Terminology > Identifiers

The following names (URIs) may be used in the system element of the Identifier data type. If a URI is defined here, it SHALL be used in preference to any other identifying mechanism. If an identifier system is not listed here, the correct URI may be determined by working with the Standards team.

Identifiers

Global Identifiers

URI Description
https://fhir.infoway-inforoute.ca/NamingSystem/ca-on-patient-hcn Ontario, Canada Personal Health Number
https://fhir.infoway-inforoute.ca/NamingSystem/ca-ab-patient-healthcare-id Alberta, ULI (Unique Lifetime Identifier)
https://fhir.infoway-inforoute.ca/NamingSystem/ca-mb-patient-healthcare-id Manitoba, Health Personal Health Identification Number (PHIN)
https://fhir.infoway-inforoute.ca/NamingSystem/ca-pe-patient-healthcare-id Prince Edward Island, Canada Personal Health Number (PHN) Identifier
https://fhir.infoway-inforoute.ca/NamingSystem/ca-bc-patient-healthcare-id British Columbia, Personal Health Number
https://fhir.infoway-inforoute.ca/NamingSystem/ca-nb-patient-healthcare-id New Brunswick, Canada Personal Health Number
https://fhir.infoway-inforoute.ca/NamingSystem/ca-nl-patient-healthcare-id Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Personal Health Number
https://fhir.infoway-inforoute.ca/NamingSystem/ca-ns-patient-healthcare-id Nova Scotia, Canada Personal Health Number
https://fhir.infoway-inforoute.ca/NamingSystem/ca-nt-patient-healthcare-id Northwest Territories, Canada Personal Health Number
https://fhir.infoway-inforoute.ca/NamingSystem/ca-nu-patient-healthcare-id Nunavut, Canada Personal Health Number
https://fhir.infoway-inforoute.ca/NamingSystem/ca-qc-patient-healthcare-id Quebec, Canada Personal Health Number
https://fhir.infoway-inforoute.ca/NamingSystem/ca-sk-patient-healthcare-id Saskatchewan, Canada Personal Health Number
https://fhir.infoway-inforoute.ca/NamingSystem/ca-yt-patient-healthcare-id Yukon, Canada Personal Health Number
https://fhir.infoway-inforoute.ca/NamingSystem/ca-on-license-physician Ontario, Canada CPSO License Number
https://fhir.infoway-inforoute.ca/NamingSystem/ca-on-license-midwife College of Midwives of Ontario Licence Number
https://fhir.infoway-inforoute.ca/NamingSystem/ca-on-license-nurse College of Nurses of Ontario Licence Number
https://fhir.infoway-inforoute.ca/NamingSystem/ca-on-license-dental-surgeon Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario Licence Number
https://fhir.infoway-inforoute.ca/NamingSystem/ca-on-license-naturopath College of Naturopaths of Ontario
https://fhir.infoway-inforoute.ca/NamingSystem/ca-on-license-pharmacist Ontario College of Pharmacists
https://fhir.infoway-inforoute.ca/NamingSystem/ca-mb-license-physician Manitoba, Canada Physician License Number
https://fhir.infoway-inforoute.ca/NamingSystem/ca-qc-license-physician Quebec, Canada Physician License Number
http://fhir.infoway-inforoute.ca/NamingSystem/ca-bc-license-physician British Columbia, Canada, Physician License Number
https://fhir.infoway-inforoute.ca/NamingSystem/ca-ab-health-service-provider-id Alberta, Canada - Health Service Provider Identifier (HSPID)
https://fhir.infoway-inforoute.ca/NamingSystem/ca-on-lab-license Ontario Organization Identifiers assigned by the Ministry of Health lab branch (LAB)
https://fhir.infoway-inforoute.ca/NamingSystem/ca-on-scc-license Ontario Organization Identifiers assigned by the Ministry of Health lab branch (SCC)
https://fhir.infoway-inforoute.ca/NamingSystem/ca-on-health-care-facility-id Ontario Organization Identifiers assigned by the Ministry of Health
https://fhir.infoway-inforoute.ca/NamingSystem/ca-on-hospital-id Ontario Hospital Identifiers assigned by the Ministry of Health
https://fhir.infoway-inforoute.ca/NamingSystem/ca-on-provider-upi Unique identifier assigned by eHealth Ontario to providers and organizations

OLIS may return out-of-province practitioner identifiers using a set of URIs with naming convention below.

