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Health care management (e.g., record management, ICDA billing)

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20130030833Wireless Tracking System And Method For Analyzing An Interaction Between Objects - The present invention provides a solution to determining an interaction between objects through wireless tracking The present invention utilizes communication devices attached to objects that transmit signals for reception by sensors stationed throughout a facility which forward the signals to an information engine for analysis.01-31-2013
20130030832Method for On-line Prediction of Medical Diagnosis - In a method of generating a diagnosis of a medical condition, a list of symptoms is received at a server from a patient computer. The list of symptoms is presented to a plurality of participants. A list of diagnoses corresponding to the list of symptoms is presented to the plurality of participants. An input is received from each of the plurality of participants in which the input indicates a likelihood of each of the potential diagnoses being correct. The input from each of the plurality of participants is averaged, thereby generating a ranking of the potential diagnoses from highest likelihood of being correct to lowest likelihood of being correct, which is transmitted to the patient. An indication of which diagnosis was found to be correct is received from the patient. A reward is paid to each participant based on how likely the participant indicated that the correct diagnosis was correct.01-31-2013
20130030831System and method for real time viewing of critical patient data on mobile devices - A data-processing tool for displaying real-time patient data on remote and/or mobile devices. The tool renders graphical data on the screen of the remote device in a manner that makes it practical for the health care provider to review the data. Charting components provide landscape support, an ability to overlay patient data and patient images, zoom in/zoom out, custom variable speed scrolling, split screen support, and formatting control. The methodology operates as an asynchronous application, allowing patient data to be streamed in real-time to the handheld device while conserving enough CPU power to simultaneously allow the end user to interact at will with the responsive display application. Finally, the methodology implements an IT management console that allows system managers to monitor the exchange of data between hospital systems and the primary database, including all patient data packets, notifications and alerts, connected remote devices, etc.01-31-2013
20130030830System and method for controlling a data transmission to and/or from a plurality of medical devices - The invention relates to a system for controlling a data transmission to and/or from a plurality of medical devices, said plurality of medical devices being divided into individual groups, each of which comprises at least one medical device. Each group of medical devices on a first data transmission level is directly connected via a respective first network to a communication device for transmitting, storing, and controlling data, said communication device being on a second transmission level, and a plurality of said communication devices exchange data with a common central server device for storing, controlling, and data transmission, said server device being on a third data transmission level.01-31-2013
20130030829METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROCESSING STATE DATA OF A PATIENT - A method for processing state data of a patient includes: acquisition of a time of a reception of an acoustic or optical signal of the patient, the acoustic or optical signal representing a signal with which the patient can express his state; a transmission step in which a data file that represents the acoustic or optical signal and that is provided with an item of information about the time is transmitted to a management device via a transmit interface of an input device; a receive step in which the data file is received via a receive interface of the management device; and a step of storing the data file, in the form of a text data file or image data file, in a register which is assigned to the patient and which includes a multiplicity of text data files or image data files.01-31-2013
20130030828HEALTHCARE INCENTIVE APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS - The HEALTHCARE INCENTIVE APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS (hereinafter “H-INC”) transforms patient insurance information, and healthcare procedure schedule information inputs via H-INC components into medical claim settlement outputs. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed, comprising: receiving an indication of healthcare service interest from a user; querying for a healthcare provider based on the indication of healthcare service interest; obtaining a cost estimate of the healthcare service for the healthcare provider; obtaining a reward amount based on the cost estimate; providing the healthcare provider to the user as a recommended provider; receiving a user redemption request including healthcare payment information related to healthcare service performed at the healthcare provider; verifying the healthcare payment information related to healthcare service performed at the healthcare provider; and providing the reward amount to the user.01-31-2013
20130030827Semantic Interoperability System for Medicinal Information - A system for managing and exchanging electronic information provides a rules management component for executing conceptual rules, an ontology management component, an information model management component, and a system configuration management component. The ontology management component manages at least one ontology and mappings between members of different ontologies. The ontologies may include a code system and a terminology. The ontology management component may manage a value set that is a subset of the terminology. The information model management component manages one or more information model schemas, each defining an information model and comprising information defining at least one slot within the information model. The system configuration management component manages configuration information on the configuration of each system component. The system configuration component utilizes services of the rules management component, information model management component and ontology management component to dynamically bind value sets to slots of the information model.01-31-2013
20130030826AUTOMATED PATIENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A system for making the process of registering at and receiving treatment in a healthcare facility more efficient and safe has been developed. The system utilizes computer communications network-based systems, software, various input and output stations, and a patient identification card (e.g., Loyalty Card) that work together to allow (a) providers to direct, track, and optimize the efficiency of patient activity and (b) patients to have ready access to their status and, in some cases, control of the healthcare process.01-31-2013
20130030825SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATED TRIAGE AND SCHEDULING IN AN EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT - Systems and methods for automated triage and scheduling in an emergency department are described. An example computer-implemented method of automatically triaging and scheduling patients in an emergency department includes associating a patient with an identification bracelet and processing the patient using a patient evaluation device. The processing includes obtaining patient data with the patient evaluation device and dynamically determining a risk level associated with the patient based on the patient data obtained. The method also includes automatically prioritizing and scheduling the patient with a healthcare practitioner based on the risk level determined.01-31-2013
20130030824Mobile pharmacy - The present document describes a mobile pharmacy comprising: motorized vehicle; Pharmacist, pharmacy Technician, an inventory of healthcare products; a computer system connected to the internet. There is also described the use of a mobile pharmacy to provide pharmacist counseling to various remote areas where it reaches a specific sheltered place in the village to facilitate providing the pharmaceutical and health services to village population.01-31-2013
20110178818ACTIVITY LOG SYSTEM - An activity log system for patient handling equipment, for example a hoist, comprises an accelerometer (07-21-2011
20100161350TREATMENT REGIMEN COMPLIANCE AND EFFICACY WITH FEEDBACK - A method and system for interaction with a community of individuals, relating to compliance with and effectiveness of treatment regimens, including supply and use of pharmaceuticals, using a protocol or other intelligent message which acts in place of a service provider and which is capable of collecting or imparting information to patients in place thereof. Individuals interact with the protocol or intelligent message to provide assistance in all aspects of treatment regimen compliance, data collection, supply or delivery, review and modification.06-24-2010
20100161348Clinical Management System - A system that receives a portion of the content of a clinical note in an active first field, switching the active first field to be inactive, searching at least one database based on the content of the clinical note, wherein searching is triggered upon switching the active first field to be inactive, and presenting one or more relevant results resulting from searching the at least one database on the clinical note. A clinical note system is also described that has client registration module, an insurance billing module and a clinical notes module.06-24-2010
20100161349Health services delivery system with incentives - A system of health care service and an associated method of the administration thereof to a plurality of subscribers including a providing entity organizationally structured to implement a health care program which includes categorizing subscribers desirous of health care service, including preventative services, into a plurality of predetermined profiles. The profiles are defined by personal characteristics including age, gender, clinical history, etc. and each profile is associated with a predetermined curative or preventative treatment regimen with which a respective subscriber is expected to comply. An incentive system is implemented to motivate the subscribers into compliance with the assigned treatment regimen and comprises the assignment of credits and penalties based on a degree of compliance with the treatment regimen. Valuable consideration is awarded to the subscriber evidencing a satisfactory degree of compliance.06-24-2010
20110184751PHARMACEUTICAL STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM AND METHODS OF STORING AND RETRIEVING PHARMACEUTICALS - A pharmaceutical storage and retrieval device and a method of accessing and loading the device. The device include a housing, at least one port with controlled access to inventory stored within the device, a robotic transfer mechanism for moving inventory items to and from the controlled port, software for tracking the inventory and users of the device, and an interface with the pharmacy software system to track and monitor which inventory is authorized for access by each user and which inventory is needed to fill a prescription.07-28-2011
20110184750HOSPITAL INFORMATION SYSTEM - A hospital information system including a number of distributed workstations for processing of medical data shall allow a coordinated, predictable and simulatable size-up/size-down of its systems allowing a determination of the technical and monetary consequences. To this end, in at least one embodiment, the hospital information system includes a central server unit, the workstations and the central server unit connected to each other via a data connection, wherein the central server unit includes a plurality of data interfaces, each data interface customized to provide a direct connection to one of the number of workstations, and wherein the central server unit further includes a data transfer module, an image and info nation processing module and a workflow management module.07-28-2011
20130211852MULTIMODAL PHYSIOLOGIC DATA STATION AND WELLNESS TRANSFORMATION OF LARGE POPULATIONS - A method includes determining team participant members for one or more wellness teams. The method includes aggregating participant medical data for each of the one or more wellness teams from one or more networked physiologic stations configured to receive the medical data. The method includes analyzing the medical data to determine wellness information for the one or more wellness teams associated with the aggregated participant medical data. The method can be operated on a system where the system includes at least one physiologic station to generate participant medical information from a plurality of participants. This can include an identification component to facilitate trust in collected data. A storage medium collects the medical information over a network from the plurality of participants and an analyzer determines group wellness information from the collected medical information.08-15-2013
20130211851Method for Patients to Sign Digitally Medical Bill before Submission to Insurer - A system reduces health-insurance costs including the cost of fraud and overbilling by medical providers. The system uses an identification card to allow doctors to obtain a patient's medical history. The identification card can either hold the medical history itself or can link the provider to a database containing the medical history. A method reduces healthcare costs. The method includes the steps of providing a patient with a card including a computer-readable memory for storing a patient medical history, giving the card from the patient to a healthcare provider, storing the patient's medical history on a medium read with the card, and then diagnosing the patient with the medical history. A method for a patient to sign a bill digitally before a payor/insurer remits the bill is provided.08-15-2013
20130211849Device for supporting a patient with a chronic or a non-chronic disease and method for operating the device - A device and method are disclosed for supporting a patient with a disease, comprising a display facility, a user interface, a processor, and a user interface, and with an application module comprising program instructions, which are configured, on executing by the processor to bring about the following: providing medical protocols for diagnostic and/or therapeutic purposes, collecting time information concerning a future event which is a trigger for at least one medical protocol, selecting one of the medical protocols which indicates a group of cohesive protocol events which are spaced apart chronologically over a protocol period in accordance with a protocol regime, monitoring a chronological interval between a current date and the future event, and issuing a user start notice concerning the beginning of the medical protocol at a time which from a chronological point of view lies at least by the protocol period before the future event.08-15-2013
20130211848User interface for collecting association information - After receiving information specifying an occurrence of a temporal onset of an episodic manifestation of a chronic disease in an individual during a time interval, a question and associated categorical answers about exposure of the individual to a potential trigger of the episodic manifestation are provided. Note that the categorical answers include time intervals, and both the time interval and the time intervals correspond to a first temporal sampling rate. If an answer to the question specifies one of the time intervals that is the same as the time interval, another question and additional associated categorical answers about the exposure of the individual to the potential trigger of the episodic manifestation are provided. These additional categorical answers include additional time intervals corresponding to a second temporal sampling rate, which may be within the time interval, and which allows a causal relationship between the exposure to the potential trigger and the occurrence of the temporal onset to be specified.08-15-2013
20090063184Method For Automatic Project File Reconstruction and Batch Processor - A method and appertaining system for performing the method is provided in which the modeling and detailing of a hearing aid shell can be done at a remote site, while the work order handling and the actual manufacture are performed at a local site without the need to transmit large STL files from the remote site to the local site. The local site is able to construct an STL file from data defining the original undetailed impression and a project file containing the detailing algorithms from the remote site. The hearing aid shell may then be manufactured from the STL file.03-05-2009
20130211847PRESCRIPTION DOSAGE CHECK SYSTEM AND METHOD - Provided is prescription dosage check system and method for ensuring safe and reliable prescription ordering and filling for a medication prescribed by a caregiver. The system includes dose range checking (“DRC”) and an alert system to prevent filling of a prescription where the prescribed dosage falls outside a dosage value or range for that medication, while minimizing nuisance alerts and alert fatigue.08-15-2013
20110208533METHOD, SYSTEM AND MEDIUM FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF VARIOUS AILMENTS ON HEALTH RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE - The present invention relates to a system and method for assessing the impact of an ailment on a health related quality of life domain of a patient using a standardized common metric. The standardized common metric of the present invention enables the impact of various ailments to be compared.08-25-2011
20090204423Wound Care Treatment Service Using Automatic Wound Dressing Fabricator - A method and/or system allowing patients to receive consistent, effective and convenient reliable wound care by applying customized wound dressings fabricated at automatic wound dressing fabricators deployed in medical facilities. Wound dressing specifications are generated with the aid of a computer-based configuration algorithm based on characteristics of the wounds. The generated wound dressing specifications are communicated between the medical facilities to provide consistent and reliable wound dressings without duplicative diagnosis of the wound. Further, telemedicine for wound care may be implemented by communicating the wound dressing specifications to automatic wound dressing fabricators that are remotely located.08-13-2009
20090089079System and method for determining whether to issue an alert to consider prophylaxis for a risk condition - Disclosed herein is a system and method for determining whether to issue an alert to consider prophylaxis (e.g., mechanical and/or pharmacological) with respect to a risk condition (e.g., risk of VTE, DVT and/or PE). One or more sources of patient information are queried to retrieve patient information for a set of patients. From this retrieved patient information, it is determined whether any risk factors of a set of risk factors are satisfied for each such patient. For each patient for which one or more risk factors are satisfied, a respective value and/or classification is assigned to each risk factor. The values and/or classifications are combined to produce a combined value, and it is determined from the combined value whether the patient has the risk condition. If the patient has the risk condition, an alert is issued (e.g., on a display screen) to a health care provider for consideration of prophylaxis.04-02-2009
20090198513METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECONCILING PATIENT AND PROCEDURE INFORMATION IN A MEDICAL FACILITY COMPUTER NETWORK AND IMAGING SYSTEM - Disclosed is a method for reconciling mismatches in data in a hospital computer system by selectively preventing editing of data entered at a first location at a second location, and providing for remapping of data acquired in an incorrect data structure to a corrected data structure.08-06-2009
20090198509Method and systems for connecting service providers and service purchasers - Service providers, service purchasers, and interested third parties may link combined expectations, resulting in real insight and greater satisfaction for all involved. A ranking of service providers is obtained from past service purchasers, the ranking comprising emotive satisfaction ratings of pre-selected attributes. Individual profiles for service providers are generated that comprise an emotive satisfaction rating value of pre-selected attributes. An emotive profile is obtained from a potential service purchaser that comprises the potential purchaser's assignment of an importance value to pre-selected attributes, and a list of service providers is provided to the potential service purchasers based on a correlation of the emotive profile and the emotive satisfaction rating values of service providers.08-06-2009
20120173266REIMBURSING CARE PROVIDERS BASED ON PERFORMED ACTIONS - Methods, computer storage media, systems and user interfaces for reimbursing care providers using care tickets are provided. In embodiments, the method includes identifying a medically appropriate action(s) to perform during a clinical encounter for a patient that, if performed, results in a reimbursement to a care provider. The medically appropriate action(s) to perform during the clinical encounter for the patient is provided. An indication that the medically appropriate action(s) has been performed during the clinical encounter is received. Based on the performance of the medically appropriate action(s), reimbursement to the care provider is automatically initiated.07-05-2012
20120173265DEVELOPING AND MANAGING PERSONALIZED PLANS OF HEALTH - Methods, computer storage media, systems and user interfaces for facilitating development of personalized plans of health are provided. In one embodiment, the method includes referencing clinical data associated with a patient that was previously captured from a plurality of sources at corresponding clinical encounters. The clinical data can include static data that does not change over the lifetime of the patient and dynamic data that does change over the lifetime of the patient. The clinical data and evidence-based data are used to develop a personalized plan of health for the patient. Such a personalized plan of health provides a plan of health care for the patient in accordance with aggregate healthcare history of the patient.07-05-2012
20120173262INTERNET-BASED NETWORK FOR SUPPORTING THE HARVESTING, PHOTO-ACTIVATION, CATALOGUING, TRACKING AND MANAGING ASPIRATED FAT TISSUE SAMPLES INCLUDING STEM CELLS THEREIN - An Internet-based network supporting the harvesting, photo-activation, cataloguing, tracking and managing of aspirated fat tissue samples, including auto-grafts of adipose tissue and adipocyte derived stem cells (ASCs), catalogued in a tissue storage/banking system, for re-injection into patients to repair or construct skin, cartilage, bone, muscle and/or cardiac tissue. The network employs RFID-tagged issue collection and processing devices for use in autografting of fat tissue and ASC-enriched cellular components, in an elegantly simple manner, employing manual or mechanically-assisted fat tissue reinjection devices, while completely avoiding the need for decanting, tissue transfers, autoclaving, and/or straining operations in a self-contained sterile field involving container transfers.07-05-2012
20120173261PRESENTING AGENT ORDER SUGGESTIONS TO CLINICIANS - Computerized systems and methods are provided for automatically providing order and details suggestions to healthcare users. Healthcare users such as physicians often place the same small number of orders with the same details over and over again. A usage pattern warehouse may be employed to track and determine the user's order patterns. The usage pattern warehouse may assign a weighted score to the agent orders based upon volume and recency. User text input is matched to agent orders within the historical order information and a listing of most likely agent orders is provided to the user.07-05-2012
20120173260SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR WORKFLOW AUTOMATION FOR MDT REFERRAL - Certain examples provide systems, methods, and apparatus for multidisciplinary team review of a referred patient. Certain examples provide a multidisciplinary team patient referral system. The system includes a user interface to facilitate user selection of a patient for multidisciplinary review. The system includes a subscription service to generate a subscription for a user to automatically notify the user of multidisciplinary team events related to the patient based on a parameter of the subscription. The system includes a multidisciplinary meeting module to facilitate a multidisciplinary team review of the patient to develop an evaluation for the patient.07-05-2012
20120173253SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR REDUCING THE BURDEN ON SCHEDULING SYSTEMS BY FORECASTING A DEMAND FOR MEDICAL RESOURCES - The present invention generates a forecast factor indicating an anticipated demand for a medical resource in a medical facility during a selected time period. The invention generates the forecast factor using billing data retrieved from one or more billing data systems wherein the retrieved billing data is from a prior time period that is comparable to the selected time period. The invention may also generate a schedule of the medical resource using the determined forecast factor such that the generated schedule may substantially correspond to the anticipated demand for the medical resource during the selected time period. In addition, the invention may also generate one or more displays of the determined forecast factor to a user and may also receive a user input for selecting and/or modifying the protocol used to determine the forecast factor.07-05-2012
20100088111SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OBTAINING, PROCESSING AND EVALUATING INDIVIDUAL BLOOD TYPE AND AYURVEDIC CORE CONSTITUTION (PRAKRUTI) TO CONSTRUCT A PERSONALIZED HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT REPORT - A computer-based system and method is disclosed which constructs a personalized health risk assessment report by direct interactions between the individual and system that acquires pertinent and relevant personal information covering the blood type and Ayurvedic core constitution of a given individual. The system and method of the present invention enable an accurate personalized assessment to be generated for every individual interacting with the system. Once acquired, the facts of the individual's blood type and Ayurvedic core constitution are analyzed automatically by the database to identify a subset of potential health risks and weaknesses within the primary physical and emotional systems of the individual for each potential risk factor for disease that is uncovered in the database. Further, the automatically analyzed database of potential risk factors is used as the search tool for bringing to bear, on the discovery for each potential risk factor identified in each individual, a wealth of health and wellness knowledge that relates to and can be useful for correct and efficient recommendations for each of every individual's potential risks and weaknesses. This collection of information is analyzed to generate a final health risk assessment report of primary physical and emotional systems the individual may need to be aware of, potential risks and weaknesses within those identified systems, and dietary, nutritional and supplemental recommendations to bring into and maintain balance within those identified systems.04-08-2010
20100088110SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A HEALTHCARE COMMUNICATION FRAMEWORK - A computer-implemented method is described for asynchronous service-based communication. The method includes steps of generating events in an application layer of a computer software system, storing the generated events in a database table and scanning the database table by a process of a healthcare communication framework (HCF) at a time after the generated events are stored. The computer software system can run on a computer implementing the HCF and the generated events targeting service operations exported by another software system. During each scan the process is configured to group the events in the database table into packages based on a respective context of each event. For each package: consistency is checked for each event contained in the package, a consolidation logic is applied to consolidate events contained in the package, services operations associated with each event not being consolidated are found, and the service operations are invoked asynchronously.04-08-2010
20100153129System and Method for Automatically Managing Inventory in a Multiple Table Order Production Facility - A system and method for automatically managing inventory in a multiple tablet order production facility are described. Generally, the method comprises receiving a multiple tablet order, comparing the order to a database of available inventory and placing an order for additional inventory in response to a determination that an inventory of one or more tablets is running low. The method further comprises detecting that additional inventory has been received, receiving the additional inventory, and depositing the multiple tablet order in a package. The package containing the multiple tablet order is labeled with tablet specific information, including the date and time for consuming the tablets in the package was well as a plurality of images of each of the tablets in the package. The system implements the method.06-17-2010
20080215359System and method for automatically switching prescriptions in a retail pharmacy to a new generic drug manufacturer - An automatic manufacturer switchover function to switch a set of future new, transfer, refill, and/or copy prescriptions to a new manufacturer product for a pharmacy. Furthermore, the claimed method and system may allow for a tiered approach to a manufacturer switch by allowing a corporate entity or owner of a pharmacy network to designate a pharmacy wide preferred manufacturer (or generic product) while giving a local pharmacy the power to decide when to implement a switchover at a local level. In one embodiment, the claimed switching system and process may also provide indications to pharmacists and customers to guide a transition from one manufacturer to another, thereby preserving customer perception of quality and pharmacy reputation.09-04-2008
20100057490METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR EVALUATING A PATIENT IN A PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE UNIT - Methods, systems, and computer program products for evaluating a patient in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) are disclosed. According to one aspect, a method may include collecting physiological data associated with a patient upon admission to a PICU and at least once after admission to the PICU. The physiological data may be associated with a statistical model, and a risk of mortality of the patient may be continually determined.03-04-2010
20110191119Documenting Remote Engagements - A service provider is prompted to provide a summary of an engagement with a consumer, an audible summary provided by the provider is recorded and, and the audible summary is associated with a record of the engagement.08-04-2011
20090012814Service for managing medications - A health management service includes a computerized management site having one or more servers executing software from coupled computer-readable media, and a data repository storing information regarding a plurality of enrolled persons, including at least medications and medication schedules for individual ones of the persons, and storing information regarding a plurality of associate or partner entities comprising at least physicians. In this service persons, in enrollment, enter personal data and medication data, the service stores the data in the repository associated with each enrolling person entering the data, associates the person with one or more physicians and other partner entities, whom also enter data in enrollment, and enables enrolled persons to share their individual medication data with associated physicians and other partner entities.01-08-2009
20090192820ASSAY SYSTEM AND METHOD - Assay system, comprising: at least one first assay device (IA) that is configured to assay one or more samples and to provide at least one assay result; and at least one distribution system (07-30-2009
20090192819PHARMACEUTICAL DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS - A method of distributing pharmaceutical items from a primary distributor to a secondary seller. A request for pharmaceutical items is received by the primary distributor from the secondary seller. Shelving information indicative of a sequential arrangement of pharmaceutical items along the secondary seller's shelving system is reviewed. A mobile cart having a plurality of compartments is provided, and a sequential order to the plurality of compartments is designated. Based upon the request, the shelving information, and the compartment order, a compartment assignment plan is generated that assigns the requested pharmaceutical items to respective compartments in an order corresponding with the sequential arrangement of the shelving system. The compartments are then loaded in accordance with the compartment assignment plan, and delivered to the secondary seller.07-30-2009
20090192818SYSTEMS AND METHOD FOR CONTINUOUS HEALTH MONITORING - A system for continuous health monitoring includes a computer system including a locking mechanism configured to allow multiple health point checks to be accessed simultaneously, a plurality of component health point checks configured to monitor at least one component of the system and configured to store health monitoring statistics in the computer system, and a scheduler configured to periodically enable the plurality of component health point checks based on one of a user request and a predefined amount of time.07-30-2009
20110196695SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PEER REFERENCING IN AN ONLINE COMPUTER SYSTEM - A system and method for connecting healthcare providers via an online portal to allow the providers to generate a network of peers for facilitating the providing and obtaining of peer references. A rules engine applies rules and logic to aggregated credentials and relationship data of the registered providers to identify users of the system who are qualified to provide a peer referral for a particular provider. A peer in a provider's network may provide a peer reference needed by the provider to access certain medical privileges. The peer reference data may be provided as answers to a structured questionnaire. The answers may then be used to automatically populate a specific peer referral form.08-11-2011
20110196694Method And Arrangement For Producing Medical Reports - A method and an associated arrangement are disclosed for producing medical reports. The method is embodied in a medical data management system. in t least one embodiment, provision is made here for storing cross-reference data which cross-refers to object data that is obtained by way of various medical applications. The cross-reference data is used when producing medical reports, in order to include the associated object data, which is identified by the cross-reference data, in the report. in at least one embodiment, this results in an advantageous time saving when producing a medical report which can be considerable, particularly in the context of complex series of examinations involving various medical applications.08-11-2011
20110196701Medical Examination or Treatment Device - A method for executing various patient-related machine activities is proposed. The machine activities include image acquisition and/or analysis and/or storage, as part of a patient examination and/or treatment or subsequent processing and/or documentation of examination and/or treatment information. A start and end of an activity chargeable to a third party in respect of the costs are recorded using trigger signals indicating the start and end of the activity. The signals are received by a device for determining the start and end of machine activities. After a completion of the recorded activity, activity-specific costs are calculated using machine activity related cost information stored in a storage device. The costs are displayed on a monitor.08-11-2011
20110196700PRESCRIPTION COMPLIANCE MONITORING SYSTEM - A method for monitoring patient compliance to medical therapy that includes repeatedly measuring therapy compliance of a patient, uploading the therapy compliance measurements to a personal computer, connecting a central server using the personal computer, sending the uploaded therapy compliance measurements from the personal computer to the central server, providing a number of predetermined compliance threshold amounts, comparing the sent therapy compliance measurements with the number of predetermined compliance thresholds corresponding to the patient, determining a need and level of intervention based on the result of the comparing and reporting the determined need for intervention to a health professional corresponding to the patient and determined level.08-11-2011
20110196699Medical Listener - An engagement is brokered between a consumer and a medical service provider; electronic text of a real-time, text-based communication between the medical service provider and the consumer is monitored during the engagement; the electronic text is analyzed for a triggering event related to at least one of medical diagnosis and medical treatment; the triggering event is detected in the electronic text; and medical information is provided to the medical service provider via a user interface in response to the triggering event.08-11-2011
20110196698Brains-Empowered Networking - The computer servers and a method for speedily retrieving and displaying definitive diagnoses and related information and data on health-care, health-care services and physicians in responses to inputs of physicians and/or patients in a network or networks of computers, servers and teleconferencing platforms.08-11-2011
20110196697SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING PRESCRPTION DATA TO DETERMINE APPROVED PRICES - A system for managing prescription data is provided. The system for managing prescription data includes a switch system. The switch system is configured to receive first prescription submissions, each of which identifies a prescription item and has a submitted price for the prescription item. The switch system is further configured to submit the first prescription submissions to an approval system and receive responses to the first prescription submissions. Each response identifies an approved price or a denial. The switch system is configured to receive a second prescription submission from a pharmacy system, where the second prescription submission identifies the prescription item and has a submitted price for the prescription item. The switch system is further configured to determine if the submitted price is less than an approved price in the responses.08-11-2011
20110196696SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING PRESCRPTION DATA TO GENERATE PRESCRIPTION REFILL DATA - A system for managing prescription data is provided. The system for managing prescription data includes a switch system. The switch system is configured to receive prescription submissions from pharmacy systems. Each prescription submission identifies a prescription having a prescription item, a fill date, a number of dosages, an identification of whether the prescription requires refilling, and a dose frequency. The switch system is further configured to submit the prescription submissions to approval systems, receive responses from the approval systems, and transmit the responses to the pharmacy systems. The switch system is further configured to determine, using the plurality of prescription submissions, when each of the prescriptions identified by the plurality of prescription submissions should be refilled.08-11-2011
20110196693Apparatus and method for remote assessment and therapy management in medical devices via interface systems - A remote medical assessment and therapy management apparatus comprising a center user interface, a center computer coupleable with the center user interface. The center computer displays information via the center user interface for use in developing a therapeutic prescription and receives therapeutic control inputs from a user. A remote device includes a medical diagnostic instrument for acquiring biophysical data from a patient, a medical therapeutic instrument that provides a therapy to the patient, and a remote computer that receives diagnostic signals from the diagnostic instrument and transmits therapeutic control signals to the therapeutic instrument. A network interface is connected between the first center computer and the remote computer and transmits diagnostic signals from the remote computer to the center computer and control signals from the center computer to the therapeutic instrument via the remote computer.08-11-2011
20100082366System and Method For Determining The Qualifications Of A Patient For A Specific Care And Quantifying The Appropriateness Of Its Application - A system and method is provided for determining a patient's need for a specific clinical care or component and its appropriateness for the patient's needs. The system and method can comprise gathering scores for a plurality of categories having one or more questions directed to one or more characteristics of a patient. The questions can generally be directed toward understanding the patient's needs and the compatibility of the specific clinical care and the patient. The scores for each category can be used to obtain a final score, which is then evaluated to determine the qualifications of the patient for the specific care or component.04-01-2010
20090125325MEDICAL EQUIPMENT ALLOCATION AND UTILIZATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A data processing system for assigning patients to providers of medical services and/or equipment is disclosed. The system comprises a database of providers of medical services and equipment for patients, the database comprising records which comprise provider, medical service, medical equipment, instrumentation, location, and time slot data, means to receive a request for a medical procedure requiring a specific instrumentation for a first patient or for medical equipment, and means to return at least one time slot for the specific instrumentation for the medical procedure in response to the request.05-14-2009
20100145724METHOD FOR COMPETITIVE PRESCRIPTION DRUG AND/OR BIDDING SERVICE PROVIDER SELECTION - Unfilled prescriptions are submitted to a registry comprising pre-qualified pharmacies for a “reverse auction” in which the pharmacies bid for the opportunity to fill the prescription. The pharmacies are allowed to bid based on price and/or offering ancillary services. The auction may also be used to bid on supplying specified pharmaceutical cognitive services. The method may also include obtaining cost comparisons with generic substitutes or similar alternative pharmaceutical products. The system may further comprise automatically requesting a review by the prescriber for a list of similar substitutes or prior-authorization for third-party payers. The winner of the reverse auction is selected by the customer. A prescription benefits manager may offer options of a reverse auction, or non-auction fulfillment of the unfilled prescription in accordance with a benefit plan design.06-10-2010
20090112615METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING AND ORGANIZING CLINICAL INFORMATION OF A PATIENT - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method for displaying clinical information. The system includes a computer unit for executing computer software for a graphical user interface application. The graphical user interface application displays a plurality of clinical information types. The clinical information types are organized into groups of graphical representations of a plurality of folders. In an embodiment, the clinical information types are represented by different shapes. In an embodiment, the plurality of folders is displayed as stacks of folders. In an embodiment, each folder visually represents the amount of information contained in that folder. For example, the vertical displacement of the folder may correspond to the amount of information contained in that folder. In another example, the vertical displacement of said folder may correspond to the amount of information contained in that folder that has not been reviewed by a user.04-30-2009
20130211854Decoding, Model and Presentation System - System and methods to allow for communication, decoding, interpretation and presentation of information received from a plurality of medical devices in a health care network is provided. Information that is received from the medical device may be decoded by the system into metrics based on values extracted from the medical device. The system may then model the decoded information and/or metrics into a format which is useful for an end user. Additionally, the system may then have a presentation model which allows the information to be presented to the end user via a preferred display mechanism. In an embodiment, the mechanism may be a chart, graph or text readout. The system may have a sensor incorporated which produces the metric and decodes the raw data received from the medical devices. The system may also include a controller which may view all data received from the medical devices and analyzes for changes.08-15-2013
20130211853VIRTUAL SAMPLE CABINET SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUG MARKETING - A method is provided which provides functionality for doctors and staff to remotely electronically download a “virtual sample cabinet” software program from a central server onto their desktop computers or mobile technology devices to allow them to centrally search, review product information and insurance coverage, print or electronically send prescription drug sample vouchers and co-pay savings coupons to selected pharmacies. This eliminates the need for physician offices to manage and house physical drug samples, as well as offers a more convenient and efficient way to allocate, dispense and monitor needed drug samples and coupons for savings to their patients.08-15-2013
20130211850System and Method for Facilitating Generation and Performance of On-Line Evaluations - A system and method for facilitating on-line generation and assignment of evaluations for entities of a particular organization.08-15-2013
20090099867COMMUNICATING PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE DATA TO A MEDICAL DEVICE - Methods and systems of patient treatment are disclosed. The methods and systems include use of medical device informatics to modify and validate therapies and drugs used in those therapies. In certain embodiments, a medical device, such as a medical infusion pump, interfaces with a server to administer the patient treatments. In one aspect, a method of scheduling maintenance of a medical device is disclosed. The method includes storing a medical device maintenance schedule on a computing system remote from the medical device, the medical device maintenance schedule including a reminder to perform maintenance on the medical device. The method further includes transmitting the reminder from the computing system to the medical device.04-16-2009
20120179482Computational systems and methods for health services planning and matching - Systems and methods are described relating to accepting user input relating to a plurality of health service option selection factors; presenting a plurality of choices for at least one of the health service option selection factors; and presenting at least one outcome output based on a selection of at least one of the plurality of choices for at least one of the health service option selection factors.07-12-2012
20110202366SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING TELEPHARMACY SERVICES - A system for distributing packaged medical supplies is provided. The system includes a record server configured to generate medical supply data. The medical supply data includes identification of a physical package containing physical medical supplies, identification of the physical medical supplies, and identification of a remote site the physical package is to be physically moved to. The record server is configured to correlate the package data with verification data received from a remote client. The verification data includes identification of a physical package received by the record client, identification of a patient prescription received by the remote client, and identification of the site of the remote client.08-18-2011
20110202363CONTINUING PATIENT EDUCATION PROGRAM - A standardized continuing patient education (CPE) method offers certification and incentives in exchange for sustained health status improvement and continuation of educational learning. The CPE method may create the foundations for developing an innovative method for validating individual accountability and responsibility for patients with chronic illness. The CPE method of delivery may be consistent and taught by health experts having advanced degrees. Certification and renewals through the CPE program may support sustainable self-care practices and subsequent favorable health outcomes. Reward mechanisms may be set up to provide rewards as a result of adopting responsibility and accountability for poor health practices. The CPE concept may foster patients with chronic illnesses or conditions to adopt self-care behaviors that translate to a reward mechanism over an extended demonstration of favorable health outcomes.08-18-2011
20110202362WEIGHT LOSS METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING AND MONITORING THE SAME - Methods and systems of establishing a program to maximize weight loss include determining an energy deficiency and an exercise regimen for a particular female individual based on an increased concentration or level of at least one ovarian hormone, such as an oestrogen or progesterone. The increased concentration of the at least one ovarian hormone may be determined by calculating a phase of a menstrual cycle of the female subject. The daily energy deficiency may be calculated and an exercise regimen determined based on the phase of the menstrual cycle. By decreasing the daily energy deficiency and increasing the exercise regimen while the concentration of at least one ovarian hormone is increased, weight loss (i.e., fat loss) may be maximized.08-18-2011
20110202361Computational systems and methods for health services planning and matching - Systems and methods are described relating to accepting an indication of at least one health-related status of an individual; determining a plurality of health service options for the individual based on the indication of at least one health-related status; filtering the plurality of health service options; and providing a matching system for procurement of a desired health service option.08-18-2011
20100076783System For The Processing of Information Between Remotely Located Healthcare Entities - Systems and methods for reconciling healthcare data between multiple distributed computing nodes that enable an individual node, a topic object, or an intelligent agent to determine synchronization with other nodes, comprising sending source node data to a payload generator, the source node data including difference data, an encapsulated topic object, or intelligent agent communications, generating a payload including the source node data and destination attributes, and sending the payload to a destination node, topic object, or destination intelligent agent, and using the source node data to update destination node data according to destination node, topic object, or destination intelligent agent requirements.03-25-2010
20100076782PATIENT COMMUNICATION METHOD AND SYSTEM - A healthcare communication system can include a patient terminal having a keyboard unit with message keys for transmitting different ones of one or more programmed messages, and alphanumeric keys for composing messages. The patient terminal can be communicatively linked to a patient terminal display for presenting the programmed messages and composed messages. Each of the message keys can include identifying indicia associated with a programmed message transmitted upon selection of the message key. The patient terminal keyboard also can include one or more destination keys for specifying one of multiple destination addresses within the healthcare communication system for delivering individual ones of the messages.03-25-2010
20100076781COMPUTERIZED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BUILDING A SYSTEM OF TEST COMPONENTS FOR A HEALTHCARE ORDERABLE PROCEDURE - A computerized system and method of building a system of test components for an orderable healthcare procedure is provided. An orderable healthcare procedure is received and associated with a discrete ontology concept. An ontology is traversed for the discrete ontology concept to identify test components related to the discrete ontology concept. The test components related to the discrete ontology concept are identified.03-25-2010
20100076780METHODS AND APPARATUS TO ORGANIZE PATIENT MEDICAL HISTORIES - Methods and apparatus to organize patient medical histories are disclosed herein. An example method includes receiving a medical report and analyzing the medical report to extract information related to a clinical event associated with the medical report; assigning a classification to the medical report using the extracted information; determining a severity of the clinical event associated with the medical report using the extracted information and assigning a severity score to the medical report; updating a record corresponding to the medical report in a data store to reflect the assigned classification and severity score; and enabling a healthcare practitioner to query the data store using the classification and severity score.03-25-2010
20120245953ESTIMATING HEALTHCARE OUTCOMES FOR INDIVIDUALS - A method and apparatus for predicting a health benefit for an individual is provided. Outcomes from a first simulation on a set of simulated individuals reflecting a population are stored and used to determine a first risk function and corresponding cost values. Outcomes from a second simulation on a set of simulated individuals reflecting having a healthcare intervention are stored and used to determine a second risk function reflecting the intervention and corresponding cost values of the intervention. A benefit function is derived from the difference of the first and second risk functions. A cost function that describes the cost of the intervention is derived from the respective cost values. The derived benefit function and cost function are used to predict the corresponding benefit and cost of the healthcare intervention for a given individual. Individuals can be ranked by degree of expected benefit.09-27-2012
20120245952CROWDSOURCING MEDICAL EXPERTISE - Methods of crowdsourcing medical expert information are described. One such method includes receiving, from a first user during a first session over a network, a first query that includes a request for information regarding a patient condition, a therapy, and/or a medical test, and transmitting the query to a plurality of medical personnel. The first query further includes first session parameters selected by the first user from categories displayed by a processor to the first user. The method also includes receiving responses to the query from the plurality of medical personnel, and changing, based on the responses, an assigned probability of presenting to an index user, in response to a second query and during another session, at least one of a suggested diagnosis, a suggested therapy, a suggested inquiry to aid in establishing a diagnosis, a suggested medical test, a recommended source for further information, or a recommended medical professional.09-27-2012
20120245951SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMPLIANCE REWARD - Systems and methods for rewarding compliance are disclosed. In one embodiment, compliance data is received from a compliance monitoring system. The compliance data includes an indication of compliance success or compliance failure associated with an event having an associated compliance action. A compliance measurement is determined based on, at least in part, the compliance data. A compliance point value associated with the compliance measurement is determined based on, at least in part, an incentive. A reward is provided based on, at least in part, the compliance point value associated with the compliance measurement. Other systems and methods are disclosed.09-27-2012
20120245949MULTIPLE RESOURCE PLANNING SYSTEM - A system for managing remote doctor medical request workflow may include a workflow module that optimizes assignments of medical requests to remote doctors based on parameterized doctor and scheduling information and may further include a forecasting module that predicts the hospital credentials, state licenses or doctors needed to fulfill a projected volume of future medical requests. In one embodiment, radiologists are parameterized and then matched with requests for radiological readings based on information extracted from DICOM image headers and merged with associated information contained in a medical work order. In this embodiment, the radiologists are parameterized based on their locations, schedules, hospital credentials, state licensing, compensation metrics, and performance metrics and incoming requests for review of CT scans and the like are filtered based on the parameterized radiologist information to identify one or more radiologists who are to fulfill the medical request.09-27-2012
20120245948GAUGING RESOURCE INTENSIVENESS OF PROVIDING CARE TO A PATIENT - Subject matter described herein is related to estimating a quantity of resources that are consumed or expended when providing care to a patient. When estimating the quantity, non-clinical information might be used to draw various inferences. For example, information provided by a real-time location system might provide insight (e.g., duration, frequency, etc.) into instances in which a healthcare clinician visits a patient's room. In another example, information provided by a medical-device alarm system might provide insight into alarms that are triggered by equipment that monitors and/or provides assistance to a patient.09-27-2012
20100114603Systems and Methods for Obtaining Readings of Diagnostic Imaging Studies - Systems and methods for method providing a diagnostic image study to one or more interpreters may include receiving the diagnostic image study at a first translator, making the diagnostic image study available to one or more board certified and credentialed interpreters substantially simultaneously, and selecting one or more of the interpreters to provide an interpretation of the images based on one or more variables.05-06-2010
20100114601SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR PRESCRIBING THERAPEUTIC AND PREVENTIVE REGIMENS - Systems and methods are disclosed for aiding physicians and other healthcare workers in setting prescriptions of therapeutic and/or preventive regimens. In certain embodiments the invention compares patient genotype, phenotype, proteomic, molecular, and/or other profile information with a database of information that associates third party profiles with third party responses to therapeutic and preventive regimens. The comparison information may be used by a physician or other healthcare provider to identify potential safety and/or efficacy effects of a prescribed regimen if undertaken by the patient. The systems and methods provide for the secure storage and directed access of the patient profiles.05-06-2010
20100114591PRESENTING MULTI-PHASE CLINICAL ORDER CONTENT BASED UPON A DESIGNATED PERFORMANCE LOCATION - Computerized methods and systems for permitting clinicians and other healthcare providers to designate performance locations for clinical orders having one or more phases associated therewith, and for presenting order catalog content that is flexed based upon the designated performance location for the clinical order are provided. Further provided are computerized methods and systems for permitting clinicians and other healthcare providers to designate a performance location for each phase of a multi-phase clinical order, and for presenting order catalog content for each phase that is flexed based upon the designated performance location for the phase. Systems and methods for providing control of plan and phase initiation based at least upon a location associated with the chart encounter are also provided.05-06-2010
20100114590ORDERING CLINICAL ORDERS ASSOCIATED WITH FUTURE EVENTS - Computerized methods and systems for permitting clinicians and other healthcare providers to designate performance locations for clinical orders having one or more phases associated therewith, and for presenting order catalog content that is flexed based upon the designated performance location for the clinical order are provided. Further provided are computerized methods and systems for permitting clinicians and other healthcare providers to designate a performance location for each phase of a multi-phase clinical order, and for presenting order catalog content for each phase that is flexed based upon the designated performance location for the phase. Systems and methods for providing control of plan and phase initiation based at least upon a location associated with the chart encounter are also provided.05-06-2010
20130085766CASE AND MEDICATION TRACKING - Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer program products are provided for medication management. In one embodiment, a medication dispense queue can be created for a medical procedure to pre-stock a medication dispensing unit prior to the medical procedure. Then, the medications can be tracked to determine when a medication has been, for example, dispensed, administered, wasted, and/or returned.04-04-2013
20130080186Method, System, And Apparatus For Clinical Trial Management Over A Communications Network - A centralized, online clinical study system configured to coordinate aspects of a clinical study can include a training module configured to evaluate whether users have completed training for selected workflows for the clinical study that are available from the clinical study system, and to provide training to registered users for the selected workflows. The system also can include a financial engine configured to determine when a participating site meets or exceeds a milestone of the clinical study and to initiate a payment to the participating site. Further, the system can include a module configured to receive and verify clinical research data and to designate the verified clinical research data as official source data for the clinical study.03-28-2013
20130080184MANAGING HEALTHCARE INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS OF A SOCIAL NETWORK - Embodiments are directed to a healthcare information system (HIS) for supplying patients, caregivers, and their families with the tools and data-driven intelligence needed to achieve greater visibility, management, and control over their loved ones' care. The HIS may enable members to exchange requests for healthcare information between other members. A requesting member may generate a request and forward to other members that may be in a social network. Members that receive the request may subsequently forward the request to still other members. Forwarding requests may improve the chance of finding resolutions. The HIS may track which members received the request and what actions they took. This tracked information is used to generate reports for visualizing how a request flowed through the member community. The tracked information may be analyzed to determine interactions between members and/or social networks.03-28-2013
20130080182Methods For Using DNA Testing To Screen For Genotypes Relevant To Athleticism, Health And Risk Of Injury - Genetic screening is described which allows for the identification of athletes predisposed to physical conditions that could affect their performance. This, in turn, allows for associated personnel such as trainers, strength/conditioning coaches, and physicians, to develop pre-habilitation strategies that are personalized for the athlete's genetic and corresponding physical makeup.03-28-2013
20130080183METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT - A method and system for managing inventory for an ancillary medical facility that can be integrated into existing electronic healthcare records systems or practice management systems. The invention enables clinician users to order medical supplies electronically and to track the entire supply chain of the inventory item from the vendor/manufacturer to the patient. In one embodiment, requisitions are automatically generated when an inventory supply falls to a critical volume or reorder point. The system of the invention provides reporting modules that allow clinician users to analyze cost, inventory usage and adjustment, and supply conflict.03-28-2013
20130080185CLINICAL ANALYSIS USING ELECTRODERMAL ACTIVITY - Computer-implemented techniques for clinical analysis using electrodermal activity are disclosed. Initially, an individual's electrodermal activity data is captured into a computer system. The electrodermal activity data is captured through a sensor. Then, this electrodermal activity data provides information on physiology of the individual. Analysis is received from a web service wherein the analysis is based on the electrodermal activity data captured on the individual. An output, related to physiology, is rendered based on the analysis which was received.03-28-2013
20130080181TELEHEALTH CARE VERIFICATION AND AUDIT LOGGING SYSTEM - A method for providing telehealth services includes conducting a telehealth session between a provider and a patient, generating metadata associated with the telehealth session, and providing the metadata associated with the telehealth session to an auditing system for validating the telehealth session.03-28-2013
20130085775SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OPTIMIZING MEDICAL CARE THROUGH DATA MONITORING AND FEEDBACK TREATMENT - Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for providing a decision support solution to medical professionals to optimize medical care through data monitoring and feedback treatment are provided herein. In another embodiment, a computer-implemented method for modeling patient outcomes resulting from treatment in a specific medical area includes receiving patient-specific data associated with a patient, determining a plurality of possible patient states under which the patient can be categorized, a current patient state under which the patient can be categorized and determining probabilities of the patient transitioning from any of the possible patient states to every other possible patient state.04-04-2013
20130085764CLINICAL PLUG-IN APPLICATION - Methods, computer systems, and computer-storage media for accessing clinical information on a mobile device are provided. A plug-in application receives from a mobile device a set of authorization credentials and a request for clinical information. A set of clinical information is determined based on the set of authorization credentials. The set of clinical information is retrieved from clinical information servers, and the set of clinical information is parsed and populated into a generic hierarchical structure. The populated hierarchical structure is communicated to the mobile device where it is subsequently rendered for display.04-04-2013
20130085771METHOD OF DISPLAYING PATIENT DATA IN A MEDICAL WORKFLOW ENVIRONMENT - An apparatus, a method and a system for displaying patient data in a medical workflow environment are disclosed. The method includes scanning a patient identifier with a hand-held device, displaying patient data on a display screen of the hand-held device, selecting a medication for administration to the patient from a list of one or more medications displayed on the display screen, scanning a medication identifier with the hand-held device, and confirming administration of the medication on the hand-held device04-04-2013
20130085769CHARACTERIZING HEALTHCARE PROVIDER, CLAIM, BENEFICIARY AND HEALTHCARE MERCHANT NORMAL BEHAVIOR USING NON-PARAMETRIC STATISTICAL OUTLIER DETECTION SCORING TECHNIQUES - This invention uses non-parametric statistical measures and probability mathematical techniques to calculate deviations of variable values, on both the high and low side of a data distribution, from the midpoint of the data distribution. It transforms the data values and then combines all of the individual variable values into a single scalar value that is a “good-ness” score. This “good-ness” behavior score model characterizes “normal” or typical behavior, rather than predicting fraudulent, abusive, or “bad”, behavior. The “good” score is a measure of how likely it is that the subject's behavior characteristics are from a population representing a “good” or “normal” provider, claim, beneficiary or healthcare merchant behavior. The “good” score can replace or compliment a score model that predicts “bad” behavior in order to reduce false positive rates. The optimal risk management prevention program should include both a “good” behavior score model and a “bad” behavior score model.04-04-2013
20130085773METHOD FOR GENERATING HEALTHCARE-RELATED VALIDATED PREDICTION MODELS FROM MULTIPLE SOURCES - Provided is a method for generating prediction models from multiple healthcare centers. The method allows a third party to use data sets from multiple sources to build prediction models. By entering the data sets in a Model Deconstruction and Transfer (MDT) platform, a healthcare center may provide data to a third party without the need to de-identify data or to physically transfer any identifying or de-identified data from the healthcare center. The MDT platform includes a variable library, which allows the healthcare center to select variables that will be used to generate and validate the prediction model. Also provided is a method for compensating sources that contribute data sets based upon the percentage of clinical data that is used to generate a prediction model.04-04-2013
20130085767METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR TREATMENT REGIMEN MANAGEMENT - Methods and systems for treatment regimen management are described. In one embodiment, a treatment regimen associated with a user is determined. The treatment regimen includes treatment first treatment component and a second treatment component. The treatment regimen also includes a first treatment schedule associated with the first treatment component and a second treatment schedule associated with the second treatment component. Multiple treatment events are scheduled in an electronic calendar. The treatment events are based upon the first treatment schedule and the second treatment schedule. A treatment alert associated with each of the treatment events is generated. Other methods and systems are also described.04-04-2013
20130085770Qualifying Raters for Clinical Trials - The invention provides an efficient approach to qualifying raters to serve in a clinical trial or study, where efficiency includes all aspects pertinent to study raters: creating of qualification profile; identification of appropriate study sites and raters, selection, training, and supplemental qualification of raters during the course of a clinical study or trial, as may be necessitated by study protocol changes or other changes that may occur.04-04-2013
20130085765SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING CUSTOMIZED ALERT SETTINGS - A system and method for providing customized alert settings operating on at least one computer device. The system and method including receiving, from a server, starting drug interaction content via a network, providing, from a server, a drug interaction alert customization request based on the initial drug interaction content via a network, receiving, a customized data base file comprising the customized drug interaction alert settings via the network, wherein the customized drug interaction alert settings are automatically implemented in a prescribing software executing on the one or more end user-systems.04-04-2013
20130085774SEMI-AUTOMATED OR FULLY AUTOMATED, NETWORK AND/OR WEB-BASED, 3D AND/OR 4D IMAGING OF ANATOMY FOR TRAINING, REHEARSING AND/OR CONDUCTING MEDICAL PROCEDURES, USING MULTIPLE STANDARD X-RAY AND/OR OTHER IMAGING PROJECTIONS, WITHOUT A NEED FOR SPECIAL HARDWARE AND/OR SYSTEMS AND/OR PRE-PROCESSING/ANALYSIS OF A CAPTURED IMAGE DATA - Systems, methods and software are provided that simulate or facilitate imaging of medical procedures for purposes of optimized performance, simulation, training and/or accreditation. More particularly, aspects of the invention relate to a system, apparatus and/or subsystems for generating 3D and/or 4D imaging from 2 or more 2D images and/or projections for use in performing, simulating, training, and/or facilitating medical-access procedures. Such procedures use semi-automated and/or fully automated, network and/or web-based, 3D and/or 4D imaging of anatomy and corresponding medical devices or treatment for performing, training, rehearsing and/or conducting medical procedures, using multiple (e.g., >2 and/or >3) standard 2D x-ray and/or other radiation or sound imaging projections without a need for special hardware and/or systems (e.g., rotational runs) and/or pre-processing/analysis of a captured image data.04-04-2013
20130085768MODULAR MICROPROCESSOR-BASED APPLIANCE SYSTEM - A method is described that enables a health care provider to monitor and manage a health condition of a patient. The system includes a health care provider apparatus operated by a health care provider and a remotely programmable patient apparatus that is operated by a patient. The health care provider develops a script program using the health care provider apparatus and then sends the script program to a remotely programmable patient apparatus through a communication network such as the World Wide Web. The script program is a computer-executable patient protocol that provides information to the patient about the patient's health condition and that interactively monitors the patient health condition by asking the patient questions and by receiving answers to those questions. The answers to these health related questions are then forwarded as patient data from the remotely programmable patient apparatus to the health care provider apparatus through the communication network.04-04-2013
20130085772SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERSONALIZED DOSING OF PHARMACOLOGIC AGENTS - A system and method for personalized dosing of a pharmacologic agent include: executing, using a processing device, a plurality of dosing regimen program modules to determine a respective plurality of dose sets in response to receiving, from an input device, a target response value for a patient; and executing, using the processing device, a dosing selection algorithm module, following executing the plurality of dosing regimen program modules and in response to receiving from the input device a response profile and a monitoring frequency of the patient, to determine a recommended dose set computed as a combination of the plurality of dose sets weighted by degrees of matching computed using fuzzy sets and the response profile.04-04-2013
20100138237SENSITIVE DRUG DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A drug distribution system and method utilizes a central pharmacy and database to track all prescriptions for a sensitive drug. Information is kept in the database regarding all physicians allowed to prescribe the sensitive drug, and all patients receiving the drug. Abuses are identified by monitoring data in the database for prescription patterns by physicians and prescriptions obtained by patients. Further verification is made that the physician is eligible to prescribe the drug by consulting a separate database, and optionally whether any actions are taken against the physician. Multiple controls beyond those for normal drugs are imposed on the distribution depending on the sensitivity of the drug.06-03-2010
20130035947CLAIMS PAYOUT SIMULATOR - Disclosed herein are representative embodiments of technologies that can be used to generate medical-claims simulations that can provide information about medical claims. In one exemplary embodiment disclosed herein, medical claims data is received, and a dynamic questionnaire is output. Selections of questionnaire options are received, and based on the medical claims data and the selection of the questionnaire options, at least one medical-claims simulation is generated. The dynamic questionnaire can be driven by user interaction and can enable users of the system to select, validate, and filter data, which can then be submitted for payment and mapping analysis.02-07-2013
20100138236METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATING HEATLHCARE INFORMATION TO AND FROM A PORTABLE, HAND-HELD DEVICE - A method and an apparatus for communicating healthcare information utilize a set of codes to communicate healthcare data in a convenient manner. A set of codes each corresponding to respective healthcare data is generated. The set of codes is stored in a memory associated with a portable terminal. Selection of at least one code corresponding to healthcare data relevant to a patient is detected, where after the selected at least one code is wirelessly transmitted to a recipient.06-03-2010
20130035951METHODS AND DEVICES FOR REDUCING TRANSFUSIONS DURING OR AFTER SURGERY AND FOR IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE AND FUNCTION IN CHRONIC DISEASE - The present invention relates to methods of treating subjects preparing to undergo surgery or methods of treating chronic disease and methods for reducing transfusions and a computer readable storage medium and a physical computing device for carrying out these methods which include: a) receiving a profile of said subject, in a physical computing device, including a level of hemoglobin of said subject, level of creatinine of said subject, and information regarding current or past history of disease; b) applying said level of hemoglobin and said level of creatinine, in said physical computing device, to determine level of transfusion risk; c) applying said information regarding current or past history of disease of said subject, in said physical computing device, to determine level of comorbidity; d) applying said level of hemoglobin, said level of transfusion risk, and said level of comorbidity, in said physical computing device, to determine a patient care plan.02-07-2013
20130035946SOCIAL NETWORKS FOR CARE COORDINATION, MANAGEMENT, AND SUPPORT AND HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE - Provided are social network based systems and methods for health information sharing and care management and coordination among different groups of individuals and organizations. The systems and methods are particularly useful for care management and coordination for patients having chronic diseases or conditions, including physical and mental illnesses.02-07-2013
20130035948Discharge summary method and apparatus for a physichart system - A diagnostic medical system management tool that emphasizes local data collection in a global clinical environment to create a cohesive network of computer systems. This invention automates the necessary relationship between caregivers and digital knowledge resources through a functional diagnostic interface.02-07-2013
20130035949Integrated wellness index and method of measuring overall wellness and treatment - A tool and method of diagnosis and treatment of a patient by employing an integrated wellness index to achieve maximum health and to determine the underlying causes of disease states. A wellness index assigns a point system for essential health factors to measure various health parameters and overall health of a patient and assist the tracking of a patient's health status over time.02-07-2013
20130035945Method for Increasing Patient Compliance With Screening While Reducing Associate Professional Liability - In accordance with the present invention, methods consistent with the present invention increase patient compliance with screening while reducing economic risk to health service providers. In one embodiment of the invention, a patient acknowledges informed consent for a particular medical service, agrees to arbitrate any disputes arising from the service, accepts an insurance policy, and undergoes the service. The premium for the insurance policy is a function of certain risk factors, including factors associated with the patient, the particular service, and the health service provider. In the event of an unfavorable outcome, the policy proceeds are paid to the patient.02-07-2013
20130035952DRUG SUBSTANCE INTERACTION AND GENERIC SUBSTANCE INFORMATION RETRIEVAL - A data processing system configured for computer visualization of drugs for drug interaction information retrieval is disclosed. For each of multiple different substances and using a camera within the mobile or other computing device, imagery of at least one external characteristic of a physical body of the substance is acquired. An identity of each of the multiple different substances is determined based upon the at least one external characteristic from the acquired imagery. Drug interaction data is retrieved for each of the multiple different substances using the determined identities. Drug interaction data for at least one of the multiple different substances is correlated with at least one other of the multiple different substances. At least one generic substance and/or cost information of at least one of the multiple different substances is identified. The correlated drug interaction data, the at least one generic substance, and/or the cost information are displayed.02-07-2013
20130035953Provider Supply & Consumer Demand Management - Amongst other things, one or more requests is received from at least one consumer of services to consult with a service provider associated with a brokerage system and having a service provider profile that satisfies at least some attributes in a set of attributes. The consumer demand is measured for consultations with one or more service providers associated with the brokerage system and having service provider profiles that satisfy at least some attributes in the set of attributes. A supply of active service providers associated with the system and having service provider profiles that satisfy at least some attributes in the set of attributes is also measured. It is determined whether an imbalance exists between the consumer demand for and the supply of active service providers having service provider profiles that satisfy at least some attributes in the set of attributes.02-07-2013
20080270180Method and system for health care data transfer - A method for transferring health care data between a consumer health care application and a plurality of health care information sources. The method includes requesting a first portion of health care data corresponding to a consumer from a first health care information source of the plurality of health care information sources, receiving the first portion of health care data from the first health care information source, storing the first portion of health care data in a health care data repository, requesting a second portion of health care data corresponding to the consumer from a second health care information source of the plurality of health care information sources, receiving the second portion of health care data from the second health care information source, storing the second portion of health care data in the health care data repository, and accessing the first portion of health care data and the second portion of health care data from the health care data repository.10-30-2008
20100153130System and Method for Placing a Multiple Tablet Order Online - An online ordering system and method for placing a multiple tablet order are described. The system comprises a graphical user interface configured to display information for a plurality of medicinal tablets. The graphical user interface is further configured to receive a plurality of multiple tablet orders. Each multiple tablet order corresponds to at least two medicinal tablets for consumption on a particular date at a particular time. Each of the multiple tablet orders corresponds to a multiple tablet package labeled with tablet specific information. The tablet specific information for each package includes the date and the time for consuming the tablets in the package and a plurality of images of each of the tablets in the package. The method is implemented by the system.06-17-2010
20080201165PRACTICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (PMS) INTEGRATION - A system and computer program product for integrating verification of eligibility information of a card member enrolled in a health plan with a payment account required to pay for the services used according to the health plan is described. The present invention integrates card member information to a Practice Management System which provides payment capabilities for services used by the card member. The invention encodes basic patient eligibility information onto a card magnetic stripe. This helps in overcoming any manual data entry errors that can result from a paper-based or paperless electronic process. The invention provides the ability to complete a transaction involving a medical service provider, a patient and a payer in a single swipe of card.08-21-2008
20130138452MOBILE APPLICATIONS FOR MEDICAL DEVICES - Certain examples provide systems, methods, and apparatus to provide information regarding medical devices via a mobile device. An example method for mobile medical device management includes providing a representation of one or more medical devices with a visual indication of a status for each device. The representation is to visually convey information regarding each of the one or more medical devices and is selectable by a user to provide additional information regarding each of the one or more medical devices. The method includes facilitating interaction with the one or more medical devices via the mobile device. The method includes dynamically updating the status for each medical device via communication between the mobile device and one or more facilities at which the one or more medical devices are located.05-30-2013
20090070137Method and system to optimize quality of patient care paths - A system and method for optimizing status of a care plan is described, the method including defining a care plan as worksteps associated by a rule-based process. Historical data is collected for a plurality of worksteps for such attributes as diagnosis, clinical outcome and cost. The data may be analyzed by data mining techniques so as to discover the optimum relationships between the patient symptoms, the worksteps and a success criteria. The success criteria may include correct diagnosis, equipment use efficiency, cost, and successful clinical outcome. The rule-based process may be modified to take account of the optimum relationships. A patient presenting with a constellation of symptoms may have the symptoms compared with care plans success ranking to determine an optimum care plan.03-12-2009
20120209620DETECTING UNEXPECTED HEALTHCARE UTILIZATION BY CONSTRUCTING CLINICAL MODELS OF DOMINANT UTILIZATION GROUPS - A system and method for identifying unexpected utilization profiles at a patient level includes determining one or more clusters that have a profile based on patient profiles and building a representative model for each cluster including demographic and clinical information. Using the model, demographic and clinical characteristics are determined which form expected utilization cluster. An expected utilization cluster for each patient, which is derived from the demographic features and the clinical characteristics, is compared against an actual utilization profile for that patient to determine whether the actual utilization profile is unexpected.08-16-2012
20130041677Dynamic Forms - A computer-implemented method and apparatus for development and use of a medical form. One example system receives a request on a first computer to create the medical form. The medical form includes user selected fields corresponding to patient information. The system further receives signals on the first computer, where the signals describe form fields for the medical form. The system communicates the medical form from the first computer to the first tablet device for display on the first tablet device. The system receives form values, wherein at least some of the form values correspond to information about an appointment. Responsive to receiving a completion signal, the system generates a clinical narrative for the appointment using the completed form values.02-14-2013
20130041682METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ANALYZING PATIENT MEDICAL RECORDS - A medical form is marked by a clinician during a patient/clinician encounter to generate a record with information related to a current complaint. The form is partitioned into several regions related to patient history, examination and medical decision, respectively. The form is automatically analyzed and using the locations of the marks on the form and a predetermined set of rules, a billing code is generated. The billing code determines the fee to be paid to the clinician or health provider.02-14-2013
20130041684System And Method Of Identifying When A Patient Undergoing Hemodialysis Is At Increased Risk Of Death By A Logistic Regression Model - Identifying a patient undergoing periodic hemodialysis treatments at increased risk of death by a logistic regression model includes selecting one or more clinical or biochemical parameter parameters associated with a probability of death of the patient while the patient is undergoing periodic hemodialysis treatments, and estimating the probability of death of the patient over a future time interval by a logistic regression model including model coefficients, the model coefficients determined by analyzing data from deceased patients that were previously undergoing periodic hemodialysis treatments, the analysis including a longitudinal analysis backwards in time on the one or more clinical or biochemical parameters of the deceased patients. The patient is identified as having an increased risk of death if the probability of death of the patient is greater than a predetermined threshold probability.02-14-2013
20130041685METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PRESENTING ALTERNATIVE HYPOTHESES FOR MEDICAL FACTS - Techniques for presenting alternative hypotheses for medical facts may include identifying, using at least one statistical fact extraction model, a plurality of alternative hypotheses for a medical fact to be extracted from a portion of text documenting a patient encounter. At least two of the alternative hypotheses may be selected, and the selected hypotheses may be presented to a user documenting the patient encounter.02-14-2013
20130041681CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM WITH TEMPORAL CONTEXT - A clinical decision support system (CDSS) includes a CDSS module (02-14-2013
20130041680AUTOMATED SYSTEM FOR SELECTING AND ALLOCATING STORED ALLOGENEIC BIOLOGICAL CELLS FOR TRANSPLANTATION, THERAPY AND RESEARCH - The invention relates to a system for the automatic, fast and dynamic mediation of biological cells for transplantation, therapy or research purposes for registers of patients having differing indications between extraction centers or banks (deposits) and clinics, transplantation centers or research institutions, service providers (diagnosis, further processing of the preparations and logistics) and the monitoring and support of the processes of requirements transmission, integration from diagnostics technologies and techniques, to further processing, to delivery and payment of a cell preparation suited for allogeneic transplantation or other biological preparation, to the use of the mediated preparation to tracking of the results in patients and to the provision of said data for statistical and other purposes. The system according to the invention is for the first time able to suggest, online and automatically, complete solution proposals for specific stored transplantations for individual patients in extensive registers of patients and to consider prioritized deposits and to create medicinally and logistically advantageous solution proposals when ordering a plurality of preparations. The system is furthermore for the first time able to automatically integrate and coordinate service providers incorporated in the process, such as logistics companies and further processors of the required preparations, into to the process and can conduct all processes and financial transactions as a central tool (platform).02-14-2013
20130041679ORDER DISPLAY APPARATUS, COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, AND ORDER DISPLAY METHOD - An order display apparatus disclosed in this application includes an extracting unit and a generating unit in one aspect. The extracting unit extracts orders having a designated period within the implementation periods thereof, from a storage unit that stores change information indicating the relationships between one order among orders issued by doctors and the other orders among the issued orders, and the implementation period during which the one order is executed. If the orders extracted by the extracting unit include a second order having the change information indicating that the second order has been changed from a first order, the generating unit performs the following operation. The generating unit has the first order and the second order displayed adjacent to each other on a display screen that displays at least some of the extracted orders in accordance with the passage of time during the designated period.02-14-2013
20130041678SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INCREASING PATIENT ADHERENCE USING COMBINED EDUCATIONAL COUPONS AND/OR TAILORED EDUCATIONAL DOCUMENTS - The present invention relates generally to a method of provisioning a combined educational coupon that includes a) receiving, on a computer apparatus, electronic prescription data for a prescribed substance for a patient; b) the computer apparatus determining educational data relating to the prescribed substance and coupon data relating to the prescribed substance; and c) the computer apparatus generating a single data file comprising the educational data relating to the prescribed substance and the coupon data relating to the prescribed substance.02-14-2013
20130041676System and Method for Overriding Claims - Systems and methods for overriding claim denials and approvals are provided that determine that a current claim will be denied and search the purchasing member's claim history for previously approved claims that match the current claim. If a matching claim is found and is dated within a certain predetermined window of time, the current claim is approved. Additionally, when it is determined that a current claim will be approved at a high tier level the member's claim history is searched for a previously approved claim that matches the current claim and a formulary crosswalk analysis is performed. If a matching claim with a lower tier level is found in the member's claim history or the crosswalk analysis determines that a lower tier level is available, the current claim is processed using the lower tier. Claims overridden are digitally stamped for reporting purposes and for subsequent claim matching.02-14-2013
20130041675Method for Administering A Pharmaceutical Product Donation Program - A method of distributing and tracking donated prescription medicines includes a pharmaceutical donor donating in-kind pharmaceutical products to a non-profit organization which then transfers the donated pharmaceutical products to a pharmaceutical distributor. An electronic record is established indicating a credit with pharmaceutical distributor in favor of the non-profit organization. After a pharmacy has distributed a pharmaceutical to an eligible patient, the pharmacy notifies the non-profit organization of the transaction and the non-profit organization authorizes the pharmaceutical distributor to apply to the credit to the benefit of the pharmacy.02-14-2013
20130041683COMPUTER BASED SYSTEM FOR PREDICTING TREATMENT OUTCOMES - This invention relates to computer systems for conducting drug and biomarker discovery, drug development, and personalized medicine, and more generally managing healthcare, and in particular to a system and method for predicting the therapeutic value of a treatment to an individual. The treatment is associated with a function that describes, in a population of individuals, the benefit from a treatment, generally in terms of occurrence of a medical event under treatment, as a function of the risk (e.g., the occurrence of the medical event) without said treatment.02-14-2013
20100114597Method and system for medical imaging reporting - A method for supporting a preparation of medical report for a patient. The method comprises acquiring one or more medical imaging studies and/or medical records which are related to the patient, automatically matching a report template to the one or more medical imaging studies and/or medical records according to at least one characteristic thereof, presenting the matched report template to allow a user to provide a diagnosis of the one or more medical imaging studies and/or medical records, and embedding the diagnosis in the matched report template.05-06-2010
20100100393Method and Apparatus for Processing Pharmaceutical Orders to Determine Whether a Buyer of Pharmaceuticals Qualifies for an "Own Use" Discount - Disclosed is a method and apparatus for processing pharmaceutical orders to determine whether a buyer of pharmaceuticals qualifies for an “own use” discount. “Own use” discounts on pharmaceuticals are available for a limited class of buyers under 35 U.S.C. §13c. Under one method, an auditor receives an order for a quantity of pharmaceuticals, receives a report associated with the order containing sufficient information therein to perform an audit on the order, and compares the information found in the order with the information found in the associated report to make a status determination as to whether a buyer qualifies for an “own use” discount. Preferably a second report containing additional audit information is received as well. The auditor can also audit the order by comparing the order to this additional information. If these comparisons result in a determination that the buyer does in fact qualify for an “own use” discount, the auditor can then place the order with a pharmaceutical seller for a discounted price. Also disclosed is a pharmaceutical order auditing system that uses a computer to perform the above-described audit.04-22-2010
20130035950MANAGEMENT OF PHARMACY KITS - A system for managing pharmacy kits comprises a reading station configured to read tag information from a plurality of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags associated with a pharmacy kit, and an information processing system operatively connected to the reading station and configured to receive the tag information from the reading station and determine a status of the pharmacy kit based on the tag information, a plurality of stored templates defining contents to be included in each of a plurality of pharmacy kits, and a plurality of kit records indicating the current contents of a plurality of pharmacy kits.02-07-2013
20090164237System and Method for Patient Management/Communication - A patient management system, comprising of a care provider interface, configured to receive a selection of a plurality of individual patients and a data processing system, configured to automatically generate a plurality of personalized patient-specific communications based on the selection, the communication directed to individual selected patients, each patient communication including at least one personalized patient care parameter specific to the individual selected patient.06-25-2009
20090299762DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING MEDICAL LAB REPORTS - A system and method scan a document printed by a first document processing device (using a second document processing device separate from the first document processing device). The document has printed thereon machine readable markings that comprise information of a patient, information of at least one lab test to be performed, and formatting information for the return of the lab test results. The second document processing device identifies the lab test to be performed on the patient based on the machine readable markings. After the lab tests have been performed on the patient, the second document processing device prepares the lab test results by formatting them. These formatted lab test results are then output from the second document processing device to the first document processing device.12-03-2009
20100042431Impact Intelligence Oncology Management - A system and methods for evaluating quality and cost efficiency of a healthcare service to a patient are presented. In one embodiment, the system may include a merged database comprising administrative data and clinical data, a cost-of-care efficiency engine coupled to the merged database, the cost efficiency engine configured to analyze the merged clinical data and administrative data to determine a measurement of cost efficiency, a quality engine coupled to the merged database, the quality engine configured to analyze the merged clinical data and administrative data to determine a compliance value, wherein the compliance value indicates a level of compliance with a clinical guideline, and a reporting application coupled to the cost efficiency engine and the quality engine, the reporting application configured to generate a report representing at least one of the measurement of cost efficiency and the compliance value.02-18-2010
20100042430SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COLLECTING AND AUTHENTICATING MEDICATION CONSUMPTION - A method and system for collecting reports of medication consumption, the method including receiving a report including data identifying a medication, an image of the medication and data indicating consumption of that medication, authenticating the identification of the medication by the data and consumption of the medication, and storing the data for future reference upon authentication.02-18-2010
20100042429SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING LOCALLY ADAPTIVE DECISION SUPPORT - A system and method for providing adaptive decision support is disclosed in further detail herein. An embodiment of this system includes a local outcome report that documents a medical outcome, a difference engine that compares the local outcome report to a national outcome report and generates a localized rule, and a rule engine that receives patient data and applies the localized rule from the difference engine to the patient data to produce a prescribed treatment. An embodiment of the method disclosed herein begins with receiving local patient data and outcome data. The outcome data is compared to national outcome data and a local rule is generated from the comparison. Next, the local patient and the outcome data is analyzed and a standard rule is generated based upon this analysis. The standard rule and the local rule are then applied to the local patient data to generate a prescribed treatment.02-18-2010
20090157425SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EARLY IDENTIFICATION OF SAFETY CONCERNS OF NEW DRUGS - A computer-implemented system and method for administering a drug registry database generates a display of a plurality of new drug/comparator drug pairings, wherein each new drug is added to the database when a threshold number of healthcare claims for the new drug have been received. Upon receiving a selection of a new drug/comparator drug pairing, and filter parameters input by a user, an analysis engine searches the healthcare claims stored in the database to identify a first and second group of patients satisfying the filter parameters input by the user; wherein the first group includes patients with claim data indicating use of the new drug and the second group includes patients with claim data indicating use of the comparator drug. The analysis engine further identifies a comparative occurrence of one or more existing medical conditions or new medical conditions in the first and second groups of patients and calculates a probability value indicating a relative likelihood that a patient taking the new drug will have each of the one or more new or existing medical conditions in comparison to a likelihood that a patient taking the comparator drug will have each of the one or more new or existing medical conditions. A user interface displays each new or existing medical condition and the probability value for the new drug and the comparator drug in accordance with one or more report parameters entered by the user.06-18-2009
20090157423PROGRAM MANAGEMENT PROCESS FLOW - A method for testing potential employees for predetermined medical parameters is provided and includes the steps of collecting an employee roster in an electronic database, selecting a clinic based on predetermined parameters from the electronic database, scheduling a potential employee with the clinic for testing, providing predetermined information from the electronic database to the clinic, verifying that necessary documentation is received by the clinic, receiving results of testing from the clinic, and determining if the potential employee has met predetermined medical parameters.06-18-2009
20090157422Internet-based balascopy-information exchange system - A medical internet-based Balascopic information exchange network for data exchange mainly between doctors working in various hospitals and in different geographical locations in a standard Balascopic format. In the system, the specific Balascopic-format data are combined into groups. This makes it possible to combine scarce Balascopic-format data relating to rare medical cases into a common group, to accumulate these rare data to the amount sufficient for statistic processing, and to make the obtained data available to the subscribers of the network in real time or with a predetermined frequency of access to the system. The accumulated medical information presented in the Balascopic units can be used for the organization of consultations between specialists about rare and difficult medical cases.06-18-2009
20100106520AUTOMATED PROCESSING OF MEDICAL DATA FOR DISABILITY RATING DETERMINATIONS - Methods and systems are described for automated processing of medical data for insurance and disability determinations. Based on medical conditions claimed by the claimant, medical evidence queries are automatically generated to provide instructions to medical providers for conducting physical exams and laboratory tests and for retrieving medical records. After medical evidence is collected according to the queries, the medical evidence and related rating codes and decisions are displayed to rating personnel in a user-friendly format to assist in making a rating decision.04-29-2010
20100106519LOW COST SYSTEM FOR REMOTE PATIENT AUDIO/VIDEO CONTENT DELIVERY - When providing a cost-efficient remote patient monitoring and/or education system, a home-end device (HED) (04-29-2010
20100106515INTRODUCTION AND ACTIVATION OF A SELF-REPORTING PORTABLE CONTAINER INTO AN INVENTORY SYSTEM - A method of activating and introducing into an inventory system a self-reporting portable container containing a consumable substance configured to determine and selectively report information about the substance. The container is configured to self report an attribute of the consumable substance. An identifier is associated with at least one of the container, the substance or a sensor provided to sense the attribute of the container.04-29-2010
20100106516METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING BLOOD UTILIZATION - A method of measuring and assessing blood product utilization. The method comprises calculating a transfusion exposure score, the transfusion exposure score being an average amount of a blood product used for a patient population during a time period for a health care facilities; calculating a mean transfusion exposure score, the mean transfusion exposure score being a geometric mean of a plurality of transfusion exposure scores within a database for the blood product and for the patient population over the period of time for a plurality of health care facilities; calculating a benchmark transfusion exposure score, the benchmark transfusion exposure score being the transfusion exposure score of a best practice facility having the lowest transfusion exposure score of the plurality of transfusion exposure scores in the database with corresponding average or better patient outcomes; calculating a transfusion propensity score, the transfusion propensity score being a ratio of the transfusion exposure score of the health care facility to the benchmark transfusion exposure score for the blood product and used for the patient population; and analyzing the transfusion exposure score, the mean transfusion exposure score, the benchmark transfusion exposure score, and the transfusion propensity score to quantify opportunities for operational and financial improvement within the health care provider facility.04-29-2010
20100106517SYSTEMS FOR AND METHODS OF MEDICAL SCHEDULING BASED ON SIMULATION-BASED OPTIMIZATION - Certain embodiments involve data from places such as healthcare facilities to make predictions about actual expected procedure durations as well as other parameters such as the probability of a patient being late or being a no-show. Before scheduling a patient, the system will use these parameters to run a simulation that can then suggest time slots that maximize target service levels (for example, “patients should not wait longer than 15 minutes in 95% of the cases”) and maximize facility efficiency (minimize the unutilized time between appointments).04-29-2010
20100106518System And Method For Providing Optimized Patient Referrals - In particular embodiments, method, apparatus and system for generating a doctor profile based on one or more parameters associated with the doctor treatment information, generating a patient dental profile based at least in part on a weighting of a plurality of orthodontic-related treatment parameters, and providing one or more doctor referrals based on the generated doctor profile and the generated orthodontic patient profile are provided.04-29-2010
20100332253Systems and Methods for Providing Customized Dentures - This disclosure relates to system and method for digitally obtaining, recording utilizing and customizing dental data and features needed in providing customized dentures.12-30-2010
20100332251ELECTRONIC PAYMENT DELIVERY SERVICE - Systems and methods for providing finance-related services such as electronic payment delivery are disclosed. In accordance with one embodiment, a payment system is configured to receive a payment message including a type of information, and to add an identification number to the message. The type of information is removed from the payment message, and the revised payment message is forwarded on to an entity responsible for payment. Particular embodiments in accordance with the present invention are suited for removing personal patient information from a HIPAA-compliant payment message, prior to forwarding the revised message over an electronic payment network.12-30-2010
20090112616Polling for interest in computational user-health test output - Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out accepting an output of at least one user-health test function, the output at least partly based on an interaction between a user and at least one device-implemented application having an apparent function that is unrelated to user-health testing; and polling an entity to obtain an indication of interest in the output of the at least one user-health test function.04-30-2009
20100030570SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ORDERING LENSES - Methods for dispensing eyeglasses are disclosed. The methods involve making a subjective refraction and an objective refraction and sending the information to a calculation computer to combine both refractions to calculate the person's prescription. The person's prescription is subsequently sent to a manufacturing location separate from the calculation computer for manufacture of the lenses.02-04-2010
20090132274Systems and Methods for Image and Report Preview in a Healthcare Worklist - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a healthcare worklist including a user interface adapted to display a worklist entry to a user. The user interface is further adapted to display a preview of the contents of the worklist entry to the user.05-21-2009
20120215551METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR IDENTIFYING UNSPECIFIED DIAGNOSES IN CLINICAL DOCUMENTATION - A set of one or more clinical facts may be collected from a clinician's encounter with a patient. It may be determined that an unspecified diagnosis not included in the set of facts may possibly be ascertained from the patient encounter. A user may be alerted that the unspecified diagnosis may possibly be ascertained from the patient encounter.08-23-2012
20120185265METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PATIENT PREPARATION FOR A HEALTH CARE FACILITY VISIT - In various embodiments, a vehicle user may prepare for a health care facility visit. Information identifying one or more health facilities may be received at a vehicle computer. Based on the health facility identifying information, data representing one or more electronic patient information records for the health facility may be received. The electronic patient information record(s) may be prepared based on vehicle user health information received at a vehicle computer. The electronic patient information record(s) may be stored and/or transmitted in response to vehicle-based event(s).07-19-2012
20120185272SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING MEDICAL INFORMATION - Systems and methods for managing medical information for medical service providers are provided. Personnel are able to manage and track workflow operations, evaluate profitability, and maintain records in an integrated and streamlined manner by executing various modules of a software application. A Dashboard module provides a unitary display of information regarding employee efficiency and operational profitability; a Virtual Will Call module allows for the virtual placement of items in storage areas reflecting the corresponding physical will call storage locations; an Rx Tracker module provides information regarding the status of prescriptions as they go through the process from ordered to dispensed; the Maintenance module allows personnel to define customized delivery methods; and the Archive Viewer module provides a way for personnel to archive images in any accessible drive or memory device, including portable storage media, and to view such images independently of the module using an archive viewer executable.07-19-2012
20120185271Healthcare Transactions Management Solution - Healthcare service providers and others may send claims for payment requesting remittance from insurance companies or patients. Such payments may be remitted through paper or electronic transactions. A financial institution may receive the payment and associated information and process the remittance depending on the remittance source and type. In addition, the institution may generate a single bill generated at a regular interval for the healthcare service provider for the services. The amount of the bill may be based on the volume of remittances.07-19-2012
20120185270APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING PRIOR AUTHORIZATIONS FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS - An apparatus, a method, and a computer program product are provided. The apparatus includes at least one memory including computer program code, and at least one processor. The at least one memory and the computer program code are configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least to receive a request to generate a prior authorization form for a prescription drug, select the prior authorization form from a plurality of prior authorization forms based on the request, and transmit the selected prior authorization form to a user so that the user can complete and submit the prior authorization form to the health plan and receive a determination on the request. The prior authorization form is selected based on at least one of a user search result and a standardized transaction.07-19-2012
