Release Notes

Stay up to date with the newest updates and improvements at Particle Health.

Week of July 15, 2024

🚀 What's New

  • Added a Conditions page in the Particle UI.
  • Exposed the ‘code system’ for Allergies.
  • Updated the medications table on the Snapshot page to only show the ‘active’ medications.

🐛 Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue in the Particle UI where an XML document, once opened in the CCDA viewer and closed, would not subsequently open and render the data in the CCDA viewer.

Week of July 8, 2024

🚀 What's New

  • We've released our new Referral Management product, which enables customers to enroll a cohort of patients to monitor for referrals and specialist visits.
  • We've built out more robust Sandbox functionality for development and testing our Monitoring offering, including Referral Management workflows. Check out the documentation here!
  • NPI is now a required field when placing any requests to create a new project via our Management API. As NPI is a requirement for creating any new entries in the Carequality directory, Particle must receive this information in order to set up any new projects. See API specifications here.

Week of June 24, 2024

🚀 What's New

  • Particle now supports batch querying! Read about all the details here!
  • Particle now enforces LOINC code validation for documents received via bi-directionality workflows. This means that customers will be unable to send invalid class codes e.g. pcpr where LOINC codes are expected.
  • Updates to the retrieved document file names! See details in previous release notes!

Week of June 17, 2024

🚀 What's New

  • The UI has a few small enhancements:
    • Added 'email' and 'phone number' as optional input fields to query for a patient.
    • Social History page by default shows the most recent, unique social history. To see the full history, use the toggle on the page.

⌛Coming Soon

Week of June 10, 2024

🚀 What's New

  • The UI now includes some additional data!
    • Patient's insurance information
    • Patient's family history
    • Procedure reason associated with each performed procedure

⌛Coming Soon

Week of June 3, 2024

⌛Coming Soon

  • Updates to the retrieved document file names! The file name convention that Particle currently follows is Type_FacilityName_Date.xml. In the next few weeks, Particle will be updating the file name convention to be Type_FacilityName_Date_UUID.xmle.g., Medical_Summary_Provider_LLC_2022-11-08T000000Z_3ae7fa2a-0bd5-4622-9d19-932a08f4a3b2.xml. By appending the UUID to the file name as the last segment before the extension, Particle is intending to address duplicate file names so that customers are able to distinguish between different files for the same patient. This file name convention update will also be reflected in Particle's Sandbox environment! Please make the appropriate plans to ensure that you do not experience any breaking changes with this update, especially if you are expecting or parsing specific fields within the file name.

Week of May 27, 2024

🐛 Bug Fixes

  • Addressed several data validation issues that were causing some data to not save to customers' FHIR store.
  • Fixed an issue where some data (e.g. medication dosage units) were missing in the FLAT dataset due to invalid RxNorm codes.
  • Fixed a 500 error when triggering the ADT flow in Particle's Sandbox environment.

Week of May 20, 2024

🚀 What's New

  • Several enhancements to Patient Onboarding !
    • Ability to re-query a previously queried patient without needing to re-type the patient demographics.
    • 'Gender' field is a dropdown list of options and defaults to no option being pre-selected.
    • Clinical notes modals can be closed at the top or bottom of the modal, or via the `ESC' key. This is handy for lengthy clinical notes!
    • Medications page now displays Open vs Closed medications in two separate views. This is useful in quickly determining what are the active (or unknown) medications for a patient. It allows users to not review historic medications, where unnecessary.

🐛 Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where customers were missing PractitionerRoles when calling the FHIR api.
  • Fixed two issues in our Sandbox environment. One issue was unavailable FHIR data for a FLAT query. The other issue was the POST HL7v2 ADT notification endpoint being inaccessible.

Week of May 13, 2024

🚀 What's New

Week of May 6, 2024

🚀 What's New

  • Customers can now query Particle to see what their queries’ ‘expected completion time’ is. Go to the Query Completion Time page to learn more!

🐛 Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where FLAT queries were not properly being transformed. Impacted customers' data will be backfilled.

Week of April 29, 2024

🐛 Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the source documents were not displaying on the Documentations page in Patient History UI.

Week of April 22, 2024

🚀 What's New

  • Several enhancements to our Patient Onboarding product!
    • Added filtering to the Documents page, aligning functionality with other pages.
    • Show or hide encounters with incomplete records. By default, we will not show a record if any two of the following data elements are missing: start date, facility name or facility address, and clinical notes. But, if there are only notes available, Particle will (by default) display that record.
    • Show or hide labs with incomplete records. By default, Particle will not show a record if any of the following data elements are missing: name, value or date, or if there are only OID values in the value field.
    • Search for data by using ‘from’ → ‘to’ date filters. Users now have more flexibility to find the data they are looking for.
    • Search is enabled for ‘Conditions’ on the ‘Patient Overview’ page.
    • Allergies data has been moved from the ‘Patient Overview’ page to its own ‘Allergies’ page.
    • Ability to print data from the CCDA viewer on the ‘Documents’ page. Users can expand/collapse data in the viewer and reorder the displayed data, choosing what they want to view (or, print) and how they want to display it.

