Device is a clinical FHIR Resource that acts as a record of a device that is associated with a patient. Typically these are implants, but can be any device that is used in patient care. This resource is commonly used to track pacemakers, defibrillators, and other implanted devices.
While a few payers may make this information available, almost all do not have this data unless it is submitted to the payer by providers for quality measures or other provider/payer data exchange programs, as it is not included with or derived from core claims generation.
The full list of search parameters can be found here. Some of the most important are:
The ID of the patient who used or has the device. We recommend using this search parameter along with the
While some servers may support a resource-level search without any parameters, not all do. We recommend using the format below with the patient ID via the
$PATIENT_ID wildcard as a search parameter.
This is a sample request using
curl "https://api.flexpa.com/fhir/Device?patient=$PATIENT_ID" \
-H "Authorization: Bearer $ACCESS_TOKEN"
This is a sample response from Anthem (CareEvolution) using in Flexpa APItest mode