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Patient record management

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20130030843Connecting 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.01-31-2013
20130030838Unified Medical Record Retrieval - A system and methods for accessing patient medical records from national and non-national healthcare system records databases are disclosed. A patient's medical record identifier is used to match medical records in a national healthcare system records database and in a non-national healthcare system records database. The matched records are returned to the requesting healthcare provider so that the provider may review the patient's complete healthcare history.01-31-2013
20130030842SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DRUG DISEASE MATCHING - A computer implemented system and method for matching drugs and diseases involves matching drugs identified in a specific patient's prescription claim records with diseases identified in the patient's medical claims. A weighted relationship is generated between the matched drugs and diseases by calculating a link weight in accordance with a preprogrammed formula for each of the diagnosis codes identified in the patient's medical claims that is identified as associated with the disease identified and the drug. The link weight provides a statistical match association value to each of the matched diseases identified by way of a diagnosis code in the patient's medical claim and the drug identified in the prescription claim.01-31-2013
20130030841System and Methods for Improved Diabetes Data Management and Use Employing Wireless Connectivity Between Patients and Healthcare Providers and Repository of Diabetes Management Information - Methods, devices and a system for disease management are provided that employ diagnostic testing devices (e.g., blood glucose meters) and medication delivery devices (e.g., insulin delivery devices) for providing data to a repository in real-time and automatically. Repository data can be analyzed to determine such information as actual test strip use, patient health parameters to outside prescribed ranges, testing and medication delivery compliance, patient profiles or stakeholders to receive promotional items or incentives, and so on. Connected meters and medication delivery devices and repository data analysis are also employed to associate a diagnostic test to a mealtime based on timing of a therapeutic intervention performed by an individual.01-31-2013
20130030840SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTELLIGENT MANAGEMENT OF MEDICAL CARE - A computerized medical care system provides validation of a diagnosis of a medical condition and requested medical services for treating the medical condition. The medial care system invokes multiple filters to determine the appropriateness of the diagnosis and medical service. Real time feedback is provided based on the determination. If the medical care cannot be validated, the feedback includes the reasons for the failure to validate, and any supporting materials for the lack of validation. The feedback may also prompt the requesting entity to provide additional information to help support the medical provider's position as to why the requested medical care is appropriate.01-31-2013
20130030839MAPPING PATIENT DATA INTO A MEDICAL GUIDELINE - The invention relates to a system (01-31-2013
20130030837ONLINE PATIENT AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDER COMMUNICATION - A graphical user interface provides clinical information in the form of a first health feed and patient-generated information in the form of a second health feed. The graphical user interface may provide improved access to patient-generated information to the provider and improved access to clinical information to the patient or caretaker for the patient. Additional health feeds may include data from peripheral devices, third-party sponsored applications, or other forms of health feedback.01-31-2013
20130030836THIRD-PARTY SITE CONNECTIONS FOR ONLINE HEALTH CARE COMMUNICATION - A graphical user interface provides clinical information in the form of a first health feed and patient-generated information in the form of a second health feed. The graphical user interface also provides third party generated information and assessments in the form of a third health feed. The graphical user interface may provide improved access to patient-generated information to the provider and improved access to clinical information to the patient or caretaker for the patient. Additional health feeds may include data from peripheral devices or other forms of health feedback.01-31-2013
20130030835HEALTH CARE BIOMETRIC SURVEILLANCE AND ONLINE PROVIDER COMMUNICATION - A graphical user interface provides clinical information in the form of a first health feed, patient-generated information in the form of a second health feed, and biometric surveillance from a peripheral device in a third health feed. The graphical user interface may provide improved access to patient-generated information to the provider and improved access to clinical information to the patient or caretaker for the patient. Additional health feeds may include data from peripheral devices, third-party sponsored applications, or other forms of health feedback.01-31-2013
20130030834HEALTH CARE ASSESSMENT AND ONLINE PROVIDER COMMUNICATION - A graphical user interface provides clinical information in the form of a first health feed, patient-generated information in the form of a second health feed, and health care assessments in a third health feed. The graphical user interface may provide improved access to patient-generated information to the provider and improved access to clinical information to the patient or caretaker for the patient. Additional health feeds may include data from peripheral devices, third-party sponsored applications, or other forms of health feedback.01-31-2013
20130211858AUTOMATED HEALTH DATA ACQUISITION, PROCESSING AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A unique health score computation method is disclosed which masks underlying health statistics, yet provides a benchmark for a variety of applications. A system and method for collecting health related information, processing the information into a composite numerical value, and publishing the value is provided. The system includes a computer having a processor, memory, and code modules executing in the processor for implementation of the method. Information concerning a plurality of intrinsic and extrinsic parameters of a user is collected. Weighting factors are applied to the parameter in order control the relative affect each parameter has on the user's calculated numerical. The health score is computed using the processor by combining the weighted parameters in accordance with an algorithm. The numerical value is published to a designated group via a portal, while the underlying parameters remain private. In one implementation, the portal is an internet based information sharing forum.08-15-2013
20130211857MEDICATION REFILL ADVISOR SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system and method for automated medication refill are provided, wherein the system and method reduce the time spent on, and potential for error in, accommodating medication refill requests. In one embodiment, the system includes a computer device for executing a medication information input function, a patient information input function, a refill protocol determination function, a refill analysis function, and an automated refill advisory output function. In a preferred embodiment, the system also executes an automatic pharmacy refill authorization function. The system includes a database incorporated therein or in electronic communication therewith. The system and method of the present invention provide a mechanism for medication refill protocols that provides specific patient care guidance for prescribed medications.08-15-2013
20130211856SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING OUTCOME MEASURES - Systems and methods for automatic generation of one or more outcome measures are disclosed. The outcome measures may be displayed as a single one page summary, which may be provided to a specialty physician or other medical professionals. Additionally, the outcome measures summary may be reviewed independently, and/or integrated with existing electronic medical reports, and may be used to initiate other medical activities, such as e-prescriptions and/or medical insurance authorization.08-15-2013
20130211855ALGORITHM FOR NARRATIVE GENERATION - A system comprises a physiologic sensing circuit configured to generate physiologic data for a subject and a processing circuit. The processing circuit includes a data parsing circuit configured to parse the physiologic data to identify one or more physiologic events and a report generation circuit. The report generation circuit is configured to associate narrative text with the identified physiologic events according to a text generating rule and generate a narrative report for the identified physiologic events using the narrative text.08-15-2013
20110184763Continuity 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.07-28-2011
20090299769Prognostic osteoarthritis biomarkers - A computer based calculation of a prognostic index I of osteoarthritis based on biochemical and imaging based biomarkers a mathematical combination of said values, wherein a first imaging based biomarker is a measure of the quantity of a cartilage in a joint compartment, a second imaging based biomarker relating to the quality of said cartilage in said joint compartment, and wherein a value of said first biomarker indicative of a larger quantity of cartilage affects the index to make it predictive of more disease progression, and a value of said second biochemical marker indicative of a greater departure from the quality of disease free cartilage affects the index to make it predictive of more risk of disease progression, exemplified by12-03-2009
20120203574SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A MEDICAL HISTORY - A system and method for generating a medical history that is determined based on the patient's medication list. Medications are taken for specific indications, i.e., disease and/or symptom, and the system includes a knowledge base of all known medications and associated indications. Preferably, an expert system allows the patient, nurse or other user, to enter all or part of the name of the patient's medications, and creates a list of probable medications by determining which of the known medications the patient most likely takes. Based on a user selected probable medication, the system creates a list of probable medical indications associated with the selected medication. Based on a user selected probable indication, the system generates a medical history for the patient. The probable medications and probable medical indications are determined preferably based on the patient's demographic data, historical data for other patients, and responses to follow-up questions generated by the system.08-09-2012
20110208542VOICE OF THE PATIENT SYSTEM - A computer system adapted to store a record of a patient's data received from at least one of doctor, patient, hospital, therapist, wherein the data is in at least one format selected from audio, visual, text, and wherein a patient can access the patient's own record and optionally add comments in one of said formats is disclosed. Also disclosed is a method of storing patient's data, comprising inputting data from at least one of doctor, hospital, or therapist in at least one format selected from audio, visual, text and authorizing the patient to access that patient's record so that patient can review the accuracy of the data and to input additional data or corrected data in one of said formats if the patient wishes to add comments to the record.08-25-2011
20090204433Method for writing medical prescriptions, storing, and accessing patient medical records with improved portability and improved patient data security using a USB dongle device - A method for writing medical prescriptions, answering prescription refill requests, and managing patient medical records using a portable USB dongle device that contains patient records and software for writing prescriptions, answering prescription refill requests, and accessing and updating the patient records all in a secure manner. The portable USB dongle device connects to a local terminal. The local terminal connects to a server. The server controls access to and improves security for the portable USB dongle device. The portable USB dongle device containing the patient records and software is easily removed and transported to other local terminals.08-13-2009
20090138281Patient-controlled medical information system and method - An electronic medical record system and service is disclosed for centrally storing patients' medical records electronically on a database for patient-controlled remote access by both patients and medical providers. The system stores a plurality of patient medical records on a medical information database via a medical information server connected to a network. A plurality of medical provider computers connected to the network have software to communicate with the medical information server. Patients supply authorization means to allow medical provider computers to access patient-selected portions of the patient's medical record for viewing and updating of the patient's medical record. Patients can access all portions of their medical record using browser software on any browser-enabled device connected to the network, and can download and carry a full or partial copy of their medical record on portable storage media.05-28-2009
20120173277Healthcare Quality Measure Management - Methods and systems for managing healthcare quality measure data are provided. Relevant quality measure data relating to a patient with a particular condition is identified, and it is determined if patient qualifies for a standardized quality measure related to that condition. If the patient qualifies, the relevant quality measure data is populated into a work queue associated with a computing device and displayed to a user. The relevant quality measure may be approved and sent to a quality clearinghouse. If the relevant quality measure data is not approved, additions, deletions, or changes are made to generate a revised set of relevant quality measure data which is then sent to the quality clearinghouse. The approved relevant quality measure data is received by the quality clearinghouse, and a recipient is selected to receive the relevant quality measure data. The relevant quality measure data is reformatted to the specifications of the recipient and is sent to the recipient.07-05-2012
20100088117Multi-Mode Medical Data Reporting System - A multi-mode system and method for exchanging patient medical record information and data an order for a medical procedure for a patient between different medical information systems for producing medical report data is provided. The system comprises a repository including a first set of clinical data items employing a first set of codes, terms and identifiers associated with a plurality of different patients accessible by a parent medical information system application. A user interface initiates generation of data representing at least one display image. The at least one display image includes a first image element for, in a first mode of operation, initiating execution of the parent medical information system application and enabling access to the plurality of data items in the repository. The display window further includes a second image element for, in a second mode of operation, initiating execution of a child medical information system application for processing a second set of clinical data items employing a second different set of codes, terms and identifiers. A mapping processor adaptively switches from using the first set of codes terms and identifiers in the first mode to using of the second set of codes, terms and identifiers in the second mode and employs a map associating the first set of codes, terms and identifiers with the second set of codes, terms and identifiers in response to configuration data enabling the child medical system application to access data stored in the repository, in response to user selection of the second image element. A data interface is conditioned for using said map in automatically transferring a value of a selected individual data item from said repository to a data field employed by said child medical information system application when operating in said second mode for outputting medical report data.04-08-2010
20100023351SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED DIAGNOSTICS AND MEDICAL TREATMENT DEVELOPMENT FOR ORIENTAL MEDICINE - A method and a system for automated diagnostic and medical treatment development system for oriental medicine, wherein the system includes a controller, one or more associated databases and one or more user interfaces and the method includes the steps of: receiving a patient's medical complaint; electronically analyzing the complaint, the patient's medical history, oriental medicine recommendations to output an oriental medicine recommendation to address the patient's medical complaint; and optionally revising the analysis based on additional user input.01-28-2010
20100017231Active Patient Management - A rules engine implemented on one or more processors can receive patient data from one or more hospital business application servers and update a transaction database stored on a memoir or storage device in communication with the one or more processors. The rules engine can execute a rule based on the patient data stored in transaction database and display content to a hospital staff member or a patient via a user interface based on the executed rule. The transaction database is updated by the rules engine upon receipt of a user response to the displayed content. Related systems, apparatus, methods, and/or articles are also described.01-21-2010
20100153133Generating Never-Event Cohorts from Patient Care Data - The illustrative embodiments described herein provide a computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for generating never-event cohorts. In response to receiving patient care data derived from a population of patients, the patient care data is processed to form digital patient care data. The digital patient care data includes metadata describing a set of patient care patterns associated with one or more patients in the population of patients. The digital patient care data is analyzed using cohort criteria to identify a set of never-event attributes from the set of patient care patterns. The cohort criteria specifies at least one never-event attribute from the set of never-event attributes for each cohort in a set of never-event cohorts. Thereafter, a set of never-event cohorts is generated. The set of never-event cohorts is formed from members selected from the population of patients, and each member of a cohort in the set of never-event cohorts has the at least one never-event attribute in common.06-17-2010
20110191121Digital assistant appliance for assisting an operator in the manual preparation of a liquid pharmaceutical composition in a medical instrument for administering the composition to a patient, and corresponding operating method - Digital assistant appliance for assisting an operator in the manual preparation of a liquid pharmaceutical composition comprising: a memory device containing, for each active principle of the liquid pharmaceutical composition: one or more first sample images of vials containing the active principle, and one or more second sample images of syringes that can be used for transferring the active principle from the vials to the medical instrument; an artificial viewing system designed to acquire: a vial image of a vial chosen by the operator and/or a syringe image of a syringe chosen by the operator; and an electronic processing system configured in such a way as to compare the vial image with each of the first sample images for determining whether the vial chosen by the operator is incorrect, and/or compare the syringe image with each of the second sample images for determining whether the syringe chosen by the operator is incorrect, and warn the operator of an error condition in the preparation step when the vial or the syringe chosen by the operator is incorrect.08-04-2011
20090192825PROCESS AND SYSTEM FOR ENHANCING MEDICAL PATIENT CARE - A process and/or system that extracts selected information from e.g. traditional electronics medical records to enable analysis of a determined medical condition shared by multiple patients. A data warehouse receives the extracted information and reformats that information to enable rapid analysis by a health care provider of that provider's patient population having that medical condition. It further collects the selective data of the selected patients for multiple health care providers and enables comparisons of health care providers' success for such patients to promote upgrading of the treatment by less successful providers.07-30-2009
20090192824MEDICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM AND MEDICAL IMAGE STORAGE APPARATUS - When a medical image diagnostic apparatus captures a medical image, a medical image storage apparatus retrieves a medical image similar to the captured medical image from among medical images stored in a data storage unit. The medical image storage apparatus collects a past diagnostic reading report that uses the retrieved medical image as a key image or information related to a case, and displays the collected diagnostic reading report or information related to the case.07-30-2009
20090192823ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD TIMELINE AND THE HUMAN FIGURE - A patient information interface system presents an aggregated, graphical view of patient anatomy and history. The system includes a graphical representation of at least a portion of a human anatomy including one or more indicators, aggregated from a plurality of clinical information sources and located at anatomical locations on the representation, that correspond to clinical events that have occurred in connection with a patient. The system also includes an electronic health record timeline of clinical events for the patient. The timeline includes the same one or more indicators that are displayed on the graphical representation corresponding to clinical events that have occurred in connection with a patient. A selection or change of an indicator on one of the graphical representation or the electronic health record timeline triggers a corresponding selection or change of the indicator on the other of the graphical representation or the electronic health record timeline.07-30-2009
20090192822METHODS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING FRAMEWORK TO ASSIST IN THE EVALUATION OF MEDICAL CARE - A computerized method for evaluating medical reports includes identifying at least one or more medical reports stored in a database related to the medical condition, validating the identified medical reports by determining if key words associated with the medical condition found in the at least one or more reports are surrounded by a negative context and extracting relevant data from the medical reports. The exemplary method also includes evaluating the relevant data from the medical reports with provisions set forth in clinical guidelines corresponding to a medical condition, storing a flag identifying one or more of the medical reports as noncompliant when its corresponding relevant data does not comply with the provisions set forth in the clinical guideline unless a valid contraindication applies and displaying the medical reports identified as noncompliant.07-30-2009
20090192821Medical image annotation - Incorporating new technology into an existing medical practice is often difficult. Documents associated with a patient, for example, a patient's medical charts, are typically provided physically, i.e., as “hard copies,” when a patient is being serviced by multiple health care providers Disclosed are means for electronically annotating an image associated with a patient workflow. In one implementation, there is a method that includes receiving an image via a communications network, presenting the image to a user, and capturing an annotation made to the image by the user. The annotations and the image to a medical practice management server via the communications network and the annotated image is stored as part of a patient medical record.07-30-2009
20110196704Intelligent tokens for automated health care information systems - Methods and systems for accessing information stored in an electronic patient record are disclosed. A memory stores a set of medical logic instructions which code for retrieval of multiple items of information stored in the electronic patient record for a given patient. Optionally, the instructions code for a rules-based interpretation of information stored in the electronic patient record, such as instructions that apply criteria in a quality scoring system and generate a score. The medical logic instructions are associated with an “intelligent token”, i.e., a character string such as |DIABETES|, |ASTHMA| or |PROGRESS|. The invoking of the intelligent token triggers execution of the medical logic instructions and retrieval of the information from the database. The intelligent tokens can be embedded into document templates, or selected or entered by the user as part of a document creation process.08-11-2011
20110196703Artificial social engine - A business is contracted by a budget or another business to execute a non profitable deal like public health care by a managerial art to minimize costs. The costs will be compensated by a contractor while surplus value would be given the executor indirectly (administratively, politically etc.).08-11-2011
20110196702INTEGRATED SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING SERVICES - The present invention provides a method of improving the delivery of services of a health care system by the application of a business change process to an existing health care system including the steps of: identifying components of patient experience as a patient is processed through the health care system; extracting existing data included in one or more data bases, pertaining to the health care system, identifying existing data that correlates with components of the patient experience and extracting that data and associating it with the relevant component, or interfaces therebetween, for subsequent analysis; obtaining a measure of the performance of the patient experience components by applying pre-defined checklists of queries to each identified component, and interfaces therebetween, and obtaining and rating responses to the queries, said patient responses collected from devices in electronic communication with a data gathering and recordal system and combining with any relevant existing data as it pertains to corresponding components; identifying services in the patient experience components, and the interfaces therebetween, that require improvement by comparing the electronically stored data pertaining to rated responses and any available correlating data obtained from the health care system with predefined indicators in relation to the provision of health care services; and generating an electronic report that identifies the patient experience components and interfaces therebetween and includes an indication of those components and/or interfaces requiring improvement.08-11-2011
20100082373Method for Renewing Medical Prescriptions - The invention provides a method for renewing a prescription for a pharmaceutical via an electronic network. A renewal request is generated for a renewal of a prior prescription. The request is transmitted to a prescriber for review and authorization. Once an authorized renewal prescription is received from the prescriber, a dispenser is notified to fill the renewal prescription.04-01-2010
20100138240Data for Use of Accessible Computer Assisted Detection - Computer assisted detection (CAD) is made accessible to more medical offices. The CAD is provided as a service. Customers gain access to CAD service through a computer network but without the purchase of expensive software and/or hardware. The customers use software for extracting needed patient data to use the CAD service. The CAD service provider uses a server farm or third party server facilities, allowing growth without as substantial upfront costs. The CAD service provider collects patient data by providing the service. The aggregated patient data allows training of different or improved CAD algorithms. The service also identifies suspect data, such as associated with incorrect imaging settings, and provides help to the customers.06-03-2010
20080215368STANDING ORDER DATABASE SEARCH SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERNET AND INTRANET APPLICATION - An internet and/or intranet based database search system and method for conducting searches of highly confidential records such as individual patient medical records and to automate the process of securing required approvals to make such records available to a properly authorized and authenticated requesting party. The system's central premise is that the patient has a fundamental right to the confidentiality of their personal medical records and should control that right through specific, informed consent each time that a party requests to receive them. It reinforces the widely held conception of privacy in general as well as of the sanctity of the doctor/patient relationship by granting the doctor the right, subject to the patient's express permission, to initiate a search request. At the same time, it provides an expedited and cost-efficient means for transfer of such records as demanded by many healthcare reform proposals and gives the repositories where these records are held the right to stipulate the specific terms and conditions that must be fulfilled before they will release documents entrusted to their care, thereby substantially reducing the risk of litigation alleging breaches of patient confidentiality. And it carries out all of these legitimate interests in a way that is fast, simple to use and easy to audit. The system optionally includes a billing mechanism to pay for any added cost associated with providing this additional protection; and in its preferred embodiment, is applicable to both digital as well as non-digital records.09-04-2008
20100049548MEDICAL IMAGE SYSTEM, ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD TERMINAL, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM - Conformation of a medical image is facilitated. A medical image system includes an electronic medical record terminal and an image server. The electronic medical record terminal creates order information on medical images stored in the image server and stores it. Medical images created according to the order information are stored in the image server. The image server manages medical images together with information on the medical images based on the order information as additional information. The electronic medical record terminal acquires a medical image and the additional information from the image server, judges on the basis of the acquired additional information on the medical image and instruction information on the stored medical image whether or not the acquired medical image is the one complying with the instruction information, and outputs the judgment result.02-25-2010
20110202371DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING CONTEXTUALIZED MEDICAL DATA - The invention concerns a point of care device comprising: a medical device connectivity module comprising connection means for collecting and storing medical data originating from at least one medical apparatus and data translation means for translating the received medical data into a common format; a proximity detection module comprising a reader and processing means for associating the point of care device with items within a range of the reader and generating association data relative to the association of the point of care device with the items; an interface module comprising processing means for merging the medical data in the common format with the generated association data so as to provide contextualized medical data, and sending means for sending said contextualized medical data to a contextual information server.08-18-2011
20110202370INTEGRATED MEDICAL SOFTWARE SYSTEM WITH EMBEDDED TRANSCRIPTION FUNCTIONALITY - An integrated medical software system with embedded transcription functionality, and a method of using that system, is disclosed. The system includes a clinical software module that is configured to be executed by a processor to create an electronic document and to capture clinical data for a patient in the electronic document during an encounter with the patient. The system also includes a transcription software application that is configured to be executed by the processor to select predefined clinical data that will appear within the electronic document in response to speech commands and to automatically transcribe dictated clinical data that will appear within the electronic document in response to dictation, wherein the predefined clinical data being previously linked to at least one of a diagnosis code and a procedure code and the dictated clinical data being automatically linked to at least one of a diagnosis code and a procedure code as it is transcribed. And the system includes an account management software module that is configured to be executed by the processor to automatically generate at least one of a bill, a claim, or a statement for the patient using the at least one of a diagnosis code and a procedure code linked to at least one of the predefined clinical data and the dictated clinical data.08-18-2011
20110202369Medical Information Device And Associated Methods - A device and method are provided for improving patient safety preparatory to a surgical procedure. The device is affixable to or adjacent the patient and includes an audio recording and playback medium. The medium can be used to record a message thereon, preferably by the patient. The message is for communicating at least patient identity and planned procedure to, for example, a surgical team. The medium can be activated by a healthcare worker prior to initiating the procedure, such as during a planned “time-out” period. A second recording can also be made by a healthcare worker that contains patient and procedure data to provide yet another safety element. Both recordings are reviewed prior to beginning the surgical procedure to ensure the correctness of the procedure.08-18-2011
20110202367Healthcare Data Delivery System - A system for providing preselected data to a human user who is a patient in a healthcare facility. The data can feature therapeutic audio content, informational content, and instructional content. The system can include a portable cart or other mobile platform on which a computer and touch screen display connected to the computer are installed. The computer can include a memory device capable of storing the therapeutic audio content. The touch screen display can feature control icons sized so as to be easily selected by manual manipulation by a user who is ill, impaired, or at least partially incapacitated. The touch screen display may also include a detachable transparent film affixed over a display surface. A method of the invention can include the step of decreasing audio volume to permit two-way communication between the user and a healthcare professional using the system.08-18-2011
20100076784PATIENT DIABETES DATA INTERCHANGE WITH ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS - A system and method for transferring patient diabetes information into an electronic medical record on a health record system with user validation are disclosed. After testing a patient's blood glucose levels over a period of time with a blood glucose meter which stores the patient diabetes information and the blood glucose levels in a first electronic format record, and after a user transfers the first electronic format record from the blood glucose meter into a diabetes management system on a computer, the invention provides a service which automatically monitors an output folder to determine when an export file containing the patient diabetes information is stored therein and after detection, automatically processes the export file into a default electronic medical report which can be copied into a clipboard utility provided by the computer and pasted into the electronic medical record of the patient on the health record system.03-25-2010
20090037222Clinical data file - Embodiments are provided for a patient data file menu and methods for creating the same. One embodiment includes a number of patient medical information items including a data type label and a position in a data file menu, a sequence of one or more tabs, where each tab represents a stage in a procedure, and where the patient medical information items are associated with the tab corresponding to the stage in the procedure to which the patient medical information item corresponds, treatment professional information in a treatment professional profile section of the file, and patient personal information in a patient profile section of the file.02-05-2009
20100076789Method for remote consultation via mobile communication apparatus and system thereof - A system for remote consultation via a remote mobile communication apparatus has a medical equipment device, a medical server and a remote mobile communication apparatus. A method for remote consultation employs the medical equipment device to produce the first medical report and store it into the medical server, transmits the first medical report with the medical server to the remote mobile communication apparatus via a wireless communication network, browses the first medical report, increases, modifies or varies the medical image or medical text of the first medical report to form the second medical report, and uses the mobile communication apparatus to send the second medical report back to the medical server via the wireless communication network. The remote consultation can be reached.03-25-2010
20100076788Health-care exchange III - A system and a method for physicians, patients and health-care buyers to control their health-care resources by patterning and managing the dispensations of health-care services by physicians and patterning and managing the utilizations of health-care services by patients and for managing physicians' compensations and patients' and health-care buyers' health-care funds and disbursements.03-25-2010
20100076785Predicting rare events using principal component analysis and partial least squares - Systems and methods are provided for predicting rare events, such as hospitalization events. Data related to health and/or healthcare may be compiled from a number of sources and used to construct a predictive model. The predictive model employ Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Partial Least Squares (PLS). The data may be arranged in a timeline, and formatted in such a way as to provide discrete temporal “batches”. This arrangement may facilitate the PCA and PLS decomposition of the data into predictive models. These models may then be applied to an individual's data, to create a prediction of healthcare related events.03-25-2010
20100076786Computer System and Computer-Implemented Method for Providing Personalized Health Information for Multiple Patients and Caregivers - Personalized health information is provided by maintaining a patient profile over time and matching information from the patient profile to appropriate patient-centric information related to that patient's specific medical condition. The patient profile can include a variety of medical information. The patient profile is matched, for example, to patient-centric options for care, clinical trials for which the patient is eligible, drug treatment regimens directly related to each patient's specific condition, scheduling of the treatments, survivorship plans and data, information about managing symptoms, nutritional information, rehabilitation recommendations, possible adverse events based on specific treatments to monitor, and personalized education and information. The patient profile can be populated with information from a database, such as one associated with a cancer registry.03-25-2010
20100076787METHOD FOR PREPARING A MEDICAL DATA REPORT - A method for preparing a medical report. Some example methods include receiving one or more medical data readings, where respective individual medical data readings include a numerical result of a medical test; processing the medical data readings into report data, where the report data includes the individual medical data readings and categorized ranges associated with the medical tests associated with individual medical data readings; and creating a medical data report including the report data, graphical representations of individual medical data readings and the respective categorized ranges, and textual descriptive information pertaining to the respective medical data readings.03-25-2010
20100076790Health-care exchange IV - A system and method for effecting patterns, standards, consensuses and logics of the practice of medicine by physicians using adaptable compositions of information and data on diagnoses, health, health-care and health-care services and of health-care accounts to increase physicians' productivity and preserve physicians', patients' and health-care buyers' resources.03-25-2010
20120245962SLEEP MANAGEMENT VENDING KIOSK AND ASSOCIATED METHOD - A sleep management related vending kiosk is provided that includes a main housing, a processing unit provided within the main housing, a vending apparatus provided at least partially within the main housing, the vending apparatus storing a plurality of respiratory patient interface device products and being structured to selectively vend the respiratory patient interface device products under control of the processing unit. In a further embodiment, a facial scanning module is provided at least partially within the main housing, including a scanning device for scanning a face of a patient. The processing unit is programmed to recommend and cause the vending apparatus to vend one of the respiratory patient interface device products based on the scanning of the face of the patient.09-27-2012
20120245960Points-Based Reward Program For Improving Medication Adherence and Outcomes - The invention relates to a method for improving medication adherence and outcomes. The method includes registering a patient in a predetermined manner with a web site thereby creating an associated user profile, manually entering patient medication data and patient health data associated with the user profile, automatically acquiring from a third party and then storing patient medication data and patient health data associated with the user profile and assigning a points based reward based on a comparison of at least one of the manually entered data and the automatically acquired data to a predetermined set of reward criteria parameters.09-27-2012
20120245957METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING ELECTRONIC AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS - The apparatus and methods described provide aftercare instructions to a patient or patient caregiver (e.g., parent or guardian) upon releasing a patient from a hospital visit or other medical appointment. An electronic aftercare record may be created for a patient and used to track prescribed aftercare instructions that allows a medical practitioner to prescribe a targeted education plan to the patient/caregiver, and to deliver the targeted education electronically and instantaneously. In some aspects, aftercare instructions can be given following an acute illness or injury, or in anticipation of a problem or compliance at home.09-27-2012
20100114611METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR MEASURING AND UTILIZING EFFICIENCY OF MEDICAL RESOURCE AND SERVICES PROVIDERS - A method and computer program product is provided that, in various embodiments, may provide a measure of efficiency of resources used in medical treatment plan options. A normalized Relative Resource Value (RRV) may be obtained that measures the level of resources required to satisfy a “normal” case for a particular aspect of medical care. Applying this value against actual costs allows ranking and/or comparison of health care providers relative to one another on the basis of the price or resources applied or utilized. Moreover, applying the RRV against the quality of outcome allows comparison and ranking of providers on overall value. The invention may be applied to the components of medical care comprising, inter alia, acute inpatient, non-acute inpatient, outpatient, professional office-based care including scheduled outpatient, and pharmacy/prescriptions. The normalized RRV obtained under various embodiments of the invention may measure resource use for medical treatment plan options/resources independent of price. The RRV may be relative across, as well as within, each of the components of medical care. Thus, provider profiling generally as well as profiling across treatment plan options based on efficiency generally is within the scope of various embodiments of the invention. Moreover, providers may be compared based on efficiency for specific conditions, as well as across conditions, across treatment plan options and across components of care using various embodiments of the invention.05-06-2010
20100114608MEDICAL IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM - Disclosed a medical image display system including: a control member to allow an electric medical record system which manages electric medical record data and a medical image management system which manages a series of various pieces of processing data from photographing to displaying of a medical image to work in concert with each other; and a display member to display a screen to show the electric medical record data and a screen to show the various pieces of processing data wherein the control member changes a displaying status and a display order of the screens displayed in the display member depending on a kind of cooperative operation between the electric medical record system and the medical image management system.05-06-2010
20100114605MANAGING THE DISTRIBUTION OF DRUG SAMPLES - Computer-based method and system that helps track and manage drug sample distribution, helps ensure drug samples are dispensed and used in a safe and efficient manner, and helps capture information about how drug samples are being distributed and used. The method includes storing inventory information for one or more drug samples received at a prescriber's office, presenting a user-selectable list of drugs available in the inventoried samples and, in response to a user's selection of one of the listed drugs, presenting patient-specific information regarding the selected drug's suitability for dispensing as a sample. The method also includes automatically updating the stored inventory information for the selected drug in response to an indication from the user that a quantity of the selected drug is being dispensed to a patient as a sample.05-06-2010
20130085778ELECTRONIC MEDICAL CHART - A handheld electronic device includes a network communication device for wirelessly receiving information regarding a plurality of tasks involved in a treatment process for a patient from a database, a processor for processing the information regarding the plurality of tasks, a housing containing the processor, wherein the housing is configured for handheld, and a screen configured to display a graphic using the information regarding the plurality of tasks, the graphic indicating the plurality of tasks on respective dates in a time line.04-04-2013
20130080192IDENTITY MATCHING OF PATIENT RECORDS - A system for matching a pair of patient records as belonging to the same individual or patient is disclosed. A set of matching rules (03-28-2013
20130080188PERSONALIZED PHARMACY MEDICATION AND CARE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A medical information system. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of issuing, by a clinician using a clinician computer, a prescription for a patient to a pharmacy computer; processing by the pharmacy computer at a pharmacy the prescription for the patient from the clinician; issuing a notice of prescription fulfillment by the pharmacy computer to a server, when the pharmacy issues a medication for the patient in response to the prescription received by the pharmacy computer; receiving the notice of prescription fulfillment by the server having a database; storing the prescription information in the database; and notifying the clinician computer if the medication has been picked up, delivered or abandoned by the patient or not renewed by the patient.03-28-2013
20130080187SYSTEM AND TECHNIQUES FOR CLINICAL DOCUMENTATION AND EDITING - In one example, this disclosure describes a method of processing medical data via one or more computers. The method may comprise identifying a medical code within a medical record, and identifying whether the medical code is specified or unspecified. If the medical code is specified, editing may be avoided without generating any query for further input by a physician. If the medical code is unspecified, the method further includes determining whether a suppression code appears in the medical record. If a suppression code appears, editing may be avoided without generating any query for further input by the physician. However, if a suppression code does not appear, the method further includes searching for key terms in the medical record. If key terms are present in the medical record, a query may be generated for the physician for additional clarification.03-28-2013
20130080191Method for Implementing a Controlled Medical Vocabulary - A method of implementing a controlled vocabulary may include the steps of generating the controlled vocabulary by forming a list of medical terms and associated descriptions; creating a list of codes internal to the controlled vocabulary; and storing the codes, the medical terms, and the descriptions in a format suitable for use in the patient longitudinal electronic medical record environment. In addition, a sound wave may be captured as an electronic file, translated into text, and stored as a patient medical record event. The patient medical record event may be parsed for context and may be tagged with one or more source vocabularies, and a code internal to the source vocabulary may be provided. Event context and source vocabulary findings may then be used as discrete elements to add to the longitudinal patient electronic medical record environment.03-28-2013
20130080190ELECTRONIC PATIENT RECORD DOCUMENTATION WITH PUSH AND PULL OF DATA TO AND FROM DATABASE - A medical records software apparatus and method is described that allows a clinician, e.g., nurse or doctor, to combine entry of new patient orders, prescriptions, flowsheet observations, etc. into the documentation process or workflow. A documentation user interface is provided that pulls patient data from a database into the display. The user can select on the user interface a category of a patient record, e.g., Significant Events or Orders, view or edit prior entries in the database in these categories, and add additional documentation for that category. The documentation is written or pushed to two areas of the database, one devoted to patient documentation and a second area corresponding to the selected category, e.g., Orders. The method and apparatus improves workflow efficiency and promotes a smooth transition from the thought process of the clinician to the ordering or prescription process, without the need for changing venues or screen displays.03-28-2013
20130080189INTELLIGENT TOKENS FOR AUTOMATED HEALTH CARE INFORMATION SYSTEMS - Methods and systems for accessing information stored in an electronic patient record are disclosed. A memory stores a set of medical logic instructions which code for retrieval of multiple items of information stored in the electronic patient record for a given patient. Optionally, the instructions code for a rules-based interpretation of information stored in the electronic patient record, such as instructions that apply criteria in a quality scoring system and generate a score. The medical logic instructions are associated with an “intelligent token”, i.e., a character string such as |DIABETES|, |ASTHMA| or |PROGRESS|. The invoking of the intelligent token triggers execution of the medical logic instructions and retrieval of the information from the database. The intelligent tokens can be embedded into document templates, or selected or entered by the user as part of a document creation process.03-28-2013
