Subscribe to new Patient resource

From this tutorial you will learn how to make Aidbox notify your service when a new Patient resource is created using Subscription module.

Aidbox subscriptions module is a way to subscribe and get notifications about updating resources on server. It introduces two new resourceTypes into Aidbox:

  • SubsSubscription β€” a meta-resource, which binds events (create/update/delete resource) with communication channel through which a subscriber will be notified about.

  • SubsNotification β€” a resource, which represents the notification with its status (sent or not).

In order to start receive notifications, you have to register your services as a subscriber in Aidbox by creating a SubsSubscription resource.

As external service to integrate Aidbox with, we will use RequestCatcher. We will use aidbox name, so the final name of our service will be https://aidbox.requestcatcher.com/. You can use your own name.

Open https://aidbox.requestcatcher.com/ in new tab, then create next SubsSubsription resource in your Aidbox instance:

POST /SubsSubscription

id: new-patient-sub
status: active
trigger:
  Patient: 
    event: ['create']
channel:
  type: rest-hook
  endpoint: https://aidbox.requestcatcher.com/new-patient
  timeout:  1000
  payload:
    content: full-resource
    contentType: json

After that, aidbox sends a handshake notification on channel.endpoint, which you can see on your opened tab with RequestCatcher.

Let's create a new patient then.

POST /Patient

id: john-smith 
name:
- given: [John]
  family: Smith

# Response: 201 Created

Then you can back to RequestCatcher service and see a new notification.

And next, you can see SubsNotification resource created for this notification in Aidbox.

GET /SubsNotification?_sort=-lastUpdated

# Response

type: searchset
resourceType: Bundle
entry:
- resource:
    id: 17efebc5-c4e2-4db8-b999-dd5c24b7dfc5
    resourceType: SubsNotification
    status: success
    duration: 99
    response: {body: request caught, status: 200}
    notification:
      type: notification
      event: create
      resource:
        id: john-smith
        name:
        - given: [John]
          family: Smith
        resourceType: Patient
    subscription: {id: new-patient-sub, resourceType: SubsSubscription}
# ... other notification

If you will update your patient, then the notification will not be created, because we subscribed only for the creation of a Patient resource.

PUT /Patient/john-smith

name:
- given: [John]
  family: Smith
gender: male

# Response: 200 OK

Check RequestCatcher and SubsNotification. You will not find new notifications there.

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