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; or
  • 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. 

Special considerations

Common applications

This API action may be useful for census systems since the incoming data is from a specific organization, which may include one or multiple sites. 

Alternatively, if your system acts upon a patient admission, discharge, or transfer into a given department, you could use this API action and time your workflow to begin after you receive the applicable event. For example, if you want to send device information to patients after they have been admitted to the hospital.

Filters

You can’t filter notifications for a specific list of patients, but you can create a filter to receive notifications from a specific department within a hospital. For example, you may only be interested in patient discharge from a specific floor or department. Learn more about filters.

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 whenever:

  • a patient record is created at the time of hospital admission or visit; or
  • 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. For example:

  • when a patient makes an appointment for a surgery;
  • when an L&D appointment is made for a patient;
  • when 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