20120185269SYSTEMS AND METHODS COMBINING PRINT AND AUDIO TECHNOLOGIES TO DELIVER AND PERSONALIZE HEALTH INFORMATION - Systems and methods for delivering health information by combining print and audio information are provided. The systems utilize prerecorded audio systems, with or without recordable audio systems, in conjunction with print material to deliver individualized, patient-specific health information and/or instructions to a patient or caregiver. The method allows patients to collect and retain personalized, voice-recorded health material in the same location as printed and prerecorded health information. The present invention overcomes the limitations of the prior art by to provide to a patient or caregiver the ability to store, record, and deliver audio voice-recorded material along with print material in order to deliver individualized health information07-19-2012
20120185268System And Method For Patient Identification In A Remote Monitoring System - A patient monitoring system for remote monitoring of medical devices. The system includes a medical device, a patient identification device and a wireless relay module. The relay module receives patient identification information from the patient identification device and medical device identification from the medical device via a wireless relay network, and transmits this information to the remote monitoring device via an internet-accessible wireless communications network. The remote monitoring device returns an acknowledgement status to the relay module, which the relay module transmits to the medical device. Upon receipt of an acknowledgment status indicating that the patient's use of the medical device is authorized, the medical device transmits medical device data to the relay module via the wireless relay network, and the relay module relays the medical device data to the remote monitoring device via the internet-accessible wireless communications network.07-19-2012
20120185267System, Method, and Apparatus for Electronic Patient Care - A system for electronic patient care includes a hub. The hub is configured to monitor a patient-care device. The sandbox may be configured to control access to at least one of a hardware resource and a software resource. The hub is further configured to identify the patient-care device and execute an application to monitor the patient-care device. The hub executes the application within the sandbox component such that the application accesses the at least one of the hardware resource and the software resource through the sandbox component. The hub may be further configured to control the patient-care device. The hub may be further configured to receive an identification from the patient-care device and download the application from a server associated with the identification. The hub may be further configured to receive an identification from the patient-care device and update the application from a server associated with the identification.07-19-2012
20120185264COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSOCIATING PRESCRIPTION DATA AND DE-DUPLICATION - A prescription association system and method for grouping together prescription-related transactions and creating groups or “clusters” of prescriptions having similar characteristics. Through an association process, the prescription cluster describes the events surrounding prescription activity. This includes prescribing patterns, payer influences, and patient acceptance of therapy. The same prescription transaction from one data provider may contain additional or different information that can enhance a corresponding duplicate transaction or set of claim lifecycle transactions from another provider. The disclosed processes create unique linking across claims, payers, and patients and form the basis for relating and measuring payer, patient, practitioner, and pharmaceutical promotion influences on healthcare utilization and treatment.07-19-2012
20120185266SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EVALUATING AND COMPARING MEDICAL TREATMENTS - An evaluative software tool to support the assessment of health care-related technologies during development to facilitate making critical decisions for an optimized research, development and commercialization plan is provided. The software tool includes the ability to measure, weight, and integrate the critical factors that come into play in the development of a risk/benefit profile of a technology relative to its competitors, benchmarked around clinical trial measures, in order to determine its development and commercialization success.07-19-2012
20120185263METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MANAGING PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFIT PLANS - A method for managing payments between a prescription drug benefits manager (PBM), a pharmacy, and a client of the PBM is described. The payments are made in accordance with a prescription drug benefits plan offered by the client to an individual and managed by the PBM. The method includes receiving transaction data associated with a first prescription drug transaction from the pharmacy, the transaction data including data identifying the prescription drug benefits plan and data identifying a first medication and a dosage of the first medication. The method also includes determining at least one of a pharmacy discount goal and a client discount goal. The method also includes determining at least one of an actual pharmacy discount provided by the PBM to the pharmacy over a predefined period of time, and an actual client discount provided by the PBM to the client over the predefined period of time.07-19-2012
20090125326METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INDIRECT MEDICAL CONSULTATION - A method and apparatus is provided comprising a technology engine designed to facilitate indirect medical consultation with health care providers and create a medical record of this indirect consultation event. In one embodiment is provided a method and apparatus for capturing electronically one or more of the following: (a) patient complaints; (b) health care provider's impression/review; (c) health care provider/patient discussion of complaint symptoms following which a treatment plan is formulated regarding health care strategy; (d) any prescription issued by the health care provider; and/or (e) a set of follow-up visits by the patient.05-14-2009
20090125324MEDICAL PRODUCT DISPENSING SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Methods and systems for transferring restricted distribution medical products to an over-the-counter general sales environment are provided. Methods and systems of dispensing non-prescription, behind-the-counter medical products from a vending machine in a general sales location are also provided. In some embodiments, methods and systems are provided for dispensing a medical product from a vending machine in a general sales location based, at least in part, on biometric data collected from the purchaser and, in some instances, based on self-selection and/or de-selection criteria, is provided. Further, methods and systems of switching prescription medical products to non-prescription, over-the-counter medical products are provided.05-14-2009
20090125322Integrated virtual consultant - In one particular embodiment, the disclosure is directed to method of providing a workflow interface. The method includes receiving template data associated with a medical workflow step, receiving automated decision support data associated with the medical workflow step, integrating the template data and the automated decision support data into an interface page associated with the medical workflow step, and initiating presentation of the interface page on a display of an electronic device. 05-14-2009
20100131287RESCUE AND TRAVEL ASSISTANCE COVERAGE PROGRAM FOR HOTEL GUEST - A method for providing emergency travel assistance services automatically to travelers/hotel guests on both a nationwide and worldwide basis upon checking into a participating hotel or resort. The hotels or resorts, in conjunction with a rescue entity, offer a rescue/travel assistance coverage program as a part of its lodging services to guests. The hotels or resorts incorporate the costs of the rescue/travel assistance coverage program into the cost of booking a room. A hotel plaque is displayed in the hotel identifying a rescue entity and services provided. A data layout format filled with the information of the guests registered at the hotels or resorts and the enrollment list of all travelers/hotel guests entitled to the coverage program is submitted to the rescue entity's FTP environment. The data is finally uploaded into a dedicated Sequel server which determines all the travelers/hotel guests enrolled in the event of a claim.05-27-2010
20100094648AUTOMATED MANAGEMENT OF MEDICAL DATA USING EXPERT KNOWLEDGE AND APPLIED COMPLEXITY SCIENCE FOR RISK ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSES - A knowledgebase comprising a plurality of feature-sets is created using complexity science. The knowledgebase is accessible through a network to a computer, a system, and a computer program code that receives and analyzes medical data to determine the existence of a disease state. The medical data is input and correlated to features within the knowledgebase to identify feature-sets, each feature-set indicating a particular medical condition. After one or more feature-sets have been selected, associative algorithms consider the magnitudes or values of the medical data and, with the values of features in the feature-sets, assess the risk burden of the medical condition associated with the feature-set. An output is generated that may include diagnoses of one or more medical conditions, the risk burden of the medical condition(s), possible treatment options and prevention techniques.04-15-2010
20100094647Medical Service Support System, Medical Service Support Method and Computer Readable Medium - A medical service support system includes: a first input unit that inputs first patient information on a patient in carrying out a medical examination of the patient; a second input unit that inputs second patient information on the patient in executing, to the patient, a pretreatment of an inspection being ordered according to a medical examination result of the patient; a memory that stores the first patient information inputted by the first input unit and the second patient information inputted by the second input unit; a consistency judging unit that judges match or mismatch of respective common items contained in both of the first patient information and the second patient information stored in the memory, by comparing the first patient information with the second patient information for each common item; and a display unit that displays a consistency judgment result by the consistency judging unit.04-15-2010
20120166217Method for Quantifying the Science of Medicine - Systems and methods for providing a quantification value associated with each and every medical procedure, practice, diagnosis, or combinations thereof for providing automated benchmarking for best practices and for quantifying the science of medicine.06-28-2012
20120166213METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING INDEXING AND CATALOGUING OF ORTHODONTIC RELATED TREATMENT PROFILES AND OPTIONS - Method and system for providing an orthodontic profile indexing and treatment plan including comparing an initial patient condition in each of a plurality of dentition categories with one or more reference conditions in each of the plurality of dentition categories, wherein each of the one or more reference conditions has a corresponding representation, selecting at least one reference condition in one or more of the plurality of dentition categories, where each selected reference condition is similar to the initial patient condition in a same dentition category, and generating a patient identifier based on the corresponding representations of each selected reference condition is provided.06-28-2012
20120166211METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AIDING IMAGING DIAGNOSIS USING MEDICAL IMAGE, AND IMAGE DIAGNOSIS AIDING SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING THE METHOD - A method of aiding an imaging diagnosis is provided. The method includes receiving a medical image and a current electronic medical record (EMR) of a patient, acquiring image analysis profiles used in a plurality of different image analysis modes from EMRs corresponding to the received current EMR among EMRs stored in an EMR database, analyzing the received medical image according to each of the image analysis modes by using the acquired image analysis profiles, and generating a plurality of diagnostic images respectively corresponding to the image analysis modes on the basis of the analyzed medical image.06-28-2012
20130046554Methods For Delivering A Drug To A Patient While Restricting Access To The Drug By Patients For Whom The Drug May Be Contraindicated - Methods for delivering a drug to a patients in need of the drug, while restricting access to the drug by patients for whom the drug may be contraindicated are disclosed. The methods are of the type in which prescriptions for the drug are filled by a pharmacy only after a computer readable storage medium has been consulted to retrieve a prescription approval code. Embodiments are provided wherein the patients are assigned to risk groups based upon the risk that taking the drug will lead to an adverse side effect, and certain additional information, such as periodic surveys and diagnostic tests probative of the ongoing risk of the side effect developing are obtained before prescriptions for the drug are approved.02-21-2013
20130046553MEDICAL TREATMENT INFORMATION INPUT DEVICE, COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, AND MEDICAL TREATMENT INFORMATION INPUT METHOD - A technology disclosed in the application which receives a reexamination appointment date as an input through a display screen displaying medical treatment information of a patient. The technology disclosed unit which refers to a storage unit which stores information representing an availability of the reexamination appointment date as an examination appointment date for the respective categories of a plurality of examinations including an examination which is granted to the patient is received, and determines an availability of the reexamination appointment date received by the execution unit as the examination appointment date, in a case where a display request for an appointment screen for the examination. The technology disclosed which outputs the appointment screen in a format in which the reexamination appointment date is available as the examination appointment date, in a case where the determination unit determines that the reexamination appointment date is available as the examination appointment date.02-21-2013
20130046552SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A HEALTH-RELATED SURVEY USING PICTOGRAM ANSWERS - In some embodiments, a non-transitory processor-readable medium includes code to cause a processor to send a signal representing a first question and a set of pictogram answers associated with the first question and a second question, different from the first question, and a set of pictogram answers associated with the second question. The first question and the second question can define a health-related survey such as a health-risk assessment. The non-transitory processor-readable medium includes code to receive a user selection of a pictogram answer associated with the first question and receive a user selection of a pictogram answer associated with the second question. The non-transitory processor-readable medium includes code to define a health-related user profile based on the user selection to the first question and the second question.02-21-2013
20130046551METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PATIENT ORDER MANAGEMENT - Methods and apparatus for facilitating a referral between healthcare providers associated with a practice management system. An order facilitation service hosted by the practice management system enables a healthcare provider the ability to interactively search for and select a provider based on a search request. The practice management system may store detailed information about one or more of the healthcare providers associated with the practice management system to facilitate a provider selection process. Providers may also specify preferences for referrals and the preferences may be used during a consult order generation process to ensure that the consult order includes information that a particular receiving provider may require.02-21-2013
20130046550Tracking Status of Service Providers Across Plural Provider Practices - A computer-implemented method includes identifying, by one or more computers, information pertaining to provider practices that a service provided is enrolled in, including status information of the service provider in the provider practices and information specifying consumers waiting for the service provider in waiting rooms of the provider practices; and generating, by the one or more computers, a graphical user interface for display of the information pertaining to the provider practices, and with the graphical user interface when rendered on a display device rendering, for a provider practice: a visual representation of status information of the service provider in the provider practice; and a visual representation of information specifying consumers waiting for the service provider in a waiting room of the provider practice.02-21-2013
20090043607MEDICAL IMAGE SYSTEM - A medical image system comprises a medical imaging apparatus, an injector, and a hospital management server having database. The injector has (a) communicating means for allowing communication with the hospital management server; and (b) a patient identifying portion which includes a detecting means for detecting patient-specific information and a means for transmitting the recognized information, further comprising (c) checking means being provided for at least one of the hospital management server and the injector or being provided as a separate apparatus, the means receives information transmitted from the patient identifying portion, and checks the received information to identify the patient.02-12-2009
20090043606MEDICAL MANAGEMENT MODELER AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - A method and system for determining custom population Return on Investment (ROI) forecasted savings estimates for use in evaluating the desirability of active health care management programs and the depth of penetration of such programs. The method and system further include a graphical user interface and returns a statistical confidence of the predicted savings or loss.02-12-2009
20090043605MEDICATION MANAGING APPARATUS - When the present time of a clock circuit is a medication time recorded in advance in a SD card, a notice that the medication time has come is given by a voice output portion or the like. Presence/absence of a medicine package in each block of a medicine package case is sensed by a medicine package sensor. The time point and the presence/absence of the medicine package are recorded in the SD card. A notice corresponding to the presence/absence is output. At a time except for the medication time, taking-out of the case, opening/closing of the cover, taking-out and return of the medicine package are recorded in the SD card based on detection signals from the medicine package sensor, medicine package case sensor, and case cover opening/closing sensor. A notice corresponding to the sensed situation is output,02-12-2009
20090326974Best possible payment expected for healthcare services - A system is disclosed that is useful by hospitals and other healthcare providers for automatically determining the best possible or maximum amount of payments a healthcare provider can lawfully expect to receive for healthcare resources which takes into account various discounts agreed upon by the healthcare provider with various private insurance companies as well as public (i.e., government) insurance providers, which administer managed healthcare plans including Medicare and Medicaid, all payments received against expected payments and a yield measurement approach for determining the providers performance at a given point in time and across various segments of its operations. In accordance with one aspect of the present invention, contracts between a healthcare provider and all private insurance companies and public insurance providers may be modeled. Various data including healthcare resources provided to patients up to a given point in time, applicable insurance company, and healthcare resource code are entered into the system. The system is able to calculate the best possible revenue that the healthcare provider can lawfully expect to receive taking into account the various discounts negotiated with the various insurance companies. Indeed, once the data is loaded, the system can provide an accurate snapshot of a healthcare provider's best possible expected revenues at any given time based upon services rendered instead of waiting until the healthcare resources have been billed out to insurance companies, patients, and third party payers. It can also provide an accurate snapshot of all payments received against those expected payments to determine yield across various segments of its operations.12-31-2009
20090048865Patient Tracking Systems and Methods - A computer-implemented method is disclosed, The method can include relating a transponder with a healthcare patient, identifying one or more locations of the patient using the transponder, and associating the one or more locations with one or more time values, and associating the one or more locations or time values with one or more billable events in the patient's care.02-19-2009
20090313041Personalized modeling system - A method, program storage device and system for developing a Personalized Modeling System (12-17-2009
20080270175Systems and methods using a dynamic expert system to provide patients with aesthetic improvement procedures - The invention relates to dynamic expert systems to provide a patient with at least one recommendation on performing an aesthetic improvement procedure. The system includes a database with actual case studies and aesthetic improvement procedures. The system also includes software adapted to allow a user to query the database based on a patient's desired aesthetic improvement and the results of at least one diagnostic test performed on the patient. The aesthetic improvement procedure is performed and the results of at least one diagnostic test performed after the procedure are analyzed and added to the database of case studies substantially immediately after analysis. The system may also include software adapted to allow a user to query the database based on a patient's desired aesthetic improvement. The system may also include software adapted to query the database to find the results of at least one diagnostic test performed on a patient, to allow the addition of new case studies to the database, to allow the addition of new diagnostic tests, and to allow the addition of new aesthetic improvement procedures.10-30-2008
20090307009WIDGET ASSOCIATED WITH NETWORKING PLATFORM - Systems and methods for enabling caregivers to communicate with care-receivers and share information and data are described. The care-receiver may use a family-oriented networking platform as it provides an easy and intuitive way to stay in touch with their families and healthcare professionals. The objective of the present invention is to allow caregivers to use their preferred means of digital communication to communicate with the care-receivers12-10-2009
20090307008BLOOD INFUSION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - An blood infusion management system is described, including a scanner, a processor, and a display. The scanner derives scan data from a patient identifier and individual blood units and provides the scan data to the processor. The processor evaluates the scan data to ensure that the blood units match the patient identifier. If the blood units do not match, a blood infusion protocol is aborted. If the blood units match the patient identifier, then the blood infusion protocol is allowed to proceed. The blood infusion protocol requires at least two verification scans for any individual blood unit to achieve a transfusing status, and an additional scan of the patient identifier may be used to place the used blood units in a complete status.12-10-2009
20090307006METHOD OF COLLABORATIVE EVALUATION INFRASTRUCTURE TO ASSESS THE QUALITY OF HEALTHCARE CLNICAL DECISION ACTORS - A voting system employing individual healthcare actors is described wherein votes representing the relation between target measurements and actual measurements are aggregated and used to determine treatment of patients.12-10-2009
20090307007METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DEVELOPING AND DELIVERING A THERAPEUTIC MEAL PLAN PROGRAM - A system and method develops a customized meal plan for a patient based on a chemotherapy treatment regimen for the patient and delivers the corresponding food items of the meal plan to the patient. The customized meal plan is designed to mitigate the physical effects and nutritional losses associated with chemotherapy and other cancer related treatments, such as radiation therapy. As the medical condition of the patient changes, the meal plan can be revised to provide updated customization. The meal plan may be developed using information provided by the patient, a caregiver, such as a nurse or physician, or a combination thereof.12-10-2009
20100274579Dynamic, Interactive, Web-Based Treatment System - A treatment system and method includes a treatment system server having a building block module to generate modular, interactive building blocks for treatment regimens. The building blocks represent a time-sensitive aspect of the treatment regimen, and are selectively assembled by a care provider client computer in substantially any combination, to form a customized treatment regimen. An assembly module transforms the building blocks into entries on a calendar viewable on a patient client computer. A transformation module transforms the patient input data into a display of patient progress. The treatment system server permits selective access to the treatment program by client computers. A webserver hosts a website to enable client computers to access the treatment system server. A treatment plan database server stores the assembled treatment plans. A communications server provides secure communications between care provider client computers and patient client computers, and between the webserver and a patient record database.10-28-2010
20100274577Computational systems and methods for health services planning and matching - Systems and methods are described relating to accepting an indication of at least one attribute of an individual; accepting sensor data about the individual; presenting a set of health care options at least partially based on the accepting sensor data about the individual; and providing a matching system for procurement of at least one selected health service option.10-28-2010
20120191471METHOD, SYSTEM, AND SOFTWARE FOR ANALYSIS OF A BILLING PROCESS - A method, system, and software for analyzing third party payments for provider service includes processing third party payment information data and processing provider services billing data provided to the third party to request payment. The method automatically validates provider services billing data against other provider services data and generating a report listing discrepancies between the third party payment information data, the provider services billing data, and the other provider services data.07-26-2012
20120191470Method And System For Improving Oral Health - Methods provide for improving the oral health of a consumer. One embodiment of a method includes (a) collecting input information from the consumer regarding at least one characteristic associated with oral health of the consumer; (b) analyzing the input information; (c) using the analysis from step b) to develop a customized at-home oral care treatment regimen, wherein the regimen includes identifying at least one oral care product that will be effective in improving oral health of the consumer; and (d) providing the at-home oral care treatment regimen to the consumer.07-26-2012
20120191469SYSTEM AND PROCESS FOR EVALUATING AND PROMOTING HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND FITNESS IN INDIVIDUALS - Systems and processes for evaluating and promoting health, wellness, and fitness in individuals and for customizing and promoting training program for such individuals are disclosed. A system for evaluating the health, wellness, and fitness status of individuals eligible for participation within an employer sponsored health plan comprises a health club network, a physicians network, and a laboratory network. Health-related data and laboratory results acquired from each individual are reviewed by qualified medical personnel in order to determine their eligibility for participation in a plan. A health analysis module is configured for generating a health, wellness, and fitness profile and health score for individuals that choose to participate in the plan.07-26-2012
20120191468Apparatuses, Systems, and Methods for Detecting Healthcare Fraud and Abuse - Methods, systems, and apparatuses are disclosed for identifying healthcare claim fraud. In some embodiments, the methods may include defining links characterizing an interaction between a healthcare consumer and a healthcare provider. In some embodiments, the methods may further include generating, with a processing device, an archive of the links. Additionally, in some embodiments, the methods may include analyzing the archive to identify potential healthcare fraud. In some embodiments, analyzing the archive may include defining one or more patterns indicative of fraud and searching for the one or more patterns indicative of fraud within the archive.07-26-2012
20120191467DIAGNOSTIC IDENTIFICATION, EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT OF POLYVASCULAR DISEASE AND RELATED CONDITIONS - One aspect of the present invention provides an electronic system accessible via a collaborative subscription service to facilitate improved access and analysis of patient data relevant to Polyvascular disease. In one specific embodiment, the electronic system is used by physicians and health care service providers to aggregate relevant medical data points, as the electronic system provides recommendations and analysis of patient care for specific Polyvascular symptoms and conditions. These data points are collected through appropriate medical devices and are transmitted for storage and access within the operational environment. One embodiment of the service also enables a collaborate environment for communication between various health care providers, professionals, and the patient regarding specific patient conditions. Accordingly, improved diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of the various conditions related to Polyvascular disease can be deployed for the patient.07-26-2012
20120191466Systems and Methods of Pharmaceutical Information Management - A system for administering a mentoring program to a user comprising a user interface having a health risk assessment for providing a health risk assessment questionnaire to the user and a processor in communication with the user interface for generating alerts based on the received responses, The system generating risk scores associated with the user, then generating a report that is based on the alerts and/or the risk scores, and providing a notification to a health care practitioner once the report has been generated. The system further provides communications between the user interface and a health care practitioner interface to generate and communicate notifications associated with a mentoring program between the user and the health care practitioner.07-26-2012
20120191465SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ANALYZING HOSPITAL DATA - The present disclosure relates approaches that may be used to analyze data from hospital records to identify deficiencies in the operation of the hospital. In certain implementations, features of the data may be evaluated in conjunction with performance indicators to identify root causes associated with the deficiencies. In further implementations, identification of root causes of deficiencies identified in the historical data may be used to generate recommendations for changes to the operation of the hospital. In further implementations, events may be predicted based on the identification of a features or features within the current data that is indicative of a pending problem or event.07-26-2012
20120191464Telerobotic System with a Dual Application Screen Presentation - A proctoring system that includes a communication device coupled to a remote station. The remote station has a visual display that displays first information relating to an action that causes an effect on an object, and simultaneously displays second information relating to the effect on the object. The remote station includes at least one input device that allows a communication to be transmitted by an operator to the communication device. By way of example, during the deployment of a heart stent, a specialist doctor may remotely view real-time fluoroscopy imagery and patient hemodynamics. The specialist can remotely proctor medical personnel on the proper orientation and timing requirements for installing the stent.07-26-2012
20130073303CARE SYSTEM - A care system uses sensors and a gateway to collect activity or health information of a home user and reports the information to a service that provides the information to the home user and authorized remote users. A motion sensor can sense an activity level of the home user, e.g., indicating the amount of motion per minute, and reports the motion data periodically at a reporting period selected to provide manageable data rates. A pillbox sensor can sense and report use of medication by the home user. The service that provides data can employ a business method that sells care systems and separate sensors, licenses interfaces that enable use of sensors in a care system, sells Internet advertisements on web pages that contain the health data, and sells enhanced service, e.g., higher data collection frequencies, to remote users.03-21-2013
20090094056Systems And Methods For Projecting Sample Store Activities That Are Restricted In Non-Sample Stores - Systems and methods are provided for estimating non-sampled store activities by applying projection factors to sampled store activities taking into account restrictions on non-sampled store activities. The systems and methods adjust data projection factors for managed healthcare plans that have restrictions in non-sampled stores to prevent unrestricted activity under these plans at sample stores from being projected into non-sample stores where such projected activity would be restricted. Conventional sampled-to-non-sampled store projection factors leading to restricted plan activities are reallocated to non-restricted plan activities in the non-sample store based on the historical ratio of such activities observed in sample stores.04-09-2009
20090094054METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IDENTIFYING PATIENTS OVERDUE FOR AN APPOINTMENT USING STANDARD HEALTHCARE BILLING DATA - A method and apparatus for identifying overdue patients using standard billing or other office management data, so that patients can be contacted and invited to make an appointment. The invention begins by querying the diagnosis codes for each visit from the billing or other encounter tables, and matching these with a set of target medical conditions requiring regular care. Procedure codes and encounter dates for past visits are queried for these patients, to determine when each patient was last seen, and what was done. These procedure codes are matched against a set of exam codes to determine last medical examination dates, and against a set of procedures known to resolve each medical condition. Each condition requiring regular care is matched against any resolving procedures, leaving a set of untreated conditions requiring regular care. Based on the date of the last exam or treatment and accepted standards of care or office policies, a due date is calculated for each patient. The management system is queried for each overdue patient to determine whether they already have an appointment scheduled in the future, or a recall notice recently sent or yet to be sent. Additional filtering based on administrative settings may also be done. Overdue patients requiring contact are then placed on the contact list.04-09-2009
20090094051METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MINIMIZING COSTS OF DRUG PURCHASES - Drug purchases are evaluated according to available offers from drug manufacturers, based on the equivalent dosage regimens for similar drugs. Equivalent doses among drugs are calculated. Purchasing amounts of equivalent doses of drugs are reviewed. The costs of the equivalent doses of the drugs are compared, taking into account contractual price adjustments, such as discounts and rebates. Subsequent purchasing amounts of the drugs are determined, using results from the comparisons. The new purchasing amounts of the equivalent doses of the drugs are produced.04-09-2009
20090094053DIAGNOSIS THROUGH GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION OF PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS - An apparatus, device, methods, computer program product, and systems are described that receive at least one set of diagnosis parameters associated with one or more patients, determine one or more spider charts associated with one or more potential diagnoses for the one or more patients, and provide the one or more spider charts in visual proximity to one another.04-09-2009
20130073311PATHOPHYSIOLOGIC STORM TRACKER - A method and device for providing information about a medical condition are described herein. The device can include a memory storage that contains information relating to correlations between data for physiological systems, the correlations being indicative of distress conditions of a patient. The device can also include a monitor that gathers information about the physiological systems of the patient, reads from the memory storage, and identifies a distress condition based on correlations between data for the physiological systems. Furthermore, the device can include a display processor that provides a visual display of correlations between the physiological systems as a storm spreading across visual depictions of the physiological systems in response to the identification of the distress condition providing a metaphorical, color weather map visualization of the dynamic progression, expansion and relational severity of the distress condition.03-21-2013
20130073310MOBILE HEALTH INTERFACE - The present invention provides an interface for collaboration between patients, medical professionals and third parties. Patients, medical professionals and third parties may share information regarding medical procedures, products and services using computer- and web-based human-machine interfaces that implement a highly interactive and personalized Mobile Health Interface. The present invention allows medical professionals to obtain informed consent from patients after patient education and development of the informed consent; medical professionals and patients may also use the system to enhance patient compliance with medical instructions and enable medical professionals to track compliance. Third parties may use the system to market products and services using targeted advertisements and promotions. Medical professionals are able to screen third-party marketing activity in order to integrate third-party services and products into patient care.03-21-2013
20130073309CUSTOMIZABLE PAYMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system and method facilitates secure payments to a payee, according to custom preferences of the payee. The system is offered by the payer (as opposed to the biller) using a third party and, a payee can enroll with a customized account processing center (CAPC), which is the third party. The CAPC captures and stores payment information about the payee from the payer and payee. The payee registers preferences for funds deposit and also the payee's preferred remittance format. When a payee is registered and elects payment via electronic funds transfer, the CAPC issues instructions to the bank to transfer funds from the payer's bank account to the payee's registered preferred bank account. The CAPC can also create a detailed record of payment histories and remittance details which are accessible to the payee. Remittance details are delivered in the payee's registered preferred format and routed to the payee's registered destination.03-21-2013
20130073313METHOD FOR USING PHYSICIAN SOCIAL NETWORKS BASED ON COMMON PATIENTS TO PREDICT COST AND INTENSITY OF CARE IN HOSPITALS - Health care costs can be predicted for a particular hospital relative to other hospitals by examining physician-physician network structural measures within the hospitals. The physician-physician networks are ascertained by examining patient sharing data between physicians and the network structural measures include the median adjusted degree of all physicians in the hospitals, and the relative centrality of primary care physicians in the hospitals. For any particular hospital, the median adjusted degree and the primary care physician relative centrality of can be compared to the median adjusted degree and median primary care physician relative centrality over all the hospitals to determine whether the health care costs for the particular hospital will be higher or lower than the other hospitals.03-21-2013
20130073312Tracking and Delivery Confirmation of Pharmaceutical Products - A system and method are disclosed that track a deliverable to a user. The system includes an identifier or tag secured to the deliverable, a computer system for interrogating the identifier, and a personal device in communication with the computer system, wherein the personal device is held by the user at the time the user is administered the deliverable to detect the unique identity associated with the identifier device and confirms delivery of the deliverable to the user. The method includes attaching an identifiable tag that produces a unique signature to the deliverable, interrogating the tag at about the time of delivery to the user, and confirming that the user has been administered the deliverable through detecting the identifiable tag.03-21-2013
20130073308Methods of Detecting a Fragment of Neurosecretory Protein VGF for Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease - The present invention provides a neurosecretory protein VGF peptide useful in qualifying Alzheimer's disease status in a patient. In particular, this peptide and modified forms thereof may be used to classify a subject sample as Alzheimer's disease or non-Alzheimer's disease. The peptide biomarker can be detected by SELDI mass spectrometry.03-21-2013
20130073307SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HEALTH CARE FINANCING - A system for health care financing comprises at least two health care providers, a vendor/operator, an electronic price list, at least one employer having at least one participating employee, at least one deposit account for each of the employees, and at least one high-deductible insurance policy that is available to the participating employees. The electronic price list includes offers from the at least two health care providers, and consumer feedback data regarding past transactions between participating employees and the health care providers having a price listed in the electronic database. The health care providers have authority vary price offers in the price list, and can access the electronic database to vary their price offers. The participating employees can access the price list via the Internet to learn price offers extended by the providers, and to access the consumer feedback data. Payment for a transaction between a participating employee and a provider can be made from a consumer's deposit account without consulting a third party to decide the price of the transaction. The participating employees can place consumer feedback data into the electronic database after a transaction between a given employee and a provider having a price listed in the electronic database. The vendor/operator receives positive revenue from health are transactions between the employees and the providers having a price listed in the electronic database.03-21-2013
20130073306HEALTHCARE PRE-VISIT AND FOLLOW-UP SYSTEM - Data processing methods facilitate an exchange, between healthcare providers and patients or other users, of structured data for objective health signs and subjective symptoms from the patient or caregiver during a pre-visit and/or follow-up period of care; standardized data-informed Loop protocols for following health conditions; data-informed ARC OF RECOVERY profiles that represent population-based recovery standards for signs, symptoms, or composites; automated alerts, based on analytics or machine learning, to warn health care providers regarding impending treatment failures or worsening of conditions. Patients in pre-visit or follow-up stages of healthcare respond to questions structured by a provider for objective signs and subjective symptoms, and may view questions and responses with associated alerts or status updates in a consolidated display that provides patient graphic images and comments about conditions. Aspects of pre-visit or follow-up care are Tracker historical graphical displays for evaluation by the physician against expected profiles, protocols or other standards.03-21-2013
20130073305MULTIMEDIA TAGGING SYSTEM AND METHOD, RELATED COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - An embodiment of a multimedia tagging system, includes a multimedia-content generator for producing multimedia content tagged with metadata, and a remote health-monitoring device for measuring and processing a set of biological and physiological signals of a user. The system is configured for tagging the multimedia content with tags extracted from a set of personal metadata obtained from the biological and physiological signals provided by the remote health-monitoring device and containing information relative to the emotional and health status of said user.03-21-2013
20130073304METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTO REBINDING OF PATIENT DEMOGRAPHIC DETAILS TO PATIENT MONITORING DEVICES - The present invention provides a middleware to automatically bind demographic details of a patient to at least one sensor included in a body worn monitoring device of the patient. In accordance with an embodiment, the middleware comprises a receiver module and an edge intelligence module. The receiver module receives identification code from a sensor associated with the patient, a unique patient identification code from a central server, and signals from each sensor associated with the patient. The edge intelligence module associates the unique patient identification code and the demographic details of the patient with each of the at least one sensor, and updates the central server with sensor identification code of each sensor associated with the unique patient identification code.03-21-2013
20130073302SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VISUAL DISPLAY OF BED STATUS BY INTEGRATION OF LOCATION INFORMATION FROM AMBULANCE TRANSPORTS - A method and system is disclosed that conveys information to various hospital staff including the housekeeping staff regarding the patient inflow and patient outflow from the hospital vis-a-vis medical transport agencies. By providing the hospital staff with information on “outbounds”, the housekeeping staff can process hospital rooms and beds soon after a previous patient is discharged. The system also tracks the status of “inbound” patients, i.e. patients en route to the hospital by way of a medical transport agency along with the estimated time of arrival (ETA) at the hospital. By providing the nursing staff with information that an ambulance is on the way and how long it will take to arrive at the hospital, housekeeping staff will be informed of the need for a clean patient room before an inbound patient even arrives at the hospital.03-21-2013
20130073301MEDICAL CLASSIFICATION MAPPING FOR FINANCIAL NEUTRALITY - Various technologies related to achieving financial neutrality in light of transition from one medical classification system to another are described. Mappings between and among codes such as diagnosis codes, procedure codes, and payment codes can be explored and chosen based on comparison of financial impact among candidate codes. To increase performance, weighting in favor of principal codes can be supported. Such weighting can be throttled for adjustment. Other features, including generating replacement codes based on chosen mappings, can be implemented.03-21-2013
20130073300Apparatus and Method Pertaining to Anesthesiology-Related-Event Information Processing - Anesthesiology-services providers (such as anesthesiologists or corresponding physician extenders) are provided with a portable, handheld apparatus to facilitate the timely entry of information regarding anesthesiology-related events. To facilitate the data-entry process, this can include receiving inputs from an anesthesiologist via an end-user interface regarding at least one anesthesiology-related event and storing that information. Then, for at least some of these inputs, selectively characterizing one or more follow-on input opportunities by which the anesthesiologist can enter additional information regarding the anesthesiology-related event.03-21-2013
20130073299CAREGIVING SOCIAL NETWORK - A server implements a caregiving social network dedicated to coordinating care between caregivers and care recipients. Profile information is recorded to assist in coordinating care, as well as targeting advertising and information material that is highly relevant to an individual user and his or her community. Users of the caregiving social network include seniors, disabled people, children, parents, volunteers, medical professionals, neighbors, military families, and pets. Users can maintain both a caregiver account to assist others, and a care recipient account for receiving assistance.03-21-2013
20080270181Method and system for collection, validation, and reporting of data and meta-data in conducting adaptive clinical trials - A method and system are described for centrally managing data in an adaptive clinical trial or other adaptive process that is conducted at a plurality of geographically remote sites. The invention includes (1) flexible means for collecting data from remote sites; (2) processing, tracking, and validating such data and meta-data at a processing location; (3) interacting between central and remote sites to manage and resolve data discrepancies (4) reporting data to managers and remote sites; and (5) facilitation of special services to clinical research such as flexible randomization of patients, patient participation eligibility verification and double-blind trials. The invention is of particular relevance to adaptive clinical trials and other applications that demand the ability to quickly collect, process, and respond to various forms of data in order to adjust actions such as randomization schedules, interim analyses, treatment arm pruning, editing subpopulations, and other adaptive measures.10-30-2008
20130060576Systems and Methods For Enabling Telemedicine Consultations and Patient Referrals - Systems and methods are provided for locating an on-call doctor, specific to a patient's needs, who is readily available for a live confidential patient consultation using a network enabled communication device with a digital camera and microphone. The system facilitates customized matching of patients with doctors to provide higher quality and faster delivery of medical evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. The systems and methods transmit results through a secure connection and manage a referral process whereby a referring doctor refers a patient to another provider, laboratory, facility, or store for a particular procedure, order, analysis, or care. The referrals may be based on specialties and availability. The system relates particularly to the fields of medicine, where doctors can perform online consultations and provide a diagnosis, treatment recommendations, recommendations for further analysis, triage and/or provide follow up on-call care.03-07-2013
20130060575INTERACTIVE WEB-BASED PRESCRIPTION SYSTEM AND METHOD - Systems and methods for facilitating electronic prescriptions and the dispensation of medications subject to prior authorization and/or adherence to a pre-established formulary. A web-based interactive system is established whereby all entities responsible for the prescription event, namely, the prescribing physician, pharmacist/pharmacy and payer/authorizing entity are kept in direct communication with one another via a conventional, secure communications link. All pertinent information regarding the prescription, as well as the patient, is made available to all entities and further, all information associated with a particular formulary is uploaded and made available to the prescribing physician and pharmacist for quick reference as the whether or not a given medication is preapproved. The systems and methods of the present invention are exceptionally effective and efficient, and can be readily utilized with all medications designated as either Part B or Part D per the United States' Medicare healthcare administration system.03-07-2013
20130060574PROVISION OF A MOBILE HEALTH PRODUCT - Described are methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products for providing a mobile health product. A method of providing a mobile health product includes receiving via a communications network, by a server, a request from a physician to provide the mobile health product to a patient, the request comprising a patient identifier that identifies the patient and a physician identifier that identifies the physician. Patient information based on the patient identifier, physician information based on the physician identifier, and insurance information based on the patient information and the mobile health product is retrieved by the server. In the event that the physician information indicates that the physician is authorized to prescribe the mobile health product, and the patient information and the insurance information permit payment for the mobile health product, the method includes causing the mobile health product to be delivered to the patient.03-07-2013
20110015944PATIENT MONITOR WITH INTEGRATED CLOSED LOOP CONTROLLER - The invention concerns a system for monitoring and controlling a patient (01-20-2011
20110015943COMPREHENSIVE METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTAKE SCREENING AND MEDICAL RECORDS MANAGEMENT - A system and method for providing health care services, such as medical intake screening and follow-up patient care, including management of medical records and access to patient information for incarcerated individuals. Data regarding medical information collected during an initial intake and screening process and subsequent physical examination may be inputted into a data repository. Triggers based upon the specific data entered may generate alerts for follow up medical care.01-20-2011
20110015942PATIENT DATA MANAGEMENT APPARATUS FOR COMPARING PATIENT DATA WITH AILMENT ARCHETYPES TO DETERMINE CORRELATION WITH ESTABLISHED AILMENT BIOMARKERS - The Medical Diagnostic Apparatus implements a physician-operated medical data analysis system for assisting a physician in identifying ailments and conditions which correlate to anomalies identified in a set of patient medical data relating to an identified patient. This system includes a plurality of biomarkers which relate to interpreting patient medical data and possible ailments associated with patient medical data. A data characterization module displays biomarkers selected by a physician and a set of patient medical data, collected from and about an identified patient, to compare the set of patient medical data with biomarkers of known ailments to enable the physician to identify an ailment representative of the patient medical data.01-20-2011
20110015941TELERADIOLOGY IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM - A teleradiology image processing system configured to receive, process, and transmit radiology read requests and digital radiology image data is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a radiology processing system includes a series of processing components configured to receive digital radiology data from a medical provider, extract relevant information and radiology scan images from the digital radiology data, and initiate and control a workflow with a qualified remote radiologist who ultimately performs a read of the radiology scan images. Further embodiments also facilitate data processing within the image processing system in response to medical facility rules and preferences; translation or conversion of digital images to other formats; compilation of patient and medical facility data obtained from the digital radiology data into medical records or data stores; assignment of radiology studies within a teleradiology workflow in response to licensing and credentialing rules; and billing functions in response to completed reads by the remote radiologist.01-20-2011
20110015940ELECTRONIC PHYSICIAN ORDER SHEET - An electronic physician's order sheet (EPOS) provides means for a physician to select or enter diagnoses and to automatically receive suggestions for medications and treatments. The physician can select from amongst the suggestions, select alternate medications and treatments, or input and select different medications or treatments. The EPOS can alert the physician to possible drug interactions, allergic reactions, or other alarming situations. The physician can then sign the EPOS to formally issue orders for treatment and medications. The EPOS can be integrated with billing systems, pharmacy systems, and other systems to help automate the processes of drug delivery, invoicing, and patient care.01-20-2011
20110015939SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO CREATE LOG ENTRIES AND SHARE A PATIENT LOG USING OPEN-ENDED ELECTRONIC MESSAGING AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - Provided are systems and methods to create patient log entries using open-ended electronic messaging (e.g. email, text messaging, IM). The systems and methods allow users to update a patient log using widely available communication devices (e.g. cell phones or internet) without the devices needing to have web access and/or to use tailor-made applications. The invention also allows users to update the patient log with limited or no upfront training and describes methods to share the patient data among users using various interfaces. Main system components are: input/output communication interfaces, servers, database, and logic (software) to operate the methods tailored to specific user needs.01-20-2011
20110015938PREOPERATIVE SURGICAL TIME OUT PROCEDURE FEATURE INCORPORATED INTO A SURGICAL SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT - A surgical specialty instrument or equipment has a user interface (e.g., USB port, magnetic card stripe reader, wireless transceiver). A data entry device (e.g., scanner, microphone) may supply information pertinent to a preoperative surgical time out procedure via the user interface for storage. A data output device (e.g., printer, display screen) may retrieve an indication pertaining to preoperative surgical time out procedure via the user interface and/or retrieve the pertinent information.01-20-2011
20110015937MEDICAL SUPPORT SYSTEM - A medical support system and method for performing at least one medical support process relating to diagnosis and treatment of a medical condition and that includes or employs medical records relating to patients and medical support databases including medical guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of a medical condition. A medical support process includes one or more process phases, which may include a data phase, a diagnostic phase and a therapy/treatment recommendation phase. Each process phase includes one or more process operations wherein each of the process operations of a process phase includes one or more process forms providing interfaces between a user and the process operations. Each process form includes fields for passing user inputs to the process operations and for displaying the results of the process operations to the user and the support processes are responsive to user inputs, the medical records and the guidelines to execute an interactive dialogue between the medical support process and the user to provide guidance to the user in performing the medical support process according to the guidelines and dependent upon the user inputs and the medical record.01-20-2011
20090292553Tax insurance method, and system - Tax insurance method, and system is offered to form an insurance plan combining together at least two separate but related contracts. It helps insurance providers to support different but related clients applying a legally secured united technology and to collect financial contributions of clients-investors, to satisfy financial and other needs of clients-duties and giving back a compensation said clients-investors.11-26-2009
20080306761System and Method of Performing Remote Verification of a Prescription in Combination with a Patient Access Terminal - The method and system provides a patient access terminal to collect customer and prescription order data, and enables a product work order to be divided into portions that may be routed to and processed by a plurality of entities including a customer, while providing verification processing to ensure the integrity of a delivered product.12-11-2008
20090281826Process, Knowledge, And Intelligence Management Through Integrated Medical Management System For Better Health Outcomes, Utilization Cost Reduction and Provider Reward Programs - Disclosed herein is a computer implemented method and system for rewarding health care providers using an integrated medical management system. A web application analyzes performance of the health care providers. The web application acquires information from integrated medical management system. The acquired information includes information of health care quality improvement analysis, disease and case based management, utilization analytics, physician profiling, authorizations management, lab and imaging information, and health risk assessment information. The web application determines performance indices for the health care providers based on the acquired information. The performance indices include a quality index, an economic index, and a relative value unit index of the health care providers. The web application analyzes the performance of the health care providers based on the performance indices. The analysis includes identifying health care providers eligible for a reward. The health care providers are then rewarded based on the analyzed performance.11-12-2009
20090070135SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING CLAIMS PROCESSING IN THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide for a system and method for managing clinical documents for claims processing. In an embodiment, the method includes receiving a command to submit an invoice to a payer. The method also includes acquiring a first set of files from an electronic medical records database according to a first set of rules. The first set of rules provide for acquiring a first set of files required for submission to a payer. The method also includes displaying an identifier for the first set of files to a user for approval. The first set of files may be transmitted to the payer. In an embodiment, the method may also include receiving a request for additional information from the payer. A second set of files may be acquired according to a second set of rules. The second set of files may be transmitted to the payer.03-12-2009
20100057491METHOD FOR DIRECT-TO-PATIENT MARKETING AND CLINICAL TRIALS RECRUITMENT WITH OUTCOMES TRACKING AND METHOD FOR CONFIDENTIAL APPOINTMENT BOOKING - Generally, the present invention is directed to marketing techniques and more particularly to direct-to-patient marketing for medical devices, pharmaceutical drugs, and biotechnology products. The approach presented here may also be applied to the recruitment of patients for clinical trials evaluation including tracking outcomes after treatment. An embodiment of the invention includes the steps of finding potential patients, qualifying potential patients, connecting potential patients to preferred physicians, and tracking the patient's progress through the appointment phase and tracking outcomes.03-04-2010
20090271216DIAGNOSTIC IMAGE SECURITY SYSTEM - A method for restricting unauthorised access to a patient's diagnostic images. Patient identification data is stored in a first database and diagnostic images associated with the patient are stored in a remote second database. The patient is issued with an access code which is provided to a user who is authorised by the patient to access the patient's diagnostic image. Use of the access code permits an authorised user to match the patient identification data retrieved from the first database with the associated diagnostic image stored in the second database.10-29-2009
20090271215Methods and systems for detecting a bioactive agent effect - Methods, computer program products, and systems are described that include accepting at least one indication of bioactive agent use by an individual and/or presenting an indication of an artificial sensory experience programmed to detect at least one effect of the bioactive agent at least partly based on the at least one indication of the bioactive agent.10-29-2009
20090271214Rules engine framework - An apparatus is provided. The apparatus comprises a computer system and an integrated development environment application. When executed on the computer system, the integrated development environment application promotes defining a plurality of rules based on a plurality of generic templates and automatically incorporating input value validation based on a type of a left hand variable into the rules. The rules, when executed by a healthcare management information system rules engine, promote enrollment of health care providers and healthcare system members and processing of healthcare claims.10-29-2009
20090271213Combination treatment selection methods and systems - Methods, computer program products, and systems are described that include accepting at least one attribute of at least one individual, querying at least one database at least partly based on the at least one attribute, selecting from the at least one database at least one prescription medication and at least one artificial sensory experience to address the at least one attribute of at least one individual, and/or presenting an indication of the at least one prescription medication and the at least one artificial sensory experience at least partly based on the selecting from the at least one database at least one prescription medication and at least one artificial sensory experience to address the at least one attribute of at least one individual10-29-2009
20090083072MEDICAL INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, MEDICAL INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - There is provided a medical information processing system including a diagnosis information storing section that stores thereon frequency information in association with an initial diagnosis and a conclusive diagnosis, where the frequency information indicates a frequency with which a combination of the initial diagnosis and the conclusive diagnosis that is different from the initial diagnosis is observed, a diagnosis receiving section that receives a diagnosis during a diagnosis process, and a disease information presenting section that presents, to a diagnosis-making person, one of the conclusive diagnosis and the initial diagnosis which is stored on the diagnosis information storing section in association with one of the initial diagnosis and the conclusive diagnosis which is the same as the diagnosis received by the diagnosis receiving section, in a manner according to the frequency information stored on the diagnosis information storing section in association with the initial diagnosis and the conclusive diagnosis.03-26-2009
20090083065Automatic Substantiation of Health-Related Purchases Using a HIPAA-Unregulated Network - Transaction network operators can facilitate transactions of healthcare related goods via customers' tax-advantaged accounts, but without subjecting themselves to privacy regulations. Authorization for healthcare related purchases, including both price information and product information, is passed over PBM networks or other networks that already are regulation-compliant, while other purchase requests pass over existing payment card transaction networks. The PBM network divorces product information from the payment information, confirms eligibility, and passes the payment information to the general transaction network operator, indicating those funds are to come from the customer's tax-advantaged account. The network operator marries the payment information from the PBM with the other transaction information from the payment card network, withdraws appropriate funds from the tax-advantaged account, and notifies the merchant the amount that has been withdrawn from the tax-advantaged account. More generally, the methods and systems herein described can be used generally to divorce product information from financial transactions.03-26-2009
20120226507SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AN INTEGRATED HEALTH NETWORK - A system and process for aiding the transition of patients to and from the post acute market, and more specifically to a computer based system for facilitating the transition and an application program for doing so in a networked computer environment. The system may include advertising, the transfer of employment records, and the networking of vendors to coordinate the provision of services.09-06-2012
20100280838Coaching Engine for a Health Coaching Service - An automated coaching service executes one or more coaches for a health service user. The coaches evaluate expressions created in part from a current user status and evaluate whether any actions should be taken for the user. Once an action has been performed, the status of the user is updated and taken into account the next time user coaches are executed. Actions performed by health coach service coaches can be directed to a user or a health care professional. The health coach service can provide a dynamic coaching mechanism to the user that provides custom coaching based on the most current user health data and recent actions performed for the user.11-04-2010
20090030720METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ALIGNING A PLURALITY OF REFILL DATES FOR PRESCRIPTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH A PLURALITY OF CUSTOMERS - The method, system and user-interface allows alignment of refill dates associated with a plurality of prescriptions, such that the plurality of prescriptions all require refills on the same date, thus limiting the number of occasions on which a customer must visit the pharmacy to retrieve refills of the aligned prescriptions, and increasing the likelihood that the customer will comply with the recommended medication regimen. The plurality of prescriptions are associated with a plurality of customers, for example, living in the same household, being members of the same family, or being patients in the care of a single entity or person.01-29-2009
20090030719SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PRESCRIPTION ALIGNMENT - The method, system and user-interface allows alignment of refill dates associated with a plurality of prescriptions, such that the plurality of prescriptions all require refills on the same date, thus limiting the number of occasions on which a customer must visit the pharmacy to retrieve refills of the aligned prescriptions, and increasing the likelihood that the customer will comply with the recommended medication regimen.01-29-2009
20090030724System for providing hygienic education information and method thereof - A method for providing hygienic education information comprising the steps of: receiving at least one set of diagnostic data, and defining an illness grade according to the diagnostic data; and then searching a hygienic education database based on the illness grade, and catching and outputting the hygienic education information corresponding to the illness grade in the hygienic education database. Hence, the present invention can find out the related hygienic education information according to the diagnosis result and the test data, and can provide effectively, practically, and accurately hygienic education information for the patient.01-29-2009
20090030721APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MONITORING USE OF RESOURCES BY HEALTHCARE EMPLOYEES - A system that monitors use of resources by healthcare employees includes a plurality of resource identification devices located adjacent different resources, such as pieces of plumbing fixture, medical equipment, documents and hospital rooms. Each resource identification device emits a wireless signal containing a resource identifier. A plurality of healthcare employees carry separate data acquisition devices which receive the wireless signal when nearby a resource identification device. Upon receiving a wireless signal, the data acquisition device records the date and time of day and the resource identifier carried by the wireless signal. The information stored in each data acquisition device along with an employee identifier are employed to monitor the activity and use of resources by employees, and create reports about activity and use of the resources by the healthcare employees.01-29-2009
20130066645METHODS FOR PROCESSING DATA - Methods for processing data including receiving data into a graphical user interface (GUI) composed of a set of N identifiable fields to thereby create a set of N filled identifiable fields and generating M files from the set of N filled identifiable fields. Each of the M files generated is composed of a subset NJ of the set of N filled identifiable fields, where J is an integer that ranges from 1 to M. The fields that are included in each of the subsets NJ are determined based at least on identities of the fields in the set of N filled identifiable fields. At least two of the subsets NJ are not equal. Both N and M are integers greater than 1.03-14-2013
20130066648SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISEASE MANAGEMENT ALGORITHM INTEGRATION - A system includes a disease management advisor system configured to receive a disease management algorithm from a disease management advisor, the disease management algorithm including a selection condition and a healthcare provider system response action; a healthcare provider system communicatively coupled to the disease management advisor system and to receive the disease management algorithm from the disease management advisor system; and a conversion module accessible to the healthcare provider system and to convert the disease management algorithm to a healthcare provider algorithm based on a controlled medical vocabulary, the healthcare provider system to implement the healthcare provider system response action in accordance with the healthcare provider algorithm.03-14-2013
20130066651Medication Risk Assessment System - A medication risk assessment method implemented using a computer particularly adapted for a health care management or delivery organization is provided, wherein the method includes at least the steps of: providing a medication risk assessment tool to a client, wherein the medication risk assessment tool includes a questionnaire, and wherein the client maintains a relationship with a population of individuals; administering the questionnaire to the population of individuals, thereby generating questionnaire data; obtaining prescription claims data from the population of individuals; combining the questionnaire data and the prescription claims data in an electronic database, thereby generating population data; analyzing the population data according to a set of rules; ranking the analyzed data according to risk; and generating at least one report based on the ranked data.03-14-2013
20130066650Provision of a Mobile Health Product - Described are methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products for determining prescribeable mobile health products and providing mobile health products. A method of determining prescribeable mobile health products includes receiving via a communications network, by a server, a request from a healthcare professional for prescribeable mobile health products for a patient, the request comprising a patient identifier that identifies the patient and a healthcare professional identifier that identifies the healthcare professional. Patient information based on the patient identifier, healthcare professional information based on the healthcare professional identifier, and payor information based on the patient information is retrieved by the server. A list of one or more prescribeable mobile health products based on at least the healthcare professional information, the patient information, and the payor information is generated by the server.03-14-2013
20130066649Genetic Data Analysis and Database Tools - A computerized tool and method for delivery of pharmacogenetic and pharmacological information, comprising a core system having algorithms and databases for storing, collating, accessing, cross-referencing, and interpreting genetic and pharmacologic data, with a graphical user interface for a client network of providers of laboratory genetic testing services to access the core services under contract. The system includes “paypoints” in support of improved business models. Included are mechanisms for ‘pass through’ third party and insurance reimbursement for interpretive reports, insurance reimbursement for on-line access to pharmacogenetic information at the point of care, tools for market segmentation, and a conversion tool for capturing new subscribers. Also disclosed are tools and predictive algorithms for preventing drug-drug and drug-gene adverse drug reactions.03-14-2013
20130066646ENHANCED MULTIPLE RESOURCE PLANNING AND FORECASTING - A system configuration and techniques for optimizing schedules and associated use predictions of a multiple resource planning workflow are disclosed herein, applicable to environments such as radiologist scheduling in a teleradiology workflow. In one embodiment, a series of computing engines and components are provided to allow detailed forecasting and the generation of customized recommendations for scheduling and other resource usage scenarios. This forecasting can factor resource efficiencies, changes in resource demand volume, resource specialties, resource usage preferences, expected future events such as the removal or addition of resources at future times, and other resource availability or usage changes. The forecasts may be further enhanced through the use of historical data models and estimated future data models. Additionally, a calendar and other tools may be presented through a user interface to allow forecast and scenario customization based on selection of a series of future dates.03-14-2013
20130066647SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SURGICAL SUPPORT AND MANAGEMENT - Systems and methods are disclosed herein that generally provide a new model for surgical support and management. Tasks typically performed in advance of and following a surgery can be performed in an automated and efficiency-optimized manner, particularly in the case of routine or straightforward surgical procedures. In one embodiment, the various parties involved in a surgery can access a surgical support and management system using one or more web pages. The system can perform various tasks associated with the surgical planning, inventory planning, intra-operative support, post-surgery logistics, and billing phases of surgical support and management.03-14-2013
20130066644METHODS FOR PERSONAL EMERGENCY INTERVENTION - There are provided methods and systems for personal emergency Intervention, comprising determining that an event regarding a patient has occurred, and thereupon enabling a tracking mode in a device controlled by the patient; monitoring one or more conditions to determine whether the tracking mode should be disabled, and until the tracking mode is disabled, the device: obtains a data pairing, the data pairing comprising a location of the patient and a time related to the location of the patient, and stores the data pairing within a memory in the device; and formatting a report for transmission to a medical data server, the report comprising at least a patient identifier for the patient and the data pairing. This method can be practiced automatically to allow a device controlled by a patient or other subject to be monitored without requiring the patient to manually enter information.03-14-2013
20130066643CONFIGURABLE MEDICAL FINDING PREDICTION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A reconfigurable medical decision support system for processing medical data of a patient includes a data processing system that receives the medical data of the patient and accesses a knowledge-base. The knowledge-base includes a feature set relating to a pathophysiological condition. The feature set has a plurality of associated features, each feature having a plurality of validated quantifiable stages, each assigned a score. The medical data is associated with features of the feature-set. A medical risk value is determined based on the modified validated quantifiable stage and the assigned score. A medical finding is determined from the knowledge base corresponding to the medical risk value. An output statement stored in the knowledge-base and associated with the medical finding is provided. The user is able to modify values of the validated quantifiable stages and modify the output statements.03-14-2013
20130066642SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING EXTENDED CARE PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT - Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media for facilitating extended care planning and management for patients. An interactive website is hosted on a server computer, where the interactive website provides a shared or common section being accessible to customers, hospitals, and extended care providers, a hospital-specific section being accessible to hospitals registered to the system, and an extended care provider (ECP)-specific section being accessible to registered ECP providers. A searchable database system is operatively connected to the server computer. The database system stores searchable listings of hospitals and ECPs which may be searched via the interactive website by users. The various sections of the website provide interactive capabilities, allowing various types of users of the website to become informed and to subsequently plan and manage the care they need or provide.03-14-2013
20110022411NFC Communications for Implanted Medical Data Acquisition Devices - Implantable and/or wearable medical data acquisition devices (01-27-2011
20110022409Patient Admission Tracking System - An emergency room tracking system that allows a medical treatment facility official or charge nurse to maintain and notate pertinent information relating to a patient from the moment the patient enters the emergency room until that patient is admitted to the hospital. A unitary spreadsheet display containing specific rows and boxes for multiple patients is used as the official conducts a method of data entry and notation at specified events. In this manner, the spreadsheet will identify sources of emergency room bottlenecks and other problems related to the flow of the emergency care facility.01-27-2011
20110022408HEALTH PLAN SUBROGATION SYSTEM - A software system for providing assistance to third party healthcare payors and others in recouping funds to which they have a subrogation right. The system generally comprises a web enabled computer server and a dynamic information gathering module for instructing a processor to search a health insurance claims database for all claims of record meeting a specified criteria and display, and a search window for allowing a user to enter a selected black box drug and date range for searching said health insurance claims database. The software application can identify individuals who took a particular drug and had an adverse outcome, and can identify specific diagnoses which can be imputed back to drugs or chemical exposure (such as mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos, and liver toxicity caused by acetominophen (including combination drugs containing acetaminophen). The software system assists health insurers in collecting funds subject to a subrogation claim.01-27-2011
20110022407METHOD FOR ERROR RECOGNITION IN A CONTROL SYSTEM OF A MEDICAL TREATMENT AND/OR DIAGNOSIS DEVICE - A method for error recognition in a control system of a medical treatment and/or diagnosis device includes processing, by the control system, data in a regular operating mode and supplying, by the control system, test data of a test data record to a safety-critical component of the control system in a test mode of the control system. The safety-critical component of the control system is also checked in the test mode of the control system.01-27-2011
20090259487Patient Data Mining - The present invention provides a data mining framework for mining high-quality structured clinical information. The data mining framework includes a data miner that mines medical information from a computerized patient record (CPR) based on domain-specific knowledge contained in a knowledge base. The data miner includes components for extracting information from the CPR, combining all available evidence in a principled fashion over time, and drawing inferences from this combination process. The mined medical information is stored in a structured CPR which can be a data warehouse.10-15-2009
20080215363Tissue management system - The present invention provides a comprehensive tissue management system for transplantable materials like tissues and organs. The tracking portion of the system prompts and verifies that staff members of a medical establishment like a hospital have handled, stored, transported, reconstituted, and used the tissue or organ materials in a safe and regulatory-compliant manner from the point of receipt to the point of issuance or surgical use throughout the hospital's organization. The tracing portion of the system creates an integral record that documents which hospital staff members have provided which processing steps to the tissue or organ, any associated materials used in conjunction with such tissue or organ, and an identification of the tissue or organ that was transplanted or implanted inside a patient. Such a system will enable adverse reaction investigations for transplant patients, and recalls of transplantable materials.09-04-2008
20090326975SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING A REPLENISHMENT PROGRAM THROUGH A CONTRACT PHARMACY - The existing infrastructure of a pharmacy may be extended to allow the pharmacy to service patients of one or more qualified entities that are entitled to discounted drugs through one or more qualified programs (e.g., 340B, GPO, PAP, or the like). One or more data structures of the systems already in place at the pharmacy may be leveraged to store data relating to the qualified entity and/or qualified program that covering the patients served by the pharmacy. This data used to comply with the regulatory requirements of the qualifying programs under which the drugs are obtained. The data may also be used to track inventory loaned to the qualifying entity from a common inventory of the pharmacy. The inventory information may be used to replenish the loaned inventory as needed, identify alternative, equivalent drugs for use in replenishment, and manage the reimbursement and financial reconciliation elements of the qualified programs.12-31-2009
20090012813SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING MEDICAL INFORMATION - Systems and methods for managing medical information for medical service providers are provided. Personnel are able to manage and track workflow operations, evaluate profitability, and maintain records in an integrated and streamlined manner by executing various modules of a software application. A Dashboard module provides a unitary display of information regarding employee efficiency and operational profitability; a Virtual Will Call module allows for the virtual placement of items in storage areas reflecting the corresponding physical will call storage locations; an Rx Tracker module provides information regarding the status of prescriptions as they go through the process from ordered to dispensed; the Maintenance module allows personnel to define customized delivery methods; and the Archive Viewer module provides a way for personnel to archive images in any accessible drive or memory device, including portable storage media, and to view such images independently of the module using an archive viewer executable.01-08-2009
20090012812SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PATIENT CARE - Embodiments of the present invention may integrate and analyze the output from various medical devices and clinical information systems in order to assist the clinical staff in making the more informed clinical decisions, output intelligent alarms, predict and prevent adverse events, and in some circumstances enable automated patient care.01-08-2009
20090012811METHOD TO COLLECT AND OFFER CERTIFIED INFORMATION ON OPTIMIZED CLINICAL PROCESSES TO HEALTH INSTITUTIONS USING SEARCH ENGINES - A system and method develop and distribute model descriptions for benchmarked and optimized clinical workflows. Benchmarked clinical workflows may be developed and a corresponding database built. The database may be remotely searchable via a search engine over a communications network, such as the Internet. Remote health institution customers may remotely access and download virtual representations of benchmarked clinical workflows. The benchmarked clinical workflows may be modified or optimized to account for the characteristics and/or restrictions of a remote health institution. The savings associated with the benchmarked or optimized clinical workflows may be automatically derived and quantified with respect to manpower, money, and time. In one aspect, the benchmarked clinical workflows may have associated interactive software applications or include modifications to existing software applications that may operate on a customer's local workstation. The software applications may facilitate medical procedures and/or the operation of medical equipment, including medical imaging devices.01-08-2009
20130166311System and Method for Provisioning and Deploying a Virtual Appliance to Implement Enterprise Solutions - A reference architecture embodies a common, consistent, known best practice base reference architecture and configuration that may then be used for cloning out for the base of every customer environment. Given this base, the service provider is able to control the full functionality solution layer to provide the platform for consistent monitoring, patching, upgrading, etc. Accordingly, the service provider's application solution is an integrated appliance that can contain whatever is necessary at the solution layer to allow the service provider to remotely (or within the hosting center) support, maintain and gather key system metrics to promote optimal customer performance, decrease cost of implementation/support/ownership and vastly increase service offering base.06-27-2013
20130166312SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TOOTH SELECTION AND ORDER GENERATION - The present invention may be embodied as a method or a system for generating an order for a dental restoration of an individual. An automated tooth selection apparatus is disclosed, comprising an image capture device and a processor. The automated tooth selection apparatus is configured to capture range data for each captured image, wherein the range data corresponds to the distance between the image capture device and the individual. An image is captured of a facial feature of the individual using the image capture device. The processor is used to determine the size of the facial feature of the individual. A tooth for the dental restoration of the individual is selected from a database of available teeth based on the determined size of the facial feature. An order for a dental restoration is generated including the selected tooth.06-27-2013
20130166313SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING TREATMENT OF AN ORPHAN DISEASE - A system for managing treatment of an orphan disease of a patient by a user includes a mobile device and a program stored thereon. The mobile device is constructed and adapted to communicate with at least one server. The program stores one or more parameters related to the treatment of the orphan disease, tracks the parameters, and communicates information related to the treatment of the orphan disease with a health care provider, a company, and/or a case manager.06-27-2013
20130166314Apparatus, Method and Computer-Readable Storage Medium For Evaluating A Physiological Condition of a Patient - A method is provided that includes receiving measurements of biological elements from a blood sample of a patient. The respective biological elements are managed by the endocrine system, which is organizable in axes including a corticotropic axis, gonadotropic axis, thyreotropic axis and somatotropic axis. The method includes calculating a plurality of indexes as functions of the measurements. The indexes reflect physiological relationships between the biological elements and the hormones that manage the respective biological elements, and at least some of the indexes reflect physiological relationships between hormones across axes of the endocrine system. The method also includes evaluating the indexes by axis of the endocrine system to facilitate identification of one or more dysfunctions capable of participating in the genesis, installation and evolution of a pathology, and thereby formulate a diagnosis of the patient. And the method includes administering a therapy to the patient in accordance with the diagnosis.06-27-2013
20130166315SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND MEDIA FOR LABORATORY TESTING SERVICES - Systems, methods, and media for laboratory testing services are disclosed. A request for an electronic form can be received from an electronic device. A customized electronic form can be sent to the electronic device. The electronic form may be customized based at least in part on a healthcare provider associated with the request. At least one laboratory test may be requested to be ordered for at least one patient associated with the healthcare provider. At least one predefined rule may be applied to the requested order to verify that the order is valid. At least one laboratory can be selected to perform the ordered laboratory tests. Specimen collection information may be sent to a collection facility and can be based at least in part on rules or preferences of a lab selected to perform a laboratory test. Customized test reports can be provided to a healthcare provider.06-27-2013
20130166316Quality Assurance Methods For Medication Therapy Management - A method for improving quality assurance methods for medication therapy management using a computer particularly adapted for a health care management or delivery organization is provided, the method including at least the steps of: providing a set of internal controls, wherein the internal controls further include a set of national guidelines and standards, as well as a qualified staff; and development by the qualified staff of a clinical rule based upon the national guidelines and standards. In other embodiments, a clinical quality assurance team further reviews the clinical rule developed by the staff. In further embodiments, a set of external controls is provided, wherein the external controls include one or more of a plurality of approved pharmacists, an external clinical advisory council, and/or an independent review board.06-27-2013
20130166317SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VISUALIZING PATIENT TREATMENT MEASURES IN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT - A method for visualizing patient treatment measures in a network environment is provided in one example embodiment and includes receiving a request from a client for data in a network environment, where the data includes services data and a clinical pathway, generating data rendering instructions for rendering the data as a visual display at the client, the data rendering instructions including options to configure the visual display. The visual display includes a graphical representation of analysis of the services data in view of the clinical pathway, and visual aids that reveal information upon user selection. The method further includes delivering the data rendering instructions to the client and facilitating access to the data by the client.06-27-2013
20080319789PATIENT-SPECIFIC BIN ASSIGNMENT SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES - Systems, methods, and devices are described related to the assignment and management of patient-specific bins. A dispensing device at a healthcare facility includes a number of bins for storage of medical supplies, with some of the bins designated as patient-specific bins allocated to be assigned to patients for storage of their medications or certain other supplies. A central server computer system, in communication with a computer of the dispensing device, may monitor and assign current and future patient-specific use of the bins for the dispensing device. The assignment and management of patient-specific bins may be performed by devices distributed through the system.12-25-2008
20090099866TIME ZONE ADJUSTMENT FOR MEDICAL DEVICES - Methods and systems of patient treatment are disclosed. The methods and systems include use of medical device informatics to modify and validate therapies and drugs used in those therapies. In certain embodiments, a medical device, such as a medical infusion pump, interfaces with a server to administer the patient treatments. In one aspect, a medical device network is disclosed which includes a plurality of medical devices dispersed across two or more time zones, and a server operatively connected to the medical devices. The server includes a memory configured to hold event log data and a programmable circuit operatively connected to the memory. The programmable circuit is configured to execute program instructions to receive event log data from the plurality of medical devices, and to modify the time zone information in the event log data. The programmable circuit is also configured to execute program instructions to store the event log data in the memory.04-16-2009
20080294460METHOD FOR IMPROVING THE ACCURACY OF TRANSACTION DATA - A method for improving the accuracy of pharmacy transactions. A health care organization's individual health care facilities are linked to a prescription processing center of a publicly-held corporate pharmacy (“PCP”) organization, preferably by means of an electronic communications network. The processing center collects, organizes and correlates patient census data from the health care facilities and transaction data from the pharmacies with existing contract data. The collected and organized data forms a dataset that may be used to determine and allocate the charges. Further, the patient and transaction data may be utilized to generate various reports in an electronic format related to the patients, facilities, and pharmacies. In another embodiment of the present invention, the electronic communications network may be utilized to survey the health care facilities regarding the level of performance and quality of the PCP and associated pharmacies. This information may be organized into reports and then forwarded to appropriate administrative and management personnel at the health care facility and the PCP.11-27-2008
20080294458Device And Method For The Central Control Of Devices Used During An Operation - To be able to use a generally available database of predetermined apparatus configurations and parameters in medical interventions, a device is disclosed for controlling and/or monitoring at least one apparatus during a medical intervention, said device including a least one control unit for controlling and/or monitoring the at least one apparatus and at least one display unit for displaying data, wherein: access is possible to data specific to the intervention, including at least data on the parameter values to be entered on the at least one apparatus during a predetermined intervention; in addition the parameter values are predetermined at least in part depending on the user, while the parameter values can be called up by a user for display by means of the display unit, and a confirming element is provided, through whose actuation the predetermined parameter values for the at least one apparatus are incorporated.11-27-2008
20080294457Real-time medical records - According to some embodiments, a system and a method are provided to receive a real-time medical entry from a medical professional where the medical entry comprises one or more medical terms, to automatically compare the one or more medical terms with a plurality of data records, each data record associated with a billing code, and to select a coding term if one of the one or more medical terms matches the plurality of data records.11-27-2008
20080294456ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS FOR STORING, ORGANIZING, AND ADMINISTRATING PERSONAL MEDICATIONS - A personal medications storage assembly and method of use for storing, organizing and administering medications for a patient. The assembly includes a base having an opening, a storage area, and a plurality of outer surfaces. At least one outer surface of the base includes standardized indicia uniquely identifying the assembly as a personal medications storage assembly. A lid is adapted for closing the opening of the base. A compartment is configured for receiving medication descriptive material associated with the medications placed within the storage area.11-27-2008
20080294455SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING IN A MULTILINGUAL NETWORK - A method of communicating in a multilingual network comprises receiving a request from a user for a medical data, obtaining the medical data from a server unit, wherein the medical data is stored in a first language, identifying a second language based on a predetermined condition and converting the medical data from the first language to the second language.11-27-2008
20080294454DISPLAY OF CLINICAL INFORMATION - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a system for presenting clinical information comprising: a plurality of pages for displaying clinical information; and a plurality of sources for said clinical information, wherein each of said pages is capable of receiving information from at least one of said sources, and each of said pages is capable of dynamically updating the display of said clinical information. In an embodiment, plurality of pages are capable of displaying said clinical information without substantial electrical power. In an embodiment, each of said plurality of pages is flexible. In an embodiment, each of said plurality of pages comprise organic light emitting diodes. In an embodiment, said clinical information comprises linked clinical data corresponding to a patient. In an embodiment, said clinical information comprises unlinked clinical data corresponding to a patient.11-27-2008
20080275722Method To Identify And Prioritize Modifiable Risk Factors Resulting In Interventions That Focus On Individuals - The disclosed invention relates to a method of delivering individually customized, evidence-based intervention plans that focus on the specific needs of each participant across an entire population. Through the identification of each program participant's modifiable risk-factors and cost drivers, indicated by deviations from the most up-to-date best practices and nationally-based guidelines of care, the described system maximizes outcomes for each member in the most cost-effective manner possible, leading to increased return on investment (ROI), improved outcomes and greater participant satisfaction.11-06-2008
20090157424MULTI-PATH ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION PROCESSING SYSTEM - An electronic prescription processing system which is capable of direct two-way electronic communication between the physician and the pharmacist, in one example, uses a multi-path clearinghouse between the physician's office practice management system and a pharmacy computer system. In one example, the multi path electronic prescription processing system allows a physician to create electronic prescriptions using an electronic signature, and using the multi-path clearinghouse, allow for interface with the pharmacy computer system such that an image of an electronic prescription and prescription information are directly auto-populated into an entry screen of the pharmacy computer system.06-18-2009
20120101845MEDICAL SUPPORT SYSTEM - A medical support system and method for performing at least one medical support process relating to diagnosis and treatment of a medical condition and that includes or employs medical records relating to patients and medical support databases including medical guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of a medical condition. A medical support process includes one or more process phases. Each process phase includes one or more process operations wherein each of the process operations of a process phase includes one or more process forms providing interfaces between a user and the process operations. The medical records and the guidelines are to execute an interactive dialogue between the medical support process and the user to provide guidance to the user in performing the medical support process according to the guidelines and dependent upon the user inputs and the medical record.04-26-2012
20120101844Method and System for Providing Information to Physicians - A group of medical specialists reviews an up-to-date body of medical knowledge and, based on its review, selects a subset of that knowledge as being important enough to merit prompt dissemination to the medical community. The selected subset of medical knowledge is then input into a computer system where it can then be accessed by physicians over a computer network. A physician may, for example, access the system before, during or after a patients visit so that he/she can have the most up-to-date information regarding how to best advise the patient. In effect, the group of medical specialists acts as a single voice of authority on which the medical community can rely.04-26-2012
20120101841CLINICAL PROCESS GUIDANCE SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USING SAME - The present disclosure provides systems and methods for improving the efficiency and coordination of the treatment of patients in an acute care clinical environment.04-26-2012
20120101840APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MEDICATION MANAGEMENT - The present invention provides an apparatus and a method for a medication management. More particularly, the present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for managing a user's medication by providing an image of medicine prescribed to be taken at a medication time by using prescription information.04-26-2012
20120101839System for and method of interaction of a pharmaceutical entity and its clients - A system and a method of interaction of a pharmaceutical entity with its clients has a pharmaceutical entity, a first cellular telephone provided at the pharmaceutical entity, a plurality of clients of the pharmaceutical entity, a plurality of further cellular telephones each provided at a respective one of the clients of the pharmaceutical entity, wherein the first cellular telephone at the pharmaceutical entity includes a telephone numbers of all the further cellular telephones of the clients, wherein each of the cellular telephones of each of the clients includes a cellular telephone number of the pharmaceutical entity, so that the pharmaceutical entity can reach any of the clients from the first cellular telephone dialing a respective one of the further cellular telephones of a respective one of the clients, and each of the clients can reach the pharmaceutical entity by dialing from the further cellular telephone of a respective one of the clients to the first cellular telephone of the pharmaceutical entity.04-26-2012
20100305966Robotic Management of Patient Care Logistics - In a method and system of controlling patient care logistics, a computer determines for each of a number of user devices a unique priority sorted list of queue tasks on the basis of global criterion. Each user device is dispatched the unique priority sorted list of queue tasks determined for the user device. In response to receiving a change in at least one global criterion, the computer determines for each user device either an amendment to the unique priority sorted list of queue tasks for the user of the user device or a new unique priority sorted list of queue tasks for the user of the user device, and then dispatches the unique priority sorted list of queue to the user device.12-02-2010
20110153345Method for operating a hospital information system - A method of operating a hospital information system, and a hospital information system are disclosed. In at least one embodiment, the method includes providing a taskflow editing tool with a limited number of editing options to a user; creating a taskflow defining a number of tasks and connections of the tasks by the user using the taskflow editing tool; and performing an automated test run of the created taskflow, wherein the automated test run is checked according to a number of criteria and wherein results of the check are reported to the user.06-23-2011
20120150557SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATION OF HEALTH CARE DATA - An apparatus for communicating health care data from a sender to a receiver is provided. The apparatus has a first computer system, a second computer system, and a rules engine. The first computer system has health care data stored therein. The second computer system is in operable communication with, and is configured to extract the health care data from, the first computer system. The rules engine normalizes the extracted health care data to a predefined format.06-14-2012
20110066445SYSTEMS, APPARATUS, AND METHODS FOR ADVANCED PAYMENT TRACKING FOR HEALTHCARE CLAIMS - An example claim payment tracking system includes a data store storing historical data regarding claim submission and payment dates. A claims processor generates a representative period of time from claim submission to payment and, using that representative period of time, calculates an expected remittance payment date for each submitted claim for a payer available for provider review and determines if a payment is before or after the expected remittance payment date for the submitted claim. The claims processor translates the determination of timely payment into a payment status message to the provider for at least one submitted claim to indicate a past due payment or a pending payment approaching the expected remittance payment date for the submitted claim. The system further includes a dashboard interface to display the expected remittance payment date for each submitted claim for a provider.03-17-2011
20100094646PATIENT HEALTH CARE NETWORK GUIDED ENCOUNTER - In an environment where it is beneficial for chronic health care patients to receive individualized attention on a daily basis, a health care network (04-15-2010
20120166209DETERMINING CLINICAL TRIAL CANDIDATES FROM AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED NON-PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE DEMOGRAPHICS - Non-personally identifiable demographics associated with a patient during a communication session can be collected. The patient can be associated with one or more healthcare providers which can be associated with a one or more healthcare professionals. The demographics can be compared against a clinical trial profile associated with a clinical trial. The clinical trial profile can specify one or more target group parameters associated with a target group of the clinical trial. The clinical trial can be associated with a clinical research organization and/or a sponsor. When the comparing produces a match between the demographics and the profile, a clinical trial can be identified as suitable for the patient.06-28-2012
20120084093RATER RESOURCE ALLOCATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Methods of allocating raters to assessment visits of studies, and tangible computer readable media including software that is adapted to control a computer to implement methods of allocating raters to assessment visits of studies, are provided. Raters are allocated by retrieving blinding information that includes at least one blinding criterion for a visit of a study, retrieving rater information for at least one rater associated with the study, comparing the retrieved rater information and the retrieved blinding information to identify one or more raters meeting the at least one blinding criterion and enabling selection of the identified one or more raters for allocation to the visit of the study. A rater may then be allocated to the visit by receiving a selection for at least one of the identified raters and allocating the at least one rater to the visit responsive to the received selection.04-05-2012
20090177489SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PATIENT SCHEDULING AND RECORD HANDLING - A computer automated tool is provided, the tool being designed to coordinate the complex processes of patient scheduling and record handling. The tool and supporting methods intelligently input, correlate, notify and link schedules to medical records and patient-specific scheduling behavior.07-09-2009
20100057493Method for Independent Compliance Certification and Training - A system and method are provided that trains and monitors the activities of company professionals with health care providers. The system and method additionally take into account the new requirements for certification and documentation of compliance assessment, training, monitoring or reporting. Additionally, the system and method can be customized, if desired, to at least one of a particular product, a particular company and a particular field or industry.03-04-2010
20080208625XDS Registry and Repository for Multiple Affinity Domains - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a health information system. The health information system includes a hub, first affinity domain, and a second affinity domain. The hub includes a registry, a data repository, and a patient identity manager. Each of the first and second affinity domains includes a data sharing source and a data query source.08-28-2008
20090276240Patient Problem Data Structure and Processing System - A patient problem data system stores data representing a plurality of different patient problems for use in providing healthcare to a patient. An acquisition processor acquires data representing a patient problem for storage in a repository. A repository, electrically coupled to the acquisition processor, includes data representing a plurality of different patient problems; an individual patient problem has a patient problem name and is characterized by patient problem attributes; an individual patient problem has a plurality of attribute properties determining how a patient problem attribute is represented. Patient problem attributes include a focus term indicating a topic of a patient problem, a patient problem likelihood term indicating an assessment of likelihood of the associated corresponding patient problem, and a client term indicating at least one target person for care. The attribute properties include a format attribute property indicating a format constraint of a patient problem attribute and a content attribute property indicating a content constraint of a patient problem attribute. A retrieval processor, electrically coupled to the repository, retrieves data representing at least one patient problem from the repository.11-05-2009
20090070140Visualizing the Documentation and Coding of Surgical Procedures - Among other things, methods, systems and computer program products for providing visual indication of documentation and coding of medical procedures may include providing a choice of medical codes associated with a medical procedure. A user selection of one of the medical codes is detected. Based on the detection, a visual indication of the user selection is generated on one or more anatomical diagrams.03-12-2009
