The personal demographics service (PDS) helps healthcare professionals to identify patients and match them to their health records. It also allows them to contact and communicate with patients in a number of ways, including by text and email.
Personal Demographics Service (PDS) settings
The Personal Demographics Service (PDS) settings can be found on your practice's feature settings page.
They can be used to:
Enable adding of patients via PDS
This setting allows non-digital patients to be added to PATCHS for your practice, using details from PDS.
Enable updating of patients via PDS
This setting allows non-digital patients' demographic details to to be automatically updated using details from PDS.
Enable comparing of patient's contact details via PDS
This setting enables the feature that will compare a digital patient’s contact details with PDS and where there is a difference, the staff user will see a warning banner below the patient details.