Listen for hospital admission updates

Listening for hospital admission updates is useful if you want to know 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.

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

Supported systems

You can receive notifications like this with the Redox FHIR® API.

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

Lightweight or detailed notification

Depending on your connection’s capabilities, you can opt in for lightweight or detailed notifications. 

Typically, a lightweight notification is a bare bones message that says “something is new” or “something has changed,” along with the relevant identifier (e.g, patient, visit #). Lightweight notifications generally trigger you to do something within your own workflow or to query for more information. 

On the other hand, a detailed notification means that you receive all the data about what’s new or what has changed. This might be useful if you need to persist all that data in your system to complete your own unique workflow.

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)

For a visit context, the EHR system sends a 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.

To review technical specifications for this notification, refer to the Patient Registered schema.

How to respond to FHIR notifications

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

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Listen for patient preadmit notifications

The EHR system sends a 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.

To review technical specifications for this notification, refer to the Patient Pre Admitted schema.

How to respond to FHIR notifications

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

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Listen for patient arrival notifications

The EHR system sends a notification for each individual patient that checks in for a hospital or outpatient visit. To review technical specifications for this notification, refer to the Patient Arrived schema.

How to respond to FHIR notifications

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

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Listen for patient transfer notifications

The EHR system sends a notification whenever a patient is transferred to another department within the hospital (e.g., from the ER to ICU). To review technical specifications for this notification, refer to the Patient Transferred schema.

How to respond to FHIR notifications

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

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Listen for patient discharge notifications

The EHR system sends a notification for each patient that is discharged from the hospital. To review technical specifications for this notification, refer to the Patient Discharged schema.

How to respond to FHIR notifications

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

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