20110282684SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SELF-UPDATING INTELLIGENT PROCEDURE DURATION ESTIMATION FOR PATIENT SCHEDULING - Certain embodiments provide systems and methods for self-updating procedure duration estimation for patient scheduling. A scheduling system for scheduling procedures in a clinical environment includes historical procedure data including stored duration values for a procedure. The scheduling system also includes a user interface providing scheduling and procedure duration information to a user for scheduling the procedure for a patient. The scheduling system further includes a scheduling engine estimating one or more duration values for the procedure for scheduling the procedure for a patient. The scheduling engine establishes a default duration value for a procedure and updating the default duration value based on the historical procedure duration data. The scheduling engine provides a plurality of procedure durations including the updated default duration value to the user for selection via the user interface. The scheduling engine schedules a procedure using a user selected value for procedure duration.11-17-2011
20110282683INTERACTIVE WEB BASED SYSTEM IN SUPPORT OF BARIATRIC PROCEDURES - The present invention is directed to a computer-based weight loss system for supporting bariatric treatment of obesity that is accessible to both the patient and the medical practitioner. The system has a central server maintaining a library of information related to the treatment of obesity and a patient interface and a medical practitioner interface linked to the central server for uploading and downloading of information. The patient interface also provides access to information selected from the group consisting of bariatric care pathway, behavioral modification planning, fitness, preoperative diet, postoperative diet, monitoring of a gastric band, monitoring of a patient's weight, monitoring caloric intake and nutritional information. The uploaded information is processed by the central server and then made available to the medical practitioner and the patient.11-17-2011
20110282682Method and System for Collecting Data for Facilitating Assessment of the State of Health of an Individual - A method for collecting data for facilitating the assessment of the state of health of an individual is provided. A first computer program for enabling a user to interact therewith via a user interface is executed. The first computer program enables a second computer program to communicate therewith. The second computer program is executed for communicating with the first computer program for collecting interaction data in dependence upon the interaction of the user with the first computer program. User state data are then determined in dependence upon the interaction data. The user state data are associated with a state of health of the user. The user state data are then provided for facilitating assessment of the state of health of the user.11-17-2011
20110282681METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROTECTING RELATIONSHIPS WITH REFERRING PROVIDERS WITHIN A SYSTEM THAT IDENTIFIES PATIENTS OVERDUE FOR AN APPOINTMENT - A method and apparatus for protecting relationships with referring providers, so that when a patient reactivation system is used, patients referred by protected providers will be contacted and invited to make an appointment only when appropriate.11-17-2011
20100268548PHARMACY SUPPLY TRACKING SYSTEM - A pharmacy supply container tracking system that automatically detects and tracks a pharmacy supply container within a defined area is disclosed. In a preferred embodiment the system also detects and tracks prescription orders of customers, and automatically verifies that the correct pharmacy supply is used to fill a particular prescription order. One disclosed system includes using machine-readable wireless tags, such as Radio-Frequency Identification (“RFID”) tags, and their related readers to locate objects through electromagnetic interrogation of a spatial region to determine the presence of an object within that special region.10-21-2010
20100268545EXAMINATION MANAGEMENT APPARATUS FOR ENDOSCOPIC EXAMINATION - An examination-schedule memory unit stores an examination schedule including a plurality of examinations. An operation-status acquisition unit acquires the operation status of a washing apparatus that washes a scope used for an examination. A rescheduling unit changes the start time of at least one examination included in an examination schedule in accordance with the operation status acquired by the operation-status acquisition unit. The rescheduling unit may specify the washing-completion time of the used scope based on the washing-start time acquired by the operation-status acquisition unit, determine whether or not an already-washed scope will be available at the start time of each examination based on the specified washing-completion time and the start time of each examination, and change, when it is determined that there will be no already-washed scopes available, the start time of the examination to be after the time at which an already-washed scope will become available.10-21-2010
20090030722System and method for performing a remote verification of a pharmacy fill utilizing an image to image comparison - The method and system provides image data of a prepared pharmacy product for review by a pharmacist located away from the prepared pharmacy product. The method and system enables the verification process to be ported to locations in which resources may be more efficiently utilized.01-29-2009
20090177490Method for Improving Pharmaceutical Selection Ratios in Pharmacy Implementation of Prescription Medication Dispensing Plans - A method is disclosed by which pharmacies and physicians are encouraged to select appropriate and effective medications but dissuaded from selecting higher priced medications where more economical versions are available as alternatives, but where physicians and patients can also select such higher priced medications if they so choose and are prepared to pay that higher price. Under this system a single representative price (capitation rate) is calculated by a prescription payment plan manager for a group of related medications, usually including both branded and generic, and that price is paid to a pharmacy for all prescriptions of that group of medications fulfilled under the plan. The representative prices for different groups, including their minimum levels, are periodically reviewed and updated as appropriate.07-09-2009
20090138277Healthcare Transactions Management Solution - Healthcare service providers and others may send claims for payment requesting remittance from insurance companies or patients. Such payments may be remitted through paper or electronic transactions. A financial institution may receive the payment and associated information and process the remittance depending on the remittance source and type. In addition, the institution may generate a single bill generated at a regular interval for the healthcare service provider for the services. The amount of the bill may be based on the volume of remittances.05-28-2009
20120290312CHARGING MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, CHARGING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, AND CHARGING MANAGEMENT PROGRAM - A diagnosis supporting device generates execution information from an examination image by using a rented computer program. The diagnosis supporting device sends the execution information of the computer program to a charging management server. The charging management server stores the execution information as an execution history. The charging management server includes a duplication judging section, an execution number calculating section, and a usage fee calculating section. The duplication judging section judges whether or not there are plural pieces of execution information having the same examination ID. The execution number calculating section counts the pieces of execution information while eliminating the pieces of execution information judged to be duplicated to calculate the execution number of times. The usage fee calculating section multiplies the execution number of times calculated by the execution number calculating section by a unit price to calculate a usage fee for the computer program.11-15-2012
20120290311Method and Apparatus for Physician Location Tracking - A medical personal location tracking system provides efficient physician location reporting based on physician client device location. The medical communication system permits physicians to define location tracking control settings to control when and where the client device sends location data to a server and database. Subject to the location tracking control settings, the location tracking system provides location updates for the physicians so that requestors that wish to contact the physicians or know the location of one or more physicians can access the server to obtain location data. To obtain medical assistance to a medical emergency, an emergency alert may be generated and sent to physicians within a defined geographic area. Upon receipt by a physician, a physician may accept the emergency alert and travel to the medical emergency and be provided updates regarding the medical emergency. The person generating the emergency alert may track the location of accepting physicians.11-15-2012
20120290310DYNAMIC DECISION TREE SYSTEM FOR CLINICAL INFORMATION ACQUISITION - A dynamic decision forest may be used to guide clinical or other decision queries such that multiple decision trees are followed in sequence and jumps occur between decision trees based on previously received query responses and the system's determination of what useful data has not been gathered. For example, rather than storing data concerning all possible paths between various decision trees, a system using the dynamic decision forest may determine at the time of use that a jump should occur from one decision tree to another decision tree despite the system not being pre-populated with data representative of a relationship between the source and destination of the jump. A clinical note may be created based on the path followed through the dynamic decision forest, and iterative verification may be used in order to improve the likelihood that the correct path is being followed.11-15-2012
20110125516SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PURCHASE AND DISTRIBUTION MANAGING OF HOSPITAL ARTICLES - There are provided a purchase and distribution management system and method for purchasing articles used in a hospital by proxy and managing the distribution of the articles, the purchase and distribution management system including: an interface part connecting an exclusive management device of the hospital, the device computerizing the articles in the hospital, to the purchase and distribution management system to be compatible with each other in such a way that a user is able to use the purchase and distribution management system by using only the exclusive management device without downloading a new program; a purchase application reception part receiving a purchase application for hospital articles from the user; a contract check part retrieving whether there exists a contract between the user and a provider for the articles; a contract generation part generating the contract between the user and the provider when there is no contract for the hospital articles for which purchase application is received as a result of the retrieving of the contract check part; a purchase order management part generating and sending a purchase order for the articles to the provider when there is the contract for the articles for which purchase application is received as the result of the retrieving of the contract check part or the contract is generated by the contract generation part; a distribution management part checking an amount of each article in stock in the hospital, generating a purchase application according to a result of the checking, and managing a delivery process of the article in the hospital; and a consignment stock management part allowing a certain amount of warehoused articles for consignment stock to be consigned to the provider to be stored and changing an amount of interim warehoused articles consigned to the provider according to a use of the user.05-26-2011
20120290313Systems and Methods for Distributed Health Care - Distributed health care uses personal support workers (PSW) and registered, trained medical personnel. Each PSW is equipped with a mobile computing device that is capable of communicating with a main computer. Each registered medical personnel is equipped with a computing device (a monitoring computer) that is capable of communicating with a main computer. At times during a PSW's shift at a patient location, the PSW inputs data to a number of forms on the mobile computing device, each form being related to the patient's physical appearance, medical condition, medication taken or given, and physical parameters, or other actions taken. The data inputted are then transmitted to the main computer, which processes, stores, and archives the data. After processing, the data is reviewed by the registered medical personnel. If the data indicates that actions need to be taken, the medical personnel can issue instructions to the PSW.11-15-2012
20110301971Healthcare System Planning Tool - A system for planning at a healthcare facility employs a database that stores health care facility impacting data including demographic data describing a preselected set of aspects of a population residing within a defined geographic area. A simulator applies modeling tools to the health care facility impacting data and generates output data corresponding to selected data in the health care facility impacting data. The modeling tools include a protocols of care tool; a service configuration modeling tool; a financial analysis tool; and a facility modeling tool. A video monitor displays an image of a map with a visual representation of the geographic area and a plurality of dynamically configurable data display objects that are superimposed on the map. Each data display object is disposed adjacent to a location of a different healthcare facility and each displays output data generated by the simulator.12-08-2011
20110301975One Stop Shopping System and Method - A system and method are disclosed for one-stop shopping for health-care services and related needs. The one-stop shopping system and method provide objective information for the system enrollee to assess and decide on health-care insurance and services. The system and method provide this objective information in a way that is easily accessible by system enrollees in an economical and rapid manner.12-08-2011
20110301974Adaptive Intervention and Management Method for Healthcare Organizations - A method to optimize the performance of a health care organization, comprising creating a 3-dimensional Healthcare Adaptive Cycle space defined by a Potential axis, a Connectedness axis, and a Resilience axis. The method then determines at a first evaluation time a first location for the healthcare organization within said Healthcare Adaptive Cycle, and visually displays the 3-dimensional Healthcare Adaptive Cycle space and the first location.12-08-2011
20110301973METHOD OF DELIVERING GOODS AND SERVICES VIA MEDIA RELATED APPLICATIONS - A method of delivering goods or services via an encoded medium to a holder includes generating data in a database associated with a central computing station in response to an assignee of the medium and a provider of goods or services separately communicatively linking the medium to a central computing station. The data generated in the database includes the identity of the assignee, the identity of the goods or services associated with the medium, and the identity of the goods or services provided by the provider. A value of the medium is established, wherein the medium assumes different values based on various conditions. After the provider of goods or services provides the goods or services to the holder, the value of the medium is updated and recorded in the database.12-08-2011
20110301972MEDICAL PAYMENT SYSTEM - A medical payment system is described in which a provider of medical goods and/or services submits, via telephone or other communications medium, a request for payment amount determination for a patient encounter. A price determination system determines which of a plurality of fee schedules negotiated by the provider applies to the patient encounter and calculates, based at least in part on information entered by the provider, a payment amount for the encounter, which it communicates to at least the provider. In one embodiment, the provider receives the payment amount information while the patient is at the point of service. In one embodiment, the provider may use the system to submit a claim for payment by at least one responsible party.12-08-2011
20110301969MONITORING ELECTRONIC DEVICE USAGE IN A MANAGED HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENT - In one example, a portable device collects over a first network first and second information from a remote electronic device, each of the first and second information indicating a user input received via a user interface of the remote electronic device at a different time. The portable device identifies a trend based on the collected first and second information. After identifying the trend, the portable device collects over the first network third information from the remote electronic device, the third information indicating a user input received via the user interface of the remote electronic device at a later time. The portable device analyzes the third information using the identified trend and transmits a caregiver notification over a second different network according to the analysis.12-08-2011
20110301967PROBABILISTIC OPTIMIZATION OF RESOURCE DISCOVERY, RESERVATION AND ASSIGNMENT - A computer implemented method, system and/or computer program product allocate multiple resources from multiple organizations. A series of requests for multiple resources from multiple organizations is received. The multiple resources are required to accomplish a specific task, and each of the multiple resources is assigned a probability of consumption. Probabilities of availability of the multiple resources are then determined and transmitted to the organizations.12-08-2011
20110301970METHOD FOR SUPPORTING SERVICE BASED ON INFORMATION TERMINAL AND SYSTEM FOR SUPPORTING SERVICE USING THE METHOD - In the present invention, an information terminal with a high-performance graphic and a processor accesses the server providing a predetermined service of a predetermined institution through a wired/wireless communication network to provide a service to virtually experience the predetermined service in advance in the virtual reality and additional information associated with the predetermined service is provided through the augmented reality in real time to allow the user to conveniently use a predetermined complicated service provided from the predetermined institution.12-08-2011
20110301968Methods, Systems and Computer Program Products for Providing Targeted Displays for Pharmacy Signature Capture Systems - A pharmacy signature capture system can display a targeted message for playing to a signor using criteria that are based on a prescription number that is provided during a pharmacy transaction. The functionality of a signature capture system can thereby be enhanced to provide targeted educational messages concerning the pharmaceutical prescription, targeted messages that indicate alternative medications that may substituted for the pharmaceutical prescription, targeted messages that identify other items that may be desired, targeted messages that solicit participation in a study related to the pharmaceutical prescription and/or other targeted messages. Related systems and computer program products are also discussed.12-08-2011
20110301966REAL-TIME SYNCHRONOUS SEMANTIC PROCESSING IN ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTATION - The synchronous semantic processing technique described herein provides the level of completeness of a document in real-time as a user is creating or editing the document and provides recommendations to the user to increase the level of completeness. In one embodiment, the level of completeness of a medical document, and the state of the components of the document that are used to determine level, are used to make recommendations to a user (e.g., a physician) to provide additional information for the components that determine the level, thereby increasing the level. The level of medical documentation can be represented by an Evaluation and Management (E&M) coding level, which is a U.S. standard defined to evaluate how comprehensive a medical document is. The E&M level is used to determine the completeness of the medical document and to make recommendations to the user to improve the quality and the completeness of the document.12-08-2011
20110301965DYNAMICALLY PREDICTING PATIENT INFLUX INTO AN EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT - Current patients in an emergency department of a hospital are described according to their quantity, their triage classification levels, and their wait times to calculate a current patient backlog. A sum of weight-adjusted triage classification levels of all of the current patients is calculated. Current patient arrival rates in the emergency department are tracked to calculate a current change in patient arrival rates, which are compared with historical changes in patient arrival rates. A size of an imminent influx of arriving patients into the emergency department is then predicted based on the current patient backlog, the sum of weight-adjusted triage classification levels of patients currently in the emergency department, and the current change in patient arrival rates.12-08-2011
20090070134TRACKING COMMUNICABLE PATHOGENS - Methods, systems, computer program products, and data structures are used for tracking communicable pathogens in a healthcare facility. An individual is digitally tagged as been at risk for spreading communicable pathogens upon coming into contact with another individually that is digitally tagged as been at risk for spreading communicable pathogens. Digitally tagged individuals can be patients that are diagnosed with a communicable disease, individuals that come into contact with patients diagnosed with a communicable disease, and individuals that come into contact with other individuals (e.g., that through a chain of one or more other contacts) have been in contact with patients diagnosed with a communicable disease. Staff members and visitors digitally tagged through contact can perform appropriate hygiene procedures to remove their digitally tagged status. A system sensor can be used to track individual contacts and activation of hygiene equipment.03-12-2009
20110173024INDIVIDUALIZATION OF MEDICAL ADJUVANTS - A method for upgrading a medical device for the treatment of diabetes in the home-monitoring field includes the steps of providing consumables in a housing with a type-specific identification code for use in a medical device, storing the identification code in combination with a user identification and determining a user status, offering a selection according to the user status of at least one configuration of a supplemental module for the medical device, and generating a delivery order for a supplemental module based on the selection made by the user.07-14-2011
20110288880TARGETED HEALTH CARE MESSAGING - Disclosed are techniques for targeted health care messaging for patients and health care providers. In response to a health care event, such as the generation of a prescription or treatment of a patient, information regarding the health care event is obtained by a messaging server. The messaging server uses this information, or a filtered representation thereof, to select one or more health care messages based on selection criteria associated with the selected messages. The messaging server then provides the selected messages to one or more user devices for presentation to one or more participants in the health care event. In many instances, ethical, legal, and regulatory mandates prohibit disclosure of identifying information for a patient or health care professional participating in the health care event to unauthorized third parties, such as the providers or sources of the message content of the selected messages. As such, the information used to select the targeted messages is obtained or used in a manner that prevents identification of participants in the health care event by unauthorized entities. These targeted health care messaging techniques provide an effective and low-cost mechanism for disseminating health care information to the appropriate audience.11-24-2011
20110288882System to Prevent Medical Billing Fraud - A system and method of determining and preventing medical billing fraud in the posting of medical insurance claims in which a clearing house is established for receiving information transmitted from a plurality of providers administering treatment covered by various insurance plans. For example, a computer system located in the clearing house would monitor the information provided by each of the providers to determine whether the providers submitted multiple claims for a particular period of time. The computer system located in the clearing house would also determine whether other inappropriate claims were made by the providers. If the computer system located in the clearing house determines that the treatments were proper, the providers would be paid by the computer system located in the clearing house in a timely manner. If the computer system located in the clearing house determines that the potential for medical billing fraud exists, payments to the health care provider may be delayed.11-24-2011
20110288878Patient compliance and follow-up techniques - One embodiment of the present invention includes a monitoring service that contacts patients who have recently visited a health care provider. This service gathers post-visit information from the patient to improve patient compliance with the health care provider's instructions, provide better patient outcomes, increase patient satisfaction with their health care, and lower health care costs. In one form, the service utilizes pharmacists to contact patients as part of the monitoring service. Alternatively or additionally, data relating to the monitoring service is selectively collected and disseminated through a computer network.11-24-2011
20110288879SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ASSESSING MEDICAL COSTS OF CLAIMS - Systems, apparatus, methods and articles of manufacture provide for assessing medical costs of bodily injuries and other medical conditions. In some embodiments, age, comorbidity considerations, or both, may be used in calculating (or otherwise determining) such costs. In some embodiments, a base expected number of units of a projected medical procedure may be multiplied or otherwise adjusted using one or more coefficients, including, but not limited to, an age multiplier and a comorbidity multiplier.11-24-2011
20110288877Health Information Exchange and Integration System and Methods Useful in Conjunction Therewith - A health information exchange system comprising ontological apparatus for defining and storing ontological link elements ontologically linking between individual health care information items within a first population of health care information items; apparatus for receiving a second population of health care information items and for associating at least some individual items in the second population, with corresponding individual items within the first population of health care information items; and apparatus for responding to queries regarding particular information items in the second population including translating the particular information items into items in the first population corresponding to the particular information items and using link elements linking the items in the first population corresponding to the particular information items to generate data pertaining to the particular information items in the second population.11-24-2011
20110288876SYSTEM AND METHOD TO ASSIST HEALTH ADVOCATE PROFESSIONALS AND EMPLOYERS - A computer-assisted method for assisting a health advocate professional in counseling employees of a plan sponsor comprising receiving health records of employees of a plan sponsor, analyzing data in the records, displaying the analyzed data for any selected employee in dashboard format, calculating any health improvement options for the selected employee, and displaying the health improvement options in the form of questions to be asked by a health advocate professional viewing the displayed dashboard, preferably arranged in categories under spotlight buttons, and a computer system adapted to carry out the method. The method and system can also provide in some embodiments summary medical benefits usage information to plan sponsors, including costs, health improvement options, return on investment.11-24-2011
20120016685BLOOD MANAGEMENT FOR OUTPATIENT PROCEDURES - Methods, systems, and computer storage media are provided for enabling management of a patient's blood when the patient has a scheduled elective procedure. Blood test results are received for the patient and are recorded in the patient's electronic medical record (EMR). It is determined that the elective procedure is associated with a high risk of blood loss. Based on the blood test results, it is determined that the patient requires blood treatment prior to the elective procedure. Blood treatment instructions are automatically determined and are displayed on the patient's EMR such that the clinician associated with the patient can review the instructions and determine if the patient will receive any or all of the recommended blood treatment prior to the elective procedure.01-19-2012
20120016684Public health care, method and system - An embodiment of the invention offers no medical bill public health care to provide transparency of pricing and minimal prime cost of accounting by compensating in bulk a budget or an appropriate part of the budget of a medical organization by a medical bank which expenses are compensated by retailing financial obligations among clients of said bank supposed patients of PHC. Another embodiment of the invention is to get automation of medical accounting due to averaging financial streams in respect to a virtual average patient. Yet another embodiment is to get an automated medical budget comprising a total net of secured medical accounts to collect medical parts of tax payments, other medical contributions and debts and to be used either commercially or like a budgeted source.01-19-2012
20110295614HEALTHCARE POINT OF SERVICE ADJUDICATION AND PAYMENT SYSTEM - Systems and methods are described that facilitate providing an online, automated payment architecture that aggregates funds from multiple health-related accounts (e.g., a member's HSA, an employer's advance account, etc.) and automatically transfers the aggregated funds to a healthcare provider's account to pay a bill or invoice. According to other aspects, healthcare fraud is prevented by storing electronic images of members and their dependents, wherein the images can be recalled by a healthcare provider at the point of service to verify that the member or dependent is actually a covered member. In other aspects, the described systems and methods permit members to negotiate reduced invoice payments in exchange for prompt delivery of payment funds.12-01-2011
20080312953DATABASE DESIGN FOR COLLECTION OF MEDICAL INSTRUMENT PARAMETERS - A method and system for maintaining medical items is provided. The system includes a medical database structure, a medical database utility configured to maintain medical database contents by organizing medical information into levels, and a user interface component configured to enable a user to access the medical database utility. The medical database utility provides a user with an ability to access the user's collections of settings in the medical database, the user's collection of settings maintained separately from settings accessible by other users. The method stores medical data items in a database configured with multiple levels of organization, establishes a logical relationship between medical data items at each level of organization, presents a user with available medical system choices at each level of organization, and enables the user to select from among the available medical system choices presented at each level of organization.12-18-2008
20130218583Electronic Patient Monitoring System and Method - An electronic patient monitoring system that includes a not easily removable patient identification and monitoring device, an observer transmitter/receiver device to communicate with the not easily removable patient identification and monitoring device when within a specified visual range of each other within a predefined time interval, and a central computer system including, at least, a computer processor, communications components and system software to communicate with the observer transmitter/receiver device at specified/predetermined time intervals to receive observer- and patient-specific information.08-22-2013
20130218585Health and Fitness Portal - A method for presenting analytical data includes the steps of a computer system receiving data for a user, the data including a plurality of data portions that are each associated with a corresponding provider of a plurality of providers. Each data portion includes one or both of: health of the user or fitness of the user. The computer system aggregates the plurality of data portions to form aggregate data. The computer system receives a request from the user for analysis of the aggregate data by an analysis package of a first provider of the plurality of providers. The computer system shares the aggregate data with the first provider, including sharing aggregate data that is based on a data portion that corresponds with a second provider of the plurality of providers, and the computer system presenting analytical data to the user.08-22-2013
20110173019Global health-care rates exchange II - A system and method for computer-automatically generate relations, compositions and compilations of individual costs related to individual health and health-care services and goods and non-health-care goods and services of or related to health-care providers, buyers and patients in computer servers in a network or networks of servers and computers for managing, distributing and controlling health-care funds and resources of, by and among health-care providers, buyers and patients in America and other nations.07-14-2011
20120089414Specialty Stents with flow control features or the like - Methods and systems are described for receiving a parameter relating to a specific patient and for configuring a stent with a flow occlusion portion in response to receiving the parameter relating to the specific patient.04-12-2012
20120089413Health Tracking and Management - A consumer-centric health portal for individuals to track quantitative health data, receive a health grade and receive qualitative feedback. An individual's health data is measured, compared and graded providing a deep understanding of their health, how their health relates to similar individuals and key factors correlating to their health grade. Health grades, in conjunction with qualitative feedback, promote motivation and learned optimism promoting individuals to improve their health. In turn, health grades are targetable by and service providers, while protecting an individual's privacy.04-12-2012
20120089412Computer-Implemented System And Method For Facilitating Patient Advocacy Through Online Healthcare Provisioning - A computer-implemented system and method for facilitating patient advocacy through online health care is provided. A patient advocacy database is maintained. General physicians and specialist physicians are listed in database records, as well as a diagnostic criteria for health disorders for each specialist. A patient referral tree is built with each general physician associated with specialists. A medical service network includes the referral tree as designating health care and medical service providers. A patient is enrolled in the network. Medical data provided by the patient is evaluated against the diagnostic criteria of each of the specialists for medical concerns. Each specialist in the referral tree corresponding to findings made under their respective diagnostic criteria is identified. The patient is referred for care to the specialist associated with the patient's general physician. Throughout, the patient is provided with information to make an informed decision with respect to the specialist care received.04-12-2012
20130218590COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED METHODS FOR EXECUTING TRANSACTIONS - Computer-implemented methods for executing transactions between parties seeking services and parties offering services.08-22-2013
20090076840Wireless ICU - A method may include receiving information from two or more wireless sensors and identifying patient identification information included in the information.03-19-2009
20080275726SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR METABOLIC PATIENT MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT - A patient management system for assisting in the treatment of individuals having metabolic disorders is provided. More specifically, the present invention provides a system and method for dynamically calculating multiple parameters and conditions based on various attributes (e.g., disorder, age, weight and gender) to establish required nutritional goals specific to a particular metabolic patient. Thereafter, a unique exchange based mechanism is employed to simplify food breakdown and corresponding nutritional values to construct an accurate dietary prescription plan for meeting those required nutritional goals.11-06-2008
20100057494COMPREHENSIVE HEALTHCARE WASTE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM - A computer implemented method, apparatus and program product analyze medical waste processes by determining waste cost information for a number of waste streams. The waste cost pricing information is organized, formatted, associated or otherwise processed for presentation in a manner that facilitates waste cost analysis.03-04-2010
20120191472SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PRIORITIZING AND ADMINISTERING HEALTHCARE TO PATIENTS HAVING MULTIPLE INTEGRAL DIAGNOSES - A method of administering healthcare to patients with multiple integral diagnoses such that the clinical outcomes and health-related quality of life of said patients are improved while medical costs are minimized. A patient population is first identified. The population is then stratified into specific levels of intervention. Each individual patient is then assigned a Priority Care Nurse Manager who serves to establish communication between the patient, the patient's Primary Care Physician, and any healthcare providers. The most appropriate treatment plan is cooperatively developed and the patient receives treatment according to the plan. The most appropriate treatment may include home care and palliative measures. The patient may appoint a Health Care Agent to make medical decisions for the patient should the patient be unable to make decisions.07-26-2012
20090030723Method of genetic screening and analysis - A method of genetic screening and analysis, particularly for prenatal genetic screening to determine a risk estimate or probability of genetic disorders for a specific pregnancy integrating a patient's family history data (r01-29-2009
20090177491Method for Minimizing the Cost of Post-Treatment Follow-Up and Diagnostic Tests - A method for determining an optimized surveillance schedule of follow-up diagnostic tests and doctor visits considers the tradeoff between timely detection of relapse and the cost of the diagnostic procedures. A method for generating a surveillance schedule for monitoring a recurrence of a condition includes the steps of (a) scheduling an initial testing date to test for the recurrence of the condition; (b) establishing a threshold, wherein the threshold is the cost associated with a subsequent testing date over the cost per recurrence detected; and (c) scheduling each subsequent testing date to test for the recurrence of the condition when a cumulative risk of recurrence of the condition since the previous testing date exceeds the threshold. A system utilizing this method is also disclosed.07-09-2009
20100145721METHOD FOR TRACKING THE USE OF A MEDICAL APPARATUS - The method of the invention comprises the following steps: during the disinfection (A) of the apparatus, recording (06-10-2010
20090144077METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING EXPOSURES PRESENTED BY AN ORCHESTRATED PROCESS - The present invention provides a system and method to dynamically identify, assemble, or otherwise simulate the availability of resources for an orchestrated service or application, thereby allowing for strategic changes in scheduling, purchasing, hiring, and the like to ensure that the resources needed to deliver the desired outcome during a particular time period are present. In particular, the system includes an orchestration module storing a plurality of resource parameters, correlating a predetermined criterion for one or more resources with an event, and simulating the event, where the simulation includes comparing the stored plurality of parameters with the predetermined criterion. The system further determines whether the stored plurality of parameters satisfy the predetermined criterion, and may store the determination for subsequent evaluation.06-04-2009
20100057492Indexed Competition Health Care Network Method - There is provided a method for producing a price competitive health care system. A website, which is hosted on a computer server, is created for establishing a health care network. Providers are solicited to join the health care network and a plurality of providers apply by sending applications, including credentials, to the website from the providers' computers via the internet. The credentials of the providers are examined. Those with appropriate credentials are approved. The approved providers send to the website a number equal to the percentage of a known index which the approved providers are willing to charge for their goods and/or services. The website is accessed by patients who may be interested in purchasing the services or the goods of one or more of the approved providers, which access is accomplished from the patients' computers via the internet.03-04-2010
20100036676COMPUTER IMPLEMENTED MEDICAL TREATMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A system and method to provide a computer implemented endoscopic procedure management system. The system may be configured with functionality to gather data before, during, and after the endoscopic procedure report. In particular, the system may be operable to capture video from endoscopic procedure equipment, provide voice recognition capabilities, and assist in the automatic generation of endoscopic procedure reports. The system may be configured to automatically fill in drug, symptom, patient, and other data in response to user input. The system may limit user access to functionalities of the system based on user roles.02-11-2010
20120089415NURSING HOME EVALUATION SYSTEM - Methods, systems, and devices are described for determining resource allocation in a resident care facility, like a nursing home facility. Embodiments of the invention provide assessment questions to an assessor via a computer interface. The assessment questions may be based on a base assessment model having questions relating to a number of resident care areas. Responses to the assessment questions may be received, some relating to answers provided to the assessor by respondents (e.g., residents or staff of the resident care facility). The responses may be processed to generate an assessment dataset, which may then be used to generate quality scores for the various resident care areas. The quality scores may indicate likelihoods of citation in the resident care areas as a function of data derived from the base assessment model. The quality scores and/or assessment results may then be graphically displayed and used to formulate a resource allocation determination.04-12-2012
20110264462SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING MEDICAL TREATMENT VALUES IN CHILDREN WITHOUT DATA ENTRY - A system is provided for providing patient treatment values in real-time, including: a database module comprising a database having a plurality of predetermined categories of patient selection criteria, patient condition categories, treatment types and precalculated treatment doses based on the predetermined categories and patient selection criteria; an input module in communication with the database module for inputting one or more of patient selection criteria, patient condition categories and treatment type at time of patient treatment; and a display module in communication with the database module and the input module for displaying a precalculated treatment dose based on one or more inputted patient selection criteria, patient condition categories and treatment type at time of patient treatment.10-27-2011
20110264459HEALTHCARE INSURANCE CLAIM FRAUD DETECTION USING DATASETS DERIVED FROM MULTIPLE INSURERS - Various techniques are described that enable a smaller insurer (or an insurer with a less developed dataset) to be able to characterize whether certain healthcare insurance claim elements are potentially fraudulent or erroneous. Datasets from larger insurers (with well developed datasets) and/or datasets from a consortium of insurers can be leverage by the smaller insurer. Related techniques, apparatus, systems, and articles are also described.10-27-2011
20090276238METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING FINANCIAL DATA FOR OPTICAL LABS SHARING LENS CALCULATION SOFTWARE - A method and system for allowing multiple geographically distributed optical labs to share global resources over a telecommunications network. Each optical lab is set up as a client account on the server with privileges to access the global recourses. Each lab has its own equipment set, the settings and configuration of which, are recorded in one of the client account databases. Other proprietary databases contain price lists, financial information and patient data. The lens calculation software encounters a sequential stream of job requests from different client accounts. The corresponding proprietary account data, allows uniform pricing rules to be applied to lens processing jobs. As jobs are completed, each lab receives an individual packet of printable job ticket data, printable invoice data, electronic interface files for the lens generating equipment, and an extract file for importing into the labs accounting software.11-05-2009
20120072230IDENTIFICATION AND NULLIFICATION OF SUBSTANCES - Substance identification and nullification processes are provided. A process includes identifying a substance on an object, the substance determined to be associated with a health risk. The process also includes identifying a treatment plan for nullifying the substance, the treatment plan prescribing a solution and instructions for nullifying the substance using the solution. The process further includes preparing the solution identified in the treatment plan, and implementing the treatment plan with respect to the object.03-22-2012
20100114593MEANS AND METHOD OF OBTAINING AND PROCESSING DATA FOR USE IN MEDICAL OR HEALTH ASSESSMENT - Present invention discloses a system and a method of obtaining and processing data for use in insurance underwriting which comprise a set of influencing factors, provide an application questionnaire including a series of application questions relating to a plurality of influencing factors and a plurality of possible application responses to each application question, assign risk-scores to at least a portion of said application responses, present said application questionnaire to an applicant, collect application responses to at least a portion of the application questions, compile optionally at least one expert questionnaire including all questions left unanswered by the applicant, present optionally said expert questionnaires to at least one expert, and collect responses to the expert questionnaires and determine a total response for the applicant.05-06-2010
20090281831Automated Configuration of Medical Practice Management Systems - A user (e.g., medical office manager, medical office insurance administrator, doctor) utilizes a medical practice configuration interface (e.g., web page) to input information about the user's medical practice (e.g., address, insurance plans, doctors, hospitals that the doctors utilize). Based on this information and/or rules associated with the insurance plans accepted at the user's medical practice, additional information is requested from the user about the user's medical practice (e.g., information needed for an insurance plan, information needed for a hospital). The user inputs the requested additional information utilizing the medical practice configuration interface. Configuration information for the user's medical practice is generated based on the information and/or the additional information inputted by the user. A user interface (e.g., web pages interfacing with the medical practice management server) and/or rules for the medical practice can be generated based on the configuration information.11-12-2009
20100114589USER INTERFACE FOR PRESENTING CLINICAL ORDER CONTENT BASED UPON DESIGNATED PERFORMANCE LOCATION - Computerized methods and systems for permitting clinicians and other healthcare providers to designate performance locations for clinical orders having one or more phases associated therewith, and for presenting order catalog content that is flexed based upon the designated performance location for the clinical order are provided. Further provided are computerized methods and systems for permitting clinicians and other healthcare providers to designate a performance location for each phase of a multi-phase clinical order, and for presenting order catalog content for each phase that is flexed based upon the designated performance location for the phase. User interfaces for presenting content associated with clinical orders based upon designated performance locations are also provided.05-06-2010
20090164240METHODS FOR CONDUCTING A CLINICAL TRIAL - The present disclosure relates generally to methods for selecting subjects for a clinical trial and includes methods for conducting a clinical trial to study the efficacy and/or safety of a drug by selecting subjects, for inclusion in a subsequent double-blind treatment period of the clinical trial, that do not exhibit adverse events to the drug. Methods for conducting a clinical trial may comprise the following: (1) an open-label titration period, (2) an adjustable dose treatment period and (3) a fixed dose treatment period. Optionally, the clinical trial may comprise a washout period prior to the open-label titration period. Also provided are methods for doing business by selecting subjects for a clinical trial for a drug that do not exhibit adverse events to the drug. Such methods may generate, revenue by reducing the length of time required to complete the clinical trial, increasing the likelihood that the drug will obtain regulatory approval and/or reducing the length of time it takes to bring advance the drug to market.06-25-2009
20100114600Electronic Physician's Order Entering System - An electronic physician's orders system that automates and simplifies existing methods of generating, maintaining and retrieving physician's orders. In contrast to other systems, the electronic physician's orders system can create physician's orders electronically at the point-of-care and can maintain the orders in an Orders' Database or print the orders for use in a paper-based system. Thus, the system can eliminate or supplement creating and maintaining handwritten physician's orders records.05-06-2010
20100114588METHODS AND SYSTEM TO MANAGE PATIENT INFORMATION - Methods and system to manage patient information are described. An example computer-implemented method to manage patient information includes analyzing a first patient identification to extract first information. Additionally, the example method includes comparing the extracted first information to extracted second information related to a second patient identification to determine if the first patient identification and the second patient identification are associated with the same patient. Further, the example method includes associating the first information and the second information with the same patient identification when the first patient identification and the second patient identification are determined to be associated with the same patient.05-06-2010
20100114592Compositions and methods for therapeutic delivery with frozen particles - Certain embodiments disclosed herein relate to compositions, methods, devices, systems, and products regarding frozen particles. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles include materials at low temperatures. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles provide vehicles for delivery of particular agents. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles are administered to at least one biological tissue.05-06-2010
20100114595METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING HEALTH INFORMATION - A method for providing health information associated with a health status, the method including the steps of, in a processing system, receiving an indication of an action performed (05-06-2010
20110125518APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A MOBILE HEALTHCARE MANAGER-BASED PATIENT COMPREHENSION VALIDATOR - The Apparatuses, Methods and Systems for a Mobile Healthcare Manager (“MHM”) Based Patient Comprehension Validator may provide an elegant and consistent multimedia interactive reference standard to maximize personal understanding of health information and coach individuals toward better health outcomes. In one embodiment, a prescription comprehension validation processor-implemented method is disclosed, comprising: obtaining a coordinated patient management trigger; identifying via a processor a prescription media object to provide for a user based on the obtained trigger; providing the identified prescription media object for the user; providing a request for user feedback to the provided prescription media object; obtaining the user feedback to the provided prescription media object; analyzing the obtained user feedback to the provided prescription media object; and validating, based on the analysis, user comprehension of information included in the provided prescription media object based on the obtained user feedback to the provided prescription media object.05-26-2011
20100268546INTERNET DELIVERY SYSTEM - An Internet delivery method delivers electronic information products to a plurality of users via the Internet. A plurality of display formats are stored in a database. The display formats including at least a default display format and a custom display format. Information is also stored for each user indicating whether the user is a specific type of user. When a user logs in, the user is identified as being that specific type of user. If the user is identified as the specific type of user, then an electronic information product is delivered to the user in the custom display format. The electronic information products are accessed via computers connected to the Internet, including wireless devices.10-21-2010
20100268544QUALIFYING DATA AND ASSOCIATED METADATA DURING A DATA COLLECTION PROCESS - Systems and methods for processing metadata associated with a clinical trial are described. In one aspect, a computing device receives collected data with embedded metadata. The device extracts the embedded metadata, and accesses a database to determine characteristics of the embedded metadata. The device then accesses protocol rules where the protocol rules are a set of data collection requirements and procedures for a given clinical trial. The device ensures compliance of the embedded metadata by comparing the characteristics of the embedded metadata with the protocol rules. The device then reports the compliance or non-compliance of the collected data.10-21-2010
20110077962SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING CENTRALIZED CANDIDATE SELECTION AND MONITORING SUBJECT PARTICIPATION IN CLINICAL TRIAL STUDIES - A system and method of facilitating centralized and standardized remote ratings of subjects in clinical trial studies includes providing training to raters located at one or more central rating sites such that the raters are trained to apply substantially similar criteria in determining whether a candidate is a qualified subject for the clinical trial and/or in the actual assessment, or information collection, phase of the clinical trail. By having centralized, consistently trained raters that are independent of clinical trial investigators, inter-rater reliability is enhanced and potential bias is reduced, thus increasing the effectiveness of the clinical trial results by providing more qualified subjects and more accurate results.03-31-2011
20090048868Medication Related Task Notification System - A task management system for informing a clinician of medication administration related tasks to be performed, includes a repository of information. The repository of information associates data identifying multiple different medications with corresponding multiple post-administration alert messages. An individual alert message notifies a clinician of a particular post-administration task to be performed concerning a particular medication following administration of the particular medication to a patient. An input processor receives data indicating the particular medication has been administered to the patient. A workflow processor, in response to received data indicating the particular medication has been administered to the patient, uses the repository for identifying a post-administration task associated with the particular medication and automatically adds data indicating the post-administration task to be performed to a task list of a clinician. A reproduction device presents the post-administration task and task list of the clinician for viewing by a user.02-19-2009
20090150175Method and system for multi-device communication - A medical data system including a plurality of receivers configured to wirelessly receive medical data via a signal.06-11-2009
20090150172METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATING PATIENT INFORMATION - A method of communicating a patient care message is disclosed. The method comprises inputting patient information into the patient care message; inputting an urgency indicator into the patient care message; inputting health condition information into the patient care message; transmitting the patient care message electronically, wherein the patient care message comprises the patient information, the urgency indicator, and the health condition information.06-11-2009
20090150179COMPENSATED ELECTRONIC CONSULTS - The present invention relates to a system and method for providing health care information to health care providers and for obtaining information pertaining to the practice of a health care provider by providing incentives for provision of such information.06-11-2009
20090150176Patient-centric healthcare information maintenance - A system for facilitating patient centric healthcare information maintenance. For example, a health management software system may be operated to receive, organize, and use patient medical information. The health management software may comprise a database for storing, retrieving, organizing, displaying, and, generally, for managing a patient's health. In one exemplary embodiment, the health management software system is used in conjunction with a healthcare maintenance device, such as a blood glucose monitoring system. The blood glucose monitoring system may contain several database objects in the form of data records. Typically in a portable blood glucose monitor, each data record contains a time and a concentration data element, or a time-amount point. Similarly, an insulin pump, which is another exemplary embodiment of a healthcare maintenance device, may maintain data records with time and dosage information, or a time-dosage point.06-11-2009
20090055214Personalized Audio/Video/Text Wellness Program - A system generates one or more of a plurality of wellness programs for a user. Personal data items are entered into a computing system corresponding to a personal profile of the user. A selected one or more of the plurality of wellness programs desired by the user is identified. Selected ones of the plurality of personal data items are then extracted in response to the selected one of the plurality of wellness programs. Then a corresponding plurality of wellness program data elements in response to the selected ones of the plurality of personal data items is determined. The selected plurality of wellness program data elements are then assembled to form a customized wellness program responsive to the step of identifying a selected one of the plurality of wellness programs and the selected ones of the plurality of personal data items. The customized wellness program is recorded on media for the user.02-26-2009
20110202365Systems and Methods for Providing Personalized Health Care - A system and method is provided for personalized health care. In one embodiment, a patent monitors one or more of their biometric characteristics using a biometric data reader several times a day for at least several days. The biometric data is then passed to a central server that reviews the biometric data and determines if there are any undesirable spikes or troughs in the readings. If so, then the timing of the patient taking their medication is adjusted so that more medication is available in the patient's system when needed to combat the spikes or troughs.08-18-2011
20120239423Satori Integrated Health & Financial Benefits System and Method - A shared medical savings system and method are provided that allow a patient to participate in the savings generated by selecting to have a medical procedure performed overseas. The system has one or more computing devices, a link that is capable of connecting the one or more computing devices to a medical shared savings unit that is capable of interacting with the computing devices. An employer uses the computing device to elect to participate in a medical savings plan using a Health Reimbursement Account, a patient using the computing device to select an overseas medical procedure that is part of the medical savings plan so that the savings for the overseas medical procedure is divided between the employer and the patient utilizing a medical savings plan.09-20-2012
20080312959Health Care Data Management System - The present invention is directed to a health care data management system comprising a workflow management system and a decision support system, as well as to a corresponding computer program product and a method. The decision support system comprises a probabilistic expert system for medical advice and is arranged to create a query to be sent to the workflow management system. It is also arranged to receive a corresponding answer determined by the workflow management system. This answer comprises entity allocation data relating to the allocation of an entity handled by the workflow management system. Furthermore, the decision support system is arranged to utilize the data as probabilistic input variable(s) for the expert system. Such a system has the advantage of combining up-to-date patient data and organisational data (resource allocation), which is managed by the workflow management system, with the profound medical expertise of a decision support system.12-18-2008
20120239415HEURISTICALLY RESOLVING CONTENT ITEMS IN AN EXTENSIBLE CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - Certain examples provide methods, systems and apparatus to facilitate heuristic content resolution to resolve ambiguity or conflict among available context variants for a content-based clinical application. An example method includes identifying a selected content item, the content item associated with a context input, the content item representing a parameterization of instructions to instruct a content-based application how to operate, the content item formulated according to one or more detailed clinical models. The example method includes identifying available context variants for the content item. The example method includes rejecting context variants conflicting with the context input of the content item. The example method includes rejecting context variants more specific than the context input of the content item. The example method includes selecting a most specific remaining context variant for the content item based on the context input.09-20-2012
20120239422Adaptive Pharmaceutical Product Management Methods and System - Methods and systems for adaptive storage and management of pharmaceutical product containers at a pharmacy are described. Pharmaceutical product containers are managed so that the containers for more-frequently-used pharmaceutical products are stored among plural storage locations more-efficiently accessible to a pharmacy workstation. Containers for less-frequently-used pharmaceutical products are managed so that the containers for such products are stored among the storage locations which are less-accessible to the pharmacy workstation. As the frequency of pharmaceutical product usage changes, the inventory of pharmaceutical product containers is managed adaptively so that the containers used most frequently are stored at locations more-easily accessible to the pharmacy workstation, thereby facilitating fulfillment of prescriptions by pharmacy personnel. Further efficiencies may be achieved through use of an optical positioning system providing directed placing and picking of pharmaceutical product containers. Management of pharmaceutical product containers repeatedly taken from and returned to inventory may be provided.09-20-2012
20120239418Home-Based Post-Operative Care Systems and Methods - A method for providing home-based post-operative care of a patient. The method including receiving patient information indicative of results of a pre-operative evaluation of whether a patient is qualified for home-based post-operative care, determining that the patient is qualified for home-based post-operative care based at least in part on the patient information received, identifying one or more post-operative requirements, generating a home-based post-operative care plan based at least in part on the one or more post-operative requirements, receiving updated patient information indicative of results of a post-operative evaluation of whether the patient remains qualified for home-based post-operative care, the updated patient information indicative of a result of the surgical procedure, determining that the patient remains qualified for home-based post-operative care based at least in part on the updated patient information received, and implementing the home-based post-operative care plan.09-20-2012
20120239417HEALTHCARE WALLET PAYMENT PROCESSING APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS - The HEALTHCARE WALLET PAYMENT PROCESSING APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS (hereinafter “H-Wallet”) transforms patient insurance information, and healthcare procedure schedule information inputs via H-Wallet components into medical claim settlement outputs. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed, comprising: obtaining a user healthcare payment request including user credentials; retrieving healthcare product details and a payment amount from the user healthcare payment request; obtaining balance information of a list of user accounts; determining a recommended account for the obtained user healthcare payment request based on the retrieved healthcare product details, payment amount and the obtained balance information; transmitting a list of user account including the recommended account with the obtained balance information to the user mobile device; receiving a user selection of the recommended account; verifying payment eligibility of the recommended account for the obtained payment request; and processing fund transfer from the recommended account to a healthcare provider.09-20-2012
20120239416SOFTWARE-BASED LIFESTYLE MANAGEMENT TOOL - A lifestyle management tool may determine a first work optional date, wherein the first work optional date is a date in which a user's retirement income is greater than a user's expense. The tool may also receive past health characteristics of the user, current health current characteristics of the user, and future health characteristics of the user. The tool may further derive an estimated date of death of the user based on the received health characteristics of the user. The tool may also calculate the net present value of the user's income less expenses each year from the first work optional date until the estimated date of death. The tool may also determine a second work optional date, wherein the second work optional date is a date in which the net present value of the user's income moves from negative to positive.09-20-2012
20120239411Processing Health Assessment - A system and method of evaluating the health of one or more work processes is provided. The system and method may include determining a plurality of categories of criteria and determining a plurality of criteria for evaluation. A score for each determined criteria may be determined for a first process and the scores of each criterion may be combined to determine an overall score for the first process. If additional processes are available for evaluation, a score for each identified criterion will be determined for an additional process or processes. An overall score for the additional process(es) may be determined and compared to the overall score of the first process.09-20-2012
20120239414System for Clinical Trial Subject Compliance - The present invention is designed to develop research protocols for clinical trials. The invention also can track and enhance subject compliance with a research protocol. The invention further provides evaluability data related to subject performance in the clinical trial. According to an alternative embodiment of the invention, a portable electronic device is used to query and collect data from the subject.09-20-2012
20120239413Sending Healthcare Information Securely - A health information services provider (HISP) application includes a controller, a transaction engine, a data encryption engine, an authentication engine, a user interface engine and a registration engine. The controller manages the core functions and transmission to the different components of the HISP application. The transaction engine routes messages and requests for joining a grid. The data encryption engine encrypts or decrypts messages. The authentication engine verifies messages. The user interface engine generates a user interface for exchanging healthcare information between providers. The registration engine registers providers to exchange healthcare information with other providers.09-20-2012
20120239412METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PROVIDING A QUALITY ASSURANCE TOOL FOR PATIENT CARE ENVIRONMENTS - A method for providing a quality assurance tool for patient care environments may include receiving clinical data indicative of incidence of patient conditions within a patient population associated with an organization, receiving organizational usage data indicative of organizational supply usage related to the patient conditions, and providing for generation of a report fusing the clinical data and the organizational usage data. A corresponding computer program product and apparatus are also provided.09-20-2012
20080288282METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REDUCING THE INCIDENCE OF DEFENSIVE MEDICINE - Methods and systems are described that implement evidence-based schemata in a health care system that embody practice guidelines and/or a standard of care. Physicians in the health care system agree to adhere to the practice guidelines. An insured patient transfers the right to sue a physician malpractice to a neutral third party and receives medical care in compliance with the practice guidelines. The insured patient may be subject to incentives and disincentives to encourage compliance with the transfer agreement. Shielding the physician from lawsuits will give the physician an incentive to abandon the practice of “defensive medicine.” This will significantly reduce the number of diagnostic tests and procedures and associated risks and expenses. Such a system can promote cost-efficiency, increase safety and provide fair remedies to patients who are injured, regardless of the cause.11-20-2008
20090048869AUTOMATED HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS - The present invention involves value-added applications (or middleware) that integrates and adds value to existing call system and medical software packages by leveraging the assets of telecommunications manager software and medical records software with further specialized software. The EXTENSION system provides a modular set of medical workflow based applications that tightly integrate with telephone, such as call manager systems, and information systems, such as medical software packages. This combination allows a greater level of productivity within the medical organization.02-19-2009
20090048866Rules-Based System For Routing Evidence and Recommendation Information to Patients and Physicians By a Specialist Based on Mining Report Text - One or more of the embodiments of the present invention provide a rules-based system for routing medical reports based on processing report data. Certain embodiments of the invention provide a medical report routing system including a report acquisition component, a language processing component, a routing rule component, and a report transmitting component. The report acquisition component is adapted to receive a medical report. The language processing component adapted to apply natural language processing techniques to the medical report. The routing rule component is adapted to apply at least one routing rule to said medical report02-19-2009
20080208624METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING CLINICAL DISPLAY AND SEARCH OF ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD DATA FROM A VARIETY OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for providing clinical display and search of electronic medical data from a variety of information systems. Certain embodiments provide a user interface system including a processor aggregating data relating to a patient from a plurality of information systems to form an aggregated electronic patient record; a filter focusing the aggregated data based on one or more criteria; and an output providing the focused data to a user. Certain embodiments provide a method for electronic patient data aggregation including aggregating data for a patient from a plurality of systems without individual manual login by the user at each of the plurality of systems; filtering the aggregated data based on one or more user-defined criteria entered through a unified interface to provide a filtered subset of the aggregated data; and displaying the aggregated data via the unified interface.08-28-2008
20120109682CLOSED LOOP WORKFLOW - A system includes an orchestrator (05-03-2012
20120109681Method of Increasing Efficiency in a Medical Claim Transaction, and Computer Program Capable of Executing Same - A method of adjudicating a medical claim includes providing a requirements for a first claim and a second claim, receiving a medical claim for a medical procedure, setting a first score for the first claim and a second score for the second claim to an initial value, comparing components of the medical claim to the requirements of the first and second claims, changing the first and second scores for each one of the components that match one of the requirements and for each one of the requirements that is missing from the components, and selecting the first or second claim based upon predetermined criteria applied to their respective scores to determine either a monetary value of the medical procedure for a medical service provider associated with the medical procedure or a monetary value of medical coverage for a patient associated with the medical procedure.05-03-2012
20120109680METHOD FOR ENSURING ACCURACY OF HEALTHCARE PATIENT DATA DURING PATIENT REGISTRATION PROCESS - A method of ensuring accuracy of healthcare patient data entered into a primary computer system by a user during patient registration. Healthcare patient data for a patient entered into the primary computer system is electronically received. The received healthcare patient data is analyzed using a secondary computer processor programmed to identify data entry errors including discrepancies and omissions. The identified errors are automatically presented to the user by the programmed secondary computer processor following analysis of the healthcare patient data. The identified errors are placed into a work list by the programmed secondary computer processor to enable the user to enter corrections for the identified errors into the primary computer system within a designated time-frame.05-03-2012
20120109679CONSUMER PORTAL FOR HEALTHCARE APPOINTMENTS ACROSS PRACTICE GROUPS - Systems and methods for aggregating available healthcare appointment times across multiple unaffiliated practitioner groups, including search and display algorithms. A centralized marketplace is provided for real time booking of healthcare appointments which does not require the patient to have a preexisting relationship with the practitioner. The aggregated booking system enhances the number of available near term and conveniently located appointment options while the search and display algorithms reduce the complexity of the patient and practitioner information required to maintain accurate and synchronized database booking records.05-03-2012
20120109678DEVICE AND METHOD FOR COMPARING MOLECULAR SIGNATURES05-03-2012
20120109677BLOOD BANK MANAGEMENT AND RAPID BLOOD TYPE DETERMINATION SYSTEM - Disclosed herein is a method for increasing the efficiency and reducing cost of the blood donation, processing and storage by pre-screening candidate donors for blood type and only collecting blood from donors having a needed blood type. Also disclosed are methods and systems for rapid determination of blood type of a blood donor prior to the initiation of the blood donation process.05-03-2012
20120109676MULTIUSER HEALTH MONITORING USING BIOMETRIC IDENTIFICATION - A device, system and method for multiuser health monitoring includes a computer, a biometric sensor for sensing a unique trait of a user, and at least one measurement device for measuring at least one parameter of the user's health. The computer is configured to receive biometric information relating to the user from the biometric sensor and health information relating to the user from the at least one measurement device, and to associate the received biometric information with the received health information. The associated biometric information and health information is transmitted to a health monitoring data center.05-03-2012
20120109675SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING A PROSPECTIVE CLINICAL THERAPY FOR A PROSPECTIVE PATIENT HAVING A MEDICAL DEVICE - System and method for identifying a prospective clinical therapy for a prospective patient. The patient has a medical device, performed with a medical apparatus. The system has a historical database and an analyzer. The historical database incorporates information relating to a multiplicity of patients, each of the multiplicity of patients having a medical device and each of the multiplicity of patients having undergone a clinical therapy, the information including, for each of the multiplicity of patients, device characteristics of the medical device and an assessment of efficacy of clinical therapy. The analyzer correlates device characteristics of the prospective patient with the device characteristics and the assessment of efficacy of clinical therapy of the multiplicity of patients using the historical database to identify a prospective clinical therapy for the prospective patient associated with the device characteristics in the historical database having a relatively greater efficacy than the clinical therapy.05-03-2012
20120035951VERIFICATION THAT A PATIENT WITH AN IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL SYSTEM CAN UNDERGO A MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING SCAN - Verification that an implantable medical system within a patient is MRI safe is provided. Several verifications may be performed such as verifying that the device and leads are of an MRI safe type, that the leads have adequate electrical integrity, that the device has entered an MRI safe mode, that the lead routing and device placement are MRI safe, and that the MRI settings of the MRI machine are safe for the implantable medical system. The result of these verifications may lead to a conclusion that the implantable medical system of interest is or is not MRI safe for a given MRI scan. An indication of this result may be output such as via a display so that an MRI technician can have some assurance as to whether to conduct the MRI scan.02-09-2012
20120035948SYSTEM AND METHOD TO MEASURE AND MANAGE URGENT CARE REQUESTS - An innovative tracking software system provides independent proof of primary-care physician (PCP) efforts to improve urgent access to care and coordination of care. PCPs are provided with tools and financial incentives to better manage urgent care requests and thereby provide better service while reducing avoidable hospital utilization (ER and re-admissions) and costs. In particular, independent and accurate measurements of provider performance enable the payment of financial incentives to PCPs.02-09-2012
20110173023Method and System for Managing Organ Transplant Transporation - The various embodiment methods and systems manage the transportation of high priority medical materials, such as harvested organs from the donor to the recipient, so as to ensure a secure, continuous and monitored transport of such materials. The management systems and methods of the various embodiments provide accountability and ensure the integrity of the organs during transportation by planning, managing and monitoring the organ transportation process. A transport device containing an organ in transit may provide status data to a centralized command center, which may in turn update the planned transplant process as necessary and communicate updates with participants. A command center provides overall management, monitoring and reporting of the transportation status to participants via SMS, email or other messages07-14-2011
20100268547Breakaway interfacing of radiological images with work orders - A breakaway interface between radiological information systems, imaging equipment and picture archive and communications systems has automated filtering and handling of multiple study work orders or affiliated work orders, while passing single study work orders through unaltered. The work orders are processed by the breakaway interface to consolidate multiple procedure or multiple study work orders into a single super order, which is then communicated, preferably using DICOM standard protocol, to an imaging machine. The imaging machine returns a single image sequence, and the breakaway interface will then break images away from the single image sequence into a plurality of grouped image sequences. The preferred grouping is based upon anatomical regions, and separate but adjacent anatomical regions will preferably share one or more images at the boundary between the adjacent regions. The exact number of shared images may preferably be preset at the system level. A number of different techniques for analyzing the single image sequence are proposed individually or in combination, including histogram analysis, peak finding techniques, moments of order analysis, evaluating information from one or more previous analyses, and evaluating image sequence series information to distinguish discrete imaging procedures.10-21-2010
20090094052SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY GENERATED CLINICAL FORM ELEMENTS - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method for the dynamic creation of a clinical form. The method comprises acquiring a list of available clinical elements models. In an embodiment, a set of parameters is acquired for each clinical element model. A visual representation associated with each clinical element model based on the set of parameters is acquired. The behavior rules based on the visual representation associated with the clinical element models is acquired. The set of behavior rules is associated with the visual representation of the clinical element models to create a set of clinical form elements. One or more clinical form elements may be added to a form. Such a system and method may allow a user to dynamically create clinical forms.04-09-2009
20090083066Method for routing user service requests from a telemedicine station - A station such as a telemedicine booth may send a request for medical service to a routing agent, which may route the request for medical service to a medical service provider. The routing may be based on one or more routing criteria, such as for example medical parameters of a user collected at the station and sent to the routing agent, location of a user, or quality of service indicators.03-26-2009
20090083073Home Healthcare Documentation Clearing House - A system and method for handling communications, including care plan oversight, between medical providers, home healthcare providers and others using a central clearing house to link the respective parties together.03-26-2009
20100292998SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RECOMMENDING RECIPES11-18-2010
20110119084System and Method for Ordering Patient Specific Healthcare Services - A system and method for ordering healthcare services wherein a list of selectable orders for medical services for a given patient is dynamically generated based on medical information of the patient (e.g., the patient's condition or set of conditions) and presented to a user (e.g., a physician). In one aspect, a system for ordering patient specific healthcare services comprises a user interface that enables a user to input a medical condition of a patient and to select desired medical services from a list of orderable medical services presented to the user; a services database comprising a plurality of predetermined medical services that are each associated with a medical condition; and an engine for compiling the list of orderable medical services from one or more predetermined medical services in the services database that are associated with the input medical conditions of the patient. A clinical knowledge model is used by the engine to identify a medical condition that is potentially associated with a known or identified medical condition of the patient, based upon potential etiology, potential complication, clinical associations, or any combination thereof.05-19-2011
20100324926Managing Patient Bed Assignments And Bed Occupancy In A Health Care Facility - An integrated health care delivery network with enabling software and network technology to maximize bed resources, manage varying census levels, and avoid patient diversions through real-time monitoring, automation and communication, is disclosed. Preferably, the present invention is embodied in a bed management system that interfaces with and complements existing Admission/Discharge/Transfer (ADT) systems. The bed management system is an easy-to-use business intelligence application that is designed to allow administrators, clinicians and managers to easily access, analyze and display real-time patient and bed availability information from ancillary information systems, databases and spreadsheets. It enables users to see trends and relationships in hospital (bed) management data directly from their desktop personal computers.12-23-2010
20100088108PHARMACEUTICAL RELATIONAL DATABASE - Apparatus and methods for providing a pharmaceutical relational database are provided. A computer readable medium comprising a database according to the invention may include a first set of data relating to pharmacy eligibility for a medication. The database may also include a second set of data relating to health plan support for the medication, a third set of data relating to patient medication history; and a fourth set of data relating to special offers provided by a pharmaceutical company for the medication.04-08-2010
20100088107PROVIDING CUSTOMIZED MEDICAL INFORMATION - Techniques for providing temporally-based information to a medical practitioner are provided. The techniques include obtaining temporally-based information, wherein the information comprises medical information derived from the medical practitioner and one or more other medical practitioners, customizing the information for the medical practitioner, wherein customizing the information comprises using one or more diagnoses from the medical practitioner and one or more diagnoses from the one or more other medical practitioners made during a selected temporal period, and providing the information to the medical practitioner. Techniques are also provided for providing temporally-based medical information to an individual.04-08-2010
20100088113MEDICAL INFORMATION CONTROLLER AND MEDICAL IMAGE SYSTEM - A medical information controller and a medical image system which make it possible to refer an image as desired from an electronic medical chart terminal (04-08-2010
20100088112LIFE INSURANCE FUNDED HEROIC MEDICAL EFFORTS TRUST FEATURE - Provided herein are processes, including a computer implemented process, and an apparatus for making financial resources available for the treatment, medication, and other life extending expenses of life-expectancy reducing situations through life insurance policies. Also provided herein is medical network to provide up to date, accurate, and credible data related to life-expectancy reducing situations when time is of the essence.04-08-2010
20100023346ENDPOINT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS - A system for developing and producing clinical endpoints based on patient reported outcome data utilizing algorithms to generate decision rules to evaluate patient reported outcome type questionnaire is provided. The questionnaires can include health-related quality of life questionnaires and can predict the reliability of endpoints in supporting one or more medical labeling claims.01-28-2010
20090063187Medical data transport over wireless life critical network employing dynamic communication link mapping - A portable source medical device determines communication links of a network presently available to effect communications with a target component when the source medical device is at each of a multiplicity of geographical locations. A profile is generated comprising information about each available communication link and attributes associated with each available communication link for each geographical location. When the source medical device is at a particular geographical location, a profile associated with the particular geographical location is accessed and a network connection is established between the source medical device and the target component using a communication link associated with the particular profile. Medical information is transferred between the source medical device and the target component via the communication link associated with the particular profile.03-05-2009
20130096942Discharge Decision Support System for Post Acute Care Referral - A system and method of recommending post-acute care services to a patient is described. The system and method include the steps of providing a plurality of questions relating to a patient, where each question has at least two selectable answers, and wherein each selectable answer has associated therewith a corresponding score, receiving one of the selectable answers for each of the plurality of questions, calculating a total score corresponding to the sum score of each of the answers selected, and generating a post-acute care referral if the total score meets a predetermined threshold value.04-18-2013
20100100392Methods of Assessing Risk Based on Medical Data and Uses Thereof - Methods of assessing risk based on medical data are disclosed herein. In an embodiment, a method of assessing risk associated with medical data includes creating a dataset representing a plurality of patients, the dataset comprising (x,y) pairs for each patient, wherein x represents the medical data collected at a first time, and wherein y is an outcome measurement collected at a second time; binning the (x,y) pairs to form a plurality of binned data sets; computing an average value for x and an average value for y for each binned data set; determining a minimum average value of y based on all of the average values of y; subtracting the minimum average value of y from each average value of y to get a new average value of y for each binned data set; and deriving a function for assessing risk associated with the medical data.04-22-2010
20090204425COMPUTERIZED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING AN IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE IN A HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENT - A computerized method and system for generation an immunization schedule for a person in healthcare environment is provided. The system receives a request for an immunization schedule for a person and obtains information from an electronic medical record of the person stored within a comprehensive healthcare system. The system obtains one or more immunization schedules and utilizes the information from the electronic medical record of the person and the immunization schedule to generate a customized immunization schedule for the person. In another embodiment, the system receives immunization information for a person and stores the immunization information in the electronic medical record of the person within a comprehensive healthcare system.08-13-2009
20090089083SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING HEALTH CARE COMPLEXITY VIA AN INTERACTIVE HEALTH MAP INTERFACE - To empower a member to make informed health care decisions, a health care organization (HCO) graphically presents the member with a manageable closed universe of health care information via an online interactive visual interface. The online interactive interface comprises a custom category node display of member health care data based on analyzing the member profile in light of the overall health care data taxonomy built by the HCO. Upon identifying the subset of relevant health care data categories, HCO initiates the display of the identified categories by way of a dynamically linked category node interface. To enhance the member's understanding of the relationships between the category nodes, the HCO preferably employs a ring node topology by displaying the online interface as a closed network or map, such as by locating each category node along one or more closed, loop-shaped wireframes, which connect the interrelated categories.04-02-2009
20090089087Method for Developing and Marketing a Post Operative Home Recovery Kit for Use by a Patient After Discharge From a Hospital and for Recuperation At Home - A surgical recovery kit, which contain various medical and related articles, which are specifically “tuned” to be used by individuals who are planning to undergo specific medical procedures. The kits are intended to be used by convalescent patients who are re-covering at home.04-02-2009
20090164244PRESCRIPTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - An imaging and workflow method, system, computer readable medium and user interface for processing information efficiently for the processing of medical prescription orders. The system includes support for document scanning, automated rules-based order processing, statistical reporting, document generation and document storage and retrieval. The present invention takes advantage of imaging technology to assist the user in scanning information into the system and software modules to improve the processing of orders. The present invention also includes database tables that identify to application processing logic the types and sequences of actions to be implemented for orders.06-25-2009
20090144079Patient identification mechanism in a telemonitoring system - A method and a system for obtaining measurement data collected from an object by means of a medical measurement device from a plurality of medical measurement devices. The medical measurement device is personalized by transmitting personalization information to the medical measurement device, the personalization information being related to the object from which the measurement data is to be collected.06-04-2009
20120296661SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING HEALTH CARE BILLING AND PAYMENT - Systems and methods for managing health care billing and payment are disclosed. According to an aspect, a method includes defining a health care billing and payment plan for one or more employees and a health care provider. The employees may be employed by the same corporation. The method also includes providing identification cards to the employees. Further, the method includes using one of the cards to transact with the health care provider for health care service provided to one of the employees. The method also includes conducting a payment transaction between the corporation and the health care provider such that the corporation pays for the health care service in accordance with the health care billing and payment plan.11-22-2012
20090281830COLLABORATION MARKETPLACE PLATFORM SYSTEM FOR RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC CONDITIONS - An integrated collaborative platform which allows for data sharing, data analysis, knowledge creation and sharing, problem solving, trading, and accelerated scientific discovery by collaborating teams which may be formed on an ad-hoc basis among users of the system is disclosed. The platform is designed to accelerate research and improve clinical care of chronic conditions. It provides a central place to facilitate interactions between the many different groups that participate in these activities. The central features of the system can be tailored to best suit each chronic condition.11-12-2009
20090281823SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPERSING MEDICATIONS USING A SINGLE POINT REPLENISHMENT - A computer system and methods manages the dispersal and replenishment of medications. Participating pharmacies are associated with a code that corresponds to medication units dispersed by the pharmacies. The amount of medication units corresponding to the code and dispersed by the pharmacies is tracked. When the amount of dispersed medication units reaches a replenishment threshold, replacement medication units are ordered.11-12-2009
20080319793Method and commuication system for supporting the adherence to the study protocol of a clinical study - In at least one embodiment of a method for supporting a person involved in a clinical study in the adherence to a study protocol, an automatic communication system is disclosed which collects data correlated with the performance of the study in at least approximately real time from a data processing system concerned with the study, determines, by use of the data, a first future time for a study action to be performed according to the study protocol, and, by use of a planning criterion, a second future time which is before the first one. In at least one embodiment, the communication system, at the second time, sends a message concerning the study action to the person. A corresponding communication system contains, in at least one embodiment, an interface for collecting the data, a control and evaluating unit for determining the first and second time, and a communication interface for sending the message.12-25-2008
20090089093SYSTEM AND METHOD TO MANAGE DELIVERY OF HEALTHCARE TO A PATIENT - A system and method to manage delivery of healthcare via a plurality of resources to a patient is provided. The system and method track and output a signal representative of a location of at least one of a series of resources relative to a control volume associated with the patient, acquire at least one signal representative of detecting ingress or egress of at least one of the plurality of resources relative to the control volume; and output a first signal representative of one of a series of milestones as defined in a predetermined protocol in response to detecting ingress or egress of at least one of the resources relative to the control volume.04-02-2009
20090089090Tracking the availability of service providers across multiple platforms - Amongst other things, the availability of service providers is tracked across one or more service provider networks. A status change of the service provider is identified on one or more of the service provider networks and the other service provider networks associated with the service provider is sent data indicating the changed status of the service provider.04-02-2009
20090089089APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING GERIATRIC CARE MANAGEMENT SERVICE - A method and apparatus provide geriatric care management service. The apparatus comprises a plurality of sensors, which generate sensor signals for informing daily behavior or health of an aged person, a signal processor, which analyzes the sensor signals to generate daily behavior information, an emergency situation manager, which informs a care giver that an emergency situation occurs and generates emergency situation occurrence information, an abnormal symptom manager, which analyzes the daily behavior information to informs the care giver whether or not the abnormal symptom occurs and generates abnormal symptom occurrence information, and a care information manager, which summarizes the daily behavior information, the emergency situation occurrence information, and the abnormal symptom occurrence information and generates care information.04-02-2009
20090089080DYNAMIC STAFFING CONTROL NOTIFICATION METHOD - A process for dynamically controlling the scheduled staff in a department of a medical care facility wherein an initial workload requirement and staffing level requirement are calculated based upon either required patient care or scheduled medical procedures. Staff is scheduled to meet this calculated staffing level requirement. At some later time an updated workload requirement and updated staffing level requirement are calculated based upon changes in required patient care or scheduled medical procedures. The updated requirements are compared to the scheduled medical staff. Management is notified of a variance between the updated workload requirement and the assigned medical staff that exceeds a predefined threshold.04-02-2009
20090089082GET PREP QUESTIONS TO ASK DOCTOR - The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates dynamically providing a question to ask a medical professional during an appointment. An interface can receive a portion of medical data. A counselor component can generate a question based on the portion of medical data, wherein the question is generated to elicit an answer from a medical professional during an appointment. Moreover, the counselor component can dynamically generate a second question directed toward the medical professional based upon at least one of the answer or a value of information (VOI) computation.04-02-2009
20090089092SYSTEM AND METHOD TO SCHEDULE RESOURCES IN DELIVERY OF HEALTHCARE TO A PATIENT - A method to schedule resources in delivery of healthcare to a series of patients is provided. The method comprises the steps of identifying an availability of the series of resources to deliver the healthcare to each patient; calculating a predicted duration to deliver the healthcare to each patient; calculating a schedule including a block of time dependent on the predicted duration for each resource to deliver healthcare to the patient, the block of time including a start time and an end time; calculating a confidence level in the schedule, the confidence level including a probability that one or more of the resources will not be available for the block of time of the schedule or calculating a likelihood that one or more resources will be available for the block of time in the schedule; and outputting the schedule and the confidence level in the schedule for display.04-02-2009
20090089091EXAMINATION SUPPORT APPARATUS, METHOD AND SYSTEM - A medical image to be examined is displayed on a monitor of an examination support apparatus, and a doctor input a result of examination or image-interpretation through an operating section. A time measuring device measures a time taken for the doctor to complete the image-interpretation, and the measured time is compared with a standard interpretation time that is previously estimated according to the doctor and the kind of the examination. If the measured time is too short, an error alert is displayed, so that the doctor may reinterprets the displayed image. If the measured time is too long, the examination support apparatus judges it necessary to reexamine or reinterpret the image, and reports the need for reinterpretation along with the result of the image-interpretation.04-02-2009
20090089088Consolidation of Consumer Interactions within a Medical Brokerage System - In general in one aspect, agenda items are generated based on a consumer's one or more interactions with a system. The agenda items are consolidated into an agenda, a graphical user interface is produced that when rendered on a display displays the agenda, and a request from the consumer to interact with one or more of the agenda items is received.04-02-2009
20090089086ENHANCING REMOTE ENGAGEMENTS - An engagement is brokered between a consumer and a medical service provider; electronic text of a real-time, text-based communication between the medical service provider and the consumer is monitored during the engagement; the electronic text is analyzed for a triggering event related to at least one of medical diagnosis and medical treatment; the triggering event is detected in the electronic text; and medical information is provided to the medical service provider via a user interface in response to the triggering event.04-02-2009
20090089084Auctioning Provider Prices - A computer-implemented method includes receiving, at a computer-based system for connecting consumers with providers in real time over the Internet, requested compensation amounts from a plurality of providers. The method also includes displaying a price associated with consulting with a particular provider to a consumer on a user interface, the price being based at least in part on the requested compensation amount received from the provider.04-02-2009
20100280841Adjudication of Arrhythmia Episode Data Systems and Methods - A system and method for automatically adjudicating arrhythmia episode information is described, and includes an episode database having episode data regarding a plurality of different arrhythmia episodes and an adjudication processor configured to output characterization data characterizing the input episode data. The characterization data includes an arrhythmia classification. The system further includes an episode processor configured to process the characterization data and episode data, provide at least one report on the characterization data related to a plurality of the different arrhythmia episodes, and provide at least one programming recommendation or at least one alert.11-04-2010
20100280837System and method for tracking and controlling infections - The present invention is a system and method for performing real-time infection control over a computer network. The method comprises obtaining a sample of a microorganism at a health care facility, sequencing a first region of a nucleic acid from the microorganism sample, comparing the first sequenced region with historical sequence data stored in a database, determining a measure of phylogenetic relatedness between the microorganism sample and historical samples stored in the database, and providing infection control information based on the phylogenetic relatedness determination to the health care facility, thereby allowing the health care facility to use the infection control information to control or prevent the spread of an infection.11-04-2010
20090292555SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING ON-CALL DATA FOR HEALTH CARE LOCATIONS AND PHYSICIANS - A system which contains real-time specialist on-call data is disclosed. The system allows for the input and searching of specialist on-call data for various health care locations. The system is configured to allow a patient in need of the medical care of a specialist not currently available at the patient's location to search for the nearest health care location(s) with a physician of the desired specialization presently or soon to be on call. Methods of the same are also disclosed.11-26-2009
20090292551System and Method for Mapping Structural and Functional Deviations in an Anatomical Region - A data processing technique is provided. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes accessing individual patient deviation maps indicative of a structural difference and a functional difference, respectively, of at least one anatomical region of a patient with respect to standardized reference image data. The method may also include generating a composite patient deviation map indicative of both the structural difference and the functional difference based on at least the individual patient deviation maps, and outputting the composite patient deviation map. Additional methods, systems, and manufactures are also disclosed.11-26-2009
20080208619System and method for evaluating healthcare information technology - A method for evaluating a healthcare information system includes first determining a first specification for the healthcare information system. The first specifications may include healthcare profile data for specifying a profile of a healthcare provider, technology profile data for specifying a profile of technology resources, and performance data for measuring the benefits associated with performance indicators of the healthcare information system. Then, an evaluation is determined from the first specification, which may include system performance values. Additionally, characteristic values for performance indicators may be presented to the user. Next, a second specification is then determined by specifying to the user that at least some values of the first specification may be changed. Then, an evaluation for the healthcare information system is determined for the second specification.08-28-2008
20080208628System and Method for Targeted Healthcare Messaging - A system and method for targeted healthcare messaging is provided. The system includes a central targeted messaging server for receiving targeted advertisements or messages, such as information about one or more clinical trials, from a plurality of data sources, a notification database for storing the targeted messages and associated, pre-defined criteria, and a web server which can communicate with a plurality of message requesters to receive requests for targeted messages and to convey same to the plurality of message requesters. A customized web site could be provided for allowing vendors (e.g., pharmaceutical companies, etc.) to upload targeted message text files and/or voice files to the system of the present invention. In response to prescription-related activity, requests for targeted messages are transmitted by the plurality of message requesters to the system of the present invention. The targeted messaging server queries the notification database to identify a matching targeted message, and responds with the location of a matching targeted message text and/or voice file. The matching targeted message can then be transmitted and conveyed to the recipient.08-28-2008
20080208620INFORMATION ACCESS TO SELF-DESCRIBING DATA FRAMEWORK - An overall health strategy system that can change consumer behavior by providing an integrated data platform together with individualized third-party services which leverage the data to supply health-related advice, care and products is provided. An interconnected health-related data network can be leveraged in order to proactively (or retroactively) analyze and share data associated to health of a defined population, race, region, age group, etc. Data can be mined in order to identify consistencies, patterns, trends, etc. which can then be used to establish health-related advice, care, warnings, treatments, product suggestions, product research, target advertising or the like.08-28-2008
20080208622METHOD OF DELIVERY OF CARE FOR ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES - The present invention relates to methods and tools for the delivery and administration of care to residents of an assisted living facility. The health of elderly residents almost always declines after moving to an assisted living facility, and up until now, a high level of medical care and the integration of care with multiple caregivers was not provided to the residents. Care administered according to the method of the invention is cohesive and comprehensive, and includes a high level of medical care for acutely ill residents. In one aspect of the invention, the method defines components for the delivery of care and their organization. In another aspect of the invention, the method and its related protocols and procedures is implemented in a kit for dissemination to all facilities offering residential care or assisted living services to achieve efficient delivery and administration of care to residents. In yet another aspect of the invention the method is integrated into a system capable of adoption by residential care or assisted living facilities to achieve streamlined, efficient delivery of care to its residents.08-28-2008
20110173026Medication Therapy Review Methods - A method for population and patient-specific medication therapy review using a computer particularly adapted for a medication therapy management or health care delivery organization is provided, wherein the method includes at least the steps of: collecting patient claims data; reviewing the patient claims data for accuracy and data integrity; identifying particular characteristics sought within the patient claims data; organizing and structuring the patient claims data; establishing a set of clinical rules; transforming the set of clinical rules established into a computer language, and entering the transformed clinical rules into an electronic database; and analyzing the patient claims data by applying the clinical rules using a computer particularly adapted for a medication therapy management or health care delivery organization, thereby producing an analytical result. In further embodiments, the analytic results are used to evaluate the need for patient-level medication therapy review and, optionally, to actually conduct a patient-level medication therapy review based on the review of the analytic results.07-14-2011
20110173025Medication Risk Assessment System - A medication risk assessment method implemented using a computer particularly adapted for a health care management or delivery organization is provided, wherein the method includes at least the steps of: providing a medication risk assessment tool to a client, wherein the medication risk assessment tool includes a questionnaire, and wherein the client maintains a relationship with a population of individuals; administering the questionnaire to the population of individuals, thereby generating questionnaire data; obtaining prescription claims data from the population of individuals; combining the questionnaire data and the prescription claims data in an electronic database, thereby generating population data; analyzing the population data according to a set of rules; ranking the analyzed data according to risk; and generating at least one report based on the ranked data.07-14-2011
20090276243Healthcare Notification Method And System Including A Healthcare Website - Methods and apparatus enabling organizations with a need to communicate with healthcare providers regarding health-related issues affecting patient health to notify healthcare providers of a health-related issue affecting patient health are disclosed. An electronic notification of the health-related issue is transmitted by one of the organizations to a healthcare notification network, which may include a healthcare website, for transmission to a healthcare provider, where the electronic notification includes a mechanism for obtaining an acknowledgement indicating that the healthcare provider has received and opened the electronic notification. Healthcare related information, such as drug recalls and medication warnings to healthcare providers from content providers, along with other services, is provided at the healthcare website. Healthcare related information may also be provided through other websites, such as electronic prescription and electronic medical/health records websites. Other services include providing corresponding Continuing Medical Education (“CME”) courses that may enable healthcare providers to earn CME credits toward a Maintenance of Certification (MOC) required by Medical Boards. MOCs for corresponding healthcare providers along with certificates to prescribe particular medications and/or use particular medical devices may be also stored at the healthcare website and verified by third parties, such as pharmacists and medical device manufacturers, before delivery.11-05-2009
