License the HIN System

License the HIN System

The HIN System is currently comprised of two separate databases, each of which is offered under separate license.

The databases are:

  1. HIN Human Health Facility Database – Includes all healthcare facilities identified by SHIP TO address.
  2. HIN Animal Health Database – Includes both veterinarians and animal health facilities, identified by practice location and SHIP TO address respectively.

Why Use the HIN?

The HIN was developed to establish a common reference for identifying health care entities in electronic transactions between trading partners. The overall objectives of the HIN are to provide:

  • Consistency – Use the same identifier when referring to the same entity or organization.
  • Accuracy – Increase the accuracy of distributor reporting and manufacturer sales analysis by the use of a consistent identifier, and by the elimination of cross-reference files for each distributor.
  • Efficiency – Reduce the amount of clerical effort needed by manufacturers to research and maintain cross-reference files.
  • Timeliness – Publish new identifiers and updates periodically to authorized manufacturers and distributors so that they can maintain their files on a timely basis. Reduce the look-up effort and reduce the lag-time in rebate payments.

Visit our HIN resources section to access additional documentation about the System.

Interested in Becoming a HIN Licensee?

If you are interested in becoming a HIN licensee, complete the appropriate application form from the list below, as well as the Data License Agreement.

*All fees are non-refundable.

Data License Agreement


Human Health Facility Licensee Application

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Animal Health Licensee Application


Contact HIBCC Today

If you have any questions about the HIN licensing process, please contact us.