Search "verify list" in the box below to read our new article titled "HMIS Assessment Completed But Verify List Says 'HMIS Assessment Not Completed'" for instructions on clearing the "HMIS Assessment Not Completed" error on the Verify List for clients whose assessments are actually complete.

What is the Difference Between an ID and an Identifier?

All clients have both an ID and Identifier. These numbers can be different!

ID is a unique system generated HMIS number.  The ID cannot be changed or updated.

Identifier is a number that can be edited on the Client Intake Page > Demographics tab.  Identifiers default to the system generated ID number. However, you can create an Identifier on a client if they do not provide their first or last name, and can include combination of letters and numbers.

Most search pages use the Identifier field, not the ID field.

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