20130085781SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING AND UPDATING ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS - Systems and methods are disclosed for creating and updating medical records and documents. A user input is received in a first section on an interface comprising unstructured textual data that is associated with a medical record. The user input received in the first section may be utilized to update the medical record preferably without requiring the user to provide an additional second input in a separate section. At least a portion of the unstructured textual data is mapped to one or more attributes associated with a structured format for the medical record. In response to receiving a single data transfer command, an instruction is generated causing a transfer of the unstructured textual data to a second section on the interface associated with the structured format for the medical record. The mapped data is displayed in the second section in accordance with the structured format.04-04-2013
20130085780HEALTH CARE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT - A method, computer program product, and system is described. A patient condition associated with a patient record is identified based upon, at least in part, a first input associated with the patient record. A point-of-care prompt is provided based upon, at least in part, the patient condition and clinical authority information. A point-of-care input, associated with at least in part, one or more of education material, a condition assessment, co-morbidity information, a diagnosis protocol, a treatment protocol, medication information, clinical order information, visit order information, patient resource information, and care planning information, is received. Treatment information is provided based upon, at least in part, the point-of-care input and one or more of education material, a condition assessment, co-morbidity information, a diagnosis protocol, a treatment protocol, medication information, clinical order information, visit order information, patient resource information, and care planning information.04-04-2013
20130085779AUTOMATIC TREATMENT PLANNING METHOD USING RETROSPECTIVE PATIENT DATA - A data processing method for planning a medical treatment comprising following steps performed by a computer: 04-04-2013
20130085777Method and System for Wound Prevention, Management and Treatment - A method and system for wound care and management of patients. The method receives patient information regarding risk assessment and wound assessment relating to pressure ulcers, other wounds, wound severity, tissue types, wound treatment plans, or similar clinical data through a mobile device. The method may also transmit the patient information to a database via the Internet. The method uses the patient information to populate a worksheet, such as an electronic representation of Section M of the MDS 3.0. The method may then display, update, store, and print the worksheet.04-04-2013
20130085776CLINICAL FRAMEWORK APPLICATION FOR MOBILE DEVICES - Methods, computer systems, and computer-storage media for presenting third-party clinical information on a mobile device are provided. A request for clinical information is received from a user of the mobile device. After the user is authenticated, a number of plug-in applications are determined for the user. The request for clinical information is communicated to the plug-in applications. The clinical information is received from the plug-in applications in the form of one or more generic hierarchical structures populated with the clinical information. The populated hierarchical structures are rendered for display on the mobile device.04-04-2013
20100138239SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING DYNAMIC AND CUSTOMIZABLE MEDICAL EXAMINATION FORMS - A system and method of providing dynamic and customizable medical forms is disclosed. In certain specific embodiments, these dynamic and customizable medical forms may be automatically presented to users based on a predefined series of rules which allow multiple users having different roles in the clinical process to collaborate and contribute to a medical examination report, while at the same time maintaining an independent record of what was contributed and by whom it was contributed.06-03-2010
20100138238METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INVENTORY CONTROL IN MEDICAL TREATMENT AREAS - Methods and systems for controlling inventory in a medical facility include providing a medical device into a medical treatment area within a wireless range of a medical facility network and automatically identifying the medical device upon introduction into the medical treatment area. Patient records are automatically updated to reflect that the medical device has been assigned to a patient.06-03-2010
20080275733Method for evaluation of patient identification - A method and a software product is described for managing the evolution of changes and updates to a patient identification system. In a patient identification system, the data may have errors or inconsistencies which preclude automatic matching of the data for an input data record, representing a person being admitted to a hospital, with a patient object in a data base, the patient object representing a unique individual. The method includes identifying the input data records that cannot be automatically matched, and manually matching the records to objects. The manual steps are recorded and used to develop updates to the software product. The input data is again processed by the patient identification method and the amount of improvement in, or the error in, the association is used to determine when the updated software may be installed.11-06-2008
20100145730System and method for communicating product recall information, product warnings or other product-related information to users of products - An automated system and method for communicating product information to consumers through a central computer using a distributed computer network. The central computer is connected to a plurality of public health and product recall information sources through a public network such as the Internet. Consumers purchasing or otherwise linked with products submit product information to the central computer. The central computer establishes a link between the user and associated product information and stores the data in a database. User medical information is also submitted to and retained by the central computer. Upon receipt of product update information, which may include recall notification or other product warnings from the public health or product recall information sources, the central computer accesses the database and identifies user-product links impacted by the product update information and automatically initiates electronic or other communications to affected users. Similarly, users purchasing products can access the central computer and search for stored product information which may impact the purchasing decision. Medical treatments may also be verified against information stored in the central computer pertaining to user health conditions, other treatments currently being undertaken, etc. to avoid dangerous interactions. Through the central computer and distributed computer network, consumers may be readily and inexpensively notified of highly pertinent product information, as well as medical data, as it becomes available and before any potentially adverse effects are incurred.06-10-2010
20100145725SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING TYPE 1 DIABETES MELLITUS THROUGH A PERSONAL PREDICTIVE MANAGEMENT TOOL - A system and method for managing Type 1 diabetes mellitus through a personal predictive management tool is provided. A personal insulin response profile for a patient of Type 1 diabetes mellitus is referenced for a type of insulin preparation. A time course curve is maintained for a patient population including, expected blood glucose levels for a type of human-consumable food. The blood glucose levels are estimated following consumption of the food by evaluating an interaction between the personal insulin response profile and the time course curve over a duration of action of the insulin preparation.06-10-2010
20100145728INTEROPERABILITY PLATFORM - The present application relates to a computer system for processing customized medical records comprising dedicated equipment for the acquisition of specialized information, as well as, for each healthcare facility, of aggregation equipment for the centralization of the information in view of delivering a customized medical record formed from information coming from said dedicated equipment, and for the distribution of the customized medical records to various operators acting on behalf of at least one healthcare network, characterized in that it comprises an interoperability platform having computer connectors configured for the exchanges between said interoperability platform and each of the aggregation equipment of said healthcare facilities, and computer connectors configures for the exchanges between said interoperability platform and each of said operators, wherein said platform comprises means for conditional routing to one of said operators depending on the information registered in relation to the digital file corresponding to the customized medical record and means for transcoding said file according to the nominal format of said target operator.06-10-2010
20090240528COMMUNITY BASED MANAGED HEALTH KIOSK AND PRESCRIPTION DISPENSEMENT SYSTEM - The present invention is directed to community based managed health kiosks and prescription drug dispensing systems, and more particularly to facilitating automated drug dispensement by a kiosk system following authorization by a remotely located health care professional monitoring a patient via the kiosk system.09-24-2009
20130035959METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR TRACKING MEDICAL CARE - Methods and systems for tracking medical care are described. In an example embodiment, a method for ambulatory care tracking, comprises entering a chief complaint into an electronic file in a computing system, assigning a chief complaint point value based on the chief complaint, associating the chief complaint point value to the electronic file in the computing system, determining a further point value based on patient education, assigning the further point value based on the determination, adding, using a processor, the further point value to the chief complaint point value to generate a total point value, determining, using a processor, a level of service based on the total point value, and communicating, over an electromagnetic communication channel, the level of service to a billing system.02-07-2013
20100138241System and Method for Computerized Medical Records Review - A system and method for computerized medical records review are provided. A draft diagnostic report is reviewed by a computerized draft analyzer for report inadequacies, including inadequate information to support reimbursement for diagnostic studies described in the diagnostic report. The review may also encompass other electronic medical records. Any inadequacies identified by the draft analyzer are flagged for correction prior to finalization of the draft diagnostic report.06-03-2010
20090216564RULES-BASED SYSTEM FOR MATERNAL-FETAL CARE - A rules-base patient care method for managing the care of a plurality of pregnant patients from a remote command center for use in healthcare locations using patient-specific rules for each of the plurality of pregnant patients. A patient rules generator creates rules for the patients. Performance measures indicative of the ability of a rule to predict changes in the condition of the patient are acquired by the rules generator. A determination is made from the rules performance measures whether to revise the rule. A rules engine applies a rule to selected data elements stored in the database to produce an output indicative of a change in the medical condition of a pregnant patient and/or a fetal patient. The output from the rules engine is used to determine when intervention is warranted.08-27-2009
20130035954Genomics-based alerting systems - A computer alert to system and apparatus is arranged about DNA sequence markers whereby the genome of a specific human subject is considered in view of a plurality of discrete rules to affect alerts which may be generated and transmitted in electronic form over standardized e-mail systems (Internet/SMTP protocol for example) to a user workstation which may be equipped with a browser or custom application (includes a special genome viewers, review tools; etc.). Alerting systems described in this disclosure included mechanical/a chemical systems for analyzing a human DNA sample to produce a genomic data set representing genetic indicators or markers on alleles of interest including those as well SNPs associated with important trial traits disease and characteristics. A genome dataset is stored as a portion of a data a record having a one-to-one correspondence with membership in a membership database. A dynamic rules that of its reality of discrete rules provides a query engine with logic which can be executed against membership data stored in accordance with standardized database procedures to produce a genomic result set from which appropriate alerts may be formed in an alert to module computer apparatus. These alerts may be characterized as including multimedia information and they may be prefer to play conveyed to membership with whom the underlying data is associated.02-07-2013
20130035960SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GROUPING CLAIM RECORDS ASSOCIATED WITH A PROCEDURE - A system and computer-implemented method for grouping medical records implements a multi-level analysis of the records. The level of analysis for ach record is determined based upon the time proximity of each record to the defining medical procedure or service (anchor procedure) to be analyzed. Claim records are processed to determine whether any of the records should be grouped with the anchor procedure into a procedure episode group (PEG) using the date of service for each claim record and a level of relationship between the claim records and the anchor procedure. The requisite level of relationship between the claim records and the anchor procedure depends upon the position of the records within the time window. Claim records having the requisite relationship level associated with the portion of the time window in which they fall are included in the PEG.02-07-2013
20130035961METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR APPLYING USER CORRECTIONS TO MEDICAL FACT EXTRACTION - Techniques for applying user corrections to medical fact extraction may include extracting a first set of one or more medical facts from a first portion of text documenting a patient encounter. A correction to the first set of medical facts may be received from a user. The correction may identify a fact that should be associated with the first portion of the text. A second set of one or more medical facts may be extracted from a second portion of the text based at least in part on the user's correction to the first set of medical facts. Extracting the second set of facts may include extracting one or more facts similar to the identified fact from the second portion of the text.02-07-2013
20130035958KEYSTROKE CODED TEMPLATE FOR CREATING MEDICAL RECORDS - Disclosed is a medical record keeping system that includes a computer that operates a medical record software for maintaining patient records. The system may be operated in the following manner: (1) inputting an initial keystroke set that corresponds to the group consisting essentially of a symptom or negative review of systems, exam entries, or visit entries, (2) inputting a second keystroke set after the first keystroke set, the second keystroke set corresponds to a particular organ system or anatomical part, (3) inputting in a third keystroke set after the second keystroke set that pertains to a condition or medical observation. The steps of first typing, second typing, and third typing define the reference code, wherein the reference code results in the display of said at least one phrase.02-07-2013
20130035955Method and System to deliver state of the art concierge medical services to healh care consumers via a control center and a network of mobile medical platforms - The method and system regard a medical concierge service combining a control center with a network of mobile medical platforms incorporating onsite and remote medical professionals, advanced medical, internet, videoconferencing, satellite, communication, computing, digital devices, electronic heath record and clean energy technologies to deliver state of the art medical services to patients at their chosen appointment time and location. The method and system increases access to healthcare, reduces associated costs and enhances traditional medical services while creating a here to unknown way of providing patient healthcare.02-07-2013
20130035957METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR COMPUTER-ASSISTED REPRESENTATION AND/OR EVALUATION OF MEDICAL EXAMINATION DATA - Computer-assisted structuring of medical examination data and/or one or more examination data records is disclosed. A method of at least one embodiment includes providing at least one medical examination data record, which includes patient-specific data described textually and/or symbolically and/or at least one image data record created with the aid of a radiological examination device; providing at least one body model image, which represents a body model matching the examination data; and registering the at least one examination data record with the body model, wherein at least one position in the body model is assigned to the examination data record; the position being made known for interaction by way of a user interface.02-07-2013
20130035956VISUALIZATION OF PATIENT TREATMENTS - Method, system, and computer program product for visualization of patient treatments are provided. The method includes: selecting a patient; retrieving data records of patients with similar conditions requiring treatment to the selected patient; and building a tree structure for display with nodes of treatment options and a temporal axis showing treatment results of the similar patients. The tree structure includes representing side effects of a treatment option at a node including a visualization of the strength of the side effect. The tree structure also includes providing edges between the nodes representing a length to progression of the condition requiring treatment.02-07-2013
20090132280System and Method for a Worklist Search and Creation Tool in a Healthcare Environment - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method for a worklist search and creation tool in a healthcare environment. In an embodiment, the worklist search and creation system includes a worklist user interface, which includes an input search field adapted to receive inputted search data. The system also includes one or more databases for storing information that is associated with a data entry, which includes multiple fields of identification data. In addition, the system includes a search engine for searching the multiple fields of the data entry associated with the information stored in the one or more databases for identifying data that at least partially matches the inputted search data of the worklist user interface and displays any of the at least partially matching data entry in the worklist user interface.05-21-2009
20090187424System and method for monitoring and recording locations of medical products and applications thereto - A system for autonomous monitoring of administration of prescribed items for patients may include a plurality of wireless locator tags each having an indicator coupled thereto, an indoor positioning system, a database, a processor, and a radio transceiver. A method for autonomous monitoring of administration of prescribed items for patients may include detecting a contemporaneous collocation of a prescribed item and a patient, verifying that the identity of the prescribed item is equivalent to a prescribed item recorded in a physician's order for the patient, determining if the prescribed item is supplied in a correct dose and at a correct time, recording the identities of staff members in contemporaneous collocation to the patient, and commanding a locator tag coupled to a container holding the prescribed item to annunciate either an error condition if the prescribed item, dosage, or time of administration is not consistent with the physician's order, or a no error condition if the prescribed item, dosage, and time of administration are consistent with the physician's order.07-23-2009
20090299770SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAKING PATIENT RECORDS FOLLOW A PHYSICIAN - A computer-based system for providing physicians automatic, secure access to patient records at the time a patient visits and consults a physician. The system can include one or more computing devices configured to process and display data. The system can also include one or more emitting devices carried by physicians for identifying each particular physician and one or more scanning devices configured to detect and communicatively link to the one or more emitting devices based on the proximity of the physician to an examination room. Additionally, the system can include a manager module communicatively linked to the one or more scanning devices and configured to manage the signal data from the one or more scanning devices. Furthermore, the system can also include one or more servers communicatively linked with the one or more computing devices, one or more scanning devices, and manager module, the one or more servers configured to authenticate and register a particular patient upon a visit to a hospital or office, synchronize the particular physician identifier, patient identifier, personal wellness electronic record (PWER), and examination room identifier based upon physician's proximity to an examination room, initiate a physician-patient session at the at least one computing device at the examination room, transfer the PWER to the at least one computing device at the examination room, and automatically terminate the physician-patient session and receive the PWER based upon the physician leaving the proximity of the examination room.12-03-2009
20090070142METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING PATIENT REGISTRATION INFORMATION - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a method of providing patient information. The method includes requesting patient data, supplying the patient data using a mobile electronic device, storing the patient data to a memory associated with the mobile electronic device, and communicating the patient data to a remote data server.03-12-2009
20130041692SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATION OF HEALTH CARE DATA - A computer system to communicate healthcare data between healthcare participants includes a computer configured to display a personal healthcare record associated with a patient; wherein the personal healthcare record includes normalized data related to the patient and received from a payor computer over the Internet and provider healthcare data related to the patient received from a provider computer over the Internet; wherein the normalized data and the provider healthcare data are of a type that are displayed in separate fields; and wherein the normalized data is in a normalized format of a type that displays healthcare data from one or more sources such that any healthcare data associated with a patient which has the same meaning will be expressed in the same format despite any prior formatting.02-14-2013
20130041691HEALTH MONITORING AND DIAGNOSTIC DEVICE AND NETWORK-BASED HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND MEDICAL RECORDS MAINTENANCE SYSTEM - Comprehensive health analysis and reporting system that writes patient data, including patient identification information, test results, diagnostic information, and diagnostic results to various storage systems. The computer station establishes a network connection with a health report server, downloads patient data to the health report server which prepares a comprehensive report, and the report is transmitted back to the computer station where it may be distributed to the patient.02-14-2013
20130041690HEALTH CARD REWARD SYSTEM - A system for the management of the interaction between the patient and health care providers and of the patient's medical records. The patient receives reward points for using the program that involves selecting health-care providers from a preferred list. The system employs a smartcard that securely identifies the patient, securely carries the patient's medical records in memory, and carries the records of the patient's reward points. Each healthcare provider has highly-secure equipment that allows the reading from and writing to the smartcard. The system is managed by a remote central computer system that operates over a global communication network.02-14-2013
20130041689MEDICAL RECORD INFORMATION DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS - A display control method receives, from a server, data input to at least one of display setting items that are preset amongst items included in medical record information, displays on a display unit an all-item display screen that displays the display setting items and the received data, and sets input data on the all-item display screen when the input data with respect to another item other than the at least one of the display setting items is accepted. The all-item display screen may be switched to an input item display screen in response to a switch instruction, wherein the input item display screen displays the at least one of the display setting items, the received data, and the other item.02-14-2013
20130041688SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING HEALTHCARE ADVERTISEMENTS - A system and method for healthcare advertisements and clinical messaging to healthcare consumers and physicians are disclosed herein.02-14-2013
20130041687RECREATING THE STATE OF A CLINICAL SYSTEM - A method, system and medium are provided for enabling re-creation of a state of a computing system as it existed at a selected time. A plurality of data elements are tracked including functions and reference information employed in calculating one or more of the data elements. Versions of functions and reference information are also tracked. Thereby, a time at which to recreate the state of the system is selectable and the data elements that were available at or before the selected time are identifiable. And the versions of functions and reference information that were available at the selected time are identifiable. The state of the system at the selected time can thus be reviewed or analyzed as desired.02-14-2013
20130041686HEALTH CARE BROKERAGE SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE - A health care brokerage service and method comprises a communication service for servicing users, patients and providers through the internet and/or via phone by speech, through user guides. The health care brokerage service also comprises a brokering service that users, patients and providers can utilize for finding each other and broker services of health-care events and a compliance service for enhancing compliance by patients with health-care events, through persistent reminders and through retaining and evaluating compliance history, wherein the system implementation incorporate users interfaces, storage of related data, and the execution of requested services.02-14-2013
20100114604Authorization Process for High Intensity Medical Interventions - An authorization process for high intensity medical interventions (e.g., diagnostic, therapeutic) which includes the steps of: entering information regarding a patient and a particular service request into a computer-based algorithm; generating questions based on the information; receiving responses to the generated questions; assessing the responses to the generated questions; and determining whether a high intensity medical intervention is indicated.05-06-2010
20100100396MEDICAL DECISION-MAKING TOOL - Methods and apparatus for generating a graphical representation of a selected set of pharmacy claims data that includes information about a plurality of pharmacy claims. The methods and apparatus include or perform the steps of: (a) receiving one or more selection parameters corresponding to the selected set of pharmacy claims data; (b) accessing a data collection containing one or more sets of pharmacy claims data, including the selected set of pharmacy claims data; and (c) generating the graphical representation, which includes one or more symbols positioned along a virtual timeline, each symbol corresponding to one of the plurality of pharmacy claims, and each symbol positioned on the timeline according to a date that the corresponding pharmacy claim was made.04-22-2010
20100042440Apparatus and method for processing and/or for providing healthcare information and/or healthcare-related information - An apparatus, including a memory device for storing a healthcare record or history for an individual which includes information provided by the individual or a healthcare provider, and information regarding a healthcare insurer or payer, a receiver for receiving information regarding the individual, containing information obtained from a device or equipment, or information regarding an examination finding, symptom, diagnosis, or prescribed treatment, transmitted from a first communication device to the receiver via, on, or over, the Internet and/or World Wide Web, a processing device which processes information for storing or updating the information regarding the individual in the healthcare record or history and which processes a request for information and generates a message in response to the request, and a transmitter for transmitting the message via, on, or over, Internet and/or World Wide Web to the first communication device or to a second communication device.02-18-2010
20100042437CABINET WITH REMOTE INTEGRATION - Devices, systems, and methods are described for remotely managing items that are configured to be stored in at least one dispensing device. This includes receiving user identification information at a host computer system from an electronic device that is remotely located from the dispensing device. This also includes transmitting from the host computer system to the electronic device a disposition of at least one item, wherein the at least one item is associated with a patient. Further, this includes receiving, at the host computer system from the remote electronic device, information about the item originating from the dispensing device, wherein the information includes a further disposition of the item.02-18-2010
20100042436DISEASE ORIENTED USER INTERFACES - There is provided a method and system for case-specific information retrieval from a medical database system. The information to be retrieved comprises at least two categories, clinical guidelines related information and patient related information. The method comprises the steps of accessing a database for retrieval of the clinical guidelines related information and accessing a database for retrieval of the patient related data; matching the accesses; displaying the retrieved clinical guidelines related information and the patient related information and the matched pairs of accesses.02-18-2010
20100042435AUTOMATED PROCESSING OF ELECTRONIC MEDICAL DATA FOR INSURANCE AND DISABILITY DETERMINATIONS - A machine-implemented method of assisting medical evidence collection for adjudication of a medical disability request is described. In some embodiments, the method includes providing an electronic medical record of a patient, the electronic medical record includes evidence of at least one claimable medical disability condition and locating in the electronic medical record at least one keyword associated with the at least one claimable medical disability condition. In some embodiments, the method further includes processing an inference rule associated with the at least one claimable medical disability condition, such that the evidence of the at least one claimable medical disability condition is identified in the electronic medical record and outputting, to a computer-readable medium, information indicative of (1) the evidence of the at least one claimable medical disability condition, and (2) a location of the evidence in the electronic medical record.02-18-2010
20100042434SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISCOVERING INFORMATION IN MEDICAL IMAGE DATABASE - A system for obtaining information related to diagnostic imaging performance at a site has a user instruction interface for obtaining an operator request for information related to image quality for stored diagnostic images. A data processor is in communication with at least one database of stored patient diagnostic images and is programmed with instructions for retrieving one or more patient diagnostic images from the database of patient diagnostic images according to the operator request from the user instruction interface, for analyzing the image quality of the one or more patient diagnostic images as specified in the operator request, and for providing at least output information about the image quality analysis to a data mining engine. The data mining engine is programmed with instructions to process the output information that is obtained from the data processor and to provide information related to image quality according to the output information.02-18-2010
20100042433CROSS CONTINUUM ASSOCIATED THERAPY RECONCILIATION - Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for associating one or more prior therapies with one or more current therapies for a patient are provided. One or more therapies a patient was taking or prescribed prior to visiting a current care venue are accessed. One or more therapies the patient is taking or has been prescribed at the current care venue for the current care venue visit are accessed. Input is received that one of the one or more prior therapies for the patient corresponds with one of the one or more current therapies for the patient. In response to receiving the input, the prior therapy is associated with the current therapy. The association of the corresponding prior therapy and the corresponding current care venue therapy is stored for the patient.02-18-2010
20100042432THERAPY DISCHARGE RECONCILIATION - Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for displaying therapy groupings and individual therapies for a patient on a display. At least one therapy grouping area comprising one or more therapy groupings is provided for a patient being discharged from a current care venue. The therapy grouping comprises a therapy prescribed for or taken by the patient prior to visiting the current care venue associated with a therapy the patient was prescribed while visiting the current care venue. At least one previous therapy area is provided that includes an individual therapy prescribed for the patient prior to visiting a current care venue that has not been associated with a therapy the patient was prescribed while visiting the current care venue and at least one current therapy area comprising an individual therapy prescribed for the patient while visiting the current care venue that has not been associated with a therapy prescribed for or taken by the patient prior to visiting the current care venue. At least one interactive user input area is provided allowing a user to enter a discharge input for at least one therapy grouping.02-18-2010
20090157431PACKAGING OF BLINDED PATIENT DATA - An apparatus having encoded instructions in a computer hardware circuit which combine digital data templates with patient digital data of selected patients from medical practice electronic health records to provide digital data packages in which patient digital data is mapped to data fields in the digital data packages. The digital data packages have a structure and format defined by the digital data templates. The patient digital data comprises one or more of blinded patient data and non-blinded patient data.06-18-2009
20090157430SYNCHRONIZATION AND CONFIGURATION OF PATIENT MONITORING DEVICES - Some embodiments provide a system for synchronizing and configuring monitoring devices. In some embodiments, a patient monitoring device settings module is configured to automatically provide configuration settings to a plurality of patient monitoring devices. A monitoring device data module is configured to receive measurement data from at least one of the patient monitoring devices. An electronic medical records system interface is configured to provide patient data at least partially derived from the received measurement data to an electronic medical records system. A patient records interface is configured to provide patient data to at least one of the patient monitoring devices.06-18-2009
20090157429Health management system and method using mobile phone - A health care system using a mobile phone includes the mobile phone which has sensors attached thereto, stores a biological signal measured by the sensors, and transmits the stored biological signal during a phone call; and a health care server which receives the biological signals from the mobile phone, analyzes the received biological signal to extract a characteristic value, generates health condition information of a user based on the extracted characteristic value, and transmits the generated information to the mobile phone. Further, a health care method using a mobile phone includes determining whether a physical body comes into contact with the sensors; measuring the biological signal with the sensors when the physical body comes into contact with the sensors; extracting a characteristic value from the biological signal; transmitting the characteristic value to the server; and generating the health condition information to transmit it to the mobile phone.06-18-2009
20090157428Apparatus and Method for Administration of Mother's Milk - Apparatus and methods are described for matching of mothers' milk to the correct baby in hospitals or other institutions where mothers' milk is expressed in advance and stored for feeding to the baby at a later time. Electronically readable indicia are used to confirm the identity of the baby, the milk units, and caregivers when the mother's milk is fed to a baby. Apparatus and methods for the collection, storage, and communication of information relevant to handling of the mother's milk are detailed such that complete audit trails are recorded and guidance to the caregiver is provided in order to ensure that all required procedures are executed properly.06-18-2009
20090157427Method of personalized, independent medical evaluation - A method for enabling a patient and/or a patient's family to make better informed medical decisions with respect to ongoing care from the patient's primary care physician(s) comprising providing a physician consultant under contract directly with the patient to monitor medical treatment and recommendations of a primary care physician(s), wherein the physician consultant is economically independent of any third party which is economically benefited by the patient's treatment. The method further comprises providing independent interpretation and recommendations to the patient and/or the patient's family pursuant to the contract without providing health care treatment to the patient.06-18-2009
20090157426METHODS, APPARATUSES & COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR FACILITATING EFFICIENT DISTRIBUTION OF DATA WITHIN A SYSTEM - A method, apparatus, system and computer program product are provided for facilitating connection of source devices that are capable of generating data to one or more destination devices which may receive the generated data. The data generated by the source devices may be in different data formats and the source devices may be maintained and operated by different institutions and facilities. Similarly, the destination devices may be maintained and operated by different institutions and facilities. In this regard, an apparatus may be configured to receive the data generated by the source devices and convert the data to one or more codes which represent the results of the data generated by the source devices. The codes may be used by the apparatus to convert or translate the data into a format or template that is specific to an institution or facility that maintains or operates one of the destination devices.06-18-2009
20100106525SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTE HEALTH MANAGEMENT - A system for remote health management includes: (a) a communicating management unit; (b) a decision support unit; (c) at least one communication network coupled with at least one of the communicating management unit and the decision support unit; (d) at least one care rendering unit coupled with at least one of the communicating management unit and the decision support unit via a communication network; (e) a plurality of remote communicating units coupled with at least one care rendering entity via a communication network and at least one of the communicating management unit and the decision support unit; at least one of the communicating management unit and the decision support unit participating in selected communications among a selected care rendering entity and a remote communicating unit to present a recommended result based upon a predetermined set of parametric values to effect the remote health management.04-29-2010
20100106531SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTED ANALYSIS OF PATIENT RECORDS - A system and associated methods provide healthcare entities with analyzing capabilities for records of a patient population. The analyzing process seeks to find matches between a piece of clinical knowledge introduced to a healthcare entity and data contained in the patient population records. According to one method, a service generates executable code based on the piece of clinical knowledge. Through a communication with the service, the healthcare entity makes a determination as to what extent the clinical knowledge has relevance to a patient population of the healthcare entity. Based on this determination, the healthcare entity receives at least a portion of the executable code. Then, the records of the patient population may be analyzed by the executable code to register matches of the clinical knowledge with data contained within the records. System activity may then be initiated based on the matches registered. Examples of system activity include compiling a contact list of patients and/or healthcare providers associated with specific records where matches occurred, generating a report about the matches registered, and flagging specific records where matches occurred so that care providers may discuss issues surrounding the clinical knowledge with associated patients in a future encounter with the healthcare entity, among others.04-29-2010
20100106530SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR DISTRIBUTED ANALYSIS OF PATIENT RECORDS - A system and associated methods provide healthcare entities with analyzing capabilities for records of a patient population. The analyzing process seeks to find matches between a piece of clinical knowledge introduced to a healthcare entity and data contained in the patient population records. According to one method, a service generates executable code based on the piece of clinical knowledge. Through a communication with the service, the healthcare entity makes a determination as to what extent the clinical knowledge has relevance to a patient population of the healthcare entity. Based on this determination, the healthcare entity receives at least a portion of the executable code. Then, the records of the patient population may be analyzed by the executable code to register matches of the clinical knowledge with data contained within the records. System activity may then be initiated based on the matches registered. Examples of system activity include compiling a contact list of patients and/or healthcare providers associated with specific records where matches occurred, generating a report about the matches registered, and flagging specific records where matches occurred so that care providers may discuss issues surrounding the clinical knowledge with associated patients in a future encounter with the healthcare entity, among others.04-29-2010
20100106529SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING MEDICATION SELECTION GUIDANCE - A system and associated methods provide medication selection guidance at the time of a prescription event for a given patient, or at other times, such as when changes occur in the patient's healthcare plan coverage. In one medication selection guidance method, information is received regarding a clinician-preferred medication prescription related to a selected patient, and based on at least one record of the selected patient, a specific information set is retrieved. For instance, the specific information set may include medications the patient is currently taken, healthcare plan coverage for the patient, or other types of information. Then, other medications that can be prescribed to the patient as alternatives to the clinician-preferred medication prescription may be determined based on the specific information set. These alternative medications may be evaluated against the patient's healthcare plan coverage to present available medication options and associated out-of-pocket costs to the patient.04-29-2010
20100106528SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC SCHEDULING BASED ON REMOTE MONITORING - A system and method are provided for managing patient care based on data received from a remote monitoring system. The system includes a data monitor for automatically evaluating the data received from the remote monitoring system and a scheduling module for receiving a data evaluation from the data monitor. The scheduling module includes tools for adjusting a patient schedule. Schedule adjustment actions can be automatically triggered by the received data evaluation. Typically, the data monitor will compare the received data with patient medical records to evaluate the received data received from the remote monitoring system to determine if the received data meets pre-set expectations. If the received data does not meet pre-set expectations, a scheduling action will be triggered. The system will automatically notify the patient of scheduling actions.04-29-2010
20100106524METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PATIENT RISK LEVEL EVALUATION - A method for patient risk level evaluation is provided, implemented with a remote medical care center. The remote medical care center connects with a plurality of health care locations at various locations over a network. Patient data of a plurality of patients is received from the plurality of health care locations via the network. An occurred event for each patient is determined, and each of the occurred events is classified into deteriorating or ameliorating category. The patients corresponding to the same events are sorted into a group, and the patients within the group are ranked according to severity of illness of each patient. A risk score for each patient is determined according to the corresponding event. Patient ranking orders corresponding to the events of the deteriorating and the ameliorating category are generated and displayed.04-29-2010
20100106522SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ORGANIZING AND DISPLAYING OF LONGITUDINAL MULTIMODAL MEDICAL RECORDS - A system and method for processing data includes organizing medical information in a concept frame data structure, which is adapted to include medical measurements and related metadata. The medical information is analyzed to extract further information using information extractors and to store extracted medical information in the concept frame data structure. References are stored to appropriate visualization methods along with an associated concept in the concept frame data structure.04-29-2010
20100106521CONSUMABLES INVENTORY MANAGEMENT METHOD - A method of managing an inventory includes associating an identifier with a container system component such as a container, a sensor or a substance, where the sensor is configured to determine an indication of an attribute of the substance stored in the container. The method further may include associating an identifier with a container system member within a dataset remote to the container; remotely receiving container system data including the identifier and the indication of the attribute; and performing at least one data processing task associated with the container system data.04-29-2010
20100106527System and Method For Referral Management - A system and method for referral management is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, the method includes receiving a referral request for a client submitted by a probation officer, storing the referral to a database on a remote server, and transferring the referral to a probation officer supervisor. The method further includes forwarding the referral to a contract supervisor when the referral is approved by the probation officer supervisor, forwarding the referral to a vendor when the referral is approved by the contract supervisor. In addition, the method includes receiving an acknowledgment that the referral was received by the vendor, receiving an evaluation from the vendor of the client, monitoring a progress of the client in a treatment program, completion of the treatment program by the client, notifying the contract supervisor of the completion of the treatment program by the client, and closing the referral.04-29-2010
20100106526AUTOMATED 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
20100106523SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A MEDICAL HISTORY - A system and method for generating a medical history that is determined based on the patient's medication list. Medications are taken for specific indications, i.e., disease and/or symptom, and the system includes a knowledge base of all known medications and associated indications. Preferably, an expert system allows the patient, nurse or other user, to enter all or part of the name of the patient's medications, and creates a list of probable medications by determining which of the known medications the patient most likely takes. Based on a user selected probable medication, the system creates a list of probable indications associated with the selected medication. Based on a user selected probable indication, the system generates a medical history for the patient. The probable medications and probable indications are determined preferably based on the patient's demographic data, historical data for other patients, and responses to follow-up questions generated by the system.04-29-2010
20110077972SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF CLINICAL TRACKING - 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 clinical tracking that includes analyzing the healthcare data to obtain at least one report, and presenting the report in a graphical user interface, wherein the report can be customized based on a criterion.03-31-2011
20090125337Method and System for Management of Operating-Room Resources - A computer-implemented method for managing operating-room resources in a hospital includes the steps of receiving at least one surgery request, identifying the resources required for surgery associated with the surgery request, capturing initial data on availability of the resources, capturing initial patient data, and establishing a pre-scheduled operating-room plan based on an initial optimization, and the further steps of capturing current data on availability of the resources, capturing current patient data and establishing a current operating-room plan based on a current optimization. A computer-based system for managing operating-room resources in a hospital and a modular computer-based system for managing operating-room related processes in a hospital are also disclosed.05-14-2009
20100332260PERSONAL RECORD SYSTEM WITH CENTRALIZED DATA STORAGE AND DISTRIBUTED RECORD GENERATION AND ACCESS - A personal record system and method having distributed record generation and access and personally centralized record storage for generating, storing and accessing personal records and a personal record card for use therein. The record system includes a plurality of interaction sites interconnected through a record network wherein each interaction site includes a record card read/write device, a record storage subsystem for storing at least records, and a record transaction process connected with the record card read/write device and record storage system for reading records from a record card and writing records to a record card and with the record network for transmitting records to and receiving records from at least other interaction sites.12-30-2010
