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Managing Assigning Authorities for Identifiers

InterSystems supports several different types of patient and clinician identifiers. Most identifiers are associated with a particular assigning authority. For example, driver's license numbers in the US are associated with a state. Passport numbers are associated with a country.

InterSystems products maintain an assigning authority registry. Entries in the registry are categorized by identifier type. The default identifier types are:

  • corporate ID

  • driver's license

  • doctor number

  • insurance ID

  • medical record number

  • PIX identifier

Accessing the Assigning Authority Registry

To define an assigning authority, modify the details of an existing assigning authority, or delete an assigning authority, use the Assigning Authority Registry. To access this page:

  1. Log in to the Management Portal as a user with the %HS_Administrator role.

  2. Select your Foundation namespace.

  3. Click Health > Assigning Authority Registry.

Adding or Modifying an Assigning Authority

To add an assigning authority or modify its details, do the following:

  1. Select the identifier type whose assigning authorities you wish to edit from the drop-down list.

  2. In the table, click the row for an existing assigning authority or click Add Assigning Authority to create a new entry.

  3. Enter the name and code of the assigning authority.

  4. Optionally click the Allow Multiples check box, to allow multiple identifiers of this type for a particular individual. (This feature is not currently implemented.)

  5. If you are using the QuadraMed MPI, enter in the Other ID field the code that QuadraMed has designated for this assigning authority. If you are not using QuadraMed, you can leave this field blank.

  6. Click Save Assigning Authority to save your changes.

Deleting an Assigning Authority

To delete an assigning authority, do the following:

  1. Select the identifier type for the assigning authority you wish to delete from the drop-down list.

  2. Click Delete in the row for an existing assigning authority.

  3. Click OK to confirm your action.