Creating Patients

The flow for creating patients is as follows:

  • Upsert your patient to Zus as described here. This allows you to conditionally create a patient within Zus. That means that if the patient doesn't exist you'll create (POST) them, if they do exist you'll update (PUT) them. Be sure to include your local identifier for your patient to allow for association between your system and Zus.


When creating a patient, Zus will rapidly stamp a Universal Patient Identifier (UPID) on that patient. The UPID will be useful later when you want to pull data on that patient across all organizations that responded with information about the patient.


You can always check what data we've pulled on your patient by viewing them within fhirPlace and the Zus Application!

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