20090276237Method and arrangement for monitoring health data - The invention relates to a method and a system for monitoring health data. The invention relates specifically to data monitoring included in an enquiry presented to a patient. In accordance with the invention, an impulse is sent from the server to the terminal of a person living at a distance in order to present an electronic enquiry in the terminal for the person living at a distance to fill in at least partly and/or for the terminal to fill in at least partly. While filling in the enquiry, the terminal reads the person's health data measured by at least one measuring instrument for measuring the person's health data and encloses the read data in electronic form with the answer. In accordance with the invention, the health-measuring instrument is selected in the terminal on the basis of the electronic enquiry.11-05-2009
20110173027HEALTH-RISK METRIC DETERMINATION AND/OR PRESENTATION - A synthesizer that determines health-risk metrics includes a metric determiner that generates a first health-risk metric based on health related information, wherein the first health-risk metric indicates a first health state of a first local region of interest of a subject.07-14-2011
20110173022Systems and Methods for Electronic Health Management - The present invention provides systems and methods for managing patient healthcare from a variety of goal-oriented perspectives. Patients are enabled not only to store and maintain their complete medical, dental or other health records, but also to utilize the data of other patients to maximize the benefit and efficiency of a patient's overall healthcare. The present invention comprises a set of software tools that can be used by a consumer (patient or individual) to take charge of his or her own medical or health care. Systems and methods of the present invention enable a patient(s) to store, research and track healthcare provider information maintained in a dynamic healthcare database. Software tools encompassed within the scope of the present invention allow patients to access, analyze, and utilize stored medical provider data to manage their medical or health care in an unique, personalized and efficient manner that affords the greatest possible benefit to an individual or a patient.07-14-2011
20110173021AUTOMATED METHOD OF DISPLAYING AND UPDATING THE STATUS OF CLINICAL RESEARCH SITES IN A CLINICAL TRIAL TO IDENTIFY READINESS OF SITES TO ACCEPT PATIENTS - An automated process generates a displayable report of the status of clinical research sites in a clinical trial to identify readiness of sites to accept patients. The clinical trial has a plurality of sites in multiple countries which accept patients. A plurality of electronically tracked site-based milestones and separate country-based milestones are provided for the clinical trial. Each site is associated with a country. The status of the site-based milestones and country-based milestones are electronically tracked in a database. The site-based milestones and the country-based milestones are tracked separately from each other. A displayable report of the status of the electronically tracked site-based milestones and country-based milestones is automatically generated in a processor. The report separately identifies the status of the site-based milestones and the country-based milestones. Also, each site-based milestone is categorized into one of the plurality of milestone groups, and the report shows the status of the site-based milestone groups.07-14-2011
20110173020Safeguard System in the Prescription and Dispensing of Drugs - The world was shocked at the untimely death of Michael Jackson, a Rock and Roll Legend in the World of Music. This demonstrates how easy access to habit forming drugs and celebrity status contributed to his sudden death. A prescription is used to administer a prescription drug to a patient. This printed prescription is encrypted with a cipher glyph that has the patient's name, drug prescribed, dosage and doctor's name and registration number graphically hidden in the prescription itself. The prescription when presented to the pharmacy for dispensing is inserted into a machine which verifies and authenticates the prescription and other embedded information. The encrypted information is sent to a central server database to log and record the data.07-14-2011
20110173018SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USE OF PREDICTION MARKET DATA TO GENERATE REAL-TIME PREDICTIVE HEALTHCARE MODELS - In a computer-implemented system and method for generating a real-time predictive healthcare model that can predict future costs or health-related behaviors associated with a population of interest, historical healthcare data associated with the population members is used to generate an actuarial predictive model for the population. The actuarial predictive model enables identification of precursors for the population members, such as potential actions that can be taken by the population members to improve their future health and/or reduce future healthcare costs. The precursors are used to design one or more prediction markets and generate prediction market results based upon the market participants' responses. The prediction markets results, along with the actuarial predictive model, are used to generate a real-time predictive model. Later-received actuarial data associated with the population may be used to verify the accuracy of the prediction market results and update the real-time and actuarial predictive models.07-14-2011
20090281827Integrated payment system and method of using same - An integrated payment system directed to the care of a subject and method of same is described herein. This system and method includes a care planner for accurately approximating the costs for the subject during the course of care, an insurance verifier and estimator that identifies the portion of the costs for the subject that is covered by the subjects insurance, wherein the approximated costs less the covered insurance leaves a subject payment, a discount planner that evaluates the application of at least one discount to the subject payment, and a payment planner that enables a payment arrangement for the subject for the subject payment less any applied discounts. Increased functionality of the payment system is achieved using automated integration of the care planner, the insurance verifier and estimator, the discount planner and the payment planner and providing the ability communicating in and among at least two of the care planner, the insurance verifier and estimator, the discount planner and the payment planner.11-12-2009
20090281824SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPERSING MEDICATIONS USING A SINGLE POINT PURCHASE - A computer system and method manages the dispersal and replenishment of medications. Participating health care providers are associated with a code that corresponds to medication units dispersed by a pharmacy. The amount of medication units corresponding to the code and dispersed to patients of the health care providers is tracked. When the amount of dispersed medication units reaches a replenishment threshold, replacement medication units are ordered.11-12-2009
20090281825AUTOMATED PATIENT FLOW MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A patient flow management system includes a means for identifying a patient as the patient approaches an examination area. When the patient is identified, a patient encounter screen, which provides both patient data and medical procedure data, is provided in the examination area, thereby decreasing the need for paper charts and increasing the efficiency of the facility. The system can also include a timer for determining an amount of time that a patient has been left in an examination room, and kiosks for checking into an appointment and providing identifying tokens to the patient.11-12-2009
20090281822System and Method to Automate Service Delivery to Medical Equipment - A system and method to manage service delivery to a customer is provided. In one embodiment, a system may include a computing device that, in turn, includes a memory having a plurality of routines stored therein and a processor configured to execute the plurality of routines. The plurality of routines of one embodiment may include a response engine configured to receive an indication of an event with respect to a medical resource and to receive a plurality of region-specific parameter sets including a parameter set associated with a geographic region in which the medical resource is located. Additionally, the response engine may be configured to generate an output including a recommended action based at least in part on the event and the parameter set associated with the geographic region such that the recommended action is customized for the geographic region in which the medical resource is located.11-12-2009
20080281634MEDICAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT APPARATUS - A medical information management apparatus is provided which enables the person in charge of the medical services to easily keep track of the amount of services. In a medical information management apparatus according to the present invention, a task information storing unit stores the information indicating the completion of task execution or the progress of task to be executed for the task generated in a plurality of the medical services. A task number counting unit counts for each medical service the number of the tasks to be executed, and a display control unit displays for the respective medical service the number of the counted tasks on a display apparatus.11-13-2008
20090287500DISTRIBUTED INTEGRATED IMAGE DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A system and method for increasing integration within and between medical sites with medical information systems, optionally using a single device which is suitable for multiple sites. In some embodiments, the device forms a network where devices can exchange data across networks. In some embodiments, the device provides and supports upgrading of hospital capability.11-19-2009
20090292554METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT OF CLINICAL TRIALS - A tool for planning and management of clinical trials. The tool computes a patient enrollment timeline in a clinical trial using multiple factors that bear on the rate of patient enrollment. The factors may be site-dependent factors or may be country-dependent factors. When these factors are applied, different sites may have different rates of enrollment in the same interval. Further, the factors may be time dependent such that even the same sites may have different enrollment rates in different intervals. Once the timeline is created, the tool may use it to calculate a schedule of monitor visits, project trial completion or otherwise generate output used in management of the clinical trial.11-26-2009
20090292556METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISTRIBUTING PATIENT REFERRALS - Practitioners are certified to perform a medical procedure, such as an orthodontic procedure. Certified practitioners are maintained in a referral directory and classified within tiers based on criteria such as the number of procedures that they have performed. Inquiries are solicited from prospective patients, and referral lists are provided to those patients who request them. The referral lists are obtained from the referral directory with doctors from higher tiers who have performed more procedures receiving preferential inclusion on the referral lists.11-26-2009
20100138234DEVICE FOR CONDITIONING A MEDICAL APPARATUS OF THE PROBE TYPE - The invention relates to a device defining an inner housing (06-03-2010
20090070141Method and System for Defining, Configuring, Deploying, Delivering, and Monitoring Health Improvement Programs - A method and system for defining, configuring, deploying, delivering, and monitoring health improvement programs are described. According to one embodiment, a method, comprises defining health improvement program components. The health improvement program components are assembled into a plurality of configured health improvement program templates. One or more program templates of the plurality of configured health improvement program templates are configured to meet the requirements of a given population. The one or more health improvement program templates are deployed to a plurality of program participants within the population. a personalized health improvement program is delivered for each participant of the plurality of program participants within the population. Participant progress is monitored.03-12-2009
20120296660Method of Limiting Health Care Costs - A method for limiting health care costs is provided. Patient data may be gathered to form a medical metric. The metric may be used to limit a patient's health care so that health care costs do not exceed an allowable threshold. The health care metric may contain limitations based on costs, availability of health care resources, or patient history. The method may also be used to limit anticipated health care costs by first predicting a patient's health care requirements, then controlling the amount or level of the health care used to meet those requirements.11-22-2012
20110270627CREDENTIALER/MEDICAL MALPRACTICE INSURANCE COLLABORATION - An inventive process is disclosed for linking a medical malpractice insurance application with a credentialing questionnaire. The insurance information is automatically transferred from the insurance application to a credentialing questionnaire, and this information is then used to generate a credentialing application.11-03-2011
20110270626SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CARDIOVASCULAR TESTING - A system for testing and diagnosis of a medical condition includes a test device located at a test location and configured to perform a medical testing protocol for generating test data, and a recipient computer for receiving the patient data from the test device. The test device includes a computer and memory module for storing a patient record containing test data and a communications module for sending the patient record to a medical specialist. The test data comprises vascular test data. The recipient computer displays the test data to the medical specialist at a diagnosis center located remote from the test location. The recipient computer includes an input device configured to enter input indicative of a diagnosis by the medical specialist as a function of medical analysis of the test data. The input indicative of the diagnosis includes an electronic signature executed by the medical specialist.11-03-2011
20110270624Methods and Apparatus of an Outpatient Care System - The outpatient care system comprises: outpatient medication is tagged by barcode or RFID, a reader consists of a scanning module and a wireless module, a server records medication instructions and compliances for outpatient. The system set-up comprises: doctor writes prescription to an outpatient, the outpatient presents the prescription to a pharmacy, a pharmacist prepares and tags the medication, and enter associated instructions into the server. The system operation comprises: the outpatient uses the reader to scan tagged medication when taking the medication, the reader sends scanned results to the server, the server performs compliance checking and issues a compliance report to the reader.11-03-2011
20110270621PATIENT-RELATED DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD WITHIN THE SCOPE OF AN EVALUATION OPERATION - Patient-related data management method within the scope of an evaluation operation conducted in at least one treatment centre (11-03-2011
20130218589DYNAMIC CUSTOMIZABLE PERSONALIZED LABEL - A viewable Dynamic Customizable Personalized Label that may be directly affixable to a product or which may be integrated with the product itself or which may be separately viewable as a non-affixable but independent visual label. A set of personalized information specific to an end user associated with the labeled product is stored, particularly at the point-of-purchase or point of use so the end user can determine whether or not they are qualified to use or purchase the product based on the information provided on the label.08-22-2013
20130218587Coverage Discovery - Automated, intelligent coverage discovery is provided. A request to find hidden or additional coverage for a self-pay, government-funded payer, and commercial payer accounts may be received. Rules defining certain search criteria and actionable information, such as demographic and payer data manipulations to find coverage data, may be executed. Requests for eligibility verification may be sent to one or more payers. Responses may be received and analyzed to determine if a subsequent search for coverage data may need to be performed. Results data may be sent to the requesting party. Coverage data for accounts that may have been destined for write-offs or inappropriately classified as qualifying for charity or financial aid may be discovered. The accounts for which coverage data is found may then be submitted for payment by one or more payers.08-22-2013
20110208538ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT FOR AUTOMATICALLY DETERMINING A DOSAGE FOR A TREATMENT - An electronic document suitable for allowing the real-time diagnostics of various genotype-related treatments while allowing for the changing of demographic data such as a person's age, weight, etc. Various embodiments and methods of new processes include the assembly and association of genetic material samples, the preparation of microarrays with representative genetic material samples in a pattern best suited for analysis as well as manipulation, and delivery of assimilated and compiled data in the form of an electronic document for determining a dosage for a treatment.08-25-2011
20110208540EXECUTABLE CLINICAL GUIDELINE AND GUIDELINE TOOL - A system and method for receiving an input including a condition corresponding to a patient, retrieving a set of recommendations corresponding to the condition, displaying at least a portion of the set of recommendations to a user, receiving an input that one of the recommendations has been completed and modifying the display of the recommendations based on the input that the one of the recommendations has been completed.08-25-2011
20110208539SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC DETECTION OF A PLURALITY OF SP02 TIME SERIES PATTERN TYPES - The disclosed embodiments relate to a patient monitor for evaluating a patient. The patient monitor may comprise a sensor that is adapted to detect a sound associated with breathing of the patient and to produce a first output indicative of the sound, an oximeter that is adapted to receive an input from the patient and to produce a second output indicative of oxygen saturation of blood of the patient, and a processor adapted to receive at least the first output and the second output and to correlate the first output with the second output.08-25-2011
20110208537INTERACTIVE UNIFIED WORKSTATION FOR BENCHMARKING AND CARE PLANNING - An interactive, unified workstation is described that unifies in a single system multitude of functions pertaining to a practitioners practice that would otherwise require disjointed, more expensive, and less efficient individual workstations dedicated to a specific, limited task or a sub-set of tasks. The invention is directed towards benchmarking for a practitioner's business practice, and for clinical aspects of treatment planning; and integrating overall patient care planning functions. The unified workstation further facilitates access to archived database resources and facilitates both knowledge base services to practitioners and also hybrid treatment planning, wherein different types of appliance systems (fixed, such as brackets and wires, or removable, such as aligning shells) may be used during the course of treatment.08-25-2011
20110208536CLINICAL TEST INFORMATION MANAGING APPARATUS AND NON-TRANSITORY STORAGE MEDIUM - The present invention is a clinical test information managing apparatus including at least one display configured to display cascading tiers of clinical test information, the apparatus further including at least one processor of a computer system and at least one memory that stores programs executable by the at least one processor to: display a first tier of clinical test information including a listing of items which include process stages that show progresses of testing, associated with an indication of presence of samples which are situated at a respective stage; and when receiving a selection by a user among the items, display a second tier of clinical test information including a listing of identifications of samples which are identified by the indication of presence associated with a selected item.08-25-2011
20110208535METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MONITORING THE USE OF SENSITIVE PRODUCTS - Certain embodiments of the invention relate to a method for monitoring the use of sensitive products (08-25-2011
20110208534REAL-TIME DELIVERY OF MEDICAL TEST DATA TO PORTABLE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES - The present invention relates to a system and method for real-time delivery of medical tests and related data from laboratories or similar sources to portable communication devices such as mobile phones, text-enabled pagers and web-enabled personal digital assistance (PDA's) and other WAP devices. The subject system enables physicians to access test results remotely as soon as they become available. Also, the system allows the physician to develop an electronic prescription and submit the electronic prescription to a pharmacy using the portable communications device.08-25-2011
20110208532MANAGING HEALTH DATA FROM WITHIN AND OUTSIDE A UPnP NETWORK - Health data measurement devices may be used in a UPnP home network to obtain health data and have the data stored in personal health records in an application hosting device in the network. Various types of devices may be used to access the data and to render the data on displays in the home network, such as televisions, using UPnP protocols. A health sensor device has an IP-LAN UPnP health service module and a possible a control point. An application hosting device, which stores and manages the health data, has a host UPnP health service module and may also have a control point. A remote device, such as a cell phone, may be used to remotely access health data on the application hosting device. A remote device description is dynamically generated by the hosting device based on a configuration set in a remote access service on the hosting device. The remote device description is generated dynamically (“on the fly”) as the remote device attempts to access data in the UPnP network.08-25-2011
20110208531Medical Office, Particularly for Surgical Eye Treatments - A medical office, particularly for surgical eye treatments, includes at least one medical device which is controlled by a program-controlled computer, with a first plug-in interface for a data storage medium, and a data printing device, which is decoupled electrically and for signalling purposes from the medical device, with a second plug-in interface for the data storage medium. According to the invention, the computer of the medical device is set up to write data into the data storage medium via the first plug-in interface, whereas the data printing device is set up to read and print data stored on the data storage medium. The data storage medium can, for example, be a USB memory stick or another transportable medium, for which, in the data processing industry, standardised plug-in locations are provided. Because no additional galvanic decoupling of the data printing device is necessary, as it would be in the case of direct electrical connection to the medical device, both the device complexity and the cost can be reduced.08-25-2011
20110208530PORTABLE STORAGE MEDIUM FOR MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS - Described herein is a novel method for remote communication between a patient and physician. The described method of communication includes a portable storage medium which includes software and patient data. The software is designed to regularly prompt the patient to answer a series of questions relating to his medical care, then transfers that software to the patient's physician through a network connection. The described method also includes a method to store individual patient data in a manner that it is easily accessible to medical personnel in case of emergency without the need for the patient to provide a name, address, username, or password to the treating personnel.08-25-2011
20100280839Collaboration for Excellence: An Integrated Method for Providing the Best Patient Experience - A system and method to perform the collaboration for excellence integrated method are provided. The computer system comprises at least one controller adapted to perform the collaboration for excellence integrated method for providing the best patient experience. The method further comprises the steps of prioritizing and determining a target entity; establishing a road map with said entity; performing an initial assessment of critical issues; performing a discovery process; designing an action plan; and driving the outcomes and measuring progress. The Nursing Satisfaction with Support Services (NS3) survey is a tool used to perform one of the many analyses that are part of this process.11-04-2010
20120143623RULE BASED DECISION SUPPORT AND PATIENT-SPECIFIC VISUALIZATION SYSTEM FOR OPTIMAL CANCER STAGING - A system including a display and a processor and a corresponding method for identifying a tumor in a patient image, classifying the tumor based on a predetermined classification system and determining a recommendation regarding a lymph node biopsy based on the tumor identified in the patient image, the classification of the tumor and a predetermined rule.06-07-2012
20120143621HEALTH CARE DEVICE, METHOD AND GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE FOR HEALTH CARE - A health care management method and device which display information to identify a first patient, display information on a health state of the first patient based on a bio-information measurement value of the first patient, display a user interface to display information on a health state of a second patient, and display information on a health state of the second patient based on a bio-information measurement value of the second patient.06-07-2012
20120143620METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING A PATIENT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO A PROVIDER - A method and system for determining a patient's responsibility to a provider includes a point of service device and a patient responsibility calculator. The point of service device receives information from the patient upon the patient checking in at the provider's location. Upon check in, the patient responsibility calculator determines substantially in real-time the amount owed by the patient for a service to be rendered prior to the patient receiving the service. The patient responsibility calculator utilizes information regarding the patient's insurance plan from the patient's insurance provider to determine the amount owed by the patient for the services. Once the amount owed by the patient is calculated, the point of service device prompts the patient for payment and processes payment.06-07-2012
20120143618METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF SERVICE AND CARE IN A HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATION - A method for improving the quality of healthcare, efficiency, and patient satisfaction procedures is provided. The method includes conducting at least a first survey of patients regarding care provided before, during, and after a procedure, wherein the survey focuses on benchmarks identified as being relevant to quality of care. The method further includes entering the results of the first survey into a database configured to store the results, reviewing the results of the first survey to determine the quality of care provided during the procedure, identifying incidences of poor quality of care, and comparing the results of the first survey with results of surveys taken from other patients to recognize patterns of poor quality of care. The method further includes addressing the incidences of poor quality of care by developing methods to address the recognized incidences of poor quality of care.06-07-2012
20120143617Systems and Methods for Clinical Trial Documenting Using a Mobile Communications Device - Systems and methods presented herein may involve documenting clinical trials through use of a mobile communications device, such as a camera phone. Using the mobile communications device, the participant may record video of themselves administering a health intervention that is the subject of the clinical trial and/or report serious adverse events that occur. The video clips may be sent to a documentation server for documentation. The documentation server may also route serious adverse event notifications to a plurality of locations, such as the doctor's office, the study center, and/or the pharmaceutical company that developed the health intervention being tested.06-07-2012
20100138235METHOD, SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS FOR CLINICAL TRIAL MANAGEMENT OVER A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - A centralized, online clinical study system configured to coordinate aspects of a clinical study can include a training module configured to evaluate whether users have completed training for selected workflows for the clinical study that are available from the clinical study system, and to provide training to registered users for the selected workflows. The system also can include a financial engine configured to determine when a participating site meets or exceeds a milestone of the clinical study and to initiate a payment to the participating site. Further, the system can include a module configured to receive and verify clinical research data and to designate the verified clinical research data as official source data for the clinical study.06-03-2010
20120296671GUIDELINE-BASED PATIENT DISCHARGE PLANNING - A system and method for guideline-based discharge planning of a patient from a facility, comprising determining via a processor whether a patient meets predetermined discharge criteria from the facility, generating a first signal indicative of the patient's risk of re-admission to the facility, generating a second signal indicative of a plan for providing care for the patient, generating a third signal indicative of a status of the patient for a post-discharge care report, and generating a fourth signal indicative of instructions to discharge the patient from the facility.11-22-2012
20120296670LEARNING TOOL FOR A TARGET GROUP - A learning tool for a target group is disclosed. In the exemplary embodiment the target group includes health care professionals. The tool includes a digital library relevant to the target group. The tool further includes a profiler to generate a professional profile for each health care professional. A clustering module is provided in the tool to assign each health care professional to a learning group based on the professional profile. Further the tool includes a content module to provide an adaptive content from the digital library based on the professional profile and the learning group. The tool also includes a user interface to deliver the adaptive content to each health care professional.11-22-2012
20120296669SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATED MAPPING AND INTEGRATED WORKFLOW OF A CONTROLLED MEDICAL VOCABULARY - Systems, methods, and apparatus provide clinical terminology services including a controlled medical vocabulary supplemented by local clinical content. An example method includes accessing an initial controlled medical vocabulary including at least one external terminology via a vocabulary management server; processing local clinical content including unstructured local clinical content provided via an importer framework; analyzing and extracting the unstructured local clinical content using a text analyzer and extraction tool to generate one or more proposed terms; identifying one or more synonyms for the one or more proposed terms and placing the one or more synonyms into a queue to be added to the controlled medical vocabulary; reviewing the one or more synonyms; and adding one or more synonyms to the controlled medical vocabulary with placement and relationship based on analyzing unstructured local clinical content to automatically map between the at least one external terminology and the local clinical content.11-22-2012
20120296668SYSTEM AND METHODS OF AUTOMATED PATIENT CHECK-IN, SCHEDULING AND PREPAYMENT - A system is provided that receives a first message from a patient device containing patient information comprising at least one of demographic, health insurance, medication, and medical history and requesting an appointment with a first health care provider. If the first message does not designate a provider for the requested appointment, the system lists providers for review and selection. The system determines that the first provider one of designated and selected is a subscriber to automated check-in services provided by the system. The system verifies patient health insurance coverage and determines patient deductible balance and insurer copayment requirement, contacts the first provider, provides the patient information, and requests available appointment dates and times and patient account information. The system sends a second message to the device providing available appointment dates and times and requesting payment for an amount owed and receives appointment selection and payment instructions for the amount owed.11-22-2012
20120296667Connecting Consumers with Service Providers - A set of answers is received to a series of questions sent to a consumer of services, the set of answers to the series of questions is analyzed in a computer to identify types of service providers that can provide services to the consumer based on the received answers, and an agenda is produced, the agenda including the identified types of service providers and topics for the consumer of services to discuss with a service provider of each type, with the topics determined at least in part based on the answers.11-22-2012
20120296664METHOD FOR ORGANIZING CLINICAL TRIAL DATA - A method for creating multiple tagged clinical trial data and a tool therefrom is disclosed. The method comprises receiving clinical trial information from different sources, and removing redundancies from the clinical trial information received from the plurality of sources to form collated clinical trial data. The method further involves baseline tagging of the collated clinical data using non-indication parameters, creating a disease specific list of indication parameters, where indication parameters are classified into at least main indication parameters and sub indication parameters. The method further includes advanced tagging of the collated clinical trial data using indication parameters and creating multiple tagged clinical data using baseline tagging and advanced tagging.11-22-2012
20120296663POINT OF SERVICE TRANSACTION MANAGEMENT FOR SERVICE FACILITIES - The present invention enables the collection by credit/debit card payment of customer co-pay and self-pay charges via an integrated point-of-service transaction management system and method. The system and method of the present invention may assist health care facilities in the collection of co-pay and self-pay charges at the time service is rendered. The present invention can be implemented anywhere cash, checks, credit cards or debit cards are accepted for payment.11-22-2012
20120296662HEALTHCARE AND WELLNESS WEB PLATFORM - A method for a healthcare and wellness web platform includes storing a health information document of a user on a web platform in response to a health information request. The stored health information document is controllable by the user. The method includes representing a plurality of healthcare providers as members of a healthcare team on the web platform. The healthcare team may be specific to the user. The method includes granting access to the health information document to the plurality of members of the healthcare team according to configurable criteria.11-22-2012
20080275729SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POPULATION HEALTH MANAGEMENT - The present invention relates generally to a system and method for population health management, and more particularly, but not exclusively, to a system and method for population health management that analyzes and utilizes, in part, membership information from a healthcare insurer database to assess and address health management needs of its members.11-06-2008
20080275730System and Method of Providing Patient Information - The present invention relates to an ultrasound system. The present invention provides a system of providing patent information in the ultrasound system. The system comprises: a database to store patient information including basic information and additional information of at least one patient; an input unit operable to receive a user input in a syllable unit or a word unit to produce at least one syllable or word; a processor operable to retrieve the basic information matched with the at least one syllable or word from the database and form a candidate list of the basic information based on the retrieved basic information; and a display unit operable to display the candidate list of the basic information.11-06-2008
20080275728Method for Personalized Diet Design for Females of Asian Origin - The present invention provides methods for personalized diet design for females of Asian origin, wherein females who are homozygous for the PLIN 11482A are advised to avoid diets high in fat and low in carbohydrates, to avoid or manage metabolic syndrome and conditions related to metabolic syndrome, such as insulin resistance, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.11-06-2008
20080275725Method, system, and computer program product for identifying medical liability claims - An embodiment of the invention is a data mining method, system, and computer program product for correlating drug, diagnosis, and/or treatment codes to permit health plans to recover, from a liable third party, costs expended on an insured.11-06-2008
20080275721Information Terminal and Health Care Assisting System - The invention is intended for making it possible for the user to get appropriate advice not only based on biological information, but also considering the situation of health care to be taken by the user as for article intake.11-06-2008
20080275723Systems and Methods for Enhanced Min/Max Edit for Drug Claim Submission Verification - Systems and methods are provided for verification of claims submitted by one or more pharmacies. The systems and methods include storing a Multiple Package Edit (MPE) table that includes drug package size information, storing an audit table that includes drug dose information, and storing a user table that includes pharmacy-supplied drug information. The systems and methods also include receiving a first claim submission from a pharmacy computer, where the first claim submission includes at least one identifier, a quantity, and days supply for a requested drug. The systems and methods further include determining that the first claim submission includes an error in at least one of the quantity and days supply based upon information obtained from at least one of the user table, the MPE table, and the audit table, and messaging the pharmacy computer with an indication of the determined error.11-06-2008
20100235183Computational systems and methods for health services planning and matching - Systems and methods are described relating to accepting an indication of at least one health-related status of an individual; determining a plurality of health service options for the individual based on the indication of at least one health-related status; comparing at least two determined health service options; and providing a matching system for procurement of a desired health service option.09-16-2010
20100131286METHODS FOR THE PROGNOSIS OR FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF A THYROID DISEASE - The present invention relates to methods for predicting or diagnosing a thyroid disease in an individual.05-27-2010
20080281630PRESCRIPTION COMPLIANCE MONITORING SYSTEM - A method for monitoring patient compliance to medical therapy that includes repeatedly measuring therapy compliance of a patient, uploading the therapy compliance measurements to a personal computer, connecting a central server using the personal computer, sending the uploaded therapy compliance measurements from the personal computer to the central server, providing a number of predetermined compliance threshold amounts, comparing the sent therapy compliance measurements with the number of predetermined compliance thresholds corresponding to the patient, determining a need and level of intervention based on the result of the comparing and reporting the determined need for intervention to a health professional corresponding to the patient and determined level.11-13-2008
20080281633PERIODIC EVALUATION AND TELEREHABILITATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS - The present invention relates to a system and method for periodic evaluation and telerehabilitation in which a portable device is adapted to be held or coupled to a body part. For example, the portable device can be a cell phone. The body part can be, for example, the hand, ankle, torso, forearm or upper arm. An animated or virtual reality sequence forming a videogame runs or the portable device. Upon interaction of the user with the videogame, movement of the body part is captured as exercise data. The exercise data can be forwarded and stored at a remote clinical server. The system provides monitoring and scheduling of a therapy session by a clinician/doctor/therapist to control the exercises, length and/or difficulty of the exercises based on recorded data. In one embodiment, vital signs or body temperature are monitored by sensors on the portable device or by vital sign monitors associated with the user. The vital sign data can be synchronized with the exercise data at the remote clinical server, and used to improve patient safety during home therapy sessions.11-13-2008
20080281635METHOD OF ADMINISTERING A BENEFICIARY MEDICAL PROCEDURE - A beneficiary medical procedure administration process is disclosed. The process includes entering a test administrator identity into a testing device. The testing device is also configured to take a biometric sample of the test administrator. A biometric sample may also be taken of the beneficiary. Such a scenario contemplates that the beneficiary may conduct the procedure without the presence of the test administrator during the entire procedure.11-13-2008
20080281628Method And Software Product For Establishing Informed Consent - A method and software product by which a medical practitioner (11-13-2008
20080281632PREDICTIVE BILLING AND COLLECTION FOR MEDICAL SERVICES - A historical analysis of collections derived from professional services is undertaken to determine an average collected value for each particular type of service. Each type of collection is categorized by a plurality of criteria placed into a separate repository or category. Each repository is identified with a particular service code and further categorized by the provider of the service and the payer of the service. From that repository, an average amount of collected fees is determined. Prior to displaying this average value, the present invention determines whether the data is reliable by comparing non-zero entries in the repository to zero entries in the repository. Once the ratio of zero entries to non-zero entries is below a certain value, the average collection amount is released for viewing.11-13-2008
20080228521SUPPORT MODEL INTEGRATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A real time health management analytical system and method that enables a plurality of plug-in tools and extension tools to be interfaced with a central database, and for enabling information to be published to the database from each of the client tools, as well as data to be read from the database by each of the client tools. The system makes use of an engineering model views module that provides a syntactic and semantic interface between the client tools and the central database so that health management data communicated to the client tools is presented in accordance with a specific view required by each specific client tool. An integrated support information model (ISIM) module is interposed between the data base and the engineering model views module, and forms a specification (e.g., an ontology) for all health domain information available for use by the client tools.09-18-2008
20080288286Systems and Methods of Analyzing Healthcare Data - The present invention provides systems and methods of analyzing healthcare data. In one embodiment, a Medical National Operations Center application (MNOC) displays clear, concise and actionable information, with visual indicators, to help Line of Service (LOS) teams to manage their operations by providing a dashboard of information. For example, the application may present selected summaries of data, baseline targets, customized metrics and interactive alerts that will be used to monitor, analyze and measure LOS performance. In one embodiment, the systems and methods of the present invention may be implemented in a health insurance provider system. As such, the present invention may provide access to additional, real-time data to evaluate initiatives allowing the LOS to react quickly to variances and expected results. Further, the present invention may provide tools to evaluate the effectiveness and performance of initiatives and programs, such as, for example, member steerage tools.11-20-2008
20080288285METHOD OF PERFORMING CLINICAL TRIAL BUDGET ANALYSIS - A computer-implemented method is provided of analyzing budgets for clinical trials. A clinical trial budget is entered into a processor. The budget includes activities and associated activity costs. The activities are classified into a set of standardized service categories. The processor then allocates the associated activity costs with the respective standardized service category. The budget further includes assumption specifications. The processor further calculates per unit costs of the assumption specifications. The activities and the associated activity costs are then equalized against reference assumption specifications using at least the per unit costs.11-20-2008
20080288284Remote Diagnostics for In-Home Audio Video Gear - A first station (11-20-2008
20110202364COMMUNICATONS SYSTEM FOR ARTICLES OF CARE FURNITURE - Communications system for exchanging data between a patient in an article of care furniture and a nursing staff or service personnel which manages a nursing task for the patient or a service function of the article of care furniture, where the control communicationwise is connected to a gateway, which comprises a modem for communication between a patient and the nursing staff or service personnel via the mobile telephone network where the communication is carried out by exchanging data in the form of text strings. The patient may with his actions or by activating a switch initiate the transmittal of a text string. When receiving a text string on a mobile receiver, the nursing staff may, based on the contents of the text string, determine whether the visiting route should be changed so that a more acute nursing task may be given a higher priority.08-18-2011
20100063838MOBILE MEDICAL SUPPLY, SAMPLE COLLECTION AND TRANSPORT SYSTEM - Disclosed herein is a mobile medical supply, sample collection and transport system and methods for using same comprising a plurality of carts adapted for specific uses.03-11-2010
20090265184Method for the fractionation and separation of particles by step-wise gradient density extraction - A method for the separation of particles of different densities using a step-wise gradient density extraction method as described herein where a sample is suspended in a liquid volume of an extracting medium of specific density and the particles that have a density less than or equal to that of the extracting medium of specific density can be recovered from a horizonatally rotatable hollow disk or a removable receptacle within a horizontally rotatable hollow disk designed for such purposes while the particles that have a density greater than the extracting medium of specific density form a deposit which can be cycled through the extraction process in an iterative fashion by varying the density of the extracting medium allowing the recovery of discrete particles of differing densities from a test sample. Also disclosed herein is the use of the above method as part of a separate method or system to identify a ratio of biomarkers from different fractions of a sample homogenate or lysate which is useful in the evaluation of potential biomarkers, and for the intraoperative pathological diagnosis of positive margins of cancer and other diseases.10-22-2009
20090265183METHOD OF MANAGING A WELLNESS PROGRAMME AND A SYSTEM THEREFOR - A method and system for managing a wellness programme includes obtaining personal information pertaining to an individual, the personal information including at least the individual's age and gender. In addition, health information pertaining to the individual is obtained. The health information typically includes at least one of exercise, diet, smoking, blood pressure, cholesterol and weight. The personal information and the health information are then used to determine a wellness programme for the individual, the wellness programme including a plurality of programme areas with which the individual must comply. Information is then received regarding the individual's compliance or non-compliance with the individual's wellness programme and points are awarded to the individual for compliance with the wellness programme. At predetermined intervals the total number of points awarded to the individual are calculated and a reward is awarded to the individual based on the total number of points accumulated.10-22-2009
20090265182Method and system for point-of-dispensing management of anticoagulation agent therapy - A method and system for point-of-dispensing, point-of-sale, or retail pharmacy management of an anticoagulation agent therapy for a subject, includes reviewing an anticoagulation regimen and obtaining data for a subject relating to anticoagulation therapy, determining an International Normalized Ratio (INR) level for the subject, determining any potential interaction of the anticoagulation agent with one or more non-anticoagulation agents that the subject intends to take or is taking, evaluating in real time any need to adjust the anticoagulation regimen, and adjusting in real time, if needed, the anticoagulation regimen based on one or both INR level and any interaction determinations, to maintain the subject's INR level within a desired range.10-22-2009
20100280840DRUG INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND DRUG INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - A drug information processing device includes: a connection unit connecting via a global network to a data center, in which prescription on prescriptions in hospitals and dispensing information on dispensing in pharmacies are stored as a database in a correlated manner; an acquisition unit acquiring a unique identification information; a sending unit sending prescription information or dispensing information to be correlated to the database in response to acquisition of the identification information with the identification information used as a requirement for accessing and registration in the global network; a receiving unit receiving the prescription and dispensing information with the identification information used as a requirement for accessing and retrieving from the global network; and a providing unit providing information based on the prescription information and the dispensing information received by the receiving unit.11-04-2010
20080312951Method for Optimizing Design Delivery and Implementation of Innovative Products in Healthcare - Thus, the invention provides a new method for generating a multi purpose cost/benefit analysis based on the generation of a multi dimensional database. Starting from this database, different models for various medical scenarios can be created.12-18-2008
20080312960System of Medical Treatment Units and Peripheral Devices - The invention relates to a system of a plurality of medical treatment units that are respectively associated with a patient, and a plurality of peripheral appliances also respectively associated with a patient. The peripheral appliances transmit control signals and patient signals to the treatment units, while the treatment units receive the control signals and patient signals from the peripheral appliances. The present invention ensures that the treatment units do not receive patient signals from other peripheral appliances that are not associated with the particular patient. The operating staff allocate a peripheral appliance to a patient and confirm the successful association of the peripheral appliance with the treatment unit allocated to the patient.12-18-2008
20080312958COMPUTER SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRAINING CERTIFYING OR MONITORING HUMAN CLINICAL RATERS - A method and system are disclosed for computerized training, monitoring, certification or re-certification of human raters in clinical trials. The invention provides an interactive computerized interview that can be compared scores obtained by human raters to monitor and train clinical raters on a continuing basis in order to reduce rater drift and variance during clinical trials. Remediation can be automatically flagged or provided to improve a deviating rater's performance. Computerized assessment of symptom severity is provided without the need for human clinical raters. The system and method enable screening of prospective patients for inclusion or exclusion from a clinical trial by automatically obtaining computerized ratings of symptom severity.12-18-2008
20080312954System and Method for Generating and Promulgating Physician Order Entries - A system and method for generating and promulgating Physician Order Entries. The system uses traditional user interface to obtain physician input, and applies context-free grammars to produce a physician order in a standard format including the expected jargon and syntax of conventional physician orders.12-18-2008
20080312962SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING SERVICES VIA A NETWORK IN AN EMERGENCY CONTEXT - A computer-implemented method of providing services using a digital network in an emergency context is provided. In some embodiments, information about a person may be delivered across a network to assist in an emergency medical situation related to that person. The information may be obtained by receiving into the network data indicative of an emergency contact for a person, medical information related to the person, and an emergency personal page pass phrase. Based on the data, an emergency medical card is generated and delivered to the user. The user carries the card on their possession and it may be used in case of an emergency.12-18-2008
20080312955SYSTEM FOR PREVENTATIVE MEASURES TO MAINTAIN HEALTH AND WELLNESS - A system for providing preventative measures to maintain the health and wellness of an individual includes a personal health record accessible through a website connected to an electronic network. The personal health record includes medical history of an individual, at least one health risk assessment, and educational information personalized for the individual based on the individual's medical history and health risk assessment.12-18-2008
20080312952Regulating Use Of A Device To Perform A Procedure On A Subject - Among other things, whether a procedure can be performed on a subject using a procedure device, is governed based on control data prestored on a portable memory device; procedure data generated in connection with performing the procedure is stored on the portable memory device; the procedure data being stored in a manner that protects the privacy of the data in accordance with regulatory privacy restrictions that protect the subject with respect to the procedure.12-18-2008
20080243540Electronic treatment queue - Processing of an electronic treatment queue is disclosed. A method for performing this comprises: obtaining electronic data relating to an electronic treatment queue maintained in an electronic data system of a health care provider; creating a patient query to a patient whose temporal position in the treatment queue defined by the electronic data fulfills a predetermined temporal condition; checking whether a patient response made by the patient to the patient query fulfills a predetermined logical condition; and alarming the health care provider that the patient response fulfilled the predetermined logical condition.10-02-2008
20080270184ACUTE CARE HEALTH CLINIC - A method for processing patients who visit a health clinic for medical attention. The method comprises maintaining a database of evidence-based medical information based on medical standards and sound clinical judgment with ongoing quality review and improvement that is accessible to a computer system; registering a patient for an appointment at the clinic with the computer system; putting the patient into a clinic queue for receiving medical treatment upon their arriving and registering at the clinic; determining the type of medical treatment required by the patient; administering medical treatment to the patient based on the medical condition of the patient; creating a medical record for the patient including information provided by the patient, information accessed from the database about the patient, and the medical treatment administered during the visit to the patient; and accepting financial payment from the patient.10-30-2008
20100287003APPARATUS FOR CALCULATING NUTRIENT REQUIREMENT AMOUNT, AN APPARATUS FOR SUGGESTING A NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT, A BLENDING APPARATUS OF A NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT AND A BLENDING SYSTEM OF A NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT - It is provided with a medical inquiry processing unit for acquiring the response to a medical inquiry presenting medical inquiry items to a person to be examined, a nutrient requirement amount calculating unit for calculating the nutrient requirement amount of the person to be examined from the response to the medical inquiry, a nutritional supplement suggesting unit for suggesting the blend of a nutritional supplement based on the nutrient requirement amount of the person to be examined and a nutritional supplement blending unit for blending nutrients to prepare the nutritional supplement based on the blend of the nutritional supplement.11-11-2010
20080228523Permanent weight management - The present invention is directed to a method for providing a permanent weight management program, and a kit for providing the permanent weight management program. The method includes obtaining health related information of an individual, obtaining at least one goal of the individual related to the health related information, identifying health related habit information that is contrary to the at least one goal of the individual, providing the individual with a permanent weight management plan that includes at least one corrective action with respect to the identified health related habit information and a focus object, and associating the at least one corrective action with the focus object so that the focus object provides a constant reminder to the individual to stay focused on making good lifestyle choices most of the time related to the at least one corrective action.09-18-2008
20080215365HEALTHCARE DATA SYSTEM - In accordance with one embodiment, a system and method is used for collecting, measuring, and reporting on data associated with healthcare treatment. A healthcare data system collects data from a patient using an interactive voice response system (IVR). The IVR periodically contacts the patient with questions as to severity of symptoms. The severity data is processed along with prior collected data to report treatment progress to the patient, to a provider, to a provider organization and to a payer. Symptom weights are entered by a provider and used in measuring progress. Other methods to collecting severity data may be used, such as email and text messaging.09-04-2008
20080288287Saferite system - A system for allowing a user, such as a physician, to prepare a prescription form in multiple parts: one part encoding the prescription information (such as through a bar code, radio frequency identification, or other encoding means), and a second part containing a graphic or physical representation of the medication being prescribed. The encoded part is used by a pharmacist to compare the coded information on the prescription with coded information on the medication selected by the pharmacist to confirm if the codes match. The graphic representation portion is used by a patient to double-check that the medication provided by the pharmacy matches the physician's prescription.11-20-2008
20080208621SELF-DESCRIBING DATA FRAMEWORK - A system that can enable establishment of a self-describing data network is provided. Generally, the innovation provides a mechanism by which self-describing data can be collected, validated and stored in such a way that permits each data element to be inherently self-describing. The manner in which the data is stored can be analogized to a ‘data chemistry’ whereby data is stored in the smallest meaningful bit (e.g., atom) coupled with descriptive metadata (e.g., tags). In a specific example, the data network maintains health-related data where each element includes a core data element wrapped with descriptive metadata. The descriptive metadata (e.g., tags) can be employed to interrelate the data elements for storage as well as to facilitate efficient traversal of the data network as a whole.08-28-2008
20080208618Medical information system - A medical information system receives patient data and information from various sources and displays such information in a variety of formats for use by member of a medical team in a hospital, clinic, or office. The system receives patient information from doctors, pharmacists, patient monitoring equipment, testing laboratories, and/or computer databases. Access to selected subsets of patient information is provided by user selection of specific data sets identified by job function selection icons. Multiple types of patient data are selectively displayed simultaneously, and to multiple remote users. The system can access stored data according to user-specified formulae to compute a score or metric which reflects a relationship between various factors, each factor being weighted appropriately according to its significance as defined in the formula.08-28-2008
20080201171PATIENT NOTIFICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - In the practice of the present invention, a method and system for notifying a patient of a medical office about a pharmaceutical event based upon a pharmaceutical sample associated with the patient and corresponding to received event data, said patient selected from a list of patients retrievably stored within a database, a message being generated by the computer in response to said pharmaceutical event and transmitted to the patient. In addition, the present invention allows the medical office to monitor drug sample inventory and record dispensed drug samples and newly received drug samples. Optionally, the system may selectively transmit a portion of the medical office database to a pharmaceutical company for monitoring the inventory, dispensing and utilization of selected drug samples at plural medical offices.08-21-2008
20080288283HEALTH CARE FINANCING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method for financing health care includes the steps of: receiving patient data in a data processing system; collecting from disparate health care grant systems health care grant information into a single database; identifying qualification criteria in the health care grant information; and, comparing the patient data to the qualification criteria and, if the patient data satisfies the criteria, creating a notification that the criteria have been met. A system for financing health care is also disclosed.11-20-2008
20080281631Health Information Management System - A novel healthcare data management system is provided which brings together various types of healthcare related data for enhanced patient care and overall patient data management. In one aspect of the invention a relational database is utilized for merging and managing healthcare provider demographic data, patient healthcare data, and administrative data.11-13-2008
20080270182METHOD FOR ACHIEVING OUTCOME OBJECTIVES ACROSS CLINICAL SETTINGS - A method of achieving outcome objectives across a clinical setting includes receiving a diagnosis for a patient, receiving one or more goals, each goal having a goal actual rating, a goal expected rating and a goal expected time period, receiving one or more interventions, each intervention having an intervention actual rating, an intervention expected rating and an intervention expected time period, determining a goal variance for each goal, determining an intervention variance for each intervention, and creating a report based on the goal variance and the intervention variance.10-30-2008
20080270185METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROVIDING A MEDICAL REPORT - In a method, a device, a computer program product and a system for provision of a medical report in the framework of a medical finding under consideration of all relevant finding data, the medical report is generated with access to all relevant finding data at different computer-supported workspaces and is distributed online to further computer-supported workspaces. The medical report is thus provided for display on a monitor of arbitrary connected network nodes.10-30-2008
20080270183SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRESENTATION OF CLINICAL EVIDENCE FOR DIAGNOSTIC INTERPRETATION - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for presentation of clinical evidence to a user. Certain embodiments provide an improved picture archiving and communication system (PACS) including a workflow manager facilitating presentation and diagnostic interpretation of clinical evidence aggregated from a plurality of sources. The PACS also includes a workflow screen including a plurality of presentation panes. Each of the plurality of presentation panes displays clinical evidence from the workflow manager according to a particular perspective. The plurality of presentation panes are independent but coordinated, and each of the plurality of presentation panes is context sensitive.10-30-2008
20100145723PLATFORM FOR CONNECTING MEDICAL INFORMATION TO SERVICES FOR MEDICAL CARE - A user device for connecting symptom, disease, procedure, and facility based information into actionable services for medical care and cost analysis is presented. The user device may include the functionality of linking medical information and providing user specific information. The user-specific information allows the user to make an informed decision about medical treatment. The user device may further be operative to tailor information in light of user characteristics such as location or healthcare network membership.06-10-2010
20110270625SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR ESTIMATING MEDICAL COSTS - Various embodiments for estimating a cost of a medical procedure. In one example, a method may include the operations of averaging data from various geographies of the amount billed to form a national average amount billed for the medical procedure; associating the average amount billed with one or more claim data items from a health plan; grouping the claim data items from the health plan using episode classes; calculating an average amount billed for each episode class; and adjusting the average amount billed for each episode class by a geographic adjustment factor to form an estimated cost of the medical procedure.11-03-2011
20110270622Scheduling and time management system - A scheduling and time management system and method including a central processing assembly, remote informational modules placed at critical locations within a facility, and portable data input modules via which users may interact with the system. The system may be entirely self-contained, or may interact with and be implemented in addition to an organization's existing computing infrastructure. Illumination of lamps and/or voice prompts from a speaker mounted on the informational modules indicate system status and may be used to confidentially relay information between staff members or provide system-wide information as desired.11-03-2011
20090099864Medical Software Download to Mobile Phone - A method for monitoring medical data is disclosed, the method being applicable to a system comprising a portable medical device, a mobile communications device, and, optionally, a medical care server. The portable medical device and the mobile communications device each comprise at least one interface for data transfer. The method comprises a step of establishing a download link between the mobile communications device and a download server. The method comprises a step of selecting an appropriate communication software package from a plurality of communication software packages for controlling data transfer between the mobile communications device and the portable medical device from the download server. Further, the method comprises a download step for downloading communication software packages from the download server to the mobile communications device and a step of installation of the communication software package on the mobile communications device.04-16-2009
20090055216Home Care Equipment Monitoring System - In a bed (home care equipment) 02-26-2009
20090119126METHOD TO VIEW SCHEDULE INTERDEPENDENCIES AND PROVIDE PROACTIVE CLINICAL PROCESS DECISION SUPPORT IN DAY VIEW FORM - A system and method for use in managing and preparing for scheduled procedures that are characterized as being interdependent and variable. The disclosed method enables schedule risk management and provides a look-ahead capability along with process diagnostics to isolate specific assets and tasks that can be managed to reduce schedule risk. The method facilitates review of upcoming tasks by the process stakeholders for education as to where the schedule risks reside and in an emulation mode for review and improved scheduling going forward. Clinical workflow is integrated such that process stakeholders and assets are directed in such a way as to keep on, reduce delay risk or recover the schedule.05-07-2009
20090125323OBTAINMENT OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES USING NON-FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS CONDUCTED OVER A FINANCIAL NETWORK - Methods and systems for facilitating obtaining products and/or services using non-financial transactions over a financial transaction network are provided. Example embodiments provide a Single Swipe Obtainment System, which initiates providing requested product(s) in response to a non-financial transaction via a financial network. A non-financial entity supplies a card to each user. Items may be subsequently ordered by a user swiping the card in a point-of-sale device and entering a code associated with the requested item. When the code is received via the financial network by the non-financial entity, a product or service associated with the code is determined and supplied to the user, such as by shipping the associated product or service to the user. This abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an abstract, and it is submitted with the intention that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.05-14-2009
20100145719USE OF COACHING MESSAGES IN A CLOSED COMMUNICATION SERVICE - Methods and systems for use of member-to-member, member-to-target and automatically generated coaching messages in a closed communication service are provided. According to one embodiment, a closed communication service is provided which is configured to facilitate and encourage communications among members of a caregroup and a target of the caregroup. The target of the caregroup uses a hardcopy-based communication appliance associated with the caregroup to transmit and receive electronic communications via the closed communication service to and from the members of the caregroup. Identification, creation and delivery of appropriate member-to-member and member-to-target coaching messages are facilitated by allowing one or more administrating caregivers of the members of the caregroup to view metrics relating to electronic communications exchanged via the closed communication service.06-10-2010
20090089085Managing Utilization - A computer-implemented method includes receiving a request from a consumer of medical services to engage with a provider of medical services in real time over the Internet using a computer-based brokerage system, accessing stored information related to past engagements of the consumer using the computer-based brokerage system, and determining allocation of a fee between the consumer and a third party for an engagement between the consumer and the provider based at least in part on the information related to the past engagements of the consumer.04-02-2009
20090299761COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING SOCIAL SERVICES TO INDIVIDUALS BY EMPLOYING BI-OBJECTIVE OPTIMIZATION - A computer program product and a system are provided. The product and system provide associations between individuals having health care needs and available social services. The providing is efficient and cost effective.12-03-2009
20090144080Digital Fitness Enhancement Method and Apparatus - The presently preferred embodiment of the invention provides a digital fitness enhancement system having multiple components, including controlled playback of digital media for fitness training; a data module which acquires real-time training data, such as heart rate, speed, and distance, where the data can be recorded and also used as feedback to control media playback; and a web service (fitpod.com) which provides tools for storage and analysis of personal fitness data, community services for system users, e.g. events, chat, and a bulletin board, and the ability for users to create and share fitness workout and training programs (fitcasts).06-04-2009
20090132275Determining a demographic characteristic of a user based on computational user-health testing - Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out accepting at least one output of at least one of a plurality of user-health test functions, the at least one output at least partly based on an interaction between a user and at least one device-implemented application having an apparent function that is unrelated to user-health testing; and transmitting at least one demographic characteristic of the user based on the at least one output of the at least one of a plurality of user-health test functions.05-21-2009
20090119127ENTERPRISE-WIDE HOSPITAL BED MANAGEMENTDASHBOARD SYSTEM - An integrated health care delivery network with enabling software and network technology to maximize bed resources, manage varying census levels, and avoid patient diversions through real-time monitoring, automation and communication, is disclosed. Preferably, the present invention is embodied in a bed management/census control dashboard (BMD) system that interfaces with and complements existing Admission/Discharge/Transfer (ADT) systems. The BMD system is an easy-to-use business intelligence application that is designed to allow administrators, clinicians and managers to easily access, analyze and display real-time patient and bed availability information from ancillary information systems, databases and spreadsheets. It enables users to see trends and relationships in hospital (bed) management data directly from their desktop personal computers. 05-07-2009
20090119125Analytical Tool for Managing the Treatment of Chronic Illnesses - A system and method for creating an individual treatment plan which includes a user interface configured to receive user input and communicate with a Relational Remedy Database Server containing information about chronic illnesses and remedies. The Method and System described herein further utilizes a Treatment Plan Software Component, a Patient Data Update Software Component and an Optimization Software Component which performs a multiple regression analysis to determine an optimal combination of remedies based on user responses to create an Updated Treatment Plan.05-07-2009
20090119124SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENHANCED CLINICAL WORKFLOW - A method for clinical workflow is presented. The method includes selecting a predefined template, where the predefined template includes one or more parameters associated with a patient. Further, the method includes determining a list of matching devices, where the matching devices are configured to provide the one or more parameters associated with the patient. The method also includes aiding the collection of available matching devices, where the available matching devices include matching devices from the list of matching devices that are not associated with any patient. Systems and computer-readable medium that afford functionality of the type defined by this method is also contemplated in conjunction with the present technique.05-07-2009
20090119123System for communication of health care data - An apparatus for communicating health care data from a sender to a receiver is provided. The apparatus has a first computer system, a second computer system, and a rules engine. The first computer system has health care data stored therein. The second computer system is in operable communication with, and is configured to extract the health care data from, the first computer system. The rules engine normalizes the extracted health care data to a predefined format.05-07-2009
20090083070THERAPY ADJUSTMENT BASED ON PATIENT EVENT INDICATION - An indication that a patient event occurred may be used to evaluate the efficacy of at least one therapy program and/or adjust therapy delivery to the patient. In some examples, the patient event indication includes patient input that may be received via an event indication button of a programming device. In some examples, therapy delivery may be adjusted by adjusting at least one therapy parameter value, switching therapy programs or therapy program groups or restarting a therapy cycle of a medical device.03-26-2009
20090083068Nosologic System of Diagnosis - Nosologic classification of diseases is accessible on line in a computer system. A computer data base has records of discriminating features, consistent features and variable features of known afflictions. The features are in classification domains which include a phenomenologically classified domain, classified by listing commonly agreed on observations and distinguishing between entities based on these observations. Other classification domains are anatomically classified, pathologically classified by the gross of microscopic pathologic anatomy, revealed by either traditional pathologic study or imaging. One of the classification domains is pathophysiologically, by demonstrating altered chemical or electrophysiological parameters. At least one of the classification domains is classified ethiologically by cause.03-26-2009
20100268543METHODS AND APPARATUS TO PROVIDE CONSOLIDATED REPORTS FOR HEALTHCARE EPISODES - Methods and apparatus to provide consolidated reports for healthcare episodes are disclosed herein. An example method for use with a healthcare information system includes presenting a list of reports related to a healthcare episode to a user on a display device, wherein a selection of a first one of the reports causes the first report to be displayed in a first pane; providing an input field in a second pane configured to receive data; enabling the user to import information of the first report into the input field to create a consolidated report; associating the consolidated report with one or more of the reports related to the healthcare episode; and displaying the consolidated report on the display device in a second window in response to an inquiry into one of the reports related to the healthcare episode.10-21-2010
20090164242ELECTRONIC HEALTHCARE IDENTIFICATION AND RECONCILIATION - A system and method for generating healthcare identification and reconciliation information are provided. In an illustrative implementation, a computer-implemented healthcare information and reconciliation platform (HIRP) maintains a HIR engine which is operable on various data including but not limited to patient data, network data, plan data, insurance carrier/payor data, and healthcare provider data. In an illustrative operation, the HIR engine can receive input data representative of a participating user's benefit plan. The HIR engine can process the inputted data and correlate the inputted data against healthcare provider data, benefit plan data, healthcare network data and insurance carrier/payor data to generate an electronic healthcare card/document representative of the most up-to-date contractual obligations between the cooperating parties (e.g., healthcare provider, benefit plan administrator, healthcare network, insurance carrier, and the covered person/patient).06-25-2009
20090164243ELECTRONIC HEALTHCARE IDENTIFICATION GENERATION AND RECONCILIATION - A system and method for generating healthcare identification and reconciliation information are provided. In an illustrative implementation, a computer-implemented healthcare information and reconciliation platform (HIRP) maintains a HIR engine which is operable on various data including but not limited to patient data, network data, plan data, insurance carrier/payor data, and healthcare provider data. In an illustrative operation, the HIR engine can receive input data representative of a participating user's benefit plan. The HIR engine can process the inputted data and correlate the inputted data against healthcare provider data, benefit plan data, healthcare related data, healthcare network data and insurance carrier/payor data to generate and/or store an electronic healthcare card/document representative of the most up-to-date contractual obligations between the cooperating parties (e.g., healthcare provider, benefit plan administrator, healthcare network, insurance carrier, and the covered person/patient).06-25-2009
20090164238Apparatus and Method for Administration of Medications - Apparatus and methods to ensure the safe and effective administration of medication to patients are disclosed, including information about medication administration so that complete audit trails are recorded. The invention provides a guided process to the caregiver to ensure that the correct steps are taken in the correct order, and that all required data is collected, including means for adapting the guidance and data collection to suit the type of drug, to simplify the process for delivering relatively innocuous drugs, while ensuring that all safety measures are taken for relatively high-risk drugs. The invention includes novel means for ensuring that the caregiver is aware of correct route of administration of the drug.06-25-2009
20090164236SMARTER SCHEDULING FOR MEDICAL FACILITIES AND PHYSICIANS - The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates scheduling an incoming patient appointment for a medical facility. A medical facility can provide healthcare to a patient, wherein the medical facility can utilize a schedule with an available time slot to assign an appointment to a patient. A match component can evaluate a portion of transportation data to select a patient to which an appointment on the schedule is allotted. A dynamic schedule component can automatically adjust the schedule based upon the evaluation.06-25-2009
20090144084Educational Fitness and Health Training System and Method Having Research Capabilities - A system for delivering health science education and public health information to a user includes a central database comprising information on health science education and public health information; at least one exercise facility database, located at an exercise facility, coupled to the central database; at least one accessing device located within the exercise facility allowing a user to access the health science education and public health information from the exercise facility; and at least one remote accessing device located at a remote location allowing a user to access the health science education and public health information on the central database from a remote location. The health science education and public health information includes user-controlled curriculums and tutorials featuring virtual learning approaches to exercise techniques and health science.06-04-2009
20090144078Methods and Apparatus for Healthcare Supply Planning for Healthcare Continuity and/or Patient Surge - Methods and apparatus for determining a minimum recommended healthcare product supply to maintain a healthcare facility through a supply chain disruption, patient surge or a combination of both are described. Embodiments of the invention include the ability to make a combined list of healthcare products, minimizing the number of different healthcare products which are required to maintain a minimum inventory.06-04-2009
20090138278GENERATING AND MANAGING MEDICATION TAPERS - Methods, computer storage media, systems and user interfaces for generating and/or managing medication tapers are provided. Medication tapers are generated by receiving medication taper data and calculating a planned regimen that includes a set of orders based upon the received medication taper data. Each order of the set of orders may be modified, captured and/or completed, for instance, by a clinician. After a medication taper has been completed, it may be retrieved and managed as desired.05-28-2009
20100004946SHARED PROTOCOL STATEMENTS - Computerized methods and systems for creating and documenting protocol orders in a molecular diagnostic laboratory environment are provided. Utilizing the methods and systems described herein, protocol statements may require values to be entered in association therewith prior to permitting access to subsequent protocol orders. Accordingly, more accurate test runs and, consequently, more accurate test results, may be achieved. Additionally, as values associated with protocol statements are electronically captured, in accordance with embodiments hereof, such values may be searched to evaluate trends or identify protocol orders and/or results that may be affected by a later discovered error or the like.01-07-2010
20090006126Prescription transmission system and method - A system and method for processing a prescription wherein the prescription may be transmitted to a selected pharmacy from a remote location situated remote from the selected pharmacy is provided. A prescription is described by either a new prescription dataset entered on a prescription form or a refill prescription dataset. A client uses a client computing device situated in the remote location to select the selected pharmacy and to transmit the prescription dataset thereto. The client may then later attend at the selected pharmacy to retrieve the prescription. Prescription datasets may be transmitted to the selected pharmacy either electronically or verbally using client telephony device connected to the client computing device, and preferably housed therewith, in the remote location. A client scanner device may be used for converting new prescription forms for new prescription into scanned images thereof for electronic transfer to the selected pharmacy.01-01-2009
20090006129Medical Diagnosis, Therapy, And Prognosis System For Invoked Events And Methods Thereof - A diagnosis, therapy and prognosis system (DTPS) and method thereof to help either the healthcare provider or the patient in diagnosing, treating and interpreting data are disclosed. The apparatus provides data collection based on protocols, and mechanism for testing data integrity and accuracy. The data is then driven through an analysis engine to characterize in a quantitative sense the metabolic state of the patient's body. The characterization is then used in diagnosing the patient, determining therapy, evaluating algorithm strategies and offering prognosis of potential use case scenarios.01-01-2009
20130218580Order History Analyzing Systems and Methods - A computer-readable medium storing computer-executable instructions for: (1) receiving information regarding a plurality of past orders placed by health care providers at a particular health care facility; (2) using the information regarding the plurality of past orders to determine a set of most commonly prescribed orders for the health care facility; (3) converting the set of most commonly prescribed orders from a first format to a second format; (4) displaying the set of most commonly prescribed orders to a user in the second format; and (5) allowing the user to place a new order by selecting one of the most commonly prescribed orders.08-22-2013
20130218581Stratifying patient populations through characterization of disease-driving signaling - A method of stratifying a set of disease-exhibiting patients prior to clinical trial of a target therapy begins by using a molecular footprint derived from a knowledgebase and other patient data to identify genes that are differentially expressed in a direction consistent with increase in the target activity. Therapeutic target “signaling strength” in individual patients of the set is then assessed using the genes identified and a strength algorithm. Based on their therapeutic target signaling strength, the set of disease-exhibiting patients are then stratified along a continuum. One or more gene expressions or other biomarkers may be specified for use in categorizing other disease-exhibiting patient populations. Alternative therapeutic targets are analyzed with respect to the likely non-responders, as evidenced by their differential signaling strength.08-22-2013
20130218582TELEMEDICINE SYSTEM FOR IMD PATIENTS USING AUDIO/VIDEO DATA - A method and system for assisting a remote implantable medical device (IMD) clinician with evaluation of a patient having an IMD. The method includes capturing audio/video data of the patient while the patient performs a first evaluation protocol at a first location and performing a pattern recognition analysis of the audio/video data of the patient. The analysis includes comparing specific portions of the audio/video data to like portions of previous audio/video data of the patient that were recorded while the patient performed the first evaluation protocol. Yet another step is providing a report of any changes identified during the pattern recognition analysis.08-22-2013
20130218586METHODS AND ELEMENTS FOR IDENTIFYING THE APPROPRIATE PATIENT POPULATIONS WHO CAN SAFELY USE PRESCRIPTION CHRONIC CARE DRUGS THAT ARE SWITCHED TO AN OVER-THE-COUNTER REGULATORY STATUS - A method of administering an over the counter drug for treatment of a chronic medical condition to a patient is provided wherein a drug label for over-the-counter treatment of a chronic medical condition is created which requires a new patient to take an initial point-of-service diagnostic test to determine whether the patient suffers from the condition treated by the drug and requires patients already receiving the drug on an over-the-counter basis to take one or more follow up point-of-service diagnostic tests to determine whether the patient is benefiting from the drug and are not experiencing undue side effects. Patients determined eligible to take the drug may then be provided with a random access code for use in association with a lockable, electromechanical cabinet by means of which the patient can receive an appropriate dose of the drug to treat the patient's chronic medical condition. In certain embodiments, a follow up point-of-service diagnostic test determines whether the patient is experiencing any undue side effects from the drug. In further embodiments, a national patient registry for containing the point of service diagnostic test results is created for access by appropriate health care professionals.08-22-2013
20080306767Weight Management System Using Adaptive Targets - A method for managing the weight of a subject having an associated predefined target weight, comprises deriving a target energy balance and computing the realized energy balance (12-11-2008
20080306768Healthcare Notification Method And System Including A Healthcare Website - Methods and apparatus enabling organizations with a need to communicate with healthcare providers regarding health-related issues affecting patient health to notify healthcare providers of a health-related issue affecting patient health are disclosed. An electronic notification of the health-related issue is transmitted by one of the organizations to a healthcare notification network, which may include a healthcare website, for transmission to a healthcare provider, where the electronic notification includes a mechanism for obtaining an acknowledgement indicating that the healthcare provider has received and opened the electronic notification. The acknowledgement is then received by the healthcare website from the healthcare provider, where the acknowledgement indicates that the healthcare provider has received and opened the electronic notification. Healthcare information, such as drug recalls and medication warnings to healthcare providers from content providers, along with other services, is provided at the healthcare website.12-11-2008
20080306766EXAMINATION-DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS AND EXAMINATION SYSTEM - An examination system comprises an examination apparatus 12-11-2008
20080306765Method and Structure for Providing Medical Benefits to Retired Employees - A method for providing post-retirement health-care benefits is provided. The method includes the steps of adopting a health reimbursement arrangement that includes a sponsor and a beneficiary, wherein the beneficiary is employed by the sponsor. A pension plan is adopted, wherein the pension plan includes an account. Funds are provided to the pension plan and the account while the beneficiary is employed by the sponsor. Funds are dispersed from the account to reimburse the beneficiary only for medical expenses. The funds are dispersed in response to determining that the beneficiary is no longer employed by the sponsor and that the medical expenses are qualified medical expenses.12-11-2008
20080306764System and Method for Complex Arena Intelligence - The present disclosure generally relates to a method and system for processing and assessing health care-related data. A system and method are provided for evaluating and/or analyzing and/or predicting performance and outcome of a health care service provider. The system and method may enable standardization of generic health care organization data, calibration of the data, and usage of the data to provide performance indications and technology assessments on a per unit and/or organizational level.12-11-2008
20080306763System and Method for Modifying Risk Factors by a Healthcare Individual at a Remote Location - A method for modifying risk factors by a healthcare individual at a remote location includes interacting with a participant at a remote location to obtain health-related data, such that the interaction occurs during a live video session. The healthcare individual determining an intervention plan to the participant based on the health-related data. The healthcare individual communicating data associated with the intervention plan to the participant during the live video session.12-11-2008
20080306762System and Method for Managing Absenteeism in an Employee Environment - A system for managing absenteeism includes an absence manager, employees, and healthcare individuals. Absence manager can capture health-related data associated with employee and reason for employee absence. Healthcare individuals can receive a report associated with the employee that is updated in real time as new data is captured. Healthcare individuals determine an intervention plan for the employee based on the health-related data, reason for absence, and any other relevant data. Healthcare individuals can exchange data with employee related to the intervention plan with the employee.12-11-2008
20080306760ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS FOR DIGITAL RADIOLOGY DEPARTMENT - A system produces administrative reports for a digital radiology department. The system includes a plurality of digital radiographic systems, each of which has storage for storing digital data in html relating to the use and operation of the system. A computer is in communication with the plurality of digital radiographic systems. The computer has a web browser for collecting digital data relating to the operation and/or use of each digital radiographic system. The computer produces one or more administrative reports based on the collected data.12-11-2008
20080306759Patient workflow process messaging notification apparatus, system, and method - A system and method to communicate workflow process information associated with a patient. A notification configuration message includes at least one notification rule is received. The notification rule includes conditional tests to determine whether to transmit a notification message, determine the medium for communicating the notification message, and determine a recipient of the notification message. Patient information including the state of the patient through a patient workflow process is received. The notification message including the patient information is transmitted in a communication medium in accordance with the at least one notification rule.12-11-2008
20100268549INTERNET SYSTEM FOR CONNECTING HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS AND PATIENTS - An Internet-based system involves a database and search capabilities for connecting patients with healthcare providers, e.g., physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, treatment facilities, etc., and further enables such providers to reach patients with whom they may not otherwise come into contact. A patient may access the healthcare provider information through a search conducted using a search engine, such as Google, Yahoo, etc. Alternatively, a patient may access the company Web site's predetermined Web page that provides search capabilities on its database. A patient may research a healthcare provider based on criteria specified by the patient. Information provided to the patient may be in the form of a report, profile, ratings, etc., including patient-provided information, physician-verified information, and information verified by an independent third party. The verified information and ratings provided by the Web site enable patients to differentiate among healthcare providers and thereby select the provider that best meets their individual needs.10-21-2010
20090187421MOBILE HEALTHCARE DATA - The present invention provides an apparatus for configuring a mobile healthcare network of monitoring a being. The apparatus comprises a sender for sending the composition of the mobile healthcare network to a home healthcare network of monitoring the being, a receiver for receiving a configuration recommendation, the configuration recommendation corresponds to the composition of the mobile healthcare monitoring network and a history database of the home healthcare monitoring network, and an arranger for arranging parameters of the mobile healthcare network according to the configuration recommendation.07-23-2009
20090187420Methods and Systems for Providing Individualized Wellness Profiles - Methods and systems for providing a user with personalized wellness and health information are described. More particularly, methods and systems are provided for creating an individual health profile display, presented on a network-based interface, based on the analysis of a user-submitted biological sample that has been compared to a knowledge database, and including information related to the comparison.07-23-2009
20090187419Systems And Methods For A Decision Support Alert Feed - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a clinical decision support system comprising a clinical decision support processing component adapted to determine the occurrence of an event based at least in part on at least one message received by the clinical decision support processing component and an alert feed server adapted to publish a clinical alert to an alert feed based at least in part on the event. The alert feed is in a standard syndication format.07-23-2009
20090094055SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING PRICE ESTIMATES FOR MEDICAL PROCEDURES - A system for providing price information for medical procedures. The system includes a user interface configured to receive patient information corresponding to a patient, an eligibility engine configured to send a health care benefit inquiry and receive a health care benefit response from an insurer or a clearinghouse for a plurality of insurers based on received patient information, and a pricing engine configured to request and receive price data for a particular medical procedure based on the received patient information. The user interface is further configured to present pricing information to a user based on the received health care benefit response and the received price data.04-09-2009
20090144083Healthcare Exchange II - A system and method for controlling health-care resources by physicians, patients and health-care buyers effect by an innovative computer program and software, the use of certain words and terms in health and health-care generated and submitted by physicians and a network or networks of computers and servers.06-04-2009
20090055220Adaptive communication methods and systems for facilitating the gathering, distribution and delivery of information related to medical care - Automated methods and systems are disclosed for persistently facilitating the timely gathering, monitoring, distribution and delivery of information related to medical care where such may include: (1) finding a communications channel for effectively attempting a message delivery to a specific target person at a specified time; (2) deliverable message content to limitations of a chosen communications channel; adaptively finding a targeted recipient even if the latter is highly mobile and/or has travel patterns or communications-channel preferences that change over time; (3) verifying that a targeted recipient has actually received an attempted delivery within an applicable time limit; (4) automatically recognizing that an urgent message delivery-attempt was not timely completed and adaptively alerting responsible entities of the in completion; and (5) automatically recognizing that an urgent change or non change of condition has occurred by virtue of information gathered during an automated or manually-conducted Interview where physician expected positive progress prior to Interview and adaptively alerting responsible entities of the changed or unchanged condition based on the urgency of the change or non-change.02-26-2009
20090144085APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONSTRUCTING FORMULARIES - An system for constructing formularies is disclosed. The system includes a central computer system and at least one additional computer. The central computer system compiles a list of various pharmaceutical products and sort them into different categories. Formularies are then created by selecting individual products or categories of products that will be covered. When prescription claims are received, coverage is either accepted or denied based on whether the products in the prescription claims are covered by the formulary.06-04-2009
20090144081METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DYNAMIC MEAL PLAN GENERATION - Provided are methods and systems for dynamic meal plan generation comprising determining meal plan servings, receiving meal plan factors, selecting recipes in accordance with the meal plan factors, and outputting the selected recipes as a meal plan.06-04-2009
20090326977Systems and Methods for Providing Drug Samples to Patients - Systems and methods for processing drug sample prescription transactions that determine whether a drug to be prescribed is eligible for sampling and/or whether the patient is eligible for sampling that drug. A prescription transaction for that drug is created and transmitted to a switch provider and is then routed to a pharmacy for prescription fulfillment. Once the prescription has been filled a message may be sent to the prescribing clinician. Moreover, the pharmacy may generate a prescription claim to be adjudicated by a claim processor where the claim specifies voucher and/or coupon information associated with the drug to be sampled that is taken into consideration either prior to or during claim adjudication. A database containing patient and/or drug information may be used to track a patients' receipt of drug samples as well as used for analyzing and/or reporting on the use of the drug sampling prescription based system.12-31-2009
20090326978Emergency Preparations for an Epidemic - Stockpiles and methods of stockpiling a combination antiviral therapy for responding to an epidemic viral outbreak are described. Methods and systems of inventory control for co-deployment of drugs used in combination during a pandemic are described.12-31-2009
20090326979INTERACTIVE PATIENT FORUMS - In a medical communication method, two or more persons are identified as having a selected medical condition or characteristic. At the residence of each identified person, a video conference-enabling unit (12-31-2009
20090326976ESTIMATING HEALTHCARE OUTCOMES FOR INDIVIDUALS - A method and apparatus for predicting a health benefit for an individual is provided. Outcomes from a first simulation on a set of simulated individuals reflecting a population are stored and used to determine a first risk function and corresponding cost values. Outcomes from a second simulation on a set of simulated individuals reflecting having a healthcare intervention are stored and used to determine a second risk function reflecting the intervention and corresponding cost values of the intervention. A benefit function is derived from the difference of the first and second risk functions. A cost function that describes the cost of the intervention is derived from the respective cost values. The derived benefit function and cost function are used to predict the corresponding benefit and cost of the healthcare intervention for a given individual. Individuals can be ranked by degree of expected benefit.12-31-2009
20090006127Personalized nutrition advisor - The instant invention describes various computer program products and methods of using the same in order to provide personalized nutritional advice to end users.01-01-2009
20080319791METHOD OF PROVIDING VISION CARE SERVICES AND RETAIL OPTICAL GOODS - A method for providing optometry services and retail optical goods (12-25-2008
20080319788METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ANALYZING COSTS TO A PLAN MEMBER UNDER MEDICARE - A method for facilitating an easy and practical detailed analysis of Medicare Part D plans that saves the user time in calculating what a single plan costs by analyzing and presenting data regarding actual and estimated drug costs under various healthcare plans and features. A list of prescription drugs likely to be used in the coming year is prepared, including dosage and frequency of use on a personalized template. Information is added to the forms generated from the template, including plan name, prices for initial coverage, and yearly fee and deductible, for each plan. The spreadsheets are analyzed to compare plans. The effect on yearly cost of options such as home delivery, non-formulary drug suppliers domestic and foreign, which local drugstores, and other health decisions may be taken into consideration. Experts may then be consulted on ways to save money without losing any health benefits.12-25-2008
20080319792INVOICING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THERAPEUTIC TREATMENTS - A method of providing compensation for therapeutic treatments involves establishing a therapeutic services membership having an associated compensation plan. The compensation plan establishes a maximum monetary payment amount for therapeutic treatments. Therapeutic treatments are rendered to a recipient of the therapeutic services membership. The rendered therapeutic treatments have an associated monetary value. Compensation is subsequently effected to the recipient in accordance with the compensation plan. The compensation provides the therapeutic treatments to the recipient without monetary payment when the total monetary value of the rendered therapeutic treatments exceeds the maximum monetary payment amount.12-25-2008
20080319787INTEGRATION OF LIFEOTYPES WITH DEVICES AND SYSTEMS - The methods and systems described herein may involve providing a device, determining at least one lifeotype of at least one individual in association with the device, analyzing the at least one lifeotype, and modifying at least one attribute of the device based on the analysis. The methods and systems described herein may involve providing a computer program that operates on a data structure that includes at least one of life byte data and lifeotype data, and providing an interface to such computer program whereby a system may access the computer program to obtain at least one of the life byte data and the lifeotype data.12-25-2008
20080319786PUBLISHING AND INSURANCE APPLICATIONS OF LIFEOTYPES - The methods and systems described herein may involve determining at least one lifeotype of at least one individual, analyzing the at least one lifeotype, and publishing a publication based on the analysis or providing an insurance engine that provides at least one output based on the analysis.12-25-2008
20080319785Medical Instrument Distributing System and Medical Instrument Distributing Method - A medical instrument distributing system of the present invention includes hospital terminals provided in multiple hospitals, a server placed in a manufacturer, which includes a computer system that processes orders/shipment of a disposable medical instrument based on inputted information that orders the disposable medical instrument from the hospital terminals. The hospital terminals and the server are connected by a wide area network to establish a system. In accordance with order information, ordered multiple disposable medical instruments are stored in a sterilization bag packages sealed after sterilization and are shipped to the ordering hospital. Thus, the number of complicated procedures in the hospital facilities can be reduced, and the distribution of medical instruments can be more improved.12-25-2008
20090024412SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING REQUESTS FOR PHARMACEUTICALS THAT REQUIRE INSURER PREAPPROVAL - Systems, methods, and apparatus for managing patients in need of a predetermined pharmaceutical that requires preauthorization based upon patient clinical data are provided. Prescription information is obtained for each respective patient. Such information includes an identity of the patients and amounts of the pharmaceutical that has been prescribed to the patients. Further, clinical information associated with each patient is received. The clinical information one or more determinants that each contributes to providing a basis for authorizing or denying patient coverage for the pharmaceutical. At least one determinant in the one or more determinants is not a standardized code. Coverage for a patient for the predetermined pharmaceutical is requested by transmitting the prescription and clinical information to a specialty pharmaceutical distributor at a remote location. A grant or denial of coverage for the patient is then received from the remote location and stored in an electronic record associated with the patient.01-22-2009
20090024410VERTICAL CONTENT SEARCHING METHOD AND APPARATUS - The present invention provides for conducting a vertical search, wherein a vertical search is a content search in a defined or otherwise limited domain. The method and apparatus includes receiving a search request from a user, where the user has a user profile with user profile data associated therewith. The method and apparatus includes defining a search domain based on the search request and the user profile data. Thereby, the method and apparatus includes conducting a content search within the search domain, as the search domain is defined in part by the user-profile information and thereby provides a much more concise search result. Additionally, the method and apparatus may perform additional functions based on the aggregation of data across numerous users having related profile data.01-22-2009
20090024411SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTEXTUALIZING PATIENT HEALTH INFORMATION IN ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS - System and method for contextualizing input and presentation of patient information in Electronic Health Record systems. The system and method enhance the ease of use and usefulness of Electronic Health Record systems, and are configurable to capture and automatically integrate dictated and transcribed free-form text into an Electronic Health Record (“EHR”) and present discrete health data maintained in an EHR to system users in an interactive, contextualized, and annotated graphical form.01-22-2009
20100293001Method and System to Create a National Health Information Infrastructure - A medication list management and electronic prescribing system incorporates a method of generating tamper-evident prescriptions on paper. Using password protected web pages, health care workers or patients can cause the transmission of machine-readable protected health information from the inventive system to another information management system using the tamper-evident prescriptions described. Non-participants can verify the authenticity of printed protected health information but are not able to create the automated transmission of this information from the inventive system to another information management system. This transmission of machine-readable protected health information has an economic value that is sufficient to be used as an inducement to health care providers across the industry to use a common information technology platform to accomplish such tasks.11-18-2010
20100292999OPHTHALMIC DIAGNOSTIC APPARATUS - The present invention relates to an ophthalmic diagnostic apparatus. The apparatus comprises: a display means (11-18-2010
20090083063System for Physician Directed Digital Medical Image Data Transmission Between Medical Institutions - A system allows transmittal of digital medical images of patients being transferred from a sending medical institution to a receiving medical institution. The system uses institutional account passwords, physician specific passwords, and a patient specific digital imaging data code (PSDIDC). Digital medical imaging data is uploaded to the system website server by the sending medical physician through HIPAA compliant firewalls and VPN in standard digital formats including but not limited the DICOM format. The PSDIDC is generated by the website server after the data upload is complete and available only to the sending institution and physician. The PSDIDC is unique and is never used again. Using out-of-band communication, such as telephonic communication, the sending physician provides the PSDIDC to the receiving physician while both physicians may be logged on to the service website with their on site computers and passwords. Both physicians can simultaneously view and discuss the images while logged on to the service website. The digital medical imaging data may be downloaded through a VPN into the receiving medical institution archival system by the receiving physician to be used at the receiving institution in whatever manner deemed necessary to meet the patient's and institution's needs. The downloaded digital medical imaging data may subsequently be viewed by the receiving physician in the same resolution as if data originally obtained at that institution.03-26-2009
20090198511Methods and Systems for Collecting and Analyzing Medical Data - The invention provides methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for processing medical data of a database, the medical data relating to diseases, and symptoms related to the diseases, said method including, Requesting an individual user to input data descriptive of a symptom; searching the database for data descriptive of diseases related to the inputted data descriptive of the symptom; generating a report listing diseases which are related to the inputted data descriptive of the symptom; associating a frequency indication to the each of the listed diseases, the frequency indication being representative of the frequency of reported associations of the respective listed disease; outputting the report with the frequency indication associated with each of the listed diseases.08-06-2009