Jurisdiction URI Naming Convention Note Examples
Canadian Provinces other than Ontario https://fhir.infoway-inforoute.ca/NamingSystem/ca-[province-two-letter-code]-license-[provider type] See Note 1 and 2 below https://fhir.infoway-inforoute.ca/NamingSystem/ca-mb-license-physician Note: Alberta nurse practitioners will use https://fhir.infoway-inforoute.ca/NamingSystem/ca-ab-license-licensed-practical-nurse
US states http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/us-[state-two-letter-code]-provider-[provider type]-id See note 1 and 3 http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/us-ny-provider-physician-id
Other jurisdictions http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/[prov/state code lower case]-provider-[provider type]-id http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/uk-provider-nurse-id

Note 1: Possible provider type values are "physician", "dentist", "pharmacist", "nurse", "midwife", "naturopath"

Note 2: Canadian province codes will use lower case: “bc”, “ab”, “sk”, “qc”, “nb”, “ns”, “pe”, “nl”, “yt”, “nt”, “nu”, and “mb”

Note 3: For US state codes, refer to https://www.hl7.org/fhir/us/core/ValueSet-us-core-usps-state.html

Local Identifiers

URI Description Example
http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/patient-id-[type]-license-[id] OLIS Patient Identifier generated by laboratory http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/patient-id-lab-license-4004
http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/patient-id-[type]-[number] OLIS Patient Identifier generated by laboratory using UPI http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/patient-id-lab-UPI-234556543123
http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/patient-id-[type]-license-[id] OLIS Patient Identifier generated by specimen collector center http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/patient-id-scc-license-3001
http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/patient-id-hos-facility-number-[number] OLIS Patient Identifier generated by hospital http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/patient-id-hos-facility-number-0678
http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/patient-id-patient-self-collection-id-[number] OLIS Patient Identifier generated by Patient Self Collection http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/patient-id-patient-self-collection-id-1234
http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/report-id-[type]-license-[id] Diagnostic Report Identifier generated by laboratory http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/report-id-lab-license-4004
http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/report-id-[type]-[number] Diagnostic Report Identifier generated by laboratory using UPI http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/report-id-lab-UPI-234556543123
http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/report-id-[type]-license-[id] Diagnostic Report Identifier generated by specimen collector center http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/report-id-scc-license-3001
http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/report-id-hos-facility-number-[number] Diagnostic Report Identifier generated by hospital http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/report-id-hos-facility-number-0678
http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/report-id-pharmacy-id-[number] Diagnostic Report Identifier generated by pharmacy http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/report-id-pharmacy-id-2235
http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/report-id-patient-self-collection-id-[number] Diagnostic Report Identifier generated by Patient Self Collection http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/report-id-patient-self-collection-id-1234
http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/test-request-id-[type]-license-[id] Procedure Request Identifier generated by laboratory http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/test-request-id-lab-license-4004
http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/test-request-id-[type]-[number] Procedure Request Identifier generated by laboratory using UPI http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/test-request-id-lab-UPI-234556543123
http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/test-request-id-[type]-license-[id] Procedure Request Identifier generated by specimen collector center http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/test-request-id-scc-license-3001
http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/test-request-id-hos-facility-number-[number] Procedure Request Identifier generated by hospital http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/test-request-id-hos-facility-number-0678
http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/test-request-id-pharmacy-id-[number] Procedure Request Identifier generated by pharmacy http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/test-request-id-pharmacy-id-2235
http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/test-request-id-patient-self-collection-id-[number] Procedure Request Identifier generated by Patient Self Collection http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/test-request-id-patient-self-collection-id-1234
http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/filler-id-[type]-license-[id] Observation Identifier generated by laboratory http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/filler-id-lab-license-4004
http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/filler-id-[type]-[number] Observation Identifier generated by laboratory using UPI http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/filler-id-lab-UPI-234556543123
http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/filler-id-[type]-license-[id] Observation Identifier generated by specimen collector center http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/filler-id-scc-license-3001
http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/filler-id-hos-facility-number-[number] Observation Identifier generated by hospital http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/filler-id-hos-facility-number-0678
http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/filler-id-pharmacy-id-[number] Observation Identifier generated by pharmacy http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/filler-id-pharmacy-id-2235
http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/filler-id-patient-self-collection-id-[number] Observation Identifier generated by Patient Self Collection http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/filler-id-patient-self-collection-id-1234

Code System Identifiers

URI Description
http://loinc.org/ LOINC
http://snomed.info/sct SNOMED CT
http://hl7.org/fhir/sid/icd-10-ca ICD-10-CA
http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/observation-temp-codes] Observation coding system for OLIS temporary codes
http://ehealthontario.ca/fhir/NamingSystem/lab/observation-micro-historical-codes Observation microbiology coding system for OLIS historical microbiology codes