Listen for hospital admission updates

Listening for hospital admission updates is useful if you want notifications about movements within a specific hospital. Typically, you can use this API action so that you are notified when any of these events occur within your connection’s EHR system:

  • A patient is admitted to the hospital.
  • A patient is transferred to a different department of the hospital.
  • A patient is discharged from the hospital.

An event notification is triggered anytime there is an admission, transfer, or discharge for an individual patient within the hospital.

Supported systems

You can receive event notifications for this API action with the Redox FHIR® API.

Your connection's system can push event notifications to you with a polling or subscription type of system. 

Things you need to know

What's next?

Does this API action seem like a good fit for your unique workflow? If so, let your Redox rep know! You can begin development by downloading the relevant resource schema (which is noted in the relevant action step below), and deciding which data elements you need. Then head over to our Quickstart guide to dive right in.

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Action steps

Listen for patient registration updates (visit)

How to respond to event notifications

Upon receiving this type of event notification, you only need to respond with the relevant HTTP status code. After that, you decide what your system should do with the notification.

For a visit context, the EHR system sends an event notification for these scenarios:

  • A patient record is created at the time of hospital admission or visit.
  • A patient's demographics are updated during the hospital visit.

Event notification

Listen for patient preadmit notifications

How to respond to event notifications

Upon receiving this type of event notification, you only need to respond with the relevant HTTP status code. After that, you decide what your system should do with the notification.

The EHR system sends an event notification whenever a reservation is made for a hospital procedure or visit:

  • A patient makes an appointment for a surgery.
  • An L&D appointment is made for a patient.
  • A patient arrives at the ER and is triaged, prior to being officially admitted into a room for care.

Event notification

Listen for patient arrival notifications

How to respond to event notifications

Upon receiving this type of event notification, you only need to respond with the relevant HTTP status code. After that, you decide what your system should do with the notification.

The EHR system sends an event notification for each individual patient that checks in for a hospital or outpatient visit.

Event notification

Listen for patient transfer notifications

How to respond to event notifications

Upon receiving this type of event notification, you only need to respond with the relevant HTTP status code. After that, you decide what your system should do with the notification.

The EHR system sends an event notification whenever a patient is transferred to another department within the hospital (e.g., from the ER to ICU).

Event notification

Listen for patient discharge notifications

How to respond to event notifications

Upon receiving this type of event notification, you only need to respond with the relevant HTTP status code. After that, you decide what your system should do with the notification.

The EHR system sends an event notification for each patient that is discharged from the hospital.

Event notification