Search with GET - Amazon HealthLake

Search with GET

You can search a HealthLake data store by making GET requests. HealthLake only supports providing query parameters as part of the URI, and not as part of a request body.

Note

For queries that involve Protected Health Information (PII) or Personally identifiable information (PHI) it's recommended to use POST requests. In a POST request, PII or PHI is added as part of the request body and is encrypted in transit.

The topic provides examples of how to search with GET using supported resource types in HealthLake.

  • Age: Age is not a defined resource type in FHIR. Instead, age is captured as a part of the patient resource type. To search for a group of patients based on specific age or age range, you need to use a supported search comparator. For more details, see Resource type: Patient in the FHIR Documentation Index.

  • Condition: This resource type stores details related to clinical concepts such as a diagnosis, situations, a clinical condition, and problems that have risen to a level of concern. To learn more, see Resource type: Condition in the FHIR Documentation Index. HealthLake creates new conditions based on documents found in the DocumentReference. These additions are excluded by default when making a POST request. To include them, you must specify valid identifier for a condition resource in your search.

  • DocumentReference:This resource type is supported by HealthLake. This resource type supports referencing documents of any type. To learn more, see Resource type: DocumentReference in the FHIR Documentation Index. HealthLake also provides integrated natural language processing (NLP) of documents found in the DocumentReference. To learn more, see Using automated resource generation based on natural language processing (NLP) of the FHIR DocumentReference resource type in Amazon HealthLake.

  • Location: This resource type includes both incidental locations (a place which is used for healthcare without prior designation or authorization) and dedicated, formally appointed locations For more details, see Resource type: Location in the FHIR Documentation Index.

  • Observation: Measurements and simple assertions made about a patient, device, or other subject. HealthLake creates new observation resources based on documents found in the DocumentReference resource. To learn more about how HealthLake create new resources, see Using automated resource generation based on natural language processing (NLP) of the FHIR DocumentReference resource type in Amazon HealthLake. These additions are excluded by default when making a POST request. To include them, you must specify a valid identifier for an observation resource in your search. To learn more, see Resource type: Observation in the FHIR Documentation Index.

Each tab shows an example of how to search on the specified resource type. It includes an example of how to specify the request in the URI, and the related JSON response.

Age

Use the following to make a GET-based search request on the Patient resource type. This search uses the eq search comparator to search for individuals who were born in 1997.

GET https://healthlake.your-region.amazonaws.com/datastore/your-datastore-id/r4//Patient?birthdate=eq1997

JSON Response

When successful, you will get a 200 HTTP response code.

Condition

Use the following to make a GET request on the Condition resource type. This search finds locations in your HealthLake data store that contain the medical code 72892002.

You have to specify a request URL and a request body. Here is an example request URL.

GET https://healthlake.your-region.amazonaws.com/datastore/your-datastore-id/r4/Condition?code=72892002

JSON Response

When successful, you will get a 200 HTTP response code. The following JSON response has been truncated for clarity.

{ "resourceType": "Bundle", "type": "searchset", "entry": [{ "resource": { "resourceType": "Condition", "id": "0063326c-6b42-4d13-af2f-1efe0a65f016", "meta": { "lastUpdated": "2022-08-23T00:22:49.681Z" }, "clinicalStatus": { "coding": [{ "system": "http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/condition-clinical", "code": "resolved" }] }, "verificationStatus": { "coding": [{ "system": "http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/condition-ver-status", "code": "confirmed" }] }, "code": { "coding": [{ "system": "http://snomed.info/sct", "code": "72892002", "display": "Normal pregnancy" }], "text": "Normal pregnancy" }, "subject": { "reference": "Patient/5fc0070a-696a-4855-94a9-175f1c641a33" }, "encounter": { "reference": "Encounter/44078ab9-7ac7-4731-9ac8-4b3ff21a7bdb" }, "onsetDateTime": "2019-08-15T01:19:17-07:00", "abatementDateTime": "2020-03-26T01:19:17-07:00", "recordedDate": "2019-08-15T01:19:17-07:00" }, "search": { "mode": "match" } }, { "resource": { "resourceType": "Condition", "id": "d00afdb2-1d2c-44fe-9f3b-033c0fe751a3", "meta": { "lastUpdated": "2022-08-23T00:20:47.100Z" }, "clinicalStatus": { "coding": [{ "system": "http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/condition-clinical", "code": "resolved" }] }, "verificationStatus": { "coding": [{ "system": "http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/condition-ver-status", "code": "confirmed" }] }, "code": { "coding": [{ "system": "http://snomed.info/sct", "code": "72892002", "display": "Normal pregnancy" }], "text": "Normal pregnancy" }, "subject": { "reference": "Patient/d0a5cd1e-8da7-41bd-9b2f-41eef45246e5" }, "encounter": { "reference": "Encounter/73758e67-4aaf-4e80-982b-8821f0b6fdfb" }, "onsetDateTime": "2019-06-13T20:37:40-07:00", "abatementDateTime": "2020-01-23T19:37:40-08:00", "recordedDate": "2019-06-13T20:37:40-07:00" }, "search": { "mode": "match" } } ] }
DocumentationReference

