatics - Directory services for health care providers, subjects of care, and other entities (ISO/TS 21091)
  • IETF LDAP v3
  • DSMLv2
  • SOAP 1.2

See Also

Related Profiles

This page is based on the Profile Template

Current: IT Infrastructure Technical Framework.

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