20090198510Prescription refill reminder system and method - A system and method for subscriber reminders. The method includes receiving, from a plurality of customers, prescription refill data. The method also includes processing the prescription refill data according to business rules. The method also includes sending, to a subscriber, a prescription refill reminder according to the prescription refill data and the business rules. The method also includes sending, to the subscriber, advertising data corresponding to the prescription refill reminder.08-06-2009
20090055215Endoscope management system - A web-based endoscope management system and method for managing, scheduling and tracking in real-time the processing of endoscopy equipment in a single site or across multiple sites. The system allows various useful information relating to the managed endoscopy equipment and its processing history (such as equipment status, equipment movement, equipment repair history, cost and procedural efficiencies, what individuals have processed or come into contact with the equipment) to be tracked and analyzed. The system incorporates a user display and prompt to assist users in following the proper processing and cleaning protocols (preparation, pre-cleaning, automated reprocessing, repair, etc.) for the equipment. The system uses a colour-coded display so that pertinent information can be seen at a glance. This system is used in conjunction with a suitable colour-coded labeling scheme to reduce the possibility that users will process the wrong equipment or improperly store it.02-26-2009
20110145010DYNAMIC USER-DEFINABLE TEMPLATE FOR GROUP TEST - An information processing system, a method and a computer-readable storage medium are provided. The information processing system can include instructions which are executable by the processor to perform a method which includes defining a template containing information usable to generate a computer-displayable table. The table can have collection prompts for collecting data which results from or is associated with medical testing. For example, the method can include defining each of a plurality of result elements for which data is to be collected based on input received from a user in response to a plurality of first prompts, and can include defining the names of result elements and types of input required in response to the collection prompts. Defining the template can further include defining at least one parameter for displaying the table in response to the collection prompts. In such way, the template can be used, for example, to restrict the collection of input according to the types of input required by the template.06-16-2011
20110145011System and Methods for Submitting Medication Claims by a Point-Of-Care Physician - A method for submitting a claim form for a dispensed medication to a patient by a point-of-care physician including determining the dispensed medication and payor for the patient by the point-of-care physician; acquiring a national provider identifier number and a non-pharmacy dispensing number for the point-of-care physician; displaying to a user a selection of data fields to the claim form; inputting into the data fields data relating to the claim including the payor and at least one of the national provider identifier number and the non-pharmacy dispensing number; transmitting to a logic switch the claim form including the payor and the at least one of the national provider identifier number and the non-pharmacy dispensing number identifying the point-of-care physician for determining the processor for the claim form; determining the pathway for the claim form based on the payor; processing the claim form by the payor; and transmitting an adjudication.06-16-2011
20110145008INFLUENZA VACCINE ADMINISTRATION PAYMENT DEVICE PROCESSING - A payment device has identifiers, read in a magnetic strip or visual indicia by a healthcare provider, for an influenza vaccine and an account issued by an issuer to a party (e.g.; a governmental entity) upon which a transaction can be conducted that is limited to administering the influenza vaccine. The healthcare provider sends an authorization request for the transaction for delivery through its acquirer and a transaction handler to the issuer. The issuer uses the identifiers to authorize the healthcare provider to administer the influenza vaccine and to conduct the transaction, and sends an authorization response to the authorization request back through the transaction handler and the acquirer. After the receiving of the authorization response, the healthcare provider administers the influenza vaccine and conducts the transaction on the account for the sale of the service of the administering of the influenza vaccine.06-16-2011
20110145007System and method for automated payment of insurance claims via real-time exchange of information - A system for real-time provider reimbursement of insurance claims is provided and includes an insurance system server for storing information regarding a member, and for receiving information regarding reimbursement of insurance claims. The information regarding reimbursement of insurance claims is received from a computer associated with a member. The system further includes a first financial institution server for generating information regarding a health savings account, a second financial institution computer for receiving electronic funds from the health savings account, and for receiving funds from a credit card account of or associated with the member. The system determines whether the insurance claim is selected for reimbursement, and determines whether the insurance claim meets pre-determined criteria, where the system initiates an electronic funds transfer from the health savings account to the second financial institution if the insurance claim is selected for reimbursement and the insurance claim meets the predetermined criteria.06-16-2011
20110145006APPARATUS AND PROCEDURE FOR IDENTIFYING PATIENTS AND MARKING CONTAINERS FOR BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES OF SAID PATIENTS - An apparatus is described for identifying the patient and marking the laboratory test tubes associated with said patient during the sampling of biological material to be analysed, comprising a high-security portable hardware device (06-16-2011
20090063185SYSTEM FOR INTEGRATING AND MANAGING HEALTH RELATED INFORMATION - A system for integrating and managing health related information. The system comprises at least one portable data storage device, adapted to store data comprising health related information; at least one external device, adapted to provide health related information; and at least one component adapted to manipulate the health related information stored in the at least one portable data storage device. The at least one external device and the at least one component are adapted to exchange data with the at least one portable data storage device, when the at least one portable data storage device is removably connected with the at least one external device or the at least one component. The health related information in the at least one portable data storage device is stored in a specific format, and is accessible by any external device or component in the system.03-05-2009
20090099868Facilitating a Transaction between a Client and a Life Science Research Service Provider - Disclosed herein are methods of facilitating transactions between clients and life science research service providers.04-16-2009
20090099862SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PROVIDING HEALTH CARE SERVICES PERFORMANCE ANALYTICS - A system, method and computer program product for improving the delivery of healthcare services may include, e.g., but not limited to, in an exemplary embodiment, a) capturing data associated with at least one health care services event, wherein said data comprises at least one aspect of said at least one health care services event; b) categorizing, into at least one category, said at least one aspect of said at least one health care services event; c) analyzing said data associated with said categorized health care services event comprising: i) determining a correlation between said at least one aspect of said data to said at least one category, and ii) determining any cause and effect relationship between said at least one aspect and said at least one category; and d) recommending at least one course of action based on said at least one aspect having said correlation and said cause and effect relationship to said at least one category, is disclosed.04-16-2009
20110225005PHYSICIAN AND MEDICAL VENDER APPOINTMENT AND DONATION METHOD - A system and method of providing access to physicians by medical venders and making donations is disclosed. At least one vender and at least one physician registers with a database for scheduling appointments between them. The physician enters a calendar of available time segments into the database and the vender purchases at least one time segment by paying a fee, said time segment corresponding to an appointment of a specified time with the physician. If the appointment is kept by both the physician and the vender, at least some portion of the fee becomes proceeds that are donated to an educational or charitable organization of the physician's choosing. If the appointment is not kept, the fee may either be returned to the vendor or at least some portion of the fee become proceeds that are donated to an educational or charitable organization of the physician's choosing, depending on pre-established protocol.09-15-2011
20090083064COMPETITIVE ONLINE PRESCRIPTION PRICING SYSTEM - A method and system for providing a transaction where a consumer with a valid refill for a prescription drug previously filled by a licensed pharmacist, wherein the consumer sends a bid for the prescription drug price to several participating pharmacies simultaneously online receives an offer from a pharmacy for the bid price submitted by the consumer or lower price. The transaction does not require the consumer to enter the patient's name, social security number, date of birth or address or prescription number. The consumer is required to select drug information. If the bid is accepted by a participating pharmacy the consumer presents the accepted offer to the pharmacy that accepted the bid.03-26-2009
20090063183ASSOCIATION OF SUPPORT SURFACES AND BEDS - Systems, methods, beds, supports surfaces and machine readable medium for associating beds and support surface of a healthcare facility are disclosed. A surface association system for a healthcare facility may comprise a plurality of beds. The system may further comprise a computing device and a plurality of support surfaces to be placed upon beds of the plurality of beds. The computing device may associate a support surface of the plurality of support surfaces with a bed of the plurality of beds. The computing device may make the association based upon status data received from the plurality of beds and the plurality of support surfaces. The support surface and/or bed to be associated may initiate a surface association request. The computing device, in response to the surface association request, may request performance of one or more actions on the bed and/or support surface to be associated to identify the bed and/or support surface from the beds and support surfaces of the healthcare facility.03-05-2009
20120078658METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPTIMIZING AN EXTRACORPOREAL BLOOD TREATMENT - The invention relates to a method and apparatus for optimizing an extracorporeal blood treatment using an extracorporeal blood treatment apparatus, an extracorporeal blood treatment apparatus with a device for optimizing the extracorporeal blood treatment, and a computer program to be executed on a processor for carrying out a method for optimizing the extracorporeal blood treatment. The method and apparatus are characterized in that at least one machine-specific treatment parameter for carrying out the treatment using the respective dialyzer or filter is determined with a computing unit for different types of dialyzers or filters. The computing unit determines the costs resulting from the determined machine-specific treatment parameters when using the respective dialyzer or filter. The determined costs for different types of dialyzers or filters are then displayed on a display unit. The doctor can then select the dialyzer or filter to keep the costs as low as possible.03-29-2012
20120078657Genetic Data Analysis and Database Tools - A computerized tool and method for delivery of pharmacogenetic and pharmacological information, comprising a core system having algorithms and databases for storing, collating, accessing, cross-referencing, and interpreting genetic and pharmacologic data, with a graphical user interface for a client network of providers of laboratory genetic testing services to access the core services under contract. The system includes “paypoints” in support of improved business models. Included are mechanisms for ‘pass through’ third party and insurance reimbursement for interpretive reports, insurance reimbursement for on-line access to pharmacogenetic information at the point of care, tools for market segmentation, and a conversion tool for capturing new subscribers. Also disclosed are tools and predictive algorithms for preventing drug-drug and drug-gene adverse drug reactions.03-29-2012
20120078656SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PREDICTING HEALTHCARE RISK RELATED EVENTS - A system for predicting healthcare financial risk including the process of accessing patient data associated with one or more patents, accessing geographic and healthcare system data, filtering the patient data, geographic data, and healthcare system data into clean data, and applying a predictive risk model to the clean data to generate patient profile data and to identify a portion of the patients associated with a level of predicted financial risk.03-29-2012
20120078655SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ONLINE MATRIX-BASED DOSAGE SCHEDULING - An online system for scheduling tablet dosage is described. The system comprises a server accessible via a network by at least one client. An application is hosted on the server. The application comprises a user interface configured to receive a designation of a tablet to be ordered. The user interface is further configured to display a scheduling matrix comprising a plurality of cells. Each cell of the matrix is configured to receive a tablet quantity designation. The application is further configured to generate a dosing schedule based on the tablet quantities entered into the scheduling matrix.03-29-2012
20120078654COMPUTERIZED METHOD TO ALERT AND REMIND PATIENTS OR CLIENTS OF THEIR APPOINTMENTS - Method for providing doctor's offices and their patients a communication link at strategic times prior to their doctor's appointment to avoid unintentionally no-shows or missed appointments. It allows the doctor's office to do so without extra labor or equipment.03-29-2012
20120078653Computer System and Method for Training, Certifying or Monitoring Human Clinical Raters - A method and system are disclosed for computerized training, monitoring, certification or re-certification of human raters in clinical trials. The invention provides an interactive computerized interview that can be compared scores obtained by human raters to monitor and train clinical raters on a continuing basis in order to reduce rater drift and variance during clinical trials. Remediation can be automatically flagged or provided to improve a deviating rater's performance. Computerized assessment of symptom severity is provided without the need for human clinical raters. The system and method enable screening of prospective patients for inclusion or exclusion from a clinical trial by automatically obtaining computerized ratings of symptom severity.03-29-2012
20120078652HEALTHCARE INFORMATION SYSTEM - According to one embodiment, a healthcare information system includes a measurement type storage unit, input unit, measurement type determination unit, acquisition unit, and measurement value storage unit. The measurement type storage unit stores a plurality of measurement types and healthcare information in association with each other. The input unit inputs healthcare information associated with a monitoring object person. The measurement type determination unit determines a measurement type associated with the input healthcare information in the measurement type storage unit. The acquisition unit acquires a measurement value of the monitoring object person associated with the determined measurement type via a healthcare device. The measurement value storage unit stores the acquired measurement value.03-29-2012
20120078651METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THE COMPARISON OF HEALTH CARE PROCEDURE COSTS BETWEEN PROVIDERS - A method is provided for the ranking of health care providers, the method comprising: identification of a user and logging of the user into a database having user information stored therein; entering of additional user demographic information necessary for a comparison of health care provider services; selecting a desired medical procedure for comparison between providers; presenting to the user of a facility ranking for the desired medical procedure based upon quality and cost; storage of ranking information for future retrieval by the user; and forwarding the ranking information to an insurance carrier to which the user subscribes.03-29-2012
20120078650Dedicated System for Medical Processing and Research - Generally, a kiosk system includes a housing configured to hold: a processing device; an articulation arm; a display device for the input of data into the processing device; a housing cover connected to the housing and configured for movement to an open position and to a closed position; wherein the display device is mounted to the articulation arm; and wherein the articulation arm is configured to extend from the housing when the housing cover is in the open position and to move in a plurality of vertical and horizontal directions for a user of the kiosk system to access the display device.03-29-2012
20110231203Managing Patient Bed Assignments And Bed Occupancy In A Health Care Facility - An integrated health care delivery network with enabling software and network technology to maximize bed resources, manage varying census levels, and avoid patient diversions through real-time monitoring, automation and communication, is disclosed. Preferably, the present invention is embodied in a bed management system that interfaces with and complements existing Admission/Discharge/Transfer (ADT) systems. The bed management system is an easy-to-use business intelligence application that is designed to allow administrators, clinicians and managers to easily access, analyze and display real-time patient and bed availability information from ancillary information systems, databases and spreadsheets. It enables users to see trends and relationships in hospital (bed) management data directly from their desktop personal computers.09-22-2011
20110231202METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COLLECTION OF PROTOCOL ADHERENCE DATA - A data capture and storage apparatus for use in confirming administration of medication in a clinical trial or other medication administration scenario is provided. The apparatus includes a data capture device for capturing one or more types of data related to administration of a medication, a storage device for storing the captured data and a processor for processing the stored captured data. The processor further includes an analysis element for performing a local analysis of the stored captured data. The processor is further adapted to identify a particular medication prescription regimen in accordance with the clinical trial or medication administration scenario, determine one or more procedures for administering such prescription regimen, identify one or more activity sequences associated with such procedures, capture activity sequences of actual administration of such prescription regimen compare the captured activity sequences to the identified activity sequences to determine differences therebetween, and providing a notice if differences are determined.09-22-2011
20120078649SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING AND RECORDING PATIENT COMPLIANCE - A method includes storing a schedule of medicine with an electronic device; entering the medicine consumed by the patient; storing the medicine consumed by the patient; and flowing information regarding the medicine consumed by the patient. The information can be flowed to a medical professional. The electronic device can be a hand-held device.03-29-2012
20120078648Method and apparatus for analyzing data on medical agents and devices - The present invention relates to an itemized analytical tool which creates a series of standardized and objective metrics related to each individual step in the overall process of pharmaceutical development and delivery. The individual steps can be divided into two main sections: pre and post regulatory approval. Pre-approval data analysis relates to the various steps involved in clinical trials, while post-approval analysis relates the multiple steps related to everyday use. The data analytics take into account the various contributions individual stakeholders and institutions play in determining overall safety and effectiveness of medical agents. The agent-specific data can in turn be cross referenced with individual patient and disease specific data, in order to provide customizable decision support.03-29-2012
20120078647SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVED PERINATAL WORKFLOW - Certain examples provide systems and methods for improved perinatal workflow. Certain examples provide a clinical dock interaction display system. The system includes a memory to buffer live streaming data for one or more patients. The system includes a user interface to display and receive input with respect to a list of one or more patients one or more associated with a clinician; a control to facilitate user selection of one or more patients from the list; and live streaming data received from one or more monitors for one or more selected patients, wherein the user interface is to facilitate user selection of a patient for a more detailed patient view. The system includes an alert for one or more selected patients to be triggered based on a defined criterion. The system includes a processor to process data for output via the user interface and to process user input.03-29-2012
20090099863Rehabilitation therapy camp - A method of providing rehabilitation modalities to a plurality of patients in a multipurpose location for a fixed period of time, the method comprises designating a first plurality of patients to attend rehabilitation sessions in a first multipurpose location for a first fixed period of time, providing a plurality of rehabilitation modalities at the first multipurpose location for the first fixed period of time, and allocating the first plurality of patients at the first multipurpose location to multiple rehabilitation sessions on one or more of the plurality of rehabilitation modalities.04-16-2009
20090204426METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CREATING A NETWORK OF MEDICAL IMAGE READING PROFESSIONALS - A method and system is provided for creating a network of medical image reading professionals who are highly skilled and proficient at reading and interpreting medical images. By creating such a network of medical image reading professionals, misdiagnoses can be dramatically reduced, thereby improving patient outcomes, reducing patient suffering and anxiety, reducing costs, and reducing the overall burden on the healthcare system.08-13-2009
20090204424Method and System for Distributing Information Between Patients, Health Care Providers, Caregivers, and Payors - A computer-implemented method and system of distributing medical information in real time populates a network database with information on disease indications and on therapeutic products, such as natural history of disease and benefit-risk considerations; categorizes the information; displays the information and notifies of the categorization of information.08-13-2009
20100198611PERSON CENTRIC INFECTION RISK STRATIFICATION - Invoking of one or more clinical orders for a particular patient is driven by an infection risk stratification. According to an associated method, infection risk factors for a patient are assessed. The method also includes determining correlations between patient data and two or more particular categories of infection risk associated with the infection risk factors, stratifying infection risk for the patient based on the correlations determined, and determining specific clinical orders relevant for the particular patient based on the stratification.08-05-2010
20080262871Electronic commerce method over wireline/wireless network environments - Disclosed is an electronic commerce method over wireline/wireless networks and, more particularly, a shopping mall operating system accessible over the wireline and wireless Internet.10-23-2008
20080262869Automated System and Method for Medical Care Selection - Provided herein is a computerized method of managing medical care through communication between a Digital Board of Medical Experts (DBME), a physician, a health insurance carrier, one or more medical facilities, and a patient and providing a diagnostic and/or therapeutic recommendation, the method comprising the following steps: i) providing a DBME core comprised of modules and algorithms for processing medical data and providing diagnostic and/or therapeutic recommendations; ii) providing a Physician Action Module (PAM) whereby a physician provides a clinical index of suspicion (CIS) through a clinical index of suspicion selection algorithm (CISSA) of the PAM to the DBME—for obtaining a recommendation for hi tech diagnostic studies and/or treatment; and iii) processing through the DBME information from the CISSA and providing a diagnostic recommendation from the diagnostic recommendation algorithm (DRA) of the Diagnostic Module (DM) of the DBME for hi tech diagnostic studies and/or a therapeutic recommendation from the therapeutic recommendation algorithm (TRA) of the Therapeutic Module (TM) of the DBME for treatment.10-23-2008
20080262868Process for gathering and sharing personal medical data - A process designed to gather and make efficient use of personal medical data wherein all facets of healthcare are now able to share a common database system. The database system is divided into three individual databases where the varied users would have limited user-appropriate access to one or more databases so as to make their function possible. A swipe card system and online access are the key to database entry. Limitations are placed as to what data is inputted and retrieved from the databases.10-23-2008
20080262867PATIENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - A patient management system and method are provided. The method of patient management may include receiving appointment data regarding an appointment for a patient with a selected clinician at a predetermined time, inserting an appointment entry on an electronic calendar of the selected clinician, attaching patient data to the appointment entry on the electronic calendar, providing a first electronic link on the appointment entry to medical records of the patient, providing a second electronic link on the appointment entry to a map showing an address of the patient, partially pre-filling a patient visit form using the attached patient data, receiving patient visit data electronically entered by the selected clinician on the patient visit form during the appointment, and storing the patient visit data into a patient database.10-23-2008
20080262866Methods for Improving the Clinical Outcome of Patient Care and for Reducing Overall Health Care Costs - The current invention is directed to improve methods for providing health care and for reducing the cost of health care. Additionally, the methods of the current invention are designed to improve the clinical outcome for the patient. The methods of the current invention provide financial incentives to both the patient and the medical service provider in an integrated manner that create appropriate checks and balances which encourages patient empowerment as well as patient and medical practitioner accountability. The method of the current invention incorporates evidence-based medicine treatment guidelines and content, and dispenses information therapy and other similar types of content through an Internet application or by other means to improve the standard of health care treatment which leads to better clinical outcomes, healthier behavior, and a reduction in the overall cost of health care.10-23-2008
20090006130SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMPARING INJURY RISK ASSESSMENTS - A method of calculating a relative indicator of injury risk for a group of individuals, where injury risk is assessed across at least one risk category associated with an injury risk factor, the method being characterised by the steps of; receiving a plurality of risk values, where a single risk value is received for each individual of the group for each risk category considered, calculating a risk ratio for each possible risk value available for each risk category considered using the received risk values, calculating a category metric for each risk category considered using the risk ratios of each risk category, and calculating a relative indicator of injury risk for the group using a linear combination of the calculated category metrics.01-01-2009
20090083069MEDICAL PAYMENT SYSTEM WITH DELAYED SETTLEMENT - Medical professionals may obtain payment authorization from their patients, even before the insurance company or other payer has determined the patient's ultimate financial obligation. In particular, the medical professional or their administrative staff may estimate the patient's financial obligations, obtain authorization for payment, and then subsequently collect payment at a later date once the actual financial obligation has been determined.03-26-2009
20110231204Method and Apparatus for Controlling An Infusion Pump or the Like - A method and apparatus for controlling IV medication delivery and monitoring, the method including providing information tags on IV bags that specify delivery parameters, obtaining delivery parameters for at least one bag, associating a controller with a particular patient, comparing patient information for the particular patient with the delivery parameters, determining the efficacy of delivering the medicant to the patient and affecting pump control as a function of the comparison. The method also includes various timing rules and other verification procedures.09-22-2011
20110225002SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SHARING MEDICAL INFORMATION - A system and method for sharing information, comprising: creating at least one problem-oriented record utilizing at least one modifier to describe at least one attribute of at least one problem; and utilizing the at least one problem-oriented record to share information.09-15-2011
20090106046SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UTILIZING INCENTIVES TO PROMOTE PATIENT EDUCATION AND COMPLIANCE - The invention generally relates to a system and method for utilizing incentives to promote patient education and compliance. More particularly, the present invention provides a user-accessible website in which various rewards are provide to a patient upon completion of various education and other health-related tasks in order to promote education, health-management, and compliance.04-23-2009
20090106048Layers in the appointment book - A method and a scheduling system are disclosed for processing medical scheduling data which relates to the job planning for a medical appliance and of which each scheduling data item is associated with a data level. In at least one embodiment of the method a data level association is determined for each scheduling data item to be displayed, wherein the data level association relates to the data level associated with the scheduling data item, the data level or data levels currently to be displayed are ascertained, the data level association of the scheduling data item to be displayed is compared with the data level or data levels which are currently to be displayed, and the scheduling data item to be displayed is displayed if the data level association corresponds to at least one data level which is currently to be displayed.04-23-2009
20090106047Integrated solution for diagnostic reading and reporting - A method, a computer program product and a system are disclosed for producing a medical report. In at least one embodiment, the method includes provisioning medical examination data in a display context which has been selected from a multiplicity of display contexts; capturing diagnosis data which relate to the selected display context and to the medical examination data; and automatic conversion of the diagnosis data into a report context, the report context being explicitly associated with the selected display context.04-23-2009
20090204430Apparatus and methods for determining and processing medical outcomes - A data processing system is provided for determining clinical outcomes of medical data gathered by the system. The system can allow a person to define a medical study and can then administer the medical study and can collect and analyze data from potentially geographically diverse doctors, patients and other people associated with a study. Users enter sets of medical information. The system can analyze the medical data according to any number of clinical algorithms that may be custom defined and edited before and during the study. The system conditionally outputs the clinical outcome to the user. The clinical outcome can be used for treatment of patients participating in the study immediately after the data is input and analyzed. The medical outcomes can indicate such things as performance comparisons, composite outcomes, and risk stratification and assessments for such things as treatments, drugs, illnesses, doctors, patients and physician groups.08-13-2009
20090204429OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH DATA SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method and system for employee life cycle management collects occupational health data from a plurality of diverse occupational health data sources for a plurality of employees, stores the collected data in a central database, processes the data to generate employee life cycle data, stores the employee life cycle management data in the database, and centrally manages the employee life cycle management data to make the employee life cycle data available to at least one employer.08-13-2009
20090204427Adaptable compositions of health information - The adaptable compositions of information and data on health, health-care and health-care services generate by physicians and enable by an innovative computer program and software to increase physicians' efficiency of information and data management.08-13-2009
20090204428OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH DATA SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method and system for employee life cycle management collects occupational health data from a plurality of diverse occupational health data sources for a plurality of employees, stores the collected data in a central database, processes the data to generate employee life cycle data, stores the employee life cycle management data in the database, and centrally manages the employee life cycle management data to make the employee life cycle data available to at least one employer.08-13-2009
20090204421ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD TOUCH SCREEN FORM ENTRY METHOD - A computer implemented system and method allow users to create and edit electronic health records with the use of touch screen monitors, such that complex forms are managed by a user-friendly graphic user interface. The graphic user interface includes collapsible menus that enable the management of the complex hierarchical structure of the forms. The graphic user interface also includes a system that allows for three different values, corresponding to a positive value, a negative value and the deactivation of the data field, to be entered in the same location within the electronic form. The data elements of each data field are coded with recourse to standard medical terminologies enabling dynamic interaction and intelligent prompting.08-13-2009
20090210248Adaptive Intervention and Management Method for Healthcare Organizations - A computer-implemnented method to optimize the performance of a health care system, comprising creating a 3-dimensional Healthcare Adaptive Cycle space defined by a Potential dimension, a Connectness dimension, and a Resilience dimension, wherein the Healthcare Adaptive Cycle comprises a K region, a Ω region, an a region, a r region, a backloop transition zone from said Ω region to said a region, and a front loop transition zone from said r region to said K region. The method then determines at a first time a first location for the healthcare organization within said Healthcare Adaptive Cycle, and visually displays the 3-dimensional Healthcare Adaptive Cycle space and the first location.08-20-2009
20090210247System and Apparatus for Item Management - Item-management systems, apparatus, and methods are described, preferably for management of items such as medicaments. In embodiments, an item-management system comprises a holder defining plural cells, a docking station configured to receive the holder, at least one indicator selectively-operable to indicate the holder cell into which an item is to be loaded, and at least one controller operable to selectively operate each at least one indicator to indicate the cell into which the item is to be received. In embodiments, indicators are provided on the holder. In other embodiments, the indicators may by on a guide associated with the docking station to assist the user in loading the holder. The contents of the loaded holder may be easily loaded, for example, into an automated dispensing machine for packaging and subsequent administration to a patient or for another use.08-20-2009
20090248439CONTROLLING AND OPTIMIZING PATIENT PATHWAYS WITHIN AND ACROSS HEALTH CARE FACILITIES - The present invention relates to a system to control and optimize clinical pathways of a plurality of patients within a medical facility as well as across several medical facilities. The method of controlling and optimizing pathways uses real-time localization devices for patients, resources, such as clinical images and employees of the medical facility (e.g. a service technician, a senior consultant or the like). Based on the local position of patients, staff members and/or resources, the system proposes a medical system that generates clinical pathways for patients, is adapted to change clinical pathways and to provide schedules for patients as well as the use of resources.10-01-2009
20090248437SYSTEMS AND METHODS UTILIZING NFC TECHNOLOGY TO IMPLEMENT AN ON-DEMAND PORTABLE MEDICAL RECORD - In certain embodiments, an on-demand portable medical record system using near field communication includes a near field communication (NFC) storage device adapted to retrieve patient medical data for storage on the NFC storage device and a NFC retrieval device adapted to engage in near field communication with the NFC storage device to retrieve the patient medical data from the NFC storage device. An emergency on-demand portable medical record system using near field communication includes a NFC-enabled medical alert device storing a patient identifier, and a NFC retrieval device adapted to engage in near field communication with the NFC-enabled medical alert device to retrieve the patient identifier from the NFC storage device. The NFC-enabled medical alert device transfers the patient identifier to the NFC retrieval device via near field communication, and patient medical data is transferred to a medical facility upon verification of the patient identifier.10-01-2009
20090222283Healthcare Service Management Using A Centralized Service Management Module - A system and method for scheduling or managing receipt of healthcare services are disclosed. A centralized service management module is coupled to one or more client devices and to one or more service providers, such as healthcare providers or insurance providers. The centralized service management module receives an interaction, such as an appointment request, from a client device or a service provider associated with healthcare services. The centralized service management module associates a service provider with the interaction based on a stored user profile. The interaction is then transmitted by the centralized service management module to the associated service provider, which provides data associated with a healthcare product or service associated with the interaction to the centralized service management module. The data is stored in the user profile and transmitted, buy the centralized service management module, to a client device using a communication protocol specified by the user profile.09-03-2009
20090204422System and Method for Remotely Updating a Health Station - A method for remotely updating a health station is presented in one example embodiment. The method includes establishing one or more communication sessions between one or more health stations and a web server. The method includes receiving, at the one or more health stations, a user interface from the web server. The method includes loading the user interface by a host application stored on the one or more health stations.08-13-2009
20090210249MEDICAL DEVICE - A medical device is provided, comprising a data management unit for providing patient data regarding a patient's health and/or treatment status, a display for displaying the patient data provided by the data management unit, and an actuator configured to cause one or both of activation and deactivation of the device. The patient data is displayed on the display in response to the initiation of activation and/or deactivation of the device.08-20-2009
20080319784Online health consultation - Online processing system which combined the process of medical consultation and medical attention, prescription, and monitoring.12-25-2008
20090254363SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING HEALTH CARE SERVICES USING SMART HEALTH CARDS - A system and method for providing health care services using smart health cards is provided. Smart health cards including at least member information are issued to members. When a member visits a provider, the smart health card is read to obtain the member information and the retrieved member information is used to generate HIPAA compliant EDI transactions.10-08-2009
20090222282Method for Personalized Diet Design - The present invention is directed to methods of developing dietary guidelines, particularly associated with dietary consumption of fatty acids. We discovered an association of a polymorphic marker with regulation of plasma lipid levels in response to dietary intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Accordingly, the present invention provides methods for providing individualized guidance in design of dietary interventions to alter plasma lipid profiles by genotyping APOA5 locus, wherein the presence of APOA5−1131C, APOA5−3G, APOA5 IVS3+476A, and APOA5 1259C alleles or alleles that are found to be in tight linkage disequilibrium with APOA5−1131C, APOA5−3G, APOA5 IVS3+476A, and APOA5 1259C alleles, is indicative of the individual being susceptible to altered plasma lipid levels in response to intake of n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids.09-03-2009
20090222281FORMULATION FOR MULTI-STEP ACNE TREATMENT - Methods and systems (09-03-2009
20090248440Ensuring referential integrity of medical image data - A method, a system and a computer program product are disclosed for providing information concerning scheduled procedure steps and/or information concerning performed procedure steps within a taskflow which includes a plurality of tasks for processing medical image data. Each taskflow is associated with a taskflow specific context folder. In at least one embodiment, a publisher task is adapted to select selected data out of the medical image data. For these selected data, meta-information is updated by incorporating additional information concerning scheduled procedure steps and performed procedure steps. This is done by maintaining referential integrity between image data, scheduled procedure steps and performed procedure steps.10-01-2009
20090248438Characterizing relationships among procedures using similarity metrics - Data is received that characterizes a plurality of procedures for a single event. Thereafter, one or more dynamically determined groups are associated with the plurality of procedures, the dynamically determined groups being generated from similarity metrics derived from a plurality of historical procedures for a plurality of historical events. A likelihood of the plurality of procedures being associated with the single event can then be determined based on the associated one or more dynamically determined groups. This determined likelihood can be used to determine whether the data is indicative of fraud. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.10-01-2009
20120197661Managing system for health care plan and managing method for the same - A managing system for health care plan includes a server and a database connected to the server. The server hosts a website thereon, and the database stores disease data of at least one care recipient, and stores at least one health care plan template. When one of the disease data of the care recipient is selected on the website, the care provider selects one of the health care plan templates corresponding to the selected disease data, and applies the selected health care plan template to a dedicated calendar of the care recipient. Therefore, events of the health care plan template are then displayed on the calendar from a specific starting date.08-02-2012
20120197662System and Method for Facilitating Home Care Activities - A computer-implemented system for managing the tracking and completion of one or more caretaking events, including a care management interface configured to receive and track one or more caretaking events and facilitate assignment of at least one caregiver record with each of the caretaking events, wherein a caretaking event is an item to be performed by the caregiver identified in the caregiver record taken for the benefit of a home health care recipient. The system further includes a professional home care management interface configured to receive an assignment of caretaking event in a calendar item or task item, generate and transmit a home care management request including the caretaking event to a home care management system, receive a confirmation from the home care management system that the task has been assigned to the home care management system, and display an indication of the assignment in the care management interface.08-02-2012
20120197659COORDINATED HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DELIVERY SYSTEM AND PROCESS08-02-2012
20120197658METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ELECTRONIC SCRIPT USAGE - Methods and systems for electronic script usage are described. In one embodiment, questionnaire data associated with an over-the-counter medication is selected. A questionnaire display including a plurality of questions based on the questionnaire data is generated. Questionnaire response data is received. A prescriber request is transmitted to a prescriber device. The prescriber request is based on the questionnaire response data. The prescriber device is associated with a prescriber. A prescriber response is received in response to transmission of the prescriber request. An electronic script associated with the over-the-counter medication is rendered in response to receipt of the prescriber response. Additional methods and systems are disclosed.08-02-2012
20120197655AIDING USER SELECTION OF A TREATMENT OPTION FOR A HEALTH CARE ISSUE - There is provided a support platform and method that enables a individual to make a health care decision. This platform and method provides comparison information to the individual that allows the individual to compare various treatment options for treating health care issue(s). This comparison information includes information for each of the plurality of treatment options gathered from a plurality of individuals that used at least one of the plurality of treatment options in treating the healthcare issue. This comparison information also includes, for at least one of the plurality of treatment options, information associated with the individual regarding healthcare services provided to the individual.08-02-2012
20090222284PHYSICIAN OFFICE VIEWPOINT SURVEY SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system and method for conducting surveys, and, more particularly, an at least partially automated and efficient system and method for collecting, processing, and displaying customer satisfaction survey information that enables a product or service provider to evaluate the quality of goods and/or services received based on ratings and reports obtained by performing surveys of customers, employees, and/or staff. The system utilizes an execution platform using a clinical process improvement methodology. The system provides the execution platform with software scripts implementing the clinical improvement process, using drill-down questioning techniques and verbatim comments tailored to the survey participants comments and/or status information to gain insights into the participants' reasons for their opinions. The system obtains raw survey data and processes that data into useful survey information, such as graphs and charts, for presenting to survey consumers (i.e., system users) who may be remotely located. In this way the system and method can be utilized in a quality improvement program for any service or product provider.09-03-2009
20090222285Authentication Of Pharmaceutical Products - A method for authenticating a pharmaceutical product, the pharmaceutical product being associated with packaging having disposed thereon or therein coded data including a number of coded data portions, each coded data portion being indicative of an identity of the pharmaceutical product and at least part of a digital signature of at least part of the identity. The method includes having a computer system receive indicating data from a sensing device, the sensing device being responsive to sensing of the coded data to generate indicating data at least partially indicative of the identity of the pharmaceutical product and the signature part. The computer system determines the identity at least one determined signature part and uses these to authenticate the pharmaceutical product.09-03-2009
20120197657SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO FACILITATE MEDICAL SERVICES - Systems and methods related to efficient practice of medicine, with a particular focus in the dermatologic field. The systems methods described herein rely on teamwork in which all of the participants (patients, medical staff and medical care providers) contribute to the medical visit, medical record generation, and billing for the visit. The systems and methods include three aspects, which are referred to herein as portals: 1) a patient portal 08-02-2012
20090254367Method and Apparatus for Manufacturing an Implant - An orthopedic implant manufacturing method. The method includes preparing a pre-operative surgical plan for a specific patient, the surgical plan including a three-dimensional image of a patient's joint indicating at least one resection plane, communicating the surgical plan to a surgeon of the patient, and receiving approval of the surgical plan and the resection plane by the surgeon. The method also includes providing automated osteophyte/protrusion removal control for surgeon manipulation, receiving a modified three-dimensional image of a patient's joint indicating an osteophyte/protrusion removal and a recommendation for a corresponding selected orthopedic implant from the surgeon, and requesting manufacture of the selected orthopedic implant.10-08-2009
20090254366SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HEALTH CARE FINANCING - A system for health care financing comprises at least two health care providers, a vendor/operator, an electronic price list, at least one employer having at least one participating employee, at least one deposit account for each of the employees, and at least one high-deductible insurance policy that is available to the participating employees. The electronic price list includes offers from the at least two health care providers, and consumer feedback data regarding past transactions between participating employees and the health care providers having a price listed in the electronic database. The health care providers have authority vary price offers in the price list, and can access the electronic database to vary their price offers. The participating employees can access the price list via the Internet to learn price offers extended by the providers, and to access the consumer feedback data. Payment for a transaction between a participating employee and a provider can be made from a consumer's deposit account without consulting a third party to decide the price of the transaction. The participating employees can place consumer feedback data into the electronic database after a transaction between a given employee and a provider having a price listed in the electronic database. The vendor/operator receives positive revenue from health are transactions between the employees and the providers having a price listed in the electronic database.10-08-2009
20090254361Continuity of Medical Care - A consumer is provided with continuity of medical care by being prompted to transfer data to a recipient, upon completion of the consumer's interaction with a brokerage system. The data obtained during the interactions is transferred to one or more recipients selected by the consumer.10-08-2009
20090254360Systems and Methods For Healthcare Asset Allocation - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a healthcare asset allocation method including receiving a healthcare asset request, creating a plurality of potential solutions using healthcare asset data, and determining a healthcare asset allocation by applying a genetic algorithm to the plurality of potential solutions using a plurality of genetic algorithm parameters and the healthcare asset request. The healthcare asset data includes data related to assets in a healthcare enterprise.10-08-2009
20090254365CARE MANAGEMENT AND TRANSPORTATION WORKFLOW - A system for facilitating the physical provision of health care services to patients comprises a computer-readable medium containing information associated with the physical provision of health care services to patients; an electronic display disposed in a health care environment; and software configured to effect display of some of the information on the electronic display; wherein the electronic display is not a part of a computer workstation and is configured for simultaneous viewing by a plurality of staff. A method for facilitating the physical provision of health care services to patients comprises inputting, via the electronic touch screen display, information corresponding to a patient or room; displaying, via the electronic touch screen display, the information; and providing, to a patient, physical health care services, based on the viewed information. The electronic touchscreen display preferably is not a part of a computer workstation and is configured for simultaneous viewing by a plurality of health care providers and caregivers.10-08-2009
20100274573DATA RELEVATION AND PATTERN OR EVENT RECOGNITION - An adaptable data management system that can address situations and/or scenarios ‘on-the-fly’ is provided. The innovation discloses a system that is not bound by intended content and therefore, allows associations (e.g., patterns, trends) and functionalities (e.g., notifications) to be expressed very rapidly (e.g., in real-time) to address health-related scenarios (e.g., bioterrorism). Accordingly, the system can autonomously decide what information to aggregate, how to receive the information, where to access the information, how to analyze the information, and what to do with the information.10-28-2010
20090254364MediCAD Chinese medical system - A Chinese medical system includes a signal input device for entering information, an input signal generated in response to the signal input device, a database system comprising a diagnostic database storing a diagnostic information of Chinese diagnostic information and a matching analyzer analyzing the input signal and matching the input signal with the diagnostic information, a diagnostic output signal generated in response to the matching analyzer of the database system, a responsive system including an action database storing a treatment methods information, a retriever retrieving the treatment methods information in response to the diagnostic output signal to generate a retriever signal, a signal transmitter receiving the diagnostic output signal and transmitting the diagnostic output signal to the retriever, and a responsive signal generator generating a responsive signal from gathering and organizing the retriever signal.10-08-2009
20090132276METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CLINICAL DOCUMENTS MANAGEMENT BY VOCAL INTERACTION - This invention relates to methods and systems for medical document management of emergency medical and health care facilities. A system may comprise a portable voice prompted/activated input/output unit, a patient encounter transaction support facility, a clinical documents database, and an application development environment. The system may comprise methods, by a wireless clinical environment, for capturing and managing clinical documents using the voice command and response unit that operates in conjunction with the patient encounter transaction support facility, clinical documents database, and/or application development environment.05-21-2009
20100179824MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR PRESCRIBING/DISPENSING MEDICINE WHICH MAY CAUSE SERIOUS SIDE EFFECT - There is provided a medicine management system in which, in order to prevent a medicine known as the one which may cause a serious side effect when a certain patient takes it from being transferred to the certain patient, it is judged whether or not information from the prescribing doctor, the patient, and the pharmacist all registered in the system respectively satisfies a transfer condition, the result is notified, and records can be preserved for individual information providers not by telephone and IVRs.07-15-2010
20090259486PATIENT CENTRIC MEDICATION DISPENSING DEVICE - A patient centric medication dispensing device is herein disclosed. The dispensing device is configured to close the loop between a patient, a treating physician and a pharmacy by monitoring the medication intake of the patient and reporting information to the physician and/or the pharmacy or pharmaceutical company. The dispensing device is further configured to calculate adverse drug effects that may result if a patient takes a requested medication, based on medication that has already been dispensed and medication that is scheduled to be taken. The dispensing device is also configured to provide the patient with educational information based on the situation the patient has encountered, such as missing a scheduled dosage or suffering from side-effects.10-15-2009
20100161347SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR SIMULATING FUTURE MEDICAL EPISODES - A computer-implemented method of generating future medical episodic simulations is provided. The method includes generating a personal wellness lifestyle signature for an individual based upon pre-selected data pertinent to wellness of the individual. Additionally, the method includes comparing the personal wellness lifestyle signature of the individual with at least one personal wellness lifestyle signature of at least one other individual determined to have at least one wellness characteristic similar to a corresponding wellness characteristic of the individual. The method further includes predicting at least one future medical episode corresponding to the individual based upon the comparison.06-24-2010
20100169112METHOD FOR EFFECTING COMPUTER IMPLEMENTED DECISION-SUPPORT IN PRESCRIBING A DRUG THERAPY - The method uses a rules database comprising a number of associated rules for prescribing the drug for treatment, where each rule indicates a prescription of the drug suitable for a specific set of patient data. Drug data and patient data are entered into the rules database. The database provides an output of a prescription suitable for the therapy.07-01-2010
20100169115SYSTEM FOR MATCHING INDIVIDUALS WITH HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AND METHODS THEREOF - A system for matching individuals with health care providers and methods thereof. The system is capable of collecting information from health care providers and individuals and thereafter matching individuals with clinical trial providers based upon that information by utilizing coding to eliminate medical terminology ambiguity. The system continually updates the degree of likelihood of a match of a health care provider with an individual based upon individual feedback and clinical trial provider feedback relating to results achieved from treatment provided by a given health care provider. The system also notifies individuals of experimental clinical trials that can be potentially applicable to the individual based upon the information provided by the individual.07-01-2010
20090276242System, method and apparatus for second opinion - A method for providing a medical second opinion includes receiving a first IDC-9 code from a physician at a computerized system. The first ICD-9 code is related to a clinical interest of the physician. A second ICD-9 code is received at the computerized system from a patient. The computerized system compares the first and second ICD-9 code values. By finding equivalent or equal ICD-9 codes, a physician having an appropriate clinical interest is automatically referred to the patient. The physician provides a second medical opinion.11-05-2009
20090276241Patient Care and Treatment Data Structure and Processing System - An expected outcome data system stores data representing a plurality of different expected outcomes of patient care and treatment for use in providing healthcare to a patient. An acquisition processor acquires data representing an expected outcome of treatment associated with a medical problem for storage in a repository. A repository, electrically coupled to the acquisition processor, includes data representing a plurality of different expected outcomes; an individual expected outcome has an expected outcome name and is characterized by expected outcome attributes; an individual expected outcome has a plurality of attribute properties determining how an expected outcome attribute is represented. Expected outcome attributes include a focus term indicating a topic of an expected outcome, an expected outcome likelihood term indicating an assessment of likelihood of the associated corresponding expected outcome, and a client term indicating at least one target person for care. The attribute properties include a format attribute property indicating a format constraint of an expected outcome attribute and a content attribute property indicating a content constraint of an expected outcome attribute. A retrieval processor, electrically coupled to the repository, retrieves data representing at least one expected outcome from the repository.11-05-2009
20090276239VALIDATED HEALTHCARE CLEANING AND SANITIZING PRACTICES - A validated healthcare facility cleaning and sanitizing system provides a comprehensive and systematic approach to cleaning and sanitizing practices at a hospital or other healthcare facility. The validated hospital cleaning system identifies hospital vectors of contamination; that is, sources through which hospital acquired infections (HAIs) may be spread. The validated system defines a plurality of modules within a healthcare facility, each having an associated cleaning process map designed to meet the particular cleaning and/or sanitizing needs and challenges faced by that module. Various stages of the cleaning process map include validation points, at which certain parameters designed to ensure proper cleaning and/or sanitizing of the module are verified.11-05-2009
20100185457NERVE-SPECIFIC ELECTRODE (NSE) STUDY PRICING MODEL, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING THE SAME - A method for computing the amount of a payment which is to be made by a customer and communicating the same, the method comprising establishing a list price for each of a plurality of nerve-specific electrodes (NSEs); establishing a study pricing structure for the NSEs which are to be used in a nerve conduction study (NCS); upon completion of an NCS, determining the number and type of NSEs that were used in that NCS; summing the list prices for each of the NSEs used in that NCS so as to calculate an inventory price; determining the relevant level of the study pricing structure according to the quantity of NSEs used in that NCS so as to determine the appropriate study price; calculating a study pricing credit; determining the amount due; applying the study pricing credit, against the amount due; and displaying the result to the customer.07-22-2010
20100179823ONLINE DESIGN DECISION MANAGEMENT - Methods, computer-readable media, and systems provide design decision management (DDM) to manage the various design decisions made by a client healthcare provider during the design of a healthcare management system by a solution-provider company. A DDM system provides a user interface and allows a user to access data from design decision databases, analyze accessed data, and conduct design review of client design decisions. Design review is initiated when a client design decision conflicts with a company-recommended design decision. The design review process determines if the conflicting client design decision should be approved and implemented or if the company-recommended design decision should be implemented.07-15-2010
20100179822System, Method and Device for Tracking Surgical Sponges - A system, method, and device for tracking surgical sponges for a medical procedure is provided. In one embodiment, the system includes an RF reader having an antenna, said antenna configured to be removably attached to a receptacle and to radiate discarded sponges comprising sponges entering the receptacle. The RF reader may be configured to receive unique identifying (ID) information from radiated sponges and provide the ID information to a wireless transmitter electrically connected to the RF reader. The system may include a handheld computer having a wireless port and configured to wirelessly receive the ID information of discarded surgical sponges from the wireless transmitter. The handheld computer may store in its memory ID information of a plurality of available surgical sponges comprising sponges available for use during the procedure and receive and store ID information of a plurality of unused surgical sponges comprising sponges that were not used during the procedure. In addition, the handheld computer may be configured to process data of the discarded surgical sponges, unused surgical sponges, and available surgical sponges to determine if any available surgical sponge is not discarded and is not unused.07-15-2010
20100179820AUTOMATED ANALYSIS OF DATA COLLECTED BY IN-VIVO DEVICES - Systems and methods for operably coupling medical device(s) together with an evaluation device such that closed-loop processing may occur are provided. To achieve closed-loop processing, the evaluation device is configured to receive diagnostic information related to physiological attributes of a patient and operational-status information of the medical device(s). Upon receipt of this information, the evaluation device may automatically analyze the data and automatically compose instructions based on the analysis. Analyzing includes comparing the data against content within an electronic medical record (EMR) or applying rules to the data. The rules are built on evidence-based medical procedures consistent with current medical practice. The instructions, when distributed and implemented, invoke actions at the medical device(s), such as dispensing a medication and reprogramming configuration settings, as well as actions at a notification component configured to request a healthcare professional to intervene in a patient's treatment and to provide feedback of medical events.07-15-2010
20100179818Utilizing Conditional Logic in Medical Documentation - Methods, computer storage media, systems and user interfaces that guide a clinician to complete medical documentation. The method, computer storage media, system and user interfaces include presenting a first medical documentation set to indicate a medical aspect for which medical data is to be documented. At least one of the medical documentation elements in the first set is linked to a second medical documentation set. A selection of one of the linked medical documentation elements in the first set is received, and the second medical documentation set is presented. An attribute for at least one of the medical data fields in the first or second set is received, and the attributes received for the first and the second medical documentation sets are aggregated into a medical data group.07-15-2010
20100179825COPYING PATIENT-CUSTOMIZED HEALTHCARE PLANS/ORDERS/PHASES - Computerized methods in a clinical computing environment for presenting previously customized, patient-specific healthcare plans, orders, phases and/or portions thereof, in association with subsequent patient encounters are provided. The method includes receiving a patient identifier associated with a patient and a particular encounter; receiving an indicator of a condition/diagnosis associated with the patient and the particular encounter; determining that the patient has presented with the condition/diagnosis in association with at least one previous encounter; and presenting at least one order, healthcare plan, phase of a healthcare plan, or portion thereof associated with the at least one previous encounter, wherein the presented at least one order, healthcare plan, phase of a healthcare plan, or portion thereof includes at least one patient-specific customization.07-15-2010
20100161345MEDICAL DATA TRACKING, ANALYSIS AND AGGREGATION SYSTEM - A medical item tracking method including storing inventory levels of items which are for use in medical procedures and receiving input for reserving the use of a facility for a medical procedure, which medical procedure is projected to use at least one of the inventoried items. The input identifies at least one individual projected to participate in the medical procedure. The method further includes retrieving data relating to the predicted usage of the inventoried item in the medical procedure, wherein the data is based upon the participation of the at least one individual. The method further includes adjusting the levels of inventory based upon the retrieved predicted usage data.06-24-2010
20100161346Systems and Methods for Providing Bolus Dosage Recommendations - A method of providing bolus dosage recommendations for diabetics includes presenting a plurality of representative foods to a user. The user's response to estimate a carbohydrate value for each one of the plurality of representative foods is received. An input is then received from the user indicating a food to be consumed and an estimated carbohydrate value for the food to be consumed. A bolus dosage recommendation is calculated based on the input from the user and the user's response to estimate the carbohydrate value for at least one of the plurality of representative foods.06-24-2010
20090037217MULTI-FUNCTIONAL PACKAGE SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a multi-functional package system. This integrated package system integrates the aspects authentication, prompting the consumer to consume a product from the package as per a prescribed plan including appropriate patient feedback from clinical trials and/or collection of pharmacovigilance data, real time recording of the history of product dispensed from the package, communicating/interacting with an external device, establishing and converting the package into a non-authentic package after the validity period/expiry period has elapsed or the package has been tampered with or after the entire contents of the package has been dispensed. This multi-functional capability is achieved by the synergistic combination of a tailored coupling/decoupling of the dispensing system, product sensing system, data processing system and communicating/interacting with an external device/system along with the unique identification information provided on the package.02-05-2009
20100169111Portable Health & Safety Monitoring Device - A portable health and safety monitoring device integrates real-time usage monitoring and wireless reporting. Wireless communications occur with each opening of a medication compartment which reporting the event time to a host server. The event is displayed online on a website accessible by authorized caregivers. The device optionally contains a global positioning system. In addition, the device optionally but preferably includes a panic button. Actions that are to occur upon actuation of the panic button can be stipulated by authorized caregivers, such as auto-dialing a physician or caregiver when a panic button press occurs. The device beeps when meds are due and immediately reports to the server after a lid opening.07-01-2010
20100191541SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING THREE DIMENSIONAL INFRARED IMAGING FOR LIBRARIES OF STANDARDIZED MEDICAL IMAGERY - Calibrated infrared and range imaging sensors are used to produce a true-metric three-dimensional (3D) surface model of any body region within the fields of view of both sensors. Curvilinear surface features in both modalities are caused by internal and external anatomical elements. They are extracted to form 3D Feature Maps that are projected onto the skin surface. Skeletonized Feature Maps define subpixel intersections that serve as anatomical landmarks to aggregate multiple images for models of larger regions of the body, and to transform images into precise standard poses. Features are classified by origin, location, and characteristics to produce annotations that are recorded with the images and feature maps in reference image libraries. The system provides an enabling technology for searchable medical image libraries.07-29-2010
20120197663Medication Risk Assessment System - A medication risk assessment method implemented using a computer particularly adapted for a health care management or delivery organization is provided, wherein the method includes at least the steps of: providing a medication risk assessment tool to a client, wherein the medication risk assessment tool includes a questionnaire, and wherein the client maintains a relationship with a population of individuals; administering the questionnaire to the population of individuals, thereby generating questionnaire data; obtaining prescription claims data from the population of individuals; combining the questionnaire data and the prescription claims data in an electronic database, thereby generating population data; analyzing the population data according to a set of rules; ranking the analyzed data according to risk; and generating at least one report based on the ranked data.08-02-2012
20100185458Method for Retrieving Prescriptions with RFID Detection - A method of tracking the exit of a filled prescription from a storage area configured to house multiple filled prescriptions includes the steps of: providing a pharmaceutical vial filled with a prescription of a pharmaceutical for a particular patient, wherein the vial includes an RFID tag that is specific for the prescription; storing the pharmaceutical vial in the storage area; detecting the RFID tag with an RFID detector as the vial is stored in the storage area, the RFID detector being associated with a controller; removing the vial from the storage area; detecting the removal of the RIFD tag to indicate removal of the vial from the storage area; and recording the removal of the vial with the controller. T07-22-2010
20100185456MEDICATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A system that monitors and tracks compliance to a medication regimen or schedule is provided. The system can measure and track dosage amounts together with the time in which tablets, pills or liquid are removed from a container. The information can be stored for compliance analysis. Additionally, the system can alter a user of a dosage schedule thereby enhancing compliance.07-22-2010
20100262430REDUCING MEDICAL ERROR - A method, apparatus, and system for reducing medical error may comprise receiving an enter signal including an enter status when a first worker device enters a zone. An exit signal including an exit status may be received when the first worker device exits the zone. Moreover an action signal including an action status may be received if an action device is actuated.10-14-2010
20100169113HOSPITAL SERVICE LINE MANAGEMENT TOOL - A method for managing, organizing, integrating, and evaluating a service line of a hospital. Primary goals of the present method include, for example, improving patient care, increasing financial margins, and building volume.07-01-2010
20100169110BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A healthcare professional terminal 07-01-2010
20100262433Methods, Systems, and Products for Tracking Surgical Items - Methods, systems, and products track equipment used during surgical procedures. An allowable zone associated with a surgical procedure is identified. The allowable zone determines where surgical items may be used during the surgical procedure. A location of a surgical item is determined. When the location is outside the allowable zone, an alarm is triggered to indicate the surgical item is moving outside the allowable zone towards an area in which the surgical item may not be used.10-14-2010
20100262432Computer-created-consensus-based health-care system - The system and method for applying interactive and adaptable consensuses, guidelines and protocols comprising electronic templates comprising relational information and data for managing and delivering better and optimal health, health-care and health-care services by computer servers.10-14-2010
20100262429SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING MEDICAL DATA - Managing electrocardiogram (ECG) processing is described. ECGs are distributed to a technician system and/or a cardiologist system based on protocol data and one or more factors to promote processing efficiency for the ECGs. A modification to the protocol data can be received. Processed ECGs can be analyzed in view of the modification to identify ECGs for reprocessing. The identified ECGs can be reprocessed in accordance with the modification to the protocol data and, if applicable, the factors.10-14-2010
20080215360SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MEDICAL DATA INTERCHANGE INTERFACE - A system according to one aspect of the present invention comprises a processor, a device interface, a user interface, a data relay transceiver, and a memory coupled to the processor and storing instructions. The processor executes the instructions in the memory to receive data from a medical device through a wired connection using the device interface, and transmits the data to an intermediary device using the data relay transceiver. This system can be implemented in a small, portable unit that is easy for a patient to transport. The system's user interface may include a microphone and speaker to allow the communication of audible information between the system and a user.09-04-2008
20100191543Healthcare Computer System - A hospital bed, patient/nurse call system, and a hospital network are provided. Communication is provided over a packet based communication network.07-29-2010
20100191542System And Method For Creating A Marketing Analysis Model - A method of producing a marketing report, wherein the marketing report is based on at least one or more patient information data-sets and one or more purchasing information data-sets, can include the steps of receiving a first patient information data-set from a patient, transmitting a patient association request to a purchase tracking module, wherein the patient association request includes a portion of the first patient information data-set, and the purchase tracking module is configured to store purchasing information data-sets. The method can include receiving a patient association confirmation, wherein the patient association confirmation acknowledges the association of a portion of the first patient information data-set with a purchasing information data-set stored in the purchase tracking module, scheduling a time for transmission of a first educational information data-set to the patient and transmitting the first educational information data-set at the properly scheduled time to the patient.07-29-2010
20110112848MEDICAL DECISION SYSTEM INCLUDING QUESTION MAPPING AND CROSS REFERENCING SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - A medical decision system includes a questions database including a plurality of questions to be presented to a user relating to medical care, an answers database including a plurality of answers related to the plurality of questions in the questions database and a plurality of medical related information databases including medical related information and rules. The medical related information may include a plurality of medical conditions to be presented to the user for selection based on the answers to the questions selected by the user from said answers database, and medical recommendations relating to the plurality of medical conditions. All medical recommendations relating to the selected medical condition may be presented to the user.05-12-2011
20120197660SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO FACILIATE MEDICAL SERVICES - The systems methods described herein incorporate on teamwork in which all of the participants (patients, medical staff, and medical care providers), contribute to the medical visit, medical record generation, and billing for the visit. The systems and methods include three aspects, which are referred to herein as portals: 1) a patient portal 08-02-2012
20100217618Event Detection Based on Location Observations and Status Conditions of Healthcare Resources - Methods, systems and apparatus for initiating actions in a healthcare environment are disclosed. Illustrative embodiments receive identification data from tags assigned to healthcare resources via local positioning sensors. The illustrative embodiments also determine proximity of the healthcare resources based upon the identification data received via local positioning sensors. The embodiments also determine that an event has occurred in response to the proximity of the healthcare resources satisfying a relational condition of the event that relates the healthcare resources, and the healthcare resources satisfying a status condition of the event. The embodiments further initiate an action associated with the event in response to determining that the event has occurred.08-26-2010
20100235191Computational systems and methods for health services planning and matching - Systems and methods are described relating to accepting an indication of at least one health-related status of an individual; determining a plurality of health service options for the individual based on the indication of at least one health-related status; and soliciting advertising for at least one selected health service option.09-16-2010
20100179819MOBILE DISCRETE DATA DOCUMENTATION - Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for transferring data from a medical device to a patient's electronic medical record are provided. Initially, a medical device and a patient are identified, such as by scanning a barcode or searching in an electronically-searchable database. Once identified, the medical device and the patient area associated, and data from the medical device is acquired and sent to a form that allows a user to edit the data or add other information. The user may then indicate that the data is ready to be transmitted to the patient's electronic medical record. The medical device and the patient may now be disassociated. The disassociation may be implicit, so that it is not required that a user provide an indication that the patient and medical device are to be disassociated. Rather, the disassociation may occur upon transmittal of the data to the patient's EMR.07-15-2010
20100228561COMPUTER METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROMOTING HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND FITNESS WITH MULTIPLE SPONSORS - Disclosed is an improved automated system and corresponding computer method of promoting and maintaining health, wellness, and fitness. Multiple sponsors per member participant are enabled. Each sponsor defines respective qualifying healthy behavior (activities, purchases, other) and reward rate for each such activity and purchase. A rewards engine operates on member accounts adding units per member completion of qualifying healthy activities or purchases, thereby encouraging members to adopt healthy habits. This, in turn, leads to better health, wellness, and fitness for the subject members. The combination of different and multiple sponsors having different qualifying activities/purchases provides increased member incentive.09-09-2010
20100228564METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING PHYSICIAN PROFILE AND HEALTHCARE APPOINTMENT SERVICES - Method and apparatus for the collection and management of healthcare practitioner profile information prior to inclusion in a hospital directory of affiliated practitioners or insurance provider directory of participating practitioners. Healthcare practitioners (e.g., physicians) enter and communicate changes to their profile data to a central database to increase their compliance and decrease the frequency of providing updated or incomplete information in a hospital or insurance provider directory. The profile data can be credentialed according to rules specific to each hospital or insurance provider, prior to inclusion in the directory. The directory may further provide online booking of available appointment times for affiliated physicians from multiple practice groups. The online booking process can simultaneously be available on multiple websites of a hospital, insurance provider, physician practice group and/or centralized provider (aggregator).09-09-2010
20100228565Managing Patient Bed Assignments And Bed Occupancy In A Health Care Facility - An integrated health care delivery network with enabling software and network technology to maximize bed resources, manage varying census levels, and avoid patient diversions through real-time monitoring, automation and communication, is disclosed. Preferably, the present invention is embodied in a bed management system that interfaces with and complements existing Admission/Discharge/Transfer (ADT) systems. The bed management system is an easy-to-use business intelligence application that is designed to allow administrators, clinicians and managers to easily access, analyze and display real-time patient and bed availability information from ancillary information systems, databases and spreadsheets. It enables users to see trends and relationships in hospital (bed) management data directly from their desktop personal computers.09-09-2010
20100228562System and Method for Verifying and Assembling a Multiple Prescription Package - A method for verifying a multiple prescription order having a plurality of different medications is described. The method comprises receiving a prescription order that includes a first medication that is different from a second medication. Additionally, the prescription order indicates that the first medication and second medication are to be taken at regular intervals. After entering the prescription order into a graphical user interface, the method verifies the entered prescription order by comparing the entered prescription order to the multiple prescription order. Multiple prescription packages are generated that combines the first medication and second medication in the same package that are intended to be taken at the prescribed interval. Each multiple prescription package is then inspected, and a verification process is initiated that confirms that the first medication and second medication are within each multiple prescription package. The multiple prescription packages are then placed into a container that is sealed.09-09-2010
20120197656RADIATION THERAPY KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE - A method for implementing a radiation therapy knowledge exchange starts with searching a database of cases studies and selecting a case study. The selected case study is downloaded. The downloaded case study is applied to a medical case, wherein the downloaded case is applied using deformable image registration to deform reference images of the downloaded case to medical images of the medical case. After application of the downloaded case study, the medical case is uploaded to the network, wherein uploading the medical case allows at least the submitting clinician to download, review, and edit at least a portion of the medical case to create a reviewed medical case. Finally, the reviewed medical case is downloaded and applied to the medical case to create a final medical case.08-02-2012
20110112859HEALTHCARE CLAIMS LOSS CONTROL SYSTEMS AND METHODS - A method for controlling healthcare claim payment losses including accessing information about a claim after a payer is prepared to pay, but prior to payment, evaluating the information including at least one of determining indications of fraud, validating service coding and editing as indicated, identifying possible payment discounts, and developing analytics indicative of risk for future claims, and providing loss control recommendations based at least partially on the evaluation, prior to paying the claim. Also a loss control system for healthcare claims with a loss control engine and a database in communication with the loss control engine, wherein the loss control engine accesses information about healthcare claims from the database after the claims have been processed for payment and wherein the loss control engine further analyses the claims for potential cost savings and returns a loss control recommendation for each claim to the database before payment of the respective claim.05-12-2011
20100235194METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING, ADMINISTERING, AND COORDINATING A DUAL-PURPOSE PROFIT SHARING PLAN - A method and system for providing, administering, and coordinating a Dual-Purpose Profit Sharing plan (DPPSP). The method comprising the steps of: establishing the DPPSP as a qualified fund in accordance with Internal Revenue Service provisions; providing retirement benefits accident, and health benefits within the DPPSP; determining an allocation of employee contributions and employer contributions to the DPPSP between the retirement benefits, accident benefits and health benefits based on a predetermined formula; establishing that i) the employer contributions and ii) the accident and health benefits are excluded from taxation as income, based on federal income tax exclusion rules and offering the DPPSP.09-16-2010
20090083067Methods and kits for selecting a health care product - A method is provided for selecting and administering a health care product comprising the steps of: 03-26-2009
20100153132CLINICAL WORKFLOW ANALYSIS AND CUSTOMER BENCHMARKING - A method and apparatus is provided for analysis of the utilization of a technical medical device, such as a computer tomography, by a medical facility is provided. Recording of the use of the device is performed with time stamp information and a comparison of the use is performed by a programmed computer device to other users of similar equipment or to similar users of different equipment. Optimization of use, such as through the purchase if different equipment and/or software or upgrades to the equipment and/or software is proposed.06-17-2010
20100217620ELECTRONIC SYSTEM FOR TRACKING AND MONITORING ARTICLES TO BE STERILIZED AND ASSOCIATED METHOD - An electronic system for tracking and monitoring articles to be subjected to a sterilization cycle is disclosed. The method uses a sterilization indicator and electronically links sterilization information with the articles subjected to the sterilization process. The indicator allows a sterilization cycle to be monitored without the need for a user to subjectively distinguish between color, quality or intensity of display patterns.08-26-2010
20100217617Method, a System, and a Computer Program for Diagnostic Workflow Management - According to the method of a workflow management according to the invention, at step 08-26-2010
20100217621Clinical Information - Among other things, a computer implemented method for use in a healthcare environment is described herein. The method comprises documenting a set of medical data of a patient in a data repository based on an identifier assigned to the patient, wherein the set of medical data is provided from a medical data source; managing medical information represented by the set of medical data using a computer system in communication with the data repository; and based upon a received request, providing a portion of the documented set of medical data from the data repository to medical equipment remotely located from the data repository, wherein receipt of the request is based upon the identifier assigned to the patient.08-26-2010
20100235190Computational systems and methods for health services planning and matching - Systems and methods are described relating to accepting an indication of at least one health-related status of an individual; determining a plurality of health service options for the individual based on the indication of at least one health-related status; advertising a desire for at least one selected health service option; and providing a matching system for procurement of a desired health service option.09-16-2010
20100241443Sequential control and execution of medical applications at different workstations - A process, a system and a computer program product and computer readable medium are disclosed for the sequential control and execution of a medical task. In at least one embodiment, the task is processed with the aid of a plurality of different, computer-implemented, medical-technical, stateful applications. In at least one embodiment, the invention uses a 3-layer software architecture including a data layer, a business logic layer, and presentation layer. With the aid of a central server, the option is provided of a one-time loading of the extensive datasets for a task and the applications for a task, so that the datasets and the applications are subsequently preserved for a user of the medical task. As a result, multiple waiting periods for the user are avoided.09-23-2010
20100241448Computational systems and methods for health services planning and matching - Systems and methods are described relating to accepting user input relating to a plurality of health service option selection factors; presenting a plurality of choices for at least one of the health service option selection factors; and presenting at least one outcome output based on a selection of at least one of the plurality of choices for at least one of the health service option selection factors.09-23-2010
20100223068Method And Apparatus For The Unified Evaluation, Presentation and Modification of Healthcare Regimens - A method and apparatus for the unified evaluation, presentation and modification of healthcare regimens are disclosed. According to one embodiment a computer-implemented method comprises computing one or more compound factors for a healthcare regimen. The compound factors include one of compound risks and compound benefits. The one or more compound factors are provided to a client. One or more adverse effects are provided to the client with a corresponding compound conditional probability of the one or more compound factors.09-02-2010
20090076848System and Method for Delivering Medical Examination, Treatment and Assistance Over a Network - A system for delivering medical examination, diagnosis, and treatment services from a health care practitioner to a patient over a network includes a plurality of health care practitioner terminals and a plurality of patient terminals in audiovisual communication over the network with any of the plurality of health care practitioner terminals. Each of the plurality of health care practitioner terminals includes a display device. The system also includes a call center in communication with the patient terminals and the health care practitioner terminals. The call center routs a call from a patient at one of the patient terminals to an available health care practitioner at one of the health care practitioner terminals so that the available health care practitioner may carry on a two-way conversation with the patient and visually observe the patient. The available health care practitioner may make an assessment of the patient and treat the patient.03-19-2009
20090076846MEDICAL SEARCH CLINICAL INTERACTION - In searching medical information, problem oriented information related to a medical condition is solicited from a patient. Based at least in part on the problem oriented information, a plurality of findings are determined about the patient. Based at least in part on the plurality of findings, a plurality of queries associated with said medical condition are determined. Based at least in part on the plurality of queries, search is conducted to find information relevant to the medical condition.03-19-2009
20090076844SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTE DELIVERY OF A THERAPEUTIC TREATMENT - A system and method for remote delivery of a therapeutic treatment using a low-level light therapy (“LLLT”) device permits a user at a remote location to select and purchase a therapeutic session on a remote computer. The remote computer then transmits a request for the therapeutic session to a server at a treatment center, which then selects the corresponding treatment program and sends the program to the remote computer. The remote computer then transmits the treatment program to the LLLT device for executing the treatment program in order to deliver a therapeutic treatment to a user. The treatment program is then deleted from the LLLT device to preserve the security of the treatment program and discourage theft or misuse of the LLLT device.03-19-2009
20090076843INTERACTIVE TEAM PORTAL SYSTEM - A team communication platform that combines messaging, video, testing, reporting, work flow diagramming, presentations, and performance analysis into a portal system that is made mobile through the use of synchronization services.03-19-2009
20090076841RULES-BASED SOFTWARE AND METHODS FOR HEALTH CARE MEASUREMENT APPLICATIONS AND USES THEREOF - A rules based software user interface application and environment, comprising: a) a clinical quality measure library database schema, b) a clinical quality measure specification database schema, c) a rules library, d) a clinical business rule (CBR) editor, e) a key performance indicator (KPI) or clinical quality measure specification editor, f) a clinical quality runtime configuration module, g) a cost of care runtime configuration module and h) a runtime manager module and, in some embodiments, i) a measure testing module. In some embodiments, rules-based software applications comprise a component for delivery of clinical measure description libraries as a web or Internet application. In other embodiments, rules-based software applications comprise a component for measure testing which include a test data generator module which generates a test database with a known target measure result and an audit detail component for inspecting test results. In yet other embodiments, rules-based software applications comprise both a component for delivery of clinical measure description libraries as a web or Internet application and a measure testing component to support the development of measures. Methods of converting health-based input source data into measures of clinical quality or cost of care comprise: a) providing a source code application, b) providing a collection of source data that comprises health-related source data, and c) transforming the source data into at least one evidence-based care measure using the source code application. In some embodiments, contemplated care measures comprise quality of care measures, care of cost measures or combinations thereof.03-19-2009
20090076842METHOD FOR TAILORING STRATEGY MESSAGES FROM AN EXPERT SYSTEM TO ENHANCE SUCCESS WITH MODIFICATIONS TO HEALTH BEHAVIORS - A system and method for assisting with the maintenance of healthy lifestyle habits by generating tailored strategy messages within an expert system and then pushing those messages to the corresponding individual users of the cellular phones or other portable devices. The system and method allows diet and exercise plans to be tailored to individual users based on their preferences and provides consistent and appropriate strategy messages designed to encourage and motivate users toward successfully maintaining healthy lifestyle habits. Users complete initial assessments which detail individual food and physical activity preferences. The system uses the assessments to generate individualized messages that are pushed to user devices through a system incorporating cellular technologies. Tailored messages are pushed from the computer based expert system to user devices at predetermined times each day.03-19-2009
20090076839SEMANTIC SEARCH SYSTEM - A semantic search is provided. The semantic search generates related terms that relate to a search term using a selected ontology domain. The related terms may be compared to information in a medical document. The semantic search may also generate related terms for the medical document. The related terms for the medical document may be compared to the related terms that relate to the search term.03-19-2009
20100228563SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREVENTING HEALTH CARE FRAUD - Systems, methods and computer program products for discouraging and preventing health care-related insurance fraud are disclosed. In an aspect, an insured (e.g., Medicaid) beneficiary identity validation eligibility verification tool is provided that identifies Medicaid beneficiaries using biometrics and verifies their Medicaid eligibility electronically each time they visit a health care provider who participates in the Medicaid program. In such an aspect, an electronic encounter record is created between the provider and the validated and verified beneficiary each time health care services are rendered. The tool of the present invention thus enables insurance companies, regulatory bodies and the like to match submitted claims to captured encounter records as proof that the beneficiary did visit the provider in question on the reported date of service.09-09-2010
20100235188Computational systems and methods for health services planning and matching - Systems and methods are described relating to accepting an indication of at least one health-related status of an individual; determining a plurality of health service options for the individual based on the indication of at least one health-related status; providing a matching system for procurement of a desired health service option; and presenting value information about one or more experiences with the desired health service option.09-16-2010
20100235189Computational systems and methods for health services planning and matching - Systems and methods are described relating to accepting an indication of at least one health-related status of an individual; determining a plurality of health service options for the individual based on the indication of at least one health-related status; advertising a desire for at least one selected health service option; and providing a matching system for procurement of a desired health service option.09-16-2010
20100235186Computational systems and methods for health services planning and matching - Systems and methods are described relating to accepting an indication of at least one health-related status of an individual; determining a plurality of health service options for the individual based on the indication of at least one health-related status; filtering the plurality of health service options; and providing a matching system for procurement of a desired health service option.09-16-2010
20100235182Computational systems and methods for health services planning and matching - Systems and methods are described relating to accepting an indication of at least one health-related status of an individual; determining a plurality of health service options for the individual based on the indication of at least one health-related status; comparing at least two determined health service options; and providing a matching system for procurement of a desired health service option.09-16-2010
20100235184Computational systems and methods for health services planning and matching - Systems and methods are described relating to accepting an indication of at least one health-related status of an individual; determining a plurality of health service options for the individual based on the indication of at least one health-related status; accessing at least one historical result of one or more of the plurality of health service options; and providing a matching system for procurement of a desired health service option.09-16-2010
20100235185Computational systems and methods for health services planning and matching - Systems and methods are described relating to accepting an indication of at least one health-related status of an individual; determining a plurality of health service options for the individual based on the indication of at least one health-related status; accessing at least one historical result of one or more of the plurality of health service options; and providing a matching system for procurement of a desired health service option.09-16-2010
20100217619METHODS FOR VIRTUAL WORLD MEDICAL SYMPTOM IDENTIFICATION - In one embodiment, a method includes providing a virtual world accessible by a patient and a medical professional. The virtual world comprises an avatar representing the patient desiring diagnosis. The method also includes receiving indication from the patient of at least one of a medical symptom and a medical condition and outputting a visual indication of the at least one of a medical symptom and a medical condition on the avatar representing the patient.08-26-2010
20100235178Computational systems and methods for health services planning and matching - Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out accepting an indication of at least one health-related status of an individual; determining at least one health service option for the individual based on the indication of at least one health-related status; and providing a matching system for procurement of a desired health service option.09-16-2010
20100235179METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR STORING MEDICAL SUPPLIES - Storing of medical supplies is performed according to rules promoting safety and ergonomics. The physical arrangement of medical supplies within a storage unit is analyzed. An inventory of medical supplies to be stored in the storage unit is established. A new physical arrangement of medical supplies within the storage unit is determined based on the rules for storing medical supplies and the inventory. The storage unit is configured according to the new physical arrangement. The physical locations within the storage unit where each of the medical supplies is to be stored are indicated. The medical supplies are stored in the indicated locations.09-16-2010
20110112860MEDICAL TREATMENT MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method and system is provided for monitoring the treatment of one or more patients with one or more medications. A medical treatment plan is defined as a set of data elements stored in a database and representative of a patient configuration file. The data elements are translated into a sequence of prompt and record events, which are communicated to one or more remote monitoring devices. Patient response data, supplied by the patients in response to the events and relating at least in part to a record of the intake of the medication by the patient, are obtained, recorded, and uploaded into the database. The patient response data are correlated with additional data relating to patient health or economic outcomes, for example using statistical analysis and data mining. The correlation can be used to adjust dosing recommendations to improve clinical outcome, reduce side-effects, and eliminate drug interactions.05-12-2011
20120173263METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THERAPY PROGRAMS - Methods and systems for implementation of therapy programs are described. In one embodiment, it is determined that a member is enrolled in a drug benefit program. It is determined that a decision deadline has occurred for continuing an aspect of a benefit of the drug benefit program. It is determined that a decision response has not been received from the member. A suspension of the aspect of the benefit of the drug benefit program is generated based on the determination that the decision response has not been received from the member. Other methods and systems are described.07-05-2012
20100241444REVENUE SHARING BY A PRINTER MANUFACTURER FOR SALES OF PRESCRIPTON DRUGS - Sharing in the revenues for the sale of prescription drugs in a system comprising an interactive advertising/printing device of a printer manufacturer, a pharmacy and a prescription drug manufacturer. An advertisement of a prescription drug is displayed on the interactive advertising/printing device, and a patient utilizing the interactive advertising/printing device print out a partial prescription for a prescription drug based on the advertisement. The printed partial prescription for the prescription drug is provided to an individual authorized to issue prescriptions for medical drugs, whereby the individual authorized to issue prescriptions completes the partial prescription, which is then provided to the pharmacy for fulfillment. The pharmacy inputs information of the completed prescription into a database, fulfils the prescription for the patient, and completes a sales transaction with the patient for the fulfilled prescription. The sales transaction information for the fulfilled prescription is transmitted to the prescription drug manufacturer, whereby the prescription drug manufacturer determines, based on the sales transaction information, an amount of revenue to share with the printer manufacturer. The prescription drug manufacturer provides the determined amount of the revenue for the sale of the prescription drug to the printer manufacturer.09-23-2010
20100241447CUSTOMIZATION OF WOUND DRESSING USING RULE-BASED ALGORITHM - A method and/or system for customizing wound dressings based on an effective wound treatment protocol created by collecting and analyzing wound treatment records. The wound treatment records are collected from one or more wound treatment facilities. The wound dressings are not customized for each patient based solely on experiences and knowledge of medical practitioners but also based on the wound treatment protocol. Further, an intuitive and systematic user interface for a wound dressing fabricator is provided to allow medical practitioners with varying levels of experiences and knowledge to customize wound dressings for a specific wound. By using the wound treatment protocol and the systematic user interface, flawed wound dressings are less likely to be fabricated. Various other functionalities are also provided to manage and support the wound dressing fabricator.09-23-2010
20100241445APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR EFFECTUATING A HEALTH-CARE RELATED PROGRAM - A method is provided that includes receiving input to enroll a patient in a program of an administrator, where the program is directed to a cosmetic medication administrable to the patient by a prescriber. The method also includes receiving recordation of an administering or intended administering of the medication to the enrolled patient by the prescriber, where recordation of the administering or intended administering initiates a request for a rebate on a price of the medication. Further, the method includes processing the request to determine an amount of the rebate, returning a response to the request including an indication of the amount of the rebate, and remitting the rebate amount to the patient.09-23-2010
20100241442INTERACTIVE TESTING SYSTEM FOR ANALYSING BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES - The invention relates to a system and a method for health monitoring service based on a central server. Measurements of biological samples (e.g. blood, saliva and urine) are carried out by a remote measurement system. The measurement data are sent to a central server, where the data are processed and analyzed, for example by expert knowledge systems, and a health profile generated is sent back to the remote measurement system. A health care provider may receive the results of the analysis carried out by the expert knowledge system, and the health care provider may further upload laboratory measurements, which can be included in the health analysis of the person. It is preferred that the system and method according to the invention is capable of providing an early warning of diseases that causes changes in chemical components in the biological sample.09-23-2010
20100250277Chronic population based cost model to compare effectiveness of preventive care programs - Our invention is a cost model for healthcare, based not on “age”, as it is done currently, but on “chronic illness” as a risk factor. Using the model it is possible to derive two burden numbers, “Primary” and “Secondary” that is an inverse measure of the success of primary and secondary preventive care programs. Using this new metric, a better explanation for cost increases is possible. It can help estimate increases more accurately and make explicit suggestions on where the focus of attention should be to lowering costs. Trendlines of the metric can measure performance of care programs month by month and not have to wait a decade to yield perceptible results.09-30-2010
20100223067METHODS AND SYSTEM TO IDENTIFY EXAMS WITH SIGNIFICANT FINDINGS - Methods and system to identify similar exams are described. An example computer-implemented method to identify similar exams includes selecting a category. Additionally, the example method includes comparing the selected category to records associated with exams to identify any of the exams that include information related to the category. Further, the example method includes displaying the exams identified as related to the category to a healthcare practitioner. Further still, the example method includes visually differentiating at least one of the displayed exams based on a significance level associated with the at least one of the displayed exams.09-02-2010
20120173258METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR QUALITY MANAGEMENT OF HEALTHCARE DATA - Methods and apparatus for providing clinical decision support to a healthcare provider. Eligibility criteria and quality measure information for a plurality of performance-based programs is stored and shared quality measures across performance-based programs are identified. Provider and patient characteristics are compared to the stored eligibility criteria and quality measure information to determine which quality measures apply to which providers and patients of the providers. A healthcare provider is provided with a notification at the point of care indicating a recommended action that, when performed by the healthcare provider will satisfy a quality measure in compliance with one or more performance-based programs. Customized reports may be generated and transmitted to program sponsors of performance-based programs, based on formatting rules specified by the program sponsors.07-05-2012
20120173257SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR APPLYING GEOLOCATION TO WORKFLOWS USING MOBILE MEDICAL CLIENTS - Certain examples provide systems, methods, and apparatus for healthcare configuration based on location information. An example method for location-driven configuration of a healthcare system includes receiving location information from a location device; predicting a destination of the location device based on the location information and one or more parameters associated with the location device; and communicating with a healthcare system at the destination to configure the healthcare system based on the one or more parameters associated with the location device.07-05-2012
