Provincial Client Registry

The purpose of the PCR is to facilitate the unique and accurate identification of clients across the continuum of care and to improve the quality of client identification

What is it?

The Provincial Client Registry (PCR) is a repository of Ontario client information from trusted sources, uniquely identifying individuals based on demographic information, detecting duplicate records, and linking data from a variety of applications. PCR data includes: first name, middle name, last name, gender, date of birth, medical record, and health card numbers. The purpose of the PCR is to facilitate the unique and accurate identification of clients across the continuum of care and to improve the quality of client identification data at any location where a health service is offered.

 

The client registry supports ehealth programs such as identity, access and privacy (IAP), the Ontario laboratories information system (OLIS), digital imaging common services (DI CS), the cardiac care network, ConnectingGTA, patient results online, and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Registered Person Database (Ontario Health Insurance Plan).   


Lite Service Tests

  • PCR PIX/PDQ V2 end point: 142.222.17.102:2100

 

Standard

Interface/Interaction

Scenario(s) Involved

HL7V2

Patient Identity Cross-Referencing Query (PIX) ITI-9 

Get all identifiers across all sources associated with a health care client (by primary ID)

Patient Demographics Query (PDQ) ITI-21

Get demographics for a specific health care client (by primary ID)

                                    OR

Search for health care clients using demographics or a secondary ID


  • PCR HL7 V3 end point:  http://142.222.17.102:8080/on

  

Standard

Interface/Interaction

Scenario(s) Involved

HL7V3

Find Candidates Query - IN101103CA

Search for patients using demographics or a secondary ID

Get Client Demographics Query - IN101101CA

Get full set of demographics for a health care client using a primary ID

Find Associated Identifiers Query - IN101105CA

Get all identifiers across all sources associated with a health care client/patient.

 

 For the full details on these interactions, please refer to our full PCR Standards documentation.

 

 

Full Service Tests

For the Full Services there are NO restrictions to the interactions that are available through Lite Services, as well as there are additional interactions available.  Here is the full list of interactions available in PCR Full Service:

 

Use Case

Scenario(s) Involved

Trigger Event

HL7 V3 Interaction

HL7 V2 Interaction

Manage Health Client Records

Add Client Record

New Person Added Request

IN101201CA

(Active*)

-----

(Passive*)

Update Client Record

Person Demographics Revised

IN101204CA

(Active*)

-----

(Passive*)

Merge Client Records

Person Records Revised (Merge)

IN101204CA

(Active*)

-----

(Passive*)

Unmerge Client Records

Person Records Revised (Unmerge)

IN101204CA

(Active*)

-----

(Passive*)

Delete Client Record

Person Record Revised (Nullify)

IN101204CA

(Active*)

 -----

View Health Client Records

Find Candidates

Find Candidates Query

IN101103CA

ITI-21 - Patient Demographics Query (PDQ)

Find Candidates Response

IN101104CA

 -----

Find Health Care Client Associated Identifiers

Find Associated IDs Query

IN101105CA

ITI-9 - Patient Identity Cross-Referencing Query (PIX)

Find Associated IDs Response

IN101106CA

 -----

Get Health Care Client Demographics

Get Demographics Query

IN101101CA

ITI-21 - Patient Demographics Query (PDQ)

Get Demographics Response

IN101102CA

 -----

*Active (Ontario HL7V3) interfaces require the registration system to communicate directly to PCR to check for matching patients, before additional data is collected and written to file. Passive (HL7V2.4) interfaces require downstream systems to perform a merge after data is collected.

 

For the full details on these interactions, please refer to our full PCR Standards documentation.

Benefits

  • Single Client Identity

    • Uses a complex matching algorithm to link all client identities from any health care setting or source together to create a single, integrated client record
  • Superior Data Quality

    • Reduced chance of clinical error by assigning clinical data to wrong client
    • Internal team managing and coordination resolution of data quality issues
    • Reduced possibility of fragmented or missing client information due to multiple records for a single client

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