20100332259Wellness Evaluation System And Method - A system and method for a wellness evaluation health plan participant. Initially, inputs are received which include (1) health risk assessment data indicating the participant's blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, body mass index, alcohol and tobacco use; (2) an injury report including previous personal injury and pain information for the participant; and (3) an ergonomic analysis of the participant's jobsite. In response to these inputs, wellness exercise recommendations are generated including a set of pre-existing injury prevention exercises based on the injury report, and exercises based on potential worksite injury as determined by the ergonomic jobsite analysis. The participant may be sent a list of reading material including at least one article based on the health risk assessment.12-30-2010
20100332258Clinical Trial Navigation Facilitator - A method of improving clinical trial recruitment and retention includes creating patient trial scores based on ranking of patient traits or characteristics, creating patient clusters based on statistical similarity and allocating clinical trial navigation resources to patients groups based on need as indicated by cluster rankings.12-30-2010
20100332257MEDICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM WITH AUTOMATIC RECONFIGURATION AND DATA BINDING - Disclosed herein are methods, apparatus and computer program products for a customizable and contextually relevant medical system with automatic reconfiguration and data binding. Some embodiments relate to an enterprise digital assistant capable of changing its functionality based on context and binding medical information associated with one medical entity, for example, a care giver, patient or medical system/device, to medical information associated with another medical entity. Other embodiments relate to a method for automatically reconfiguring an enterprise digital assistant based on context and performing contextually relevant data binding. In this regard, the method provides a module for processing medical data from a plurality of medical entities and transmitting the data to one or more clinical information systems.12-30-2010
20080319798PERSONALIZED MEDICAL INFORMATION CARD AND METHOD FOR MANAGING SAME - A method for managing an individual's personal medical information includes creating an online medical information record which contains the individual's stored personal medical information, providing the individual with a physical credit card sized card which includes the individual's key medical information from the individual's online medical information record that would be most needed in times of medical emergency and directions for accessing the individual's online medical information record, enabling the individual to update his or her online medical information record with the individual's most recent medical information; and enabling the individual and others to view a read only version of the individual's online medical information record.12-25-2008
20090132279METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SIGNIFICANT AND KEY IMAGE NAVIGATION - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for navigation and review of significant and/or key images in an image series. Certain embodiments provide a method for image navigation and review. The method includes facilitating graphical user navigation through images in an image series for a patient, the image series including a plurality of significant and/or key images. The method also includes enabling navigation from a first significant or key image to a second significant or key image in the image series based on stored navigation information identifying significant and/or key images in the image series. The method further includes allowing navigation to view one or more images adjacent to a significant or key image in the image series.05-21-2009
20120215560SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING COMPUTERIZED INTERACTIONS WITH EMRS - A method for using a health information exchange system which stores patient record data regarding a multiplicity of patients, to serve a first plurality of EMRs each interacting with an EMR community including a set of at least one EMR, the method comprising: for each individual EMR within the first plurality of EMRs, performing a computerized context interception process using a processor to intercept context from the individual EMR and to identify therewithin an event whereby a health provider using the individual EMR calls up an individual patient's record from said individual EMR; and responsive to identification of the event, using a computerized output device for providing patient record data, pertaining to the individual patient, to the health provider.08-23-2012
20120185281PEER RECOMMENDER- USE OF INTELLIGENTS TO STREAMLINE SEARCH OF PEERS FOR COLLABORATION PURPOSES AND ITS DISPLAY - A method for scheduling a medical consultation includes a generating a list of consultation criteria. A plurality of clinician profiles stored in a server are searched in accordance with the consultation criteria. A list of consulting clinicians is generated from clinician profiles that correlate to the consultation criteria and displaying or storing in memory the list of the consulting clinicians.07-19-2012
20120185280GENERIC METHOD OF HANDLING DICOM STRUCTURED REPORTING CONTENTS - A system and method for mapping standard measurements to local measurements. The system and measurements reading a structured report information object, matching the standard measurements from the structured report information object to corresponding existing local measurements from a local measurement database and generating a summary page including the matched standard measurements and the corresponding existing local measurements and further including unmatched standard measurements that do not correspond to local measurements.07-19-2012
20120185279SYSTEMS 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
20120185278METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REMOTE HEALTH MONITORING AND PROVIDING HEALTH RELATED INFORMATION - A health monitoring system includes a plurality of remote user sites, each remote user site comprising at least one health monitoring device for collection of user health monitoring data, an interactive video device, and a user interface apparatus; at least one remote computing facility configured for signal communication with, and to receive health monitoring data-related signals from, the plurality of remote user sites; and at least one computer, configured for signal communication with the remote computing facility, wherein the interactive video device is interactively coupled with the remote computing facility. Associated methods are also described.07-19-2012
20120185277CENTRALIZED STERILE DRUG PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTION AND AUTOMATED MANAGEMENT OF STERILE COMPOUNDING STATIONS - Central management of dose order preparation retrieves an unprocessed dose order record, selects a workstation from a set of workstations, forwards the order for conversion into a drug dosage form, and repeats the process for additional unprocessed dose order records. Depending on the operation type of the selected workstation (manual, automatic), protocol information concerning preparation of the dose order is selectively provided to the selected workstation. Interrogatable elements enable tracking of dose orders and dosage forms throughout preparation, storage and distribution cycles. Further methods enable rapid fulfillment by utilizing inventory ahead of drug order processing if suitable dosage forms exist in inventory records.07-19-2012
20120185276System for Medication Information and Storage - A system and method for storing medical information and medications for use in an emergency. The system includes a rigid storage container with personalized individual patient medical information on an external surface of the storage container, including a photograph of the individual patient, information regarding the contents of the storage container and emergency contact information. The method uses an internet-based computer system to generate a summary of patient medical information which is mounted for viewing on an external surface of the storage container. The summary is supplied and mounted for viewing from an external surface of the storage container. Once the medications are included within the storage container, a care giver is provided with the storage container for safe keeping in the event of a health emergency.07-19-2012
20120185275SYSTEM AND METHOD OF AUTOMATED DATA ANALYSIS FOR IMPLEMENTING HEALTH RECORDS PERSONAL ASSISTANT WITH AUTOMATED CORRELATION OF MEDICAL SERVICES TO INSURANCE AND TAX BENEFITS FOR IMPROVED PERSONAL HEALTH COST MANAGEMENT - Systems, methods, and computer-coded software instructions are provided for automated data analysis using graph topology techniques in a connections-mapping process to automatically identify interrelationships between various data fields in a system or body of data followed by statistical pattern analysis and machine learning techniques applied on the graphs (e.g., hidden networks) identified to improve analyses (e.g., automated analysis of medical bills and health insurance documents). Automated conversion of paper-based medical and insurance billing records to electronic data is provided, along with automatic correlation of medical services data to insurance plan policies and tax regulations for health benefits to detect errors or fraud, and to project health insurance plans for various subscribers.07-19-2012
20120185274System and Method for Predicting Inner Age - A method and system use a combined contribution of multiple disease risk factors to predict the risk of onset of particular diseases in an individual. The prediction models use information from separate studies. Multiple disease predictions for a predetermined number of diseases are made. The predictions are used to calculate the individual's mortality risk and life expectancy. The life expectancy is compared to that of age and gender matched peers to determine the inner age of the individual.07-19-2012
20120185273Electronic complete health information facilitator - e-CHIF eliminates the inconsistency and duplication of Patient Records by centralizing the data in only one place, the e-CHIF database. Using a web based portal, a health provider initially adds the patient record. The patient owns the data and makes it available to subsequent health providers including physicists, dentists, psychiatrics, and alternative medicine practitioners who add additional data to the patient record. Therefore a patient or an authorized health provider can view the complete health history of a person including conventional and alternative medicine treatments. Additionally, the health provider using the e-CHIF web site has the capability to electronically submit an insurance claim, request a prescription to a pharmacy, or a test to a laboratory. To assist the patient, health providers, and medical research several statistical reports without personal identifiable information can be generated using the e-CHIF data.07-19-2012
20090125332AUTOMATED EXECUTION OF HEALTH CARE PROTOCOLS IN AN INTEGRATED COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE - Automated execution of health care protocols in an integrated communications infrastructure is described. In one aspect, a computing device receives data from one or more of the remote computing devices, telecom devices, or executing health care protocols. The computing device then determines if the received data is a health care protocol triggering event. If so, the computing device identifies a standard of health care based protocol expression mapped to the triggering event, and instantiates (i.e., executes or automates) a protocol having the contextual characteristics of the mapped protocol expression and the triggering event. The automated protocol implements a set of actions associated with providing health care to a patient. If the received data is determined not to be a health care protocol triggering event, the computing device dispatches the received data to any executing health care protocol that previously registered to receive such input.05-14-2009
20090125335Patient Treatment Planning System - A patient treatment planning system includes at least one repository of medical information of a plurality of different patients. A data processor acquires patient data from the at least one repository for presentation in a user interface display and storing patient data acquired into the at least one repository. A user interface initiates generation of data representing a composite display image presenting patient data acquired from the at least one repository using the data processor, the composite display image enabling user initiation of execution of a plurality of different executable applications by the data processor including, a care planning application and a medication administration scheduling application. In response to user entry of data scheduling a care plan event for a particular patient, the care planning application automatically initiates medication conflict checking in response to scheduling the medication administration for the particular patient and the care planning application automatically conveying data identifying the care plan event and associated context data to the medication administration scheduling application for population of a medication administration schedule for display by the user interface.05-14-2009
20090125334Method and System for Radiation Oncology Automatic Decision Support - A method for providing automatic decision support for the selection of a treatment protocol includes receiving information pertaining to the patient, the condition and the preferences partially or wholly by automatically parsing patient records. The information pertaining to the patient, the condition and the preferences may be partially or wholly ascertained by prompting a user for manual input of the desired data. The information is used to calculate one or more surrogate variables. A knowledge base including a plurality of treatment protocols is accessed and one or more of the plurality of treatment protocols are selected from the knowledge base based on the received information pertaining to the patient, the condition, and the preferences, the surrogate variables, and using a probabilistic framework. The selected treatment protocols are provided as treatment guidance.05-14-2009
20090125331METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR TREATING ILLNESSES - The present invention provides systems comprising two main components—a static and a dynamic component—that coupled with at least one interactive element of the systems permit providing information and support to a patient having a disease or disorder, responding to potential treatment issues of the patient, tracking a patient's treatment, and thereby improving patient compliance; as well as methods of using the systems, including methods of treating the patient and of ensuring the authenticity of a medication used by the patient.05-14-2009
20090125330Non-invasive medical data collecting assembly - An assembly structured to collect medical data from at least one but more practically a plurality of patients, wherein the medical data collected includes, but is not limited to, temperature readings. A hand-held device or housing is disposable in an operative position in spaced relation to a predetermined target of the patient. A sensor assembly is operative to collect the intended medical data and a memory assembly serves to concurrently store the collected data. A display assembly is operatively associated with a control assembly wherein the collected medical data from any one of the plurality of patients may be selectively accessed, reviewed on the display assembly and be correlated with additional identification information corresponding to each of the plurality of patients from which the collected data originated. A docking station may be removably connected to the housing and includes a data transmitting assembly structured to access the medical data in the memory assembly and transmit it to a remote processor or like facility for further storage and/or processing.05-14-2009
20090125328Method and System For Active Patient Management - Methods and systems for active patient management are provided. A central system can receive data about one or more patients from sources such as implantable medical devices within the patient, healthcare providers, pharmacies, and insurance entities. The system may automatically identify anomalous data or trends in the data, and automatically alert a healthcare provider associated with the patient. The alert may provide additional contextual information related to the alert data. Thus, the healthcare provider need not manually analyze patient data on a regular basis. The system also may perform predictive modeling to identify when a patient may need additional healthcare.05-14-2009
20090125327Systems And Methods For Voice Driven Health Data Tracker - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a health data tracker system including a schedule component, a voice driven component, a data processor component, and a health data storage component. The schedule component is adapted to prompt a patient to input health data. The voice driven component is adapted to receive the health data from the patient. The data processor component is adapted to process the health data. The health data storage component is adapted to store the health data.05-14-2009
20100094657METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATED MEDICAL RECORDS PROCESSING - A method and system for automated medical records processing. The method and system includes plural electronic medical templates specifically designed such that they reduce the complexity and risk associated with collecting patient encounter information, creating a medical diagnosis and help generate the appropriate number and type medical codes for a specific type of medical practice when processed. The medical codes and other types of processed patient encounter information are displayed in real-time on electronic medical records and invoices immediately after a patient encounter.04-15-2010
20100094655SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LINKING A WEB-BASED RESOURCE WITH AN ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD - A data processing system and method that, in some cases, include an EMR system and a web server. In some cases, the EMR system includes a plurality of electronic medical records for a plurality of patients. One or more of the electronic medical records may include a URL or HTTP Post message that defines a path to a web-based resource, such as a treatment algorithm or medical calculator. In some embodiments, the URL and/or HTTP Post message is constructed based on information in a patient's medical record.04-15-2010
20100094652System, method, and a computer program product for networking healthcare professionals - A system, method, and computer program product for networking healthcare professionals in a manner which is fully complaint with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).04-15-2010
20100070305SPECIMEN TRACKING AND MANAGEMENT - Techniques are described for using radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags to track patient specimens throughout the collection and analysis of patient specimens. A series of RFID tags may be used to track the specimens starting with the collection of a patient's tissue specimen at a surgery or examination room, through the process of preparing the specimens at a laboratory, to a specialist's office where the specimens are analyzed, and eventually into storage where the left-over specimen materials may be archived. A database may be used to capture unique identifiers for the RFID tags and other information throughout the process.03-18-2010
20130046557PERSON REPORTED OUTCOME REPORT GENERATION - A method and programmable circuit generates a medical report on a single page from data reported by a person. In one possible configuration and by non-limiting example, a method and a programmable circuit generate a single page outcome report based on characteristics perceived by a person, such as a patient receiving care. In another possible embodiment, a method or programmable circuit generate a medical report in one language based on responses to a survey that is in another language.02-21-2013
20130046558System and Method for Identifying Inconsistent and/or Duplicate Data in Health Records - A method of identifying information in electronic medical records includes receiving one or more electronic medical records extracted from at least one source. Each of the one or more electronic medical records has medical information of at least one medical patient. The method also includes analyzing, via a processor, the medical information by comparing different portions of data in the medical information. The method further includes identifying, via the processor, at least one of: (i) the different portions of data in the medical information as inconsistent data; and (ii) the different portions of the data in the medical information as duplicate data.02-21-2013
20130046555Devices and methods for recording information on a subject's body - Embodiments disclosed herein relate to methods, devices, and computer systems thereof for visibly or non-visibly indicating a subject has received a medical treatment. In certain embodiments, a subject receives an information mark in conjunction with a medical treatment. In certain embodiments, the information mark includes unique information relating to the subject. In certain embodiments, devices, computer systems, and methods relate to reading an information mark on a subject, and optionally determining if further medical treatment of the subject is warranted. In certain embodiments, receipt of an information mark entitles a subject to a reward.02-21-2013
20130046556MEDICAL PRESENTATION CREATOR - An example computer-implemented method for creating a medical presentation. The method includes accessing a medical exam, presenting the medical exam for review by a user, and marking at least a portion of the medical exam according to a criterion identified by the user. The method includes collecting the marked portion of the medical exam to be included in a presentation according to the criterion, and preparing, automatically, a presentation for the user as the user continues exam review, the presentation including the marked portion of the medical exam, wherein the marked portion of the medical exam is anonymized, the presentation to be dynamically updated as the user continues review.02-21-2013
20090043613Generating output data based on patient monitoring - Exemplary system and method embodiments may include real-time monitoring data regarding administration of a health-related procedure to a recipient patient which is posted to a patient data record that has restricted read/write access. In some instances the monitoring data is processed to determine compliance or non-compliance based on comparison of the health-related procedure with a predetermined benchmark standard. Exemplary aspects of the monitoring data transmitted and/or received via one or more communication links may include updated confirmation of a patient identifier and verification of an updated parameter regarding administration of the health-related procedure.02-12-2009
20090043611INTERFACE SYSTEM FOR DISPLAYING COMPREHENSIVE PATIENT MEDICATION RECORD - A comprehensive medication management system is disclosed. The comprehensive medication management system offers a number of compliance related services that may be offered to patients in to improve medication therapy compliance. The system identifies compliance barriers facing individual patents and recommends services designed to overcome those barriers. The system further provides feedback to patients to document their progress. The system proactively identifies patients who may benefit from compliance services and blocks their transactions until the services are explained. The point of sale block may be expanded to other classes of patients so that the transactions of other classes of patients blocked and other messages delivered or some other customized interactions carried out. The medication management system may serve as a central repository of information about a patient's medication treatment program and the medication management system may provide quick and easy access to a patient's entire medication history to facilitate consultations between a pharmacist and the patient. The medication management system may generate lists of tasks for pharmacists to perform in order to deliver the compliance related services to individual patients.02-12-2009
20090043608SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELECTING COMPLIANCE RELATED SERVICES - A comprehensive medication management system is disclosed. The comprehensive medication management system offers a number of compliance related services that may be offered to patients in to improve medication therapy compliance. The system identifies compliance barriers facing individual patents and recommends services designed to overcome those barriers. The system further provides feedback to patients to document their progress. The system proactively identifies patients who may benefit from compliance services and blocks their transactions until the services are explained. The point of sale block may be expanded to other classes of patients so that the transactions of other classes of patients blocked and other messages delivered or some other customized interactions carried out. The medication management system may serve as a central repository of information about a patient's medication treatment program and the medication management system may provide quick and easy access to a patient's entire medication history to facilitate consultations between a pharmacist and the patient. The medication management system may generate lists of tasks for pharmacists to perform in order to deliver the compliance related services to individual patients.02-12-2009
20110004490MULTIPLE 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.01-06-2011
20090055221Health Profile Database Management System - Embodiments of the invention include a method of collecting and reporting quality of life data from a patient. A patient may participate in a collection of surveys during the course of disease treatment that are automatically tailored to the patient's disease state using multidimensional tools to generate quality of life metrics. Reports are generated from the aggregate data to aid in treatment of the patient by enhancing patient/healthcare provider communications, patient education and by giving the healthcare provider reports on quality of life metrics correlated to the prescribed treatments, comorbid diseases, disease specific and medication specific review of systems and patient compliance with the prescribed treatments. Further, data from multiple patients are aggregated for reports that can provide evaluations of the effect of prescribed treatments, reasons for patient non-compliance with prescribed treatments and the prevalence and effect of off-label use of medications.02-26-2009
20100268553SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ELECTRONICALLY MANAGING MEDICAL DATA FILES IN ORDER TO FACILITATE GENETIC RESEARCH - A network server arrangement including a processor with a machine readable storage encoded with software for execution by the processor. The network server arrangement is responsive to requests to access a medical record of an individual and generates summary medical record data including summary information having a plurality of data elements associated with the individual, at least one of the data elements conveying medical information about the individual, and a pointers component including at least one pointer pointing to a network location containing importable medical information in connection with the individual that is not contained in the summary information component. The pointer includes a machine readable address part for processing by the client, allowing the client to import the medical information from the network location, and a label part for displaying to a user the nature of the medical information residing at the network location.10-21-2010
20090018872 WARRANTY METHOD AND SYSTEM - The present invention compensates loss resulting from unexpected outcome of service or unanticipated product performance. A consumer is provided an option to purchase a warranty prior to or during product purchase or service engagement, the warranty offering pre-determined levels of award calculated from a probabilistic, multi-variable process. Each level of award is associated with a warranty purchase price and a degree of variation of actual outcome from expected outcome. For medical services, variables could include age and gender of the patient, skill level and history of the doctor, quality of the hospital, difficulty of the procedure, type of medical equipment used, prior condition of the patient, geographic location and patient profile. The warranty could require the physician to provide additional medical or surgical care, without charge, to optimize actual outcome prior to granting an award.01-15-2009
20090112627Method and System for Creating, Assembling, Managing, Utilizing, and Securely Storing Portable Personal Medical Records - A method and system are provided for utilizing indexed electronic patient medical records stored on portable memory devices. Each of the portable memory devices is associated with a patient for electronically storing indexed medical records for the patient from a plurality of care providers. The indexed medical records are sortable or searchable. For each visit to a care provider by a patient, the method includes: (a) accessing the indexed medical records from a portable memory device associated with the patient; (b) automatically generating one or more documents for use during the visit from the indexed medical records; (c) providing medical services to the patient utilizing the indexed medical records and the one or more documents; (d) recording information relating to the medical services on the one or more documents, and loading the information on the portable memory device; and (e) sending delayed information relating to the medical services to a remote server for subsequent downloading by the patient or another authorized person of the delayed information from the server to the portable memory device.04-30-2009
20090099873Method and Apparatus for Monitoring Calorie, Nutritent, and Expense of Food Consumption and Effect on Long Term and Short Term State - A system for improving health and monitoring diet has been developed which enables a consumer before making important decisions which effect health to consider health, nutrition, dietary, budget, and time information resources more easily before decisions are made. The system has a variety of user inputs that enable the user to access information easily and enter information easily, so that the personal profile and health history and diet information is up-to-date. This system is adjustable to contain additional modules of information such as dietary restrictions which can be used to regularly recommend or restrict purchase decisions at the point of sale, storage, preparation, or consumption.04-16-2009
20120191479HEALTH MANAGEMENT PLATFORM AND METHODS - A computer-implemented interactive social networking based system and methods allowing efficient health management. In an illustrative implementation, a computing environment comprises a healthcare portfolio management engine (HPME) having at least one instruction providing for the creation of one or more healthcare programs comprising one or more incentives that can be achieved by completing one or more healthcare promoting activities. In an illustrative implementation, the HPME can also comprise healthcare portfolio guidelines that provide threshold requirements including community feedback to assist participating users in managing the user's health. Further, the HPME allows for the sharing of a user's health data according to a selected community-based health promoting model. In an illustrative operation, participating users, community members, incentive sponsors, and/or healthcare collaborators can interact with the computing environment to share data representative of program support, incentives, services, and/or products to assist the user in achieving better health.07-26-2012
20120191477Delivery of Information to Patients - A method for educating a patient in a location at which care will be given includes: positioning the patient in the location at which the patient will be examined by a caregiver; identifying one or more modules of educational information relevant to the patient; accessing the modules at a computing device located in the location; and presenting the modules to the patient.07-26-2012
20120191476SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COLLECTION, ORGANIZATION AND DISPLAY OF EMS INFORMATION - A system for collecting and displaying emergency medical services information according to embodiments of the present invention includes a patient monitoring device configured to monitor a patient, a navigation device, a patient charting device, a database, a display device, and a processor communicably coupled to the defibrillator, the navigation device, the patient charting device, the database, and the display device. According to embodiments of the present invention, the processor is configured to receive emergency medical services information from the defibrillator device, the navigation device, and the patient charting device, store the emergency medical services information in the database, and display the emergency medical services information on the display device according to an information template. According to some embodiments, aggregated data feeds from one or more such processors are stored in a remote server and available to remote enterprise users via a secure web interface.07-26-2012
20120191475Method and system for user centric, centralized access and management of healthcare related information, day today functions and administrative functions across multiple providers and entities in the healthcare eco-system - Software system that provides a user (such as an insurance holder) centric, user managed centralized system to enable user to manage his health and wellness community which includes multiple participants such as insurance providers, dependents covered under insurance, healthcare providers (such as physician practices and pharmacies), wellness partners, health and wellness devices and other entities such as Center for. Disease Control (CDC). The system allows a user to manage and analyze health and wellness related information, to perform analytics on health and wellness related information, to perform health and wellness related day today functions (such as schedule an appointment, request health record for child care facility), to access health and wellness related information from the participants in his health and wellness community and to maintain and manage an active relationship with healthcare providers, wellness participants and other entities in his health and wellness community electronically and securely from one place.07-26-2012
20120191474SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CENTRALIZED MANAGEMENT AND MONITORING OF HEALTHCARE SERVICES - A method of operating a centralized healthcare management system that includes a data translation map database and a central interpolation server computer interconnected to a computer network. The central server references a data translation map database for a desired translation map that enables the central interpolation server to translate data records from a source format to a destination format.07-26-2012
20120191473PORTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE FOR RECORDING AND COMMUNICATING FULL MEDICAL HISTORY - A portable, hand held or body worn device for storing and presenting personal medical information, so as to establish a comprehensive medical history which can be consulted by medical care providers. The device may comprise a data processing device which can receive, store, organize, and display or transmit medical data, and may comprise any or a combination of a cellular telephone, an internet capable device, or a dedicated medical assistance summoning device. Data entered into memory may be secured against unauthorized access. Stored data may pertain in addition to specific person medical history, peripheral medical topics such as pre-established power of attorney, living will arrangements, medical donor information, and emergency contact information. The device may obtain non-patient specific medical information such as updated pharmaceutical advisories. The invention may be a software application for implementing a personal medical database in a personal portable electronic device such as a smart phone, tablet, or the like.07-26-2012
20090094059Genetic 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.04-09-2009
20090094057ULTRASONOGRAPHIC DEVICE - A technology that prevents leak of patient data, which is personal information, stored in a storage medium without requiring labor is disclosed. According to the technology, when a command for bulk-deleting pieces of data stored in memories 04-09-2009
20130073316INTEGRATED SYSTEM FOR GENERATION AND RETENTION OF MEDICAL RECORDS - A system for populating patient records by use of evidence-based relational database, which compares the medical practitioners diagnoses to predetermined responses, to produce accurate patient chart notes and the integration of stored and generated data into clinical and administrative medical record keeping and billing. Episodic encounters are developed into cases for a specific patient under the care of a practitioner. The subjective symptoms from the patient and the objective observations of the care provider concurrent with the episode are used to form a diagnosis which presents a treatment regimen from an evidence-based relational database and populates medical and administrative templates. Patient history and updated information are retained in the database. “Best practice” treatment plans are continually placed in the relational database from practice guides and experts in the field.03-21-2013
20130073315DATA PROCESSING AND TRANSFERRING METHOD RELATING TO THE PLACEMENT OF SURGICAL IMPLANTS - The invention relates to a method for processing and transferring data relating to the placement of a surgical implant, in which: after a surgical implant has been placed and/or positioned on a patient, the alignment of the implant is measured; information on the measured implant alignment is recorded as electronic implantation information data, in particular as an implantation or case report file; the electronic implantation information data, in particular the implantation or case report file, is evaluated in order to verify that a predetermined or target alignment of the implant has been achieved; the verification information data are made available at a warranty and/or insurance supplier's site; and the verification information data are evaluated at the warranty and/or insurance supplier's site, and a warranty and/or insurance report is created.03-21-2013
20130073314VISUAL CHARTING METHOD FOR CREATING ELECTRONIC MEDICAL DOCUMENTS - A method of creating medical documentation uses selection of images representing synonyms for complex medical concepts. The images can be of two types, one corresponding to a parameter or Key in a Key/Value pair and the other corresponding to possible values of the selected parameter or Key. The user first selects an image or portion thereof corresponding to the parameter they wish to record observations, such as the heart or a valve of the heart. A set of images representing possible values of the parameter is then displayed e.g., images representing possible murmurs the selected valve may have. The user selects the image representing the value corresponding to the observation of the patient. A document is created by recording either the Key/Value image pairs or, alternative, text representing the synonyms for the images. Other methods of recording the document are possible, such as instantiating a set of class objects.03-21-2013
20130166321VIRTUAL SAMPLE CABINET SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUG MARKETING - A system 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. Additionally, the system helps patients to enroll into further savings on refills for their on-going medications through automatically scheduled coupons that are emailed (or mailed) to the patients thereby promoting more affordable compliance to their prescribed therapies.06-27-2013
20130166323SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COORDINATED HEALTH MONITORING, EMERGENCY RESPONSE, AND MEDICAL RECORD DELIVERY - A computer-based system for providing coordinated health monitoring, emergency response, and medical record delivery. The system can include computing devices configured to process emergency-related indicators and data. The system can also include monitoring devices communicatively linked to the computing devices. The monitoring devices can be configured to monitor a particular area for the emergency-related indicators and data, wherein the monitoring devices detect speech, sounds, images and other detectable emergency-related indicators. The monitoring devices can also be configured to transmit the emergency-related indicators and data to the computing devices. Furthermore, the system can include a module linked to the monitoring devices and configured to execute on the computing devices. The module can analyze the transmitted emergency-related indicators and data to determine whether there is an emergency, communicate with a monitoring service to validate that an emergency exists, and provide access to patient records to authorized personnel, when an emergency exists.06-27-2013
20130060580Automated System for Monitoring Mental Status of Individuals Receiving Outpatient Mental Health Treatment - A computerized system useable in methods for monitoring mental health status of individuals receiving outpatient mental health treatment during the time periods between office visits with the doctor. The computerized system is particularly useful to the doctor to see a graph of a parameter on which survey responses have been collected from the patient between office visits and onto which graph the automated system has overlaid a history of medication changes.03-07-2013
20110015946INSURANCE DATA COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - The invention features devices and methods for providing insurance information to an insured or an insured family member's mobile communication device (e.g., a cell phone or personal data assistant.01-20-2011
20120143626METHOD FOR CONSOLIDATING MEDICAL RECORDS THROUGH THE WORLD WIDE WEB - Medical records, clinical observations, and medical imagery are organized and aggregated into a common database, enabling the data to be viewed and/or updated by medical practitioners world-wide. The information may also be viewed and monitored by patients or their relatives for accuracy, also regardless of their location. The invention further allows the records to be updated by manually controlled or automated instrumentation which measures medical parameters whether located in a doctors office, in a hospital setting, in the patient's home, or worn by the patient. Common access and point-to-point data transmission is via the global grid, or over public access common data networks supporting TCP/IP, most often referred to as the Internet. The same approach can be using insider an organization over an internal network or Intranet.06-07-2012
20130060581Medication 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.03-07-2013
20130060579METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND DEVICES FOR MANAGING MEDICAL IMAGES AND RECORDS - The disclosure herein provides methods, systems, and devices for managing, transferring, modifying, converting and/or tracking medical files and/or medical system messages. In certain embodiments, the foregoing may generally be based on requesting medical files at a first medical facility, identifying the requested medical files at a second medical facility, initiating a secure network connection between the first and second medical facility, modifying a header portion of the medical files based on patient identification information created by the first medical facility, and other processing steps.03-07-2013
20130060578Creating and Retaining Medical Instructions for a Patient in a Telemedicine Environment - A technique for efficiently capturing and retaining patient instructions made by a physician or other medical provider. In a computer-based medical service system, a medical provider utilizes a medical provider portal to interact with the system and a patient utilizes a patient portal to interact with the system. During an appointment utilizing the system, the medical provider inputs medical instructions intended for the patient via the portal. If the patient is utilizing the patient portal during the appointment, a window opens in the patient portal and the instructions input by the medical provider are displayed therein. The instructions are retained and are accessible by the patient whenever the patient utilizes the patient portal. The instructions can have documents associated therewith by the medical services provider which can be attached to the instructions during or after the appointment.03-07-2013
20130060577AUTOMATED SYSTEM FOR MEDICAL ITEM DISPENSING, BILLING, AND INVENTORY MANAGEMENT - An inventory management system manages information regarding medical items dispensed in conjunction with medical treatment of a patient at a medical facility. The system includes a first computer, an inventory access control system, inventory sensors, and inventory applications in communication with the first computer. The inventory access control system receives credential information from a user seeking access to a physical inventory space in the medical facility and controls access to the space. The inventory sensors sense the removal of medical items to be dispensed to the patient, and generate item usage information indicating the identity and quantity of the items removed. The inventory applications associate the item usage information with patient information that identifies the patient to which the medical items are dispensed, thereby generating a record indicating that the items removed from the storage structure have been dispensed to the patient identified by the patient information.03-07-2013
20120310670SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATED INFORMED CONSENT - An automated, personalized informed consent creation and verification process is provided herein. Multimedia, interactive informed consent presentations may be created for medical procedures or clinical trials which are procedure-specific or trial-specific by providing standardized disclosure information to a patient regarding a specific medical procedure or clinical trial which is being performed. The presentation is also patient specific by using the patient's medical history to personalize the disclosures regarding risk and expected outcome of the procedure. The presentation may be provided on a computer, such as a tablet, where the patient views and interacts with the informed consent presentation to ask and answer questions, indicate their capacity to make a decision and verify comprehension of the content of the presentation. The patient's consent may be recorded in an audio or video record in order to more accurately capture the patient's consent and verify that the patient consented to the procedure.12-06-2012
20120310668ORGANIZING MEDICAL IMAGES FOR DISPLAY - The subject matter of this specification can be implemented in, among other things, a system for interfacing with multiple medical imaging modalities that includes a manifest generator for generating a manifest of medical images. The manifest can be used to determine an ordering or a layout of the medical images generated by the modalities, optionally as a function of the modality type, anatomical area, and other variables. In some embodiments, the various medical images and metadata may be received at an image order management system that parses the metadata and assembles the metadata into the manifest files that may be transmitted independently to remote interpretation sites, which in turn may be equipped with image viewer applications that analyze the manifest files and determine a rearranged ordering and/or grouping of the medical images, wherein the rearrangement is executed as a function of modality, anatomy, orientation and other variables.12-06-2012
20120310667DYNAMIC CLINICAL PATHWAYS - Medical professionals diagnose conditions and prescribe treatments or tests based on a process called a clinical pathway. The criteria within the pathway are largely memory-based. The system here manages the process and allows the physician or other health care professional to focus on decision making and patient care using clinical pathways programmed as spheres in a network connected by business rules.12-06-2012
20120310665PERSONALIZED MEDICAL RECORD - The present disclosure provides a personalized medical video story, comprising: at least a portion of a prerecorded stock tutorial video having stock information and one or more uncompleted segments for inserting personalized medical information onto a single recording medium. The personalized medical information includes personalized health information including vital health statistics. The at least a portion of the prerecorded stock tutorial video includes stock information on a variety of medical maladies combined with the personalized medical information. The stock tutorial video includes insertion points within the uncompleted segments for inserting the personalized medical information. The personalized medical information at the insertion points is merged with the at least a portion of the prerecorded stock tutorial video for producing at least a portion of the personalized medical video story.12-06-2012
20080270191MEDICAL DATA STORAGE METHOD AND SYSTEM - A method and system for medical data storage is disclosed. The method and system include receiving patient identifying data, validating patient identifying data, loading a patient record, displaying symptom query interface, receiving patient data as to symptoms, displaying updated symptom interface and storing data about patients.10-30-2008
20090292558NURSING 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.11-26-2009
20090281839PATIENT SAFETY PROCESSOR - A processor-based system for analyzing physiologic data and medical care is provided wherein the patient data is analyzed to construct images that are representative of a patient's condition. The processor provides a self-modulating analysis, which is responsive to the occurrence of additional data items to increase the information contained in the images. Identifications of modes of physiologic failure by the analysis of the generated images provides for earlier recognition and intervention and improved protocolization of testing and treatment.11-12-2009
20090271221Method and Apparatus for Providing Medical Records Registration - A method and network for managing and transferring medical information are disclosed. A network, in one embodiment, includes a portable medical device and a medical records registration (“MRR”) system for handling and transferring medical information. The portable medical device includes patient or client verification information and it is capable of issuing a request for medical related information via a communications network. The MRR system is capable of authenticating the request in response to a set of predefined verifications and obtaining the medical related information after passage of the authentication. The medical related information is subsequently forwarded in accordance with the request.10-29-2009
20090271220Electronic patient registration verification and payment system and method - A patient registration record and payment system creates, maintains and transfers all relevant data electronically. The system captures patient registration and payment data, such as personal, demographic and insurance coverage information, medical history, frequently accessed healthcare providers, and data specifying one or more funding sources to pay for the amount of a medical visit for which the patient is responsible at the time of entry using graphical user interfaces through the Internet or a local area network. Moreover, the system includes the capability to access reference databases regarding verification of data for accuracy, completeness and validity on a continuous, automated basis and, where such reference databases are not available, to initiate manual verification of data for accuracy, completeness and validity by system personnel prior to making patient registration data available to customers or transferring such data to customer databases. Additionally, the system provides for an automated process to transfer payment from one or more funding sources specified by the patient at the time of entry to a deposit account specified by the healthcare provider.10-29-2009
