You can use this API action to access a list of patient allergies, as documented by a specific organization. A patient can have an allergy to medication, food, or materials, to name a few.
This API action may be a good fit for your organization if you perform any of these use cases:
- Decide or know the appropriate medication dosages for a patient’s allergies.
- Understand a patient’s environmental allergies (e.g., latex allergy).
You can use this API action with the Redox FHIR® API.
Your connection's system can return results with their own FHIR® or query-based API.
The following actions must be completed before attempting the steps below.
This table has notes about how to use parameters for this API action specifically, but it's not exhaustive. Refer to the AllergyIntolerance resource schema for more details.
You must include at least one identifier for the patient that the EHR system uses. If you don't have a patient identifier, search for a patient with demographics to find one.
You can refine your search by searching specifically for a patient's active, inactive, or resolved allergies).
The response contains one or more allergies for an individual patient. In a FHIR® response, you can find the total number of included allergies in the total array.
You could also receive an empty response body with no listed allergies. This doesn’t necessarily mean that the patient is allergy-free; it only means that the organization hasn’t documented any known allergies for the patient.
The returned data fields that should help inform your workflow the most are the clinicalStatus and reaction arrays.