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HISO 10001:2017 Ethnicity Data Protocols
The Ethnicity Data Protocols describe the standard procedures for collecting, recording and using data on the ethnicity of people treated by or working in the New Zealand health and disability sector.
This data is routinely collected by doctors, nurses, hospitals and other health professionals. It is used to help in health research and develop new treatments for different ethnic groups.
The electronic capture of data has improved immensely since the original protocol was published in 2004 and subsequently updated in 2009. We are now able to identify many more specific ethnic subgroups (for example, Scottish, Dutch and German instead of just ‘European’ and Filipino and Malaysian instead of just ‘Asian’).
It is intended that the adoption of the Ethnicity Data Protocols by the health and disability sector will improve the accuracy and consistency of ethnicity data.
Our protocols use the Ethnicity New Zealand Standard Classification 2005 V2.1.0 and identify the minimum standards that apply across the health and disability sector. The protocols have been developed with input from a wide range of sector and government organisations.
Those vendors and organisations that have implemented an earlier version of the classification should refer to StatsNZ’s Ethnicity New Zealand Standard Classification 2005 V2.0.0 to V2.1.0 V1.0.0 and apply the necessary changes to map existing data and also update to the current ethnicity codes.
HISO 10005:2008 Health Practitioner Index (HPI) 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.
- HISO 10005 Health Practitioner Index (HPI) Data Set (pdf, 528 KB)
- 2018 Health Provider Index/South Island Regional Service Providers Index -letter to DHBs (pdf, 279 KB)
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:
- Clinical specialty refset – in the HPI context, what a health professional is trained to do – eg, Physiotherapy
- Health occupation refset – the job role they perform, eg Physiotherapist
- Health service type refset – the type of service offered by an provider organisation to patients, eg Physiotherapy service
HISO 10006:2008 Health Practitioner Index (HPI) Code Set
Each data element of the Health Practitioner Index (HPI) data set that requires coding has a common set of codes presented in this document. The HPI is a directory of health professionals, organisations and facilities.
It provides unique identifiers and core information on health practitioners, 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. This is critical to practitioners wishing to access and manage electronic health information from many different locations.
Revision work is underway
A revision of the HPI standards is underway and we will publish a new edition in early 2020. This will extend the organisation, facility and practitioner data sets, extend the standard to all health workers, add health services and teams as new actors, and align data element specifications and data domains with current standards. Health care occupations, service types and clinical specialties will be represented using SNOMED CT, for example.
HISO 10046:2023 Consumer Health Identity Standard
Published 20 April 2023
This document presents a standard data set specification for the collection and representation of personal identity, demographic and digital account information for patients and consumers of health and disability services.
HISO 10068:2017 Iwi Statistical Standard
The HISO committee has endorsed the Stats NZ Iwi statistical standard for use across the health and disability sector in New Zealand. While the inclusion and use of iwi classification is not yet mandatory in health systems, when such information is collected and used, the Stats NZ standard must be followed.
The iwi statistical standard
The Iwi statistical standard, published by Stats NZ, provides guidelines for how to gather, organise, and report iwi and iwi-related groups’ information and statistics.
Iwi and Māori want information on iwi and iwi-related groups to support the well-being and development of their people. This standard is useful for iwi, Māori, government agencies and researchers who collect iwi information. Government wants this information to assist with planning, delivering, and monitoring services for iwi and Māori.
Following the standard’s guidelines ensures that information on iwi and iwi-related groups is valuable and useful to iwi, Māori, and government.
The focus of the standard is whakapapa-based kinship groupings. Groups included in the iwi and iwi-related groups’ statistical classification (list) must fit the description (concept and definition) of iwi used in this standard.
The ongoing maintenance of these classifications is performed by Stats NZ and monitored by the Ministry of Health.