20120173256METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AN ONLINE PATIENT COMMUNITY BASED ON "STRUCTURED DIALOG" - A system for an online community based on Structured Dialogs offering organizations the opportunity to create online communities and have a dialog with users on their status, condition, and progress without the risk of adverse event reports by users. The system may include an interface that limits user communication to Structured Dialogs comprising controlled vocabulary elements of specific choices, including pop-ups, drop downs, and sliders. The system includes a personal health and wellness management tool coupled with the community to enable the user to manage his or her medication and condition using Structured Dialogs and thus making the interaction more interesting and effective for users. The system may also include an information repository “Info” Layer that can offer articles that are relevant to users. The “We”, “Me” and “Info” Layers can share statistics and Structured Dialogs data.07-05-2012
20120173255MODES AND WORKFLOWS FOR PROCESSING MEDICATION REQUESTS - Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer program products are provided for processing medication requests. In one embodiment, a user may define an operational mode that can be initiated by one or more triggers. A user may also define one or more workflows for processing medication requests. The one or more workflows can be associated with the operational mode. In response to the occurrence of the appropriate triggers, the operational mode can automatically, semi-automatically, and/or manually be initiated. When the operational mode is initiated, the associated workflows are used for processing medication requests.07-05-2012
20100235192Health Quality Measures Systems and Methods - Systems and methods of exchanging Healthcare Quality Measures (HQM) are disclosed. Healthcare providers can define one or more HQMs by constructing expressions using an expression builder according to a funding organization's requirements. Once a measure is derived, it can be converted to a common HQM data format and exchanged with the organization via an intermediary HQM service. The HQM data can then be converted into the organization's proprietary format. Thus, HQM data exchanges among providers and organizations are simplified.09-16-2010
20100235180Synergistic Medicodental Outpatient Imaging Center - The invention discloses a method and configuration for a medical and dental outpatient diagnostic imaging center. The medical and dental diagnostic imaging center will house a plurality of medial and dental modalities within one center. Also, onsite is a CAD/CAM milling unit and the accessory hardware equipment, and the technology used for creating a rapid prototype medical and dental modeling The present invention also includes other technologies and equipment to improve the productivity of the medial and dental outpatient diagnostic imaging center. The unique equipment configuration and the machine sequence pattern offers many benefits to healthcare delivery in that it provides a service for both the fields of medicine and dentistry.09-16-2010
20100235181METHODS FOR MAKING COMPLEX THERAPEUTIC CLINICAL DECISIONS - Embodiments of the present invention relate to methods of making therapeutic decisions in the course of medical treatment. Some embodiments include using mathematical methods such as analytic geometric methods to determine the relationship of a patient's initial and/or current health state to a desired health state and/or an undesired health state. Furthermore, some embodiments include defining a health feature space including a plurality of health parameters and time, and representing the time evolution of the patient health state as a space curve trajectory in a multidimensional space. Still further some embodiments include calculating a target trajectory and/or a complication trajectory and determining which health parameters to adjust in order to produce a desired time evolution result.09-16-2010
20100235177REMOTE PATIENT MANAGEMENT PLATFORM WITH ENTERTAINMENT COMPONENT - An entertainment server (09-16-2010
20100211406NATURALLY EXPRESSED MEDICAL PROCEDURE DESCRIPTIONS GENERATED VIA SYNCHRONIZED DIAGRAMS AND MENUS - A computing device-based system and method are described for generating a medical procedure description recorded into the system by a physician. The system and method manipulate a set of database records comprising medical content which is naturally descriptive of clinical procedures and clinically accurate diagrams which are naturally descriptive to document a medical procedure. To support the generation of a set of said medical procedure descriptions, the system and method provide interchangeable, connected, ontologically-based medical procedure database cartridges of medical content terms, rules, and diagrams that naturally describe constrained procedure representations for clinical procedure descriptions.08-19-2010
20100274576SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCING THE TREATMENT OF INDIVIDUALS - Methods and systems of managing treatment for a patient are disclosed. Data pertaining to an intervention may be received by a processor. The intervention may include one or more of a homework intervention, an in-session intervention, or a combination thereof. The data pertaining to the first intervention may be stored in a database. The processor may transmit at least a portion of the data pertaining to the intervention to a patient computer. The processor may receive feedback information from the patient computer pertaining to the intervention. The feedback information may be stored in the database in association with the data pertaining to the first intervention. The feedback information may then be displayed to a treatment provider.10-28-2010
20100274574Computerised healthcare management method - The present invention relates to a computerized healthcare management method for a patient. The method uses an interactive conversation tool which strengthens and structures prevention consultations regarding lifestyle changes. The patient is involved actively in the conversations and an overview of the measures/actions to be taken is established. According to the invention, a special navigation compass is provided with a view to creating the best possible overview, said navigation compass dividing and structuring the action plan, while at the same time compass changes in the form of resources and gains can be monitored and followed by the patient. By this, a method is achieved, which discloses the results to the patient to a higher extent than previously and thus creates a better structure and overview than before by means of simple data structures and simple data processing.10-28-2010
20100138233ANALYZING CAREGROUP DATA TO FACILITATE DIAGNOSIS OF SUBPOPULATIONS OF DISEASE OR DISABILITY AND EVALUATE OR DISCOVER NEW METHODS OF DIAGNOSIS OR INTERVENTION STRATEGIES - Methods and systems for analysis of aggregate data from multiple caregroups participating in a closed communication service are provided. According to one embodiment, a closed communication service is provided that is configured to facilitate and encourage communications among members of caregroups and targets of the caregroups. The targets of the caregroups use communication appliances associated with respective caregroups to transmit and receive electronic communications via the closed communication service to and from members of the respective caregroups. Data relating to the electronic communications is collected and aggregated. Diagnosis of subpopulations of disease or disability and evaluation or discovery of new methods of diagnosis or intervention strategies to slow, ameliorate, prevent or remediate a condition including one or more of a chronic condition in elders, a disability, a disease and a mental or physical condition is facilitated by analyzing the collected and aggregated data.06-03-2010
20100138231SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CLINICAL ELEMENT EXTRACTION, HOLDING, AND TRANSMISSION IN A WIDGET-BASED APPLICATION - Certain example embodiments provide systems and methods for providing clinical element extraction, holding, and transmission in a widget-based application. An example clinical data element communicator system includes a user interface including clinical content retrieved from a plurality of clinical information sources for graphical display to a user. The user interface facilitates user interaction with the displayed clinical content, the clinical content including applications and patient data. The example system also includes a holding area for clinical content and a transmission unit for transmitting the clinical content to one or more recipients. The holding area is displayed as part of the user interface and holds clinical content selected by the user and deposited in the holding area. The clinical element transmission unit receives the clinical content deposited in the holding area, packages the clinical content, and transmits the clinical content in an electronic data message to one or more recipients.06-03-2010
20100153131Compensated Electronic Consults - The present invention relates to a system and method for providing health care information to health care providers and for obtaining information pertaining to the practice of a health care provider by providing incentives for provision of such information.06-17-2010
20100250274MATHEMATICAL INDEX BASED HEALTH MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A process for health management of participants includes gathering data on health attributes of the participants. The Kanri index value for each of the participants is then calculated by performing Gram-Schmidt orthogonalization and Mahalanobis distance for each of the participants from a mean of the Gram-Schmidt variables. The participant is then provided with a high impact prescription from the health attributes to improve participant health.09-30-2010
20100211405PRODUCT AND PROCESSES FOR MANAGING LIFE INSTRUMENTS - Product and processes that comprise receiving a query for a settlement contract that is available for sale. The query is based on at least one field. The settlement contract comprises a sale of a policyholder's death benefit in a life insurance policy in exchange for money. A first settlement contract that comprises information matching the at least one queried field is retrieved. A plurality of potential purchasers received communication that the first settlement contract is available for purchase. During a pre-determined period of time, a plurality of bids for the first settlement contract is received. Each of the plurality of bids comprises a bid price. It is determined that a first bidder has submitted a best bid price for the settlement contract. The first bidder and the policyholder are notified of an agreement to sell the first settlement contract at the best bid price.08-19-2010
20100211404Methods and Systems for Real-Time RRi Values PD2i of Heartbeat Intervals - Biological outcomes are detected and/or predicted by analyzing biological data containing R-R intervals (RRi). The biological data can be analyzed by performing nonlinear analysis. The biological data can be analyzed when there is minimal noise in the data. The noise in the biological data is minimal before the data is converted to real-time or after the data has been manipulated.08-19-2010
20100211403Life Planning Services For Disabled Individuals - A comprehensive system for providing quality of life enhancing services to disabled individuals or qualifying participants comprising a plurality of services including life planning services, financial services, tax services, lump sum payment management services, Medicare Advisor Service, Social Security Disability Insurance representation, healthcare discount card and stored value card services.08-19-2010
20100211402Clinical Guidelines Engine - A medical guideline integration engine is presented. The engine imports medical guideline information from disparate sources based on various guideline standards into a knowledge base. The knowledge base houses the information in a database. Upon request, the engine retrieves the information from the knowledge base and converts the information into a desired guideline format.08-19-2010
20100114598METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING A MEDICAL REPORT AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT THEREFOR - A method and a system for generating, with the assistance of a computer system(05-06-2010
20100114602Apparatus and method for processing and/or for providing healthcare information and/or healthcare-related information - A computer-implemented method, including receiving information regarding an individual transmitted from a first device associated with a healthcare provider via the Internet or World Wide Web, which information contains information regarding a symptom, examination finding, diagnosis, treatment, administration of a treatment, or procedure, processing information for performing a diagnostic evaluation of the individual, processing information for determining a risk level or risk score for the individual, storing the information regarding the individual, the diagnostic evaluation, the risk level, or the risk score, or updating the healthcare record or history of, for, or associated with, the individual, generating an insurance claim automatically in response to the storing of the information regarding the individual, the diagnostic evaluation, the risk level, or the risk score, or the updating of the healthcare record or history, and transmitting the insurance claim to a second device associated with a healthcare insurer or payer.05-06-2010
20100138230METHOD FOR TELERADIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS - A system and method is described for building a community of clients and radiologists. The method and system bring clients i.e. persons or organisations requiring the analysis of radiographic images, together with radiologists i.e. persons or organisations qualified to undertake analyses of radiographic images. The clients and radiologists register their respective requirements and services with the system, the system matching a suitable client to a suitable radiologist. The method and system use an algorithm to match client and radiologist(s) most effectively. A open feedback facility in which the client indicates his satisfaction with the radiologist (e.g. quality of report, timeliness, cost), and in which the radiologist also indicates his satisfaction with the client (e.g. image quality, quality of associated data, timely payment) is implemented so the quality of service and client of a teleradiology community evolves and high standards are achieved.06-03-2010
20100100394DISPLAYING CLINICAL PREDICTED LENGTH OF STAY OF PATIENTS FOR WORKLOAD BALANCING IN A HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENT - A computerized system method for displaying a predicted length of stay and actual length of stay in an inpatient healthcare facility for a patient is provided. A predicted length of stay and an actual length of inpatient stay in a healthcare facility for a patient are accessed. The predicted length of stay and the actual length of inpatient stay for the patient are displayed concurrently.04-22-2010
20130218584Method and System for Automatically Tracking and Enforcing Compliance and Version Control of regulatory training for Clinical Trials - The invention provides a system that manages version changes of regulatory training and update training plans for those users who are affected by the change based on a set of rules defined by the clinical trial sponsor. The system also provides custom updated training plans when different sponsors have different rules affecting regulatory training updates.08-22-2013
20130218588METHOD, APPARATUS, AND OPERATING SYSTEM FOR REAL-TIME MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS' HEALTH STATUS AND MEDICAL TREATMENT REGIMENS - A medical monitoring device, operating system, and method are provided for managing administration of medical treatment regimens for treating a patient's medical conditions. The device stores information relating to administered medical treatment regimens, including medication schedule data, treatment data, patient query data, patient response data, and interactively provides information to the patient and health care providers. A method and apparatus for performing real-time monitoring of a patient's health status using the medical monitoring device are also provided. Various aspects of the patient's treatment regimens are modified accordingly. The medical monitoring device further analyzes monitored data in view of predefined criteria, and may promptly communicate information concerning the patient's health status and treatment progress to remote devices that notify health care providers, and may modify the patient's treatment regimens based on results of the analysis.08-22-2013
20110022410HEALTHCARE CHARGE CAPTURE AND INFORMATION DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD - A provider-patient encounter device delivers medical information and services by receiving content from context sponsors, linking the content to service codes and presenting the content to providers. The service codes represent medical procedure codes and medical diagnosis codes. Each service code includes a provider demographic code, a service priority code, and a supplemental service code. The provider-patient encounter device presents a selectable list of service codes and presents content from a context sponsor assigned to a service code when the provider selects the service code from the selectable list of service codes.01-27-2011
20100088109HEALTH MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, INDIVIDUAL USE TERMINAL, HEALTH MANAGEMENT DATA INTEGRATING METHOD - To provide a health management system including health data measuring devices shared by a plurality of persons and health data measuring devices used by an individual together, which unites health data measured by each health data measuring device with the user practicing the measurement to allot user ID etc. to the health data as well as to provide a personalizing terminal and a health management data integrating method. A personalizing terminal 04-08-2010
20100114596USE OF A CLOSED COMMUNICATION SERVICE FOR SOCIAL SUPPORT NETWORKS TO IMPROVE THE WELL BEING OF A PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER - Methods and systems for improving the well-being or reducing stress of a primary caregiver of an elder subject are provided. According to one embodiment, a communications network provides a closed communication service. A database is operable to store information regarding caregroup membership. One or more server computers coupled to the database are operable to receive from and distribute electronic communications among electronic communication access systems associated with members of a caregroup and a communication appliance associated with a target of the caregroup. The one or more server computers have stored therein one or more routines operable to facilitate and encourage one or more of affective communication, activity stimulating communication and intellectually stimulating communication among the members of the caregroup and the target of the caregroup as a method of improving well-being or reducing stress of a primary, residential caregiver of the target.05-06-2010
20100204999Integrated Real-Time and Static Location Tracking - Location tracking systems and techniques are provided. In one embodiment, a system includes a memory device and a processor configured to execute a plurality of routines stored in the memory device. The plurality of routines includes receiving of a plurality of patient locations as provided by a respective plurality of location-providing systems from one or more data sources, determination of a resolved patient location by selecting one of the plurality of patient locations based at least in part on a hierarchy of patient locations, and outputting of the resolved patient location. In some embodiments, the location-providing systems may include a real-time location system and a static location system, which may provide a current location and an assigned location, respectively.08-12-2010
20100070295CENTRALIZED MARKETPLACE FOR HEALTHCARE APPOINTMENTS ACROSS PRACTICE GROUPS - Systems and methods for aggregating available healthcare appointment times across multiple unaffiliated practitioner groups, including search and display algorithms. A centralized marketplace is provided for real time booking of healthcare appointments which does not require the patient to have a preexisting relationship with the practitioner. The aggregated booking system enhances the number of available near term and conveniently located appointment options while the search and display algorithms reduce the complexity of the patient and practitioner information required to maintain accurate and synchronized database booking records.03-18-2010
20090281829Systems, Methods and Computer Program Products for Providing Compliant Messaging Services - Systems, methods and computer program products for providing compliant messaging services are disclosed. Methods according to some embodiments include receiving input data from a campaign sponsor, encrypting at least a portion of the input data, generating a message schedule that includes message content, recipient identification data and temporal data corresponding to a plurality of messages, and sending and/or receiving one of the plurality of messages to and/or from a corresponding recipient.11-12-2009
20100063834Medical Communication System - Disclosed herein is a method and system for integrating and controlling multiple medical electronic devices. A medical communication system is provided for communicating with and controlling the medical electronic devices. A communication link is established between the medical communication system and the medical electronic devices. The medical communication system selects one or more medical electronic device based on diagnostic requirements. The selected medical electronic devices are configured using a set of configuration parameters. The medical data is then captured by the medical electronic devices. The captured medical data is transferred to the medical communication system via the communication link. The medical communication system stores the transferred medical data for medical diagnosis. A medical report may be generated based on the medical data received. The concerned doctor, physician, or caretaker may be notified about the availability of the medical data and the generated medical report.03-11-2010
20120245950SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING ASSET DIFFERENTIATION IN MEDICINE DEVELOPMENT - A computer implemented system and method of determining pharmaceutical asset market potential is disclosed. The system and method comprising: collecting asset information of a proposed pharmaceutical asset; determining a therapeutic category of the proposed pharmaceutical asset; determining an unmet need for proposed pharmaceutical asset by evaluating a plurality of Customer Value Statements (CVS) based on the therapeutic category. Also disclosed, the system and method computes a differentiation score based on the plurality of CVS and comparing a strength of the proposed pharmaceutical asset against existing competitor data in the therapeutic category and computes a Real/Win/Worth (RWW) score to determine the probability of success of the proposed pharmaceutical asset in the therapeutic category based, in part, on the differentiation score; and CVS. The disclosed system and method additionally generates an executive summary report of the proposed pharmaceutical asset market potential base, in part, on the RWW score.09-27-2012
20090281828Sample Store forecasting Process and System - A method and system of predicting market information includes the steps of receiving first data, forecasting further data based on the first data, receiving second data and comparing the further data with the second data, and creating an adjustment factor to account for any difference between the further data and the second data.11-12-2009
20090254362Systems And Methods For Providing Healthcare Asset Intelligence Using Service-Oriented Architecture And Service-Oriented Computing - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a system for providing healthcare asset intelligence comprising a data layer adapted to preprocess healthcare asset intelligence data, a service component layer adapted to comprise a plurality of service components, and a service application layer adapted to comprise a service application. The healthcare asset intelligence data is data related to management of healthcare assets. The system is configured according to a service-oriented architecture and uses service-oriented computing. Each of the plurality of service components is adapted to utilize the preprocessed healthcare asset intelligence data. The service application is adapted to utilize at least one of the plurality of service components to provide the healthcare asset intelligence.10-08-2009
20100191540Equitably Assigning Medical Images for Examination - Disclosed are various embodiments for equitably assigning medical images for examination. Data describing a medical image study that is pending examination is obtained from a medical data server. The medical image study is assigned for examination by at least one of a plurality of users based on preferences associated with each of the users and a relative complexity value determined for the medical image study. Data describing the assignments is sent to a client. The client is configured to display at least one worklist. Each worklist is associated with a user and describes the one or more medical image studies that have been assigned to the user for examination.07-29-2010
20090240521REMOTE PATIENT SUPPORT AND CARE BY RELATIVES - A telemonitoring central server 09-24-2009
20090319296Patient Directed Integration Of Remotely Stored Medical Information With A Brokerage System - A brokerage system that identifies a service provider satisfying at least some attributes in a set of patient defined attributes for providing a service is accessed. A request for records corresponding to the patient's health information to a data repository that stores the health records is sent. A graphical user interface that when rendered on a display displays the patient's health information is received.12-24-2009
20090319291SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A SELF-SERVICE MECHANISM FOR OBTAINING ADDITIONAL MEDICAL OPINIONS BASED ON DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL IMAGES - An apparatus and system are provided for facilitating a mechanism in which a patient or another person may utilize a system to request an independent second or subsequent read and a second or subsequent opinion relating to medical images that were provided by a previous physician. The apparatus and system also enable physicians desiring to provide second or subsequent reads and evaluations of medical images to be able receive payment for their services. The apparatus includes a processor configured to receive a medical image(s) and associated data initially evaluated by a previous physician and assign or select a physician identified in a list to provide a second or subsequent read of the medical images and associated data. The processor is capable of evaluating and sending the medical images and associated data to a first device and generating a second or subsequent medical opinion or diagnosis regarding the medical images.12-24-2009
20090164241METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPTIMIZING PRIMARY AND EMERGENCY HEALTH CARE TREATMENT - A four-phase emergency room triage program comprises phases identified as “Assessment;” “Alignment;” “Application;” and “Auditing.” Under the “Assessment” phase, a hospital uses a tool to allow the hospital to fully understand how and whether the present invention should be utilized by it. During the Alignment phase, a step-by-step framework and an “Audit and Quality Checklist” is implemented. The Application phase requires that a physician readiness workshop be conducted to restructure the strategies and thinking of physicians in the method and system, thus providing tools and language that assures success. During this phase, various objectives are accomplished including guiding physicians and staff through numerous consultations and demonstrations to develop new language and behaviors and assuring that all aspects of implementation are successful by reviewing the Checklist. The “Auditing” phase utilizes the Checklist to assure that the healthcare organization is achieving desired results.06-25-2009
20090319292Method and System to Manage Caregiver Costs in a Health Care Facility - A method to manage caregiver costs in a health care facility may include allowing selection of a patient or group of patients for analyzing care costs and allowing selection of a set of parameters related to services provided to the patient or group of patients by the health care facility. The method may also include collecting patient data associated with the selected patient or group of patients based on the set of parameters. The method may additionally include determining at least one of patient acuity, location within the health care facility and caregiver attributes for the selected patient or group of patients based on the patient data and determining care costs based on at least one of the patient acuity, location, and caregiver attributes for the patient or group of patients. The method may further include presenting a care costs report to a user to manage costs within the health care facility.12-24-2009
20090319295GLOBAL DISEASE SURVEILLANCE PLATFORM, AND CORRESPONDING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A computer-implemented method for identifying and assessing public health events, and a corresponding system and apparatus, includes capturing public health-related information from structured and unstructured sources, where the information is contained in one or more documents, extracting meta-data from the captured public health-related information, creating an index of the extracted meta-data; archiving the meta-data and the documents, where the index links meta-data to its associated document, processing the extracted meta-data according to one or more detection algorithms to determine if an anomaly exists, and where an anomaly exists, providing a public health event notification, and monitoring and evaluating the responses to the public health events.12-24-2009
20090319294Managed distribution solution and methods thereof - The managed distribution solution (“MDS”) of the present invention includes systems and methods for giving the point-of-service provider (“POS”) (i.e., physicians, home infusion, clinics, long term care, etc.) an alternative to the traditional buy and bill model. In one exemplary embodiment in accordance with the present invention, a processing site is configured for communicating with a distributor, a Client and a POS to facilitate delivery of a Product from a distributor to the POS. In another exemplary embodiment of the present invention, a billing system is associated with the processing site for facilitating billing for Products delivered to POS to a Client, when a patient of the Client receives the Product from the POS.12-24-2009
20090112621Computational user-health testing responsive to a user interaction with advertiser-configured content - Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out specifying at least one of a plurality of user-health test functions responsive to an interaction between a user and at least one advertiser-specified attribute; and transmitting at least one output of the at least one user-health test function related to the at least one advertiser-specified attribute.04-30-2009
20120143622Genetic Data Analysis and Database Tools - A computerized tool and method for delivery of pharmacogenetic and pharmacological information, comprising a core system having algorithms and databases for storing, collating, accessing, cross-referencing, and interpreting genetic and pharmacologic data, with a graphical user interface for a client network of providers of laboratory genetic testing services to access the core services under contract. The system includes “paypoints” in support of improved business models. Included are mechanisms for ‘pass through’ third party and insurance reimbursement for interpretive reports, insurance reimbursement for on-line access to pharmacogenetic information at the point of care, tools for market segmentation, and a conversion tool for capturing new subscribers. Also disclosed are tools and predictive algorithms for preventing drug-drug and drug-gene adverse drug reactions.06-07-2012
20090112617Computational user-health testing responsive to a user interaction with advertiser-configured content - Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out specifying at least one of a plurality of user-health test functions responsive to an interaction between a user and at least one advertiser-specified attribute; and transmitting at least one output of the at least one user-health test function related to the at least one advertiser-specified attribute.04-30-2009
20090150177Method and system for setting time blocks - A method and system for setting time blocks of a repeating time period is disclosed. The method and system may be a part of a healthcare management software system.06-11-2009
20090112623Connecting Consumers with Service Providers - An animated representation of a consumer is enabled to interact with an animated representation of a point of service rendered in a user interface to select characteristics of a medical service provider; the selected characteristics of the medical service provider are received; an available medical service provider is identified based at least in part on the selected characteristics; and a communication channel is provided to establish an electronic, real-time communication between the consumer and the identified medical service provider.04-30-2009
20090112624Multiple patient monitoring system for proactive health management - A system and method for monitoring a group of patients having a chronic disease or ongoing health condition. The method includes the step of collecting from each patient a corresponding set of measurements of a control parameter of the health condition. Each set of measurements has a collection date. A control value is calculated for each patient from the corresponding set of measurements. The method further includes the steps of generating and displaying a group overview chart having one data point for each patient. Each data point indicates the control value calculated for the corresponding patient and a time period which has elapsed since the collection date of the patient's corresponding set of measurements. In a preferred embodiment, the method includes the additional steps of selecting from the group overview chart at least one of the patients represented thereon and transmitting supervisory instructions to the at least one selected patient.04-30-2009
20090112622METHODS AND PROCESSES FOR A HEALTH CARE SYSTEM - Methods and processes for a system of health care that treat patients (04-30-2009
20090112614ELECTRONIC SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HEALTH MANAGEMENT - An electronic healthcare management system handles all relevant aspects of providing healthcare services. The system integrates workflow principles to interconnect all the different elements and persons involved in the process. The system uses personal computers with touch screen monitors and personal mobile devices which communicate via radio communication technologies throughout the healthcare facilities. Facility management, clinical practice, administrative activities and management tools are integrated into a single system.04-30-2009
20100223069METHOD FOR MONITORING ERROR IN PRESCRIPTION DATA EMPLOYING BARCODE SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a method for monitoring error in prescription data employing barcode system comprising the steps of recording a dosage type and dose of a medicament in a prescription order by way of encoding those in a form of barcode, inputting information recorded in the barcode-prescription order, comparing the information with a database information about the prescribed medicament, and displaying the appropriateness of the dosage type and dose of the medicament. In accordance with the method for monitoring error in prescription data employing barcode system of the invention, the error in prescription data including dosage types and doses of prescribed medicaments can be reconsidered, which makes possible its practical application for the treatment of diseases in a more safe manner.09-02-2010
20080270178Inventory Management System For A Medical Service Provider - A system, method, and computer program product are provided for an improved inventory management system. The system supports a medical service provider by interfacing an inventory management application with a database of electronic medical records. In one embodiment, a single graphical user interface interfaces the inventory management application with the database of electronic medical records, thus providing a simplified, transparent solution as compared to the separate, independent, and non-interfaced systems currently available. By interfacing the inventory management application with the database of electronic medical records, inventory accuracy may be increased and processing times may be decreased.10-30-2008
20110040574Health Monitoring System with Biometric Identification - A health monitoring method and system is disclosed. A sensor for use in a health monitoring system includes a first transducer for collecting biometric data for biometrically identifying an individual, a second transducer for measuring at least one physiological parameter and outputting data indicative thereof, and an output for outputting the data. In addition, a health monitoring system includes a server comprising a data processor and a memory, and one or more of the sensors, wherein the server is arranged to receive the data from the one or more sensors, to process the data associated with the respective individual from which the data was collected, and to output at least one result of the processing of the data.02-17-2011
20110040572METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MONITORING AND MANAGING PATIENT CARE - A patient management system includes a patient unit that obtains results data from a patient device and provides for two-way communication between the patient unit and a remote database. The patient unit can communicate with the remote database to obtain encounter instruction data for a given encounter as well as to send response data for the given encounter. A back office system can also access the database to retrieve the patient data for one or more patient users. The back office system can further add or modify encounter instruction data for use during a next encounter at the patient unit. The back office system can also set a dosage for the patient that can be stored in the remote database and retrieved by the patient unit as part of the given encounter. The back office system may also employ a rules engine that can be programmed according to an established protocol and can automatically generate encounter instructions and dosage information for one or more patient.02-17-2011
20110040571SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING FOR TELEDERMATOLOGY - The exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method for providing teledermatology services on a computer system. The method comprises receiving a request from a client for skin analysis and associating the request to at least one skin condition. The method further comprises constructing an action plan for treating the at least one skin condition, and sending the action plan to the client. The system includes a tangible storage medium readable by the instruction processing system and storing instructions for execution by the instruction processing system, a means for receiving a request from a client for skin analysis and a means for associating the request to at least one skin condition. The system further includes a means for constructing an action plan for treating the at least one skin condition; and a means for sending the action plan to the client.02-17-2011
20110040570Diabetes Care Host-Client Architecture and Data Management System - A host-client data sharing system manages diabetes care data. A host database, preferably web or internet based, is implemented for storing diabetes care data relating to multiple diabetics. A client or local database stores the diabetes care data relating to multiple diabetics on a personal appliance such as a PC, or a portable or handheld microprocessor-based computing device. The host database uses multiple servers for handling client interactions with the system.02-17-2011
20090106045SYSTEM AND METHOD OF TRANSMITTING EMERGENCY CONDITION USING WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK - The present invention relates to a system and method of transmitting an emergency condition using a wireless sensor network that transmits a user's emergency condition using a wireless sensor network. A wireless sensor network communication device integrated with a biological sensor is attached to a user's body in order to gather user's biological information, and transmits the user's biological information through the wireless sensor network. A repeater receives the biological information from the communication device, and sends the received biological information by using a routing protocol of the wireless sensor network. A management server receives the biological information through the repeater, analyzes the biological information, and transmits a warning signal to a user or takes emergency measures. Therefore, it is possible to detect and cope with sudden physical problems, which are generated during user's exercises and outdoor activities, at an early stage. As a result, it is possible to significantly contribute to the prevention and reduction of danger for the weak and the elderly, and a user who is to be taken care of.04-23-2009
20120143619Telecommunications System for Monitoring and for Enabling a Communication Chain Between Care Givers and Benefactors and for Providing Alert Notification to Designated Recipients - A service for facilitating monitoring of individuals on behalf of one or more caregivers has an Internet-connected server, software executing from a digital storage medium associated with the server, an interactive interface provided by the software for enabling individuals to input information and to access the service, and information stored in a data repository associated with the server regarding at least contact data for the individuals, media files representing recorded voice messages, and schedule parameters for initiating and processing call requests directed from the one or more caregivers. The one or more caregivers may subscribe to the service and may provide specific contact data and configuration data for system use and wherein the system may according to schedule initiate proxy contact attempts on behalf of the one or more caregivers based on the contact and configuration data, including reporting contact attempt results and recording and forwarding any contact replies.06-07-2012
20090106044HEALTH MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR PEOPLE AND PETS - A system, apparatus and method for simultaneously managing health of different individuals and pets over a network are provided. The present invention provides a strategy to motivate an individual to exercise. In one embodiment of the invention, the pet is being used as a means of monitoring the pet-owner's compliance with the exercise regimen. A healthcare provider is provided for transmitting health and physical exercise related scripted content into communication devices of the individuals and the pets. Data related to physical activities of the pets and the individuals are collected and are sent to the remote server. The healthcare provider linked with the remote server is accessed by physicians and the veterinarians for analyzing the data related to the physical activities and providing feedback messages accordingly.04-23-2009
20100305962Computational systems and methods for health services planning and matching - Systems and methods are described relating to detecting an indication of at least one attribute of an individual; accepting sensor data about the individual; and presenting a set of health care options at least partially based on the detecting an indication of at least one attribute of the individual and the accepting sensor data about the individual.12-02-2010
20100305963Computational systems and methods for health services planning and matching - Systems and methods are described relating to accepting an indication of at least one attribute of an individual; activating at least one sensor at least partially based on the accepting an indication of at least one attribute of the individual; accepting sensor data from the at least one sensor; and presenting a set of health care options at least partially based on the accepting sensor data from the at least one sensor.12-02-2010
20100305965INTEGRATED REPORT GENERATION OF MEDICAL DATA WITH VARYING LEVELS OF INFORMATION - A system for generating a report having varying integrated levels of medical information related to a health condition is provided. The system comprises a host server having a host database and a client component that connects to the host server. The client component includes a report software application that is configured to generate a report and provide a GUI on the display. A processor populates the GUI based upon received and processed medical information from the host server component and arranges the medical information in predetermined, inter-related levels. A cursor is provided to allow the user to point to an area of interest in the display and a further level of information pertaining to one or more layers of medical information is viewable by a user when the cursor is pointed over an image on the display.12-02-2010
20100312577Diabetes Care Host-Client Architecture and Data Management System - A host-client data sharing system manages diabetes care data. A host database, preferably web or internet based, is implemented for storing diabetes care data relating to multiple diabetics. A client or local database stores the diabetes care data relating to multiple diabetics on a personal appliance such as a PC, or a portable or handheld microprocessor-based computing device. The host database uses multiple servers for handling client interactions with the system.12-09-2010
20100312576APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONSTRUCTING FORMULARIES - An system for constructing formularies is disclosed. The system includes a central computer system and at least one additional computer. The central computer system compiles a list of various pharmaceutical products and sort them into different categories. Formularies are then created by selecting individual products or categories of products that will be covered. When prescription claims are received, coverage is either accepted or denied based on whether the products in the prescription claims are covered by the formulary.12-09-2010
20090055217Method and system for identifying and communicating a health risk - A method is provided for identifying and communicating a health risk to an individual. The method may include obtaining health information for an individual and predicting, based on the health information, a risk of the individual contracting a disease. The method may also include calculating a rate of change of the risk and calculating a forecasted risk based on the rate of change. Further, the method may include initiating a present action when the forecasted risk is above a first predetermined threshold at a future time.02-26-2009
20110112861CALORIE CONSUMPTION ASSISTANCE SYSTEM, CALORIE CONSUMPTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND RECORDING MEDIUM - The present invention provides a calorie consumption assistance system for assisting user's calorie consumption so that the user's calorie consumption in a certain time period can more efficiently reach a target amount. A calorie consumption assistance system (05-12-2011
20110112854METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTEGRATION OF CLINICAL AND FACILITIES MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS - The present disclosure relates to an automated system for regulating the allocation of resources, or the dissemination of information within a healthcare facility. The automated system includes a context providing system capable of determining the state of a parameter and a facilities management system in communication with the context providing system. An integration protocol is configured to facilitate communication between the context providing system and the facilities management system and the facilities management system allocates resources or disseminates information based upon the value of the parameter provided by the context providing system.05-12-2011
20100305967PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING AND METHOD FOR DELIVERY OF SAME - A disease management system including: a Diagnostic Module, which provides access to patient information and scientific guidelines for patient treatment; a Diagnostic Interpretive Module, which provides tools to evaluate risk of particular diseases or conditions based on patient information and an evaluative methodology; a Prescriptive Module, which is used to recommend, select, and/or evaluate one or more treatment regimens based on patient information and guidelines; a Dispensing Module, which evaluates a patient's compliance with a treatment regimen; and/or a Feedback and Patient Management Module, which gathers compliance information and evaluates efficacy of a treatment regimen for a patient. In embodiments of the subject invention, some or all of the modules described can communicate to manage a disease, medical condition, and/or health problem in a patient.12-02-2010
20100305961TOOLS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VISUAL INTERPRETATION OF VAST MEDICAL DATA - A graphical representation incorporating discrete patient medical history into a single-view for evaluating patterns in the data. A graphical tool comprises a series of linear segments that represent a patient history or medical data, where the segments are oriented with a time axis to show start time, stop time, and duration. Using lines of extremely thin weight and placing each patient's history immediately adjacent other patient's history, hundreds or thousands of patient data can be represented by a single view. Statistical analysis can be performed on the data to yield further information on the medical data, which can be superimposed on the graphical display.12-02-2010
20110010189Healthcare Accounts Receiveable Data Valuator - A healthcare accounts receivable valuation data consolidator (valuator or valuation engine) receives and/or fetches data and uses the data to predict and share the valuation of claims submitted by a healthcare provider (e.g., hospital, doctor, dentist, lab, durable medical equipment provider, etc.) on behalf of a claimant (e.g., patient), wherein the claimant has a payer (e.g., insurance company, government program, etc.). The valuator established or generates and shares the predicted valuation between entities.01-13-2011
20090037218METHOD OF OPERATING A HEALTHCARE FACILITY - A method of operating a healthcare facility includes off-site staff members employed by a service provider. The staff members are in virtual communication with the healthcare facility.02-05-2009
20090070139METHODS AND DEVICES FOR MAINTAINING A DIET FREE FROM REFINED FOODS - Described herein are methods, apparatuses and kits suitable for treating a person afflicted with a disorder related to the consumption of refined foods.03-12-2009
20090070136SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MEDICATION MANAGEMENT USING MULTIPLE SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a system for medication management including a user interface, a processor, and a display component. The user interface is adapted to receive patient data. The processor is adapted to aggregate medication data from at least one medication data source. The display component is adapted to display the medication data.03-12-2009
20090037219Measurement results managing method, system, and apparatus - A measurement results managing apparatus for carrying out operations, comprising: receiving a first measurement order which includes a plurality of measurement items from a high-order computer; determining whether all the measurement items included in the first measurement order are measurable at the facility at which the measurement results managing apparatus is installed; when the first measurement order includes a non-measurable item that cannot be measured at the first facility, sending a second measurement order that includes the non-measurable item to an other measurement results managing apparatus for managing measurement results received from a plurality of second analyzers, and which is installed at an other facility capable of measuring the non-measurable item; and receiving a measurement result of the non-measurable item from the other measurement results managing apparatus. A measurement results managing method and system are also disclosed.02-05-2009
20090037215SCREENING METHOD - An automated method of screening a candidate for a clinical trial is disclosed. The method involves processing a drug rule indicative of a criteria associated with at least one drug and a candidiate drug list comprising a list of drugs taken by a candidate. An output is generated, the output being indicative of the candidate's suitability for the clinical trial based upon the processing. The method can be used to screen the candidate prior to the clinical trial. The method can also be used to assess the ongoing suitability of a candidate, while the candidate is participating in the trial.02-05-2009
20100312575METHOD OF OPERATING A MEDICAL DEVICE - A method of operating a medical device having a memory and a processor, wherein the memory is structured to store a number of operating routines, each of at least some of the number of operating routines being associated with a number of operating features of the medical device, and wherein the processor is adapted to execute a first one of the number of operating routines enabling a first set of operating features. The method comprises receiving an enablement code associated with a second operating routine, executing the second operating routing for a predetermined period responsive to receipt of the enablement code, wherein execution of the second operating routine enables a second set of operating features, and terminating execution of the second operating routine responsive to expiration of the predetermined period.12-09-2010
20110112858CONNECTING PATIENTS WITH EMERGENCY/URGENT HEALTH CARE - A computer network-based service provides search capabilities and mechanisms for connecting potential patients with emergency, urgent, and convenient care facilities. Patients make informed decisions regarding their treatment options by reviewing search results regarding facility wait times, geographic proximities of facilities, quality ratings of facilities for particular specialties, etc. Upon selecting a facility, patients may electronically transmit a notification to the facility indicating their medical condition(s) and estimated arrival time. The facility may approve or deny the treatment request by sending an electronic response. The facility may also request further information to triage the patient before his/her actual arrival and/or may provide instructions to assist the patient while en route. Navigation satellite systems may identify the patient's location for processing search requests and determining the proximity of facilities. Further, contact mechanisms, e.g., phone numbers, for contacting facilities directly may be accessed from the search service and tracked.05-12-2011
20110112855SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSISTING IN MAKING A TREATMENT PLAN - The present invention provides a method and device for assisting in making a patient treatment plan. The method comprises: a step of acquiring first data reflecting the self-training condition of a patient in the recent past stage, and a medical record of the patient; a step of analyzing said first data based on said medical record and a first professional knowledge; and a step of generating a training guide based on the result of said step of analyzing and a second professional knowledge, said training guide serving to guide said patient in performing the next stage of training.05-12-2011
20110112853System and Method for Condition, Cost, and Duration Analysis - A system, method, and tangible computer program product for analysis of condition, cost, and duration are presented. In one embodiment, the system includes an interface and a processor. The interface may receive or obtain one or more attributes associated with a subject having a condition. The processor may search a database for a group of records associated with the attributes, wherein the records comprise cost and duration information associated with the condition, estimate cost and duration in response to the cost and duration information, and generate an output in response to the cost estimate and duration estimate.05-12-2011
20110112849MEDICAL DECISION SYSTEM INCLUDING INTERACTIVE PROTOCOLS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - An interactive protocol system for a medical decision system includes a plurality of medical related information databases containing medical related information and rules, a patient information database including patient information, a medical practices database including information relating to medical practices, a questions database including questions to be presented to a user relating to medical care, and an answers database including answers related to the respective questions in said questions database. The medical practices database may include a plurality of protocols. Each of the plurality of protocols may include a different plurality of narrowing questions to be presented to the user. The questions may relate to at least one of the plurality of protocols and may be presented to the user based on the answers to the questions provided by the user. The narrowing questions in at least one of the plurality of protocols may be answered by the user to provide the user an indication relating to medical practices.05-12-2011
20130138449SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SCHEDULING HOME VISITS FOR PHYSICIAN REVIEW - A computer implemented method for scheduling physician visits for medical care validation that involves a processor selecting members to be visited based on the proximity of the selected member to a previously scheduled member. From these selections, a route is prepared for the physician that minimizes the travel time between member visits.05-30-2013
20130138450DIGITAL HEALTH CARE ENVIRONMENT FOR IMPLEMENTING AND MONITORING PATIENT HEALTH CARE FOR CHRONIC DISEASES THROUGH CONFIGURABLE AND INTERACTIVE TASKS - A system and method for coordinating a series of health related tasks for a chronic disease management in interaction with a patient device comprising: a task rule set customized for each patient of a plurality of patients registered with a management system, the customized rule set based on a health care plan for the patient administered by a clinician; implementing the task rule set customized for the respective patient; receiving patient health data dependent upon at least one specific task of the task rule set completed by the patient; transmitting the received patient data to a clinician device via a clinician interface; and transmitting a message to a parent device including content related to the patient health data including information about the one specific task of the task rule set completed by the patient. The task rule set can be embodied as a series of steps involving game play.05-30-2013
20130138451INFECTION SPREAD PREVENTION SUPPORT SYSTEM, INFECTION SPREAD PREVENTION SUPPORT SERVER, EXAMINATION TERMINAL, MOBILE TERMINAL AND PROGRAM - An infection spread prevention support system includes an examination terminal and an infection spread prevention support server. The examination terminal includes an examination information acquisition unit that acquires examination information to examine the infection of an infectious disease in subjects and a transmission and reception unit that transmits the examination information to the infection spread prevention support server. The infection spread prevention support server includes a receiving unit that receives examination information, an infection determination unit that determines the presence or degree of infection of the infectious disease using the examination information, an activity regulation information generation unit that generates activity regulation information to regulate the an activity of the infected patient based on infection determination information, which is a determination result of the infection determination unit, and information regarding the subjects, and an output unit that outputs the activity regulation information.05-30-2013
20130138453USING A PAYMENT CARD TO ELECTRONICALLY ADJUDICATE CLAIMS FROM PATIENTS UTILIZING MAJOR MEDICAL BENEFITS FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND SERVICES - Processing a major medical claim in at least one processor. Receiving a major medical claim. Preparing a claim order from the received major medical claim. Transmitting the prepared claim order to a primary payer. Receiving a response to the transmitted claim order, the response comprising the amount of primary coverage. Transmitting claim order information and the amount of primary coverage to a secondary payer.05-30-2013
20130138454EXTENDABLE DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM05-30-2013
20130138455AUTOMATED INTEGRATED SYSTEM, METHOD AND PLATFORM FOR HEALTHCARE SERVICES - The present invention relates to a web based integrated informatics system for healthcare services. In one embodiment, this is accomplished by one or more client device, one or more server including at least one control logic module, one or more databases for maintaining a plurality of health care related information for users and one or more communication network integrating the server, the client device and the database to communicate with each other, wherein the system is configured to receive information or request sent by one or more client devices, where the received information/s or request/s are processed by the control logic of the server, where the control logic processes the information or request based on the business and data logics with the all available databases, the processed request is integrated with relevant healthcare information or services and received by the client device.05-30-2013
20130144636Method and System for Predicting Adverse Drug Reactions Using BioAssay Data - An embodiment of the present invention uses logistic regression models that correlate post-marketing ADRs with screening data from the PubChem BioAssay database. These models of the present invention analyze ADRs at the level of organ systems, the System Organ Classes (SOCs). In testing to evaluate an embodiment of the present invention, nine of 19 SOCs under consideration were found to be significantly correlated with pre-clinical screening data. For six of eight established drugs for which SOC-specific adversities could be retropredicted, prior knowledge was found that support these predictions. SOC-specific adversities were then predicted for three unapproved or recently introduced drugs.06-06-2013
20130144646Systems and Methods for Providing Patient Incentives for Complying with Medical Treatments - Systems and methods of providing an incentive to a patient for self-reported compliance may include receiving, by a processor, one or more inputs from a patient. The one or more inputs may correspond to a self-reporting regimen. The systems and methods may further include recording, by the processor, the one or more inputs to a database and analyzing, by the processor, the database to determine whether the one or more inputs meet or exceed a threshold. If the threshold is met or exceeded, the systems and methods may further include providing, by the processor, one or more incentives to the patient.06-06-2013
20130144647METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DENTAL ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING - Dental enterprise resource planning systems and method are provided. The systems and methods include a user interface, a data integration engine and interface, a third party application pool, and an application module pool. Data and functionality of the various applications are integrated and delivered through a single platform.06-06-2013
20130144648Novel Method and Apparatus For Repricing a Reimbursement Claim Against a Contract - A method for repricing a reimbursement claim under at least one contract is provided herein. The method may include a combination of steps such as: converting each contract into a series of contractual terms; converting a claim into a series of claim lines, containing claim codes, unit numbers and corresponding charges for the claim codes; comparing claim codes and contractual terms and identifying matches therebetween; determining any priority conditions associated to the matching contractual terms, and eliminate any matching contractual terms that are excluded by the priority conditions; calculating the reimbursement amount for the claim by determining the reimbursement charges for the non-excluded matching contractual terms; and determining and making any adjustments depending upon any discount terms for the entire reimbursement amount.06-06-2013
20130144649METHOD FOR COMPETITIVE PRESCRIPTION DRUG AND/OR BIDDING SERVICE PROVIDER SELECTION - Unfilled prescriptions are submitted to a registry comprising pre-qualified pharmacies for a “reverse auction” in which the pharmacies bid for the opportunity to fill the prescription. The pharmacies or a network of pharmacies on behalf of the pharmacies are allowed to bid based on price and/or offering ancillary services. The auction may also be used to bid on supplying specified pharmaceutical cognitive services. The method may also include obtaining cost comparisons with generic substitutes or similar alternative pharmaceutical products. The system may further comprise automatically requesting a review by the prescriber for a list of similar substitutes or prior-authorization for third-party payers. The winner of the reverse auction is selected by the customer.06-06-2013
20130144650SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PRIORITIZING AND ADMINISTERING HEALTHCARE TO PATIENTS HAVING MULTIPLE INTEGRAL DIAGNOSES - A method of administering healthcare to patients with multiple integral diagnoses such that the clinical outcomes and health-related quality of life of said patients are improved while medical costs are minimized. A patient population is first identified. The population is then stratified into specific levels of intervention. Each individual patient is then assigned a Priority Care Nurse Manager who serves to establish communication between the patient, the patient's Primary Care Physician, and any healthcare providers. The most appropriate treatment plan is cooperatively developed and the patient receives treatment according to the plan. The most appropriate treatment may include home care and palliative measures. The patient may appoint a Health Care Agent to make medical decisions for the patient should the patient be unable to make decisions.06-06-2013
20100332246APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRACKING DRUGS DURING A REPACKAGING AND ADMINISTERING PROCESS - The invention relates to a system and method for tracking drugs during a transfer and administering process to reduce labeling errors that can occur during that process. The system includes a storage container reader that is configured to read a set of one or more storage-container-associated machine-readable indicia positioned on a container containing a drug. The set of one or more storage-container-associated machine-readable indicia identifies the drug. The system further includes an indicia-generating device that is configured to generate a drug-delivery-container-associated indicia identifying the drug based on the storage-container-associated machine-readable indicia. The set of one or more drug-delivery-container-associated indicia includes a set of one or more drug-delivery-container-associated machine-readable indicia. Optionally the system further includes a drug delivery container reader, wherein the drug delivery container reader is configured to read the set of one or more drug-delivery-container-associated machine-readable indicia. Optionally the system further includes a processing unit that generates an output signal corresponding to the drug based on the set of one or more drug-delivery-container-associated machine-readable indicia. Optionally the system further includes an output device that outputs a user-comprehensible output identifying the drug based on the output signal from the processing unit.12-30-2010
20100332252MEDICAL CLAIMS FRAUD PREVENTION SYSTEM INCLUDING PATIENT CALL INITIATING FEATURE AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - A medical claim fraud prevention system includes a first controller positioned at a medical facility and a second controller positioned at a patient information collection center and adapted to be in communication with the first controller. The first controller may transmit a first signal to the second controller responsive to an occurrence of a predetermined event. The second controller may initiate contact with a patient via the patient's mobile phone in response to the first signal revived from the first controller, and the patient may be prompted to enter predetermined information to verify their location. The second controller may transmit an indication to the first controller in response to the first signal received from the first controller regarding whether the patient is within a predetermined vicinity of the medical facility based on the predetermined information entered by the patient to verify their location.12-30-2010
20100332248COMPUTER IMPLEMENTED PLANNING AND PROVIDING OF MASS CUSTOMIZED BONE STRUCTURE - A computer-implemented method, a system and a computer program is disclosed, which comprise virtual planning of a medical procedure of a patient. The medical procedure comprises providing a patient configured bone structure in a body portion of the patient. Based on an input of a final result of the medical procedure, the bone structure may be modified by various tools and methods, such a bone implants, bone distractive methods, etc. Production data based on the virtual planning is generated that is configured for subsequent use in production of the bone structure or a medical product, which medical product is devised for use in the medical procedure, and devised for arrangement in the patient for facilitating the medical procedure. The virtual planning of a medical procedure comprises providing position data for a position of at least a part of a prosthesis component in relation to the body portion, and virtual planning of a modification of a boundary surface at the body portion as a function of the position data.12-30-2010
20100332245Integrated RFID sensor method and system - A healthcare system is provided with RF sensor modules that can be integrated into various components and subsystems or that can be retrofit. Sensors modules include a sensor adapted to detect operational data. The modules may process and store the data, and perform aggregation functions to simplify or reduce the data. The data is then collected from the modules by an RF transceiver and conveyed to downstream processing layers. The processing layers may evaluate the operation of the components or subsystems, or the overall health or functioning of the component, subsystem, or any other useful subdivision of the healthcare system.12-30-2010
20100332250PRE-EXAMINATION MEDICAL DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM - A pre-examination patient information gathering system comprises an electronic user interface (12-30-2010
20100332249INTEGRATION OF PHYSIOLOGICAL MODELS IN MEDICAL DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS - When generating a model of physiological systems in a patient, differential equations representing parameters and variables in the systems are linked together to form one or more sub-models (e.g., one for each physiological system), which in turn are linked together to form the patient model. Simulations of hypothetical clinical situations are then run on the model to solve for the variables, and the solutions are output as decision support data for review by a clinician to facilitate a determination of a treatment of diagnosis for the patient. Additionally, model predictions can be compared to actual measurements, when available, and the model can be refined or optimized as a function of the comparison.12-30-2010
20110010190HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a system and method for facilitating and managing health care between a medical provider and a patient. In one aspect, the system and method includes providing a patient having a first criteria, which includes a medical symptom. The system and method also include selecting a subset of medical providers having expertise in treating the medical symptom, generating a care request to obtain a treatment proposal for the medical symptom of the patient, and updating the care request with medical information associated with the medical sympton. The system and method further include receiving at least one treatment proposal of the medical symptom from the medical providers and selecting a treatment proposal of the medical symptom from the medical providers.01-13-2011
20110010191CONFIGURABLE PARTICLE SYSTEM REPRESENTATION FOR BIOFEEDBACK APPLICATIONS - A method to increase the ease and effectiveness of biofeedback by dynamically representing physiological indicators on a computer display using a configurable particle system. This particle system consists of a number of similar objects, each object having properties such as location, velocity, lifetime, color, image, transparency, size, and shape, where at least one of these properties has a random component. The objects' properties are continuously updated over time, and also updated as the physiological indicators change. The particle system can be easily set to represent physiological indicators in many different manners, or to simultaneously represent many different physiological indicators.01-13-2011
20110010193ZOOM PANE FOR A CENTRAL MONITORING DEVICE - In a clinical environment, where multiple patients reside at any given time, central patient monitoring stations (01-13-2011
20100262431Support for Preemptive Symptoms - A system and method for determining work procedures through correlated symptoms are provided. The system made up of a diagnostic authoring apparatus for constructing and managing a diagnostic database. Information is stored in the diagnostic database that identifies equipment and/or systems that have the tendency to display certain symptoms in correlation with particular problems. These problems in the equipment and/or systems generally have a common solution for that type of equipment and/or system. The problem may be common enough to check for a symptom preemptively, possibly before the owner is aware of it, or even prior to the manifestation of the symptom. The problem may warrant action taken to fix or avoid the problem. The system and method may associate and mark a problem with a preemptive symptom so a service/repair professional may be presented with the proper way to handle the associated problem for a particular equipment and/or system.10-14-2010
20110246218PRESCRIPTION FULFILLMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD - A system for fulfillment by a medical products supplier of medical prescriptions issued by a prescriptionist for patients with reimbursement by a third party provider, in which a patient has a prescription authorization card having an electronically addressable memory encoded with patient medical information including medical history, images, and a medical prescription selectively recorded into the memory by a data station and communicating the prescription to the medical products supplier and a distributor that provides the medical product from the medical products supplier to the patient upon presentation of the prescription authorization card to the distributor, a second data station configured for authenticating the fulfillment and delivery of the medical product to the patient, with the prescription authorization card including a connector for selecting connection and communication of medical information from the memory to an authorized accessor.10-06-2011
20110010187METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PLANNING A MEDICAL PROCEDURE AND GENERATING DATA RELATED TO SAID MEDICAL PROCEDURE - A computer-implemented method comprising virtual planning a medical procedure of a patient and/or generating data based on said virtual planning for subsequent use in production of a medical product devised for use in said medical procedure. The method comprises variation simulating a virtual assembly process of the medical procedure. In this manner robustness of the medical procedure is improved.01-13-2011
20110010188EXERCISE MACHINE SYSTEM - Operation time interval measurement means 01-13-2011
20110029319IMPRESSION FORECASTING AND RESERVATION ANALYSIS - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for processing sharded reservation queries for corresponding publisher data shards. Each publisher data shard stores a proper subset of impression records corresponding to a publisher site and a plurality of user identifiers. Each impression record includes user identifier data corresponding to a user identifier and time data specifying a time that an impression was delivered for the publisher site for the corresponding user identifier, and all impression records corresponding to the user identifiers are stored in the publisher data shard.02-03-2011
20110029320SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING A MEDICAL PROCEDURE SITE WITH A TRACKING DEVICE - A system for ensuring the correct location/side of a medical procedure is described. The system includes a pointing device, a receiver, and a validater. The pointing device transmits location data to a receiver from several reference points and a planned medical procedure site on the body of the patient. The validater receives medical procedure plan data associated with the patient and compares the medical procedure plan data with the location data to verify the validity of the planned medical procedure site.02-03-2011
20110029323One-Stop Shopping System and Method - A system and method are disclosed for one-stop shopping for health-care services and related needs. The one-stop shopping system and method provide objective information for the system enrollee to assess and decide on health-care insurance and services. The system and method provide this objective information in a way that is easily accessible by system enrollees in an economical and rapid manner.02-03-2011
20110029322HEALTH CARE SYSTEM - An automated system for determining authorization or denial of payment for a medical technique or process includes a user interface configured to receive data related to patient symptoms and diagnosis information, a database configured to store data related to patient symptoms and diagnosis information, and a processor configured to automatically determine authorization or denial of the medical technique or process based on data related to patient symptoms and diagnosis information. The data related to patient symptoms and diagnosis information is received from at least one of the user interface and the database. The processor is configured to provide an indication of authorization or denial to the user interface.02-03-2011
20110029321SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WEB-BASED CLAIM MANAGEMENT - The system includes a variety of aspects which allow the user to efficiently receive reimbursement for claims. Claims which are accepted by CMS result in reimbursement for the claimant. Claims which are rejected by CMS represent lost revenue for claimant. In order to maximize the number of accepted claims and minimize the number of rejected claims, the system provides at least two aspects. The front-end aspect is the generation of more accurate PDE files for submission. The back-end aspect is the accumulation and formatting of information received from CMS to facilitate the correction of PDE errors. Both of these aspects work in tandem to minimize the lost revenue of the claimant. Further, the aspects described herein help minimize PDE error rates. Such minimization of errors can affect the reputation, business model, credibility, and competitive posture of Part D plan sponsors. Accordingly, minimization of PDE error rate is an important factor in the overall design, function, and profitability of any Part D plan sponsor.02-03-2011
20110035233System for Clinical Research and Clinical Management of Cardiovascular Risk Using Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring and Actigraphy - Disclosed embodiments include a web-enabled system especially adapted for clinical research and clinical management of cardiovascular risk using ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) data, actigraphy data, and clinical data. According to a disclosed embodiment the web-enabled system comprises (a) a web-enabled graphical user interface to enable a user to securely authenticate, securely upload clinical data, and navigate through a plurality of software modules; (b) a database to store user profiles, protocols, clinical data, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) recordings, actigraphy recordings, research data, and study results; and (c) a plurality of statistical methods and analysis techniques especially designed to automatically analyze the clinical cardiovascular risk data, and create customized reports of the results designed to assess cardiovascular risk based on ABPM and actigraphy.02-10-2011
20100250275DIAGNOSIS SUPPORT APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING DIAGNOSIS SUPPORT APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM THEREFOR - A diagnosis support system which performs computer processing of data obtained from an object to be examined and presents the obtained diagnostic information is disclosed. The diagnosis support apparatus includes a diagnosis support processing unit which processes data obtained from the object to extract diagnosis support information, a storage unit which stores the examination history of the object, and a changing unit which changes a processing method in the diagnosis support processing unit in accordance with the examination history of the object stored in the storage unit. In at least one embodiment, diagnosis processing is executed to obtain medical diagnostic information by performing computer processing of data obtained from the object, and the processing method for diagnosis support processing is changed in accordance with the examination history of the object.09-30-2010
20100250273SITE EFFECTIVENESS INDEX AND METHODS TO MEASURE AND IMPROVE OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS IN CLINICAL TRIAL EXECUTION - This invention provides a method of improving operational effectiveness in a clinical trial, the method comprises the steps of: obtaining historical clinical trial operation data for a disease condition; normalizing data from different clinical trials; grouping different clinical trials into groups; and calculating Site Effectiveness Index (SEI), wherein the SEI is useful for improving operational effectiveness in a clinical trial. In one embodiment, using the method disclosed herein would result in reducing the cost for the clinical trial.09-30-2010
20110119080METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ANALYTE DATA TRANSMISSION AND REPORT GENERATION - Medical data provided by a physiological parameter sensor is stored on a patient's hand held device used for management of the patient's medical condition. The hand held device is programmed to upload the stored medical data in batch to a remote server at a time during which connection and data transfer services are less expensive. In another aspect, a docking station is used for interacting with the hand held device and uploading the data in batch. In another aspect, the hand held device is programmed to select and organize stored medical data into one of a plurality of report formats, apply a selected printer driver to the report, and output the processed medical data to an appropriate printer for printing a hard copy report for review by a health care provider at a patient's examination. In other aspects, a cradle or removable memory device are used for the purpose.05-19-2011
20110119079Connecting Consumers with Service Providers - A computer-implemented method includes receiving by a first mobile device an application that executes on the first mobile device associated with a consumer, the application including a plurality of graphical user interfaces, the graphical user interfaces having one or more fields that are populated with information received from a central, brokerage system; sending by the application executing on the first mobile device a request to consult with a service provider; populating one or more fields of the plurality of graphical user interfaces with information received from the central, brokerage system, to render a visual representation of present availability of one or more service providers; receiving by the application a selection of a particular service provider; and establishing through the brokerage system by the application a communication channel between the first mobile device and a second mobile device associated with a selected service provider.05-19-2011
20110119078SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HEART FAILURE PREDICTION - A method for monitoring a health status of a human subject includes the capturing of medical data concerning the health of the subject at defined intervals using a questionnaire. The questionnaire provides a standard script for data capture. Part of the captured data is constrained to a Likert scale while other data is on a visual analog scale. The captured data further includes an assessment by a physician of health symptoms of the subject. The captured data is input into a computer, provided to an algorithm that is configured to assess a risk of acute heart failure. The risk of acute heart failure is computed using the algorithm and the captured data from a plurality of the defined intervals. In one method, the health status of the subject as being either improved or worsening is output to the physician as a function of a value of the computed risk. In another method, a survival function outcome for the subject is predicted using the output of the algorithm.05-19-2011
20110035232METHODS OF TREATING HEPATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY - Treatment of hepatic encephalopathy using gastrointestinal specific antibiotics is disclosed. One example of a gastrointestinal specific antibiotic is rifaximin. The instant application also provides methods for determining if a subject has a neurological condition or hepatic encephalopathy by determining the critical flicker frequency and/or the venous ammonia level of the subject at two or more time points. The further provided are methods for treating these subjects.02-10-2011
20110119073Method and Apparatus for Verification of Medication Administration Adherence - A system and method of confirming administration of medication is provided. The method comprises the steps of receiving information identifying a particular medication prescription regimen, determining one or more procedures for administering such prescription regimen and identifying one or more activity sequences associated with such procedures. Activity sequences of actual administration of such prescription regimen are captured and then compared to the identified activity sequences to determine differences therebetween. A notice is provided if differences are determined.05-19-2011
20110119072METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING A FAIR BENCHMARK FOR PHYSICIANS' QUALITY OF PATIENT CARE - Described herein are systems, methods and computer-program products for application of both the Angoff standard-setting procedure with the Dunn-Rankin scaling method to determine standards (or cutscores) for practice-based performance assessments. In addition, reliability of measures and overall performance scores, and estimates of the decision consistency of the resulting performance standard can be calculated.05-19-2011
20110112851SYSTEMATIC PAYMENT AUDITING - A systematic audit of payment amounts for collections received for billed service is performed to identify payment discrepancies. Prices are assigned to service codes by government payers and private insurance companies with numerous variations. Each type of price model and variant is stored in a data repository. The price model may be categorized and applied per facility and per payer. Payment amounts are analyzed for price and billing code accuracy to determine whether the received payment accurately reflects the pricing model.05-12-2011
20110040573Diagnostic System and Method - A diagnostic system and method. In one embodiment, the invention is a diagnostic system comprising: a form comprising one or more diagnostic questions and one or more possible answers to each diagnostic question; a first overlay comprising one or more windows and one or more diagnostic fields, wherein when the first overlay is positioned over the form, the answers to the diagnostic questions that are indicative of the user having a first medical condition are visible through the windows of the first overlay; and wherein the one or more diagnostic fields contain criteria for diagnosing the user with the first medical condition based on the user's selection of answers on the form that are visible through the windows of the first overlay. In other embodiments, the invention is a computer-based version of the diagnostic system and a diagnostic method.02-17-2011
20110054926Medical Health Care System - A system for management of public health care where participating entities consume and purchasing health care services. Entities contribute to a health care fund and insurance account, both managed and supported by government. Personal physicians enroll participating entities until a maximum enrollment is reached, and the physicians are compensated from the fund per enrollment, the physicians see enrolled entities and recommend medications/treatments. Wellness maintenance providers enroll participating entities until maximum enrollment is reached, providing preventive medical services to entities, and compensated from the fund per enrollee. WMPs pay all costs of medications prescribed by physicians, WMPs pay 80% for recommended treatments. Pharmacies accept prescription orders from physicians and dispense directly to participating entities or their WMPs, receiving payment from the WMPs. Curative and specialty service providers provide treatments and services recommended by physicians, CSSPs paid by WMPs and insurance on a 80/20 split.03-03-2011
20110112856MEDICAL IMAGING PROCEDURES AND METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING MEDICAL IMAGING PROCEDURES - A method for managing a plurality of medical imaging procedures. The method comprises associating a machine readable tag with each of a plurality of patients designated for a plurality of medical imaging procedures, monitoring a progress of at least one of the plurality of patients in a respective the medical imaging procedure, and managing at least one medical imaging resource for performing the plurality of medical imaging procedures according to the progress.05-12-2011
20110246220Web Based Care Team Portal - Implementations of the present disclosure provide a method for managing the care of a patient that includes receiving patient data including a patient condition at a computing device, where a portion of the patient data is transmitted to the computing device from a clinical information system over a network, determining a patient risk level based on the patient data, and generating a patient care plan based on the patient data that includes tasks based on the patient risk level. The method further includes receiving user input at the computing device, assigning members to a care team responsible for execution of tasks based on the user input, generating a required action corresponding to each task, transmitting the action to a computing device associated with a member responsible for execution of an action related task, and monitoring execution of the tasks based on task data received at the computing device.10-06-2011
20110112852METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING - The present invention relates to an assessment technique which is conveniently practiced on a computer or over a network. The assessment technique is particularly useful in assessment of health related factors. The invention also relates to a general purpose programmable computer which is provided with instructions for operating according to the assessment technique.05-12-2011
20110112857METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRACKING AND MONITORING PATIENT COMPLIANCE WITH MEDICAL DEVICE USAGE PRESCRIPTION - A computer-implemented method for tracking and monitoring a patient's compliance with a medical device usage prescription for a medical device is disclosed. This method and system includes the steps of: (a) providing a minimum medical device usage compliance value for the medical device for a predetermined compliance period; (b) providing the quantity of compliance periods in a measurement cycle; and (c) determining a compliance period value as the number of compliance periods in the measurement cycle in which an actual medical device usage value is at least equal to the minimum medical device usage compliance value. In another embodiment, the method also includes: providing a weighting factor, and applying the weighting factor to at least one actual medical device session usage value.05-12-2011
20110054929Stem Cell Marketplace - Computerized methods and systems for a stem cell marketplace are disclosed herein. Aspects of the stem cell marketplace include a registry that includes information and data necessary for a user to optimize a particular stem cell need. Aspects provide uniformity and certainty on how to proceed in personalizing a particular stem cell need, including autologous stem cell needs.03-03-2011
20110112850MEDICAL DECISION SYSTEM INCLUDING MEDICAL OBSERVATION LOCKING AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - A medical decision system includes a patient information database including patient information, a questions database including a plurality of questions to be presented to a user, each having question text associated therewith and a predetermined question code associated with the question text, an answers database including a plurality of answers each having answer text associated therewith and a predetermined answer code associated with the answer text, and a plurality of medical related information databases including medical related information. At least one of the question text and answer text are locked to prevent alteration thereof.05-12-2011
20090063188Connecting Consumers with Service Providers - A request is received from a consumer of services to consult with a service provider having a service provider profile that satisfies at least some attributes in a set of attributes that define a suitable service provider; an available service provider satisfying at least some of the attributes in the set of attributes is identified; and a communication channel is provided to establish a communication between the consumer of services and the identified service provider.03-05-2009
20090063186FOREGROUND MULTI USER, MULTI PATIENT WORKFLOW ON RAD SYSTEMS - Systems, methods and apparatus are provided for acquiring medical images through a flexible workflow process. The present application further provides a modular workflow having an operator interface that may be tailored and made unique for each individual application. The imaging system supports multiple user stations or terminals where multiple users can log into. The system has the capability to track and capture audit data for each user. In a multi terminal environment a terminal can perform acquisition of medical images, another terminal can be accessing medical images from a database and performing analysis of retrieved images. Additionally, the terminals can be assigned different roles based on whether is performing image acquisition, image retrieval, or foreground application processing.03-05-2009
20100145722SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING DATA ASSOCIATED WITH AN ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS SYSTEM - A method and system may allow a physician to traverse computerized clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) when examining, diagnosing and treating patients, allowing for “bookmarking” or pausing the CPGs. The CPGs may be updated and the updates applied to a physician's use of the CPG. A method and system may automate the process of requesting approval for a patient's treatment from an organization, e.g., referrals. A method and system may automatically inform a physician that a symptom is caused by a drug currently being taken by a patient.06-10-2010
20110246224SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ANALYZING, COLLECTING, AND TRACKING QUALITY DATA ACROSS A VAST HEALTHCARE PROVIDER NETWORK - A system and method for gathering quality data for a plurality of healthcare providers over an extended computer network is disclosed. The system and method comprise an enhanced services server in electronic data communication with a plurality of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems via a network connection, the plurality of EHR systems being configured to capture patient data for a plurality of patients at the plurality of healthcare providers' sites during a plurality of encounters with each of the plurality of patients, and the enhanced services server being built on the same architecture as the plurality of EHR systems. Electronic quality of care forms are retrieved from one or more form managers via the network connection and a plurality of fields in each of the electronic quality of care forms are automatically populated using the patient data captured by the plurality of EHR systems. The completed electronic quality of care forms are then automatically transmitted to one or more form receivers via the network connection, the one or more form receivers being one or more organizations that process quality of care data to qualify healthcare providers for at least one of certifications, accreditations, and monetary incentives.10-06-2011
20110246225INTEGRATED MEDICAL SOFTWARE SYSTEM WITH PATIENT PRE-APPROVALS - An integrated medical software system with a patient registration software component executed by a processor of the system to capture patient information is disclosed. The system and method comprise a section where demographic data is input for the patient, said demographic data including at least one of a digital photograph, a name, an address, a date of birth, a social security number, and a sex of the patient; a section where financial data is input for the patient, said financial data including at least one of financial responsibility, outstanding balances, insurance coverage, insurance claims currently being processed, and account information of the patient; and a section where administrative data is input for the patient, said administrative data including at least one of scheduling information, reminders and alerts, visit check-in and check-out, and system preferences for the patient, wherein the patient is pre-approved for at least one of a referral, a hospital admission, a clinician's order, a medical procedure, or a medication that would otherwise require prior approval based on at least one of the demographic data, the financial data, and the administrative data.10-06-2011
20110246215SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AUTO-REPLENISHMENT AND MONITORING OF A MEDICAL INSTRUMENT - A replenishment center connected to a plurality of analyzer systems each comprising at least one analyzer module which performs analysis using a replenishable item is disclosed. The replenishment center includes a receiver configured to receive operation information from at least one of the plurality of analyzer systems that relates to utilization of the replenishable item, a database configured to record the operation information in relation to the at least one of the plurality of analyzer systems, an inventory calculator configured to calculate and store in the database a remaining quantity of inventory of the replenishable item kept for the at least one of the plurality of analyzer systems, based on the operation information recorded in the database, and a suggested order generator configured to generate, when the calculated remaining quantity becomes less than a predetermined threshold, a suggested order programmed to give a user of the at least one of the plurality of analyzer systems an option of accepting or rejecting the suggested order.10-06-2011
20110246223ACTIVE COMPLEX EVENT PROCESSING OR INFECTION CONTROL AND HYGIENE MONITORING - An apparatus, system and method for processing a stream of events in accordance with a set of queries that apply complex event pattern matching, and for performance of actions in accordance with active rules associated with those queries. The execution of actions can take the form of system state changes that in turn can affect the outcome of other queries. Scheduling policies assure both correct and high-performance execution of concurrent event pattern queries and active rules. The stream of events can be associated with a variety of applications including monitoring of hygiene and infection control activities associated with health care.10-06-2011
20110246222REVIEWING TESTS ON CLIENT DEVICES - A client device facilitates review of electrocardiogram (ECG) tests. The client device performs the ECG tests on one or more patients and sends results of the ECG tests to an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system for storage. In addition, the client device displays a test history interface on a display screen. A user of the client device can select one of the ECG tests. In response, the client device communicates with one or more devices to retrieve results of the selected ECG test. The client device displays information about the selected ECG test on the display screen.10-06-2011
20110246221Medication Administration And Patient Health Management Strategies, And Systems For Same - A patient health management system includes a personal computing system having a computer readable memory storing computer executable code. The system further includes a microprocessor configured to execute the computer executable code and compare stored medication library data with image data associated with a digital image of a medication captured by a digital imaging device of the personal computing system. The microprocessor is further configured to link profile data for a patient-user of the personal computing system with identification data for the medication and output an administration confirmation request based on the linked data. The administration confirmation request may include a wireless signal transmitted to a remote computing system to enable a remote computer or a health services provider to confirm that planned self-administration of medication by a patient is correct. Pharmacy errors, potential medication interaction, and other conflicts may be proactively addressed, and the patient may be alerted via signals sent to a personal communication device. Action conditions other than potential conflicts may also be detected and addressed, such as suitability for patient participation in clinical research studies.10-06-2011
20110246219System and Method of Integrated Logistics Management for Inventory - A system and method of managing the logistics of trays and lots of medical inventory, such as surgical implants, from the manufacturer's initial release until final discharge by the end user healthcare provider. The system is driven by one or more software applications running on a central, secure server accessible by remote handheld telecommunication devices. The software platform comprises several assemblies integrated into the system, the assemblies including: a database access layer assembly, a business rules assembly, an entity or business object assembly, a web service assembly, a database connection assembly, a presentation assembly for a handheld device and a presentation assembly for a website and windows program. Additional features of the system could include a geographic map, an inventory list of trays and corresponding lots, an imaging assembly to read barcodes or other optic identifiers, an Food and Drug Administration news assembly incorporating a live RSS news feed for releases about product defects or recalls, a web browser, and a notebook assembly to enter customized notes in free form text.10-06-2011
20110246217Sampling Patient Data - In an embodiment, a computer includes one or more processors; a computer readable storage medium comprising a sequence of instructions, which when executed by the one or more processors, cause: transmitting, to a second computer over a network, a first subset of patient data; receiving, from the second computer, a command for additional data, wherein the command is based on the first subset of the patient data; identifying a second subset of the patient data based on the command; transmitting, to the second computer, the second subset of the patient data; wherein the first subset of the patient data and the second subset of the patient data were collected by one or more biometric sensors within a same medical examination session.10-06-2011
20110246216Online Pre-Registration for Patient Intake - Described herein are techniques for enabling a patient to pre-register for a medical visit to a healthcare facility (e.g., a hospital) online. Also described herein are techniques that enable a hospital staff to pre-process a patient's pre-registration intake forms before the patient arrives for the medical visit at the healthcare facility. With some of the described techniques, the patient's pre-registration intake forms may have been customized to match the needs and desires of the healthcare facility, its departments, and/or the healthcare providers (e.g., nurses, physicians, etc.) taking care of the patient during the visit.10-06-2011
20110246226INTEGRATED MEDICAL SOFTWARE SYSTEM WITH ADVANCED PATIENT SCHEDULING - An integrated medical software system with a patient scheduling module for scheduling patient visits is disclosed. The module comprises a section where a user adds and removes clinical and administrative flags that are associated with patients and that are displayed as reminders when the patients schedule visits, said clinical flags alerting the user to a patient's medical issue that requires special attention and said administrative flags alerting the user to a patient's clerical issue that requires special attention, and a section where the user schedules equipment and a clinician for an appointment with a patient by performing the steps of selecting the patient at a first display point and the equipment at a second display point, said first and second display points being defined by different images that are viewable on a user interface display, and dragging the patient and the equipment to a third display point, said third display point being defined by an available time in the clinician's schedule that is viewable on the user interface display.10-06-2011
20110178813Automated continuing medical education system - An integrated continuing medical education and treatment system is implemented as a system, a process, and an article of manufacture. A treatment goal memory stores clinical treatment goal data associated with at least one or more disease. An educational memory stores instructional education data associated with at least one disease and a treatment delta; the treatment delta is the difference between a clinical treatment goal data and corresponding data relevant to a disease of inquiry. A processor is adapted to receive a healthcare provider's selection of a disease of inquiry and electronic medical record data relevant to any disease of inquiry. The clinical treatment goal data may be queried for a disease matching a disease of inquiry. The goal data is compared with the electronic medical record data to determine a treatment delta. The continuing medical education data is selected based on the disease of inquiry and the treatment delta.07-21-2011
20090055219APPARATUS TO MEASURE MEDICAL DATA AND TO REGISTER THE IDENTITY OF A PATIENT - An apparatus for measurement of medical data of a patient is used to automatically update the patient file, has a device to measure such medical data at an examined patient, a device to register data that enable determinations of the identity of the examined patient, and a device to link a patient identity with measured medical data.02-26-2009
20110178817TARGETED AND PATIENT-FRIENDLY BILLIING SYSTEM METHOD - A system and method for automatically generating customized and user-friendly patient billing statements which can contain news tailored to the demographics of the recipient based on data mined from the data print stream for the individuals or entities to be billed. In particular, a patient billing system and method that provides a customized solution that transforms ordinary patient billing data into targeted, patient-friendly, data-driven documents that are individualized to each type of patient and which include financial and wellness information.07-21-2011
20090204431METHOD AND ARTICLE OF MANUFACTURE FOR PERFORMING CLINICAL TRIAL BUDGET ANALYSIS - An electronic method is provided of analyzing budgets for clinical trials. A clinical trial budget is entered into a processor. The budget includes activities and associated activity costs. The activities are classified into a set of standardized service categories. The processor then electronically allocates the associated activity costs with the respective standardized service category so that budget costs can be objectively analyzed. The budget further includes assumption specifications. The processor further calculates per unit costs of the assumption specifications. The activities and the associated activity costs are then equalized against reference assumption specifications using at least the per unit costs via calculations performed in the processor.08-13-2009
20100138232MOTIVATIONAL SYSTEMS FOR REMOTE PATIENT MANAGEMENT - A patient management system includes a scheduler (06-03-2010
20100138229IMPLEMENTING A GUIDELINE BASED CLINICAL PROCESS - The invention refers to a computer-implemented method, a computerized system, a product and a computer-readable medium for implementing a clinical process, which is based on guideline data. Relevant guideline data for implementing the process is selected automatically. The architecture for the implementation process is based on designing, modelling and visualizing, wherein designing, modelling and visualizing are executed independently of each other and wherein the modelled clinical process is structured procedurally.06-03-2010
20110087499DIALYSIS TREATMENT PLANNING AND COST OPTIMIZATION - A system, method and computer readable medium for dialysis treatment planning and optimization is disclosed. The system can include a processor programmed to perform operations including receiving a dialysis treatment parameter set and retrieving a predetermined list of dialyzers and corresponding cost and performance data for each dialyzer. The operations can also include iteratively calculating a cost impact of different treatment scenarios, the cost impact being determined based both on a clinical impact and on a cost value. Each scenario can be stored along with the dialysis treatment parameters and the calculated cost impact for each scenario. The operations can further include selecting the scenario having the most desirable cost impact; and outputting the selected scenario including the cost impact and the dialysis treatment parameters for the selected scenario.04-14-2011
20100030574Clinical Laboratory-Based Disease Management Program, With Automated Patient-Specific Treatment Advice - A method is provided, the method including receiving a test result data, wherein said test result data represents a result of a test on a physical specimen, associating said test result data with a standard-of-care data, wherein said standard-of-care data represents a recommended course of action for the condition represented by the test result data, and transforming said specimen data and said standard-of-care data into a human-readable form. A system is provided, the system including a processor, a software adapted to be executed on said processor, said software comprising instructions for receiving a test result data, wherein said test result data represents a result of a test on a physical specimen, associating said test result data with a standard-of-care data, wherein said standard-of-care data represents a recommended course of action for the condition represented by the test result data, and transforming said specimen data and said standard-of-care data into a human-readable form. A method for providing a Disease-Specific Patient Report is provided, the method including receiving a test result data, wherein said test result data represents a result of a test on a physical specimen, performing a quality control step on the test result data, processing the test result data in order to identify whether the data fits into an acceptable range, or if the data is above or below the acceptable range, associating said test result data with a standard-of-care data, wherein said standard-of-care data represents a recommended course of action for the condition represented by the test result data, and transforming said specimen data and said standard-of-care data into a human-readable form, and providing said test result data and said standard-of-care data.02-04-2010
20110145009Methods and systems related to transmission of nutraceutical associatd information - The present disclosure relates to methods and systems related to transmission of nutraceutical associated information.06-16-2011
20100241449Computational systems and methods for health services planning and matching - Systems and methods are described relating to accepting brain sensor data and presenting a plurality of health service options at least partly based on the accepting brain sensor data.09-23-2010
20110125517APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A MOBILE HEALTHCARE MANAGER - The APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A MOBILE HEALTHCARE MANAGER (“MHM”) may provide an elegant and consistent multimedia interactive reference standard to maximize personal understanding of health information and coach individuals toward better health outcomes. In some implementations, the MHM may provide solutions for improved Continuing Medical Instruction (“CMI”) of a user following diagnosis of a medical condition of the user and/or prescription of a treatment plan for the user. In some implementations, the MHM may confirm user understanding and compliance via interactive user feedback, reward mechanisms, and/or the like. In some implementations, the MHM may aggregate and analyze user data, characteristics, CMI tutorial adoption, user interactive feedback, system usage, user behavior(s) and/or the like, and structure pay-for-performance incentives based on the intelligence for various entities participating in providing healthcare products and/or services for system users.05-26-2011
20120035945SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO COMPUTE OPERATION METRICS FOR PATIENT AND EXAM WORKFLOW - An example operation metrics collection and processing system is to mine a data set including patient and exam workflow data from information source(s) according to an operational metric for a workflow of interest; identify one or more states involved in the workflow; determine a wait time for each of the state(s); apply one or more applicable deductions to the wait time for each of the state(s) based on one or more workflow-specific events to generate an adjusted wait time for each of the state(s) in the workflow of interest; aggregate the adjusted wait time for each of the state(s) to generate a normalized wait time for the workflow of interest; group normalized wait times for the workflow of interest according to one or more thresholds; and output a representation of the normalized wait times to the user interface based on the grouping and the one or more thresholds.02-09-2012
