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  UN/EDIFACT  D.03A (Batch) Syntax version 3 Issue date 2003-06-23  
  Message type specification MEDPID
MEDPID 2 Person identification message  

TBG10 Healthcare

This specification provides the definition of the Person identification message (MEDPID) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.


1.1 Functional definition
The message is used to pass detailed information on persons from, for instance, health insurance agencies to local government in order to verify, add, change or delete person related data in information systems. The message may also be used to transfer person information between various application systems within one organisation (i.e. hospital).

Usually detailed person related information for one or more persons is sent from one organisation to another who will acknowledge the message that is sent and proceed with changing, adding or deleting person data in their own files or use the transferred information to check their own registers and send a verification message back.

1.2 Field of application
The Person identification message may be used for both national and international applications. It is based on universal practice related to administration, commerce and transport, and is not dependent on the type of business or industry.

This message may be applied for transfer of person related data between organisations that operate on local, regional, national and/or international level. These organisations typically operate in the field of healthcare, health insurance, government and public affairs.

1.3 Principles
Detailed person information may be transferred for more than one person.
For each person additional information about related persons and related names may be included.
The message may indicate the action that should be taken by the receiving party either to add, change, delete or verify the person information.

See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 1.


3.1 Standard terms and definitions
See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 2.


4.1 Data segment clarification
This section should be read in conjunction with the segment table which indicates mandatory, conditional and repeating requirements.
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