20090271219Methods and systems for presenting a combination treatment - Methods, computer program products, and systems are described that include accepting an indication of an individual's compliance with an artificial sensory experience and presenting an indication of a bioactive agent at least partly based on the indication of the individual's compliance with the artificial sensory experience.10-29-2009
20090271218PATIENT-DIRECTED HEALTHCARE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT SYSTEM - Particular embodiments provide a quality adherence guide. In one embodiment, a plurality of medical records from a plurality of medical providers are received. A quality adherence guideline is used to determine if a standard of care is being adhered to by various medical providers. A quality adherence guideline is then generated using the selected standard of care. The quality adherence guideline includes a set of treatment steps that are defined by the selected standard of care. Information from the medical records associated with the patient is also used to populate the guide. During treatment of the patient, input may be received from a plurality of users from health care providers regarding the treatment steps. The patient-direct system automatically analyzes the information inserted in the guideline to determine the level of adherence that various users have achieved when compared with the industry standard for quality care.10-29-2009
20090271217Side effect ameliorating combination therapeutic products and systems - Combination therapeutics, computer program products, and systems are described that include at least one combined prescription psychiatric medication and at least one artificial sensory experience for ameliorating at least one side effect of the psychiatric medication.10-29-2009
20120226508SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HEALTHCARE SERVICE DATA ANALYSIS - Certain embodiments of the present disclosure describe the combined analysis of dynamic models and static models generated as part of a healthcare delivery process. Based on the combined analysis, As-Is and variation models (each having dynamic and static components) are generated. In one embodiment, the As-Is model components may be used in strategic planning. Likewise, in one embodiment, the variation model components may be used to derive respective dynamic and static quality metrics that may be used in report and control processes applied to the healthcare delivery process.09-06-2012
20090030733Flexible glucose analysis using varying time report deltas and configurable glucose target ranges - A diabetes data management system selects variable threshold parameters to that are utilized in a report. A first low threshold glucose reading and a first high threshold glucose reading for a before meal event timeframe are selected. A second low threshold glucose reading and a second high threshold glucose reading are selected for an after meal event timeframe. The threshold readings are stored in a database. The diabetes data management system analyzes glucose behavior around meal events. The system receives a plurality of glucose readings for a time period, receives a first time range as a pre-meal analysis period for the first meal event and receives a second time range as a post-meal analysis period for the first meal event. The system creates a graph which highlights the pre-meal analysis period, the post-meal analysis period, and displays the plurality of glucose readings for the time period.01-29-2009
20090030732Generating output data based on patient monitoring - Exemplary system and method embodiments may include real-time monitoring data regarding administration of a health-related procedure to a recipient patient which is posted to a patient data record that has restricted read/write access. In some instances the monitoring data is processed to determine compliance or non-compliance based on comparison of the health-related procedure with a predetermined benchmark standard. Exemplary aspects of the monitoring data transmitted and/or received via one or more communication links may include updated confirmation of a patient identifier and verification of an updated parameter regarding administration of the health-related procedure.01-29-2009
20090030731Method and apparatus for generating a patient quality assurance - The present invention provides a quality assurance system and method that generates a quality assurance (QA) scorecard for patients that use digital devices in a radiological-based medical imaging study. According to one embodiment, client computers, servers, imaging devices, databases, and/or other components may be coupled to provide a unified data collection system. According to one embodiment, systems and methods are provided that analyze various parameters that are derived from the unified data collection system to calculate a QA score for the patient. The QA score provides a combined subjective and objective feedback system that includes performance evaluations from other users, including clinicians, radiologists, technologists and administrators. According to one embodiment, the feedback may be provided in real-time.01-29-2009
20090030730METHOD, SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR ASSISTING A PATIENT IN COMPLYING WITH A MEDICAL REGIME - The invention relates to a method, system and dispensing device for assisting a patient in complying with a medical regimen. The system includes an electronic dispensing device to be used by the patient which comprises a device to obtain information about the regimen. A device registers operation of the dispensing device by the patient taking the medicines. A warning device reminds a patient of the regimen. A medicine packing station packs the medicine within a package in portions to be taken according to the regimen. A database stores information about the regimen. A service center is provided to assist when necessary. A communication network is provided for communication between the dispensing device and the service center and/or between the service center and the patient.01-29-2009
20090030728MEDICAL SAFETY SYSTEM - An action storage unit stores medical action information including at least information about the instructor of a medical action, an instruction from the instructor, an executor who has executed an action in accordance with the instruction, and the action executed by the executor. A singular point extraction unit extracts information singular to a predetermined analysis target by statistically analyzing the predetermined analysis target of the medical action information. A report creation unit creates a report including at least an analysis result on the analysis target on the basis of the extracted singular information.01-29-2009
20090030726Method for Clinical Analyses of the Comparative Type - A method for clinical analyses of the comparative type, comprising the following steps: 01-29-2009
20090030729MEDICAL INFORMATION DEVICE SYSTEM - A medical information storage device, carried on the person of a user, comprises a watch having a flash drive with a user's pertinent medical records and a USB plug adapted to project from watch. The USB plug is connected to the flash drive and adapted to connect to a medical professional's computer so that the medical professional will have access to the person's medical records.01-29-2009
20090030725METHOD 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 a plurality of prescriptions to a plurality of alignment dates, such that a plurality of selected prescriptions require refills on each of the plurality of alignment dates, 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
20130066654Health-Related Information Management - This patent application relates to health-related information (HRI) management techniques for handling individual requests for HRI in a timely and compliant manner, and/or for providing HRI training in a timely and relevant manner. Complex requirements associated with certain types of protected HRI (PHRI) can thus be promptly applied to individual HRI requests to ensure compliance with these requirements.03-14-2013
20130066655Method for Generating and Using a Portable Patient File - A method for generating and using a portable patient file may include entering data relating to a patient into a computer and storing the patient data in a medical record for the patient in a database using metadata in an adaptive data environment. The computer is configured to instantiate a file configured for import or export of the patient data, and the file is capable of transferring the patient data from the database to another database with preservation of semantic meanings associated with the patient data.03-14-2013
20130066653Apparatus and method for linking a pacemaker or a defibrillator to an electronic healthcare record - A computer-implemented method, including accessing, with a communication device, a computer in which is stored a healthcare record, or a medical record, of, for, or regarding, an individual or a patient, accessing, with the communication device, the healthcare record or the medical record of, for, or regarding, the individual or the patient, accessing or linking to a pacemaker, a pacemaker monitor, a defibrillator, or a defibrillator monitor, of or associated with the individual or the patient, with or using the communication device, and performing, via, with, or using, the communication device, a control, a monitoring, a diagnostic, a programming, a re-programming, a repair, a calibration, a setting, or a re-setting, action, operation, or function, on, regarding, or relating to, the pacemaker, the pacemaker monitor, the defibrillator, or the defibrillator monitor.03-14-2013
20130066652PERSONALIZED MANAGEMENT AND COMPARISON OF MEDICAL CONDITION AND OUTCOME BASED ON PROFILES OF COMMUNITY PATIENTS - The invention can be directed toward a method for personalized management and comparison of medical condition and outcome based on patient profiles of a community of patients. The method can include the steps of providing a database of patient profiles, providing a user interface for inputting a query of the database from a user, generating a query result including one or more matching patient profiles from the database, and displaying the query result as a correlation medical condition parameters of the user with a medical outcome.03-14-2013
20090076849Systems and methods for patient-managed medical records and information - A system and methods for managing a patient's medical records and information that use a portable memory device that securely stores the patient's medical records and information. The portable memory device is formatted for designated access by the patient and third parties, wherein access requires authentication and verification by designated persons in non-emergencies, or by security override in emergency situations. The system and methods for managing a patient's medical records and information can be used at a patient's home, at the patient's physician's office, hospital, or pharmacy, and by emergency response team personnel. The system and methods can use home software designed for use on the patient's home computer or a computer designated by the patient for managing the patient's medical records and information. The patient's physician's office, hospital, or pharmacy, and emergency response team personnel use devices designed to interface with the portable storage device to view, print, and update the patient's medical records and information.03-19-2009
20110022414METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERSONALLY CONTROLLED SHARING OF MEDICAL IMAGE AND OTHER HEALTH DATA - A method and apparatus for personally controlled sharing of medical image and other health data are disclosed. According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a method for patient mediated access to patient health information maintained by different healthcare facilities and other health record repositories. The methods includes, using a central key server and a plurality of data servers local to healthcare facilities and other health record repositories. At the central key server, a patient controlled registry of access keys that control access to patient health information maintained by different healthcare facilities is provided. The central key server receives, from a data server of a first healthcare facility, a request for an access key that controls access to health information for a patient maintained by a second healthcare facility. In response to the request, the central key server authenticates credentials of the patient and the first healthcare facility, verifies permission from the patient to release the access key to the first healthcare facility, locates the access key for the health information for the patient at the second healthcare facility, and provides the access key to the first healthcare facility. The access key is used by the data server of the first healthcare facility to obtain health information for the patient directly from the data server of the second healthcare facility after successful authentication and verification by the second healthcare facility.01-27-2011
20110022413SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MAINTAINING COMPREHENSIVE MEDICAL RECORDS - Comprehensive medical records systems and methods are disclosed. A medical records system can comprise a storage device for storing digital data relating to medical records. On the storage device a, a medical record can include information about health problems and episodes, particular medical events, encounters, interventions. Episodes may be tied together through unique identifiers to particular health problems or conditions, which in turn can tied together through unique identifiers to particular patients. Health information can be aggregated on the system to compose comprehensive, longitudinally ordered patient health profiles.01-27-2011
20090265188Graphical Representation of Medical Knowledge - The present invention relates to a method for graphical representation of medical knowledge, as well as to methods and supports using the same.10-22-2009
20120197665SELECTIVELY ROUTING PATIENT DATA BETWEEN FIELD DEVICES AND TREATMENT CENTER DESTINATIONS - Techniques for routing event data from a field device, such as an external defibrillator, to a selected subset of a plurality of possible destinations are described. The event data may include physiological data of the patient, such as a 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG). The destinations may be associated with one of a plurality of patient treatment centers, and may include, as examples, computing device, printers, displays, personal digital assistants, or web-accessible accounts. In some examples, a server maintains user-configurable information or rules for at least some of the destinations, and uses the information or rules for determining whether event data received from a field device is routed to the destination. In some examples, the server may also make the routing determination based on an analysis of event data, such as a determination as to whether the event data indicates that the patient is suspected to be experiencing an acute myocardial infarction.08-02-2012
20090259490Framework for transmission and storage of medical images - A method and system to maintain a personal health record, including, obtaining data using a medical imaging device, storing the data in a picture archiving and communication system, determining which of the data stored in the picture archiving and communication system is to be stored in the personal health record, and transmitting the data to be stored in the personal health record to an internet accessible storage device based on the determination.10-15-2009
20090248443USER INTERFACE FOR GENERATING AND MANAGING MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION SETS - Methods, computer storage media, systems and user interfaces for generating and/or managing medical documentation sets are provided. Medical documentation sets are generated by replicating a predetermined medical template. After the predetermined medical template is replicated, the medical label associated with the medical documentation set may be modified so that the medication documentation set includes a unique medical label. Upon the completion of a medication documentation set, it may be retrieved and managed as desired.10-01-2009
20090144088DIAGNOSTICS 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.06-04-2009
20090248447REPORT GENERATION SUPPORT SYSTEM - A report generation support system has a storage that previously stores body-area information identifying various areas of a human body, and a display that displays a report generation screen, a medical image, and the body-area information. This report generation support system records a string into a radiology report in response to an operation of inputting the string and, in response to an operation of designating at least one medical image and the body-area information that are displayed, links the designated medical image and body-area information to the radiology report. Consequently, search of previous radiology reports connected to various areas of a human body is facilitated.10-01-2009
20130166322SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMMUNICATING INFORMATION - The present invention provides a method and system for securely collecting, processing, and transmitting information. The system provides the capability for users to input personal, medical, insurance, emergency contacts, and other data important to the user, and securely store and manage that data. The system is linked to other systems to provide those systems user data during an event. The user data is then able to be provided to emergency responders, doctors, or other interested and authorized parties in order to help provide services to the user. One use of the system is for users to input and manage data that is then provide to emergency responders during an accident or event, in order to better care for the user, decrease service costs. The system also allows for querying of user location data.06-27-2013
20090024414Analytical methods and software product for automated health care information systems - A computer software application and methods for facilitating analysis of clinical data (e.g., patient or patient care information) stored in a clinical database is disclosed. The application includes a process extracting clinical data from the clinical database and loading the extracted data into an analytics database. The application further configures the analytics database in accordance with a data model that is optimized for business intelligence reporting tools, e.g., in the form of multidimensional data cubes which can be derived from tables of data. The application further includes procedures (e.g., SQL procedures) for applying clinically related logical rules to the clinical data and storing flags associated with the logical rules in the analytics database.01-22-2009
20090024413METHOD AND SYSTEM TO MANAGE CROSS INSTITUTIONAL MAMMA CARCINOMA CARE PLANS - A system and method dynamically update the status of a care plan to be performed at different locations. Worksteps of the care plan may be performed at a number dispersed medical facilities and/or specialists. Data regarding a workstep may be locally entered at the facility that performs the workstep. A virtual representation of the care plan may then be updated, and subsequently remotely accessed via a communications network by other medical facilities to view the current status of the care plan. For instance, before a current workstep is performed, medical personnel may view textual information detailing and images acquired during the performance of a previous workstep performed at a different facility. As a result, an effective and efficient means of transferring information regarding the patient and care plan among medical facilities is provided. Additionally, the performance of each medical facility and individual specialist may be evaluated and the results displayed.01-22-2009
20090012822MEDICAL RECORDS, DOCUMENTATION, TRACKING AND ORDER ENTRY SYSTEM - The new system provides: automatic incorporation of dictated text; medical records summary generation in medical English text; parsing dictation to data; prephrased text; automatic generation of medical record as consequence of data entry; automatic notation of allergies, significant medical conditions and pregnancy; pregnancy linking, automatically; security card—close on pull; multi-look grease board; outstanding orders listing for all patients in the department; department layout; room selection excludes occupied rooms; nurses notes to text; nurses notes from physician orders to nurses; lab request screen shows all previously ordered labs; therapeutics; ACLS recording; lacerations; doctor specific prescriptions and medication orders; review of systems; coding level alerts differential diagnosis—filter to sex and age; diagnosis—fractures to text; doctor interval reexamination; patient instructions predicated on what was done; patient instruction video on demand; patient informed consent video on demand; video teleconferencing; electronic signatures; automatic backup and incremental backup with system on-line; critical management reports; and automatic research data extraction.01-08-2009
20090012820Medication dose administration and inventory management - A system for managing administration of prescribed medications to patients is disclosed. The system includes a server for receiving prescription fill requests which are based on prescriptions for the prescribed medications, and for causing uniquely identifiable medication packages to be produced based on the prescription fill requests and in conformity with the prescriptions. Each medication package contains a single dose of at least one of the prescribed medications. The server is further for receiving and maintaining medication package records specifying the contents of each particular medication package. The system includes an interface for providing access to the prescriptions and the medication package records for validating administration of the prescribed medications to the patients. Each single dose of prescribed medication is uniquely identifiable by identifying the medication package containing that single dose and by accessing the medication package records specifying the contents of that medication package.01-08-2009
20090012817SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING CROSS ENTERPRISE DATA SHARING IN A HEALTHCARE SETTING - A method and system for sharing charts associated with a first patient among system entities within a networked system wherein different entities maintain different charts for the first patient, the method comprising the steps of at each of at least a subset of the entities and for the first patient, when a chart is generated, generating a release authorization (RA) token for the chart, maintaining an RA token list including all of tokens received for the first patient from any other system entities, when a token is received from another entity, using the received token to access a chart associated with the received token that is stored at another entity and when a requesting entity requests a chart associated with the first patient, providing the chart along with the RA token list associated with the first patient to the requesting entity.01-08-2009
20130166320PATIENT-CENTRIC INFORMATION MANAGEMENT - Provided herein are methods, systems and apparatus for querying and interpreting data derived from individual patients. The methods, systems and apparatus described herein can be used in clinical and research settings. Included are methods, systems and apparatus for identifying similar patients, germline DNA analysis, somatic tissue analysis, pathway-based therapy selection, prioritizing drugs, and querying a database to return patients and clinical attributes.06-27-2013
20130166319COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE FOR SUPPORTING RECOVERY AND FOLLOW-UP FOR PSYCHIATRIC AND/OR ADDICTION DISORDERS - The present invention provides a method of providing a recovery support and follow-up service to an individual recovering from a psychiatric and/or addictive disorder following completion of a transitional living program at a psychiatric hospital. The method provides a pro-active, pre-planned, structured communication protocol between members of a recovery support team comprised of a recovering individual, a recovery support advocate, a personal contact of the recovering individual, and a professional contact of the recovering individual. The method also provides having the recovering individual, the personal contact and the professional contact at a scheduled set number of times complete a telephone survey questionnaire regarding the recovery status of the recovering individual; obtaining at set times a set number of random urine toxicology screens from the recovering individual; and inputting all information gathered from the structure dialogues, the survey questionnaires and the random urine toxicology screens into a computer software database.06-27-2013
20080294465LARGE-SCALE INFORMATION COLLECTION AND MINING - The methods/systems described herein facilitate large-scale data collection and aggregation. One exemplary system that facilitates large-scale reporting of health-related data comprises a data collection component, a database and an aggregation component. The data collection component can collect health-related data on a large-scale from a non-selected population. The database can store at least some of the health-related data. The aggregation component can facilitate automatically ascertaining at least one pattern from the health-related data at least in part by applying one or more statistical, data-mining or machine-learning techniques to the database. One exemplary method of extracting health observations from information obtained on a macro-scale comprises receiving information about a plurality of self-selected subjects, pooling the information, mining the pooled information at least in part by employing a data-mining algorithm to infer one or more health observations from the pooled information, and monetizing the one or more health observations.11-27-2008
20080294464CONVERTING MEDICATION CLAIMS TO ACTIVE MEDICATIONS - Systems and methods are provided for accessing medication claims data and converting medication claims to active medications. In one method, medication claims data corresponding with a number of medication claims is accessed. The medication claims may then be presented to a clinician, who may manually review and determine the claims that a patient may currently be taking. Accordingly, a medication claim may be selected and converted to an active medication. A clinician may wish to convert a medication claim to an active medication for record purposes, such as for interaction checking, for example, and/or may wish to convert a medication claim to an active medication to manage the medication for the patient.11-27-2008
20080294463SYSTEM-DETERMINED INDICATION FOR FACILITATING THE CONVERSION OF MEDICATION CLAIMS TO ACTIVE MEDICATIONS - Systems and methods are provided for facilitating the conversion of medication claims to active medications by identifying medication claims that correspond with medications that a patient may be currently taking. In one method, medication claims data corresponding with a number of medication claims is accessed. A determination is made for each medication claim whether the medication claim corresponds with a medication that the patient is currently taking. The medication claims are presented with an indication provided for each medication claim determined to correspond with a current medication for the patient. A clinician may then review the medication claims and easily identify and select medication claims for conversion to active medications.11-27-2008
20080294462System, Method, And Apparatus Of Facilitating Web-Based Interactions Between An Elderly And Caregivers - Systems, methods and apparatuses of facilitating web-based interactions between an elderly and caregivers are described in this application. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include a method, which may be implemented on a system, of providing care through facilitating interactions between a set of service subscribers including an elderly and one or more caregivers, via an online networking platform. One embodiment can include, receiving data provided by one or more remote users, the data to be provided to a local user based on a time frame indicated by a request generated by the one or more remote users, providing the data to the local user via a network connection, the data to be displayed on a display screen to be provided to the local user, receiving data provided by the local user to be transmitted to the one or more remote users, and/or transmitting the data provided by the local user to the one or more remote users via the network connection, upon receiving a request generated by the local user, the one or more remote users being a caregiver and wherein the local user being the elderly11-27-2008
20080294461Checking and Verifying Blood Screening Data - A computer-implemented method verifies data from an electronic blood screen panel. Blood screening data is extracted from the electronic blood screen panel into a first data summary. The first data summary includes a lot number and expiration date, a donor number, and a number of negative reactions in each row and column in the panel. A user is queried to manually enter a second data summary. The second data summary includes the lot number and expiration date, the donor number, and the number of negative reactions in each row and column in the panel. The first and second data summaries are compared. A first security code is generated according to an algorithm based on current blood screening data incorporated into the first data summary. The first security code is appended to the electronic blood screen panel when the first and second data summaries match.11-27-2008
20110029324Project management system, project management center device used for the same, terminal device, project management center device program, terminal device program, and electronic medical record management system - It is possible to provide a project management system and a project management system program for supporting effective building and management of a project by considering relationship among actions executed in a project management. For example, an electronic medical report system (02-03-2011
20120271655Methods and Systems for Enabling Applications on a Mobile Computing Device to Access Data Associated with a Peripheral Medical Device - A method enables an application executing on a mobile computing device to access, via an application programming interface, data associated with a measurement taken by a blood glucose meter peripheral to the mobile computing device. The method includes transmitting, by a blood glucose meter peripherally connected to a mobile computing device, to a software module provided by a first organization and executing on the mobile computing device, a blood glucose reading of a user of the blood glucose meter. The method includes generating, by the software module, an identification of an event responsive to the transmitted blood glucose reading. The method includes providing, by the software module, an application programming interface allowing an application provided by a second organization and executing on the mobile computing device, to access data associated with at least one of the blood glucose reading and the identification of the event.10-25-2012
20090112631SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY NOTIFYING A BLOOD BANK DATABASE OF BLOOD PRODUCT ADMINISTRATION AND TRANSFUSION - In one embodiment the present invention relates to a method for automatically tracking blood product administration in a computerized healthcare environment. Information regarding a blood product unit received by the blood bank department is documented in a database. An indication that the blood product unit has been administered to the patient by a healthcare provider is received and the database is automatically updated to reflect that the blood product unit has been administered to the patient. The present invention also relates to a method for automatically notifying a blood bank database of administration of a blood product to a patient in a computerized healthcare environment is provided.04-30-2009
20100179836SYSTEM 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. The rules engine defines a plurality of health care data fields in the predefined format, as well as a plurality of relationships between fields of normalized data.07-15-2010
20100017227Method, System and Related Software for Collecting and Sharing Patient Information - Methods of creating, distributing and/or accessing patent information are described herein that include: a) preparing at least one doctor input information dataset, b) utilizing at least one processing technique to process the at least one dataset to form an updated patient scenario, c) translating the scenario into a suitable protocol or index, and d) storing the scenario. Systems that create, distribute and/or access patient information are also described herein that include: a) a computer, b) a user interface, and c) software designed to prepare at least one doctor input information dataset, utilize at least one processing technique to process the at least one dataset to form an updated patient scenario, translate the scenario into a suitable protocol or index, and store the scenario. Methods of creating patient information is also disclosed that include: a) identifying a patient, b) retrieving a scenario related to the patient, a medical condition, or a combination thereof, c) preparing at least one doctor input information dataset, d) utilizing at least one processing technique to process the at least one dataset to form an updated patient scenario, an updated medical condition scenario or a combination thereof, e) translating the scenario into a suitable protocol or index, and f) storing the scenario.01-21-2010
20090299765Device and Method for Selective Medical Record Releases - A printing device includes a user interface that receives a patient identifier, and a communications port that contacts a database to obtain the history of healthcare providers of the patient. A processor prepares a form as an electronic document. On the form, each of the healthcare providers has a separate consent marking area. A printing engine is included to print the electronic document. A scanner is used to scan the printed document after the patient has placed markings in the consent marking areas of the form and has signed the form to create a scanned image. The processor can then process the scanned image to identify consented and non-consented healthcare providers. Then, the communications port can output the list of consented healthcare providers.12-03-2009
20110202368EMAILING/TEXTING BIOMETRIC DATA FOR AUTOMATIC EMR INCORPORATION - A message from a device may be automatically identified by an identifier associated with the message or the device or combination thereof. The identifier may be mapped to a user record in a database. The message may be parsed into health related data associated with the user. The health related data is automatically stored into the user record of the database.08-18-2011
20120209626CATEGORIZATION OF INFORMATION USING NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING AND PREDEFINED TEMPLATES - A computer implemented method for generating a report that includes latent information, comprising receiving an input data stream that includes latent information, performing one of normalization, validation, and extraction of the input data stream, processing the input data stream to identify latent information within the data stream that is required for generation of a particular report, wherein said processing of the input data stream to identify latent information comprises of identifying a relevant portion of the input data stream, bounding the relevant portion of the input data stream, classifying and normalizing the bounded data, activating a relevant report template based on said identified latent information, populating said template with template-specified data, and processing the template-specified data to generate a report.08-16-2012
20110276346AUTOMATED METHOD FOR MEDICAL QUALITY ASSURANCE - The present invention relates to an automated method for quality assurance (QA) which creates quality-centric data contained within a medical report, and uses these data elements to determine report accuracy and correlation with clinical outcomes. In addition to a QA report analysis, the present invention also provides an automated mechanism to customize report content base upon end-user preferences and QA feedback. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method of automated medical QA includes storing QA data and supportive data in at least one database; identifying a QA discrepancy from QA data; assigning a level of clinical severity, to the QA discrepancy; creating an automated differential diagnosis based on the level of clinical severity, to determine clinical outcomes; and analyzing the QA data and correlating the analysis of the QA data with stored supportive data and clinical outcomes.11-10-2011
20110282691DISTRIBUTED REMOTE ASSET AND MEDICATION MANAGEMENT DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM - A system and method for communicating and validating patient information including medication delivery information in a care-giving facility is provided. A medical transaction carrier is used to communicate information regarding medication delivery and other patient information between a control system in communication with the care-giving facility's other information systems and a patient specific asset such as an infusion pump. All information carried by the medical transaction carrier is validated both at the patient specific asset and at the control system. This validation allows for positive control of all transactions even if a medical transaction carrier is lost. The medical transaction carrier may be a smartcard, a FDA such as a Palm™ Pilot, laptop computer, pager, mobile phone, or other device capable of storing and communicating information. The system may use either wired or wireless connections to communicate information between the components of the system.11-17-2011
20110282693CLINICAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - An automated data processing method for obtaining clinical data for safety, efficacy, and adverse event assessments pertaining to a therapy prescribed for the treatment of a malady, comprising the step of receiving at a location remote from a plurality of patients outcome digital information pertaining to the outcome of therapies performed on said patients, and for the efficient delivery of medications to a patient ordered pursuant to an electronic prescription from a dispensary optimized for delivery of the medication.11-17-2011
20110282692SYSTEM 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.11-17-2011
20110282690PROSPECTIVE MANAGEMENT PROCESS FOR MEDICAL BENEFIT PRESCRIPTIONS - The present invention provides an interactive, electronic, knowledge-based ordering process for specialty/biotech pharmaceuticals (medically coded drugs) which results in less waste, improved procedural efficiencies, and greater cost savings than the current ordering systems. The knowledge-base of the system is based on the health plan's clinical policies as well as the status of the patient and their entitled benefits with the health plan, and it is applied in an interactive manner through a web-enabled system which provides a real-time, prospective examination and control over requests for authorization to dispense the medically coded drugs. The system also includes a feedback loop from the specialty pharmacies to provide information on the medicines that have actually been dispensed. The system also provides to the patient, educational material and adherence reminders to affect therapeutic outcomes.11-17-2011
20110282689PROSPECTIVE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR MEDICAL BENEFIT PRESCRIPTIONS - The present invention provides an interactive, electronic, knowledge-based ordering process for specialty/biotech pharmaceuticals (medically coded drugs) which results in less waste, improved procedural efficiencies, and greater cost savings than the current ordering systems. The knowledge-base of the system is based on the health plan's clinical policies as well as the status of the patient and their entitled benefits with the health plan, and it is applied in an interactive manner through a web-enabled system which provides a real-time, prospective examination and control over requests for authorization to dispense the medically coded drugs. The system also includes a feedback loop from the specialty pharmacies to provide information on the medicines that have actually been dispensed. The system also provides to the patient, educational material and adherence reminders to affect therapeutic outcomes.11-17-2011
20110282688Electronic Medical Record Distribution, Systems and Methods - Systems and methods for distributing Electronic Medical Records (EMR) from a private practice to authorized mobile devices are presented. EMR data can be exchanged from a private practice with a remote mobile device via an intermediary mobile access service. The service can include one or more servers that tunnel EMR data between the mobile devices and the practice, where a relay server located at the service communicates via an a priori instantiated persistent session with a relay client installed at the practice. The persistent session can be maintained by the relay client thus reducing the burden on the practice to configure or change local network infrastructure.11-17-2011
20110282687Clinical Data Reconciliation as Part of a Report Generation Solution - An automated system updates electronic medical records (EMRs) based on dictated reports, without requiring manual data entry into on-screen forms. A dictated report is transcribed by an automatic speech recognizer, and facts are extracted from the report and stored in encoded form. Information from a patient's report is also stored in encoded form. The resulting encoded information from the report and EMR are reconciled with each other, and changes to be made to the EMR are identified based on the reconciliation. The identified changes are made to the EMR automatically, without requiring manual data entry into the EMR.11-17-2011
20110282686MEDICAL CONFERENCING SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Medical conferencing systems and methods are described. An example medical conferencing system includes an access device and a mobile device. The mobile device includes a first data storage to store data including a shared image received from the access device. Additionally, the mobile device includes a first user interface to display the shared image for user viewing, manipulation, annotation, and measuring. The manipulation enabling the shared image to be displayed at the mobile device with different viewing parameters than at the access device. Additionally, the mobile device includes a first processor to receive input via the first user interface and provide content, including the shared image to the first user interface, the processor to receive input via the access device and provide content to the first user interface, the processor to convey input received via the first user interface to the access device.11-17-2011
20130024206METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM FOR READING, PROCESSING, PRESENTING, AND/OR STORING ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD INFORMATION - A method for accessing, processing, presenting, and/or storing electronic medical record (EMR) information on a touch-sensitive display includes reading EMR information, displaying at least a portion of the EMR information on a touch-sensitive sliding timeline, detecting finger swipe or similar gestures, and scrolling the sliding timeline so that a different portion of the EMR information is displayed chronologically on the touch-sensitive sliding timeline. The resolution of the timeline can be expanded or collapsed in response to pinch gestures. The timeline is divided into a columns, each column including icons representing medical related events. A second timeline having a different time resolution from the first timeline is used for navigating the medical related events. Different levels of detail regarding the medical related events can be viewed in different detail panes. An EMR access device and system are also disclosed, which are configured to access and present EMR information.01-24-2013
20110137681SYSTEM FOR MANAGING PERSONAL HEALTH DEVICE MEASUREMENT DATA BASED ON HL7 CDA STANDARD - A system for managing personal health device measurement data based on the HL7 CDA (Clinical Document Architecture) standard includes: a reception unit receiving a device CDA from a health gateway; a CDA analyzing unit analyzing the device CDA delivered from the reception unit to extract header information and health measurement information; a user/device database (DB) storing the header information which has been extracted by the CDA analyzing unit; and a personal health record (PHR) DB storing the health measurement information which has been extracted by the CDA analyzing unit.06-09-2011
20090076850System for electronic prescriptions - A system and method are provided for electronic prescriptions. When a pharmacist receives a prescription that is denied by a patient's insurance company, the pharmacist enters information about the refused prescription into an electronic processing module. The information is submitted to an electronic processing tool which searches for alternative drugs and submits a report to the prescribing physician regarding the prescription's refusal and requesting correction. Upon receipt of the corrected prescription, the prescription is transmitted back to the pharmacist.03-19-2009
20100268552Content Integration Service - Among other things, a computer implemented method is described. The method comprises identifying medical information from a plurality of information sources, the medical information having one or more data structures; converting the data structure of the identified medical information into a predefined data structure; and presenting the transformed medical information having the predefined data structure.10-21-2010
20100268551SYSTEM FOR DATA MANAGEMENT, ANALYSIS, AND COLLABORATION OF MOVEMENT DISORDER DATA - Disclosed embodiments include a system for managing clinical data comprising: (a) a server configured to receive data from one or more external devices, and (b) a clinical data management application comprising one module for storing raw movement data received directly from at least one external device. The system is especially adapted for research in movement disorders and contains modules for investigators, collaborators, clinical subjects, and objective devices to upload movement disorders data, analyze data, obtain results of automatic analysis, publish results, and collaborate with other investigators.10-21-2010
20080275732Using patterns of medical treatment codes to determine when further medical expertise is called for - A technique for using ICD-9 and CPT codes in an individual's medical records to determine a particular manner in which a medical condition of an individual should be dealt with. The medical records are analyzed for a pattern of the medical treatment codes that is associated with the particular manner of dealing with the medical condition and an indication of the pattern's existence is provided. In one embodiment, the analysis is used to determine whether and what kind of specialist is required. The analysis may be performed when the diagnosis of the condition is uncertain, when the treatment of the condition is uncertain, when the treatment has resulted in further problems, or when the patient is not responding to the treatment.11-06-2008
20090024417ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD SYSTEM - This invention relates to electronic medical records and in particular records that are owned, managed, and controlled by a patient or a person with appropriate authorization to act for the patient, and, in particular, to the establishment and management of a PHR (electronic personal health record) for efficient and effective presentation to a user. The invention also relates to creating structured medical information within the PHR and the differential presentation of that information such that immediate determinations of reliability can be made on the quality and accuracy of the medical information. Further, the invention relates to a PHR that is apportioned into active and inactive area such that only active portions are viewed by health-care providers who are granted routine access. This maximizes the information presented to the provider and minimizes the provider's need to review non-relevant and/or especially sensitive information. The invention also provides for archived files for the maintenance of PHR information.01-22-2009
20110040576CONVERTING ARBITRARY TEXT TO FORMAL MEDICAL CODE - Medical records may be evaluated in order to assign condition codes to the records in a medical vocabulary. In one example, the medical vocabulary contains a list of codes (e.g., numeric codes) that correspond to specific conditions, where each code is associated with a concept description. Text from a medical record may be used to form a query, and the query may be evaluated against the concept descriptions to determine which code(s) match the query. A code may be selected based on how well the description associated with that code matches the query. The process of converting text from medical records into queries, and then comparing the query to concept descriptions in a medical vocabulary, may be used to automate the process of assigning formal medical codes to arbitrary text records.02-17-2011
20090248444PATIENT INTAKE SYSTEM - The system provides a system for a patient to enter historical and/or current information into a data entry device. The system includes intelligent routing so that the patient is guided to meaningful question paths based on answers to prior questions. The system includes graphical and audio capabilities to help the patient provide accurate information. The system contemplates the user entering data prior to meeting with the doctor. When the doctor sees the patient, the doctor already has the patient responses available in full and summary format. The format is consistent from patient to patient and is uniform for all doctors using the system. This allows data to be easily compiled and shared by health professionals. This shared data can aid in indicating epidemics and geographic progressions of ailments and diseases.10-01-2009
20100324934Electronic Backbone for Medicine Infrastructure - Embodiments of the invention relate to the association of a non-guessable, unique ID with a user and the automatic or electronic referral of user ID to a medical service provider, without revealing private medical information. After the assignment of a unique ID to a User, the ID may then provide authentication by a certified health care source. In some embodiments, the delivery of a unique ID to a User can act as a token that can provide authentication for data entering a secure transmission system for medical referrals and tracking. In some embodiments, an electronic system compensates various parties by tracking activities associated with a unique user ID number without revealing any private medical information of a user also associated with the ID.12-23-2010
20110301982INTEGRATED MEDICAL SOFTWARE SYSTEM WITH CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT - An integrated medical software system with embedded transcription functionality is disclosed. The system comprises a clinical module for capturing clinical data for a patient in a first electronic document and a communication component that communicates the clinical data to a rule-based clinical decision support (CDS) system and receives at least one of an alert, warning, reminder, and recommendation back from the CDS system based on the clinical data. The CDS system is configured to compare the clinical data against a knowledge base to identify the at least one of an alert, warning, reminder, and recommendation; the clinical data is serialized into a standardized database language and placed into a first electronic clinical document defined by a clinical document exchange standard before being communicated to the CDS system; and the at least one of an alert, warning, reminder, and recommendation is provided in a second electronic clinical document defined by the clinical document exchange standard when received back from the CDS system.12-08-2011
20110301979HEALTH CARE PATIENT BENEFITS ELIGIBILITY RESEARCH SYSTEM AND METHODS - The software of the present invention provides a means for creating a file of unpaid claims for a service provider. The software is used to create one or more queries to compare information in the file of claims against records in a benefit provider's database to determine the eligibility status of the claim. A file is created containing each claim for which a matching record in the benefit provider's database is found, and the information from that matching record. A report can be generated from the file of matching claims and benefit provider records, so the claims can be submitted for payment by the service provider.12-08-2011