This example shows how to create a search request on the DocumentReference resource type for patients with a streptococcal diagnosis and who have also been prescribed amoxicillin.

GET /datastore/eeb8005725ae22b35b4edbdc68cf2dfd/r4/DocumentReference?_lastUpdated=le2021-12-19&infer-icd10cm-entity-text-concept-score;=streptococcal|0.6&infer-rxnorm-entity-text-concept-score=Amoxicillin|0.8 HTTP/1.1 Host: healthlake.us-east-1.amazonaws.com Content-Type: application/json Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential= (Redacted)

When successful you will get the following JSON response.

{ "resourceType": "Bundle", "type": "searchset", "entry": [ { "resource": { "resourceType": "DocumentReference", "id": "985c3e94-4219-4c79-97a1-c94694525e24", "meta": { "lastUpdated": "2020-11-23T06:09:10.719Z" }, "extension": [ { "url": "http://healthlake.amazonaws.com/aws-cm/", "extension": [ { "url": "http://healthlake.amazonaws.com/aws-cm/infer-icd10/", "extension": [ { "url": "http://healthlake.amazonaws.com/aws-cm/infer-icd10/raw-response", "valueString": "{Entities: [{Id: 0,Text: otitis media,Category: MEDICAL_CONDITION,Type: DX_NAME,Score: 0.9815994,BeginOffset: 151,EndOffset: 163,Attributes: [],Traits: [{Name: DIAGNOSIS,Score: 0.95042425}],ICD10CMConcepts: [{Description: Otitis media, unspecified, unspecified ear,Code: H66.90,Score: 0.7176407}, {Description: Otitis media, unspecified,Code: H66.9,Score: 0.6930445}, {Description: Otitis media, unspecified, left ear,Code: H66.92,Score: 0.688161}, {Description: Otitis media, unspecified, bilateral,Code: H66.93,Score: 0.6748094}, {Description: Otitis media, unspecified, right ear,Code: H66.91,Score: 0.6645618}]}, {Id: 1,Text: streptococcal sore throat,Category: MEDICAL_CONDITION,Type: DX_NAME,Score: 0.92208487,BeginOffset: 461,EndOffset: 486,Attributes: [],Traits: [],ICD10CMConcepts: [{Description: Streptococcal pharyngitis,Code: J02.0,Score: 0.55638546}, {Description: Acute streptococcal tonsillitis, unspecified,Code: J03.00,Score: 0.53159785}, {Description: Streptococcal sepsis, unspecified,Code: A40.9,Score: 0.51865804}, {Description: Acute pharyngitis, unspecified,Code: J02.9,Score: 0.45085955}, {Description: Streptococcal infection, unspecified site,Code: A49.1,Score: 0.41550553}]}, {Id: 3,Text: disorder,Category: MEDICAL_CONDITION,Type: DX_NAME,Score: 0.9191257,BeginOffset: 488,EndOffset: 496,Attributes: [],Traits: [{Name: DIAGNOSIS,Score: 0.93372077}],ICD10CMConcepts: [{Description: Parkinson's disease,Code: G20,Score: 0.6959145}, {Description: Illness, unspecified,Code: R69,Score: 0.68428487}, {Description: Disorder of bone, unspecified,Code: M89.9,Score: 0.6542605}, {Description: Unspecified mental disorder due to known physiological condition,Code: F09,Score: 0.6240179}, {Description: Mental disorder, not otherwise specified,Code: F99,Score: 0.61046}]}],ModelVersion: 0.1.0}" }, { "url": "http://healthlake.amazonaws.com/aws-cm/infer-icd10/model-version", "valueString": "0.1.0" }, { "url": "http://healthlake.amazonaws.com/aws-cm/infer-icd10/aws-cm-icd10-entity", "extension": [ { "url": "http://healthlake.amazonaws.com/aws-cm/infer-icd10/aws-cm-icd10-entity-id", "valueInteger": 0 }, { "url": "http://healthlake.amazonaws.com/aws-cm/infer-icd10/aws-cm-icd10-entity-text", "valueString": "otitis media" }, { "url": "http://healthlake.amazonaws.com/aws-cm/infer-icd10/aws-cm-icd10-entity-begin-offset", "valueInteger": 151 }, { "url": "http://healthlake.amazonaws.com/aws-cm/infer-icd10/aws-cm-icd10-entity-end-offset", "valueInteger": 163 }, { "url": "http://healthlake.amazonaws.com/aws-cm/infer-icd10/aws-cm-icd10-entity-score", "valueDecimal": 0.9815994 }, { "url": "http://healthlake.amazonaws.com/aws-cm/infer-icd10/aws-cm-icd10-entity-ConceptList", "extension": [ { "url": "http://healthlake.amazonaws.com/aws-cm/infer-icd10/aws-cm-icd10-entity-Concept", "extension": [ { "url": "http://healthlake.amazonaws.com/aws-cm/infer-icd10/aws-cm-icd10-entity-Concept-Code", "valueString": "H66.90" }, { "url": "http://healthlake.amazonaws.com/aws-cm/infer-icd10/aws-cm-icd10-entity-Concept-Description", "valueString": "Otitis media, unspecified, unspecified ear" }, { "url": "http://healthlake.amazonaws.com/aws-cm/infer-icd10/aws-cm-icd10-entity-Concept-Score", "valueDecimal": 0.7176407 } ] }, { "url": "http://healthlake.amazonaws.com/aws-cm/infer-icd10/aws-cm-icd10-entity-Concept", "extension": [ { "url": "http://healthlake.amazonaws.com/aws-cm/infer-icd10/aws-cm-icd10-entity-Concept-Code", "valueString": "H66.9" }, { "url": "http://healthlake.amazonaws.com/aws-cm/infer-icd10/aws-cm-icd10-entity-Concept-Description", "valueString": "Otitis media, unspecified" }, { "url": "http://healthlake.amazonaws.com/aws-cm/infer-icd10/aws-cm-icd10-entity-Concept-Score", "valueDecimal": 0.6930445 } ] }, { "url": "http://healthlake.amazonaws.com/aws-cm/infer-icd10/aws-cm-icd10-entity-Concept", "extension": [ { "url": "http://healthlake.amazonaws.com/aws-cm/infer-icd10/aws-cm-icd10-entity-Concept-Code", "valueString": "H66.92" } ] }
Location