20110082705Remote Prescription Refill System - A prescription refill system having interactive text messaging capabilities is provided. A computer system remote from a pharmacy receives a text message from a customer cellular phone relating to a prescription refill request. The computer system sends another text message back to the customer's cellular telephone, prompting the customer to select a pharmacy from a plurality of pharmacies, at which the customer desires to have the prescription refilled. The customer sends a text message selecting the desired pharmacy, and the system transmits the prescription refill request to the desired pharmacy for subsequent filling. The system could also transmit a text message to the customer's cellular telephone regarding the status of the prescription refill request.04-07-2011
20110082704Systems, Devices, and/or Methods for Managing Healthcare Information - Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a system, machine, device, manufacture, circuit, composition of matter, and/or user interface adapted for and/or resulting from, and/or a method and/or machine-readable medium storing machine-implementable instructions for, activities that can comprise and/or relate to, receiving, by an intermediary from a product provider: information regarding a product, and/or compensation for providing, to the product provider, information regarding a recommendation of the product.04-07-2011
20110087498Surgical system providing identification of billing codes - An apparatus and method of identifying and selecting a billing code for a surgical procedure using a surgical system.04-14-2011
20100036677COMPUTERIZED SETTLEMENT AND INVOICE VALIDATION SYSTEM FOR HEALTHCARE SERVICES - A computerized settlement and invoice validation application that enables a payor to validate the charges from a healthcare services provider and to better manage contracting and performance management functions. The application supports claims adjudication and payment processing. It validates all patient activity data that is received from healthcare services providers. Patient activity data relates to episodes involving a single patient care event. The application applies to episodes rules related to clinical and financial requirements for the payor. The application tracks details related to application of the rules to episodes and identifies reasons that an episode fails. Episodes that fail are routed to appropriate staff for review and action. Following review, an episode may be accepted for payment or challenged for various reasons. The application automates a variety of manual tasks and limits manual review to only those activities that require further attention and action.02-11-2010
20120173272Automated System and Method for Processing Obesity Patients - The present invention is comprised of automated system and method for processing an obesity patient for automating the processing of an obesity patient desiring a weight loss medical procedure. The present invention is further comprised of a health insurance plan processing module to automatically verify insurance plan approval of a weight loss medical procedure. The present invention is further comprised of one or more customized automated modules to record and process information that is shared by processing participants.07-05-2012
20090048864METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THERAPEUTIC INTERCHANGE - A method and apparatus of interchanging a prescribed medication with a therapeutically equivalent replacement medication includes receiving medication prescription data relating to a medication prescription for a person identifying a therapeutically equivalent replacement medication for a medication associated with the medication prescription, generating an exception for the medication if a replacement medication is identified so as to prevent the medication from being dispensed to the person until the exception is resolved, transmitting a request to replace the prescribed medication with the therapeutically equivalent replacement medication to a medical provider, and resolving the exception based on the response from the medical provider.02-19-2009
20120035953Method and Apparatus for Integrating Implantable Medical Device Data - Methods and systems for constructing a comprehensive history for an IMD are disclosed. The method includes interrogating an implantable medical device (IMD) with an interrogating external programmer device (EPD), and comparing a unique signature associated with the interrogating EPD to a stored signature, associated with a particular programmer device that most immediately previously programmed the IMD, in memory of the IMD. If the unique signature of the interrogating programmer device is not the same as the stored signature, the method includes recording the stored signature in the interrogating EPD. The method may optionally include replacing the stored signature in the IMD memory with the unique signature of the interrogating EPD if the interrogating EPD programs the IMD. A comprehensive history for the IMD may be constructed by tracing the values in the IMD and the programmer databases.02-09-2012
20120035950METHOD OF DEFINING THE PHYSICAL CONDITION LEVEL - The method of defining the physical condition level, in particular the method of defining the physical condition level for men, under which first the parallel measuring of heart rate, organism performance, and measuring or evaluation of other parameters influencing physical performance take place using a measuring device, and subsequently the measuring or evaluating device forms a database containing at least two records that include a set pairs of the heart rate and organism performance values measured at the same time and arranged in that record chronologically.02-09-2012
20120035949HEALTHCARE INFORMED CONSENT SYSTEM AND METHODS - A system and methods for creating electronic informed consent documents regarding a healthcare-related research study. Such informed consent documents can include multimedia content to help the prospective participants make an informed decision as to whether or not to participate in the study. In addition to providing easy to understand information about the study, the system can allow prospective participants to store questions and notes, to take one or more tests to assess their understanding of the study, and to walk through a set of psychological, physical, and environmental issues that can help them better assess whether to participate in the study.02-09-2012
20120035947SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF MANAGING APPOINTMENTS IN A HEALTH CARE SYSTEM - Disclosed are systems and methods of managing appointments in a health care system.02-09-2012
20120035944Medical Second Opinion System - An electronic medical second opinion system. Medical professionals of various specialties are electronically connected to provide opinions on a specific medical problem. A member may post a request for second opinions in a standard form, and other members may respond by submitting their suggestions in standard form. The submitted suggestions are analyzed statically and are summarized into a final second opinion based on the statistical analysis.02-09-2012
20090287501METHODS FOR DELIVERING A DRUG TO A HOSPITAL PATIENT FOR SHORT-TERM USE WHILE MINIMIZING LONG-TERM USE OF THE DRUG - Novel methods for delivering a drug to hospital patients for short-term in-hospital use while minimizing long-term use of the drug. Embodiments are provided in which hospitals are identified which may be eligible to treat patients, for example, perform certain types of surgery, and which have measures in place to limit use of the drug to short-term use. The identified hospitals are preferably registered in a storage medium, including computer readable storage media, and may be authorized to receive the shipments of the drug. The received drug may then be dispensed to the patient.11-19-2009
20100131285ACTN3 GENOTYPE SCREEN FOR ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE - The present invention concerns novel methods of selecting or matching a sport or sporting event to an individual (e.g. a sprint/power sport or an endurance sport) and predicting athletic performance, the methods involving assessing ACTN3 genotype. In alternative embodiments, training regimens may be optimally designed for athletes by assessing the ACTN3 genotypes. Certain embodiments concern combining the assessment of the ACTN3 genotype with other known fitness-related genes to better assess the athletic potential of an individual. In addition, the genotypic analysis of the ACTN3 gene may be combined with physiological tests, physical measurements and/or psychological assessments to more optimally design a training regimen for an individual athlete.05-27-2010
20100131283METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CLINICAL WIDGET DISTRIBUTION - Certain examples of the presently describe technology provide systems, methods, and apparatus for development, testing, validation, and distribution of third party clinical content via a content provider. Certain examples provide an apparatus for development, validation, and distribution of third party clinical content. The apparatus includes a development subsystem providing tools, standard program code, and workflow assistance for user development of clinical content for execution via a clinical interface. The apparatus also includes a certification subsystem automatically facilitating validation and verification of user developed clinical content according to a regulatory specification. The apparatus further includes a distribution subsystem distributing user developed clinical content after approval of the clinical content via the certification subsystem.05-27-2010
20090313040PROCESS FOR FACILITATING THE MANAGEMENT OF CARE - In a patient care process a human patient 12-17-2009
20090313038Method for Processing a Link of Time Segments - A set of linked lists of time segments represent the actions of resources that are input of a time scheduling system. A system and method are described that operate on said linked list and that produce a solution that meets the constraints imposed by the actions of said resources. The method is described in the context of appointment scheduling systems for medical institutions, where appointments need to be scheduled for patients, taking into account a multitude of constraints such as the availability of staff, equipment, facilities and of the patient himself .12-17-2009
20090313043Connecting Consumers with Service Providers - A request is received from a consumer of services to consult with a service provider having a service provider profile that satisfies at least some attributes in a set of attributes that define a suitable service provider; an available service provider satisfying at least some of the attributes in the set of attributes is identified; and a communication channel is provided to establish a communication between the consumer of services and the identified service provider.12-17-2009
20090313042Fulfilling Demand for Particular Blood Group Types - Disclosed is a registry for candidate transfusion donors, which invokes an inventory management policy to create and actively manage lists of candidate donors in order to minimize imbalances between demand and supply across multiple regions and across multiple categories of donors and recipients. Together with a genotyping laboratory, the registry does targeted recruitment of prospective donors who are typed for a set of genetic markers relating to clinically relevant antigens including mutations of Human Erythrocyte Antigens (HEA), genetic variants of Rh, and possibly additional antigens such as HLA and HPA. The registry monitors incoming demand for transfusion antigen genotypes, preferably stratify the demand into a set of categories representing stable subpopulations, and will apply strategies, disclosed herein, to tune the composition of candidate donor lists to match the demand, thereby avoiding excess, and unnecessary, typing of candidate donors.12-17-2009
20090313039Pharmaceutical pricing method - This invention provides for innovative methods of pricing generic drugs. In a preferred embodiment, wholesale acquisition costs of identified comparable brand drugs for the generic drugs to be priced according to the invention are identified as comparable brand drug values. The comparable brand drug values are averaged to calculate a stable, predictable benchmark value to be used to determine the price of the generic drug, according to methods of this invention.12-17-2009
20130191146APPARATUS FOR EVALUATING RADIATION THERAPY PLAN AND METHOD THEREFOR - The present invention relates to an apparatus and to a method for comparing and evaluating therapy plan received from heterogeneous radiation therapy apparatuses. An apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a receiving means, a processing means, and a display means. The receiving means receives the patient's first radiation therapy plan data, which is generated by a first radiation therapy apparatus, and also receives the patient's second radiation therapy plan data, which is generated by a second radiation therapy apparatus. The processing means processes the first and second radiation therapy plan data to generate mixed data overlaid onto the medical image of the patient. According to a configuration of the present invention, trial and error during radiation treatment may be minimized.07-25-2013
20090216554System and Method for Outcome-Based Management of Medical Science Liasons - A system and method for managing customer interaction activities of medical liaison personnel of a sponsor organization with health professional customers to achieve one or more desired business outcomes is disclosed. The system uses a customer relation database to record data regarding customer interaction activity of the medical liaison personnel and data regarding the business outcomes achieved or not achieved during the predetermined time period. The system correlates the customer interaction activity data and the business outcome data so that it can be used to conduct capacity and tactical assessments for future medical liaison activities. A method for targeting medical thought leaders or other health professionals who are most likely to achieve the business outcomes is also disclosed. In one embodiment, the system also provides a method for surveying the health professional customers to determine their level of satisfaction with medical liaison personnel and sponsor organization.08-27-2009
20090216553SYSTEM AND METHODS OF OBTAINING REIMBURSEMENTS FOR PATIENT TREATMENT - A method of selecting a dressing for treating a patient's wound includes providing a database of dressings and dressing information corresponding to each dressing, the dressing information including an indication of whether the dressing is reimbursable. The method also includes observing a patient's wound, recording characteristics of the patient's wound, comparing the characteristics of the patient's wound to the database, displaying to a user a list of one or more dressings usable for treating the wound, and an indication of whether the dressing is reimbursable. The method further includes selecting a dressing for treating the wound from the list.08-27-2009
20130191139SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ELECTRONICALLY PRESCRIBING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - The present invention relates to a method for electronically prescribing controlled substances on a wide area network that includes a health care provider system (MCP system), an electronic prescription system (EP system), a third party identification validation system (third party IDV system), and a pharmacy system, and includes: a) the EP system receiving from the HCP system an electronic prescription entered by a provider for a controlled substance, a first identification factor, and a second identification factor; b) the EP system authenticating the first identification factor and transmitting the second identification factor to the third party IDV system for authentication; and c) upon the first identification factor being approved by the EP system and the EP system receiving approval of the second identification factor from the third party IDV system, the electronic prescription being certified for transmission to the pharmacy system as a certified electronic prescription for the controlled substance.07-25-2013
20110153342Nonprescription Medication Consumer Tool - The present invention is a nonprescription medication consumer tool for selecting nonprescription medications which allows an individual to select his or her symptoms and contraindications to determine a suitable nonprescription medication. The symptoms, contraindications and information provided to the individual, such as dosing and warnings, are provided in layperson's terms. The nonprescription medication consumer tool may be available to individuals as a website and/or mobile device application or as part of a vending system or dispensing machine.06-23-2011
20100063833Grocery store based weight loss plan - A Nutritionally balanced weight loss program based in a grocery store setting that includes cholesterol screening and blood pressure monitoring, PCP involvement, meal plans, grocery shopping assistance, on-line support, counseling and support, and a health advisor.03-11-2010
20110178819DEVICES AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING A PATIENT'S PROPENSITY TO ADHERE TO A MEDICATION PRESCRIPTION - Devices and methods for determining risk groups for patients according to their propensity to adhere to a medication prescription The “Adherence Estimator™” device of the present invention comprises an incremented scale of potential total scores, a prescription survey having questions directed to assessing a patient's beliefs in respect to no more than three domains, the three domains being commitment, concerns and cost, a response recording tool, a scoring matrix and an interpretation tool Embodiments of the invention, which may be implemented in electronic or non-electronic forms, automatically score and interpret responses to the prescription survey questions in order to determine and assign patients to a high risk group, a medium risk group or a low risk group Non-electronic devices of the invention may be constructed from a variety of materials, including without limitation, paper, paper-based products, plastic, wood or metal.07-21-2011
20110178814APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MEDICAL TESTING - Apparatus and methods for practicing telemedicine in the form of software systems acting over a network and kits containing laboratory supplies and equipment to organize the laboratory operations and interpret the results of molecular diagnostic testing are disclosed. At least two computers in communication over the Internet or other network are used, a remote computer located at a remote site and a central server located at a central site. The remote site may be geographically distant from the central site. A specimen is procured from a patient proximate to the remote site. Laboratory operations are conducted on the specimen at the remote site. The laboratory data resulting from the laboratory operations is interpreted by an expert reviewer who may be located at the central site, and a report is then transmitted back to the remote site.07-21-2011
20110178812Device for Automatically Issuing a Prescription for a Prescription Product - A device for automatically generating a prescription for a prescription product is disclosed. The device comprises a user interface, a questionnaire engine, a processing engine, and a prescription generation engine. The questionnaire engine is configured to provide a questionnaire to a user and receive user response data through the user interface. The processing engine is configured to automatically determine whether the user response data satisfies prescription requirements. The prescription generation engine is configured to be executed by a processor to issue the prescription for a prescription product for a satisfied standing order.07-21-2011
20110178816System And Method For Payment Of Medical Claims - A system allows a health care provider to arrange payment at the time of service for a patient responsibility portion of a health care claim amount, even though the provider may not know what the patient responsibility portion will be until after adjudication. A health care debit card is associated with an account of the patient. At the time of service, the patient presents the card to the provider. The provider uses the card to authorize the system to hold an estimate of the patient responsibility amount in suspense in the patient's account. After adjudication, when the actual patient responsibility amount is known, a transaction set is sent to the system. The system then automatically transfers the actual patient responsibility amount from the patent's account and into the provider's bank account. Any remainder of the suspended funds is left in the patient's account. A trace number is provided so that the provider can reconcile bank statement deposits with transaction set information.07-21-2011
20100070292Masked Data Transaction Database - A database for masked data transactions is presented in which data masks are applied to sensitive personal information so that non-masked portions of that information can be used in the selection of products, services and service providers for a consumer. In one application the database is utilized in the selection of healthcare products, services and providers based on pangenetic (genetic and epigenetic) and non-pangenetic information associated with the consumer.03-18-2010
20100063837Web-based wellness process - The invention is a process to encourage and simplify preventive medical practices. The process includes selecting known effective in-home medical test kits from laboratories and making these kits available to users for order through a website. The fulfillment of the orders from the labs as well as the collection of the results is coordinated. The results are consolidated with appropriate analysis into a report which is made available to the user through the website on a restricted basis, such as password control. The process may optionally include a health risk assessment questionnaire which guides the user in test kit selection. The process can be initiated by an employer in the form of an invitation to an employee to participate, and the website can be customized and co-branded with the employer.03-11-2010
20100063835Method for Secure Mobile Healthcare Selection - A method for secure mobile healthcare selection is presented in which a user can, from a mobile device, authorize the comparison of pangenetic (genetic and epigenetic) data with data profiles corresponding to healthcare products, services and service providers to determine which are the most appropriate for a particular consumer. Data masking is used to maintain privacy of sensitive portions of the pangenetic data.03-11-2010
20100063839MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM - The invention relates to a molecular diagnostic decision support system (MD-DSS) for providing patient related information (PRI). A patient information database (EMJ), a data input section (DAT) with molecular diagnostic input data (MDx) about the patient, a clinical guideline database (CL), a knowledge database (KB) are part of the system. A middleware section allows input data (MDx) to be processed into patient related information (PRI) by a first (03-11-2010
20110099028SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VERIFYING MEDICAL PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY AND PAYMENT DATA - Systems, methods and means for facilitating verification transactions in connection with a discount medical program are provided which include a verification host, configured to maintain rules and logic relating to price and member verification, a rate verification subsystem configured to maintain rules and logic for receiving price information from a plurality of discount medical plan sponsors including the prices for services from each medical service provider participating in the program and for processing requests for price verification received from medical services providers, and a member verification subsystem configured to maintain rules and logic for issuing a payment card to individuals with said card representing membership in a discount medical program, for receiving member information from medical plan sponsors including the current membership status of each member, for processing requests for member verification received from medical services providers, and for processing payment transactions associated with the member payment card.04-28-2011
20110099026DATA MANAGEMENT APPARATUS FOR COMPARING PATIENT DATA WITH AILMENT ARCHETYPES TO DETERMINE CORRELATION WITH ESTABLISHED AILMENT BIOMARKERS - The Patient Data Management System operates under the control of a physician to implement a patient-specific instance of the apparatus which is capable of accessing at least one data manipulation module, each defining at least one process for transforming patient medical data pursuant to a predefined schema. A patient medical data processor is responsive to the physician selecting a set of patient medical data, at least one of the data manipulation modules, and an order of applying the selected data manipulation modules to the selected patient medical data for processing the selected patient medical data using the selected data manipulation modules in the selected order to identify data indicative of a predetermined condition in the selected patient medical data. A display is available for presenting a visualization of the data indicative of a predetermined condition in the selected patient medical data.04-28-2011
20110099025System for Reducing Health-Insurance Costs Including Fraud by Providing Medical Histories - A system for reducing health-insurance costs including fraud for patients uses an identification card to allow doctors to obtain a patient's medical history. The identification card can either hold the medical history itself or can link the provider to a database containing the medical history.04-28-2011
20100057495SYSTEM AND METHOD OF HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION FOR A GERIATRIC POPULATION - A method of establishing a referral network for the enrollment of individuals in a geriatric healthcare insurance plan comprising identifying an age-eligible population; developing and implementing recruiting strategies to establish a relationship with the age-eligible population; and generating potential members from the age-eligible population for enrollment in a geriatric healthcare insurance plan as senior class members; and engaging senior class members to become ambassadors that represent the geriatric healthcare insurance plan to other potential members. Retention strategies such as a points program and a referral resource network are provided to retain senior class members. The referral resource network is a network of senior class members that are available to offer services to other senior class members, including valuable special skills or knowledge or necessary services. The referral resource network may be accessible to senior class members through a global electronic network, such as the Internet.03-04-2010
20100057489Virtual Health Care Needs Fulfillment System - A method of operating a health care needs fulfillment system, by: (a) a PBM contracting with a plurality of health care suppliers to fulfill a plurality of health care needs requests; (b) end users sending individual health care needs requests to the PBM; (c) the PBM selecting the health care suppliers to supply each of the end users' individual health care needs requests; and (d) the PBM alerting the selected health care suppliers to fulfill the end users' individual health care needs requests.03-04-2010
20100057488METHOD FOR DETERMINING MEDICAL TREATMENT VALUES WITHOUT DATA ENTRY - A method of providing patient treatment values for predetermined medical treatments without the need for treatment value calculations at the time of treatment, including the steps of providing a database provided with predetermined categories of patient selection criteria and patient condition categories, determining treatment values for patients based on the selection criteria, entering the data into a database programmed to receive the treatment values correlated to the selection criteria at a time in advance of patient treatment, and for treating a patient, determining and selecting the appropriate patient selection criteria, determining and selecting a patient condition, wherein the database returns a treatment value correlated to the patient selection criteria.03-04-2010
20100070294CREATING AND COMMUNICATING STAFFING ASSIGNMENTS - An automated apparatus, method and system are provided for creating and communicating staffing assignments associated with a plurality of patients receiving treatment in multiple different areas within a healthcare facility and in association with multiple different phases of treatment. In particular, a centralized staff assignment application or module is provided, wherein a staff assignor may access the staff assignment application in order to identify, among other things: (1) staff members capable of facilitating treatment to patients within each area of the healthcare facility; (2) the roles each of those staff members is capable of performing; (3) the peri-operative phase associated with each phase; and (4) the patients scheduled to receive treatment in each of the areas in association with each of the phases. This information may thereafter be used to make staffing assignments, which may be communicated to individuals and applications throughout the healthcare facility.03-18-2010
20100070301BEST POSSIBLE PAYMENT EXPECTED FOR HEALTHCARE SERVICES - A system is disclosed that is useful by hospitals and other healthcare providers for automatically determining the best possible or maximum amount of payments a healthcare provider can lawfully expect to receive for healthcare resources which takes into account various discounts agreed upon by the healthcare provider with various private insurance companies as well as public (i.e., government) insurance providers, which administer managed healthcare plans including Medicare and Medicaid, all payments received against expected payments and a yield measurement approach for determining the providers performance at a given point in time and across various segments of its operations. In accordance with one aspect of the present invention, contracts between a healthcare provider and all private insurance companies and public insurance providers may be modeled. Various data including healthcare resources provided to patients up to a given point in time, applicable insurance company, and healthcare resource code are entered into the system. The system is able to calculate the best possible revenue that the healthcare provider can lawfully expect to receive taking into account the various discounts negotiated with the various insurance companies. Indeed, once the data is loaded, the system can provide an accurate snapshot of a healthcare provider's best possible expected revenues at any given time based upon services rendered instead of waiting until the healthcare resources have been billed out to insurance companies, patients, and third party payers. It can also provide an accurate snapshot of all payments received against those expected payments to determine yield across various segments of its operations.03-18-2010
20100070299TIME MANAGEMENT IN A HEALTHCARE FACILITY - A time management system for monitoring a patient in a healthcare facility is disclosed herein. The time management system comprises a monitoring device to monitor the progress of a procedure being undergone by the patient in the healthcare facility and output a monitored signal indicative of the progress of the procedure, as well as an indicator to indicate the progress of the procedure based on at least the monitored signal.03-18-2010
20110153358PROTOCOL COMPLEXITY ANALYZER - The present invention includes a system and methods for planning a medical study. The system for planning a medical study includes a display device and a data store comprising a plurality of medical procedures for at least one of designing and executing a medical study. The system further includes a service delivery device operatively coupled to the display device and the data store. The service delivery device includes a processor and a memory for storing instructions. In response to receiving a request to plan a medical study, the memory causes the processor to (1) select a set of procedures from the plurality of medical procedures; (2) assign a work effort unit for each procedure included in the set of procedures, with the work effort unit based on at least one of procedure type, procedure cost, procedure time, and procedure phase; (3) calculate a complexity level for the set of procedures based on the work effort units; and (4) evaluate whether the complexity level is appropriate for the medical procedure by comparing the calculated complexity level to a threshold level, where the threshold value represents a desirable complexity level for the study.06-23-2011
20110082706Methods For Delivering A Drug To A Patient While Preventing The Exposure Of A Foetus Or Other Contraindicated Individual To The Drug - Novel methods for delivering a drug to a patient while preventing the exposure of a foetus or other contraindicated individual to the drug. Embodiments are provided in which the involved prescribers, pharmacies and patients are registered in one or more computer databases. Embodiments are also provided in which registered patients receive counseling information concerning the risks attendant to foetal exposure to the drug. Male patients and female patients who are not pregnant may, in certain circumstances, receive the drug.04-07-2011
20100241446Visibly-Coded Medication Label And Associated Method, Apparatus And Computer Program Product For Providing Same - A visibly-coded medication label and an associated method, apparatus and computer program product for providing a visibly-coded medication label are provided. A label having an attachment portion and an informational portion may be provided. The informational portion includes a plurality of regions having different visible indicia, such as different colors. Information may be imprinted upon the informational portion that is related to the medication with which the label is to be associated. At least one region that has visible indicia representative of the associated medication may be identified. At least one of the regions other than the region that has been identified to have visible indicia representative of the associated medication may then be overprinted and at least partially obscured. However, the region that has been identified to have visible indicia representative of the associated medication remains visible following the overprinting.09-23-2010
20110106552SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING PERSONALIZED PATIENT DATA - In one embodiment, a method of personalized patient data delivery as performed by a personalized patient data delivery system is described. The method comprises receiving an emergency patient data request at a mobile network infrastructure via a communication device, determining at least one patient data delivery server comprising requested emergency patient data, transmitting the emergency patient data request to the patient data delivery server, obtaining requested emergency patient data from the patient data delivery server and transmitting the emergency patient data to the communication device.05-05-2011
20110099029AUTOMATED ORDER ENTRY SYSTEM AND METHOD - A computer-implemented method for facilitating placement of health care order entry is provided. The method includes receiving input indicative of a desired healthcare order. The order has certain terms therein that are normalized. The method also finds possible order matches for the normalized terms, and calculates a rough score for the possible order matches. The method refines the rough score with a rough score adjustment, and then ranks the found possible order matches from the most-likely to match the desired order to the least-likely based upon the refined rough score. These possible order matches can then be displayed to the user for selection.04-28-2011
20110099027COLLABORATIVE HEALTHCARE - A specialty programmed computing system provides a platform for collaboratively providing and consuming healthcare products and services. Modules of the platform and third-party modules (accessing through an API) process and display patient EHR, practice management information, relationship (social network) information, and organizational structure information that is stored within the system and/or in data repositories of member entities in state/regional/national health information exchanges. The patent and/or provider portal is branded for the sponsoring organization, and communication tools and resources are made available to a given user based on their role, affiliation(s), and relationships.04-28-2011
20110099024HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - The invention provides a computer useable medium encoded with a computer program for maintaining an electronic healthcare database, the medium comprising: a) a computer database for maintaining personal and medical records of a patient; b) means for remotely accessing said database to at least one provider of medical care for the patient; c) records of personal and medical information entered into said database by the provider; and d) an algorithm program for relating a diagnosed medical condition of the patient and at least one medical care action relating to the patient.04-28-2011
20100235187Computational systems and methods for health services planning and matching - Systems and methods are described relating to accepting an indication of at least one health-related status of an individual; determining a plurality of health service options for the individual based on the indication of at least one health-related status; providing a matching system for procurement of a desired health service option; and presenting value information about one or more experiences with the desired health service option.09-16-2010
20090150178Method And System For Tracking Physical Metrics In A Social Commerce System - A method and system for tracking physical metrics in a social commerce system is disclosed. According to one embodiment, the physical metric tracking system comprises a data registering unit that receives activity data by a user, a data processing unit that validates the activity data using a plurality of data validating algorithms and converts the validated data into a convertible value, and a storage that stores the activity data and the convertible value. The convertible value is traded with goods and services, or any other benefits in the social commerce system.06-11-2009
20090150174Healthcare management system having improved printing of display screen information - A healthcare management system generates stylized reports of the physiological information from a display portion of the user interface using a pre-formatted report structure for each of a plurality of different display screens.06-11-2009
20100235193COMPUTER SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING HEALTHCARE RISK INDICES USING MEDICATION COMPLIANCE INFORMATION - A healthcare risk index is generated using a patient or individual's pharmacy claims. The index may be used to explain and predict variation in pharmacy-related costs and variation in total healthcare costs or utilization. In particular, the index is generated by first examining the individual's pharmacy claims to identify any chronic conditions possessed by the individual. Similarly, the individual's pharmacy claims are examined to identify any compliance medications prescribed to the individual. The chronic condition information is used to generate a chronic condition score by summing regression coefficients for each chronic condition possessed by the individual. Likewise, the compliance medication information is used to generate a compliance medication score by summing products of regression coefficients for each compliance medication prescribed to the individual with associated medication supply weights. From there, a modified chronic condition score is generated by multiplying the chronic condition score by an overall chronic condition regression coefficient. The modified chronic condition score may then be further modified by subtracting a no-claims weight from the chronic condition score in cases where the individual has no pharmacy claims. Finally, the risk index may be determined by summing the modified chronic condition score and the compliance medication score.09-16-2010
20110077963SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSISTING IN THE HOME TREATMENT OF A MEDICAL CONDITION - An interactive home treatment system and method is disclosed. Patient data is collected via a handheld device and stored in a database. The data may be related to self-treatments, symptoms, or patient behavior. The data are analyzed with an analytic tool and the analysis is used to generate a message that is transmitted to a treating health care professional or to the patient, or both. A set of predetermined rules may be applied to the data. The rules may be modified by the treating health care professional, the patient, or both. The handheld device, the database, and the analytic tool may be web-enabled to facilitate communication from virtually anywhere.03-31-2011
20110077955METHODS, APPARATUSES, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR FACILITATING CO-MORBID CARE MANAGEMENT - Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are provided for facilitating co-morbid care management. A method may include determining a plurality of medical conditions affecting a member enrolled in a care management plan. The method may further include activating, based at least in part upon the determined medical conditions, a plurality of member assessment modules. Each activated member assessment module may be associated with a respective determined medical condition and may comprise a set of assessment questions targeted to the medical condition with which the member assessment module is associated. The method may additionally include generating a blended co-morbid assessment question set based at least in part on the assessment question sets of the activated member assessment modules by blending the assessment question sets of the activated member assessment modules into a blended co-morbid assessment question set. Corresponding apparatuses and computer program products are also provided.03-31-2011
20110077961ENDOSCOPIC INSPECTION INFORMATION ADMINISTERING SYSTEM, ENDOSCOPIC INSPECTION INFORMATION ADMINISTERING METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - An endoscopic inspection information administering system includes: an unlinking unit for canceling a link between a first piece of inspection request information selected from the inspection request information on a database and a first piece of inspection result information linked with the first piece of the inspection request information; a retrieval display unit for retrieving, from the database, second pieces of the inspection request information including the same patient ID as a patient ID included in the first piece of the inspection request information and displaying the retrieved second pieces of the inspection request information, and a recording control unit for recording, into the database, a piece of the inspection request information selected from the displayed second pieces of the inspection request information in link with the first piece of the inspection result information.03-31-2011
20110077958SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CLINICAL, OPERATIONAL, AND FINANCIAL BENCHMARKING AND COMPARATIVE ANALYTICS - The clinical analytics platform automates the capture, extraction, and reporting of data required for certain quality measures, provides real-time clinical surveillance, clinical dashboards, tracking lists, and alerts for specific, high-priority conditions, and offers dynamic, ad-hoc quality reporting capabilities. The clinical informatics platform may include a data extraction facility that gathers clinical data from numerous sources, a data mapping facility that identifies and maps key data elements and links data over time, a data normalization facility to normalize the clinical data and, optionally, de-identify the data, a flexible data warehouse for storing raw clinical data or longitudinal patient data, a clinical analytics facility for data mining, analytic model building, patient risk identification, benchmarking, performing quality assurance, and patient tracking, and a graphical user interface for presenting clinical analytics in an actionable format. The clinical informatics platform may enable a method of benchmarking that includes analyzing the healthcare data to obtain a data sample to compare to at least one of a clinical, operational and financial benchmark, and presenting the data sample with the benchmark as a report in a graphical user interface, wherein the report can be customized by at least one of changing at least one criterion.03-31-2011
20110077960INSPECTION ROOM DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM, INSPECTION ROOM DECISION SUPPORT METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - An inspection room decision support system for providing support in deciding one inspection room in which a requested endoscopic inspection will be conducted, plural inspection rooms, the system includes: an input unit that inputs information; a registration unit that registers at least information about each of the inspection rooms, information about a number of persons waiting for inspection in each of the inspection rooms and information about an endoscope used in each of the inspection rooms into a database in accordance with the information inputted by the input unit; and a control unit which reads at least the information about each of the inspection rooms, the information about the number of persons waiting for inspection in each of the inspection rooms and the information about the endoscope in each of the inspection rooms from the database, and makes a display device display these pieces of information associated with each other.03-31-2011
20110077957METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INPUTTING HEALTH MANAGEMENT INFORMATION BY USING BUTTON-METHOD - A method of inputting health management information of a user using a button-method includes: receiving a selection of at least one button from among buttons which correspond to medical events related to health management of the user; reading a current time of a clock corresponding to a point of time when the at least one button is selected; and outputting identification information and a time of selection of the selected at least one button.03-31-2011
20100125461System and Method of Using a Non-Retail Central Filling Facility to Process Pharmacy Product Prescriptions in a Pharmacy Retail Network - The claimed method and system implements an algorithm for routing electronic prescriptions to one of a pharmacy retail store or a non-retail central filling facility for physical preparation of pharmacy products corresponding to the electronic prescriptions.05-20-2010
20130191138SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ELECTRNICALLY PRESCRIBING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - The present invention relates to a method for electronically prescribing controlled substances on a wide area network that includes a health care provider system (HCP system), an electronic prescription system (EP system), a third party identification validation system (third party IDV system), and a pharmacy system, and includes: a) the EP system receiving from the HCP system an electronic prescription entered by a provider for a controlled substance, a first identification factor, and a second identification factor; b) the EP system authenticating the first identification factor and transmitting the second identification factor to the third party IDV system for authentication; and c) upon the first identification factor being approved by the EP system and the EP system receiving approval of the second identification factor from the third party IDV system, the electronic prescription being certified for transmission to the pharmacy system as a certified electronic prescription for the controlled substance.07-25-2013
20110153356System, Method and Software for Healthcare Selection Based on Pangenetic Data - A system, method and software for healthcare selection are presented in which a user can authorize the comparison of their pangenetic (genetic and epigenetic) data with data profiles corresponding to health care products, services, and service providers to determine which are the most appropriate for a particular consumer. Data masks can be applied to limit the amount of pangenetic data transmitted for analysis.06-23-2011
20110153351COLLABORATIVE MEDICAL IMAGING WEB APPLICATION - A system and method for acquiring, hosting and distributing medical images for healthcare professionals. The system can include a database for storing private health information split from a medical imaging record. The system can also include a repository for storing at least one anonymized image split from the medical record. The anonymized images are parsed into a schema upon request with the schema provided in response to the request. The schema can define a structure mapping the anonymized images into a study. The personal information can be joined with the anonymized images to form medical imaging records into the study according to the structure. One or more participant devices in communication with the medical information network can provide collaborative features having application level capabilities that access, process, analyze or augment the personal information from the database and the non-personal information from the repository split from the medical imaging records.06-23-2011
20110153349HEALTH CARE DELIVERY MONITORING SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Health care delivery monitoring systems and methods are described herein. The systems and methods may be used to monitor the delivery of health care bundles to one or more patients. The systems and methods may communicate with a health care worker delivering a health care bundle to provide selected information to the health care worker such as, e.g., one or more instructions regarding delivery of the health care bundle. In addition, the systems and methods described herein may further include the collection of compliance data to provide feedback regarding compliance with health care delivery protocols established within a health care facility.06-23-2011
20110153347Analysis of User Laboratory Test Results - Lab tests may be processed for a user through execution of a lab test coaching engine stored in memory and executable by a processor. The lab test coaching engine accesses user lab test results and processes the user lab test results based on a coaching protocol and user health data. The results of the lab test results are reported to the user and a health care professional and the lab test coaching engine may perform an action based processed lab test results.06-23-2011
20110153346HEALTH SCREEN AND METHOD FOR CARRYING OUT THE HEALTH SCREEN - The invention relates to a health screen and a method for finding medical deviations, in which patients whose data have at least one desired factor in common are selected as a screening group from the data of the database systems of health service providers. The patient's indicator value describing the data of patients in the screening group is then compared to a norm value describing normal values, and if the patient's indicator value differs from the norm value, a query requiring a reply in machine-readable form is signalled to a third party for receiving a reply to the query, and feedback information is signalled to the database systems of health service providers as triggered by the received reply about the patient who had an indicator value that deviated from the corresponding norm value by at least a predetermined amount.06-23-2011
20110071848OPTIMIZATION OF TIMING FOR DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS IN ADVANCED PATIENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - Advanced patient management systems include a unit for collecting data from a device associated with a patient, and a host in communication with the unit, the host identifying a time for the device to update data on the device. The system can identify a time for the device to update data associated with the device by developing a histogram of the availability of the device for interrogation. The system can also optimize processing loads for the system by developing a histogram of the time at which the caregiver is most likely to access the system to review the collected and processed data. Methods for optimizing device data update and processing times are also included.03-24-2011
20110071845COMPUTER BASED STANDARDIZED METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GUIDING DECISION SUPPORT FOR SURGICAL ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY OPERATIONS - A computer-based method for guiding decision support for surgical anatomic pathology operations, including: displaying, using a GUI for at least one specially programmed computer, a list of human body organs or organ systems; displaying, using the GUI, a list including at least one specimen type applicable to a selected human body organ or organ system; populating, using the GUI and the processor, a field with instructions, from a plurality of instructions, for guiding a surgical anatomic pathology operation applicable to a selected specimen type; displaying, using the GUI and the processor, a dictation template with respective prompts and respective fields applicable to the surgical anatomic pathology operation; receiving, using the GUI, an input from the respective fields including data related to performance of the surgical anatomic pathology operation; and generating, using the processor, a pathology report for the existing patient or the new patient including the data.03-24-2011
20120035952MANAGING APPOINTMENTS AND PAYMENTS IN A HEALTH CARE SYSTEM - A data management system for managing appointment and payment transactions, such as HIPAA transactions, for patient care is provided. The data management system operates within a network of medical service entities and insurance entities that communicate with one another via standardized transactions. The system receives an eligibility-benefits transaction related to a patient and constructs a corresponding confirmation transaction that indicates the patient's eligibility status. The system further receives a payment request transaction and constructs a corresponding payment transaction that includes information related to payment authorization and processing of an amount due. The system automatically receives the transactions based upon a registration with a medical service entity as a payer for the patient. The data management system thus emulates an insurance company to process appointment scheduling and payment information and to communicate the information to the medical entity.02-09-2012
20120035946PAYMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Disclosed are payment systems and methods.02-09-2012
20110077959RESEARCH COLLABORATION SYSTEM - Systems and methods for conducting collaborative research are described. In some embodiments, a portal provided on a server allows users, who may be isolated from each other, to network and collaborate on initiating, designing, implementing, analyzing, and/or publishing research.03-31-2011
20110077964MEDICAL ANALYSIS SYSTEM - The present invention relates to effective diagnosis of patients and assisting clinicians in treatment planning. In particular, invention provides a medical analysis system that enables refinement of molecular classification. The system provides a molecular profiling solution that will allow improved diagnosis, prognosis, response prediction to provide the right chemotherapy, and follow-up to monitor for cancer recurrence.03-31-2011
20120303385SYSTEM AND METHOD OF EVENT SEQUENCING AND RECORD AUTOMATION FOR HEALTHCARE - Methods and devices are provided for healthcare action sequencing and record keeping. The method may involve scanning a patient care area for tags for entities present in the area, a given patient being located in the area. The method may involve reading identity data from a tag, in response to detecting the tag for an entity in the area. The method may involve receiving input data regarding the given patient by a healthcare personnel via a user-interface. The method may involve communicating with a management system that includes a first database storing rules for how patients with known sets of conditions are to be cared for, a second database storing rules for how the input data are to be used, and a third database storing rules relating to procedures and restrictions for the healthcare personnel.11-29-2012
20120303384TREATMENT PLAN CREATION WORKFLOW TRACKING - A method for tracking creation of a treatment plan for a patient includes obtaining an input indicative of a state of a task in the treatment plan creation workflow and generating a signal indicative of a set of tasks of the treatment plan creation workflow, including the state of the task corresponding to the received input. A system includes a processor (11-29-2012
20120303383METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR HEALTH CARE CODING TRANSITION AND IMPLEMENTATION - Methods and systems for implementing coding changes for a transaction are provided. At least one transaction in an original format is received and normalized into a different format. The normalized transaction may be processed and the processing results may be associated with the original format to transmit the processing results in the original format to a recipient.11-29-2012
20120303382SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SIMULATING A CHANGE TO A PRESCRIPTION DRUG PLAN - Systems and methods for simulating a change to a prescription drug plan may be provided. In response to receiving a request to simulate the change to the prescription drug plan, a prescription drug spend and/or trend application may retrieve data related to the prescription drug plan from a database. A model that includes a plurality of calculations to simulate the change may be applied to the retrieved data A user computing device may be provided with an indication of an impact on the prescription drug plan responsive to the at least one change based at least in part on the application of the model to the retrieved data. The modeling of the change may be related, for example, to an option to reduce spend and/or trend as determined by the spend and/or trend application.11-29-2012
20120303381SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SCORING ILLNESS COMPLEXITY TO PREDICT HEALTHCARE COST - A processor-based method for presenting patient test data includes acts of obtaining values of factors indicative of different patient health parameters and operatively associating the values of the factors with a unique identifier in a database borne by a physical computer-readable medium. Using a processor, a Z-score is determined for each factor and absolute values for each Z-score are converted into logarithm values. On a display, a radar graph depicts the Z-scores for the plurality of factors, the radar graph defining at least an arc subdivided into a plurality of sectors, each sector being subdivided into a plurality of arcuate sections, wherein log values are plotted from a center point of the radar graph, with the Z-scores of identified ones of the plurality of factors being representing as highlighted arcuate sections extending from the center point of the radar graph outwardly in correspondence with a magnitude of each Z-score.11-29-2012
20120303380MEDICAL PAYMENT SYSTEM - A medical payment system is described in which a provider of medical goods and/or services submits, via telephone or other communications medium, a request for payment amount determination for a patient encounter. A price determination system determines which of a plurality of fee schedules negotiated by the provider applies to the patient encounter and calculates, based at least in part on information entered by the provider, a payment amount for the encounter, which it communicates to at least the provider. In one embodiment, the provider receives the payment amount information while the patient is at the point of service. In one embodiment, the provider may use the system to submit a claim for payment by at least one responsible party.11-29-2012
20120303379Integrated Health and Financial Benefits System and Method - A medical shared savings unit receives a selection from one or more computing devices to select a medical provider in a region outside the United States for a patient as part of a medical savings plan, and accesses the medical plan information from the data store, and calculates a savings based on a difference between a cost of the medical procedure performed in the region outside the United States and a cost of the medical procedure performed within the United States. The medical shared savings unit further divides the savings between the insurer and the employer based on a medical savings plan model when the patient undergoes the medical procedure in the region outside the United States.11-29-2012
20120303378SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING AND MEASURING QUALITY PERFORMANCE OF HEALTH CARE DELIVERY AND SERVICE - A software driven health care quality management system is disclosed. This system is user friendly, allowing easy navigation through various screens that enable the user to identify drivers of Star Rating System performance. The present invention offers easy drill-down functionality from a plan level, to a provider group, individual provider, and member level to provide actionable data that can improve the quality of care and ultimately a plan's star ratings. This system addresses each of the drivers that influence overall plan revenue, by providing an enterprise business intelligence system, designed to maximize process quality measures, promote value-based purchasing, and maximize risk-adjusted revenue for such health plans and health provider organizations.11-29-2012
20120203567METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FULFILLING REQUESTS FOR PERISHABLE ITEMS - Apparatuses, methods, and computer readable medium, for fulfilling a need for at least one perishable item, the method including reserving a plurality of perishable items with at least partially unknown attribute profiles from a supplier; receiving values for at least some of the reserved at least partially unknown attribute profiles, wherein the received values are determined by tests conducted after the reserving step; determining based on the received values which of the plurality of perishable items satisfy the need for the at least one perishable item; and if at least one of the plurality of perishable items does not satisfy the need for the at least one perishable item, unreserving the at least one perishable item of the plurality of perishable items determined not to satisfy the need for the at least one perishable item.08-09-2012
20120203566SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ELECTRONIC ORDERS FOR MEDICAL EQUIPMENT - A system and method for providing medical equipment includes providing a system utilizing computer software that electronically collects, validates, and processes a patient's data including medical equipment or other durable medical goods ordered by a physician and patient's billing information from a third party provider request. The system and method may also be capable of electronically sending an order including the patient's data to a third party supplier.08-09-2012
20110035231Computational systems and methods for health services planning and matching - Systems and methods are described relating to accepting an indication of at least one attribute of an individual; accepting sensor data about the individual; and presenting a set of health care options at least partially based on the accepting an indication of at least one attribute of the individual and the accepting sensor data about the individual.02-10-2011
20110060602Treatment Planning System For Radiopharmaceuticals - A treatment schedule for radiopharmaceuticals is developed by collecting a volumetric history of tissue uptake in identified volumes of interest using emitted-radiation scans and relating this data to a treatment-radiopharmaceutical to develop a quantitatively accurate radiation treatment schedule of delivery amounts and delivery times of the treatment-radiopharmaceutical. This data may also be used to model biological effective dose and to prepare augmenting external radiation beam treatment schedules.03-10-2011
20110060606LIBRARIES AND DATA STRUCTURES OF MATERIALS REMOVED BY DEBULKING CATHETERS - Material removed by a debulking catheter from a body lumen can be preserved. Materials can be collected from many different patients and/or from multiple procedures on individual patients. Data which describe the properties or qualities of the removed material and/or the patient and/or the patient's family or environment can be stored on computer readable media. The stored data can be used to draw correlations, to stratify groups of patients, to provide risk assessments, to provide diagnoses and/or prognoses. Further tests can be done on the stored materials at later times after the procedures have been completed.03-10-2011
20110060603Population Adjusted Indexes - Articles of manufacture including electronic machines including but not limited to computers, computer stations, computing devices, computer systems, software, computer readable memory and other electronic devices adapted to provide an index for a performance characteristic or measure for groups of people or institutions. The index values are risk adjusted to the varying population compositions for groups of people or institutions by comparison to a reference portfolio and are updated in real time to account for the changing constitution of the clusters in the portfolios. Methods of using the disclosed devices include the ability to provide a continuously updated benchmark for the comparison of medical, business or educational performance by providers or practitioners of such services that effect populations of individuals, and that is based on measurable outcomes. Additionally, the methods of using the disclosed devices include the ability to compare the effectiveness of different therapies.03-10-2011
20130191137SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ELECTRONICALLY PRESCRIBING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - The present invention relates to a method for electronically prescribing controlled substances on a wide area network that includes a health care provider system (HCP system), an electronic prescription system (EP system), a third party identification validation system (third party IDV system), and a pharmacy system, and includes: a) the EP system receiving from the HCP system an electronic prescription entered by a provider for a controlled substance, a first identification factor, and a second identification factor; b) the EP system authenticating the first identification factor and transmitting the second identification factor to the third party IDV system for authentication; and c) upon the first identification factor being approved by the EP system and the EP system receiving approval of the second identification factor from the third party IDV system, the electronic prescription being certified for transmission to the pharmacy system as a certified electronic prescription for the controlled substance.07-25-2013
20100332247SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING AND DOCUMENTING HEALTHCARE EXPENSES PAID FROM A HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNT - Systems and methods for facilitating the management and payment of healthcare expenses from a health savings account are provided. For example, the systems generally comprise a server which houses at least one database in which a plurality of member accounts are recorded. Each member account will preferably (i) list an amount of money deposited by a member into an HSA and (ii) store information that memorializes the payment of healthcare expenses paid by the member from the HSA. In addition, the server is preferably capable of receiving information from a website through which the member may access the member's account—and provide the server with the information that memorializes the payment of his or her healthcare expenses from the appropriate HSA.12-30-2010
20130166318SYSTEM AND TECHNIQUES FOR COST ESTIMATION OF MEDICAL CONDITIONS ACQUIRED AT A MEDICAL FACILITY - Computer-implemented methods of processing medical data are described. The methods comprise selecting cases associated with a first parameter from medical data associated with a plurality of cases, determining a subset of cases associated with a medical facility-acquired condition, and determining another subset cases not associated with the medical facility-acquired condition. Estimated costs associated with those cases associated a medical facility-acquired condition are generated, along with expected costs for these same cases in the absence of the medical facility-acquired condition. Methods further allowing comparisons to data related to normative collections of medical facilities are also disclosed. Computerized systems for processing medical data and computer-readable storage media comprising instructions that when executed in a processor cause the processor to process medical data are also described.06-27-2013
20110010192MEDICAL IMAGE METADATA PROCESSING - Enhanced techniques for the extraction and use of metadata from medical images are disclosed herein. Based on the information in the metadata, specific processing may be performed within an image order management system, radiology information system (RIS), or like system involved with healthcare imaging. In one specific embodiment, a radiology read order may be created, pre-populated, and transmitted via a processing system (e.g., a teleradiology image order management system) based on the metadata within the radiology image. For example, this metadata may exist within the header of a DICOM-formatted image data file or a DICOM communication protocol transmission. The processing system may then provide the pre-populated read order back to the source of the medical images for verification and submission. Other processing actions may also occur based on information extracted from the image metadata, such as custom workflows and handling based on an originating facility, or transferring the images to a particular radiologist or location.01-13-2011
20100324924Medical Billing Systems and Methods - The invention relates to medical billing systems, software, and methods. In the methods, a patient is told how much he or she owes to a hospital prior to or after discharge. The hospital then sells the right to collect the patient debt to a billing service. The billing service establishes an ad hoc credit rating for the hospital by analyzing an existing credit rating scale and fitting the hospital's financial data to that rating scale, and also establishes the patient's credit rating, expected recovery index (ERI) or other scoring metric. The hospital is advanced an amount that depends on the hospital's credit rating and the patient's credit scoring metric, and the billing service collects the debt from the patient, typically by regular automatic transactions. The billing service may interact with patients and hospitals through automated interfaces, and in some embodiments, may act as an affiliate of a health insurer.12-23-2010
20090006125METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING DIGITAL VIDEO MODELING TO GENERATE AN OPTIMAL HEALTHCARE DELIVERY MODEL - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for generating an optimal healthcare delivery model. The process parses event data derived from video data to identify patterns of events, wherein the event data comprises metadata describing events associated with a medical care facility. The process then identifies a subset of patterns of events from the patterns of events that achieves a target outcome to form a set of optimized patterns of events. The process generates an optimized healthcare delivery strategy using the set of optimized patterns of events to form the optimized healthcare delivery model for the medical care facility.01-01-2009
20110213622HEALTHCARE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM AND METHOD - An information and communications network for fulfilling information and communicating needs of health professionals is disclosed providing a system and method to provide an integrated record of patient-specific information and requests. According to one embodiment, this system and method includes first accessing patient-specific information and patient-specific requests via at least one portable electronic device (PED). Next, the system and method allows for updating or creating new patient-specific information and patient-specific requests via the PED. Subsequently, the system or method communicates via a network the patient-specific information and patient-specific requests to at least one server. Lastly, the system and method communicates via the network the patient-specific information and patient-specific requests to any additional PEDs and servers.09-01-2011
20110213624Computer Implemented Method and Computer Program Product for Collecting Fees for an Insurance Network - Computer implemented methods and computer program products for reducing the ancillary medical costs of an insurance network with a plurality of physicians participating therein. Computer implemented methods can include, for example, establishing an communication network between a healthcare consultation group and the insurance network, and accessing data associated with the plurality of physicians via the communication network. Embodiments can further include, for example, identifying, in a computer process, physicians who have engaged in ancillary medical procedures that are not preferred by the insurance network, and modifying behaviors of these physicians to reduce the ancillary medical costs of the insurance network. Embodiments can also include, for example, determining, in a computer process, whether the ancillary medical costs of the insurance network have reached at least a preselected level, and distributing a predetermined percentage of saving attributed to reducing ancillary medical costs of the insurance network to the healthcare consultation group.09-01-2011
20110213621SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR WIRELESS PROCESSING, STORAGE, AND FORWARDING OF MEDICAL DATA - One method according to the present invention includes receiving data wirelessly from a medical device, storing the data, transmitting the data to an intermediary device (such as a properly equipped mobile telephone or personal digital assistant), and formatting a message including the received data for transmission to a medical data server. This method can be practiced automatically to allow a medical device for a patient or other subject to be monitored without requiring the patient to manually enter information. This method allows the data to be stored for any desired length of time, and/or until a particular event occurs.09-01-2011
20110213620Outpatient Monitoring Systems and Methods - Described are computer-based methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, for outpatient monitoring. In some examples, the outpatient monitoring technology includes a system for remote monitoring and consultations of patients' state associated with automated interpretation of vital signs signals. In other examples, the outpatient monitoring technology includes a system for remote monitoring of patients' state associated with analysis of full-disclosure vital signs digital signals with reduced bit data or channel data. In some examples, the outpatient monitoring technology includes a system for remote monitoring of patients' state associated with ongoing automated analysis and transmission of full-disclosure vital signs digital signals and automatically generated signals' interpretation results and manually marked patient symptoms.09-01-2011
20110213619METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ONLINE MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS - This document discusses, among other things, a method for online diagnosis of a patient. The method includes receiving information regarding a result of an at-home medical test performed by a patient. The method also includes verifying the result of the at-home medical test based on an output from a testing device. Information indicative of the result of the at-home medical test is provided to a healthcare practitioner based on the verification of the result of the at-home medical test. The method also includes receiving information indicative of a diagnosis for the patient from the healthcare practitioner and providing the information indicative of a diagnosis to the patient.09-01-2011
20100305964HEALTHCARE QUALITY MEASUREMENT - A method of determining a quality of care provided by a healthcare provider to individuals in a population is provided. A data processing apparatus that has one or more processors is disclosed. Data representing biomarkers for individuals in a population is received. Baseline and present risks are determined. Risk reduction values are determined. Based on the current risk reduction, a quality score is determined. A scale is created, and the quality score is mapped to the scale. The global quality score of the disclosure provides numerous benefits over past performance measures.12-02-2010
20100114599SYSTEM FOR EVALUATION PATIENT CARE OUTCOMES - A system for providing healthcare providers, hospitals, and health plans with quality and cost data for risk-adjusted outcomes for patients within clinical service lines. The system integrates with the provider's or hospital's existing data management systems and sources to analyze patient care and outcomes using statistical analysis. The system produces tailored, risk-adjusted clinical outcomes and cost models, highlighting opportunities for improvements within a provider's or hospital's clinical landscapes, allowing providers, hospitals and health plans to quantify cost savings through focused efforts to improve clinical quality and reduce adverse effects. The system concentrates on class of complication, cost of complications, and financial returns and providing hospitals and health plans a comprehensive view of clinical performance.05-06-2010
20100280843MEDICAL CLAIMS FRAUD PREVENTION SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - A medical claim fraud prevention system includes a first controller positioned at a medical facility, a second controller positioned at a patient information collection center and adapted to be in communication with the first controller, and a patient locating device adapted to be within a predetermined vicinity of a patient and adapted to be in communication with the second controller to provide location data relating to the location of the patient locating device. The first controller may a first signal to the second controller responsive to an occurrence of a predetermined event. The second controller may transmit an indication to the first controller in response to the first signal received from the first controller of whether the patient locating device is within a predetermined vicinity of the medical facility based on the location data relating to the location of the patient locating device.11-04-2010
20100280845MARKETING METHOD FOR PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS - A healthcare professional enters signature data into a signature capture device upon receipt of a pharmaceutical product. The signature capture device receives the signature data and displays a promotional message for the pharmaceutical product while receiving the signature data.11-04-2010
20100280844Secure Identification of Dependants - The present invention provides a method for identifying patients using common forms of identification, and specifically readable personal identifiers such as credit cards, and for identifying dependents through a guardian's personal identification. The guardian registers the account with a health care database, and associates the dependent patients with the account. Thereafter, the guardian can process healthcare services for the guardian by providing a readable identifier identifying the account. As a result, the guardian can register the dependent patient for an appointment through a kiosk or other publicly accessible terminal, and can also access scheduling or other services.11-04-2010
20100114594METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT OF CLINICAL TRIALS - A tool for planning and management of clinical trials. The tool computes a patient enrollment timeline in a clinical trial using multiple factors that bear on the rate of patient enrollment. The factors may be site-dependent factors or may be country-dependent factors. When these factors are applied, different sites may have different rates of enrollment in the same interval. Further, the factors may be time dependent such that even the same sites may have different enrollment rates in different intervals. Once the timeline is created, the tool may use it to calculate a schedule of monitor visits, project trial completion or otherwise generate output used in management of the clinical trial.05-06-2010
20110153357DIAGNOSTICS BENEFITS MANAGEMENT AND DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - A system may receive a proposed medical diagnosis of a patient, and automatically identify potential medical services to be performed with respect to the patient. The identified medical services may be deemed relevant to the proposed medical diagnosis, which the system may determine from a customizable decision table. Further, the system may receive selection of a potential medical service from the identified potential medical services, and present an automated, real-time indication regarding paying entity/plan coverage and estimated cost and/or quality metrics for the selected medical service based on the patient and paying entity/plan of the patient. In addition, the system may facilitate selection of a lab/facility to perform the selected medical service. To communicate across clinicians, labs/facilities and paying entities, the system may employ a catalog of medical services spanning multiple clinicians, labs/facilities or paying entities/plans to thereby integrate their nomenclatures, and may employ a coding system in this regard.06-23-2011
20110153355System for Secure Mobile Healthcare Selection - A method, system and device for secure mobile healthcare selection are presented in which a user can, from a mobile device, authorize the comparison of pangenetic (genetic and epigenetic) data with data profiles corresponding to healthcare products, services and service providers to determine which are the most appropriate for a particular consumer. Data masking is used to maintain privacy of sensitive portions of the pangenetic data.06-23-2011
20110153350 COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM FOR A REMOTE PATIENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A computer-implemented method of manufacturing a computer-readable storage medium for a remote patient management system with instructions for causing the execution of a care plan comprising a coaching plan. The method comprises: displaying a list of psychological determinants, receiving a selection of a group of psychological determinants chosen from the list of psychological determinants, generating a list of behavioral models using the group of psychological determinants, receiving a selection of at least one selected behavioral model from the list of behavioral models, determining a time line for the global structure of the coaching plan using the at least one selected behavioral model, compiling a coaching object file using the time line, linking the coaching object file to a library of multi-media content to resolve unresolved symbolic links of the time line, integrating the coaching plan into the care plan, and writing the care plan to the computer-readable storage medium.06-23-2011
20110251853Methods For Improving The Clinical Outcome Of Patient Care And For Reducing Overall Health Care Costs - The current invention is directed to improved methods for providing health care and for reducing the cost of health care. Additionally, the methods of the current invention are designed to improve the clinical outcome for the patient. The methods of the current invention provide financial incentives to both the patient and the medical service provider in an integrated manner that create appropriate checks and balances which encourages patient empowerment as well as patient and medical practitioner accountability. The method of the current invention incorporates evidence-based medicine treatment guidelines and content, and dispenses information therapy and other similar types of content through an Internet application or by other means to improve the standard of health care treatment which leads to better clinical outcomes, healthier behavior, and a reduction in the overall cost of health care.10-13-2011
20110251851SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTI-PERSON AND MULTI-SITE, INTERACTIVE TREATMENT SIMULATION10-13-2011
20110251850On Site Prescription Management System and Methods for Health Care Facilities - A system and method for control of prescription drug packaging and dispensing machines located in an in-patient health care facility including centralized control and enhanced communication between system components. Delay and errors in processing item data in the prescription dispensing system are reduced by using concise ID data incorporated into each canister memory chip and storing canister contents data elsewhere. Canisters are configured in a pharmacy using interchangeable parts. Data being processed is synchronized by a combination of user tokens (who), data identifiers (what), and unique Ids for the entities in the system (where). The foregoing combination enables substantial efficiency improvements and error reduction.10-13-2011
20110251848GLOBAL HEALTH CARE COMMUNITY AND MEDICAL RECORD ACCESS WEBSITE - A global health networking system includes at least one server coupled to a network, a plurality of user interfaces, and a plurality of search applications. The network includes a plurality of databases configured to store information from multiple countries relating to academic studies, healthcare procedures and pharmaceuticals, institutes of higher medical related studies, healthcare providers, corporate subscribers, and individuals. The server is configured to communicate between each database such that a user is provided access to information stored in each database for addressing health related topics. Each interface includes user selectable options and is configured to provide access to the databases. The search applications are configured to search the databases according to search parameters entered by the user, wherein the user's needs are linked to information stored in the databases allowing continuous real time access to medical personnel, medical files, and healthcare related information.10-13-2011
20090006128Life sciences business systems and methods - Improved life sciences business systems and methods are disclosed. One or more genomes are scanned for single nucleotide polymorphisms. The polymorphisms are used in association studies for pharmaceutical and diagnostic developments. In certain embodiments, an association study comprises both genotyping of these polymorphisms and resequencing of genomic regions that contain polymorphisms associated with a phenotypic state of interest.01-01-2009
20100004945COMPUTER IMPLEMENTED METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING AND UTILIZING HEALTH OUTCOMES INDICES AND FINANCIAL DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENTS BASED ON THE INDICES - A computer-implemented method, a computer program product, and a computer system are provided for generating and utilizing a health outcome index for a given research interest area and a given population. The computer-implemented method includes the steps of: (a) receiving data relating to one or more given criteria pertinent to the research interest area; (b) calculating a health outcomes index using one or more computer processes applying a given formula to the data relating to the one or more given criteria, said given formula including assignment of relative weights to said one or more criteria; (c) outputting the health outcome index; and (d) periodically repeating steps (a) through (c).01-07-2010
20090319293VIRTUAL INVENTORY SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR COVERED ENTITIES - A virtual transaction process and system providing a mechanism for a covered entity to maintain a virtual inventory with a contracted pharmacy for dispensing medication for the covered entity's employees. An administrative entity is provided that adjudicates claims with the contracted pharmacy, and compiles a utilization report for the prescription medication manufacturer and covered entity to effect a chargeback credit from the manufacturer and payment between the covered entity and contracted pharmacy.12-24-2009
20120203565METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING IMPROVED PATIENT MEDICATION ADHERENCE - A method for providing improved patient medication adherence may include utilizing claims data indicative of past prescription claims to identify a candidate for an enhanced interview with a care professional in connection with prescription medication therapy, and initiating communication with the care professional to direct the care professional to conduct the enhanced interview with the candidate in connection with delivery of the prescription medication therapy to the candidate. A corresponding computer program product and apparatus are also provided.08-09-2012
20120203564Method and System for Real-Time Automatic Optimization of Emergency Room Resources Management - The invention discloses a computer implemented method and system for real-time optimal management of hospital's Emergency Room resources. The system provides optimal work plan for crewmembers and equipment, taking into consideration relevant variables. It uses multivariable optimization techniques to optimize the defined cost functions, which represent overall patient treatment waiting time and cost. Real-time information is provided to both patients and crewmembers. The work plan is continuously updated according to occurring events.08-09-2012
20110153352SCHEDULING AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM AND METHOD - Technologies are described herein for coordinating scheduling and communications. Through an implementation of the concepts and technologies presented herein, functionality can be provided for aggregating scheduling and communication information indicating one or more contact modalities, schedules, and responsibilities. The scheduling information can be edited to establish and adjust shifts and duties. The aggregated information can be communicated among various users. Communicating the aggregated information can support the use of various communication modalities to significantly improve accuracy, timeliness, and appropriateness of coordination and communication amongst the users.06-23-2011
20110153348GATHERING, STORING, AND RETRIEVING SUMMARY ELECTRONIC HEALTHCARE RECORD INFORMATION FROM HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS - The system and method of the invention describes a unique approach to gathering patient treatment information in summary form from a universe of health care providers, each using any form of patient information management; converting that information to pointers that can be searched by a healthcare provider before or during treatment to determine if further information needs to be acquired from the original provider; and a variety of methods to provide access to detailed healthcare treatment and diagnosis information from the original healthcare provider through an access and display method provided by the healthcare provider housing the records, if available. The system and method envisages one or more providers of repository services, each offering various ways for healthcare providers to update and maintain summary information, and each providing for continual exchange of information among them to ensure complete access to all available information.06-23-2011
20090240524COMMUNITY BASED MANAGED HEALTH KIOSK AND REMOTE DIAGNOSIS SYSTEM - The present invention is directed to community based managed health kiosk and remote diagnosis systems, and more particularly to facilitating remote diagnosis of kiosk users by remotely located health care professionals through use of kiosk systems in combination with user-data screens that display real-time user health information and real-time user video to the health care professional. The remotely located health care professional is thus able to fully examine and diagnosis a patient without having to ever be on-site or even nearby.09-24-2009
20090240523OPTIMIZING PHARMACEUTICAL TREATMENT PLANS ACROSS MULTIPLE DIMENSIONS - A computer implemented method for generating optimized pharmaceutical treatment plans for an individual. A set of known treatments to be used by the target individual over a future period of time is generated. An actual use of the treatments in the set of known treatments by the target individual during the future period of time is substantially certain. A set of probable treatments of the target individual is received. The actual use of the treatments in the set of probable treatments by the target individual during the future period of time is uncertain. An optimized pharmaceutical treatment plan for the target individual is generated. The optimized pharmaceutical treatment plan comprises medications and durable medical goods that are likely to be used by the target individual over the future period of time optimized over a set of dimensions associated with the set of known treatments and the set of probable treatments.09-24-2009
20090240525METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SHARING MEDICAL INFORMATION - An apparatus and method is provided for treating a healthcare patient. The method includes the steps of establishing a audio/visual teleconference between a processor of the patient at a first location and a processor of a physician located at a second, remote location different from the first location and displaying a set of biometric parameters of the patient in real time to the physician at the remote location.09-24-2009
20090240520Health care system, biological information terminal - A health care system capable of altering the schedule appropriately depending on the physical condition of a user, a biological information terminal, a schedule managing method, and a schedule managing program. Physical condition information is detected or an action is instructed based on first schedule information, and based on the detection results of physical condition information or the result of an action instruction, information of schedule to be executed is altered from the first information to second schedule information.09-24-2009
20080243546Method and Apparatus for Providing Incentives to Physicians - The present invention provides a method of providing a monetary incentive to a health care provider, typically a physician, responsible for treatment decisions of a patient with a condition during an episode of care. Once the patient identity and condition are obtained, a baseline value related to treatment of the condition can be associated. Thereafter, all the claims processed during the episode of care of the patient for the condition can be summed to obtain a total treatment cost. And, if the total treatment is less than the baseline value, then a monetary incentive can be provided to the provider based upon that episode of care.10-02-2008
20080243539Method and System for Exchanging, Storing, and Analyzing Health Information - A method and system for storing health information, automatically matching health information to interpreters based on parameters provided by the interpreters and the health information providers, and transmitting interpretations of the health information provided by the interpreters. Interpreters may be rated according to their analysis quality and dependability on providing interpretations.10-02-2008
20080243544FIRST-ON METHOD FOR INCREASING COMPLIANCE WITH HEALTHCARE SELF-REPORTING - A first-on method for improving user compliance with self-reporting in a healthcare environment. The method includes the step of presenting a user with a self-reporting requirement associated with an electronic functionality desired by said user, the user being required to satisfy the self-reporting requirement prior to accessing the electronic functionality. The self-reporting requirement is presented to the user upon initiation of the desired electronic functionality.10-02-2008
20080243543Effective response protocols for health monitoring or the like - A system, method, computer program product, and carrier are described for receiving an indication of an anomalous device-interactive performance of a specific individual or signaling a decision whether to notify a first party at least by applying a first screen to one or more health-status-indicative updates relating to a second party; and signaling a decision whether to notify a third party at least by applying a second screen to the one or more health-status-indicative updates relating to the second party or selecting one or more diagnostic instructions at least partly based on the anomalous device-interactive performance of the specific individual.10-02-2008
20080243542Method and system for supporting clinical decision-making - A method and system are provided for facilitating decision making, such as in a clinical setting. In accordance with this technique, a set of encoded guidelines are executed to identify information that may be used to generate patient management options. The information is acquired, if available. Based on the encoded guidelines and the acquired information, a set of patient management options are generated and provided to one or more reviewers for review and selection of a patient management option.10-02-2008
20090177488SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADJUDICATION AND SETTLEMENT OF HEALTH CARE CLAIMS - Systems and methods are disclosed for settling health care claims as part of a claim adjudication process. A standard financial transaction network is used to settle the portion of the claim not covered by insurance. Eligibility checks are also disclosed that make use of the financial transaction network to determine whether a patient has sufficient funds in a financial account to cover his portion of health care related expenses. The eligibility checks can be combined with the settlement process.07-09-2009
20090164239Dynamic Display Of Glucose Information - Method and system including displaying a first representation of a medication treatment parameter profile, displaying a first representation of a physiological profile associated with the medication treatment parameter profile, detecting a modification to a segment of the medication treatment parameter profile, displaying a modified representation of the medication treatment parameter profile and the physiological profile based on the detected modification to the segment of the medication treatment parameter profile, modifying an attribute of the first representation of the medication treatment parameter profile, and modifying an attribute of the first representation of the physiological profile are provided.06-25-2009
20080312961Managing Deployment of Clinical Guidelines - Variable and ambiguous factors in clinical guideline execution are further defined by prior expert medical scrutiny and testing. The definitions promote uniformity and ease of use, afford efficient interpretation by a medical device which can variably invoke the guideline (12-18-2008
20090055218Prospective health care quality improvement - Disclosed herein is a computer implemented method and system for improving the quality of health care in a health plan. The members of the health plan eligible for undergoing predetermined measures of health care are identified. The primary care physicians (PCPs) for the identified members are notified to ensure implementation of the predetermined measures. The health plan staff is notified to ensure coordination between the identified members and PCPs. The status of the identified members is updated based on the implemented predetermined measures. Quality indexes for the PCPs are calculated for the implemented predetermined measures. A performance score of the health plan is calculated to indicate the quality of health care. Identifying and notifying the members, the PCPs and the health plan staff reduces the level of clinical chart review by the health plan staff and improves the quality of health care in a health plan.02-26-2009
20090048867DIAGNOSTIC RECORD INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND DIAGNOSTIC RECORD INFORMATION MANAGEMENT METHOD - The medical chart management system reads the paper medical charts made in the medical facilities with scanners installed in the medical facilities, converts them into image data and stores them in a paper medical chart information DB of a management server corresponding to the medical facilities. To search for image data including a certain medical term from the paper medical chart information DB, the management server obtains patterns for search which is a representation used in recording a medical term in a medical chart to be retrieved and which is inputted by hand with a pen tablet from the each medical facility and performs matching between the patters for search obtained and the image data on the paper charts stored in the paper medical chart information DB corresponding to the medical facilities at which the patterns for search are inputted.02-19-2009
20110257995System and Method For Selecting Healthcare Management - The present invention is directed to a system and method which allows a prospective insured to make an informed decision on healthcare insurance or a specific health care management decision by using a current medical profile to assist in their selection. Based on past medical care, as obtained from payor data, a number of different plans, each having different providers, different deductibles, different maximums, different reimbursement policies, etc., a person can make an informed decision. When a family has different payors for different family members, a proper blend of payors can be more easily selected since the payors (or a single payor) has a medical profile of each family member and also has information on providers in the network, prescription policies, deductibles, maximums, etc.10-20-2011
20110257991Pharmacy Product Inventory Control or Redistribution - A method to reduce or eliminate the generation of expired products and manage pharmacy inventories. The method includes maintaining an online pharmacy inventory database among a plurality of participating network pharmacies, identifying over-stock products, non-moving products, slow moving products, and un-wanted products from the plurality of participating network pharmacies, and generating a redistribution list of one or more products.10-20-2011
20110257990INTERNET BASED INTERFACE FOR AUTOMATIC DIFFERENTIAL COUNTING AND MEDICAL REPORTING - An internet based interface program for differential counting and medical reporting includes an internet enabled cell counter, client logic, server logic, and automated report generation. Browser deployed client software interfaces with the user employing a standard keyboard to input data automatically to the cell counting application. Software tallies the data and tracks it for the user to see. Server software, accessed via the internet through the users browser, automatically processes medical counting information data input and reporting parameters, performs counting operations, and generates automated medical reports based on the reporting parameters.10-20-2011
20110257989PRESCRIPTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICES - The illustrative embodiments described herein provide systems and methods for managing prescription-related health care data for a patient using a mobile communication device. In one embodiment, a method includes identifying prescription status data for a prescription associated with a patient. The patient is a user of a mobile communication device. The method also includes determining whether the prescription is ready for retrieval from a pharmacy using the prescription status data, and initiating a prescription availability notification on the mobile communication device in response to determining that the prescription is ready for retrieval from the pharmacy. The prescription availability notification notifies the patient that the prescription is ready for retrieval from the pharmacy. The method also includes presenting a set of selectable modules on a graphical user interface of the mobile communication device. At least a portion of the set of selectable modules is related to the prescription.10-20-2011
20110257988MULTI-PHASE ANCHOR-BASED DIAGNOSTIC DECISION-SUPPORT METHOD AND SYSTEM - A medical diagnosis decision support system for assisting a health professional to diagnose a medical condition. The system is first provided with an anchor condition that can be a symptom, a sign, a laboratory test result, or an imaging test results or any combination thereof The system then guides users in a series of predetermined phases regarding abstract or concrete diagnosis groups that should be considered and appropriate data that should be collected during the clinical investigation process. The system suggests history and physical examination clinical data items, laboratory, and imaging tests that should be collected in order to differentiate among alternative diagnoses. In each phase, possible diagnoses are listed and ranked.10-20-2011
20110257993AUTOMATED ASSOCIATION OF RATING DIAGNOSTIC CODES FOR INSURANCE AND DISABILITY DETERMINATIONS - A method for adjudicating, for a payor, a medical disability request is described. The method includes receiving an indicator of a diagnosis of a medical condition of a claimant, and presenting to a user by a processor and from a predetermined set of health condition classification codes, at least two health condition classification codes based on the diagnosis. The method also includes receiving from the user a selection of at least one of the at least two health condition classification codes, and associating, based on a disability rating rules collection, the selected at least one health condition classification code with at least one rating diagnostic code selected from a predetermined set of rating diagnostic codes. Systems and machine-readable media are also described.10-20-2011
20080215364Business method and system for ordering, purchasing and storing stem cells - An online business method and system enables donors or parents or guardians of donors to order and purchase stem-cells from biological tissue sampled from the donor, such as, for example, cord-blood stem cells of a newborn baby, wherein the ordering process interfaces directly with the attending medical services, and the service steps include collection, extraction, preservation, containment, packaging, delivery and storage of the stem cells in a storage medium that can be cost-effectively maintained by the donor, parent or guardian at home or in a custodial location. In one embodiment, preservation is by freeze-drying, containment is in a vacuum vial, and storage is at room temperature.09-04-2008
20120203568BUSINESS METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING A HEALTH SECURITY ORGANIZATION FOR PROCURING AND FINANCING HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES - A Health Security Organization (HSO) service method and system provides healthcare service vouchers which allow an individual or an entity to purchase and store shares which correlate to CPT (Common Procedural Terminology) codes and are exchangeable for healthcare purposes. The shares can be purchased individually or in bulk packages and are transferable through a provider or provisionary of healthcare needs including pharmaceuticals. The shares are transferable, non-expiring, and usable at any health care provider willing to exchange the shares for currency in a similar fashion to an exchange of services with an insurance or credit card holder. The share transfer provides immediate payment for services rendered. Additionally, the cards can be utilized in such a fashion that if repetitive services are needed they can be acquired in a more economical method via bulk purchasing. Share transfers are redeemed by a member and provider via internet accessible computer system.08-09-2012
20080288279REAL-TIME INTERACTIVE SURVEY SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method and system of conducting surveys within a hospital includes the steps of (a) providing a phone or television at the hospital which is operably connected to a computer based device having survey software thereon for conducting a telephonic or television survey with the patient (b) conducting said telephone or television survey with a patient through the phone thereby gathering survey result data and (c) real-time transmitting said result data to an attendant within the hospital.11-20-2008
20080275727SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ECONOMICAL REPRESENTATION OF PRODUCTS USING INTELLIGENCE CLUSTERING - A system includes a recommendation engine, product database and interface. The recommendation engine determines one or more recommended product clusters from the product database based on a request for a healthcare product recommendation based on a symptom. The interface, which is communicatively coupled to the engine, displays the one or more recommended product clusters. The product clusters are organized based on at least one common attribute, such as active ingredient.11-06-2008
20090076845SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING PATIENT CARE - Systems and methods are provided for facilitating management of health care in medical facilities such as hospitals, clinics, emergency rooms, etc., for example by monitoring and assessing the quality of patient care. Data is collected and operated on relating to medical conditions, treatment, cost, care, events, outcomes and results of treatments, and data representing the collective experience of similar patients is mined to discover opportunities to improve the quality of health care. Statistical and comparative data and reports including such and other information indicate a quality of care and provide epidemiologically cogent information. Quality of care may be considered as achieving desired or expected norms of performance, including success, in a timely fashion, and can be judged not just by what functionally happens during a patient instigated encounter, but also by long term outcomes evidenced by the patient's passage through the health care delivery system.03-19-2009
20090037216Medical treatment system with a device for supplying patient-related data - The invention relates to a medical treatment system, which has at least one device for carrying out a medical treatment, in particular dialysis treatment and a device for providing patient-related data. The patient-related data is stored by the server and the data can be displayed in a patient mode on a screen. The dialysis system has various security features, which prevent an erroneous input and the erroneous display of patient-related data in the patient mode on the screen.02-05-2009
20110131056SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGEMENT OF PHARMACY WORKFLOW - A system and method for optimized management of pharmacy workflow, specifically, workflow associated with fulfillment of prescription orders for medications and health-related products in a pharmacy environment. A computer-controlled system coordinates and controls pharmacy workflow to sequence prescriptions for fulfillment in a most efficient path thereby minimizing a cost function associated with fulfillment of the prescription order. The system coordinates and controls prescription order fulfillment from automated and non-automated storage locations and can be easily adapted to the specific layout and level of automation desired by the operator.06-02-2011
20110131058THERAPY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERITONEAL DIALYSIS - A method for organizing care for a patient undergoing a peritoneal dialysis therapy under a system including at least one display device, at least one memory device, at least one processor and at least one peritoneal dialysis instrument for performing the peritoneal dialysis therapy, the method comprising: organizing information for presentation in a plurality of screens using the at least one display device, the at least one memory device, and the at least one processor, wherein each screen presents information pertinent to a particular aspect of the peritoneal dialysis therapy; and displaying in the plurality of screens information about the patient's prescription for the peritoneal dialysis therapy, information about medication the patient is taking in connection with the peritoneal dialysis therapy, and information about the patient's compliance with the peritoneal dialysis therapy.06-02-2011
20110131057TRANSFERABLE PATIENT CARE EQUIPMENT SUPPORT - A patient care equipment support includes power and data connectors configured to be coupled to power and data connectors of patient care equipment when the patient care equipment is coupled to the equipment support to provide a power coupling and a data coupling between the patient care equipment and the equipment support. The equipment support is transferable between a first device, such as a hospital bed, and a second device, such as an overhead support arm.06-02-2011
20110131055PATIENT-BASED IMMUNIZATION TRACKING - Techniques for patient management of immunizations, including performing steps of recording patient information including a date of birth; recording information for immunization doses received by the patient, including the date each dose was received; obtaining an immunization schedule from a remote computer system; generating a plurality of recommended immunization doses based on the recorded immunization doses received by the patient and the date of birth of the patient, each recommended immunization dose having a recommended time period for administration of the dose; recording a selected date of administration for a recommended immunization dose; displaying a list of the recommended immunization doses, along with their respective date of administration or recommended time period for administration.06-02-2011
20110131054Facility Disease or Infection Control Method, System and Apparatus - A method for providing disease or infection control at a facility including providing a user input device for access by a user as the user enters the facility, inputting at least one item of information into a system by the user via the user input device, and utilizing the at least one item of information to assist in determining whether the user should be attended to at the facility to at least reduce the chance of an infection being introduced into the facility, transmitted to others at the facility or having the user exposed to an infection or disease at the facility.06-02-2011
20100280846PHARMACEUTICAL TREATMENT EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS COMPUTER SYSTEM AND METHODS - Computer-implemented systems, program code, and related methods are provided. The systems, program code, and methods can be employed to analyze the effectiveness of pharmaceutical treatments for medical conditions utilizing real time prescription compliance records. Information related to medical history of a patient can be reviewed while simultaneously reviewing prescription compliance records for the same patient. Trends in target and non-target medical parameters can be identified and correlated with the prescription compliance records to determine the effectiveness of a pharmaceutical treatment on target and non-target medical parameters that various compliance and prescription levels.11-04-2010
20080255875Systems and Methods for Managing Patient Preference Data - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a method of managing patient preference data comprising: presenting questions to a patient; receiving responses from the patient wherein the responses indicate a preference of the patient; and recording the responses to a repository. Other embodiments provide a system for managing patient preference data comprising: an interactive patient module adapted to receive patient preference data from a patient; and a patient preference data repository adapted to record the patient preference data. Yet other embodiments provide a computer-readable medium having a set of instructions for execution by a computer, the set of instruction comprising: a questioning routine configured to obtain patient preference information from a patient; a recording routine configured to record the patient preference information to the patient's medical records.10-16-2008