20110301981PERSONAL INFORMATION SYSTEM - The present invention provides systems and methods to realize the potential benefit of portable storage devices by taking advantage of standard PCs including an optical disk drive capable of reading an optical disk, such as a CD or a DVD, cost effective optical disks, and the Internet.12-08-2011
20110301980Automated Medical Image Storage System - An automated medical image storage system comprises an interface, a configuration interface and an output processor. The interface acquires a sequence of images of patient vessels both prior to and following introduction of contrast agent into the vessels and subtracts a mask image representing background detail in the absence of a contrast agent to produce data representing a DSA sequence of digitally subtracted images enhancing vessel structure. The configuration interface enables a user to configure image processing (e.g., pixel shift, edge enhancement) and selection of images from the sequence of images for automatic documented archiving in an archival system by determining criteria to select images associated with one of arterial, venous, or capillary phases of blood flow. The output processor automatically initiates storage of images selected from the sequence of images in response to the determined criteria.12-08-2011
20110301978SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING PATIENT MEDICAL INFORMATION - Methods and systems for managing patient medical information are provided in order to make it more convenient for patient information to be managed both electronically and using traditional physical files. The methods and systems comprise: storing patient medical information in an electronic patient record; generating at least one adhesive medical summary corresponding to the patient medical information; and, affixing the adhesive medical summary to a physical patient record. An electronic patient record may be stored in a database and may comprise general patient identifier information, patient assessment or medical examination information, patient prescription information, and/or immunization information. The methods and systems may also comprise billing information that may be used to generate billing summaries. Medical condition templates comprising default medical assessment information as typically determined for a specific medical condition may be used to facilitate the entry of patient medical information.12-08-2011
20110301977SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VALUE-BASED DECISION SUPPORT - Systems and methods for multi-dimensional, value-based clinical care path decision support are provided. A system includes a care decision subsystem to receive a patient problem and at least one clinical patient attribute, to identify a plurality of patient care path options for evaluation by the patient and a provider, and to generate a mashup of patient-specific criteria including clinical efficacy, cost, and access associated with each of the plurality of patient care path options. Each of the plurality of patient care path options can be utilized in an evaluation with respect to an objective associated with the patient problem. A user interface displays the plurality of patient care path options and associated mashup of patient-specific criteria to facilitate a data-driven selection of at least one of the plurality of patient care path options based on comparative efficacy, cost, and access tailored to the patient.12-08-2011
20110301976MEDICAL HISTORY DIAGNOSIS SYSTEM AND METHOD - An intelligent system for collecting, storing, processing, and analyzing a patient's relevant medical history data is disclosed. In one embodiment, a patient's medical history, including the patient's personal medical history and the patient's family medical history, may be accessed within the system. The system may be queried by doctors and other medical professionals to compare symptoms, diagnoses, prescriptions, and medical issues against the known medical history. Further, the intelligent system may query the medical history of family members, providing an accurate yet discreet evaluation of related health conditions that may have genetic or hereditary implications. A further embodiment utilizes the intelligent system to generate alerts on the basis of the patient's personal or family medical history. These alerts may be issued separately or in conjunction with the patient's current medical issues, in order to help patients and medical professionals recognize potential health conditions and obtain enhanced medical evaluation.12-08-2011
20090112630SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COLLECTION AND COMMUNICATION OF DATA FROM MULTIPLE PATIENT CARE DEVICES - A system and method for collecting, communicating, displaying, and/or analyzing data from multiple medical devices is disclosed. The system includes a local data collection module and a number of medical device adapters. The medical device adapters are coupled to respective medical devices via hardwired connections to receive data from the respective medical devices. The medical device adapters wirelessly transmit the data to the local data collection module. The local data collection module communicates the data received from the medical device adapters to an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system for automatic entry of at least some of the data in the electronic medical record of a patient associated with the medical devices.04-30-2009
20120010903SOFTWARE SYSTEM FOR AIDING MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS AND THEIR PATIENTS - Applicant has disclosed a software system, preferably run over the Internet on an SQL server, used to prompt care providers to check certain medical conditions based upon: a patient's history from, e.g., prior office visits to a physician's office; and preferably, if appropriate, the patient's history from other sources. Using the system results in more thorough care and enhanced billing. Applicant's software provides a digital (or printed) version of a familiar billing format—the so-called Superbill. Medical conditions of a patient are highlighted to ensure the medical service provider performs the following services during a patient visit: investigates medical conditions of the patient, as prompted by highlights in the Superbill; and exhaustively addresses all the conditions worthy of investigation based on stored patient information. Afterwards, additional data obtained from the visit are entered into the computer system for later use. Since the system is set up on a standard billing format—i.e., the Superbill, the system helps to ensure that the service provider's bills and the paperwork submitted to insurance carriers are accurate and complete.01-12-2012
20110288885MEDICAL SERVICE SUPPORT APPARATUS - A recording unit holds a plurality of examination data including the examination date of a performed examination. A search unit extracts examination data matching a set condition, of the plurality of examination data held in the recording unit. An output unit outputs a search result by the search unit. A first narrowing unit extracts examination data in which the examination date is included within a designated first period. A reference data determination unit classifies the examination data extracted by the first narrowing unit by an examinee and determines, for every examinee, one piece of the examination data to be a reference in accordance with a predetermined rule. A second narrowing unit sets, for every examinee, a second period designated in at least one of the past direction and the future direction starting from a reference date that is the examination date of the examination data determined by the reference data determination unit and extracts examination data in which the examination date is included within the second period.11-24-2011
20110288886SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING DRUG FRAUD AND ABUSE - A system and method for detecting improper drug use utilizes the morphine equivalency of a drug regimen of a patient having an injury to compare the morphine equivalency of the drug regimen of the patient to that of a peer group having the same diagnosis. The comparison may be conducted based on the aggregate morphine equivalency for respective periods of time following the injury or the initial treatment and based on the rate of change in the morphine equivalency for that or another period of time. Based on the results of the comparison, potential instances of drug fraud and/or drug abuse are identified and an alert is generated, and appropriate action is taken, where needed.11-24-2011
20110288890COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SELECTING SUBJECTS FOR CLINICAL TRIALS - Computers, computer program products, and methods for identifying a plurality of subjects for a clinical trial are provided. A candidate set of molecular profiles in a stored plurality of molecular profiles are identified. Each such profile has measurements for a discriminating set of cellular constituents that match the measurements of corresponding cellular constituents in a responder set of biological samples, thereby identifying the plurality of subjects for the trial from those subjects from which the candidate set of molecular profiles were derived. Each respective molecular profile in the stored plurality of profiles has measurements of a plurality of cellular constituents from a respective biological sample in a plurality of samples obtained from a first plurality of subjects. The discriminating set of cellular constituents is identified from those cellular constituents in the plurality of cellular constituents whose measurement values discriminates between the responder and nonresponder sets of biological samples.11-24-2011
20110288887SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUS FOR USE IN GATHERING AND PROVIDING HEALTHCARE INFORMATION - A method for presenting a favored treatment includes querying, via an electronic device, a patient regarding a healthcare issue; providing, to the patient via the electronic device, information regarding a favored treatment for the healthcare issue; receiving, from the patient via the electronic device, an indication of a preferred treatment; and effecting printing of a document based on information input by the patient via the electronic device. The document includes an identification of the preferred treatment of the patient.11-24-2011
20110288884PROVIDING MEDICAL SERVICES AND/OR PRODUCTS USING TELECOMMUNICATIONS - A first web page is provided from a first server computer to a patient/consumer computer via the internet. The first web page when rendered on a patient/consumer computer display of the patient/consumer computer by an internet browser computer program running on the patient/consumer computer, may display a menu including a first set of selectable items. The first set of selectable items may include a first link which when selected using a computer interactive device of the patient/consumer computer, sends a first set of information to the first server computer, wherein the first set of information relates to setting up a first communication session between a first provider of medical services and/or goods and the patient/consumer.11-24-2011
20090204437SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING DIAGNOSES OF MEDICAL IMAGE READING - A system and method for improving diagnoses of patients may include accessing diagnostic information, prepared by a treating physician, of a medical condition of a patient from a third-party collector of the diagnostic information. Medical images associated with the medical condition of the patient may be accessed. At least a portion of the diagnostic information and the medical images may be communicated to a medical image reading professional to read and further diagnose the medical condition of the patient. In one embodiment, the diagnostic information includes a diagnostic question. By providing the diagnostic information to the medical image reading professional, the medical image reading professional may have additional knowledge of the medical condition of the patient and, therefore, diagnosis by the medical image reading professional may be improved.08-13-2009
20090287505SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EFFICIENT COMPUTER-AIDED ANALYSIS OF MEDICAL INFORMATION - Systems and methods for efficient computer analysis of medical information are disclosed. A computer-implemented method in accordance with a particular embodiment includes receiving an indication of a patient study and associated modality corresponding to a patient. The method can further include associating multiple analysis services with the patient study, based at least in part on a characteristic feature of the patient study, a characteristic feature of the modality, and a characteristic feature of the services. Information corresponding to the patient study and the matched services is presented to a user.11-19-2009
20090089095Clinical Information Acquisition and Processing System - A system for acquiring and processing data for use by a clinical information system includes an interface processor for automatically receiving patient clinical data from multiple different sources. The interface processor parses clinical data received from an individual source to identify data elements indicating clinical data type as well as an associated time, stage, value and unit of measure. An adaptive data processor automatically adaptively processes the clinical data received from the individual source to provide processed clinical data accommodating absence of a value of at least one of the data elements by substituting at least one of, (a) a null value, (b) a zero value and (c) a default value for an absent data element. A storage processor stores the processed clinical data in a repository and retrieves a selectable plurality of the data elements for reproduction in an adaptively selectable presentation.04-02-2009
20120191478Insurance Product and Method for Using Same - Embodiments described herein are a method system for providing a medical coverage plan. The method provides a medical coverage plan to a plurality of employees of an entity. The method may determine a geographic location of the entity wherein the geographic location is an area wherein the entity and a majority of the employees for the entity are located. The method may select a plan physician in the geographic location and provide the medical coverage plan to the employees. The method may require the employees covered by the medical coverage plan to have a first medical visit to the plan physician for each medical problem.07-26-2012
20080208629Medical Information and Data Management System - A computer-implemented method administers medical care for a plurality of onsite clinics. Preexisting medical data is aggregated to generate a plurality of gross health care expenses which are organized according to each of a plurality of health conditions. Each of the plurality of gross health care expenses is prioritized according to cost to generate a health risk assessment. A pool of associated patients is selected from each of the plurality of gross health care expenses according to a targeted aggregate health care expense. A first patient of the pool of associated patients is identified to determine an appropriate treatment action plan for the first patient. The treatment action plan is consistent with the health risk assessment. Onsite consultation, medical testing and benchmarking are scheduled for the first patient according to the treatment action plan.08-28-2008
20110295622Healthcare Information Technology System for Predicting or Preventing Readmissions - Hospital readmissions may be prevented. Readmission is prevented by predicting the probability of a given patient to be readmitted. The probability alone may prevent readmission by educating the patient or medical professional. The probability may be predicted during a patient stay and used to generate a workflow action item to reduce the probability, to warn, to output appropriate instructions, and/or assist in avoiding readmission. The probability may be specific to a hospital, physician group, or other entity, allowing prevention to focus on past readmission causes for the given entity.12-01-2011
20110295620METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATED PATIENT SCREENING AND TRIAGE - A computer-based screening instrument system and method comprising a patient interactive device coupled with a data network and an administrative server, the administrative server operatively connected to a database and a printer, wherein the administrative server is configured to serve as a screening instrument to the patient interactive device and to receive responsive information from the patient interactive device; and a triage module, wherein the screening instrument comprises a plurality of issues, an issue having a patient prompt and one or more patient selectable responses, wherein the patient interactive device, for each issue in the screening instrument, displays the related patient prompt, receive an indication of a patient selection of a related patient selectable response and transmit information representing the indication to the administrative server; wherein the administrative server receives the information and stores a patient response record comprising the information received; wherein the triage module compares a particular patient's response record with a set of triage rules and performs at least one of the following: (1) generate and transmit a triage message indicating a patient exigency to a communication device of a member of the patient's professional health care team, and (2) generate and transmit a message indicating the patient's request to discuss an issue with a member of the patient's professional health care team to the communication device.12-01-2011
20110295618Apparatus and method for generating quality informatics knowledge - An apparatus and method for generating quality informatics knowledge. The apparatus and method include developing a policy and/or procedure developed for a quality improvement program; defining set of data to be used in implementing the policy and/or procedure developed for the quality improvement program; modifying and/or creating electronic documents on an EHR system and/or fields in the electronic documents on the EHR system for a healthcare provider to input at least a portion of the defined data set, wherein the EHR system including an EHR database configured to store the clinical data and a clinician workstation configured to receive the clinical data as input from a healthcare provider; entering clinical data into the EHR system via the clinician workstation, the clinical data including the defined data set; storing the clinical data on the EHR database; scheduling a time to extract the defined set of data from the clinical data on the EHR database; extracting the defined set of data from the clinical data on the EHR database; manipulating the defined set of data with a graphical database tool; generating electronic reports with the graphical database tool using the defined set of data; disseminating the reports to different healthcare providers; receiving feedback from the healthcare providers on the policy and/or procedure for the quality improvement program; modifying the policy and/or procedure for the quality improvement program based on the feedback received from the healthcare providers; and repeating the preceding steps until the defined set of data identifies progress toward one or more goals of the quality improvement program.12-01-2011
20110295617OPHTHALMOLOGIC INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - Provided is a method for the management of a patient's ophthalmic information which enables eyecare professionals, particularly ophthalmologists, to obtain, with a patient's consent, a patient's latest optical data, including that derived from prior ophthalmological surgical procedures. Subsequent surgical procedures, performed using such data and surgical parameters calculated therefrom, can give results having increased effectiveness.12-01-2011
20110295616SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SITUATIONAL APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT AND DEPLOYMENT WITH PATIENT EVENT MONITORING - Systems and methods for clinical event processing with situational awareness to dynamically facilitate a clinician's workflow are provided. An example clinical event processing and situational awareness system includes a clinical event processor including a clinical event processing engine and a routing engine to receive information regarding a clinical event from an event source and to process the information regarding the clinical event to determine a clinical situation based on the clinical event. The system also includes an event handler to enrich the processed information regarding the clinical event by adding a clinical context to the processed information from a data source. The system further includes a dispatcher to notify a user and launch an anticipated application for the user to facilitate a situational aware clinical workflow based on the enriched, processed information regarding the clinical event.12-01-2011
20090281836PERSONAL MEDICAL RECORD SYSTEM - A business method for providing improved portable health care records management that is HIPAA compliant and legally reliable from the physician's perspective. The method provides service for providing a USB portable medical records database to a hospital patient in a USB device with multiple layers of security. The USB device and first and second softwares for implementing updates of the USB portable medical records database are provided. A first software resident on the USB device auto-runs a resident database of patient medical records and provides security and HMI functions. Second software resides on a business computer linked to the hospital medical records database for acquiring, sorting, and storing medical records on the USB device. A discharge service includes creating a USB portable medical records database for a patient being discharged, and may optionally include reviews of the records for compliance with medical and insurance standards. Only physician-dictated records are stored.11-12-2009
20090281834SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING INFORMATION OF DORMANT PATIENTS - Disclosed herein is a system and method for managing information of dormant patients and, more particularly, to such a system and method in which the information of dormant patients is stored and managed in a separate storage server.11-12-2009
20090292560Disease Management Interface System - A disease management interface system to improve the management of chronic diseases, disorders and conditions, comprising: by linking evidence-based protocols and desired management outcomes to a particular patients data through the use of rules-based decision engines, and presentation of the results of these decisions at opportune points in the process of care for a patient. Simplified presentation of information is unique and promotes appropriate management decisions, and protocol driven ordering programming supports reliability and safety of care. The use of a complete patient-specific cluster of process and outcome measures, rather than evaluation of the process and outcome measures for specific diseases considered in isolation of co-existing conditions, brings a patient centered focus to the management of these conditions. The disease management interface system is independent of a specific proprietary electronic health record, but versions will be programmed for use with all electronic health records.11-26-2009
20080215374CLINICAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHODS - An automated data processing method for obtaining clinical data for safety, efficacy, and adverse event assessments pertaining to a therapy prescribed for the treatment of a malady, comprising the step of receiving at a location remote from a plurality of patients outcome digital information pertaining to the outcome of therapies performed on said patients, and for the efficient delivery of medications to a patient ordered pursuant to an electronic prescription from a dispensary optimized for delivery of the medication.09-04-2008
20130218599DUAL-ACCESS SECURITY SYSTEM FOR MEDICAL RECORDS - A secure system for accessing records uses a provider media device and a consumer media device to access records associated with the consumer. Both the consumer and provider media devices are normally authenticated before access to the consumer records is granted. Records can be centrally stored in a central location and downloaded, in full or in part, to the consumer media device. Passwords can be used to grant local access to consumer media device, for example, in the absence of network connectivity.08-22-2013
20090171695SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERACTIVE MANAGEMENT OF PATIENT CARE - A system for interactive patient care management that includes a database of patient records and a second database of skilled personnel tasks that can be related so as enable a display of relevant patient care tasks and relevant patient record data. The result is the enablement of patient care delivery that takes advantage of the presentation of approved patient protocols and facility resource information in a hierarchical display form to reduce caregiver errors.07-02-2009
20100305970Mobile Electronic Case Board - Techniques for managing an electronic case board accessible by mobile devices are supported. A system may include a central medical information management system that maintains information regarding ongoing treatment of patients. Medical professionals may use mobile devices to access and display the information in a user-friendly “case board” that can identify patients in a medical facility, where they are, the status of their treatment, and who is responsible for them. The case board may be separated into logical phases of care, with patients progressing through the phases on the board in near real time. The system can permit entry of information regarding treatment, such as billable event information, to move patients between phases of care on the case board.12-02-2010
20100004948APPARATUS, METHOD, SYSTEM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR CREATING, INDIVIDUALIZING AND INTEGRATING CARE PLANS - An advanced care planning system, apparatus, method and program product are provided that enable a user to create and individualize an overall care plan for a patient, and then incorporate the tasks or actions associated with that care plan into a work list for the caregivers responsible for treatment of the patient. As caregivers perform and document tasks or actions associated with the care plan as part of their normal workflow, the patient's care plan may be automatically updated, eliminating the need for duplicate documentation.01-07-2010
20090125333PERSONALIZED MANAGEMENT AND COMPARISON OF MEDICAL CONDITION AND OUTCOME BASED ON PROFILES OF COMMUNITY PATIENTS - The invention can be directed toward a method for personalized management and comparison of medical condition and outcome based on patient profiles of a community of patients. The method can include the steps of providing a database of patient profiles, providing a user interface for inputting a query of the database from a user, generating a query result including one or more matching patient profiles from the database, and displaying the query result as a correlation medical condition parameters of the user with a medical outcome.05-14-2009
20100070303CONSUMER 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.03-18-2010
20100063843Masked Data Record Access - A computer based method and system for masked data record access are 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 method and system are utilized in the selection of healthcare products, services and providers based on pangenetic (genetic and epigenetic) and non-pangenetic information associated with the consumer.03-11-2010
20100036682TREATMENT ANALYSIS SYSTEMS AND METHODS - A dental treatment planning system includes an input form to receive one or more dental patient inputs; and an engine adapted to receive the dental patient data from the input form and validating the dental patient data in a predetermined sequence.02-11-2010
20100036681 Personalized Healthcare Management System - Personalized healthcare management system. The personalized integrated healthcare anti-counterfeit management system provides pack authentication, user (02-11-2010
20100036679Methods And Apparatus For Responding To Request For Clinical Information - A hub-spoke patient information service in which a patient's data can be obtained from a network of independent data sources through a centralized service. The hub of the service stores patient identification information and the spokes store the patient's clinical data. In a preferred embodiment, the spokes are independent sources (e.g. each spoke is generally unrelated to other spokes) and include hospitals, doctor offices, clinics, insurance companies, or other entities that store or track clinical data. Preferably, the data sources use a first authentication to properly identify or authentic the service. Once access is granted, the spoke sources are queried for the patient's data. In response, each data source provides the type of patient data available from the source. The user is shown the types of data available without generally showing the actual data. The user can then select the specific patient data to retrieve from the spoke sources.02-11-2010
20100036678Systems and methods for providing a pharmaceutical to a patient - Systems and methods are disclosed for providing a pharmaceutical to a patient. One embodiment includes filling a delivery device with a pharmaceutical, attaching a machine-readable and re-writable identifier to the delivery device and supplying the delivery device to an administration facility. The identifier contains pharmaceutical information identifying details of the pharmaceutical, such as one or more of the name, class, concentration, volume, expiration date, lot number, serial number and manufacturer of the pharmaceutical. At the administration facility, the identifier is read and the pharmaceutical information is compared with an electronic file uniquely associated with the patient to detect a confirmation for administering the pharmaceutical to the patient. If the confirmation is present, the pharmaceutical is administered to the patient and the pharmaceutical information is stored in the electronic file. Other embodiments include unique methods, systems, kits, assemblies, equipment, and/or apparatus which involve providing a pharmaceutical to a patient.02-11-2010
20120191480HEALTH MANAGEMENT PLATFORM AND METHODS - A computer-implemented interactive social networking based system and methods allowing efficient health management. In an illustrative implementation, a computing environment comprises a healthcare portfolio management engine (HPME) having at least one instruction providing for the creation of one or more healthcare programs comprising one or more incentives that can be achieved by completing one or more healthcare promoting activities. In an illustrative implementation, the HPME can also comprise healthcare portfolio guidelines that provide threshold requirements including community feedback to assist participating users in managing the user's health. Further, the HPME allows for the sharing of a user's health data according to a selected community-based health promoting model. In an illustrative operation, participating users, community members, incentive sponsors, and/or healthcare collaborators can interact with the computing environment to share data representative of program support, incentives, services, and/or products to assist the user in achieving better health.07-26-2012
20090292561MEDICAL INFORMATION ACCESS CONTROL APPARATUS AND MEDICAL INFORMATION ACCESS CONTROL PROGRAM - A medical information access control apparatus including a first storage that stores information of a first access right and a second access right, a second storage that stores a determination information that determines whether or not a patient is in an emergency medical condition, an accepting unit that accepts an access request to the medical information of the patient, an acquiring unit that acquires a state information of the patient, a determining unit that determines whether or not the patient is in the emergency medical condition, and a controller that performs an access control to the medical information based on the first access right if the determining unit determines that the patient is not in the emergency medical condition and based on the second access right if the determining unit determines that the patient is in the emergency medical condition.11-26-2009
20110264466SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING MEDICAL RESEARCH ACROSS A VAST PATIENT POPULATION - A system and method for performing medical research over an extended computer network is disclosed. The system and method comprise a plurality of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems configured to capture patient data for a plurality of general patients at a plurality of corresponding healthcare provider sites during encounters with those patients, a research system configured to generate one or more electronic documents for completion with patient data that is related to the medical research, and an enhanced services server built on the same architecture as the plurality of EHR systems, wherein the one or more electronic documents include one or more first fields and one or more second fields for completion with patient data that is related to the medical research and the enhanced services server is in electronic data communication with the plurality of EHR systems and the one or more research systems via a network connection. Qualifying patients are identified from among the plurality of general patients and the first fields in each of the electronic documents are automatically populated with patient data for a corresponding qualifying patient. The one or more electronic documents that were automatically populated with patient data is electronically transmitted to at least one EHR system via the network connection, and the at least one EHR system is used to complete the second fields in each of the electronic documents during subsequent patient encounters. The completed electronic documents are electronically transmitted from the at least one EHR system to the enhanced services server, which electronically transmits the completed electronic documents back to the research system via the network connection.10-27-2011
20120072238System and Method For Collection and Communication of Data From Multiple Patient Care Devices - A system and method for collecting, communicating, displaying, and/or analyzing data from multiple medical devices is disclosed. The system includes a local data collection module and a number of medical device adapters. The medical device adapters are coupled to respective medical devices via hardwired connections to receive data from the respective medical devices. The medical device adapters wirelessly transmit the data to the local data collection module. The local data collection module communicates the data received from the medical device adapters to an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system for automatic entry of at least some of the data in the electronic medical record of a patient associated with the medical devices.03-22-2012
20120072236INSULIN PEN DATA RECORDING AND TRANSMISSION DEVICE - A system and method is provided whereby an electromechanical device is paired with an insulin delivery device such that said pairing results in the recordation of insulin delivery date, time and amount.03-22-2012
20120072235System and Method for Personal Healthcare Analysis and Distributable Archive - An individual has a large number of health related transactions during their lifecycle right from birth. As technology is fast evolving and medical profession demanding accurate description of a situation for effective handling of the patients, it is very useful, and often a necessity, to keep a record of all of the health related transactions. A system and method for recording the large and growing number of health transactions in a structured manner, analyzing and relating of the same, and making them available to any agency is described. The structuring of the transactions is based on a set of dimensions and the analysis leads to the linking of the transactions across these dimensions and deriving of the meta-information for assisting the individual to be more health conscious.03-22-2012
20090125336SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZING MEDICATION CONFIGURATION INFORMATION AMONG SYSTEMS CONTAINING MEDICATION CONFIGURATION INFORMATION - A method and system for synchronizing medication configuration information. A primary medication configuration computer is adapted to receive medication configuration content from a medication configuration content source. The primary medication configuration computer is also adapted to generate medication configuration change information and transmit the medication configuration change information to an ancillary medication configuration computer, adapted to receive the medication configuration change information from the primary medication configuration computer. The ancillary medication configuration computer is also adapted to filter the medication configuration change information by applying a filtering rule to generate filtered medication configuration change information. The ancillary medication configuration computer is further adapted to store the filtered medication configuration change information in a repository and transmit at least a portion of the filtered medication configuration change information to a management client computer. The ancillary medication configuration computer is also adapted to receive an implementation decision about the portion of the filtered medication configuration change information, accepting or rejecting the portion of the filtered medication configuration change information. The ancillary medication configuration computer is also adapted to transmitting the accepted filtered medication configuration change information to an ancillary system database for integrating the accepted filtered medication configuration change information into the ancillary system database.05-14-2009
20090037223System and method for accessing patient history information in a health services environment using a human body graphical user interface - Methods and systems for accessing patient history information in a health services environment using a human body graphical user interface are presented. An exemplary computer-implemented method for accessing patient history information includes identifying established medical codes, which are associated with portions of the human body, from patient history information for a patient; mapping the patient history information to corresponding portions of the human body based on the identified established medical codes; and displaying the patient history information for the patient in accordance with the mapping using a human body graphical user interface (GUI). The human body GUI comprises an anatomical representation of the human body that graphically depicts a plurality of portions of the human body associated with the established medical codes.02-05-2009
20090319299SYSTEM AND TECHNIQUES FOR REPORTING ADVERSE EFFECTS - Techniques for collecting and reporting adverse events associated with a patient are disclosed. The techniques include providing a user interface to identify drug and medical conditions associated with the patient using standardized drug and medical terminology. The techniques also include generating and displaying a cumulative narrative of user selections on the interface. The cumulative narrative can be directly transmitted to one or more companies and/or and regulatory agencies.12-24-2009
20100114609System and method for medical report generation - The present invention is a fully HIPAA and standards-compliant web-based reporting tool built by and for physicians to produce medical reports quickly and easily. The present invention comes with numerous reporting applications and can work independently or be embedded into other applications. A user can change applications to fit their workflow by adding or removing form objects, adjusting the display layout, changing error checking or business logic or changing the structure of the final report all without traditional programming. A user could start from scratch to build out a new application. The present invention interfaces with existing systems, provides a structured workflow, contains many advanced features that allow the user to review results and make changes before creating a structured report. A comparison feature examines data from previous reports and automatically displays clinically important changes into the new report. Quality assurance assessments, billing and statistical reporting can also be performed.05-06-2010
20110166889SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADVERTISING REVENUE DISTRIBUTION - The system monitors user actions in a user payment system and provides targeted advertisements to a user where the user opts-in as a participant in an advertising program. The system is further configured to track and distribute revenue from the advertising program to various parties including the user, healthcare providers, and user payment systems providers.07-07-2011
20110166886Bariatric Treatment Management System and Method - Disclosed is a computer-implemented method for managing a medical practice. The disclosed method includes establishing a practice profile having at least one of an administrative parameter, a patient requirement parameter, and a surgeon identifier. The method further includes establishing at least one patient profile corresponding to a patient, wherein the patient profile includes at least one of a patient identifier, a patient requirement parameter, a patient requirement parameter due date, and a surgery identifier. A patient requirement completion date is received and stores, and is compared to the patient requirement parameter due date. A pathway to surgery document that includes the patient requirement parameter due date and the patient requirement completion date is automatically generated and electronically delivered to the patient.07-07-2011
20110166882BUSINESS METHOD FOR HAIR REPLACEMENT AND MAINTENANCE - The quality of hair maintenance and replacement services in commercial personal grooming service companies provided by an organization to a customer is assured. Initial multiphasic assessment with progressive reviews and client input and acceptance of a mutually derived solution is performed, undertaken and measured. Episodic client assurance reviews, assessment of mutually designated outcome metrics and collective modifications are made to heighten client commitment, satisfaction and quality assurance. Process and final deliverable reviews are performed to assure customer need satisfaction. The invention is a method comprised of an array of multiple comprehensive steps individualized to the specific characteristics of the client with their completion measured, reported and agreed upon to assure consistent and acceptable quality levels.07-07-2011
20090150188PROCESS OF INTERFACING A PATIENT INDIRECTLY WITH THEIR OWN ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS - A process of allowing a patient to have limited input access to their electronic medical record including the steps of forming a basic patient medical record in a computer through entry of information using a keyboard, providing the patient with a machine readable medical questionnaire concerning their history, environment, symptoms, and other pertinent information for answering by the patient, interfacing the machine readable medical questionnaire with a scanner to send the data stream to a microprocessor and converting the patient's answers to a protocol simulating the protocol from a party having authority to export data to the patient's medical record, and transferring the protocol-arranged data into the patient's medical record housed in a database through use of an interface engine.06-11-2009
20090150186Flexible glucose analysis using varying time report deltas and configurable glucose target ranges - A diabetes data management system selects variable threshold parameters to that are utilized in a report. A first low threshold glucose reading and a first high threshold glucose reading for a before meal event timeframe are selected. A second low threshold glucose reading and a second high threshold glucose reading are selected for an after meal event timeframe. The threshold readings are stored in a database. The diabetes data management system analyzes glucose behavior around meal events. The system receives a plurality of glucose readings for a time period, receives a first time range as a pre-meal analysis period for the first meal event and receives a second time range as a post-meal analysis period for the first meal event. The system creates a graph which highlights the pre-meal analysis period, the post-meal analysis period, and displays the plurality of glucose readings for the time period.06-11-2009
20090089098Identifying Clinical Trial Candidates - In general in one aspect, one or more clinical study candidates are identified by consolidating health care information for a consumer, applying the consumer's health care information to a rules engine, identifying a consumer as eligible to participate in one or more clinical studies, and presenting an opportunity to participate in the study to the consumer.04-02-2009
20090150182Disease and case management system - Disclosed herein is a computer implemented method and system that addresses the need for an online disease based and case based management of medical care. An online disease and case management system is provided. The information of the patients is retrieved from multiple information sources. The patient information is used to identify one of a disease condition in a patient population and a patient with a disease condition. Further, the patients are enrolled. The enrolled patients are educated about the disease condition for self monitoring of the disease condition. The status of the self monitored disease condition is recorded in a disease log. Visits to a provider are scheduled for medical treatment of the enrolled patients. The enrolled patients are monitored for medical progress based on the medical treatment provided. Further, the disease and case management of medical care are evaluated and reported based on clinical and financial outcomes.06-11-2009
20090150181Method and system for personal medical data database merging - A method and system for merging databases containing medical, patient and/or healthcare, information is provided, which may be utilized to merge a source database containing medical information into a new or existing destination database. The method may include the steps of identifying a source database containing medical information, identifying a destination database for the receipt of the medical information from the source database, selecting rules for governing the migration of medical information into the destination database, and migrating the medical information from the source database to the destination database. In one exemplary embodiment, the medical information is a plurality of individual patient's medical records. In another exemplary embodiment, the medical information is a plurality of healthcare provider records.06-11-2009
20090150185RECORD LOCATOR SERVICE - A system and method for accessing health care data are disclosed. A data retrieval service module is coupled to a client device and to one or more data sources, such as medical data sources, a master patient index or additional data retrieval service modules. The data retrieval service module receives a data request from the client device and transmits the data request to the one or more data sources. The data retrieval service module then receives data associated with the data request from die one or more data sources and generates catalog by aggregating data from multiple data sources. The catalog is then transmitted from the data retrieval service module to the client device, allowing the client device to access data obtained from various data sources.06-11-2009
20090006131Electronic medical record-influenced data acquisition, processing, and display system and method - The acquisition, reconstruction, processing, analysis, display and visualization of imaging data in a medical diagnostic context is influenced by information stored in an electronic medical record. The electronic medical record may include past imaging information, as well as parameter settings, protocol identifications, and any other information extracted from the previous imaging data or derived from that data. The EMR may also include non-imaging data, such as clinical data, and results of various examinations performed of a non-imaging type. Based upon the information in the electronic medical record, recommendations of future imaging may be made, as well as recommendations of protocols, and techniques for acquisition, reconstruction, processing, analysis, display and visualization. The information in the EMR may be used directly for setting imaging system parameters in future imaging acquisition and post-acquisition processing.01-01-2009
20100057497DYNAMIC SPONSORED RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a system for dynamically displaying clinical information to a user, the system including: a table for displaying the clinical information, the table including entries; an information display subsystem for displaying the clinical information in the table; and an information collection subsystem for collecting a first portion of the clinical information at a first time, for collecting a second portion of the clinical information at a second time, and for providing the first and second portions to the information display subsystem, wherein the information display subsystem displays the first portion of the clinical information at a first display time in the table, and integrates the first and second portions of the clinical information to form an integrated data set, and displays the integrated data set in the table at a second display time such that each of at least a portion of the entries includes information from both of the first and second portions of the clinical information. In an embodiment, the user is capable of interacting with an entry at substantially the first display time.03-04-2010
20120239431MEDICAL-INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM - A medical-information management system includes: an operation unit; a first storage unit that stores medical information; a display unit; and a control unit that determines whether an operation is performed through the operation unit, the operation including (a) acquiring the medical information from one of a second storage unit and a recording medium, (b) storing the acquired medical information in the first storage unit, and (c) displaying the medical information stored in the first storage unit on the display unit; and that grants an operator of the operation unit authority to delete the medical information, acquired in the operation, from the first storage unit when it is determined that the operation is performed.09-20-2012
20120109689Support System for Improved Quality Healthcare - The present invention, defined as MEGICS (Medical+Logics), has been developed in order to improve quality of care and enhance the efficiency of operation of healthcare facilities and providers. When front-line healthcare doctors and nurses make various clinical decisions, MEGICS management system can provide them with relevant clinical knowledge in a timely manner. MEGICS management system can, therefore, increase the level of user satisfaction and provide patients with better quality of healthcare services. The Inventor believes that the present invention, MEGICS, can penetrate a new market and be easily adopted by healthcare facilities, due to its flexible system structure, experience-based approach, and user-friendly features.05-03-2012
20120109688INTERNET PHONE APPARATUS INCLUDING BIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS DEVICE AND A REMOTE MEDICAL-SERVICE METHOD USING THE SAME - Disclosed are an internet phone apparatus including a biological analysis device and a remote medical service method using the same. The biological analysis device is built in the internet phone apparatus. The internet phone apparatus transmits measurement data obtained from the biological analysis device to a remote doctor through an internet network and outputs medical service data as the medical service data are received from the remote doctor through the internet network. The internet phone apparatus including the biological analysis device and the remote medical service method using the same realize an effective remote medical diagnosis.05-03-2012