Use the following to make a GET request on the Location resource type. This search finds locations in your HealthLake data store that contain the city name Boston as part of the address.

GET https://healthlake.your-region.amazonaws.com/datastore/your-datastore-id/r4//Location?address=boston

JSON Response

When successful, you will get a 200 HTTP response code. The JSON response has been truncated for clarity.

{ "resourceType": "Bundle", "type": "searchset", "entry": [ { "resource": { "resourceType": "Location", "id": "0a6903c7-25c5-4ae4-8354-be88f9c5f2ee", "meta": { "lastUpdated": "2022-08-23T00:24:24.570Z" }, "status": "active", "name": "BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL", "telecom": [ { "system": "phone", "value": "6177325500" } ], "address": { "line": [ "75 FRANCIS STREET" ], "city": "BOSTON", "state": "MA", "postalCode": "02115", "country": "US" }, "position": { "longitude": -71.020173, "latitude": 42.33196 }, "managingOrganization": { "reference": "Organization/27379046-608b-32f0-9df7-8c833cf5d11d", "display": "BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL" } }, "search": { "mode": "match" } }, { "resource": { "resourceType": "Location", "id": "3cc3ad99-e0ff-48b4-b277-052abfc41058", "meta": { "lastUpdated": "2022-08-23T00:19:37.029Z" }, "status": "active", "name": "NEW ENGLAND BAPTIST HOSPITAL", "telecom": [ { "system": "phone", "value": "6177545800" } ], "address": { "line": [ "125 PARKER HILL AVENUE" ], "city": "BOSTON", "state": "MA", "postalCode": "02120", "country": "US" }, "position": { "longitude": -71.020173, "latitude": 42.33196 }, "managingOrganization": { "reference": "Organization/9a7149fa-49fc-3c87-b935-d29c55808717", "display": "NEW ENGLAND BAPTIST HOSPITAL" } }, "search": { "mode": "match" } }, { "resource": { "resourceType": "Location", "id": "3f956715-3890-4235-85be-3fba5e3488ee", "meta": { "lastUpdated": "2022-08-23T00:23:38.981Z" }, "status": "active", "name": "MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL", "telecom": [ { "system": "phone", "value": "6177262000" } ], "address": { "line": [ "55 FRUIT STREET" ], "city": "BOSTON", "state": "MA", "postalCode": "02114", "country": "US" }, "position": { "longitude": -71.020173, "latitude": 42.33196 }, "managingOrganization": { "reference": "Organization/d78e84ec-30aa-3bba-a33a-f29a3a454662", "display": "MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL" } }, "search": { "mode": "match" } }, { "resource": { "resourceType": "Location", "id": "6cc07b51-7287-443c-b772-c864f7831e13", "meta": { "lastUpdated": "2022-08-23T00:21:11.045Z" }, "status": "active", "name": "TUFTS MEDICAL CENTER", "telecom": [ { "system": "phone", "value": "6176365000" } ], "address": { "line": [ "800 WASHINGTON STREET" ], "city": "BOSTON", "state": "MA", "postalCode": "02111", "country": "US" }, "position": { "longitude": -71.020173, "latitude": 42.33196 }, "managingOrganization": { "reference": "Organization/b7175ab4-bde5-3848-891b-579bccb77c7c", "display": "TUFTS MEDICAL CENTER" } }, "search": { "mode": "match" } }, { "resource": { "resourceType": "Location", "id": "8101300f-f685-49e7-b428-43b7855c39ee", "meta": { "lastUpdated": "2022-08-23T00:22:06.474Z" }, "status": "active", "name": "BOSTON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL", "telecom": [ { "system": "phone", "value": "6177356000" } ], "address": { "line": [ "300 LONGWOOD AVENUE" ], "city": "BOSTON", "state": "MA", "postalCode": "02115", "country": "US" }, "position": { "longitude": -71.020173, "latitude": 42.33196 }, "managingOrganization": { "reference": "Organization/d7b11827-25f2-350b-bcd8-939fc59851b0", "display": "BOSTON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL" } }, "search": { "mode": "match" } }, { "resource": { "resourceType": "Location", "id": "8b7641d3-6997-48bb-bd60-23e35dfaae9d", "meta": { "lastUpdated": "2022-08-23T00:20:47.099Z" }, "status": "active", "name": "BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S FAULKNER HOSPITAL", "telecom": [ { "system": "phone", "value": "6179837000" } ], "address": { "line": [ "1153 CENTRE STREET" ], "city": "BOSTON", "state": "MA", "postalCode": "02130", "country": "US" }, "position": { "longitude": -71.020173, "latitude": 42.33196 }, "managingOrganization": { "reference": "Organization/d733d4a9-080d-3593-b910-2366e652b7ea", "display": "BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S FAULKNER HOSPITAL" } }, "search": { "mode": "match" } }, { "resource": { "resourceType": "Location", "id": "998ef80b-7b58-4dc3-99ac-c440ec9e282d", "meta": { "lastUpdated": "2022-08-23T00:21:11.046Z" }, "status": "active", "name": "BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S FAULKNER HOSPITAL", "telecom": [ { "system": "phone", "value": "6179837000" } ], "address": { "line": [ "1153 CENTRE STREET" ], "city": "BOSTON", "state": "MA", "postalCode": "02130", "country": "US" }, "position": { "longitude": -71.020173, "latitude": 42.33196 }, "managingOrganization": { "reference": "Organization/d733d4a9-080d-3593-b910-2366e652b7ea", "display": "BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S FAULKNER HOSPITAL" } }, "search": { "mode": "match" } }, { "resource": { "resourceType": "Location", "id": "c454bed3-7013-4376-81cf-4f49342f1402", "meta": { "lastUpdated": "2022-08-23T00:24:24.573Z" }, "status": "active", "name": "MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL", "telecom": [ { "system": "phone", "value": "6177262000" } ], "address": { "line": [ "55 FRUIT STREET" ], "city": "BOSTON", "state": "MA", "postalCode": "02114", "country": "US" }, "position": { "longitude": -71.020173, "latitude": 42.33196 }, "managingOrganization": { "reference": "Organization/d78e84ec-30aa-3bba-a33a-f29a3a454662", "display": "MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL" } }, "search": { "mode": "match" } }, { "resource": { "resourceType": "Location", "id": "ca5e7f65-4eb5-4bff-9a6f-07bc80acf8d0", "meta": { "lastUpdated": "2022-08-23T00:20:47.100Z" }, "status": "active", "name": "BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL CENTER", "telecom": [ { "system": "phone", "value": "6176677000" } ], "address": { "line": [ "330 BROOKLINE AVENUE" ], "city": "BOSTON", "state": "MA", "postalCode": "02215", "country": "US" }, "position": { "longitude": -71.020173, "latitude": 42.33196 }, "managingOrganization": { "reference": "Organization/cb6a50e0-af76-3758-99ad-3200ede03fff", "display": "BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL CENTER" } }, "search": { "mode": "match" } } ] }
Observation

Use the following to make a GET-based search request on the Observation resource type. This search uses the value-concept search parameter to look for medical code, 266919005. This status indicates Never smoker.

