About this item
- Issue date:
- 29 March 2019
- Corporate Authors:
- Health Information Standards Organisation (HISO), Manatū Hauora - Ministry of Health
- Document date:
- 29 March 2019
- Mental health
- Copyright status:
Copyright Held by Non-Crown Party
- 978-1-98-850289-2 (online)
The PRIMHD Standard comprises the following three documents.
- 10023.1:2017 PRIMHD Data Process Standard
- 10023.2:2017 PRIMHD Data Set Standard
- 10023.3:2017 PRIMHD Code Set Standard
These documents should be read together. Their separation is solely to simplify the structure of the standard for ease of use. The standards are designed to promote interoperability of information systems within the health and disability sector.
Data Processes Standard
This document defines the common set of codes to be used for each data element of the Integrated Mental Health Collection (PRIMHD) data set that requires coding.
The adoption of a common code set for the health sector will reduce the need for complex interface programmes to translate or manipulate data being exchanged. It will also contribute towards creating a common understanding of data, thus allowing better analysis and interpretation.
Most codes fall into one of two categories:
These are codes or values that are used throughout the health sector, such as codes for ‘Title’ (Mr, Mrs, etc or organisation name, etc). These need to be used consistently.
Speciality specific codes
These are specific to mental health and addiction services, eg, HoNOS.
Please see the PRIMHD section for the latest file specification and requirements.