Provincial Client Registry
For health care organizations
The Provincial Client Registry (PCR) is the authoritative source for patient demographics and identifiers supporting electronic health records (EHRs) in Ontario. It provides a provincial patient identity and resolution service for health care providers to search for a patient, register a patient, and to enable access to a patient’s electronic health record, linking records from multiple points of care.
The PCR aggregates patient identity data in real-time from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Registered Persons Database (RPDB), hospitals, and participating health care organizations to provide current patient demographics and a comprehensive list of patient identifiers.