The ability to retrieve or search for patient records plays a pivotal role in bridging the gap between digital health solutions and the EHR systems used in hospitals and provider organizations.
Imagine a digital health application designed to remotely monitor patients' vital signs and treatment adherence. Before it can provide any meaningful insights or interventions, it must first identify the right patient within the hospital's electronic health record (EHR) system.
The Founda Health Platform offers two distinct methods to retrieve patient records, each tailored to specific needs:
- Demographics-Based: this approach is ideal when you have partial knowledge of a patient's details and wish to narrow down the search. However, it's not designed for generic, open-ended queries. To initiate this search, you'll need to provide a minimum set of essential demographics, typically including the first name, last name and date of birth.
- Identifier-Based: if you possess a patient's unique hospital identifier, this method guarantees an exact match, swiftly delivering the desired patient's information.
Once you have identified a patient match in the demographics-based search, the resulting unique patient identifier can be used in the "Retrieve Patient by identifier" interaction.
Learn how to implement these interactions with our example API calls on the pages below or have a jumpstart and download the .json collection for all Patient Demographics solutions here.