bradbajuz bradbajuz - 2 months ago 24
C# Question

Rails POST request to Practice Fusion API

I'm working with the Practice Fusion API to receive pending orders. I'm trying to write a POST request to acknowledge the downloaded orders that were received during the GET request. Once Practice Fusion receives the POST request, the pending orders are removed.

Gems I'm using:

rest-client

simple_hl7 --Used for hl7 parsing

Here's my working GET request:

def download_pf_orders
download_count = 0
uri = "#{PF_TEST_PENDING_API_URL}"
rest_resource = RestClient::Resource.new(uri, PF_TEST_USERNAME, PF_TEST_PASSWORD)

begin
response = rest_resource.get(accept: 'application/json')
json = JSON.parse(response)

json.each do |data|

sequence = data['SequenceNumber']
puts "### Last Sequence Number: #{sequence}"

PfOrder.create(
sequence_number: data['SequenceNumber'],
message_guid: data['MessageGuid'],
hl7_document: data['Hl7Document']
)
download_count += 1
end
rescue => e
puts "### Status Code: #{e.response.code} ###"
end
puts "### Downloaded Orders: #{download_count} ###"
end


Here's the POST request criteria outlined by Practice Fusion:


Sample HL7 ACK Message



Given a retrieved order message with the following MSH segment:



MSH|^~\&|PracticeFusion|ClientID|||20130930225002+0000||OML^O21^OML_O21|a783a
5d7-c9b2-42e9-abb1-a1b473079512|P|2.5.1|||AL|NE|||||ELINCS_MT-OML-1_1.0

The expected HL7 ACK message would contain the following MSH and MSA segments:



MSH|^~\&|PracticeFusion|VendorCode||ClientID|20130930225002+0000||ACK^ELINCS^
ACK_ELINCS|MessageControlID|P|2.5.1||||||||| ELINCS_MT-ACK-1_1.0

MSA|CA|a783a5d7-c9b2-42e9-abb1-a1b473079512

***As indicated by the color coordination in the sample order and acknowledgement message above, your ACK logic should populate MSH-6
Client ID of the acknowledgement using the MSH-4 Client ID value of
the associated order, and the MSA-2 value using the control ID in
MSH-10 of the order message.

***The ‘Vendor Code’ value populated in MSH-4 of your acknowledgement message is a unique value assigned by Practice Fusion. Please contact
your implementation resource for this value if it has not previously
been provided.


Here's some provided C# sample code to accomplish this:

/// <summary>
/// Post an HL7 Order Acknowledgement message back to PracticeFusion to signal
acceptance...
/// </summary>
static void AcknowledgeOrder(string hl7AckMessage)
{
var request = (HttpWebRequest)
WebRequest.Create(ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["OrderAcknowledgementUri"]);
request.PreAuthenticate = true;
request.Credentials = new
NetworkCredential(ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["PF.ApiUserName"],
ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["PF.ApiPassword"]);
request.Method = WebRequestMethods.Http.Post;
request.ContentType = "application/x-www-form-urlencoded";
using (var writer = new StreamWriter(request.GetRequestStream()))
{
writer.Write(hl7AckMessage);
}
}

Answer

I figured this out. This method will successfully POST back but still needs to account if orders have been posted successfully.

def acknowledge_pf_order
  hl7_message = PfOrder.all
  hl7_message.each do |msg|
    clean_msg = msg.hl7_document.gsub(/\r/, '')

    msh_segment = clean_msg.gsub(MSH)
    msh_segment.each do |seg|
      parsed_msh = SimpleHL7::Message.parse(seg)

      parsed_msh.msh[4] = 'yourVendorCode'
      parsed_msh.msh[6] = 'yourClientID'

      message_id = parsed_msh.msh[10]
      ack_message = parsed_msh.to_hl7

      msa_segment = "\nMSA|CA|#{message_id.to_s}"

      payload = ack_message << msa_segment

      uri = "#{PF_TEST_ACK_API_URL}"
      rest_resource = RestClient::Resource.new(uri, PF_TEST_USERNAME, PF_TEST_PASSWORD)

      response = rest_resource.post payload, content_type: 'text/plain'
      puts "### POST Status Code: #{response.code} ###"
    end
  end
end