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EDI Guidelines

Electronic Data Interchange

Provincial Health Services Authority has embarked on a unique initiative to standardize electronic data interchange (EDI) for business transactions with our suppliers. The goal of this initiative is to expand and advance the automated interchange that allows for quick and accurate ordering, delivery, receipt, and payment across PHSA’s provincial supply chain.

PHSA Supply Chain’s EDI Engagement team will be reaching out to our partners in the supplier community to start the process of standardizing document exchange to the benefit of both parties.

Suppliers wishing to start a new EDI trading partnership or wishing to proactively expand on existing partnerships can contact for more details.

Our approach

The following principles guide our approach to EDI:

  • Maximize value by engaging high volume partners.
  • Prioritize the exchange of documents that are compliant with systems on both sides
  • Work with one provincial standard that will work for health care supply chains across British Columbia


DownloadPHSA EDI Engagement package

The package will contain the following documents:

Document title
Last Updated
PHSA SC EDI Process Overview.pdf
Aug 15 2021
PHSA SC EDI Guidelines.pdf
Aug 15 2021
810 Specification Detail.pdf
Aug 15 2021
832 Specification Detail.pdf
Aug 15 2021
850 Specification Detail.pdfAug 15 2021
855 Specification Detail.pdf
Dec 06, 2023
856 Specification Detail.pdf 
Aug 15 2021
Specification Review Feedback Template.xlsx 
Aug 15 2021
Appendix 1 – qualifiers and codes.pdf
Aug 15 2021
PHSA SC EDI Intake Questionnaire.pdf Aug 15 2021

SOURCE: EDI Guidelines ( )
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