20120109687Medical System and Method for Providing Information for Glycemic Control - A medical device and a method for configuring a process for determining a dose of insulin to be administered for glycemic control is provided, wherein the dose is stepwise adapted, comprising defining different dose adjustment profiles for stepwise adapting the dose, wherein each of the different dose adjustment profiles is based at least on a specific initial dose value, a specific time interval for increasing the dose, a specific dose increase step and a specific low blood glucose threshold value, storing the different dose adjustment profiles, selecting one of the stored different dose adjustment profiles based on specific requirements for stepwise adapting the dose, and personalising the selected dose adjustment profile by defining at least a specific target blood glucose value for a specific user.05-03-2012
20120109686ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD SYSTEM AND METHOD - An electronic medical record system and method that enables easy entry and use of patient and other information. The system and method provides improvements in terms of features, speed, and ease of use. It includes the following steps: inputting patient information into an EMR system utilizing customizable templates; cross-referencing the information input with information databases, e.g., publicly available demographic-based information on the standards of care; and generating information from cross-referencing to provide user with recommendations for the patient (e.g., prescribe medication, order procedures, give immunization), if such a recommendation exists in the standards of care or is added by the user. The system and method utilize a computer. The present invention can be used to help practitioners avoid mistakes (e.g., forgetting standards of care), deliver a higher quality of care, measure performance, and proactively identify and contact patients who need a particular type of care.05-03-2012
20120109685LINKING HEALTH RECORDS - Methods, systems, and computer storage media are provided for linking health records. A patient document may be received from a provider and confirmed by a patient to be linked to their health record. To confirm a document, a connection between a provider and a health record is established. Once the connection is initially established between the provider and the health record, subsequent patient documents received from the approved provider may be automatically linked to the health record. Connections may be established with multiple providers such that a single health record includes patient documents for multiple patient encounters with different providers.05-03-2012
20120109684METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMPARING MEDICAL SERVICES - A method for comparing medical services provided by a plurality of healthcare entities includes creating a performance criterion that is associated with the medical services provided to patients by first and second healthcare entities and using a processor to determine first and second compliance indices by comparing the performance criterion to first and second sets of electronic health records (EHRs) of the patients that are maintained by the first and second healthcare entities, respectively. The first and second compliance indices represent quantities of the patients having medical data in the first and second sets of EHRs that satisfies the performance criterion. The method also includes presenting the first and second compliance indices associated with the first and second healthcare entities to a user.05-03-2012
20120109683METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OUTCOME BASED REFERRAL USING HEALTHCARE DATA OF PATIENT AND PHYSICIAN POPULATIONS - A recommendation system and method includes extracting patient features for a current patient to generate representation of the current patient. The patient features for the current patient are compared to physician features of one or more physicians and patient-to-physician features of a group of patients from medically related records. Outcome measures associated with physicians are compared related to a current query. A future outcome for patient, physician pairs are predicted for the current patient based upon at least one predictive model constructed from the features and outcome measures to output.05-03-2012
20100125463Personal Information Gathering, Storing, and Transfer System - A personal information gathering, storing, and transfer system having a display, an input device, and a processor in data communication with the display and input device for receiving data from the input device and actuating the display. An internal memory is in data communication with the processor and the input device for storing data received from the input device. The display and input device may be a touch screen. The system includes a USB port in data communication with the processor and internal memory. The system includes a portable memory device configured for data connection to the USB port for receiving data from the internal memory. The processor includes programming for automatically deleting data from the internal memory when transferred to the portable memory.05-20-2010
20100088121MEDICAL INFORMATION NOTIFICATION SYSTEM USING SECURE WIRELESS AND/OR WIRED COMMUNICATION - A system for reporting medical information to healthcare provider users may require users to acknowledge receipt of information. Information may be sent using a secure instant messaging (SIM) protocol, and users may acknowledge receipt, e.g., by sending a message, or clicking on a uniform resource locator (URL) or button included in the information. Unacknowledged information may be re-sent at designated time intervals, and may have different levels of urgency indicated in the message. Acknowledgement may be tracked by the system, e.g., by recording the user and timestamp of acknowledgement. Feeds or syndications (e.g., RSS, RDF, Atom, etc.) may be used to provide medical information, allowing users to subscribe to feeds for one or more patients. Feeds may be continuously aggregated and updated with the most recent information for each of the patients. Users can easily distinguish new information from information already accessed, thereby allowing the healthcare provider to efficiently sort through the medical data.04-08-2010
20100088115Method and system for provision and acquisition of medical services and products - Transactional costs associated with providing professional services are reduced by allowing prospective patients/clients (bidders) and professional service providers to negotiate competitively for desired fees for proffered services through an interactive on-line communications network such as the Internet. In an exemplary arrangement, a transaction system includes a communications network server that interfaces and communicates online with client computer systems belonging to various prospective bidders and personal medical service providers using, for example, an exchange of HTML documents and/or JAVA script applets. A transaction system server handles online communications and procedures for conducting auctions for delivery of proffered services and maintains a registration database of service providers and bidders. An authentication/qualifier engine automatically researches and verifies service provider credentials and background information upon registration of a service provider with the system. Service provider qualification credentials and medical procedural code information databases as well as one or more search engines for verifying and/or researching the qualifications of a particular service provider are provided and made available to a bidder via, for example, a web-page menu driven interface. A service feedback interface and database are provided for handling online feedback information and comments from patients/clients and providers regarding the complexity and quality of services received or provided. The transaction system may also include remote client system software/hardware facilities for bidders and providers for providing customized database and computational services for communicating and participating in online bidding activities. An integrated life and health insurance product that integrates competitive bidding for health services with usage of death benefit equity for the purpose of life prolongation.04-08-2010
20120035961HEALTHCARE INFORMATION SYSTEM WITH CLINICAL INFORMATION EXCHANGE - A system for distributed computing in a health care environment includes at least one clinical exchange server programmed to maintain a separate patient record for each patient. Each patient record includes an event registry indicating the application that recorded the event and event summary data. When a query is received including information usable to identify an event in the event registry, the query and the event registry are used to identify the event and an application that recorded the event. A second query is generated that specifies the identified event, and the second query is transmitted to the identified application.02-09-2012
20120035958Method And System For Managing Patient Healthcare - Methods and systems are provided for managing patient healthcare, which include creating a patient profile for a patient, screening and assessing the patient with respect to a disease and updating the patient profile, determining a health management status of the patient with respect to the disease based on a comparison of the updated patient profile to at least one predefined criterion regarding progression of the disease, and providing a recommended action based upon the health management status and updated patient profile.02-09-2012
20110251856HEALTH MONITORING AND DIAGNOSTIC DEVICE AND NETWORK-BASED HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND MEDICAL RECORDS MAINTENANCE SYSTEM - A health monitoring and diagnostic device (LIFESTREAM cholesterol meter) configured as a self-contained testing and diagnostic unit in a clam-shell type case. One side of the case includes a spring-loaded finger stick and a compartment for carrying one or more packages of disposable items including a test strip, a needle for the finger stick, and an alcohol swipe. The other half of the case includes a test strip reader, a key pad, and a liquid crystal display. The meter reads a test strip carrying a droplet of blood and receives additional diagnostic information from the patient, such as age, gender, weight, and family history of heart disease. Within minutes, the meter displays test results, including total cholesterol levels. The meter also displays additional diagnostic results, such as the patient's “cardiac age,” recommended weight loss, and a cardiac risk assessment. The meter also works in connection with a network-based comprehensive health analysis and reporting system. The meter writes patient data to a smartcard. This patient data typically includes patient identification information, the test results, the diagnostic information, and the diagnostic results. A computer station reads the smartcard and establishes a network connection with a health report server over the Internet. The computer then downloads the patient data to the health report server, which prepares a comprehensive health report. Within minutes, this report is transmitted back to the computer station, where it is printed out and delivered to the patient.10-13-2011
20110173028METHOD 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.07-14-2011
20100121654Integrated Medication and Infusion Monitoring System - A System manages IV pumps so that clinicians automatically receive alerts, decisions, and actions required to maintain a patient IV medication therapy according to a prescribed treatment protocol. An infusion pump monitoring system, includes an acquisition processor for acquiring fluid infusion parameters comprising a patient identifier, infusion fluid identifier and a rate of fluid infusion, for administration of an infusion fluid to a patient at a point of care using an infusion pump. The system also includes a repository of patient medical record information. A fluid infusion monitor uses acquired fluid infusion parameters for automatically searching a patient medical record in the repository for information concerning rate of fluid infusion of a particular infusion fluid and determining if a rate of a previously administered dose of the particular infusion fluid was lower than a rate indicated in the fluid infusion parameters. An interface processor automatically initiates generation of a message indicating a potential adverse reaction to the particular infusion fluid in response to a determination of a lower rate being employed for previously administering the particular infusion fluid.05-13-2010
20110218822REMOTE PATIENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ADAPTED FOR GENERATING A TELECONSULTATION REPORT - The invention provides for a remote patient management system comprising a computing device. The computing device comprises a processor and a computer readable storage medium. The computer readable storage medium contains instructions that when executed cause the processor to perform a method of generating a teleconsultation report. The method comprises the step of recording a teleconsultation between a health professional and a patient using a microphone. The method further comprises the step of converting the recording of the teleconsultation into a text file. The method further comprises the step of parsing the text file into tokens. The method further comprises the step of filling a teleconsultation parse tree using the tokens. The teleconsultation parse tree has nodes arranged in a tree like structure. The method further comprises the step of generate the teleconsultation report using the teleconsultation parse tree.09-08-2011
20090094063DISPLAY AND METHOD FOR MEDICAL PROCEDURE SELECTION - A display system and method for displaying information to a clinician when selecting the next appropriate diagnostic test or therapeutic procedure to order for a patient are provided. The system assists the clinician in selecting the next step based on the information the clinician hopes to gain from the test or the result of the treatment. The system will present general and patient-specific information about the procedure to assist the clinician's selection. The system includes a user interface configured for entering desired resultant information of a procedure; a processor configured to determine at least one result code from the entered desired resultant information from a database associating result codes to resultant information; the processor configured to determine at least one procedure matching the at least one result code; and a display device for presenting the determined at least one procedure.04-09-2009
20110218823Method and System for Determining Precursors of Health Abnormalities from Processing Medical Records - Medical reports are converted to document vectors in computing apparatus and sampled by applying a maximum variation sampling function including a fitness function to the document vectors to reduce a number of medical records being processed and to increase the diversity of the medical records being processed. Linguistic phrases are extracted from the medical records and converted to s-grams. A Haar wavelet function is applied to the s-grams over the preselected time interval; and the coefficient results of the Haar wavelet function are examined for patterns representing the likelihood of health abnormalities. This confirms certain s-grams as precursors of the health abnormality and a parameter can be calculated in relation to the occurrence of such a health abnormality.09-08-2011
20110218824Patient-Physician Connectivity System and Method - A computerized system and method for allocating payments for access to a computer system. In some embodiments, the method includes the step of storing a personal health record (“PHR”) of a patient including a plurality of records with medical information concerning the patient in a database. The database may include at least one record identifying a primary care physician (“PCP”) of the patient. A charge is established for patient access to the PHR and the patient is required to pay at least a portion of the charge. After receipt of the payment, the patient is provided with access to the PHR over a communication network. An allocation of the payment is determined between a plurality of entities including the PCP of the patient. At least a portion of the payment is allocated to the PCP, regardless of whether the PCP issued the PHR to the patient. This allocated allow is then paid to the PCP.09-08-2011
20110125527SYSTEMS, APPARATUS, AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING PATIENT-TO PATIENT RELATIONSHIPS - An example method for identifying patient-to-patient relationships among patient electronic medical data includes examining electronic patient information for one or more identifiers related to a first patient. The method includes matching, using a processor, the one or more identifiers related to the first patient with one or more identifiers from electronic patient information related to a second patient. The method includes identifying, using a processor, the second patient for connection to the first patient based on a relationship between the first patient and the second patient. The method includes linking electronic patient information for the first patient to electronic patient information for the second patient pending approval. The method includes providing electronic access to linked electronic patient information for the second patient when reviewing the electronic patient information for the first patient.05-26-2011
20100088120Service for managing medications - A health management system 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 system 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.04-08-2010
20100088118METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING PATIENT - A patient management method includes; collecting initial information about a patient, monitoring the collected initial information to determine whether the collected initial information corresponds to an event indicating an abnormal condition of the patient, selectively collecting additional information about the patient based on a result of the monitoring, and performing medical processing with regard to the patient based on at least one of the collected initial information and the additional information.04-08-2010
20100088114SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING VARIABLE INSURANCE COVERAGE - A system and method provide supplemental insurance having a relatively high first deductible and relatively low first premiums when coverage begins. On the occurrence of a predetermined future event, such as a plan maturity date or other event, the first deductible decreases while maintaining a relatively low premium for the duration of the insurance plan for the policy owner. The policy owner may be provided with an option to elect, on a guaranteed basis, to reduce the first deductible amount to a lower deductible amount, in exchange for an increased premium amount, prior to the occurrence of the predetermined event. In some embodiments, the supplemental insurance is provided as a rider to a Medicare Supplement Plan F.04-08-2010
20110191120APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING EMPIRICALLY-SUPPORTED TALK THERAPY - Certain embodiments include a system and a method for delivering EST to patients through a standardized, predetermined period of time, manualized program. The method includes receiving information from the patient. The information received from the patient relates to a psychological condition of the patient. The method further includes transmitting the information to a psychotherapeutic practitioner. The psychotherapeutic practitioner includes a licensed therapist and a behavioral coach. Further, the method includes receiving information from the psychotherapeutic practitioner based on the patient's information. The information includes a standardized program of empirically-supported therapy treatment over a predetermined period of time. The method also includes transmitting the information received from the psychotherapeutic practitioner to the patient for delivering empirically-supported therapy to the patient, and controlling a plurality of cameras for providing videoconferencing capabilities between the patient, the licensed therapist, and the behavioral coach.08-04-2011
20100100397SYSTEM 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.04-22-2010
20090254370PROJECT INFORMATION DISPLAY DEVICE, PROJECT INFORMATION DISPLAY PROGRAM, AND ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD INFORMATION DISPLAY DEVICE - Provided is an electronic medical record information display device including: a storage unit (10-08-2009
20090204439Apparatus and method for managing electronic medical records embedded with decision support tools - An apparatus and a method are provided for managing health care information. The apparatus includes a receiver configured to receive health care data from information sources, and a processor configured to assign pre-specified content and context to each datum of the received health care data to structure the received health care data. The apparatus further includes a transmitter configured to transmit the structured health care data to a data repository. The processor is configured to embed a decision support tool into an electronic medical record. The decision support tool includes the structured health care data stored in the data repository.08-13-2009
20090204440SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COLLECTING, ORGANIZING, AND PRESENTING RESEARCH-ORIENTED MEDICAL INFORMATION - A method and computer program manages medical research study information and laboratory test result information. The program generates an interactive user interface with elements for setting up a study (08-13-2009
20100100395METHOD FOR HIGH-RISK MEMBER IDENTIFICATION - A method for using claims data to identify high-risk members of a healthcare plan is disclosed. In one embodiment, the present invention includes searching the plurality of claims of members selected by a filtering criteria to identify the presence of an intervention flag, to identify factors influencing care intervention, and identifying a medical episode driving the member's cost. In one embodiment, the intervention flag the medical episode are displayed in association with an identification of the member. In another embodiment, the member selection criteria includes selection based on the member's predicted future health care utilization.04-22-2010
20090063191Managing a patient injured in an emergency incident - A method and system employed by emergency responders to an emergency incident in the management of individuals injured in emergency incidents. An injured patient is tagged with a triage tag that has a bar code and an RFID inlay that identify the patient. At least one of the bar code and RFID inlay are scanned by a portable optical/electronic unit. As the patient is moved through various zones in which the condition of the patient is evaluated and, if necessary, the condition of the patient is treated, patient evaluation data is recorded in the in the portable optical/electronic unit and a command computer in association with patient identification data.03-05-2009
20120143625DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL INFORMATION BROKER SYSTEM AND METHOD - A medical information broker system and method is disclosed, that advantageously allows for brokering medical information directly between a diagnostic imaging modality and a EMR system. The system can include, for example, a communications module configured to receive at least one file containing patient data from a diagnostic imaging modality in a first format, and send the at least one file to a destination modality in a second format; a diagnostic information converter module in electronic communication with the communications module and configured to convert the at least one file from the first format to the second format; and a work list engine in electronic communication with the communications module and configured to create a task list accessible via a user.06-07-2012
20090204438Client Encounter Electronic Data Research Record Systems and Methods - A client encounter electronic research record system, method, and computer product includes pre-populated, research specific templates, selective, specialty-specific master databases, qualitative and quantitative specific databases and templates to achieve comprehensive, accurate and compliant research/efficacy documentation that captures client data concurrently with the client encounter session. The system is enabled for web distributed computing environment including graphical user interfaces, and text, digital image and tablet computer input.08-13-2009
20090204436METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS - A system and method for improving medical care through tracking reported findings or diagnoses of patient medical conditions and feeding back actual medical conditions and patient medical condition outcomes to determine accuracy of the reported findings. By feeding back the actual medical conditions and patient medical condition outcomes, a quantitative measure of each reported finding of each medical professional can be determined. One medical professional expertise in which the feedback system can be particularly useful is with medical image reading professionals, as this medical professional expertise provides a basis for other medical professionals to determine treatment and/or additional testing options.08-13-2009
20090204434Healthcare Tracking - A computer-implemented method is disclosed. The method includes obtaining location-time data automatically generated by a mobile electronic device associated with a healthcare provider, correlating the location-time data with a location of a healthcare patient, and using the location-time data to bill for care of the healthcare patient by the healthcare provider.08-13-2009
20090198517Pharmacy Episodes of Care - A computer-implemented method for grouping, categorizing, and profiling pharmaceutical claims data to assist health care managers in determining (a) medication treatment experience, outcomes, and medication compliance behaviors of patients and (b) appropriate drug prescribing, medication coordination, and cost-efficiency of health care providers. An objective means is provided for categorizing and quantifying patterns of prescription drug utilization as a health care service within a clinically relevant time frame. A pharmacy episode group (PEG) is a pharmacologically homogenous grouping of drugs with the same therapeutic ingredients used by a patient once or over an extended period of time. The PEG is a patient-centered pharmacy classification unit, which uses script-level pharmacy claim data as input data and assigns each script to the appropriate episode. Pharmacy episodes are categorized based on algorithms linking the pattern of a physician's recommended use (drug supply) and the patient's pattern of compliance (intervals between fill dates). The system also identifies multi-drug and concurrent use drug episodes, flags patients' records where intervals between scripts suggest non-compliance with recommended therapy, selects the most recent claims, resets windows (episode start and end dates), and ultimately assigns all pharmacy claims to episodes.08-06-2009
20090187423Method for online management of medical record forms - An object of the present invention is to provide a method for the online management of medical record forms, which can provide web screens through terminals to enable doctors, nurses, pharmacists, or the like to immediately online input and read a variety of information created upon treating and caring for patients in a hospital, and can add, modify, delete or manage various medical record forms provided on the web screens and images inserted into records.07-23-2009
20090177493METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT - A method and system for providing medical decision support is disclosed herein. The method comprises: accessing a record pertaining to a patient stored with different patient parameters, including patient status and linking various patient parameters based on their relation. A change in at least one patient parameter is detected and the corresponding related parameters are identified. The related patient parameter may be displayed to a clinician for assisting him in providing clinical decisions or for seeking his feedback on updating the related patient parameter in the record. The record is further updated with the detected change in patient parameter and corresponding changes in the related patient parameter. In an embodiment, the record is an electronic medical record.07-09-2009
20090164247Data and Display Protocols - The invention is related to a method and system for structuring a plurality of items of medical data in electrical form. The plurality of items of medical data is structured by a data protocol into a plurality of medical data clusters having cluster tags based on attributes of the plurality of items of medical data and the data protocol. The clustered plurality of items of medical data is used for the purpose of post processing by a plurality of post-processing modules.06-25-2009
20090164250Device management portal, system and method - A device management system comprises a processor, a data storage device and a network connection. The data storage device stores weighting data associated with at least one ATM. The processor receives performance metric data from the ATM via the network connection and accesses the weighting data from the data storage device. The processor weights a portion of the performance metric data associated with the ATM with respect to a portion of weighting data associated with the ATM, to produce weighted performance data. The weighted performance data is used in estimating the number of customers unserved during a period of downtime of the ATM.06-25-2009
20120271656GENETIC PROFILING AND BANKING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method is provided for determining whether a third party is authorized to access information representative of genetic data. This information representative of genetic data is associated with a physical sample and is provided in an accessible format. A set or access rights is received that define which third parties can access the information and how the information can be used. A third party requests to access the information for the purposes of performing a test. The request is compared to the access rights. If the third party is authorized, the test is performed on the information. If, however, the third party is not authorized, access is denied.10-25-2012
20120296673MEDICAL RECORD CARD AND INTEGRATION OF HEALTH CARE - Systems and methods for updating a user's health record and integrating medical care are provided. A user identification card is associated with the user's health record, and this user identification card may be employed by the user to authorize a user health record connection between an authenticated terminal and a user health record at a central data store. The user health record connection may be established at one or more of a plurality of authenticated terminals. The user health record connection may facilitate maintenance and updating of the user health record from the plurality of authenticated terminals. The user identification card provides seamless integration of the user's health record with a plurality of facilities having authenticated terminals, such as hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, fitness centers, grocery stores, schools, etc.11-22-2012
20090281837METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY EVALUATING THE QUALITY OF MEDICAL RECORDS - A method, a system, and a computer readable article of manufacture tangibly embodying computer readable instructions for executing a computer implemented method for automatically evaluating the quality of a medical record. The method includes: generating temporary facts from a medical record to be evaluated; constructing a query to a knowledge base of standard facts of standard medical records from the temporary facts; executing the query to the knowledge base by using a reasoning engine; and determining the quality of a medical record to be evaluated based on the result of the query.11-12-2009
20090287503ANALYSIS OF INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP HEALTHCARE DATA IN ORDER TO PROVIDE REAL TIME HEALTHCARE RECOMMENDATIONS - A method for managing data. A datum regarding a first patient is received. A first set of relationships is established. The first set of relationships comprises at least one relationship of the datum to at least one additional datum existing in at least one database. A plurality of cohorts to which the first patient belongs is established based on the first set of relationships. Ones of the plurality of cohorts contain corresponding first data regarding the first patient and corresponding second data regarding a corresponding set of additional information. The corresponding set of additional information is related to the corresponding first data. The plurality of cohorts is clustered according to at least one parameter, wherein a cluster of cohorts is formed. A determination is made of which of at least two cohorts in the cluster are closest to each other. The at least two cohorts can be stored.11-19-2009
20080270188Graphical display of patient data - A dynamic graphical display for presenting patient data received from a medical device automatically sorts the patient data into a Venn diagram type format. In one embodiment, the graphical display includes two or more graphic objects representing different types of physiological parameters or events derived from the physiological parameters. The graphic objects define at least a first section corresponding to a first subset of patient data, a second section corresponding to a second subset of patient data, and a third section corresponding to a conjunction of the first and second subsets of patient data. In some embodiments, a user may select one of the sections of the graphical display to obtain further details about the respective subset of patient data or conjunction of subsets of data.10-30-2008
20090089094SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTION OF ABUSE OF PATIENT DATA - A technique for detecting abuse of protected health information stored in a medical information system is presented. A record of each user's access to the protected health information is created and stored. The record of the access is configured to provide a basis for determining whether a user's access to the protected health information was for a legitimate reason or was a possible abuse of a patient's protected health information. A data mining program is used to search the records of access to the protected health information and identify possible abuses of patients protected health information. When a possible abuse of a patient's protected health information is identified as a result of the data mining, an alert is sent to notify a responsible authority of a possible abuse of a patient's protected health information.04-02-2009
20090089099METHODS FOR TRACKING BAGS OF BLOOD AND BLOOD PRODUCTS - The invention involves a method for tracking bags containing biological fluids for dispensing within a human body, including, but not limited to human blood and plasma. The method comprises the steps of: obtaining a bag configured and arranged for sterile, aseptic, and stable retention of biological fluids; placing a quantity of the biological fluids into the bag; providing a first information-processing device with a data-input device and with a data-transfer device, said data-transfer device capable of writing data that has been input into the information-processing device, into a data-storage chip in a manner readable by a second information-processing device; affixing to the bag a readable/writeable data-storage chip; collecting fluid-data about the biological fluid; and inputting data, such as the fluid-data, into the first information-processing device for data transfer onto the chip. The readable/writeable data-storage chip is capable of interfacing with the first and second information-processing devices. The first information-processing device can write data to the data-storage chip and the second information-processing device can read of the data on the chip.04-02-2009
20090089100Clinical information system - A system, for interpreting information for a physician user or non-physician user, is described. The system includes a processing module configured to convert numerical data to at least one of a natural-language text and a machine vocalization. The at least one of the natural-language text and the machine vocalization describes a characteristic of the numerical data. The characteristic of the numerical data comprises at least one of a trend, a first derivative, a second derivative, a high value, a low value, and a time period, a pattern of repetition, an extrapolation, an interpolation, and a frequency. The physician user may enter data or receive data by voice alone through the backend database. The physician user may also order tests, labs or check on the same by voice alone.04-02-2009
20090089097Identification of Health Risks and Suggested Treatment Actions - Using a brokerage system, a consumer of services is matched with a service provider and a comprehensive health management plan is generated for the consumer during the consumer's interaction with the brokerage system. The brokerage system uses a rules engine to identify one or more conditions of the consumer's health and generate one or more follow-up actions based at least in part on the consumer's identified health condition. The consumer is notified of at least one of the identified conditions and the generated follow-up actions.04-02-2009
20090292557System and Method for Disease Diagnosis from Patient Structural Deviation Data - A data processing technique is provided. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes accessing patient deviation data of a structural difference between a patient anatomical feature and a standardized anatomical feature. The method may also include comparing the patient deviation data to reference deviation data sets representative of multiple disease types. Each reference deviation data set may be representative of an expected deviation from the standardized anatomical feature for a particular disease type. The method may further include automatically identifying one or more potential patient disease types based at least in part on the comparison. Additional methods, systems, and manufactures are also disclosed.11-26-2009
20080208633LOGICAL INTERFACE FOR MEDICAL RECORD DATA MINING - In accordance with an embodiment, a logical interface for mining medical data records comprises a data processor for receiving input of a selection of criteria for a medical records query, a database of medical records, responsive to a query, for outputting patient medical record data responsive to the query, and a plurality of operations including a means of combining a first and second query and a means of providing medical data not meeting the first and second query. The query may utilize a plurality of filters among the following: demographics, vitals, laboratories, ICD codes, CPT codes, prescriptions, alerts, medical history, immunizations and encounters/visits among other filters. In one embodiment, the result of a series of queries may be output to a central database for various purposes including the identification of an outbreak of an epidemic in a geographic region. In reverse, an embodiment may comprise a patient portal for posting personalized patient alerts regarding, for example, medical risks associated with taking a given medication or having received a bad vaccination lot.08-28-2008
20080208632FREEZING A NETWORK- DELIVERED HEALTHCARE QUESTIONNAIRE - A network-delivered healthcare questionnaire may be frozen to prevent misinformation and confusion between a healthcare provider and a patient during a medical course of treatment. A patient accesses the questionnaire regarding an event such as a test or procedure during the patent's course of treatment. The patient submits responses to a plurality of questions. The responses include information that is actionable by the provider and related to the course or treatment. The patient assigns a frozen status to the submitted answers after completing the questionnaire or the provider assigns the frozen status after viewing the submitted responses or another triggering event. Once the responses are frozen, they may not be modified. Any further information the patient wishes to convey to the provider must be submitted directly or through another channel, thus ensuring that both the provider and the patient possess current and accurate information during the course of treatment.08-28-2008
20080208635Data maintenance via patient monitoring technique - Exemplary embodiments provide a verification technique that facilitates administration of a health-related procedure to an intended recipient patient or group of patients. An interface template or signal protocol may be configured to establish suitable matching between the patient and various types of objects used to administer the health-related procedure. In some embodiments real-time monitoring data regarding administration of a health-related procedure to a recipient patient is posted to a patient data record that has restricted read/write access.08-28-2008
20080208630METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ACCESSING A SAVED PATIENT CONTEXT IN A CLINICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for saving and accessing a saved patient context within a clinical information system via a user interface. Certain embodiments provide a clinical information system displaying electronic patient information. The system includes a user interface displaying at least one or more applications and data relating to a patient. The system also includes a processor capturing a current state of the user interface including one or more applications and data display via the user interface. The system further includes a memory storing the state as a patient context in associated with a representation visible via the user interface, the representation used to retrieve the saved patient context by selecting the representation via the user interface.08-28-2008
20090112628METHOD 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.04-30-2009
20090043609SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING TARGETED PATIENT COMMUNICATIONS - A comprehensive medication management system is disclosed. The comprehensive medication management system offers a number of compliance related services that may be offered to patients in to improve medication therapy compliance. The system identifies compliance barriers facing individual patents and recommends services designed to overcome those barriers. The system further provides feedback to patients to document their progress. The system proactively identifies patients who may benefit from compliance services and blocks their transactions until the services are explained. The point of sale block may be expanded to other classes of patients so that the transactions of other classes of patients blocked and other messages delivered or some other customized interactions carried out. The medication management system may serve as a central repository of information about a patient's medication treatment program and the medication management system may provide quick and easy access to a patient's entire medication history to facilitate consultations between a pharmacist and the patient. The medication management system may generate lists of tasks for pharmacists to perform in order to deliver the compliance related services to individual patients.02-12-2009
20110173029RECURRING TIME ZERO - Computerized methods and systems in a clinical computing environment are provided for methods and systems in a clinical computing environment for collectively ordering recurring orders. Each treatment period (that is, each instance of a recurring order or group of orders) is permitted to be activated independently even though the ordering activity for the treatment schedule takes place only once. Relationships between orders within a recurring group or phase, as well as relationships between different instances of the group or phase (e.g., between treatment periods included in a treatment schedule wherein the same group of orders is to be executed on two different days) are established utilizing time offsets. Each time that a treatment period is activated, a new time zero is established and future administration times are calculated utilizing the time offsets with respect to the new time zero. Additionally, each time that a treatment period is activated and a new time zero is established, future treatment periods included in the treatment schedule are scheduled for future initiation based upon the time offsets.07-14-2011
20090276245AUTOMATED HEALTHCARE IMAGE REGISTRATION WORKFLOW - Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some implementations automatic selection of a number of options in a clinical scenario of healthcare image workflow is provided. The options include selection of datasets, registration process, display mode, fusing process and/or publication. The automatic selection provides for a fully automated workflow.11-05-2009
20090276244HEALTH CARE FINANCING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A computer implemented method for determining eligibility of a patient to receive financial assistance. The method utilizes health care financial assistance information associated with at least a first potential health care financial assistance plan and a second potential health care financial assistance plan, wherein the patient is not enrolled in either of the first or second potential health care financial assistance plans at the time of the determination of the eligibility, wherein the first potential health care financial assistance plan is provided by a first health care financial assistance plan provider, wherein the second potential health care financial assistance plan is provided by a second health care financial assistance plan provider, wherein the health care financial assistance information associated with the first potential health care financial assistance plan includes first provider qualification criteria and wherein the health care financial assistance information associated with the second potential health care financial assistance plan includes second provider qualification criteria. A system for financing health care is also disclosed.11-05-2009
20090287506Methods and Systems for Improving Human Health Using Targeted Probiotics - Methods and systems enable healthcare providers to identify metabolites that may cause a medical condition in a patient. The healthcare providers may then use the identified metabolite to identify a probiotic that may affect the regulation of that metabolite. Patient information, such as medical history and diagnosis data may then be used in combination with the identified probiotic to create a personalized medicament for that patient.11-19-2009
20090094061GENERATING AND MANAGING MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION SETS - Methods, computer storage media, systems and user interfaces for generating and/or managing medical documentation sets are provided. Medical documentation sets are generated by replicating a predetermined medical template. After the predetermined medical template is replicated, the medical label associated with the medical documentation set may be modified so that the medication documentation set includes a unique medical label. Upon the completion of a medication documentation set, it may be retrieved and managed as desired.04-09-2009
20090292559MEDICAL WORKFLOW SYSTEMS AND METHODS WITH PROCESS WORKFLOW RECORDATION - A medical information processing and storage system includes a medical images database storing medical images and metadata relevant to the medical images. A processor is configured to perform post-acquisition image processing on medical images. A medical images archiver is configured to store a medical image in the medical images database after the medical image has been processed by the processor. The medical images archiver stores the medical image in the database with processing-descriptive metadata that is descriptive of the post-acquisition image processing performed on the medical image by the processor.11-26-2009
20130218600MEDICAL FAILURE PATTERN SEARCH ENGINE - A patient safety search engine and alarm processor is programmed to repetitively search the electronic medical records of all patients in a hospital system to automatically provide early detection of patients with evolving pathophysiologic cascades, and in particular the cascades of evolving death, such as cascades of septic shock. The search engine also searches for a wide range of evolving pathophysiologic failures which are commonly fatal if detected too late. An alarm processor is provided which is programmed to provide an alarm upon the detection of a cascade or failure. The processor is further be programmed to provide an image of the cascade, and to determine, the severity of the cascade, and the time of onset of the cascade in relation to the timing and type of procedures and treatment and the increased cost associated with the cascade. Discretionary real-time system-wide searches for a wide range of clinical failure patterns or images within the hospital system may be performed using the disclosed patient safety search engine.08-22-2013
20130218598ELECTRONIC MEDICAL CODING SYSTEMS - Systems and methods for coding an aspect of a patient encounter. An example method includes: receiving a medical finding identifying medical information related to a patient, the medical finding being input by a user; identifying an internal medical code of an internal medical terminology that relates to the medical finding; retrieving one or more alternative data items from an expansion table associated with the internal medical code, the alternative data items defining the medical finding input by the user with great specificity; generating a graphical user interface, the graphical user interface displaying the medical finding input by the user and the one or more alternative data items, the displayed one or more alternative data items being selectable by the user; and in response to selecting one of the one or more alternative data items, selecting a code from the standard medical terminology that identifies the medical finding in the standard medical terminology based on the categorical information.08-22-2013
20110208543ON-SITE HEALTHCARE DIAGNOSTIC DEVICE - An on-site healthcare diagnostic device containing a blood pressure monitor and one or more test strip readers, such as a blood sugar or cholesterol test strip reader. The on-site device may be deployed as a special purpose unit or through accessories used in connection with a general purpose computer. In the special purpose unit, the on-site device includes a pump and control electronics for the blood pressure monitor and at least one test strip reader carried by an integral housing that also carries a display device and user interface, such as a three-button keypad, for operating the device. The on-site device may be expanded to accommodate external test strip readers and other diagnostic devices connected through one or more universal data ports.08-25-2011
20110208541PATIENT ROOM AND BED MANAGEMENT APPARATUS AND SYSTEM - A patient room and bed management apparatus and system detects changes in a patient's status and updates the status of a room of a healthcare facility associated with the patient. The system may receive the patient status information from a remote system, such as a health information system used by a healthcare facility. The patient room and bed management system may determine one or more actions to be performed by a bed in the patient's room. The system may determine one or more actions to be performed by a caregiver or other staff person of the healthcare facility. The actions to be performed by the bed or staff person may be triggered by a change in status of the patient, the patient's bed, or the patient's room. The actions to be performed may be electronically communicated to the bed, to one or more remote displays, and/or to communication devices associated with staff persons of the healthcare facility.08-25-2011