20080255876Location limited check-in kiosk method and apparatus - A method and system for helping a client check in for a scheduled activity wherein at least first and second subsets of activities occur proximate first and second locations, respectively, the method comprising the steps of providing a check in resource at the second location for checking clients in for the second subset of activities, associating at least a first electronic kiosk with the first subset activities, positioning the first kiosk at the first location for use by clients to check in for first subset activities, via the first kiosk, receiving identifying information from a first client, identifying at least a first currently scheduled activity for the first client, determining that the first currently scheduled activity is one of the second subset activities and via the first kiosk, indicating that the first client cannot check in for the first currently scheduled activity via the first kiosk.10-16-2008
20080255874SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING CLINICAL NOTIFICATIONS - A system and associated methods are disclosed for managing clinical notification delivery and related compliance monitoring. In certain embodiments, the clinical notifications are automatically driven by healthcare information associated with a specific patient, and are delivered to an electronic device of the patient at a remote location. Thereafter, compliance monitoring may be initiated to log the patient's intent to act in accordance with the notification. For instance, in certain embodiments, the notification relates to a reminder regarding scheduled medication administration for the particular patient, where a reply to the notification indicates whether the patient is following the scheduled medication administration.10-16-2008
20080255873Method for Providing Health Care Services for a Group - A method for providing centrally-managed health care services for a group. The method for centrally-managed health care services for a group provides a systematic approach to allow a group to implement a health care program tailored to meet the goals of the group and/or to be responsive to the health care needs of the participating members. Combining the objectives of the group, the medical histories of the participating members, the resources of the health care provider, a participation-based incentive program for participating members, and the availability of customized health screenings or health education, allows the medical services provider to offer a health care program to a group that balances the financial resources of the group with the available medical services to work towards a goal of improving the overall health of the group.10-16-2008
20100280842MEDICAL IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, MEDICAL IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A medical image processing apparatus includes a unit configured to analyze a target medical image a unit configured to register information representing an aptitude of each doctor with respect to interpretation of a specific lesion and a modality used by each doctor, and a unit configured to, when the analysis result includes information associated with a lesion, decide an assigned doctor based on information representing the aptitude of each doctor with respect to interpretation of the specific lesion, and, when the analysis result includes no information associated with a lesion, decide an assigned doctor based on the modality.11-04-2010
20100324930IMAGING MANAGEMENT APPARATUS FOR MEDICAL USE - Provided is an image management apparatus for medical use which allows a small-scale medical treatment facility such as a practitioner to easily and efficiently associate image data generated by an image generation apparatus with patient information. The image management apparatus for medical use is equipped with a storage section (12-23-2010
20080208627Securing Pairing of Electronic Devices - The present invention relates to secure paring of electronically controlled devices adapted to communicate with each other. The invention provides a system comprising a local (08-28-2008
20110166880Method and System for Analyzing Health Related Data of Patients - System and method for analyzing health related data associated with a patient, comprising: an expert's station; a health database comprising health related data of patients; a wizard application, enabling the expert to create a template of commands for analyzing the health related data of the patient according to the expert's school of method, using a generic model associated with the expert's field of expertise, where the analysis calculates health related profile of the patient; a templates database comprising templates of commands created by experts; a generic models database, enabling the wizard to retrieve and store a generic model associated with the expert's field of expertise; and a main server for using the template of commands to analyze the health data of a patient, according to the analysis method of the expert, by operating the commands in the template for calculating health related profile of the patient.07-07-2011
20110054932System for Improving Antibiotic Use in Acute Care Hospitals - The present invention provides systems and methods for improving the administration and usage of antibiotic/antimicrobial regimens. The method and system of the invention includes (a) establishing a multidisciplinary antimicrobial treatment team; (b) obtaining patient data; (c) reviewing patient data for sub-optimal antibiotic regimens and when necessary, conferring if MATT members regarding regimen recommendations; (d) generating reports with recommendations for optimal antibiotic regimens based on the review of the patient data.03-03-2011
20110054931Diagnostic System and Method - A diagnostic system and method. In one embodiment, the invention is a diagnostic system comprising: a form comprising one or more diagnostic questions and one or more possible answers to each diagnostic question; a first overlay comprising one or more windows and one or more diagnostic fields, wherein when the first overlay is positioned over the form, the answers to the diagnostic questions that are indicative of the user having a first medical condition are visible through the windows of the first overlay; and wherein the one or more diagnostic fields contain criteria for diagnosing the user with the first medical condition based on the user's selection of answers on the form that are visible through the windows of the first overlay. In other embodiments, the invention is a computer-based version of the diagnostic system and a diagnostic method.03-03-2011
20110054930SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A CONSUMER TO DETERMINE FOOD/MEDICINE INTERACTIONS - One embodiment of the present invention relates to systems and methods for detecting harmful and/or hazardous ingredients that may cause an allergic reaction, interfere with the effectiveness of a prescription drug, exacerbate symptoms associated with a chronic illness, and/or cause another undesired reaction.03-03-2011
20110054928METHOD FOR PERSONALIZED NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS - A personalized nutritional supplement method that includes the steps of affiliation; training; client assessment; review; recommendations; order placement; and order fulfillment. A personalized nutritional supplement method that includes blood testing is also provided.03-03-2011
20110054927AUTOMATED OPHTHALMIC LENS AND SOLUTIONS DISPENSING UNIT - The present invention discloses methods and apparatus for dispensing ophthalmic lenses and solutions and replenishing those lenses physically or virtually dispensed. In addition, in some embodiments, a patient may prepare an order for lenses and solutions dispensed.03-03-2011
20110054925CLAIMS ANALYTICS ENGINE - Methods and systems for processing claims (e.g., healthcare insurance claims) are described. For example, prior to payment of an unpaid claim, a prediction is made as to whether or not an attribute specified in the claim is correct. Depending on the prediction results, the claim can be flagged for an audit. Feedback from the audit can be used to update the prediction models in order to refine the accuracy of those models.03-03-2011
20110054924PATIENT COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - A handheld patient communication device (03-03-2011
20110264461Brains-server synapses-empowered networking - The networks of people, computer servers, teleconferencing platforms and communication devices for precisely guiding and assisting in expeditiously diagnosing and managing and treating diseases and illnesses for, by, among and between said people using said networks.10-27-2011
20130197923SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PREVENTING FRAUD - Provided is a computer-implemented system and method of preventing fraud. The system includes a communication unit for receiving a transmission of a prescription for durable medical equipment for a patient and data representing a biometric identifier of a health care provider. The communication unit receives a second transmission comprising notice of a claim by a durable medical equipment supplier for the prescribed durable medical equipment and a third transmission comprising verification that the patient received the durable medical equipment and data representing the biometric identifier of the health care provider. The system also includes a database for storing information and checking received information for instances of fraud.08-01-2013
20130197924METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR EVALUATING A HOSPITAL PATIENT'S RISK OF MORTALITY - A method for evaluating a hospital patient's risk of mortality includes collecting data from physiologic signals generated by patient monitors, physiologic signals of organ function, and demographic information for a patient. A measure of the variability of at least one of the physiologic signals is determined. Data and the measure of variability are analyzed to determine whether a value for a particular physiologic or demographic variable falls within a critical interval for the variable that indicates that the value is predictive of mortality or survival. Each time a value for a physiological or demographic variable for the patient falls within a critical interval, the occurrence of an event for the patient is recorded. The number of events for the patient is counted over a time period. Output perceptible by human user that indicates the patient's risk of mortality or likelihood of survival is generated based on the count.08-01-2013
20130197925BEHAVIORAL CLUSTERING FOR REMOVING OUTLYING HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS - Behavioral clustering of providers may be used to identify outliers of a group of providers. Groups of healthcare providers may be built based on analysis of clinical information related to medical treatments. A plurality of subgroups of healthcare providers may be constructed in the groups, based on analysis of non-clinical information related to demographical information. First-level outlier healthcare providers may be removed from a particular group of healthcare providers, and second-level outlier healthcare providers may be removed from a particular subgroup of healthcare providers. The second-level outlier healthcare providers removed from the particular subgroup may remain in a group that contains the particular subgroup.08-01-2013
20130197926SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REFERRING PHYSICIANS BASED ON HIERARCHICAL DISEASE PROFILE MATCHING - Systems, apparatus, and methods for referring physicians based on hierarchical disease profile matching are disclosed. An example system includes a data store to include a plurality of disease profiles, each disease profile associated with a patient condition, a user interface to accept a user request for a referral of a patient to a physician, and a referral processor to compare a profile associated with the patient including a patient symptom to the plurality of disease profiles to generate one or more physician recommendations for referral, the referral processor to refine the one or more physician recommendations based on one or more characteristics associated with each of the one or more physician recommendations, the referral processor to provide the refined one or more physician recommendations to a user for review and selection via the user interface.08-01-2013
20130197927HEALTHCARE VALIDATION SYSTEM - A healthcare validation system may include a processor and a memory. The memory may include instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to receive an order for a medication from a healthcare system, receive, from at least one healthcare device, at least one information item pertaining to progress of delivery of the medication to a patient, wherein the at least one healthcare device facilitates the delivery of the medication to the patient, validate the medication being delivered to the patient based at least in part on the received order and the received at least one information item, and store an indication of whether the medication being delivered to the patient was validated. In one or more embodiments, the processor may provide an alert to a user device of a healthcare professional when the medication being delivered to the patient is not validated.08-01-2013
20110035234System for Improving the Management of the Health of an Individual and Related Methods - A system and associated methods for improving the management of an individual's health is provided. The system includes a data measurement mechanism generating information relevant to a particular health condition, a data acquisition mechanism for transferring the information to a storage medium, at least one data analysis mechanism generating insights relevant to a particular health condition and an information presentation mechanism for displaying the insights to a patient, caregiver or physician.02-10-2011
20110060604METHOD OF DOCUMENTING PATIENTS' CLINICAL STATUS ACROSS MULTIPLE DIAGNOSTIC DIMENSIONS - A computer implemented method for managing a patient's clinical status. The method includes: storing rules in a database; storing clinical domains including a set of clinical variables; storing information about the patient in the database; receiving responses to one or more questions about the patient's status for one or more clinical domains. The method then generates derived variables from the stored information, the stored clinical variable and the responses to one or more questions using one or more of the stored plurality of rules; calculates stratified domain levels for one or more of the plurality of clinical domains from the stored information, the stored clinical variables and the generated derived variables; and calculates a level of urgency from the stratified domain levels and the generated derived variables.03-10-2011
20100293004PAYER ESTIMATION AND IDENTIFICATION METHODS AND APPARATUS - Methods and apparatus for generating a list of likely payers for a medical practice based on historical data stored on a practice management system and practice-specific information. Information about the claim volumes for payers during a predetermined time range in a geographical region are used to estimate a subset of likely payer that a medical practice may like to enroll with. User-selectable billing frequency indicators for each of the payers identified in the subset facilitate claim billing management and enrollment strategies for billing personnel at the medical practice resulting in fewer disruptions in claim processing and cash flow as the medical practice is implemented on the practice management system.11-18-2010
20100293003Personal Medical Data Device and Associated Methods - Disclosed is an improved method and related electronic applications for logging personal medical data.11-18-2010
20100293005GPS-ASSISTED REFERRAL OF INJURED OR AILING EMPLOYEE DURING MEDICAL TRIAGE - A method for directing an employee to a treatment center includes receiving with a computer an electronic communication from an employee of a client while the employee is traveling away from a normal location of work, the employee initiating the electronic communication with a GPS-enabled mobile device; determining the location of the employee based on a GPS location of the mobile device with a GPS-tracking system coupled with the computer; performing triage on the employee by a triage operator to determine a level of urgency of a medical condition of the employee, to thereby determine an appropriate disposition for the employee, wherein triage questions are provided to the triage operator by the computer based on a category related to the medical condition; and automatically determining, with the computer, a nearest treatment center to the location of the employee based on the GPS location of the mobile device, the nearest treatment center being adequate to address the level of urgency required by the determined disposition and a designated preferred provider of the client.11-18-2010
20100293000SYSTEM FOR EVALUATING POTENTIAL CLAIM OUTCOMES USING RELATED HISTORICAL DATA - A computer system includes a data storage device. The data storage module receives, stores, and provides access to historical claim data. A categorical aggregation component comprising program instructions stored in a program memory provides categorized and aggregated historical claim data by identifying claim categories based on the historical claim data, each of the one or more claim categories associated with a respective set of claim characteristics, identifying claims of the historical claim data associated with one of the claim categories, assigning each identified claim to one of a plurality of total severity ranges based on the total severity of the identified claim, and determining an average cost per claim year for claims of each total severity range when executed by a computer processor.11-18-2010
20110119081Method For Defining And Interactively Managing A Treatment For Glycemic Level Control In A Diabetic Patient And Device That Carries Out Said Method - A method for interactive definition and management of a treatment for monitoring blood glucose of a diabetic patient includes performing two distinct, asynchronous and simultaneous, work cycles, having different length: a first local cycle, shorter, includes the steps of acquiring at least one value of said patient's blood glucose by means of a glucometer integrated in a monitoring device, calculating an insulin dosage value to be administered to the patient, by means of a computing algorithm, provided by a specialist doctor, displaying the insulin dosage on a monitoring device display, and defining a date and time for subsequent acquisition of blood glucose level. Furthermore, the system automatically sends glycemic information to the doctor, if they are beyond mean value parameters, time passed from a last contact and number of hypoglycemic value measurements, that the specialist himself can set for each patient and modify over time. A second remote cycle, longer, includes reading the patient's last blood glucose value, periodical running of a procedure for extracting a group of data significant for the patient, related to at least the trend of glycemic level values of the patient and to corresponding insulin doses, recommended on the basis of computation of said algorithm in a predetermined previous period; transmission of the group of significant date to the specialist' doctor's remote computer, by means of a simplified transmitter/receiver module operating via a mobile telephone network, integrated with monitoring device, possibly receiving a set of modified parameters for performing the computing algorithm, or a new computing algorithm, and introduction of such set of modified parameters or of the new algorithm in the managing program.05-19-2011
20110119077VIRTUAL MEDICAL SELF MANAGEMENT TOOL - Systems and methods are disclosed herein for providing a virtual medical self management tool by an insurer to an injured person who sustained an insured bodily injury. In certain embodiments, these systems and methods provide medical self management information related to property/casualty insurance claims using a web portal. In a preferred embodiment, the systems and methods provide the medical self management information to injured employees covered through their employer by workers compensation insurance.05-19-2011
20110119085SENSITIVE DRUG DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A drug distribution system and method utilizes a central pharmacy and database to track all prescriptions for a sensitive drug. Information is kept in the database regarding all physicians allowed to prescribe the sensitive drug, and all patients receiving the drug. Abuses are identified by monitoring data in the database for prescription patterns by physicians and prescriptions obtained by patients. Further verification is made that the physician is eligible to prescribe the drug by consulting a separate database, and optionally whether any actions are taken against the physician. Multiple controls beyond those for normal drugs are imposed on the distribution depending on the sensitivity of the drug.05-19-2011
20110125523MEDICINE EXAMINATION SUPPORT SYSTEM - A medicine inspection support system, which provides a reliable inspection of medicine preparation, includes a person authentication unit, a preliminary inspection unit, an inspection unit, and an inspector check unit. The person authentication unit identifies a preliminary inspector who performs a preliminary inspection of medicine preparation, and an inspector who performs an inspection of the medicine preparation. The preliminary inspection unit certifies that the preliminary inspector has performed the preliminary inspection of the medicine preparation. The inspection unit certifies that the inspector has performed the inspection of the medicine preparation. The inspector check unit permits the inspection unit to certify completion of the inspection when determined that the inspector is a different person from the preliminary inspector.05-26-2011
20110125520APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A MOBILE HEALTHCARE MANAGER-BASED PATIENT ADHERENCE MONITOR - The APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A MOBILE HEALTHCARE MANAGER (“MHM”) BASED PATIENT ADHERENCE MONITOR may provide an elegant and consistent multimedia interactive reference standard to maximize personal understanding of health information and coach individuals toward better health outcomes. In one embodiment, a patient adherence processor-implemented method is disclosed, comprising: obtaining a medical history record of a user; analyzing the obtained medical history record; identifying, based on the analysis of the medical history record, a treatment plan for the user; analyzing, via a processor, the treatment plan for the user; identifying, based on the analysis of the treatment plan for the user, milestones included in the treatment plan for the user; identifying a media prescription object to provide for the user based on the determined progress of the user towards the milestone; providing the identified media prescription object for the user; providing a user feedback request; obtaining user feedback in response to providing the user feedback request; analyzing the obtained user feedback; and determining whether one of the milestones included in the treatment plan for the user has been achieved based on analyzing the obtained user feedback.05-26-2011
20110125519APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A MOBILE HEALTHCARE MANAGER-BASED PATIENT FEEDBACK DRIVEN PRESCRIPTION OPTIMIZER - The APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A MOBILE HEALTHCARE MANAGER (“MHM”) BASED PATIENT FEEDBACK DRIVEN PRESCRIPTION OPTIMIZER may provide an elegant and consistent multimedia interactive reference standard to maximize personal understanding of health information and coach individuals toward better health outcomes. In one embodiment, a prescription optimization processor-implemented method is disclosed, comprising: obtaining a coordinated patient management trigger for a user; obtaining a medical history record of the user using the obtained trigger; analyzing, via a processor, the obtained medical history record of the user; identifying, based on the analysis of the medical history record, a current treatment plan for the user; generating a user feedback request based on the identified current treatment plan; providing the user feedback request to a user device of the user; obtaining user feedback in response to providing the user feedback request; analyzing the obtained user feedback based on the current treatment plan for the user; generating a modified treatment plan for the user based on the analysis of the obtained user feedback; and providing the modified treatment plan for the user.05-26-2011
20110125514SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PATIENT DESTINATION PREDICTION - A system and method of predicting telemetry signal dropout creates a prediction of patient destination. The method includes defining a telemetry coverage area, receiving a location of a monitored patient, recording the received location, calculating a trajectory and speed, and comparing the location, trajectory, and speed of the patient to historical patient movement trends to predict patient destination. The system includes a remote unit worn by a patient and at least one telemetry receiver, a location services computer, a patient location database, a location prediction computer, and a graphical display. The location services computer receives the location information and computes a location, speed, and trajectory of the patient. The location prediction computer compares the computed location, speed, and trajectory of the patient to previously acquired locations, speeds, and trajectories to predict a patient destination.05-26-2011
20110071847SECURE ON-LINE AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING PRESCRIPTION DRUG FULFILLMENT - A method of processing drug prescriptions via a communications network includes registering doctors, pharmacies and patients as participants such that each registered participant's identity is uniquely defined and determinable. Registered doctors from which prescriptions are received via the communications network have their identities authenticated. Each of the received prescriptions indicates a respective registered patient's identity for whom the prescription is intended. Registered patients from which orders are received via the communications network also have their identities authenticated. Each of the received orders indicates the prescription being ordered. The method also includes forwarding the orders to registered pharmacies via the communications network.03-24-2011
20110071846HEALTHCARE PROCESSING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method for processing and tracking a health care transaction is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the method includes steps of receiving data related to a health care transaction and applying rules to eliminate downstream options. After the rules are applied, a transaction is built based in part on the received data and on the applied rules. Next, the transaction is stored and sent to a transaction layer for further processing. In one embodiment, a unique identifier is assigned to the data for tracking.03-24-2011
20080312956Method for proxy development, maintenance and upgrading of pharmaceutical formulary and software tool therefor - A method of operating a formulary and software therefore comprising a unique formulary maintenance tool are disclosed which allows for much greater participation of a PBM In the maintenance and upgrading of formularies. The method and software allow the PBM to create a wide range of useful and efficient proxies (“top down” operation) and not wait for organizations such as CMS or clients to define specific and limited drugs (“bottom up” operation). The system retains the ability to incorporate CMS- and client-defined proxies but also allows the PBM to create such proxies on its own from competent source information. It also includes sorting, navigation, comparison and communication capabilities which will result in significantly more efficient claim adjudication and system maintenance.12-18-2008
20100324925METHOD, SYSTEM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR EVALUATING A STATUS OF A PATIENT - A method for evaluating a status of a patient, the method includes: receiving a medical care schedule that comprises multiple medical care actions that should be taken and desired medical results; providing a desired event sequence that represents the medical care schedule; wherein the desired event schedule comprises at least one multi-meta-event; generating an actual event sequence by processing multiple events representative of the actual medical care action taken in relation to the patient and of at least one measured medical result obtained from a patient; wherein the actual event schedule comprises at least one multi-meta event; comparing the desired event sequence to the actual event sequence to provide a comparison result; and assisting in generating a comparison result indication; wherein a multi-meta-event is representative of an outcome of an appliance of a logic operation on multiple events.12-23-2010
20100324922SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MANAGING TIME SPENT FOR HEALTHCARE - A system and method of managing time spent for healthcare which provides patients with choices that can minimize time they spend attending to healthcare needs. The method includes establishing a record of patients which have checked-in at a healthcare facility by a server, storing times at which the patients received care from a healthcare provider by the server, storing patient wait time information by the server, and providing the patient wait time information to prospective patients through a web site by the server.12-23-2010
20100324931METHOD AND ARTICLE OF MANUFACTURE FOR PERFORMING CLINICAL TRIAL BUDGET ANALYSIS - An electronic method and article of manufacture is provided for analyzing clinical trial budgets. A clinical trial budget is input into a processor. The budget includes activities and associated activity costs of a clinical trial. The activities of the inputted clinical trial budget are classified into a set of standardized service categories. The processor is used to electronically allocate the associated activity costs with the respective standardized service category so that budget costs of the clinical trial can be objectively analyzed. A report of the associated activity costs with the respective standardized service category is outputted for use in analyzing budgets for clinical trials.12-23-2010
20100324923Method and System for Converting Credit Card Rewards Points to Dollars for Medical, Dental, and Pharmacy Expenses - A method for helping a purchaser of goods pay for health care services when the purchaser uses a credit/debit card that enables participation in such a monetary reward program. A credit/debit card reader, at the point of sale, reads the information recorded on the card. The information is sent to a processor of the issuer of the credit/debit card and a data bank is accessed to determine if the purchaser is qualified to receive points based on the dollar amount of the purchase where these points are to be used to pay a portion of a health care provider's bill for services when such an expense is generated by the credit/debit card user. Each qualifying dollar amount spent on the card is assigned a predetermined number of points which can be used to pay a health care provider for a health care service provided to the credit/debit card holder.12-23-2010
20100324929APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PREDICTING HEALTHCARE REVENUE CYCLE OUTCOMES AND CONTROLLING WORK FLOW - An outcome prediction model is generated and/or executed to predict an outcome of processing a healthcare patient account. As examples, these outcomes may relate to the payment of the healthcare patient account, to the timing of when payment of the healthcare patient account will be paid, to at least an initial denial of payment of the healthcare patient account, to payment of the healthcare patient account after a defined time period, and or to qualification of the patient for a government sponsored program regarding healthcare.12-23-2010
20100324928COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED METHOD FOR GROUPING MEDICAL CLAIMS BASED UPON CHANGES IN PATIENT CONDITION - A computer-implemented method for profiling medical claims to assist health care managers in determining the cost-efficiency and service quality of health care providers. The method allows an objective means for measuring and quantifying health care services. An episode treatment group (ETG) is a patient classification unit, which defines groups that are clinically homogenous (similar cause of illness and treatment) and statistically stable. The ETG grouper methodology uses service or segment-level claim data as input data and assigns each service to the appropriate episode. The program identifies concurrent and recurrent episodes, flags records, creates new groupings, shifts groupings for changed conditions, selects the most recent claims, resets windows, makes a determination if the provider is an independent lab and continues to collect information until an absence of treatment is detected.12-23-2010
20110010186METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF ALTERNATIVE RISK FINANCE VEHICLES - The invention is a system and method for managing and processing workers' compensation claims. After enrolling in the system, all communications regarding the reporting of a workplace injury pass through a management system on a computer server. The server tracks claims between different entities, including the policy holder, medical providers and third party administrators, and provides notifications of the existence and status of claims between the different entities. The server also compiles data from multiple claims in order to assess the efficiency of a workers' compensation policy. Recommendations and training may be provided based upon the server's analysis of the compiled data.01-13-2011
20110257992APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING PRIOR AUTHORIZATIONS FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS - An apparatus, a method, and a computer program product are provided. The apparatus includes at least one memory including computer program code, and at least one processor. The at least one memory and the computer program code are configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least to receive a request to generate a prior authorization form for a prescription drug, and select the prior authorization form from a plurality of prior authorization forms based on the request. The prior authorization form is selected based on at least one of a user search result and a standardized transaction. The at least one memory and the computer program code are further configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least to transmit the selected prior authorization form to a user so that the user can complete and submit the prior authorization form to the health plan and receive a determination on the request.10-20-2011
20100174553Diabetes Therapy Management System - A method of diabetes analysis is provided. A plurality of glucose level readings for a user is received. The plurality of blood glucose level readings are analyzed to generate a report. The report includes a first chart along a 24-hour timeline indicating the plurality of glucose level readings, and a second chart having at least one of infusion device settings and active insulin levels corresponding to the 24-hour timeline of the first chart.07-08-2010
20100121652Method and Apparatus of Assessing Need for Health Care and Facilitating The Provision of Health Care - A health care assessment system and associated methods are provided for providing increased access to individuals for assessing whether a need exists for health care and then also facilitating an individual's access to health care as needed. Embodiments of the system include a health care assessement system for receiving input from a patient and generating an output reflecting an indivdual's risk of one or more disease states. The health care assessment system is further capable of providing resources for health care and visual tools for collecting patient history.05-13-2010
20120310663SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING AND/OR ADMINISTERING PRESCRIPTION BENEFITS - Systems and methods for allowing a user (e.g., a benefits administrator) to maintain and modify a contract or a group for a prescription drug plan may be provided. In response to receiving a request to modify a contract or a group, a prescription benefits management application may retrieve data relating to the contract or group and allow the user to input information relating to the contract or group, input broker information, input billing information, select a pharmacy network, select pricing options for the prescription plan, create a customized prescription plan, input brand/generic difference overrides, etc. In some embodiments, the modifications and/or additions made to a contract or group may be transmitted to a pharmacist, thereby allowing the pharmacist to fill one or more prescriptions in real-time or upon updating the system (e.g., within 48 to 72 hours).12-06-2012
20120310662SYSTEMS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING COSTS OF A HEALTHCARE PRACTICE - Systems, computer programs, and methods for controlling ancillary medical costs of a healthcare practice and/or insurance network with a plurality of physicians participating therein, are provided. According to an example method, the steps include identifying one or more a plurality of physicians having ancillary medical costs that exceed a certain level to thereby identify the physician or physicians for behavior modification with respect to ancillary medical costs. The method can also include generating information identifying recommended alternative ancillary medical procedures to modify behavior of a physician or physicians with respect to management of the ancillary medical costs. The method can also determining whether the ancillary medical costs of the physician or physicians have decreased to a preselected/baseline level, and distributing a percentage of a savings attributed to the modified ancillary medical cost management behavior when the ancillary medical costs have decreased to or below the preselected/baseline level.12-06-2012
20120310661Methods for Improving the Clinical Outcome of Patient Care and for Reducing Overall Health Care Costs - System and method for reducing healthcare costs by improving care and encouraging healthy behaviors. A web-based or telephonic program using health plan sponsor funded financial incentives, offered to patients and providers for declaring or demonstrating adherence or providing a reason for non-adherence to performance standards. Financial incentives are contingent upon patient's and provider's agreement to allow the other to confirm or acknowledge the other's declaration or demonstration of adherence or non-adherence reason. Combining financial incentives with a set of checks and balances motivates participation in the program and adherence to the performance standards. Performance standards include evidence-based treatment guidelines, information therapy, wellness and prevention solutions, care management, and other methods proven to control costs by improving behaviors and healthcare. The system and method achieves improved health and more affordable healthcare by aligning the interests of providers, patients/consumers, and health plan sponsors in a win-win-win arrangement.12-06-2012
20120310660HEALTH MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING HEALTH USING THE SAME - Health monitoring system, including a data acquisition system, a fixed patient system, a mobile patient system, a mobile review system, a fixed review system, and a network server system. The data acquisition system includes a data hub, and a plurality of medical devices connected thereto via a communication interface, and operates to acquire medical data of a patient, and to transmit the medical data to the mobile patient system and/or the fixed patient system. The mobile patient system and the fixed patient system operate to determine whether to transmit the medical data to the mobile review system and/or the fixed review system via the network server system, or directly to the mobile review system and/or the fixed review system.12-06-2012
20120310659RELIEF SUPPORT SYSTEM - A user desiring to check safety of an individual to be rescued can check safety estimation information, medical insurance information, information about a vital sign, and clinical information about an individual via a portable terminal. A system includes a relief database receiving information recorded on a personal medical database and a vital device and recording the information, a safety condition calculating unit calculating safety estimation information where a safety condition of the individual is estimated by comparing the clinical information and the information about the vital sign recorded on the relief database, and a portable terminal accessing the medial insurance information recorded on the relief database, the safety estimation information, and the information about the vital sign and the clinical information recorded on the relief database and displaying the medical insurance information, the safety estimation information, the information about the vital sign, and the clinical information.12-06-2012
20100070300Apparatus, System and Method for Natural History of Disease - An apparatus, system, and method for presentation of a natural history and the progression pathway of a disease is presented. In one embodiment, the apparatus an input/output adapter configured to receive information to generate a health profile for an individual. The apparatus may also include a processor configured to retrieve a disease progression map comprising one or more disease progression states from a data storage device, and determine a disease progression state associated with the individual in response to the health profile. In a further embodiment, the apparatus may include a display adapter coupled to the state determination module, the display module configured to display a graphical representation of the disease progression state with reference to the disease progression map.03-18-2010
20110178815Method for estimating the health risk of a test subject - The invention describes a method to evaluate the health risks of a study subject by comparing blood chemistry risk factors by means of a database with data of multiple patients, sorted by age and sex and concerning their measured risk factors, mortality and causes of death. In order to enable advantageous risk estimation, it is proposed that the risk factor data stored in the database and sorted by sex, age groups and risk factors are combined into value groups according to quantile types with the help of a computer programme, that the study subject is assigned a quantile based on his/her gender and age as well as on his/her risk factor values, that the mortality risk in the study subject's quantile range determined based on the deaths within predetermined mortality periods having a cause that can be referred back to the pertinent risk factors is compared with the corresponding mortality risk of the quantile range of an order that is still safe in regard to the pertinent risk factors, and that the relative mortality risk of the study subject calculated therefrom is indicated as a function of a predetermined threshold value being exceeded.07-21-2011
20100082367SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A HEALTH MANAGEMENT PROGRAM - There is provided a system and method utilizing an integrated communications platform that in one embodiment, provides a pharmacist-assisted medication therapy management program involving a behavioural targeting algorithm to personalize mobile messages designed to increase medication adherence and to improve health outcomes among patients living with chronic disease. The integrated communications platform provides a mobile messaging platform that sends scheduled reminders to persons living with such chronic diseases to take their medication. In this way, the messages can be received anywhere and at any time to improve the link between the patient and the system. The algorithm uses scientific measurement tools to segment beliefs by disease type and stage and through the distribution of the system by medical professionals such as pharmacists provides a unique point of customer contact to allow pharmacists to engage patients and improve medication adherence and overall health.04-01-2010
20100082365Navigation and Visualization of Multi-Dimensional Image Data - An apparatus, method, and computer program product are provided for navigating, analyzing, annotating, and interpreting images. The apparatus may receive medical images comprising a volume, identify a display protocol (for the medical volumes) that comprises one or more configurable and editable stages, and execute the display protocol using at least a portion of the medical volumes.04-01-2010
20100082364Medical Information Management - Method and system for detecting a device connection, receiving device identification information, receiving a code based on a subject information and the location information, receiving glucose data over the detected device connection, and storing the received glucose data with a generated code in a predetermined file format are provided.04-01-2010
20100082363SYSTEM AND METHOD TO MANAGE A QUALITY OF DELIVERY OF HEALTHCARE - A system and method to manage a quality of delivery of healthcare to a patient. The method includes tracking completion of a portion of a protocol associated with one of a series of candidate hypotheses to deliver healthcare to the patient; tracking a change in a quality of care metric directed to the patient with completion of a portion the protocol, the quality of metric including at least one of a time to rate of reduction in a health risk to the patient and a time to or rate of reduction in symptom or abnormal biometric data of the patient; and outputting an alert in response to the quality of care metric exceeding a threshold.04-01-2010
20120150554SYSTEMS AND METHODS THAT CREATE A PSEUDO PRESCIPTION FROM TRANSACTION DATA GENERATED DURING A POINT OF SALE PURCHASE AT A FRONT OF A STORE - A method is provided for creating a Pseudo-prescription for over the counter items. A retailer infrastructure is provided that includes a point of sale server coupled to a store concentrator and to a product tables/price book(s). An adjudication processor and a claims processor with a process control server are also provided. A Pseudo-prescription is created that contains an NDC for each over-the-counter item being purchased prior to determining if the claims processor.06-14-2012
20120265554APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IMPROVED ORAL HEALTH CARE - Disclosed herein is an apparatus and method for improving oral health in which a secure database is provided containing medical information specific to and updateable by a patient. The data input by the patient is authenticated at time of input and the patient is provided with real-time access to the database information to obtain suggested behavioral modifications that suggest steps for the patients to take to avoid patient illness, based on a most recent health assessment.10-18-2012
20090299763METHODS OF CELL-BASED TECHNOLOGIES - The present disclosure features methods relating to conducting a stem cell technology business such as a regenerative medicine business based on induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and cells differentiated from iPSCs. The present disclosure also provides a database of iPSC-derived cells and methods of using the database for tracking customers and samples, as well as methods for marketing and running the business.12-03-2009
20090292552Integrated and interactive health-management system - An integrated and interactive health-management system allows a medical-care-recipient to transmit both physiological and non-physiological information obtained through his/her self-monitoring to a medical-service platform so that related medical personnel at the platform partaking in the medical treatment can learn the medical-care-recipient's home care status and provide the medical-care-recipient with professional suggestions and assistance accordingly.11-26-2009
20110191116METHOD FOR MONITORING THE MEDICAL CONDITION OF A PATIENT - The invention relates to a method for monitoring the medical condition of a patient. Provided is: 08-04-2011
20110191117SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING MEDICAL CONSULTATION AT PHARMACIES - Systems, apparatus, techniques and methods for enabling medical consultations between a medical professional using a consultant station in a brick and mortar medical facility linked via a network to a patient using a patient station located at a pharmacy. Both the patient station and consultant station are equipped with video and audio conferencing apparatus, and the consultant station further includes a specialized medical images display for viewing medical images relating to the consultation. A patient logs in to the patient station, verifying who the patient is and the patient's eligibility to consult with one or more medical facilities and/or professionals. Likewise, the medical professional at the consultant station must verify their authorization to participate in the consultation. Consultations begin with collection of patient vital signs and any other information needed to generate a “doorstep” check report that would typically be generated by a nurse prior to actual consultation with a doctor in the doctor's office. Moreover, patient data in the form of medical records and/or images might be available via one or more servers and storage apparatus for reference during the consultation. While the consultation proceeds, an encrypted patient data record is created and maintained at the patient station in case the consultation is interrupted or unintentionally terminated and is erased when the consultation is properly terminated. Multiple consultants can participate in the consultation using embodiments of the present invention, typically by using multiple consultant stations or a combination of telephone and consultant station apparatus. Such remote medical consulting stations and similar systems can be adapted for remote operation of equipment and telematics.08-04-2011
20110191115INTEGRATED HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A computer software program is operable to provide an ongoing and supported care coordination approach in which nurses and physician extenders work to actively link a patient with the best provider of care for the patient's unique condition. The program works with the patient to ensure compliance with physician orders, and assists with appointments, transportation and the delivery of medical services.08-04-2011
20110191114PERSONALIZED ELECTRONIC HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT - A personalized electronic healthcare management system and computer-implemented method thereof. The system includes a user interface configured to receive user profile information associated with a user as input by the user, and a server interfacing with the user interface. The server retrieves healthcare information from at least one external source, and provides the retrieved healthcare information to the user at the user interface. The healthcare information may be personalized to the user's needs. The server further retrieves social service program information from at least one host site, provides the retrieved social service program information to the user, and applies to at least one social service program of the at least one host site using the user profile information, when desired by the user, and retrieves interactive information to be presented to the user at the user interface.08-04-2011
20110137671DATA CAPTURE AND WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUE - Data capture and workflow management devices, systems, and methods are provided. In one embodiment, a system includes a data processing system having a processor and a storage device. The storage device may include application instructions encoded therein, and the application instructions may include a workflow engine to facilitate healthcare delivery to a patient. The system may further a data capture device to communicate data to the data processing system over a network. The data capture device may be provided in the form of a magnet board including a plurality of magnetic sensors to detect user-placement of a magnet within a region associated with a magnetic sensor.06-09-2011
20110137675PRODUCTS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN PATENTS AND CAREGIVERS - The invention generally relates to products that facilitate communication between a patient and a healthcare provider and methods of use thereof. Exemplary products include paper products (e.g., cards, sets or cards, or posters), computer program products, and electronic display devices.06-09-2011
20110137674APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR VERIFYING PROCEDURE COMPLIANCE - A device and method for verifying compliance of a patient to a medical procedure protocol, for example a capsule endoscopy imaging examination. One or more reminders may be issued to the patient to perform an instruction for a colon preparation period or the examination period. Input information related to the procedure and the patient protocol may be received and recorded. Information of activities recorded on the device may be provided for surveying in order to evaluate the readiness of colon preparation or to evaluate compliance with the examination regimen.06-09-2011
20110137673HEALTHCARE PROVIDER RESOURCES ONLINE - The present invention discloses a system and a method for providing and managing promotional and informational resources provided by drug manufacturers to HCPs. An HCP assistance system is disclosed having a static information repository with an information component that manipulates information recorded within the static information repository. HCP accessing the present invention are required to authenticate their membership in the system as well as their good standing with a licensing body. This authentication is performed within a presentation component that can be accessed via global computer network (GCN). An information component also provides an HCP with access to available drug samples, and any objective factual information related to a treatment, as well as any resources provided by pharmaceutical manufacturers to assist indigent patients. Additionally the system allows an HCP to participate in surveys and provide feedback to drug manufacturers, as well as to solicit or to decline future visits by sales representatives of a given drug manufacturer. Also disclosed is a preferred method for carrying out the present invention.06-09-2011
20110137672SYSTEM AND METHOD USING A PREDICTIVE MODEL FOR NURSE INTERVENTION PROGRAM DECISIONS - According to some embodiments, historical claim data may be stored in a computer storage unit. The historical claim data may be used to train and verify a predictive model, the predictive model being associated with an evaluation of claim transactions to determine whether to refer each claim transactions to a nurse intervention program. Data for current claim transactions may be processed, and the trained and verified predictive model may be applied to the data for the current claim transactions to generate a respective output for each of the current claim transactions. Some of the current claim transactions may be selectively routed to a case management center associated with the nurse intervention program based on the outputs generated by the predictive model.06-09-2011
20110137670METHODS, APPARATUSES, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR FACILITATING DEVELOPMENT AND EXECUTION OF A CLINICAL CARE PLAN - Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are provided for facilitating development and execution of a clinical care plan. A method may include determining patient assessment data for a patient. The method may further include processing the patient assessment data to determine based at least in part upon a system for clinical practice and documentation a problem faced by the patient. The method may additionally include generating a care plan for the patient to address the determined problem. Generating the care plan may include determining based at least in part upon the determined problem and the system for clinical practice and documentation at least one intervention to treat the problem. Generating the care plan may further include determining based at least in part upon the determined problem a goal of clinical care. Corresponding apparatuses and computer program products are also provided.06-09-2011
20110137669SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING A LEADERSHIP AND HEALTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - A system and method are provided for managing a leadership and health development program. The system includes a network configured to provide a plurality of members of an organization access to the computer system. At least one of the plurality of members is a leader. The system further includes a computer having a web server configured to provide a plurality of web pages over the network, and a database in communication with the web server and having a plurality of leadership and health and wellness programs targeted toward the at least one leader. The web server is configured to deliver one or more leader surveys in a plurality of health and wellness categories and a plurality of leadership and management categories to the at least one leader via the plurality of web pages, receive a plurality of leader responses corresponding to the one or more leader surveys from the at least one leader, calculate a first leader level of health and leadership in different dimensions of the at least one leader based on the plurality of leader responses, and graphically represent and deliver the first leader level of health and leadership to the at least one leader via the plurality of web pages.06-09-2011
20110191118MULTIPLE RESOURCE PLANNING SYSTEM - A system for managing remote doctor medical request workflow may include a workflow module that optimizes assignments of medical requests to remote doctors based on parameterized doctor and scheduling information and may further include a forecasting module that predicts the hospital credentials, state licenses or doctors needed to fulfill a projected volume of future medical requests. In one embodiment, radiologists are parameterized and then matched with requests for radiological readings based on information extracted from DICOM image headers and merged with associated information contained in a medical work order. In this embodiment, the radiologists are parameterized based on their locations, schedules, hospital credentials, state licensing, compensation metrics, and performance metrics and incoming requests for review of CT scans and the like are filtered based on the parameterized radiologist information to identify one or more radiologists who are to fulfill the medical request.08-04-2011
20110153354SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING PRESCRPTION DATA TO DETECT PATHOGENS - A system for managing prescription data is provided. The system for managing prescription data includes a switch system. The switch system is configured to receive prescription submissions from pharmacy systems, submit the prescription submissions to approval systems, receive responses from the approval systems, and transmit the responses to the pharmacy systems. The switch system is further configured to receive treatment classification data including pathogen groups and pharmaceuticals prescribed to treat symptoms occurring from exposure to each pathogen group. The switch system is further configured to determine normal variations of the prescription submissions, detect anomalous variations of the prescription submissions, and generate a notification in response to detecting an anomalous variation.06-23-2011
20110153344METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR INTEGRATED MEDICAL CASE RESEARCH AND COLLABORATION - Methods and apparatus for medical case research and collaboration are disclosed herein. An example method includes receiving, by a processor, information from a person via a research tool related to one or more health issues of the person; generating a medical case based on the information received from the person; calculating one or more likelihoods associated with one or more potential causes of the health issues, wherein a first one of the likelihoods indicates a probability that a first one of the potential causes of the health issue is an accurate diagnosis; determining whether the one or more likelihoods indicate that the medical case is complex; and when the medical case is complex, granting the person access to a collaboration module.06-23-2011
20110153343ADAPTABLE MEDICAL WORKFLOW SYSTEM - Examples of systems and methods are provided for adapting a medical workflow implemented at a computer coupled to a hospital network, including receiving a message comprising medical information data, predicting a healthcare worker's workflow using, at least in part, the medical information data; communicating, based on the predicted workflow, a menu comprising one or more medical action options for displaying to the healthcare worker.06-23-2011
20100063836Hand Held Prescription Writer Device - A device for electronically transmitting a medical prescription has a touch screen display, a keyboard, patient, drug and pharmacy databases, a port for inserting of a memory card for updating the databases, software for executing drug interaction, drug compatibility and generic equivalent checks with the databases, software for searching the pharmacy database, and means for wirelessly transmitting a medical prescription to a selected pharmacy.03-11-2010
20100030573Medical Instrument Management Support Apparatus for Supporting Scope Management - The examination schedule memory unit stores an examination schedule including the starting time and the ending time of each examination. A cleaning capacity memory unit stores cleaning-capacity information that specifies the cleaning capacity of cleaning apparatuses that clean a scope used for the examination. A cleaning schedule generation unit generates a cleaning schedule for cleaning a used scope produced at the end of each examination with cleaning apparatuses having a cleaning capacity required by the cleaning-capacity information stored in the cleaning capacity memory unit. The scope shortage determination unit determines whether or not there will be a shortage of scopes to be used for each examination in accordance with both the examination starting time specified by the above examination schedule and the cleaning ending time specified by the cleaning schedule.02-04-2010
20100030572TEMPORAL REGISTRATION OF MEDICAL DATA - A data structure for use by a computer system for comparing temporally varying medical data (02-04-2010
20100023344System and device for maintaining physiological levels of steroid hormone in a subject - A system, device, or method is provided which maintains a substantially physiological level or a substantially physiological cyclic pre-menopausal level of one or more steroid hormones in a mammalian subject in need thereof. The system, device, or method includes providing to the subject at least one treatment regimen including replacement therapy for the one or more steroid hormones or metabolites or modulators thereof, wherein the at least one treatment regimen is determined based on pre-menopausal cyclic steroid hormone levels of the subject and on current cyclic steroid hormone levels of the subject, wherein the at least one treatment regimen is configured to maintain the subject's one or more steroid hormones or metabolites or modulators thereof at substantially physiological cyclic pre-menopausal levels. The system, device, or methods can be used for the treatment of a disease or condition in the mammalian subject.01-28-2010
20100023345DETERMINATION OF A CONFIDENCE MEASURE FOR COMPARISON OF MEDICAL IMAGE DATA - In a method and apparatus for calculation of a confidence measure indicating the validity of comparing medical scans such as PET or SPECT, the conditions for each scan are analyzed, with regard to conditions for various factors affecting Standardized Uptake Value (SUV). A scoring system assigns a score dependent on whether conditions are the same or different for each factor and the confidence measure is calculated from a combination of the scores, and a representation of the confidence measure is displayed.01-28-2010
20100023343Portable point of sale - Systems and methods are disclosed that relate to providing information about an item available for sale. This item is selected for purchase by a buyer, and the location information of the buyer and seller are exchanged. As the buyer approaches the seller, the location of the seller is reported to the buyer. The sale can be completed upon the arrival of the buyer to the seller.01-28-2010
20100023342USE OF CLINICAL LABORATORY DATA TO IDENTIFY INPATIENT HOSPITAL COMPLICATIONS - Described herein are systems and methods for identification of complications by identifying physiological changes associated with these complications that are reflected in laboratory results. In some embodiments, systems and methods are described for identifying trends in the laboratory data over time and associating those trends with degrees of risk or complication factors that are established through retroactive analysis of similar laboratory data across a plurality of care facilities or patient groups. In some embodiments, a benchmark may be established, based on laboratory results, against which care facilities can retrospectively compare patient outcomes within their own facility or among various patient groups.01-28-2010
20100017223Electronic donor medical records management system - There are disclosed an electronic donor medical records management system and a method of managing electronic donor medical records in a system. In an embodiment, the system includes a recovery agency site having a first electronic chart component configured to allow a recovery agency to add online donor charts directly to the system; and a medical records site having a second electronic chart component configured to allow processing of the online donor charts. In one embodiment, the method includes navigating a browser to a recovery agency site related to a donor; selecting an add donor link; selecting a prefix to identify a recovery agency; entering a recovery agency donor number; selecting necessary documents to be uploaded and associated with a donor chart; clicking a checkbox for review; and clicking a save donor button. Other embodiments are also disclosed.01-21-2010
20100017224Methods, Systems, and Products for Tracking Surgical Items - Systems and methods provides the ability to accurately track all equipment used in a surgical suite through the use of RFID tags.01-21-2010
20100017222Systems and Methods For Scheduling Healthcare Visits - Methods and systems are provided for searching for and scheduling healthcare provider visit appointments via a user interface. A user may access a healthcare visit agent via the internet, and instruct the agent, via a user interface, to conduct a search among one or more healthcare provider systems for available visit appointments. In certain embodiments the agent generates an array of available appointments based on search criteria entered by a user via the user interface, and then populates the user interface with the array. A user may then select one or more healthcare provider appointments from the array, and instruct a scheduler to reserve the appointment time for the user at the healthcare provider. In certain embodiments the user may search for available appointments based on visit basis criteria, location criteria, calendar criteria, insurance criteria, patient satisfaction criteria and patient retention criteria.01-21-2010
20110125515GENERATION AND SHARING OF A CUSTOM MODE OF A MEDICAL INSTRUMENT THROUGH A SOCIAL COMMUNITY - A computer-implemented method of a mode server is disclosed. The method includes authenticating a medical instrument based on an identifier associated with the medical instrument using a processor. The method includes authenticating a user of the medical instrument based on a password using the processor. The method also includes generating a graphical representation of the medical instrument, and providing a set of rules associated with the medical instrument based on the identifier and the user. In addition, the method includes generating a custom mode of operation of the medical instrument based on a response of the user and creating a name associated with the custom mode of operation. The method further includes automatically programming the medical instrument based on the custom mode, and sharing the custom mode with other users and other medical instruments based on the set of rules.05-26-2011
20090070138INTEGRATED CLINICAL RISK ASSESSMENT SYSTEM - A computer-implemented method is provided for analyzing patient risk and determining an individual therapeutic treatment plan for a cancer patient. The method includes entering patient medical information into a risk assessment tool; identifying any obtaining missing or out-of-date patient information; initializing the risk assessment tool based on the patient's demographics and cancer characteristics and determining a default treatment plan for the patient; modifying the default treatment plan by observing the modification of a risk score for the patient; and confirming a treatment order for the patient based on a balancing of the risk and treatment plan factors.03-12-2009
20090083071Systems and Methods for Controlling and Billing Neuro-EEG Synchronization Therapy - Described are methods, devices, and systems for controlling and/or billing a novel, inexpensive, easy to use therapy for a number of disorders. Described are methods and devices for controlling and/or billing treatment of disorders that involves no medication. Methods and devices described herein for controlling and/or billing neuro-EEG synchronization therapies use alternating magnetic fields to gently “tune” the brain and affect mood, focus, and cognition of subjects.03-26-2009
20080288280SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEETING PAYER PROTOCOLS - A system and method for processing healthcare service data is herein disclosed. The system comprising a decision engine in communication with a process manager and a knowledge source. The decision engine receives at least one protocol from the knowledge source that is derived by automated learning and applies the at least one protocol to healthcare service data and transmits a response to the process manager such that the response is indicative of a next workflow step to be taken.11-20-2008
20110119075APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A MOBILE HEALTHCARE MANAGER-BASED PROVIDER INCENTIVE MANAGER - The APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A MOBILE HEALTHCARE MANAGER (“MHM”) BASED PROVIDER INCENTIVE MANAGER may provide an elegant and consistent multimedia interactive reference standard to maximize personal understanding of health information and coach individuals toward better health outcomes. In one embodiment, a healthcare service provider performance incentivisation processor-implemented method is disclosed, comprising: providing prescription media objects for a plurality of users, wherein the prescription media objects are associated with a plurality of healthcare service providers; obtaining usage feedback on the provided prescription media objects from the plurality of users; aggregating the obtained usage feedback from the plurality of users; analyzing via a processor the aggregated usage feedback from the plurality of users; identifying a user trend based on the analysis of the aggregated usage feedback; and generating a performance report for one of the healthcare service providers based on the identified user trend.05-19-2011
20110119076APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A MOBILE HEALTHCARE MANAGER-BASED VIRAL SHARING PROVIDER - The APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A MOBILE HEALTHCARE MANAGER (“MHM”) BASED VIRAL SHARING PROVIDER may provide an elegant and consistent multimedia interactive reference standard to maximize personal understanding of health information and coach individuals toward better health outcomes. In one embodiment, a healthcare content sharing processor-implemented method is disclosed, comprising: providing prescription media objects associated with a plurality of healthcare service providers to a plurality of users for sharing; obtaining information on user sharing of the provided prescription media objects; aggregating the information on user sharing of the provided prescription media objects; analyzing, via a processor, the aggregated information on user sharing of the provided prescription media objects; identifying a user trend based on analyzing the aggregated information on user sharing of the provided prescription media objects; and generating a performance report for one of the healthcare service providers based on the identified user trend.05-19-2011
20110119083System and Method for Health Care Financing - A system for health care financing comprises at least two health care providers, a vendor/operator, an electronic price list, at least one employer having at least one participating employee, at least one deposit account for each of the employees, and at least one high-deductible insurance policy that is available to the participating employees. The electronic price list includes offers from the at least two health care providers, and consumer feedback data regarding past transactions between participating employees and the health care providers having a price listed in the electronic database. The health care providers have authority vary price offers in the price list, and can access the electronic database to vary their price offers. The participating employees can access the price list via the Internet to learn price offers extended by the providers, and to access the consumer feedback data. Payment for a transaction between a participating employee and a provider can be made from a consumer's deposit account without consulting a third party to decide the price of the transaction. The participating employees can place consumer feedback data into the electronic database after a transaction between a given employee and a provider having a price listed in the electronic database. The vendor/operator receives positive revenue from health are transactions between the employees and the providers having a price listed in the electronic database.05-19-2011
20110119082REASONABLE VALUE MEDICAL BENEFIT PLAN - A self-insured or self funded medical benefit plan is provided by an employer wherein the self-insured medical benefit plan is governed by ERISA, and wherein the employer who is providing the medical benefit plan is 100 percent responsible for payment for medical services provided to an employee, receiving the benefit of the medical benefit plan, to a medical service provider for covered medical services and products. The medical benefit plan and method for providing the medical benefit plan determines a reasonable value for the medical services provided by a medical service provider to a participant of the plan, reprices a bill or claim from the medical service provider, and protects the participant/employee under ERISA from attempted collections of additional moneys that a medical service provider may believe is owed for the medical services but were not paid by the exemplary self insured medical benefit plan.05-19-2011
20090319297Workplace Absenteeism Risk Model - A computer-implemented process includes: collecting a plurality of data; implementing a model that uses the data to estimate or predict lost work time at an individual level; and computing absenteeism risk at the individual level. The model can include, for example an artificial neural network or a model that uses regression analysis.12-24-2009
20090240522COMPUTER AIDED INTAKE AND ASSESSMENT SYSTEM - A patient intake and assessment system for communication with end users in a computer network is provided. The system includes a server configured to transmit instructions to a first client application to provide health assessment queries to a first end user and to receive health assessment query responses from the first end user. The server further transmits instructions to a second client application to provide the health assessment query responses of the first end user to a second end user and to provide to the second end user one or more health assessments based on the health assessment query responses. The server receives from the second end user selectively through the second client application acceptances of the health assessments, rejections of the health assessments, and user-generated health diagnoses. A client application program product for enabling patient intake and assessment is also provided.09-24-2009
20100070296PATIENT VERIFICATION FOR BOOKING OF HEALTHCARE APPOINTMENTS ACROSS PRACTICE GROUPS - Systems and methods for aggregating available healthcare appointment times across multiple unaffiliated practitioner groups, including search and display algorithms. A centralized marketplace is provided for real time booking of healthcare appointments which does not require the patient to have a preexisting relationship with the practitioner. The aggregated booking system enhances the number of available near term and conveniently located appointment options while the search and display algorithms reduce the complexity of the patient and practitioner information required to maintain accurate and synchronized database booking records.03-18-2010
20090112619Pay For Studies Submitted (PASS) Method For Clinical Trials - A system and method is disclosed for facilitating the acquisition of medical images used as part of a clinical trials process by requiring Imaging Centers to compete with each other to supply the images. Agreements between the Sponsor and a plurality of Imaging Centers stipulate that the Sponsor is only required to accept a certain total number of medical images and is free to reject any medical images that either do not comply with the protocol, or which exceed the total number of medical images required for the study. This motivates the Imaging Centers to quickly obtain and transmit to the Sponsor high quality medical images that meet the basic requirements outlined in the clinical study protocol, since images are accepted and compensated for by the Sponsor on a first-come, first-served basis. A system for implementing this method is also disclosed.04-30-2009
20110153353PHARMACY PERSONAL CARE ACCOUNT - A method for providing insurance coverage to a subscriber comprises offering an insurance policy to the subscriber wherein the insurance policy comprises providing allowances to pay for one or more expenses covered by the insurance policy and providing monetary credits to the subscriber for any unused portion of a given allowance where the monetary credits can be used to cover the cost of a subsequent allowed expense. The insurance policy may be a pharmacy benefits plan. The covered expenses may be pharmacy expenses. The allowed expenses may be medical expenses which qualify under Section 213 of the US Internal Revenue Code for payment by an employer without the subscriber having to declare the payment as taxable income.06-23-2011
20110153341METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR USE OF AUGMENTED REALITY TO IMPROVE PATIENT REGISTRATION IN MEDICAL PRACTICES - Certain examples provide systems and methods for patient identification. Certain examples provide a patient identification system. The patient identification system includes a data storage to store patient information including patient identifying information associated with one or more patient images and a processor adapted to facilitate identification of a patient. The processor is to receive a camera feed including an image of a patient; perform facial recognition using the camera feed to identify the patient in comparison with information stored in the data storage; retrieve information associated with the identified patient from the patient storage; display the retrieved information in conjunction with the image of the identified patient on a computer screen; and facilitate an electronic action with respect to the identified patient via the computer.06-23-2011
20090198512MEDICAL FILE CARRIER COVER - A method of storing a medical file carrier in a healthcare facility includes disposing a first portion of the medical file carrier in a first pocket of a removable carrier cover, substantially covering an outer surface of the medical file carrier with a surface of the carrier cover, and defining a non-covered region exposing a second portion of the medical file carrier for review in the healthcare facility.08-06-2009
20110307265REMOTE PHARMACY ORDERING TERMINAL - This invention allows a mail order pharmacy and a network of community pharmacies to provide a service whereby customers place orders for prescription medications & over-the-counter (OTC) products online or from conveniently located terminals. Prescribing physician can directly send prescription(s) by fax, phone or electronically to processing pharmacy; or consumer(s) deliver original prescription(s) for these orders in the terminals. The original prescription is collected and verified before the order is shipped or picked-up, particularly for narcotics and other controlled medications. A back-end processing system verifies all entered data against pharmacy databases and automatically matches prescription forms with the customer's order using a unique barcode. This invention considerably reduces the wait time needed to process a prescription order and receive the product, while providing convenience, privacy, and security measures in compliance with regulatory requirements.12-15-2011
20110307272Home Health Point-of-Care and Administration System - A home health point-of-care and administration system and method that has at least one mobile device that is adapted to establish bi-directional communication with a server system is provided. Tracking and data communication software are associated with the mobile device in various embodiments. One or more input components of the mobile device allow for input of information from a user (such as a visiting home healthcare staff member) and the mobile device is adapted for receipt of instructional and other information from the server system to build a dynamic visit record. The record provides detailed information related to off-site visits such as tasks performed by the visiting staff member using the mobile device. Start and finish times of the visit may also be recorded. A global positioning system (GPS) application operating in conjunction with the communication device and server system may be employed to monitor the actions of the visiting staff member. Such information is provided in individual visit records transmitted to the remote server system and may be used for administrative purposes.12-15-2011
20110307267DISTRIBUTED RANDOMIZATION AND SUPPLY MANAGEMENT IN CLINICAL TRIALS - A distributed clinical trial system that provides configurability, reusability and integration of randomization and inventory configurations for different clinical trials with various electronic data capture (EDC) systems. The distributed clinical trial system includes a method of randomizing subjects in a multi-arm clinical trial. In accordance with a method, a subject identifier and a trial identifier are received from an EDC system. The trial identifier indicates the multi-arm clinical trial and the subject identifier indicates a subject enrolled in the multi-arm clinical trial. A randomization design previously configured for the multi-arm clinical trial is retrieved from a database based on the received trial identifier. The subject identifier is assigned to an arm identifier of the multi-arm clinical trial based on the randomization design. The arm identifier indicates an arm of the multi-arm clinical trial to which the subject has been assigned.12-15-2011
20110307271IDENTIFICATION OF SPECIALTY DRUGS - Methods for determining whether a drug is a specialty drug, methods for creating tools to be used in making the determination, and the tools themselves are disclosed. The overall value of a drug depends on the drug's attribute values with respect to each of a set of drug attributes (concerning, e.g., the drug's route of administration, targeted disease, possible adverse reactions, risk of toxicity, cost, need for patient compliance with the treatment regime, and handling, preparation, and/or storage requirements. If the overall value or its partial overall values meet certain criteria, the drug is deemed to be a specialty drug.12-15-2011
20110307269System and method for health-care continuities and vigilances - A system and method for applying diverse constellations and continua of clinical and medical algorithms and sequences, orders and arrays of related diagnoses and syndromes and related relational information and data on health and health-care and related diseases, disorders and illnesses related to patients and physicians in the viewing screens for delivering health-care continuities and vigilance and preventive medicine for and among physicians and patients by said network or networks of servers and computers, physicians and patients.12-15-2011
20110307268Remote Drug Clinical Trials and Safety Monitoring Support System - The present invention includes systems and methods for monitoring effectiveness and safety of a drug treatment program on a patient. The system includes a computer and a control box connected to the computer. The control box can have one or more interfaces for the patient including bio-signal measuring ones. It can also provide multiple interfaces for the patient. The system also includes a drug dispenser connected to the computer. The drug dispenser can be connected through the control box or directly to the computer. The drug dispenser records a time and a dosage of a drug taken by the patient and the computer executes game software that allows the patient to play a game, the game being based on input to the control box provided by the patient. The computer can be connected to a server that controls overall operation of the system. Server received further input from authorized physicians, drug company researchers or drug safety monitoring specialists of government agencies.12-15-2011
20110307264DYNAMICALLY ADJUSTING TRIAGE CLASSIFICATION LEVELS - An initial triage level classification for a latest patient to arrive at an emergency department (ED) is received. Availability levels of resources needed to treat the latest patient are electronically collected, along with triage level classifications for all other patients currently in the ED. The initial triage level classification of the latest patient is adjusted upward or downward based on the availability levels of resources needed to treat the latest patient and based on the triage level classifications for the patients in the ED. The triage level classifications for all patients currently in the ED are summed up. If a sum of all triage level classifications exceeds a first predetermined threshold, other resources are reallocated in order to provide the resources needed to treat the latest patient to arrive at the ED. If the sum of all triage level classifications exceeds a second predetermined threshold, then a disaster plan is implemented.12-15-2011
20110137677SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PRIORITIZING AND ADMINISTERING HEALTHCARE TO PATIENTS HAVING MULTIPLE INTEGRAL DIAGNOSES - A method of administering healthcare to patients with multiple integral diagnoses such that the clinical outcomes and health-related quality of life of said patients are improved while medical costs are minimized. A patient population is first identified. The population is then stratified into specific levels of intervention. Each individual patient is then assigned a Priority Care Nurse Manager who serves to establish communication between the patient, the patient's Primary Care Physician, and any healthcare providers. The most appropriate treatment plan is cooperatively developed and the patient receives treatment according to the plan. The most appropriate treatment may include home care and palliative measures. The patient may appoint a Health Care Agent to make medical decisions for the patient should the patient be unable to make decisions.06-09-2011
20120041777MOBILE APPLICATIONS FOR BLOOD CENTERS - Certain examples provide systems, methods, and apparatus to provide information regarding blood collection instruments via a mobile device. An example method for blood collection instrument management includes providing a graphical representation of one or more blood collection instruments with a visual indication of a status for each instrument. The graphical representation is to visually convey information regarding each of the one or more blood collection instruments and is selectable by a user to provide additional information regarding each of the one or more blood collection instruments. The method includes facilitating access to troubleshoot and interact with the one or more blood collection instruments via the mobile device. The method includes dynamically updating the status for each instrument via communication between the mobile device and one or more blood collection facilities at which the one or more blood collection instruments are located.02-16-2012
20080281629Method and System for Processing Medical Billing Records - A computer implemented method, system, and computer program product are provided for processing professional and technical billing records relating to medical care provided to patients at a medical facility. The method includes (a) providing at a computer system a mapping of a set of professional billing codes and corresponding technical billing codes; (b) receiving at the computer system a professional billing record provided by a professional medical provider relating to medical services provided by the professional medical provider to a patient, the professional billing record comprising one or more professional billing codes; (c) identifying one or more technical billing codes corresponding to the one or more professional billing codes received in step (b) using the mapping, and providing the one or more technical billing codes to a user entering technical charges to a technical billing record to facilitate entry of technical charges relating to the medical care provided to the patient; (d) receiving at the computer system the technical billing record provided by the user, the technical charges comprising one or more technical billing codes; and (e) automatically reconciling the professional billing record and the technical billing record at the computer system to facilitate identification of errors or omissions in the one or more technical billing codes or the one or more professional billing codes.11-13-2008
20120041781PHARMACY TRACKING SYSTEM WITH AUTOMATICALLY-ENTERED CUSTOMER TRANSACTION INFORMATION - A method of conducting a transaction involving transfer of a filled prescription order from a pharmacy to a customer. The method includes detecting that the filled prescription order is available for transfer from the pharmacy to the customer. Upon detecting that the filled prescription order is available for transfer from the pharmacy to the customer, the method automatically completes at least one process for facilitating the transfer of the filled prescription order to the customer.02-16-2012
20120041778SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF PERSONALIZED DRUG PRODUCTS - A system and method for determining an optimal combination drug product for a particular patient includes a processor that receives patient information and determines an optimal combination drug product based on the received information. A system which can provide information regarding predicted events or pathologies based on received patient information and guidance on subsequent steps to ameliorate, treat or intervent. A drug production device includes a plurality of drug containers, each of which are coupled to a drug dispensing channel. A controller controls the dispensing of drug through each channel, and a combination drug product is produced from the dispensed drugs. A combination drug product includes a plurality of discrete units of a first drug, and a plurality of discrete units of a second drug. A transdermal patch includes a plurality of drug compartments, each containing a quantity of drug product, and a controller for controlling the release of drugs from each compartment. Feedback loop elements can enable iterations to optimized personalized doses.02-16-2012
20120041780PANEL DIAGNOSTIC METHOD AND SYSTEM INCLUDING ACTIVE AND PASSIVE STRATEGIES - A system and method for computerized medical self-diagnosis is disclosed. Beginning with direct interactive dialog between a patient and a computing device to obtain patient health items, the system automatically obtains a differential self-diagnosis using active and passive strategies based on an analysis of the patient health items in conjunction with known disease properties. In one embodiment, each strategy differential self-diagnosis is obtained with different analysis criteria of the patient health items. At least a portion of the strategy differential self-diagnoses are compared and a consensus self-diagnosis based on the compared differential self-diagnoses is determined and communicated to the patient.02-16-2012
20120041779CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS AND METHODS - A clinical decision support (CDS) system comprises: a case grouping sub-system (02-16-2012
20120041776CLINICAL LABORATORY TEST INFORMATION SYSTEM AND NON-TRANSITORY STORAGE MEDIUM - A clinical laboratory test information system comprising: a memory configured to store time information regarding a plurality of stages included in a clinical-laboratory-test-relating operation; an operating device; a display unit; and a controller configured to: cause the display unit to display, based on the time information stored in the memory, first information indicating a temporal transition of a required time for each of the plurality of stages, such that each stage is selectable; and if one of the plurality of stages is selected by the operating device indicated in the first information, cause the display unit to display second information indicating a temporal transition of the required time for the selected stage. Also, a non-transitory storage medium.02-16-2012
20120041775SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR PATIENT MONITORING - Software, or a pathway assistant, can be utilized to facilitate assessment or treatment recommendations of a remotely monitored patient and can run in the background. The pathway assistant, which searches data for key information and creates pathways, provides an automated system that standardized the assessment, treatment, management and evaluation of patients being monitored. The pathways generated allow a user, nurse, or caregiver, to follow precise instructions and assessing a patient's condition. The pathways software limits human error associated with assessment and provide more cost-effective management for large patient populations thus providing an advantage over prior art. Collecting data for the software may be performed by an interactive voice response (IVR) system. The patient may dial the IVR system or the IVR system may be configured to call the patient at predefined times.02-16-2012
20120041774PATIENT-SPECIFIC CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT - Patient-specific clinical decision support is provided. When drug information is received, its relevance is determined based on received clinical information. If the drug information is relevant, an alert is communicated to the clinician. The alert may be a warning or may direct the clinician to perform an action related to patient care. A user interface is generated using the received drug and clinical information. A clinician may interact with the user interface by acknowledging or responding to various alerts. Clinical decision support is provided based on the relevancy of the drug information to the patient's clinical situation.02-16-2012
20120041773COMPUTERIZED SYSTEM FOR ADAPTIVE RADIATION THERAPY - In one embodiment of the invention, a computerized method for producing a treatment decision for adaptive radiation therapy (ART) is disclosed. The method comprises several steps. First, patient specific input data regarding a patient and general patient population data are input into a treatment decision engine. Next, this data is analyzed in order to adjust a set of interrelationships and thresholds to fit the ART regimen for which a decision is being processed. In a third step, the interrelationships and thresholds are applied to the data using a processing module which formulates a decision regarding the current ART regimen, and metadata regarding the medical condition of the patient. Finally, the decision and metadata are outputted such that they are accessible to a user. Using such a method, a treatment decision for ART is produced.02-16-2012
20120041772SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREDICTING LONG-TERM PATIENT OUTCOME - A system and method for predicting patient prognosis includes a similarity module configured in program storage media to provide a similarity function for a data source and compute similarity scores for pairs of patients. An alignment module is configured to align a query patient to a best anchor timestamp of a similar patient or patients so that a comparison between the query patient and at least one similar patient is provided. A prediction module is configured to predict a long-term outcome measure of the query patient based on data from the at least one similar patient.02-16-2012
20120041771SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR PATIENT MONITORING - Software, or a pathway assistant, can be utilized to facilitate assessment or treatment recommendations of a remotely monitored patient and can run in the background. The pathway assistant, which searches data for key information and creates pathways, provides an automated system that standardized the assessment, treatment, management and evaluation of patients being monitored. The pathways generated allow a user, nurse, or caregiver, to follow precise instructions and assessing a patient's condition. The pathways software limits human error associated with assessment and provide more cost-effective management for large patient populations thus providing an advantage over prior art.02-16-2012
20120041770SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUS FOR PROVISIONING AND TRACKING MEDICAL SUPPLIES FOR MEDICAL PROCEDURES - According to one aspect, a system for provisioning medical supplies for medical procedures. The system includes at least one data storage device for storing data related to the provisioning of medical supplies, and at least one processor operably connected to the at least one data storage device. The at least one processor is configured to, for at least one medical procedure, generate a pick list including predictable medical supplies for that procedure based on a template for that procedure, receive data about predictable medical supplies picked at one or more storage locations for that procedure based on the pick list and store that data in the at least one data storage device, and receive data about unpredictable medical supplies picked at the one or more storage locations and store that data in the at least one data storage device.02-16-2012
20120150558SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATION OF HEALTH CARE DATA - An apparatus for communicating health care data from a sender to a receiver is provided. The apparatus has a first computer system, a second computer system, and a rules engine. The first computer system has health care data stored therein. The second computer system is in operable communication with, and is configured to extract the health care data from, the first computer system. The rules engine normalizes the extracted health care data to a predefined format.06-14-2012
20100100391PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING AND METHOD FOR DELIVERY OF SAME - A disease management system including: a Diagnostic Module, which provides access to patient information and scientific guidelines for patient treatment; a Diagnostic Interpretive Module, which provides tools to evaluate risk of particular diseases or conditions based on patient information and an evaluative methodology; a Prescriptive Module, which is used to recommend, select, and/or evaluate one or more treatment regimens based on patient information and guidelines; a Dispensing Module, which evaluates a patient's compliance with a treatment regimen; and/or a Feedback and Patient Management Module, which gathers compliance information and evaluates efficacy of a treatment regimen for a patient. In embodiments of the subject invention, some or all of the modules described can communicate to manage a disease, medical condition, and/or health problem in a patient.04-22-2010
20080312957METHOD FOR VERIFYING AND ASSEMBLING A MULTIPLE PRESCRIPTION PACKAGE - A method for verifying a multiple prescription order having a plurality of different medications is described. The method comprises receiving a prescription order that includes a first medication that is different from a second medication. Additionally, the prescription order indicates that the first medication and second medication are to be taken at regular intervals. After entering the prescription order into a graphical user interface, the method verifies the entered prescription order by comparing the entered prescription order to the multiple prescription order. Multiple prescription packages are generated that combines the first medication and second medication in the same package that are intended to be taken at the prescribed interval. Each multiple prescription package is then inspected, and a verification process is initiated that confirms that the first medication and second medication are within each multiple prescription package. The multiple prescription packages are then placed into a container that is sealed.12-18-2008
20110066447LOSSLESS ACCOUNT COMPRESSION FOR HEALTH CARE PATIENT BENEFITS ELIGIBILITY RESEARCH SYSTEM AND METHODS - A system and method for determining eligibility for reimbursement for medical claims for patients may be implemented with computer software which compares a service provider's patient information against a benefit provider's database of covered persons to determine if the patient is eligible for benefits. The service provider records may be compressed by grouping all of the medical claims relating to a particular patient into one cluster represented by a composite medical claim, which may be used to query the benefit provider databases to determine if the patient is recognized. If the patient is recognized, every record within the cluster may be checked against the benefit provider's database to determine whether one or more patient medical claims are eligible for reimbursement.03-17-2011
20090171693DATA LOGGER - A data logging module and a method of monitoring a medical warming cabinet is disclosed. A temperature of the heating chamber and a state of a door of the heating chamber are sampled at predetermined intervals and recorded as data packets on a memory device. A display may provide a message when the memory device is reaching capacity. Moreover, a selected of the data packets may be analyzed (such as the data packets excluding the data packets when the door is open) for the generation of a report. The data packets from the memory device may be transferred from the memory device to an external memory device as necessary.07-02-2009
20090171692Online Health Care Consumer Portal - An online health care consumer portal for accessing one or more health-related services by a health care consumer. The consumer portal includes an authentication module for identifying the health care consumer upon receiving an online identification token, and a database for maintaining health care information comprising a plurality of health records. The consumer portal also includes a rules engine module for applying a set of rules to the one or more health records corresponding to the consumer to determine an impairment profile of the health care consumer based on the health records corresponding to the health care consumer and an online user interface for providing access to the health-related services. The online user interface is configurable from a default configuration to a second configuration upon identification by the authentication module, the second configuration adapted to facilitate use of the online user interface according to the impairment profile.07-02-2009
20110106556Modifying a Patient Adherence Score - Systems and techniques are disclosed for determining an intervention for a patient based at least in part on a likelihood of the patient to adhere to a prescription. In some implementations, a patient profile for a patient is obtained from one or more computer-readable storage devices in a patient population, the patient profile including multiple patient attributes; an adherence score is obtained for the patient profile, the adherence score for predicting patient adherence based on one or more of the multiple patient attributes wherein the adherence score indicates a likelihood of adherence of the patient to a prescribed treatment; and the adherence score obtained for the patient profile is modified into a modified score for intervention based on a set of weights for weighting the patient attributes.05-05-2011
20090150173MEDICATION DISPENSING SYSTEM - A medication dispensing system provides convenient patient access to health care provider prescribed medications without traveling to an off-site retail pharmacy. A physician input system such as a PDA receives prescription information from the health care provider and communicates the prescription information to at least a prescription computer. The prescription computer performs at least one transaction with at least one insurance company system and subsequently determines the cash price owed by the patient for the medication. The prescription computer also causes a prescription label printer to print a prescription label to be affixed to the vial containing the filled prescription. A technician fills the prescription based on the prescription information and completes a transaction with the patient for the cash price owed on the prescription. An order computer uses the prescription information to order medications to replenish the medications prescribed from a medication wholesaler, and a report printer prints a log of the activity of the medication dispensing system.06-11-2009
20120046964METHOD OF COORDINATING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES - A method of doing business is practiced by a group of independent professionals to meet the varied but related needs of an individual. The method uses a centralized computer system to coordinate professional services to an individual. Professional entities, such as attorneys, physicians, pharmacists, realtors, architects, financial institutions and advisors, insurance agents, bondsman, psychologists, enter into a coalition agreement. The coalition agreement defines a standard infrastructure comprising documentation, modes of communication, and administrative case management, all of which are operable and accessible through the centralized computer system. The professional entities form facilitator groups directed to particular multi-disciplinary problems, which individuals face. The standard infrastructure coordinates the activities of the professional entities. Individuals benefit by having a coordinated approach to their problems and convenience of an apparent single provider through a single user interface.02-23-2012
20090018866Claim Processing Validation System - A system evaluates processing rules used for processing claim data related to reimbursement for provision of healthcare to a patient by specific payer organizations. The system includes at least one repository of information including first claim data. The first claim data processing rules and associated output data comprise first claim result information derived by applying the first claim data processing rules to the first claim data. The system also includes a source of a second claim data processing rule and a rules processor for applying the second claim data processing rule to the first claim data in deriving second claim result information corresponding to the first claim result information. A comparator compares the second claim result information with the first claim result information to identify changed result data elements and associated data fields in a claim form used in obtaining reimbursement in response to a claim. An output processor provides data representing a visual display image highlighting data fields associated with the changed result data elements.01-15-2009
20120253830SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VARIABLE CUSTOMER PRICING FOR VIRTUAL PHARMACIES - Systems and methods may be provided for interactive virtual pharmacies. The systems and methods may include receiving, by a non-dispensing virtual pharmacy comprising one or more computers, an electronic prescription associated with a patient, where the electronic prescription is associated with at least one drug or product prescribed for the patient; determining, by the non-dispensing virtual pharmacy, a respective total price payable to each of the plurality of dispensing pharmacies for filling the prescription for the patient; determining, by the non-dispensing virtual pharmacy based upon the determined respective total price, a respective patient payable amount for filling the prescription at each of the plurality of dispensing pharmacies; and delivering, in real-time from the non-dispensing virtual pharmacy to a patient device, an identification of the plurality of dispensing pharmacies and the respective patient payment amount at each dispensing pharmacy.10-04-2012
20120253829SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL PHARMACIES FOR MANAGEMENT OF PRESCRIPTION DRUG OR PRODUCT COSTS - Systems and methods may be provided for interactive virtual pharmacies. The systems and methods may include receiving, by a non-dispensing virtual pharmacy comprising one or more computers, an electronic prescription associated with a patient, where the electronic prescription is associated with at least one drug or product prescribed for the patient; determining, by the non-dispensing virtual pharmacy, a plurality of dispensing pharmacies capable of filling the prescription; determining, by the non-dispensing virtual pharmacy, a respective total price payable to each of the plurality of dispensing pharmacies for filling the prescription for the patient; delivering, in real-time to a patient device by the non-dispensing virtual pharmacy, an identification of the plurality of dispensing pharmacies and the respective total prices; and receiving, by the non-dispensing virtual pharmacy from the patient device, a selection of one of the plurality of dispensing pharmacies.10-04-2012
20120065993BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DEVICE, HEALTH CARE SYSTEM USING BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DEVICE AND METHOD OF READING HEALTH CARE INFORMATION THEREIN, AND BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM - Provided is a system which enables more fulfilled health care closely tied with user's daily life and enables a user to execute health care without noticing and whose facility in use is improved. A health care system 03-15-2012
20120065992SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR PHARMACY MANAGEMENT OF DRUGS - Described herein is a computer program product for pharmacy management and its application for using drugs that are P-glycoprotein or CYP3A4 inhibitors. Also included is a method of using a first drug in a patient receiving a prescription for the first drug. The computer program performs a method including issuing a drug-drug interaction alert when a patient is receiving a first drug and a concomitantly administered second drug.03-15-2012
20120065991SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR PHARMACY MANAGEMENT OF DRUGS - Described herein is a computer program product for pharmacy management and its application for using drugs that are P-glycoprotein or CYP3A4 inhibitors. Also included is a method of using a first drug in a patient receiving a prescription for the first drug. The computer program performs a method including issuing a drug-drug interaction alert when a patient is receiving a first drug and a concomitantly administered second drug.03-15-2012
20120065990SYSTEM FOR MAINTAINING DRUG INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATING WITH MEDICATION DELIVERY DEVICES - A system for maintaining drug information and communicating with medication delivery devices includes software designed for use in a hospital, pharmacy or biomedical technical service environments. The software may be provided on a computer readable medium. The software allows a facility to customize a drug library with both hard and soft drug limits and other parameters for use with an infuser having a plug and play module removably inserted into a slot within a housing, or for use with an infuser having a connectivity engine enclosed within the housing. The system supports data transfer to one or more infusers connected to one or more computers. The connection between the computer and the pump can be hard wired or wireless.03-15-2012
20120065989PATIENT VERIFICATION FOR BOOKING OF HEALTHCARE APPOINTMENTS ACROSS PRACTICE GROUPS - Systems and methods for aggregating available healthcare appointment times across multiple unaffiliated practitioner groups, including search and display algorithms. A centralized marketplace is provided for real time booking of healthcare appointments which does not require the patient to have a preexisting relationship with the practitioner. The aggregated booking system enhances the number of available near term and conveniently located appointment options while the search and display algorithms reduce the complexity of the patient and practitioner information required to maintain accurate and synchronized database booking records.03-15-2012
20120065988METHODS FOR MAKING COMPLEX THERAPEUTIC CLINICAL DECISIONS - Embodiments of the present invention relate to methods of making therapeutic decisions in the course of medical treatment. Some embodiments include using mathematical methods such as analytic geometric methods to determine the relationship of a patient's initial and/or current health state to a desired health state and/or an undesired health state. Furthermore, some embodiments include defining a health feature space including a plurality of health parameters and time, and representing the time evolution of the patient health state as a space curve trajectory in a multidimensional space. Still further some embodiments include calculating a target trajectory and/or a complication trajectory and determining which health parameters to adjust in order to produce a desired time evolution result.03-15-2012
20120065987Computer-Based Patient Management for Healthcare - Computer-based patient management is provided for healthcare. Patient data is used to determine a severity, assign a patient to a corresponding diagnosis-related group, and provide a timeline for care at a medical facility. Reminders or alerts are sent to maintain the timeline for more cost effective care. Reminders, suggestions, transitions between care givers, scheduling and other risk management actions are performed. As more data becomes available as part of the care, the care and timeline may be adjusted automatically for more efficient utilization of resources. Accountable care optimization is provided as part of case management. Automated care before any injury or illness and automated care after discharge is provided to optimize the health and costs for a patient. The patient is assigned to the cohort based on the patient data.03-15-2012
20120046963METHOD, EVALUATION UNIT AND MEDICAL EXPANSION APPARATUS TO DETERMINE AND INVOICE THE USE OF THE MEDICAL EXPANSION APPARATUS - In a method to determine and invoice the use of a medical expansion apparatus provided to a user (in particular a service provider) by an owner (in particular a referring physician), the medical expansion apparatus expanding the functionality of a primary medical apparatus, the following steps can be implemented automatically by an evaluation unit. Data describing the usage of the expansion apparatus and/or measurement signals from which the usage data are derived are received from the expansion apparatus and/or the primary apparatus. The usage data are evaluated to create an invoice, in particular a cost calculation. The invoice is sent to the owner and/or the user, in particular to processing devices and/or program means associated with the user and/or the owner.02-23-2012
20120004929Method and System for Aligning a Plurality of Prescription Refills to Multiple Alignment Dates - The method, system and user-interface allows alignment of refill dates associated with