Retrieve a patient's transition of care document

If you want to access general clinical data for a patient, you can retrieve a transition of care document (CCD). Typically, you can use this for: 

  • Getting a current snapshot of a patient as clinical background for determining treatment; or
  • Learning details about a patient’s visit at another organization.

Patient identifier required

To use this API action, you must know the patient identifier. If you don’t, you must locate the appropriate identifier first. Learn how to search for a patient with demographics.

We recommend only using this API action for the two use cases above. For example, if you frequently work with another organization–by receiving transfers or seeing patients from that organization–this is a great option to get a summary of care. 

If you find that you only need pieces of data from the transition of care document, we recommend requesting only those pieces with more specific queries instead of retrieving a transition of care document.

Supported systems

You can use this API action with the Redox FHIR® API.

Talk to a Redoxer

It’s also possible to use the Redox Data Model API for this API action. Talk to a Redoxer to learn about your options if you want to use alternative integration methods.

Your connection's system can return results with their own FHIR®, SOAP-based CCD exchange, or query-based API. Or, they can use a push-based method, such as CCD push or Direct Trust messaging.

Using data on demand

It's possible that your connection's system can't support a query-based data exchange, but they may still be willing to provide results with a push-based method.

However, we understand that you may not want to store all that data—maybe you don't need all possible results and just want to query for what you want when you need it. If so, you can use this API action via our data on demand service, which stores the connection's data so that you can query from Redox "on demand." Learn more about data on demand.

Special considerations

Different organization, different data

Different organizations provide different amounts of data. Some may have very detailed information whereas another may have only a high-level overview. In some cases, one organization may provide discrete data while another provides non-discrete information. 

Patient versus visit document

The transition of care document may be either a patient summary or visit summary. Patient summaries represent a current—or nearly current—snapshot of the patient’s chart while visit summaries contain a patient’s chart for a specific visit and should be treated as accurate as of the visit date.

Action steps

Prerequisites

The following Actions must be completed before attempting the steps below.

Retrieve a patient's document list

Request parameters

Parameter
Required for this action
Notes
patient
Y
You must include the patient's resource.id. If you don't have this, you can find it using a search for a patient with demographics.

Returned results

Your search returns a list of related documents for one patient.

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Retrieve a patient's transition of care document

Request parameters

Parameter
Required for this action
Notes
_id
Y
The document ID for the document you want to retrieve. This is located in the response that you received to the document list request.

Returned results

When you search for a particular document, you receive the specified summary of care document for that patient.  

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