20120143628Integrated Point of Care Medication Administration Information System - An integrated point of care medication administration system comprises a point of care medication administration system including an interface for communicating with the at least one repository and information sources and including a processor. The processor uses the information and the interface in automatically acquiring for a particular patient, data representing particular patient parameters and laboratory test results associated with a particular individual medication in response to user initiation of an order for the particular individual medication to be administered to the particular patient. A display device presents at least one display image indicating acquired particular patient parameters and laboratory test results of the particular patient and identifying a particular patient parameter or laboratory test result needing to be acquired prior to administration of the particular individual medication to the particular patient.06-07-2012
20100280847DETECTION OF ERRORS IN THE INFERENCE ENGINE OF A CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM - An electronic clinical decision support system (CDSS) (11-04-2010
20100217624AUTOMATED PROCESSING OF ELECTRONIC MEDICAL DATA FOR INSURANCE AND DISABILITY DETERMINATIONS - Methods and systems are described for automated processing of medical data for insurance and disability determinations. Based on medical conditions claimed by a 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.08-26-2010
20090037221SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING CUSTOMIZABLE PILL BOTTLE SLEEVES - Systems and methods for providing customizable sleeves for pill bottles, customizable adhesive attachments, customizable Post-it notes and methods for the manufacture thereof are provided. Also provided are methods of surveying pharmacists regarding the effect of customizable adhesive attachments to a pill bottle. The method may include using a digital computer to receive information relating to issues in implementation of a system for providing customizable adhesive attachments. The customizable adhesive attachments may be attached to the bottle. The adhesive attachments may be customizable with respect to at least two of 1) color; 2) content; and 3) texture. The method may further include using a digital computer to receive information relating to benefits obtained from the adhesive attachment.02-05-2009
20090037220Portable medical monitoring and diagnostic system - A patient care distribution and management system is provided. The system allows for the seamless roaming of a patient within a particular medical facility or between medical facilities. The system includes body area network (BAN) management agents which process data within specified parts of a defined operational remit of a medical facility, a BAN hub agent associated with each patient that communicates with a BAN management agent and stores patient data delivered thereto by medical telemetry monitor diagnostic devices (MTMDDs) connected to each patient. The essential feature of the system is that the BAN hub agent has relatively little processing power compared to the BAN management agent which feeds it with patient monitoring rules to monitor the patient condition and to enable the BAN hub agent to set off alarms etc. as required.02-05-2009
20120296672SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING MOBILE HIE INFORMATION - A method of providing at least an HIE record to a mobile device comprising receiving at least an attribute of an individual; resolving the attribute to the identity of the individual; requesting the individual's HIE record from at least a HIE repository; receiving the HIE record; and transmitting a signal representative of the HIE record is disclosed. Corresponding systems and computer programs are also disclosed.11-22-2012
20120296675Method and System for Assessing, Quantifying, Coding & Communicating a Patient's Health and Perioperative Risk - A multi-dimensional system for assessing, coding, quantifying, displaying, integrating and communicating information relating to patient health and perioperative risk includes a mechanism for inputting patient information and providing an output relating to the patient health and perioperative risk. The output includes a score for the physical condition of the patient, a score for the degree of expected surgical risk and invasiveness, a score for other vital assessments of perioperative complexity, and alphanumeric codes for other factors that may require special preoperative preparation and planning.11-22-2012
20080243551APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR SECURE DISEASE DIAGNOSIS AND CONDUCTING RESEARCH UTILIZING A PORTABLE GENOMIC MEDICAL RECORD - An electronic medical record system, method, and service is disclosed for storing patients genomic and medical information on portable storage devices to be used for private disease diagnosis and for patient-controlled participation in research queries. Using a computer with network access, patients conduct private disease diagnosis and disease forecasting by downloading genetic queries and running the queries against private genomic data stored on the portable storage device. To conduct patient-controlled research, patients are provided the capability of joining a peer-to-peer network and choice in deciding whether to participate in queries submitted by researchers over the network to patient network members. When patient network members decide to participate in a submitted query, they download the query, run the query against their private data, and anonymously submit the results back to the network.10-02-2008
20080243548System for Integrated Teleconference and Improved Electronic Medical Record with Iconic Dashboard - A method for conveying complex or large amounts of data to a user in a readily understandable fashion. The method includes providing a computerized graphical user interface for displaying information to a user of the method, providing a reference database containing data pertaining to a field of endeavor engaged in by a user of the method, the reference database being stored on an electronic medium in communication with the computerized graphical user interface, streamlining by an automated process the data contained in the reference database such that at least a portion of the data is identified as being that which is pertinent to a problem being addressed by the user, displaying with the computerized graphical user interface at least a portion of the data identified as being that which is pertinent to a problem being addressed by the user, and displaying to the user with the computerized graphical user interface a graphical timeline illustrating a history of the problem being addressed by the user.10-02-2008
20080243550Method and system for organizing, storing, connecting and displaying medical information - A method and system for organizing, storing connecting and displaying medical information. The methods and system described herein are used for creating an assembly line of information that is used as an operating system for medical and health information. The medical and health information is stored in a hierarchical format. The medical and health information is selected and displayed in one or more display colors to highlight selected components of the displayed information. The method and system is used as a teaching tool, a reference tool, a diagnostic tool for medical professionals and for an information tool for medical patients.10-02-2008
20110270631REMOTE HEALTHCARE DATA-GATHERING AND VIEWING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A medical data collection method and system (11-03-2011
20080275736System of Picture Archiving and Communication System With Message Broadcasting Mechanism - A method for medical scan archiving and notifying medical professionals of a need for evaluation of the medical scan, having the steps of enrolling a medical professional in a computer system, the enrolling of the medical professional including a medical professional type, gathering medical data from the patient, entering the medical data gathered from the patient, an urgency type for the patient, and a medical data type for the patient into a data archival system, evaluating the urgency type for the patient related to the medical data, and conducing a broadcast message to a medical professional with a medical professional type corresponding to the medical data type when the urgency type corresponds to a need for immediate reading of the medical data for the patient.11-06-2008
20080275735Method of Picture Archiving Communication System Messaging Intelligent Update Mechanism - A system and method for medical scan archiving and notifying medical professionals of a need for evaluation of the medical scan, having the steps of enrolling a medical professional in a computer system, the enrolling of the medical professional including a medical professional type, gathering medical data from the patient, entering the medical data gathered from the patient, an urgency type for the patient, and a medical data type for the patient into a data archival system, evaluating the urgency type for the patient related to the medical data, conducing a broadcast message to a medical professional with a medical professional type corresponding to the medical data type when the urgency type corresponds to a need for immediate reading of the medical data for the patient and retrieving the broadcast message to the medical professional and conducting a replacement broadcast when the urgency type of the medical data changes from a first state to a second state.11-06-2008
20080275734Method and Apparatus for Picture Archiving Communication System With STAT Workflow - A method for medical scan archiving and notifying medical professionals of a need for evaluation of the medical scan, having a capability to identify emergency condition data for medical patients and notify appropriate personnel of the emergency data pending within the system.11-06-2008
20100131295POINT OF SERVICE TRANSACTION MANAGEMENT FOR SERVICES 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.05-27-2010
20100131298Simplified System for Sharing Medical Information Between Institutions - A computer-implemented system for transferring clinical medical data between healthcare institutions. The system includes a first electronic medical record system configured to maintain electronic medical records for a patient at a first healthcare institution and an integrated web browser configured to allow a patient at the first healthcare institution to connect to a web-based portal page of a second electronic medical record system at a second healthcare institution through the first electronic medical record system, wherein the web-based portal page is configured to provide information from the second electronic medical record system to be displayed through the integrated web browser. The system further includes a medical record parser configured to parse the displayed information for storage in the first electronic medical record system.05-27-2010
20100131294MOBILE MEDICAL DEVICE IMAGE AND SERIES NAVIGATION - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for mobile access to clinical information. Certain embodiments provide a mobile medical computing device system. The system includes a mobile medical computing device providing for display of, interaction with, and manipulation of medical images and patient data, the mobile medical computing device in communication with a clinical information system to exchange clinical content related to the medical images and patient data.05-27-2010
20120143624m-ERP system - This system involves two levels of integration of information. At one level it integrates the enterprise business transactions with the electronic medical records of patients—for each medical service provider like a doctor, a lab or even a hospital. So a medical service provider like a doctor can conduct all his business form one system.06-07-2012
20080281639REAL-TIME EVIDENCE- AND GUIDELINE-BASED RECOMMENDATION METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PATIENT CARE - A system and method for providing feedback to a patient caregiver is provided that receives information on a periodic basis, such as every hospital shift, performs a parametric analysis on the treatment given with known standards that are stored in a database, and generates a report that identifies whether the care that is being given is consistent or inconsistent with the guidelines. A source of the guidelines is provided so that a physician can consult with the source information, if desired. The patient data may be entered in by the caregiver, and the feedback may be provided to the caregiver, via a portable device, such as a mobile telephone or PDA (personal digital assistant).11-13-2008
20080281636Compliance data for health-related procedures - Exemplary embodiments provide a verification technique that facilitates administration of a health-related procedure to an intended recipient patient or group of patients. An interface template or signal protocol may be configured to establish suitable matching between the patient and various types of objects used to administer the health-related procedure. In some embodiments real-time monitoring data regarding administration of a health-related procedure to a recipient patient is posted to a patient data record that has restricted read/write access. In some instances the monitoring data is processed to determine compliance or non-compliance based on comparison of the health-related procedure with a predetermined benchmark standard.11-13-2008
20080281637System and Method of Automatically Displaying Patient Information - Systems and methods of automatically or semi-automatically loading patient chart information onto a patient room computer system. The systems and methods involve using the patient room computer system to obtain patient identifying information, then requesting the patient chart from a primary computer system. Upon receiving the patient chart from the primary computer system, the invention relates to displaying the patient chart on the patient room computer system. Obtaining the patient information may occur in several ways. For instance, since a patient is typically associated with a specific room within the healthcare facility, the act of obtaining patient information may involve determining the room identification for the patient and using the room identification, requesting the patient chart associated with the room. In an embodiment, the room identification information is transmitted to the patient room computer system automatically upon entering the room, e.g., by using cellular telephone technology. In another embodiment, the patient room computer system has bar-code reading capabilities and thus reads a bar-code, either as part of the room providing room information as part of the patient providing patient identification information independent of room information.11-13-2008
20080228530METHOD AND DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM TO ASSIST A MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS - In order to assist medical personnel in the generation of a medical diagnosis, context-related criteria are automatically determined from available case-related primary information, and using these context-related criteria context-related secondary information is automatically filtered out from a secondary data source and is displayed in an information portal on a display element for further processing by medical personnel. Case-related secondary information that support the personnel in the generation of an applicable diagnosis of the current case thus are automatically provided to the medical personnel via this measure.09-18-2008
20080288292System and Method for Large Scale Code Classification for Medical Patient Records - A method for training classifiers for ICD-9 patient codes includes providing a set of documents regarding patient hospital visits, combining the documents for each patient visit to create a hospital visit profile, defining a feature as an ngram with a frequency of occurrence greater or equal to a predetermined value that does not appear in a standard list of ngrams, processing the profiles to remove redundancy at a paragraph level and perform tokenization and sentence splitting, performing feature selection, randomly dividing the documents into training, validation, and test sets, and training a set of binary classifiers using a weighted ridge regression, each binary classifier targeting a single ICD-9 code using the training set, wherein each classifier is adapted to determining a specific ICD-9 code by analyzing a patient's hospital records.11-20-2008
20080288293SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VIRTUAL HEALTH SERVICES - A system and method for allowing health providers and patients to communicate from a remote location independent of physical location is disclosed. Health codes are provided to a health provider after the health provider registers with an online website. The code allows the provider access to a medical records database. A patient health code is further established, such that the patient is also allowed access to the medical records database, whereby an interactive communication means is provided for consultations and diagnoses regarding the records of the database.11-20-2008
20080288290COMPUTERIZED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENHANCING HEALTH INSURANCE EXPLANATION OF BENEFITS - A system and method for generating a health insurance explanation of benefits for a patient is provided for receiving one or more adjudicated claims from a health insurance company; analyzing the one or more claims in relation to patient information stored in a patient records database; and generating a personalized message to the patient about the patient's health care based on the stored patient information and the adjudicated claims. The personalized message, applied to an EOB generation system associated with the health insurance company, forms a part of an enhanced EOB to be provided to the patient.11-20-2008
20080288289METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EFFICIENT ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT INFORMATION MANAGEMENT - Method and system for providing generating an orthodontic treatment data package, generating a patient identifier associated with the orthodontic treatment data package, transmitting the generated orthodontic treatment data package to a remote site, encoding the patient identifier and disposing the encoded patient identifier on a housing of an orthodontic treatment container are provided.11-20-2008
20080288291Digital Signature, Electronic Record Software and Method - A method and system for managing patient care includes electronically recording medical and demographic information of a patient and developing and electronically recording with the same software program an assessment of the patient including a plan of treatment having defined objectives and goals. Progress notes are periodically entered with the software program. The software program generates prompts for specific data to be input into each progress note. The prompts are automatically generated by the software program based on at least one of the recorded plan of treatment and defined objectives and goals. The progress notes are authenticated and electronically recorded and date stamped by the software program via digital signature and biometric verification such that, after the progress note is recorded, the progress note cannot be altered. Patient progress is tracked with the software program via automated comparisons of the progress notes and the objectives and goals of the plan of treatment.11-20-2008
20080288288METHODS AND APPARATUS TO GENERATE RULES FOR CLINICAL LAB RESULTS - A computer-based method for generating rules for a clinical decision support system includes displaying a selected lab result for a patient, receiving a command from a user to create a rule using the selected lab result, and displaying questions and receiving answers from the user concerning future values of the selected lab result and/or trends of the selected lab result. The method further includes generating a rule for notifying the user based upon the future values of the selected lab result and/or trends of the selected lab result, in accordance with the received answers from the user.11-20-2008
20090265185CARE COORDINATION INFORMATION SYSTEM - Systems and associated methods are disclosed for coordinating health services delivery within a patient population. In certain embodiments, a system and associated methods facilitate the presentation of patient-specific information on a shared site accessible by a group of users. Edits may also be made to the patient-specific information by specific users, so that the group of users can observe the changes and provide additional input. In other embodiments, a system and associated methods are utilized to determine a priority scheme with regard to delivering care to a plurality of patients. The priority scheme is represented by a graphical ranking where patients having a similar ranking are presented proximal to one another and patients having a dissimilar ranking are presented distal to one another.10-22-2009
20090265189Medication 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.10-22-2009
20090265187Systems and Methods for Storing and Locating Claim Reimbursement Attachments - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a clinical document storage and locator system including a clinical database component, a document retriever component, and a query mapper component. The clinical database component is adapted to store a plurality of clinical documents. The document retriever component is adapted to receive a request. The document retriever component is further adapted to determine an LOINC code using the received request. The query mapper component is adapted to generate a document query using the determined LOINC code. The document retriever component is adapted to retrieve a relevant clinical document from the clinical database component using the generated document query.10-22-2009
20090265186System and Method for Communicating Environmentally-Based Medical Advice - A method and system for delivering advice to patients suffering from respiratory conditions based on changes in environment, such as weather or air quality changes. This system includes a patient specific model which uses input environmental data to predict changes in the patient's condition. The model is developed from an analysis of patient's responses to a variety of environmental triggers, and can be refined with time. The model can include only those specific triggers appropriate to a patient, can include the delay between the change in environment and change in condition of the patient, and can be run with data which is geographically localized to the patient's location. Conveniently the models can be run on personal devices held by the patients, such as mobile telephones, which are in communication with a server and/or a provider of environmental data.10-22-2009
20100004949METHOD, SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR RECEIVING, EXTRACTING, AND TRANSLATING INTRAOPERATIVE NEUROPHYSIOLOGIC MONITORING (IONM) DATA FROM MULTIPLE DEVICE TYPES - A computer-implemented system, method, and/or computer program product for translating intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring (IONM) data obtained from multiple commercially available but incompatible IONM device types. The module includes the functions of receiving the IONM data (including IONM event data) from at least one IONM device during a surgery being monitored and interacting with an individual to obtain additional information (e.g., patient, insurance, billing, accounting, research data, etc.). The module can also extract pertinent information from the IONM data and the additional information and translate the pertinent information into a translated pertinent information in a platform independent format. The module can also report the translated pertinent information (including business and clinical reports).01-07-2010
20080312965MEDICAL COMPLIANCE SOFTWARE BASED SYSTEM AND COMPUTER WRITEABLE MEDIUM - A software based medical compliance system including a physician accessible computer in communication with an electronic medical records (EMR) database for storing, in digitized form, a patient's medical information including at least a prescription medication portfolio. A plurality of software template screens link the physician computer to the EMR database and provide an ability to upload medication related information. A process server is in operative communication with the EMR database and receives a packet of digitized information incorporating any subset amount of information relative to the patient. The process server issues a wireless communication to a suitable patient accessible device relative to the packet of information.12-18-2008
20080312967COMPREHENSIVE 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.12-18-2008
20080312964System and Method for Electronic Home Health Care - The present invention relates to a system and method for managing the business of providing home health care. It facilitates the matching of a health care worker to a client based upon the attributes the health care worker possesses and how those attributes match the needs of a client. In addition there is provided a component for the creation and generation of smart forms which allow the health care worker to enter and track information on visits to a client via a computing device. The completed forms then being accessible for billing and data mining.12-18-2008
20080208634Electronic method and system that improves efficiencies for rendering diagnosis of radiology procedures - An electronic method and system for improving radiologists' efficiencies when viewing radiology procedures and rendering diagnosis in a manner that emulates current methods and apparatus. The method of the present invention includes reviewing electronic radiology images and reports contained in a patient's digital master folder (an information object invented to manage the patient's radiology information), comparing images from the current procedure to specific images from prior procedures in a specified order, and dictating the procedure's diagnosis into the digital master folder. The apparatus of the present invention includes a flat panel monitor for the viewing and manipulation of digital master folders, a dictation trackball device for manual and voice enabled operation and navigation of the system, and multiple high-resolution computer monitors functioning as a “light-box” for the viewing of radiology images.08-28-2008
20080275737INSURANCE ESTIMATING SYSTEM - Disclosed is a computerized method and system for estimating treatment costs for a health care product and/or service for a health care patient. The estimate of health care costs is calculated before the patient is discharged from the facility providing the health care product or service. The estimate of health care costs may also be performed prior to any treatment or admission to the health care facility of the health care patient. The estimate of treatment costs may include a patient payable amount that estimates the cost of the health care product/service that will be the patient's responsibility. The health care patient may be billed for the health care product or service prior to discharging the health care patient and/or prior to providing the health care product or service to the health care patient. If desired, a loan for the estimated patient payable amount may be arranged and/or provided to the health care patient to pay for the patient's portion of the cost for the health care product and/or service.11-06-2008
20080270186Giving a Service to a Patient - This invention relates to a method comprising the steps of: subscribing with an identification code of a drug administration device to a health care advisory system, transferring the identification code of the drug administration device to the health care advisory system, controlling that the patient having the drug administration device is a subscriber to the health care advisory system based on the received identification code, requesting and receiving treatment data from the subscribing drug administration device, generating an advice based on the received treatment data and a personalized setup of patient related data in the health care advisory system, and/or generating an order based on the received treatment data in the health care advisory system to supply goods to the patient, and sending the advice to the drug administration device, and/or sending the order to a goods supplier, said method further comprises the step of charging the patient having the drug administration device for the received service.10-30-2008
20090313046HEALTHCARE COMMUNICATION AND WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - A communication and workflow management system and method is provided for integrating a wide range of health care organization workflow management functions, generated by automated systems, manual and automated events associated with patients and staff interactions, through input-output devices such that requests and dispatch requests can be handled locally or over a widely distributed network, and can be tracked and escalated as required. The invention features a rules engine and database that identifies and defines resources, patients, tasks, and task handling. The invention uses extensive logic for the assignment of tasks and communication with resources that can execute tasks, tracking, completion of task, and escalation of tasks. The communication system can be integrated with staff and equipment tracking for automated closure of tasks.12-17-2009
20090313047Brain Condition Assessment - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including medium-encoded computer program products, for creating an indication of brain condition include: receiving first information concerning a person, the first information indicating presence or absence of markers for an aspect of an assessment performed for the person, the aspect occurring at least twice at respective portions of the assessment; generating an indication of brain condition for the person by comparing the first information with second information concerning a group of people for whom the assessment has been performed, where the comparing includes checking a conditional probability of finding the marker present for the aspect of the assessment in one of the portions of the assessment when the marker is present for the aspect in another of the portions of the assessment; and outputting the indication of brain condition for the person.12-17-2009
20090313045System and Method for Medical Research and Clinical Trial - A system and methods for a network for medical research and clinical trials are provided. Methods and systems for setting-up a clinical trial have been disclosed. Methods and system for identifying and qualifying participants in a trial have also been disclosed. Methods and systems for the automatic collection, extraction, distribution and review of data are also provided. Integration of a healthcare transcription platform with a clinical trial system is also disclosed.12-17-2009
20080208631METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING CLINICAL DOCUMENTATION FOR A PATIENT LIFETIME IN A SINGLE INTERFACE - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for comprehensive clinical documentation of patient lifetime via a unified interface. Certain embodiments provide a user interface system displaying an electronic patient record. The system includes a timeline representation of a patient record. The timeline includes a plurality of data points related to a patient over time. The plurality of data points provides patient data aggregated from a plurality of information sources. The timeline provides access to and review of the plurality of data points within a single view. The system includes one or more controls allowing navigation and manipulation of one or more of the plurality of data points in the timeline.08-28-2008
20080243549Patient care report management system - In an integrated web-based software system for tracking and managing patient care reports associated with emergency medical transport trips, a thin web-based client is viewable through the Internet, including wirelessly from within emergency vehicles, and communicates with a main system that is designed around a core layered architecture with at least one system database and a web-based interface. The system facilitates report entry and delivery to hospitals and end-user administration, including the ability to create new fields and tabs for the run form, notifications about relevant data conditions, continuous reporting capabilities, and on the fly data updates. The system particularly provides the options of prefilled web forms, report and field administration, changeable data entry, automatic information sharing to destination facilities and internal departments, quality assurance notifications, summary data, and data mining, as well as optional interfaces to Third Party software products commonly used in the industry.10-02-2008
20080228528Universal Application Integrator - A universal application integrator system enables the automated integration of data from patient care devices into electronic health records (EHRs). In addition, the system acts as a context manager between these patient care devices, EHR applications, and ancillary specific patient care applications. The system is the central controller for direct integration with patient care devices. This allows for click-once implementation and automated driver uploads for patient care devices. Third party application integration allows for device and patient context information to be shared among applications in a standardized patient care fashion.09-18-2008
20130024210SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ELECTRONICALLY MANAGING MEDICAL DATA FILES - A network server arrangement including a processor with a machine readable storage encoded with software for execution by the processor. The network server arrangement is responsive to requests to access a medical record of an individual and generates summary medical record data including summary information having a plurality of data elements associated with the individual, at least one of the data elements conveying medical information about the individual, and a pointers component including at least one pointer pointing to a network location containing importable medical information in connection with the individual that is not contained in the summary information component. The pointer includes a machine readable address part for processing by the client, allowing the client to import the medical information from the network location, and a label part for displaying to a user the nature of the medical information residing at the network location.01-24-2013
20080275731Patient data mining improvements - Improvements in mining information from patient records and/or use of such mined information are provided. The identity of the patient is used to link to patient records at different institutions for mining. The user controls one or more thresholds for mining and/or inferring. By providing a user interface that allows selection of a portion of the statistical summary, data supporting the statistics may be output. To assist in understanding the knowledge base used for mining or inferring, a visual representation is output. The mining may be used for diagnosis related groupings.11-06-2008
20100145733Blood Glucose Tracking Apparatus and Methods - A measurement module for glucose testing includes a glucose testing measurement module housing, a test strip receptacle formed in the housing, and a connector portion formed in the housing and shaped to permit mechanical removable attachment of the housing to a hand-held computer. Electronics determine the amount of glucose present in a sample of body fluid, when the test strip is positioned in the receptacle and the body fluid is placed on a test strip, and communicate the glucose amount to the hand-held computer via the connector portion.06-10-2010
20080270190MEASURED VITAL DATA PRESERVING AND PROVIDING SYSTEM FOR HEALTHCARE10-30-2008
20080270187SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USER-CONFIGURABLE RANGE SETTINGS IN CLINICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a clinical information system including a user interface and a custom range storage component. The user interface is adapted to allow a user to configure a custom range. The custom range is configured for a lab result. The custom range storage component adapted to store the configured custom range.10-30-2008
20080270189HEALTH CARE PRACTICE MANAGEMENT MESSAGING AND MINING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A health care practice management system is used to store, update and access data regarding patients of practitioners such as doctors and staff. The health care practice management system provides access to collections of data for research by data miners based on such aspects as type of patient condition, patient class, or type of patient treatment. The health care practice management system also provides a vehicle to message targeted groups of individuals, namely, practitioners, patients, and miners of the practice data. The health care practice management system can be distributed to users through a reduced cost arrangement that is support through contributions from third parties by sponsoring messages to be displayed through the system to users.10-30-2008
20130024213METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GUIDED, EFFICIENT TREATMENT - A system and method is provided in which medical treatment of a patient is effected in a systematic and guided fashion. From a patient's symptoms and electronic medical record, a specific diagnostic test may be recommended. Upon execution of the diagnostic test, the diagnostic scan results may be forwarded to a remote location for assistance in analysis. Once analyzed, the results are transmitted to the attending medical personnel. The results, and information which led to the decision to have a diagnostic test, are also sent to a repository for use in future diagnoses and other determinations. A monitor or dashboard is used to keep track of the various steps of the procedure, to provide on the job guidance in using a diagnostic test device, and the ensure a specific efficiency and protocol are followed. A remote location of experts may also be monitoring the dashboard, as a quality control.01-24-2013
20130024212METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPTIMIZING QUESTIONNAIRES - A computer-implemented method for providing a questionnaire to a patient based on patient's current health condition is provided. The method includes measuring physical activity of the patient with an activity monitor; measuring respiration rate with a respiration rate sensor; measuring heart rate with a heart rate monitor; measuring cough frequency with a cough frequency monitor; and executing, on the processor of the computer system, one or more computer program modules configured to generate a questionnaire to gather information from the patient. The questionnaire comprises a set of questions that are based the gathered physical activity data, respiration rate data, heart rate data, cough frequency data, or any combination thereof. 01-24-2013
20100145731System and method for computer-generations of diagnoses - A system and method for deducing diagnoses by a computer server or servers using data on compiled diagnoses and related chief complaints and health and health-care information in databases and inputs on chief complaints and related information by physicians and patients.06-10-2010
20100145732SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATION OF HEALTH CARE DATA - A computer system configured to extract and integrate health care data from a plurality of health care payors. The computer system includes a computer configured to communicate with payor computer systems from two or more payors. The computer is also configured to receive health care data of a type related to claims information. A staging database is in communication with the computer and configured to receive the claims information from each of the payor computer systems. The claims information is converted into a normalized format by a normalization system. A rules engine of the normalization system establishes the predefined format, predetermines how each of the plurality of health care data is to appear in its respective field, and remodels any of the health care data that is not expressed as predetermined by the normalized format into the normalized format. Normalized data expressing information having the same meaning will be expressed in the same format.06-10-2010
20100145727INTERACTION BETWEEN HEALTHCARE SOFTWARE PRODUCTS - Patient records may be maintained in healthcare software systems, and two healthcare software systems may communicate to exchange information about a patient. In one example, one of the systems is a provider-oriented system used by a provider such as a hospital, doctor's office, etc., and the other system is a patient-oriented system that the patient uses to manage his or her healthcare records. The patient and the provider may exchange information to allow the systems to communicate with each other. The provider's system may then receive information from the patient's system. The data provided by the patient's system may be voluminous, and the provider's system may extract specific information from that data, and may place the extracted data in a flat data structure.06-10-2010
20110270630Portal for viewing data from integrated medical software system - A medical management system is provided that integrates all aspects of healthcare provider practice management and managed care, including schedule management, patient registration, insurance information, EMR and billing and collections. The system integrates a central framework module, a scheduling module, a registration module, an account management module and an electronic record module to provide a seamless exchange of information. A clinical module provides template builder which allows the users to define a customized template. The custom and standard templates are used by a document builder to generate documents, such as progress notes and H&P notes, which are retained in the patient's electronic chart. The progress note template allows the clinician to record a patient encounter by presenting the clinician with predefined sections and sentences that are easily completed by the clinician during or after the patient encounter. The templates and documents generated are designed to closely resemble a paper chart. Information gathered during patient scheduling and triage are referenced to pre-populate the templates to avoid having the clinician entering redundant information. The documents are relied upon to automatically generate patient superbills and electronic requests are sent to a claims clearinghouse.11-03-2011
20090099876Method and system for integrated medical tracking - A system for processing data provided by medical devices. The system includes a medical device having a memory device configured to store medical device information. The system also includes an information system connected to the medical device. The information system includes at least a server configured to receive at least a portion of the medical device information from the memory device of the medical device. The server is also configured to employ the medical device information to process at least one of patient data, prescription data and inventory/ordering data. The medical device information may include serial number data, device identifier data, operation data and/or usage data for the medical device. The patient data may include at least one of patient tracking data, patient recordkeeping data and patient billing data. The prescription data may include prescription issuance data, prescription filling data and prescription tracking data. The inventory/ordering data may include at least one of maintenance and replacement schedule data, administrator notification data, and automatically-generated medical device order data.04-16-2009
20090063194METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MONITORING AND SYSTEMATIZING REHABILITATION DATA - A method for tracking an associated patient's progression through rehabilitation includes providing a database, providing a graphic user interface, establishing a functional work capacity for the associated patient, determining a workload based on the functional work capacity, acquiring data from the associated patients' rehabilitation exercises, entering the data into the database, creating a graphical representation of the data, and comparing the data with the workload.03-05-2009
20100153134National Health Information and Electronic Medical Record System and Method - A system that creates a national health information infrastructure provides secure storage and retrieval of personal health information (PHI) while allowing health care providers to retain their preferred method of documentation (handwriting) for the majority of their documentation requirements. Unique codes associated with each handwritten document allow rapid access to the individual patient's PHI by healthcare providers. These unique codes also allow the system to associate the images of PHI documents with the individual (e.g. patient) to whom the PHI pertains.06-17-2010
20100004951METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACCOUNTING AND CONTRACTING FOR CLINICAL TRIAL STUDIES - A clinical trial study is modeled for automatically generating business intelligence information regarding the clinical trial study. The clinical trial study has a total budget amount and a total amount of deliverables. A software application program is provided that has equations and business rules that together define a process, a timeline, and deliverables associated with the clinical trial study. The program is populated with items including entities that have been contracted to provide the deliverables to the clinical trial study, budget items and amounts related to the deliverables for the respective entities that have been contracted to provide the deliverables, and for at least some of the budget items, a time frame in which the budget item is expected to be incurred or paid. Business intelligence information is then automatically generated using the equations and business rules in the program, and the items entered into the program. The business intelligence information includes appropriate invoice payments for the deliverables for the respective entities that have been contracted to provide the deliverables at a specific time frame, an accounting for the clinical trial study, and cash flow needs for the clinical trial study.01-07-2010
20090119131METHOD FOR CREATING INDIVIDUAL HEALTH RECORDS FROM STANDARD EXPLANATION OF BENEFITS - A personal health record is maintained by receiving a document having information thereon corresponding to the purchase of healthcare. The document is transmitted to a server by generating an identification code associated with a personal health record stored at the server and affixing it to the transmitted document. The transmitted document is stored as part of the personal health record. Relevant data is extracted from the document and used to populate the personal health record for updating.05-07-2009
20090083074MEDICAL REPORT MAKING SYSTEM, AND MEDICAL REPORT MAKING APPARATUS AND METHOD - A doctor interprets medical images taken through a medical inspection of a patient, and makes an image interpretation report on an image interpretation report making terminal, showing a result of the image interpretation. At that time, the doctor sets the degree of importance of the result of the image interpretation in the report. Based on the degree of importance set in the report, a CPU of the image interpretation report making terminal judges whether an urgent countermeasure is necessary for the patient or not. When the CPU judges that the urgent countermeasure is necessary, it produces a message based on the content written in the image interpretation report, and sends the message to a PHS terminal of a doctor who requested for the medical inspection. The CPU repeats sending the message until it receives a notice of opening the message from the doctor who requested for the medical inspection.03-26-2009
20110270629Personal Medical Data Device and Associated Methods - Disclosed is an improved method and related electronic applications for logging personal medical data.11-03-2011
20090083075System and method for analyzing medical data to determine diagnosis and treatment - A system and method for generating an action plan for diagnosis and treatment of a patient. In particular, a historical database is complied which includes a plurality of records. Each record includes a personal profile and diagnosis data for a person. A plurality of characterizations and corresponding weighting coefficients are derived based on the records in the historical database. Pre-diagnostic patient profile data for a selected patient is obtained for the selected patient. One or more computing modules generate output data for the selected patient as a function of (i) the pre-diagnostic patient profile data, along with the physician's modifications, if any and (ii) the plurality of characterizations and corresponding weighting coefficients. The output data includes at least one of a diagnostic action plan, a confirmation action plan, a confirmation patient profile data and a therapeutic action plan. is03-26-2009
20120065999Device for Delivering a Drug to a Patient While Restricting Access to the Drug by Patients for Whom the Drug May Be Contraindicated and Methods for Use Thereof - A prescription filling assistance device useful for monitoring the filling of and distribution of drugs to patients in need of the drug, while restricting access to the drug by patients for whom the drug may be contraindicated are disclosed. Also disclosed is a drug information and management system for use with the prescription filling assistance device. Methods for delivering a drug to a patient in need of the drug, while restricting access to the drug by patients for whom the drug may be contraindicated are disclosed. In some of the disclosed methods, 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.03-15-2012
20090164253Use of Mobile Communications Device to Direct Medical Workflow and as a Repository of Medical information - This invention comprises DICOM and/or HL7 based methods that enable a healthcare worker equipped with a smartphone with any form of Internet connectivity to securely direct the transfer of medical information from DICOM or HL7 compatible storage sites, including the user's own smartphone, to another DICOM/HL7 or non-DICOM compatible device where the information is wanted and needed. A method for securely transferring DICOM and/or HL7 data, by SMS reference, to another smartphone equipped with the software is also disclosed, as is transferal to non-DICOM or HL7 compliant devices by E-Mail or MMS message. This invention uses standard wireless communications and network protocols to expedite the flow of patient-information between physicians, wherever they are located, and repositories of needed patient information, e.g. PACS or HIS, thus improving healthcare and reducing healthcare costs. Finally, an individual can use this invention to store their Personal Health Record (PHR) on their smartphone and securely transport their PHR in its original DICOM or HL7 format.06-25-2009
20090164246METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR PROVIDING AN INFORMATION STORAGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - Methods, systems, and computer program products for providing a policy-based information storage management system for digital assets are provided. The storage management system includes multiple physical storage subsystems, each with deterministic storage characteristics. A method includes receiving a data item related to a subject and looking up a record for the subject. The record identifies corresponding digital assets that are stored in the storage subsystems. The method also includes applying a policy to the corresponding digital assets based upon the data item. The method further includes determining a subset of the digital assets in the record that are relevant to the data item. The relevance determination is made in response to application of the policy. The method also includes migrating the relevant digital assets to at least one designated storage subsystem, based upon corresponding storage characteristics, for expediting access to the relevant digital assets.06-25-2009
20090132286FREQUENTLY USED AND MODIFIED ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - The present invention is directed to a system and methods for creating and maintaining electronic medical records in an environment where the records are frequently used and modified. The system is envisioned for use with medical records that particularly, but not necessarily wholly, pertain to physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language pathology patients. The system includes software for facilitating entry of both patient and treatment data. Such data can be entered into the system in a myriad of ways, including by voice, keyboard, mouse, and touch screen. The system also includes software for creating dynamic, updateable templates that can be used to automatically populate screens and electronic forms to help in the treatment of patients.05-21-2009
