How to find current inpatients


#1

I’m back. Did you miss me? You probably don’t even know it’s me because I have a new user name. Way to easy to click the Google account than look up my old login information.

Well, we finally have a real project with real money behind it. Someone else is going to calculate the RoR (Risk of Readmission) but I have to find the records they’ll be doing the calculations on. So, the question is, what’s the determining factor with a FHIR query that a patient is currently an Inpatient?

We’re using Cerner Millennium if that makes a difference.

MArk B.


#2

You could check Encounter.class (=inpatient), Encounter.status(=in-progress), and possibly Encounter.period and Encounter.type as well.


#3

Agree with Michelle. A “patient” isn’t an inpatient or outpatient. Patient spans visits. Encounters can be inpatient or outpatient.