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: lite.innovation-lab.ca: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://lite.innovation-lab.ca: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.

 

 

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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