AIDC for Patient Identification Data Set

IntroductionThe purpose of the Automatic Identification and Data Capture for Patient Identification Data Set is to support the accurate, timely and, therefore, safer identification of NHS PATIENTS in England, by encoding the key PATIENT identifiers into a GS1 DataMatrix 2D barcode which is printed on the PATIENT identity band.

Overview

Introduction

The purpose of the Automatic Identification and Data Capture for Patient Identification Data Set  is to support the accurate, timely and, therefore, safer identification of NHS PATIENTS in England, by encoding the key PATIENT identifiers into a GS1 DataMatrix 2D barcode which is printed on the  PATIENT identity band.

Implementation of this Information Standard enables subsequent processes involving the PATIENT and care provided to the PATIENT (where these processes are also uniquely identified and barcoded) to be automatically identified using Automatic Identification and Data Capture  (AIDC) techniques, e.g. bed management, phlebotomy, theatre management and medications administration.

The Automatic Identification and Data Capture for Patient Identification Data Set  provides an agreed national standard for how to encode a GS1 DataMatrix with the key PATIENT identifiers on the identity wristband and covers production, printing and verification rules for the barcode.

Further guidance can be found on the NHS Digital  website at: DCB1077: AIDC for Patient Identification.

Mandation

The Mandation column indicates the recommendation for the inclusion of data.

  • M = Mandatory: this data element is mandatory and the technical process (e.g. submission of the data set, production of output etc) cannot be completed without this data element being present

  • R = Required: NHS business processes cannot be delivered without this data element

  • O = Optional: the inclusion of this data element is optional as required for local purposes.

Specification

IDENTIFIERS
Mandation To carry details for the GS1 Global Service Relation Number

To carry details for the GS1 Global Service Relation Number.One occurrence of this group is permitted.

M

GS1 APPLICATION IDENTIFIER (GLOBAL)

M

GS1 UNIQUE ORGANISATION PREFIX NUMBER

R

NHS NUMBER

M

GS1 GLOBAL SERVICE RELATION NUMBER CHECK DIGIT

Mandation To carry details for the GS1 Service Relation Instance Number

To carry details for the GS1 Service Relation Instance Number.One occurrence of this group is permitted.

O

GS1 APPLICATION IDENTIFIER (GLOBAL)

O

GS1 SERVICE RELATION INSTANCE NUMBER

Mandation To carry details of the hospital identifiers

To carry details of the hospital identifiers.One occurrence of this group is permitted.

M

GS1 APPLICATION IDENTIFIER (INTERNAL)

M

ORGANISATION IDENTIFIER (CODE OF PROVIDER)

M

LOCAL PATIENT IDENTIFIER (EXTENDED)

O

GS1 GLOBAL LOCATION NUMBER

PATIENT DETAILS

To carry the patient descriptive details.One occurrence of this group is permitted.

Mandation

Data Elements

R

GS1 APPLICATION IDENTIFIER (INTERNAL)

R

PERSON FAMILY NAME

R

PERSON GIVEN NAME

R

DATE OF BIRTH (PATIENT IDENTIFICATION)

R

TIME OF BIRTH (PATIENT IDENTIFICATION)

BABY DETAILS

To carry details if the patient is a neonate or newborn baby. One occurrence of this group is permitted.

Mandation

Data Elements

R

GS1 APPLICATION IDENTIFIER (INTERNAL)

R

NUMBER OF BABIES IDENTIFICATION CODE (PATIENT IDENTIFICATION)

R

PERSON FAMILY NAME (MOTHER OF BABY)

O

PERSON GIVEN NAME (MOTHER OF BABY)

Also Known As

This data set is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Full name Automatic Identification and Data Capture for Patient Identification Data Set
Short name AIDC for Patient Identification