Name: Health Care Client Identification
Issuing Organisation: Standards Australia
Organization website (opens in new window): https://infostore.saiglobal.com/
Link to standard (opens in new window): https://infostore.saiglobal.com/en-gb/Standards/AS-5017-2002-121396_SAIG_AS_AS_254736/
Availability: Available to Purchase
Type: Standards/Code of Practice
Issue Year: 2003
Forward Review Date: Not known
Intended Audiences: Third (Voluntary) Sector Bodies, Private Sector Bodies, Professional and Trade Bodies, and Governmental and Public Sector Bodies
Provides the health industry with a specific Standard for Health Care Client Identification for clinical and administrative data management purposes which promotes uniformly good practice in identifying individuals and recording identifying data so as to ensure that each individual’s health records will be associated with that individual and no other.
This Standard is a voluntary code of practice. It provides a framework for improving the positive identification of clients in health care organizations.
This Standard applies in respect of all potential or actual clients of the Australian health care system. It defines demographic and other identifying data elements suited to capture and use for client identification in health care settings, provides guidance on their application, and provides an overview of data matching strategies. It also makes recommendations about the nature and form of health care identifiers.
Relevance to Active and Healthy Ageing: Medium
Older Person Specific: No
Usage / Adoption status: Not known
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