🐛 Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the date sort was not working properly on the Documents page in Patient History UI. We were incorrectly treating the ‘Date’ as a string field and not a date.
⌛Coming Soon
  • Data normalization that will enrich clinical data. Normalization will pull disparate codes and descriptive text (for medication, lab, procedure, problem domains) into a commonly understood vocabulary.

Week of April 15, 2024

🚀 What's New

  • Allergies are now deduplicated in the Onboarding Patient History UI and APIs!

Week of April 1, 2024

🚀 What's New

  • With the launch of our partnership with NY state HIE Healthix, we now support querying for EMR data from Healthix. This includes upgrades to our Patients API to support Healthix requirements to collect patient consent. Check out full details on this new offering here!

Week of March 11, 2024

🚀 What's New

  • We've updated the timeframe for customers to access CCDAs from two to thirty days.
  • Social History is now included in our Onboarding offering!
  • Patient History now includes the performing provider associated with each performed procedure.
  • Improved testing of Deltas capability in our Sandbox environment.

Week of February 26, 2024

🚀 What's New

🐛 Bug Fixes

  • One of our national HIE partners, CommonWell, has been experiencing an outage since 2/22/24.We’ve implemented several temporary workarounds to bypass any calls to CommonWell, to ensure that customers can continue call the Patients API and query Carequality and eHealthExchange in the meantime. Check out the latest updates on our status page.

Week of February 19, 2024

🚀 What's New

  • We've released our new Patient Monitoring Offering, which enables customers to provide a cohort of patients that Particle will monitor for any new encounters on the national HIEs (Carequality, Commonwell, eHealthExchange) and via our ADT partners. When Particle receives an alert for a new encounter for a patient across our networks, we will notify our customer and push net, new relevant data.
  • Added 'Providers' data in the Patient History UI that shows all providers that a patient has seen, including their specialty, role, and contact information.

Week of February 5, 2024

🚀 What's New

  • We've updated the upper bounds on the number of projects a customer can add via our Management API to 10 projects. If you anticipate needing more, please work with your Particle Account Team to explore raising that limit.

🐛 Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where, in rare instances, the /File call was returning 204s for certain documents because the the file state was not populated, leading to validation failures. This fix addresses the validation logic to prevent these edge cases going forward.

Week of January 29, 2024

🚀 What's New

  • Ability to filter and search data in Patient History UI.
  • Enabled search capability over 'Record Sources' in Patient History UI. And, distilled 'Record Sources' to a distinct list of locations.

Week of January 22, 2024

🚀 What's New

  • Added 'End Date' to the Medications view in Patient History UI.

🐛 Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where, in rare instances, the medicationStatementId was unpopulated in the Medications FLAT table.

Week of January 15, 2024

🚀 What's New

  • Procedure notes are available for each documented procedure on the patient’s record in the Patient History UI.
  • Added new statuses to the submitted queries in the Patient History UI so that a user may see when ‘data is not found’.
  • Unified the search bar prompts in the Patient History UI to ‘Enter search term’.
  • Ability to search text within a clinical note in the Patient History UI. To initiate the search, type in the search term in the search bar. Clinical notes containing that text are then filtered in the tabular view. Navigate across clinical notes to review the content with that search term.

🐛 Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with sorting on the date columns across all tables in the Patient History UI.

Week of December 18, 2023

🚀 What's New

  • Particle now provides file metadata via the Queries API, to enable easier tracking and management of patient documents retrieved across queries.

🐛 Bug Fixes

  • Medications view in Patient History UI now correctly displays deduplicated medications.
  • In FHIR, removed a ‘start date’ constraint for appointments with a ‘proposed’ status.
  • The practitioner name is now populated on the Medications view in the Patient History UI.

Week of December 11, 2023

⌛Coming Soon

  • Looking for ways to streamline data ingestion and speed to insights? Particle's Deltas capability will give customers the ability to retrieve only the net new patient records from data sharing networks since the previous time that the patient was queried.

Week of December 4, 2023

🚀 What's New

  • Particle Health’s Onboarding solution accelerates new patient intake by providing clinicians and care coordinators with a patient’s comprehensive medical history. Integrate directly via API or access data through Particle’s UI.

What’s Next

If you have any questions, please reach out to your Particle Health representative.