You have to specify a request URL and a query string. Here is an example request URL.

POST https://healthlake.your-region.amazonaws.com/datastore/your-datastore-id/r4/Observation?value-concept=266919005

To specify the status, Never smoker, set value-concept=266919005 as the query string.

JSON Response

When successful, you will get a 200 HTTP response code. The following JSON response has been truncated for clarity.

{ "resourceType": "Bundle", "type": "searchset", "link": [{ "relation": "next", "url": "https://healthlake.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/datastore/3651c6d3c1e81e785adba06b710b52a9/r4/Observation?value-concept=266919005&=AAMA-EFRSURBSGlpcGIyN250ZG9WRXVnTTFOdmtxQk9Bb3Y0YjhVcVdUMGV0eVozNmdjQU9nRjRNUUtscjhCZ1NMUG84VGNqN09nNEFBQUFmakI4QmdrcWhraUc5dzBCQndhZ2J6QnRBZ0VBTUdnR0NTcUdTSWIzRFFFSEFUQWVCZ2xnaGtnQlpRTUVBUzR3RVFRTXI1VWxTbC9lZksydlVkMlpBZ0VRZ0R2bnF6cFFtQzBPdDBXaE82ZWhqbW92QndlcmVkVVBrbU40cnlsWGI1VWJJVWdxVDhUZkxqS3dHSHZOQUNZWkVsajZsa05FNzV6R1dtZnhSZz09tEeRZ6lNDlYyIdmiLObGMU7YIThPsFO5z9gTfXONPrm7i8GdXQgsbBjgMu2BrOFUdPhGOf4Ly8aBOGcCjN60es9nGG27XzRk_3_CkaVjEFZFlbwmPvWM6RXGKdbyExLlR3yOdIFQscvlT1iKj5DlHHLQDanYppTopxDRpTsiy8MozsqK0ENS0NLViqJsCCSmGOxuTZYllB5dckwimpQKfesMxmc_LKEmsjc=" }], "entry": [{ "resource": { "resourceType": "Observation", "id": "000038e0-71c6-4cc0-9c6c-50c8b1c53309", "meta": { "lastUpdated": "2022-11-03T01:02:38.981Z" }, "status": "final", "category": [{ "coding": [{ "system": "http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/observation-category", "code": "survey", "display": "survey" }] }], "code": { "coding": [{ "system": "http://loinc.org", "code": "72166-2", "display": "Tobacco smoking status NHIS" }], "text": "Tobacco smoking status NHIS" }, "subject": { "reference": "Patient/598c9d7a-0494-448e-a81e-d50e3606e8db" }, "encounter": { "reference": "Encounter/86bdee4a-2aa9-474a-b43f-6237cd68e512" }, "effectiveDateTime": "2019-12-11T19:44:57-08:00", "issued": "2019-12-11T19:44:57.438-08:00", "valueCodeableConcept": { "coding": [{ "system": "http://snomed.info/sct", "code": "266919005", "display": "Never smoker" }], "text": "Never smoker" } }, "search": { "mode": "match" } }, { "resource": { "resourceType": "Observation", "id": "0c2f6260-e671-4cfd-ac3d-e75f073fa3cd", "meta": { "lastUpdated": "2022-11-03T01:05:21.488Z" }, "status": "final", "category": [{ "coding": [{ "system": "http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/observation-category", "code": "survey", "display": "survey" }] }], "code": { "coding": [{ "system": "http://loinc.org", "code": "72166-2", "display": "Tobacco smoking status NHIS" }], "text": "Tobacco smoking status NHIS" }, "subject": { "reference": "Patient/89d9a9b7-9720-4881-a2ab-d7907544b26f" }, "encounter": { "reference": "Encounter/8ebba7b0-fdfc-4ec1-a9aa-907cccf60925" }, "effectiveDateTime": "2018-11-17T03:59:36-08:00", "issued": "2018-11-17T03:59:36.550-08:00", "valueCodeableConcept": { "coding": [{ "system": "http://snomed.info/sct", "code": "266919005", "display": "Never smoker" }], "text": "Never smoker" } }, "search": { "mode": "match" } } ] }