Access data on patient encounters with healthcare providers. Retrieve details on appointments, consultations, and interactions with healthcare professionals. Useful for understanding a patient's healthcare journey and treatment history.
To access this clinical data you'll need the patient identifier, obtainable through the Retrieve Patient interaction.
Retrieving the list of encounters can be done by sending a GET request. The request is sent to the Encounter endpoint:
Where <region> should be defined according to the different Founda regions and <org-x> should be replaced with the Healthcare Provider's organization ID that you are integrated with.
The response contains a Bundle with 0, 1 or N matching Encounters. The full Encounter resource can be retrieved with the identifier of the selected Encounter from the result set.
Founda adheres to recognized standards (IHE, HL7 FHIR) to ensure compatibility and harmonization among diverse systems. If there is a profile available for an interaction, it is recommended and preferred to follow the prescribed transactions.
The Retrieve Encounter interaction with the Founda Platform is based on the IHE QEDm profile. To indicate that the request and response should comply with PCC-44, the _profile parameter should be included to the search set: .../Encounter?_profile=https://profiles.ihe.net/ITI/QEDm.
In order to comply with the PCC-44 transaction, the interaction should at least support the parameter in the table below. Additional search parameters, as defined in the FHIR Encounter resource, can be used as well.
The patient to search data for
patient + date
reference + date
The patient to search data for + the date of creation of the resource
*At least one of the combinations has to be supported