20090119130Method and apparatus for interpreting data - A system, method, and computer program for analyzing clinical data relating to a patient is provided. The system includes a computing device having a memory, a plurality of tables configured to be stored to be processed by the computing device, a plurality of modules configured to be executed by the computing device and further configured to interact with the plurality of tables. The modules are configured to process data obtained from a pool of data, wherein the pool of data includes raw clinical data relating to the patient and derived data based on internal processing. The plurality of tables is configured to store the results of execution by the modules. The results may undergo post-processing and then be outputted either to a user or to another electronic system.05-07-2009
20090119129SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING PRESCRIPTION COMPLIANCE FEEDBACK - A comprehensive medication management system is disclosed. The comprehensive medication management system offers a number of compliance related services that may be offered to patients in to improve medication therapy compliance. The system identifies compliance barriers facing individual patents and recommends services designed to overcome those barriers. The system further provides feedback to patients to document their progress. The system proactively identifies patients who may benefit from compliance services and blocks their transactions until the services are explained. The point of sale block may be expanded to other classes of patients so that the transactions of other classes of patients blocked and other messages delivered or some other customized interactions carried out. The medication management system may serve as a central repository of information about a patient's medication treatment program and the medication management system may provide quick and easy access to a patient's entire medication history to facilitate consultations between a pharmacist and the patient. The medication management system may generate lists of tasks for pharmacists to perform in order to deliver the compliance related services to individual patients.05-07-2009
20090119128System for Providing an Overview of Patient Medical Condition - A system provides an overview of patient medical condition by automatically converting a financial diagnosis description of a medical condition, into clinical terminology and associating a clinical diagnosis with a patient in a record that persists the association across multiple patient visits for a lifetime type medical condition. A system provides an overview of patient medical condition identifying both long term and short term medical conditions. The system includes a designation processor for designating an identified patient medical condition as being long term in response to user command. At least one repository stores information associating a designated long term patient medical condition with a patient and with a plurality of encounter identifiers identifying corresponding interactions of the patient with a healthcare provider organization and medical conditions associated with the encounters. A user interface initiates generation of data representing a composite display image window including data identifying a designated long term patient medical condition together with encounters and medical conditions associated with the encounters providing a user an overview of long term and short term medical conditions of a patient.05-07-2009
20090138282System and Method for Tracking and Maintaining Vascular Access Medical Records - The present invention describes a system and method for tracking and maintaining vascular access medical records. Specifically, the invention allows records to be maintained concerning a vascular access patient regardless of where or from whom the vascular access services were performed or requested, respectively.05-28-2009
20090138287System and method for assigning, recording and monitoring MS-DRG codes in a patient treatment facility - A computer controlled system and method for assigning, recording and managing the additions to MS-DRG codes to patient administrative records in a patient treatment facility includes a coding information recording function and a coding communication tracking function. The coding information recording function both stores and facilitates communication between a patient administrative record coder and an attending physician to assure the timely assignment of an accurate attending physician approved MS-DRG code to a patient administrative record. The coding communication tracking function enables the coder, the attending physician and the management of the health care facility to monitor the status of communication between the coder and the attending physician regarding the assignment of an MS-DRG code to a patient administrative record.05-28-2009
20090138279SYSTEMS, METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION OF METADATA INFORMATION - Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some embodiments a normal database of metadata information is created from a standardization/normalization transformation of individual data values pertaining to all the labels in all axes of normal data. In some additional embodiments, a statistical metric is established from which is determined individual label-based abnormalities. In some additional embodiments, deviation of patient metadata from normal is displayed in a visual manner that lends to a holistic view of the results.05-28-2009
20090070149INTELLIGENT DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - An intelligent data management system and method are disclosed. The system includes a database of stored data, a middleware layer having access to the stored data, and at least one client device for remotely accessing a provided course of action. The middleware layer includes a fuzzy logic knowledge base for generating, updating, or firing fuzzy logic rules and a fuzzy logic inference engine for processing the stored data guided by the fuzzy logic rules to provide the course of action.03-12-2009
20090177495SYSTEM, METHOD, AND DEVICE FOR PERSONAL MEDICAL CARE, INTELLIGENT ANALYSIS, AND DIAGNOSIS - A system for personal medical care, intelligent analysis and diagnosis may include: at least one source of medical information; at least one source of personal medical data for at least one patient; and one or more servers, where the medical information and the personal medical data are accessible to the server(s). The server(s) may include: an artificial intelligence (AI) component for analyzing the personal medical data with the medical information and identifying at least one issue requiring follow-up by the patient or by at least one external authorized entity; and at least one real-time communication link for bi-directional communication with at least one external authorized entity.07-09-2009
20090164251METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING TREATMENT PROFILE MANAGEMENT - Method and system for providing physiological therapy analysis and modeling tool is provided.06-25-2009
20090164255METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MANAGING DISTRIBUTED DIGITAL MEDICAL DATA - A network for mediating the peer-to-peer transfer of digital patient medical data includes a plurality of distributed agents each associated with a health care provider and connected to a central system. Periodically the agents collect local information relating to patient medical files and/or data streams, for example diagnostic images and associated reports, and process that information into metadata files acting as pointers to the original files. The metadata files are transmitted to the central system where they are parsed and the attributes are stored on the central system in patient records with records from the same patient grouped together whenever possible. Registered users can search the central system, even in the absence of a unique identifier, to identify patient records pointing to the remote patient medical files. Upon finding a patient medical file, the invention provides a streamlined process for communicating access authorization from the patient to the hospital or facility storing the medical files. Once patient authorization is received, secure processes are provided for transferring the data in its entirety to or for viewing by the user in a peer-to-peer fashion.06-25-2009
20090164254PRESCRIPTION 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
20090164249System and Method for Patient Management/Communication with Filtering - A customizable patient management system, comprising of a patient database including a plurality of patient specific care parameters, a user-interface to select a one or more patient specific care parameters for sorting the patient database, and a data processing system, configured to sort the patient database based on the selected care parameters and display a set of patients corresponding to the selected care parameters where the set of patients may be at risk for or have a common health condition.06-25-2009
20090164245SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OBTAINING INFORMED CONSENT - A system and method of obtaining informed consent which reduces paperwork. The method includes obtaining electronic informed consent information associated with a medical procedure by a computer, presenting the informed consent information to a prospective participant of the medical procedure by the computer, and electronically storing an informed consent from the prospective participant by the computer. The system may include, for example, one or a plurality of a tablet computer, a desktop computer, or a kiosk.06-25-2009
20090187427System, Apparatus, and Methods for Developing and Delivering Health Information - An individual is enabled to develop medical contingency plans that are automatically activated if the individual is rendered unable to assert his or her own will by an injury or a medical condition. Medical information and health information are assembled and advance directives are formulated in a manner that combines systematic guidance to optimize contingency plan effectiveness and individual autonomy to permit individuals to design their own plan. When a participating individual is rendered unable to assert his or her own will by an injury or medical emergency, identification information and instructions carried by the individual enable responding care givers to access enforceable documents that direct medical care and address personal needs. The documents produced are designed to overcome mitigating factors associated with the urgency of the individual's condition, institutional policy, conflicting family member opinions, information transmission difficulties, the attitudes of treating physicians, language discrepancies, and the governmental rules in effect where the emergency happens.07-23-2009
20090187426IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADAPTING FUNCTIONS OF THE CLINICIAN'S WORKSTATION THEREOF - Functions of a clinician's workstation, which is a part of an implantable medical system that also includes an implantable medical device, are dynamically adapted dependent on collected patient data and/or collected data relating to operation of the implantable medical device. The adaptation can take place based on instructions provided to the workstation from a server, that is supplied with the collected data, and that processes the collected data to produce the instructions.07-23-2009
20090164248System and Method for Patient Management/Communication with Intervention - A patient management system, comprising of a care provider interface, configured to receive a selection of a plurality of patients and a data processing system configured to signal whether to exclude an individual patient within a subset of the plurality of patients based on an intervention parameter and further configured to send a communication to each of the patients in the subset.06-25-2009
20090076851Early detection of disease outbreak using electronic patient data to reduce public health threat from bio-terrorism - A method is provided for automatically identifying a disease outbreak indicative of a potential bio-terror attack. Patient records are mined from structured and unstructured clinical sources. The patient records are then analyzed by correlating selected patient data contained in the patient records with disease indicia for each of a plurality of diseases. A probability of a disease outbreak is estimated at least in part based on these correlations. Suspicion may also be indicated if anomalous disease clusters are found. If any of the estimated probabilities exceeds a threshold value, a disease outbreak alert is outputted. The disease indicia may be defined by disease progression models, which may be stored in a disease knowledge base.03-19-2009
20090138289METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IDENTIFYING AND ANTICIPATING ADVERSE DRUG EVENTS - The present invention is a system and method for anticipating potential Adverse Drug Events (ADE) in a patient's medication regimen by integrating data typically located in laboratory and pharmacy information systems and filtering the data using predefined criteria. The present invention includes a system for anticipating a possible ADE through the use of a search engine that compares integrated data from laboratory and pharmacy information systems and compares it to predefined ADE rules defining normal ranges for a particular laboratory test. If an abnormal test value is received and a drug in the patient's medication regimen satisfies a drug included in an ADE rule then an alert procedure is triggered which allows for a period of time wherein the patient's lab and pharmacy data is monitored in order to determine if a proper corrective action is undertaken, and if no corrective action or an improper corrective action is taken within that period of time, the healthcare provider is warned of a potential ADE.05-28-2009
20090138288Best system of health & health-care data management - A method of using interactive and related electronic templates created, maintain and operate by an innovative computer program for generating, storing, relating, manipulating, updating and expanding health, health-care and health-care service information and data on patients by patients, physicians and pharmacists.05-28-2009
20090138286PERSONALIZED MEDICINE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE - The invention provides personalized medicine management software for determining a series of recommended doses of a medication for a patient. The software contains code to receive information regarding a combination of at least one genetic factor and personal attributes for the patient that are predictive of the patient's reaction to a series of doses of the medication. Using a predictive mathematical model specific to the medication, the code calculates the series of recommended doses specific to the patient's genetic factor and personal attributes and specific to the medication. The series of recommended doses is outputted. In preferred embodiments, the output is the form of an interactive display. The interactive display permits a user, typically a health care professional, to input actual doses and actual patient responses. The subsequent series of recommended doses is preferably then adjusted, in real time, to account for the actual doses and actual patient responses.05-28-2009
20090138283Appointment scheduling system and method - A scheduling program and system includes a database of client information including a field relating to an appointment date. Within a range of the appointment date, preferably one week, the program cues a user to contact a patient to schedule an appointment within the next week. Three attempts are made to schedule the patient before the patient is withheld from the Loop and informed via mail that it is now the patient's responsibility to contact the office to arrange an acceptable appointment. The program further includes a method for tracking “no-show” and non-paying patients.05-28-2009
20100023350AUTO REGISTRATION OF NETWORK DEVICES - Often when a patient is diagnosed with an ongoing or chronic health care condition, it is desirable to prescribe an ongoing treatment regimen to that patient. In this type of environment, a user interface device (01-28-2010
20090281838MEDICAL FAILURE PATTERN SEARCH ENGINE - A patient safety search engine and alarm processor is programmed to repetitively search the electronic medical records of all patients in a hospital system to automatically provide early detection of patients with evolving pathophysiologic cascades, and in particular the cascades of evolving death, such as cascades of septic shock. The search engine also searches for a wide range of evolving pathophysiologic failures which are commonly fatal if detected too late. An alarm processor is provided which is programmed to provide an alarm upon the detection of a cascade or failure. The processor is further be programmed to provide an image of the cascade, and to determine, the severity of the cascade, and the time of onset of the cascade in relation to the timing and type of procedures and treatment and the increased cost associated with the cascade. Discretionary real-time system-wide searches for a wide range of clinical failure patterns or images within the hospital system may be performed using the disclosed patient safety search engine.11-12-2009
20130218591Method and system for delivering patient specific content at a pointof care - An in exam room content delivery method and system including providing content to patients in accordance with patient characteristics. The patient characteristics can include, for example, demographic data or medical indicators specific to the patient. In an embodiment, system can also capture and store patient interactions with the system so as to provide a basis for follow-up with the patient.08-22-2013
20130218595OPT-IN COLLECTOR SYSTEM AND METHOD - Systems request and collect an opt-in from a network-connected communications device. The communications device has a unique identifier address. A server computer is connected to the network. A detector connects to a data channel over which the unique identifier address passes, and determines the unique identifier address. A dispatcher connected to and controlled by the server computer creates an opt-in request message directed to the communications device at the unique identifier address. A database is connected to the server computer. A record of the database is created for the communications device, which record includes the opt-in request message and unique identifier address. The server computer communicates the opt-in request to the communications device, and any reply message of the opt-in is received from the communications device and the database record updated accordingly. The opt-in reply message is a HIPAA authorization in a prescription drug benefit system.08-22-2013
20130218596Method And System For Facilitating User Navigation Through A Computerized Medical Information System - System and method for facilitating clinician-user navigation through a computerized medical information repository including utilizing a clinically ontological hierarchy of clinical semantic elements, the system/method comprising generating an ontology of suggested data requests defined in terms of said ontological hierarchy of clinical semantic elements; and, responsive to an individual clinician-user's navigation through the medical information repository, presenting suggested data requests to the clinician-user based on pre-defined rules defined over the ontology of suggested data requests.08-22-2013
20130218597DELIVERY OF ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS OR ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS INTO A PERSONAL HEALTH RECORDS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A method for delivery of electronic medical records or electronic health records to a personal health record portal is provided. The method includes sending an electronic health record or electronic medical record report from a health care information system to a report distribution system, distributing the report from the report distribution system to a personal health record portal accessible through a web server.08-22-2013
20130218601ELECTRONIC MULTIPURPOSE CARD AND METHOD OF USING SAME - An electronic multipurpose card includes a biometric reader element for card activation and at least one interface connection for an external processor. A programmable memory is connected to the element and at least one port receives an additional memory module. A programmable magnetic stripe memory element stores data and a program selects among alternative data sets and alternative instruction sets input by either of the card issuer or the card user. A selection device is activated by the user to operate the application program and effect selection of any of the alternative data sets and the alternative instruction sets. The card has applications where the data and instructions stored on the card should only be available to a user for whom the card was issued. These applications include proprietary health care data and online gambling. A time out feature is included to prevent unauthorized use of the card after authorization.08-22-2013
20080306775Electronic Agenda with Weight Management Function - A weight management system (12-11-2008
20080306770Systems and methods for disease control and management - Methods, computer-readable media, and systems for providing disease management. In one implementation, a system develops a treatment recommendation for a patient based on patient data. The system may receive patient data, execute a basic model of the physiological system of the patient to generate a modified model for the patient based on the patient data, perform a statistical analysis of the patient data to detect data excursions of the parameter values; use the modified model to determine factors causing the data excursions; and use the model to develop a treatment recommendation to ameliorate negative effects of the disease.12-11-2008
20080306773SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OBTAINING MEDICAL RECORDS - A method, computer program product, and system for receiving a request, from an individual, for one or more medical records concerning a person/patient. At least a first portion of the one or more medical records is requested from a first medical services provider. The at least a first portion of the one or more medical records is obtained from the first medical services provider. The availability of the at least a first portion of the one or more medical records is enabled to the individual.12-11-2008
20080306774Methods and apparatus for digital audio, video, and data player and recorder and business method of managing medical information on a branded data storage device - A credit card sized digital storage device and data system and method of marketing same pertaining to health care information, a memory and processor for processing digital data, an output on the card for converting and transmitting the digital data for video output, a set of touch sensitive controls on the planar surface of the card, a modifiable planar surface for placement of graphics, and electrical access to the memory and processor for upload and download of the digital content. A preferred embodiment includes memory storage of a patient's pertinent medical information for retrieval, addition and use by medical personnel. A preferred embodiment includes wireless transmitter or a USB connector for physical connection to a computing device. The device may also be used for branding and facilitating interrelationships between patient, medical providers and others involved in health care.12-11-2008
20080306772System and Method for Providing a Personal Internet of Objects and Information - A system and method are described for managing a personal Internet of objects and information, and applying the information to enhance the quality of daily activities such as situations where personal medical information is required but otherwise not available. The device can be used for performing various functions, such as re-ordering medication, keeping track of valuable objects, locating missing objects, performing authenticated financial transactions, contacting service providers to report failures and scheduling appointments. An information gathering module collects and organizes data on objects in partially pre-configured templates on a Personal Internet Card (PIC) embedded in an electronic device. Templates determine how that data is applied in the real world, and keep track of usage. Data collection by the PIC can be through wireless means or hardwire communication. A PIC-enabled device could apply the information and specific knowledge of objects in a manner that enhances the daily activities of its owner.12-11-2008
20090177492Method and System for Generating Personal/Individual Health Records - A system and method for generating and/or updating a personal/individual health record. Inputs of data to the system may come from diverse sources including, but not limited to, patient questionnaires, insurance company (or other payor) claims data, hospitals, clinics and other institutional providers, and individual physicians and physicians' offices.07-09-2009
20100268550Prescription messenger - The transfer of prescription medication requests from a physician to an individual is automated through the use of a clearinghouse function that interacts with both the physician and client. Maintaining the security of prescriptions, while simultaneously providing the advantages of electronic transfer is met the secure transmission of prescription information to a clearinghouse and the generation of a prescription that a user may then take to any pharmacy that is in communication with the clearinghouse. The prescription is only issued after the physician is verified by the clearinghouse as a valid prescription author, and the prescription is generated without sensitive data such that security is maintained if the prescription is lost. The clearinghouse, when contacted by a validated pharmacy, will issue information regarding the prescription when a valid, non-expired prescription identifier is entered into the system to the pharmacy. The user may then have the prescription filled without worry about validity or security of their personal data.10-21-2010
20110145017 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION REGARDING A MEDICATION - A system and method for providing information regarding a medication comprising the steps of, retrieving data, associated with the medication, generating a checklist on the basis of the retrieved data, wherein the checklist is arranged with at least one item for checking with a patient.06-16-2011
20090094058Quality assurance scorecard for diagnostic medical agent administration - The present invention relates to a method and apparatus where pre-defined diagnostic medical agent administration data are prospectively collected and analyzed, in order to provide an objective contrast administration risk-benefit analysis, and provide an impartial analysis for pre-testing assessment, as well as optimization of examination, contrast selection and performance parameters. By storing this data in a standardized and centralized fashion, the data could in turn be used for clinical outcome analysis on a local, regional, and national level.04-09-2009
20090144089PERSONALIZED MANAGEMENT AND MONITORING OF MEDICAL CONDITIONS - The invention provides a system and a method for tracking, assessing, and managing personalized data related to medical conditions, diseases, disease symptoms, treatments, body function metrics, health and well-being, education, and training. In one embodiment, a method for personalized management of a medical condition is provided. The method includes providing a graphical user interface for allowing the patient to input at least one medical condition metric and at least one intervention, receiving at least one medical condition metric for a patient for a time interval, receiving information about at least one intervention for the patient for the time interval, and displaying the at least one medical condition metric and intervention over the time interval.06-04-2009
20090144090Method and device for documenting medical data - A method for documenting medical data in which the data captured by at least one data entry device from an operating room are stored in a storage medium wherein storage is activated only by the presence in the operating room of a patient who is to be operated on. A device for documenting medical data includes at least one data reception device for entering data from at least one data source, at least one visual display unit for showing data for a user, and at least one entry device for entering data and/or instructions by the user, wherein the storage device includes a data memory that is configured for automatic erasing and/or overwriting of stored data after a predetermined period.06-04-2009
20090144092COLLECTION OF MEDICAL DATA - A system for collecting medical data includes a database server programmed to receive data in a number of different formats from respective different data sources. The database server is connectable to a communications network. A number of remote data collection arrangements are associated with respective medical operators and each is configured to permit said respective medical operators to input medical data relating to a medical condition of a patient into the data collection arrangement and to write the medical data to the database server via the communications network. The database server is configured to receive the medical data and to generate an electronic record representing a compilation of different items of the medical data.06-04-2009
20090144091MEDICAL PRODUCT MANAGEMENT METHODS - A method for providing a medical product including receiving a request for a medical product for use with a specific patient to be used at a particular location, and creating a patient specific package which includes the medical product. The method further includes associating at least one of the patient specific package or the medical product with the specific patient, and causing the patient specific package to be delivered to the particular location.06-04-2009
20090055222METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING ONLINE MEDICAL RECORDS WITH EMERGENCY PASSWORD FEATURE - A method for maintaining personal health records of a user in manner that allows the personal health records to be accessed in an emergency while still allowing the user to control privacy is provided. The method includes providing a web site allowing the user to store a plurality of personal health records associated with the user and accessible through use of a password associated with the user, receiving instructions from the user to allow them to select a subset of the plurality of personal health records, the subset of the plurality of personal health records accessible through use of an emergency password, and making available the subset of the plurality of personal health records on the web site through use of the emergency password. An image of the user and the subset of health records may be displayed upon emergency login.02-26-2009
20090144093METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MONITORING A PATIENT - A remotely programmable and accessible medical device system including an interface unit and a medical device connected to a patient is disclosed. Through a transceiver, such as a telephone or computer, a person may obtain status reports from a remotely located medical device in audible, electronic or paper form. In addition, the person may change a protocol associated with the medical device or be alerted at a remote location of an alarm associated with the medical device.06-04-2009
20090144087Medication identifying and organizing system - A method and a system designed to assist individual patients and/or caretakers in visually identifying and confirming a single medication or a plurality of medications, based on comparison with an actual-size color photograph of each item of medication. After such verification, the said medication may then be arranged or organized in a container for future use, or immediately ingested by the patient or administered by a caregiver. The medication photographs are available for electronic display means and the images are printable by physicians, pharmacists, caregivers, or wholesale drug suppliers by accessing, via the Internet, a preliminary authentication server which electronically records, stores and integrates databases containing the relevant medication and patient information.06-04-2009
20090144086PATIENT COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A patient communication system and method which leverages mobile communication devices of patients. The system includes a computer of a healthcare provider for obtaining patient contact information associated with a patient from a patient record, and for sending an electronic message capable of receipt by a mobile communication device of the patient.06-04-2009
20090326985Automatically Pre-Populated Templated Clinical Daily Progress Notes - A system and method for providing a pre-populated daily progress note to a health care provider in response to a request for such a note or on a pre-determined schedule. The system includes a server, and databases in communication with the server. The server is connected to a communication network. Software on server the generates a pre-populated daily progress note for a patient by retrieving clinical data related to that patient and populating the corresponding fields of the template. The system transmits the daily progress note to a health care provider who may enter additional data into the template. The health care provider transmits the completed daily progress note to the hospital server.12-31-2009
20090326982ESTABLISHING A PATIENT - PROVIDER CONSENT RELATIONSHIP FOR DATA SHARING - A shared secret may be shared between a patient and the patient's healthcare provider. The healthcare provider may submit the shared secret to the database system via a provider interface to generate a validation code. The validation code may be later submitted to the database system by the patient via a patient interface to cause the database system to prompt the patient to submit the shared secret. Upon submission of the shared secret to the database system, the patient may be prompted to approve or deny a request of the healthcare provider to access the electronic medical record of the patient. Access may be granted to the healthcare provider upon approval of the request by the patient.12-31-2009
20090326981UNIVERSAL HEALTH DATA COLLECTOR AND ADVISOR FOR PEOPLE - The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates collecting a portion of health data from a collection of users. An interface component can receive health data communicated from a collection of users, wherein each user within the collection is associated with a respective portion of health data. A verification component can authenticate at least one of a transmission source of the portion of health data, an ownership between a portion of health data and a user, an integrity level associated with the portion of health data, or a user submitting the portion of health data. A collection component can aggregate authenticated health data into a semantic data store in which the health data is indicative of a raw and unmolested source of health information from the collection of users. The collection component can further organize the health data to facilitate identification of a medical related trend.12-31-2009
20090326980FLAGGING TO CONTROL ACCESS TO HEALTH INFORMATION - A method for protecting access to health information. The method includes presenting a graphical user interface for accessing health information. The health information may include a health record which includes at least one item. A request to access the health record is received and the health record is retrieved from a data store. The items of the health record are filtered based on a source of the request to access the health record. A portion of the health record may be displayed.12-31-2009
20080319799System and method for storing medical data - A method for uploading of a user's medical data to a portable device includes receiving a request for storage of medical data to a portable device and collecting medical data from a plurality of sources. The data is converted to a uniform format for storage on the portable device. At least one user input is received relating to the organization of the medical data into at least one first emergency layer of data representing a first category of information and at least one second secured layer of data representing a second category of information, where the first and second layers of data are an organized medical data. A communication to the user is generated for uploading their organized medical data to the portable device.12-25-2008
20080319795System and methods for detection and identification of chemical substances - The invention provides a system and methods for centralized collection and verification of controlled substance/pharmaceutical waste. The invention provides a system and methods that replace the witness's co-signature with a process of centralized pharmacy controlled substance validation. In this process, the administering health care practitioner or nurse will give the medication to the patient and return the wasted portion of the dose to a secured storage area for a centralized pharmacy to pickup. The collected doses are then validated at the centralized pharmacy. Validation can include determining the composition, concentration, amount and type of drug.12-25-2008
20090012821MANAGEMENT OF LIVE REMOTE MEDICAL DISPLAY - A system and method of locally displaying multiple items of medical information from at least one remote medical system having an output display. The method includes assembling the multiple items of medical information from the output display of at least one remote medical systems into a composite display having regions corresponding to the multiple items of medical information. Video data for the composite display is communicated over a network to a local display. Video data corresponding to the regions of the display are treated differently to provide a composite display with regions of different image quality.01-08-2009
20090024415DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MEDICAL FACILITY BIOMETRIC PATIENT INTAKE AND PHYSIOLOGICAL MEASUREMENTS - A biometric check-in and physiological measurement method and device provides a more convenient and comfortable check-in and physiological measurement process for the patient. With a scan of a part of the patient's body, the patient can be checked-in as well as have his blood pressure, body temperature, and heart rate measured. This method and device also reduces the number of receptionist, nurses, and exam rooms needed in a medical facility, thereby reducing staffing and facility costs.01-22-2009
20090048872Mental health expert system and method - An electronic solution which may be integrated into an existing patient database and billing system to provide risk assessments, clinical prompts, and treatment pathways in a behavioral healthcare environment. Furthermore, consultation and review features are provided to ensure leadership oversight and authorization of any activity.02-19-2009
20090204435SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATING MEDICAL IMAGING DIAGNOSTIC SERVICE DELIVERY - A system and method of automatically assigning diagnostic imaging centers, uploading diagnostic data, selecting and routing data to electronically connected reviewing physicians, on-line report generation and automatic billing is presented.08-13-2009
20090198520Method and System for Routing Orders and Results - The temporary medical orders and results transactions repository that intercepts Business-to-Business (B2B) electronic communications from Point “A” (source and/or creator) to Point “B” (electronic communication recipient, address, name and/or destination) to allows handling of outpatient medical-orders where Point “B” doesn't have to be defined at Point “A” (while the medical-order is being created); allowing creation of electronic orders at Point “A” without knowledge of where or who is Point “B” and delegating the designation of Point “B” to another party, other than the original medical-order creator. In this way, the choice of products and/or service providers is defined without medical order-creator intervention and/or influence; all WITHOUT the need of Unique IDs (UID, GUID or the like).08-06-2009
20090198519SYSTEM FOR GENE TESTING AND GENE RESEARCH WHILE ENSURING PRIVACY - A system, method and program product, the method comprising, in one embodiment, providing a secure testing service for patient's identification and payment data encrypted at the data level, non-identifiable method for a patient to have a genetic tests to identify variants or mutations of their genes or combinations of genes that predispose the patient to develop or have an identified disease, comprising: obtaining electronically genomic information for a patient comprising at least one of, (a) DNA information, (b) RNA information, (c) complementary DNA or RNA information, (d) transfer RNA (tRNA) information (e) messenger RNA (mRNA) information, and (f) Expressed Sequence Tags (EST) to identify an abnormal gene; searching by one or more computers electronic databases using the identified abnormal gene to obtain genetic sequencing and basic research, patient predispositions, and pharmacognetics that predict the response and reaction of patients with identified genetic abnormalities related to the identified abnormal gene and individual medications that may be prescribed relating to the identified abnormal gene or a relationship with said identified abnormal gene; performing an update search on at least a periodic basis to learn about subsequent genomic research developments and treatments for the identified abnormal gene, specific genes with variants or mutated genes identified in the genetic test; sending electronically via an Internet communication link data comprising or derived from the searching step and the update search to the patient or a third party; and with the sending step performed using a privacy component that prevents transmission to any third party unless predetermined permission clearance data is in the system.08-06-2009
20090198521OCCUPATIONAL 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.08-06-2009
20090198515ORGANIZATION METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR HEALTH INFORMATION - A health information and health record organization system. The system is designed for use by a consumer and their physician, dentist, optometrist, veterinarian, and other health care provider. The invention can have a paper and an electronic component and carrying case for radiology films, pathology slides, and CDs. A web-based portion can allow the user to enter particular information to be kept on their person for emergency use. Embodiments for the system can include systems for humans and animals.08-06-2009
20090198516SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MANAGING DIABETES EMPLOYING AN INTERACTIVE WEBSITE - A method and system for managing diabetes employing an interactive website for processing data through an algorithm to correlate the lifestyle factors with stored vital statistics to produce a real-time assessment of diabetes management such as glucose levels. The website gives the user an interactive and real-time analysis of blood sugar and other daily factors via instant access such as by an internet interface on a personal computer or cell phone, with the ability to monitor one's individual performance, as well as viewing sample data from the same demographic group. A numerical score is displayed based on all input factors, and a predictive feature allows forecasts based on hypothetical changes in lifestyle conditions.08-06-2009
20090198518PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRIOR AUTHORIZATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - An online application for approving prior authorization requests for prescription drugs. The application is used by pharmacy benefits providers, physicians, and pharmacies to request prior authorizations for drugs and to receive approvals automatically if a requested drug meets authorization criteria. The online application is accessible through a group pharmacy benefits provider portal on a web site. Requests are processed through a pharmacy benefits manager computer that determines whether prior authorization is required and through a pharmacy benefits provider computer when the pharmacy benefits manager computer determines that prior authorization is required. Requests that meet certain authorization criteria are approved automatically. Requests that cannot be approved automatically are submitted for review by a clinical pharmacy review division that access requests through a drug request transaction computer.08-06-2009
20110145012GENERATING A HEALTHCARE TIMELINE - Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for generating healthcare timelines are provided. In embodiments, healthcare timelines are generated based on a clinical condition identified for a patient and a patient care plan associated with the clinical condition. Evidence-based best practice standards are evaluated to generate the healthcare timeline as well as a patient history that may affect the healthcare timeline and best practice standards that are appropriate for the patient. The healthcare timeline includes an onset time of the clinical condition, one or more tasks to complete for the clinical condition, and a timer that illustrates an amount of time remaining to complete the one or more tasks before expiration of the timer and administration of a critical treatment.06-16-2011
20090248450Integrated Biosensor and Simulation System for Diagnosis and Therapy - BioMEMS/NEMS appliance biologically monitors an individual, using biosensors to detect cellular components. Data is simulated or analyzed using systems-biology software, which provides diagnostic or therapeutic guidance.10-01-2009
20110145018DRUG AND MEDICAL DEVICE SAFETY AND SUPPORT INFORMATION REPORTING SYSTEM, PROCESSING DEVICE AND METHOD - A reporting system, including a processing device, and method provides drug and medical device safety and support information during a workflow of a healthcare provider. The system and method electronically acquires, maps, generates, compiles, verifies and transfers in real time critical information regarding particular drugs and medical devices required by healthcare providers, such as a prescriber, at the optimum time in which the healthcare provider needs the information. In an embodiment, the drug and medical device safety information is accessed from an associated healthcare website, such as an Electronic Health Record (EHR) web site, during a prescription stage in the healthcare providers workflow for a particular patient. The system and method also includes an adverse reporting system that allows for the drug and medical device safety information to be updated and accurately reported in an efficient and up to date manner. In an embodiment, a healthcare provider reports an adverse event or reaction to a drug by a patient during a workflow at a EHR web site. The adverse event information is forwarded to the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and the particular drug manufacturer which may update the corresponding drug information. The updated drug information may then be reported by the system to insure that healthcare providers receive the most current, accurate and complete safety information during a workflow. In embodiments, the updated drug and medical information may be provided to malpractice insurance carriers to further ensure safety.06-16-2011
20110145015HEALTH-CARE E-COMMERCE SYSTEMS AND METHODS - A virtual health-care electronic commerce community includes a network to communicate information relating to the community; one or more patients coupled to the network; one or more treating professionals coupled to the network; and a server coupled to the network, the server storing data for each patient and performing patient data visualization in response to a user request.06-16-2011
20110145014INTERNATIONAL LIFE-SAVING RAPID RETRIEVING TOOL - A method for maintaining medical records online, with the nursing perspective, comprises of receiving medical records and converting the data to electronic form from any format received. Login information is received by a reviewer for allowing review of the medical records. The reviewed and un-reviewed medical records are securely stored for the rapid retrieval of data needed in emergent and standard healthcare situations, thereby saving lives internationally. This tool can be used for all living and/or inanimate entities on the planet.06-16-2011
20110145013Integrated Electronic Health Record (EHR) System with Transcription, Speech Recognition and Automated Data Extraction - An integrated health record system comprises a platform including a processor coupled to a medical application. The system includes at least one input device coupled to the processor. The input device receives patient information of a patient via an electronic form and receives vital signs of the patient. The medical application integrates the patient information and the vital signs into an electronic health record (EHR) that corresponds to the patient. The medical application receives a sound file that includes information resulting from an examination of the patient, and translates the sound file into a document that comprises a clinical document architecture (CDA). The medical application parses the document and identifies a plurality of data components based on a correspondence to a plurality of data fields of the HER. The medical application populates each of the plurality of data fields with each of the data components.06-16-2011
20090055223Compliance data for health-related procedures - Exemplary embodiments provide a verification technique that facilitates administration of a health-related procedure to an intended recipient patient or group of patients. An interface template or signal protocol may be configured to establish suitable matching between the patient and various types of objects used to administer the health-related procedure. In some embodiments real-time monitoring data regarding administration of a health-related procedure to a recipient patient is posted to a patient data record that has restricted read/write access. In some instances the monitoring data is processed to determine compliance or non-compliance based on comparison of the health-related procedure with a predetermined benchmark standard.02-26-2009
20110231206METHOD WHICH CREATES A COMMUNITY-WIDE HEALTH INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE - A system for a community-wide health information infrastructure incorporates applications of information technology in conjunction with an incremental approach that creates incentives for voluntary participation for health care providers, payers, and patients from the onset. It identifies the hierarchical importance of categories of medical and health information and sets forth a systematic approach to utilize that hierarchy to establish a composite personal medical or health record for each individual.09-22-2011
20090132281Use of a Mobile Communications Device for the Secure Real Time Alerting of Patient Health Information - This invention provides a mobile communications device based process by which healthcare workers are alerted in real time to the availability or change in status of patient information stored at one or more local or remote repositories of DICOM or HL7 based medical information, including PACS, HIS, and RIS repositories. The process involves the automated, secure, search and retrieval of selected remote repositories to assess whether criteria have been met to trigger an alert on the mobile device. Levels of alert priorities are definable, ranging from an alphanumeric indication to a ringtone or vibration requiring the user to acknowledge the alert. Alerts are created using mobile device localized Wizards that help the user develop and direct their personal daily workflow. Whether operating locally or remotely, using standard wireless communications and network protocols, the worklists are continuously and automatically updated to the mobile device using DICOM and/or HL7 communications.05-21-2009
20120078665ANIMATED TIMELINE - When presenting information to a user via a display, an animated timeline (03-29-2012
20120078663UNIVERSAL PATIENT RECORD CONVERSION TOOL - A system includes a health care provider computer operatively connected over a network to a web server, the web server providing a health care provider portal and an applet. The applet is configured to convert patient records in a first format to patient records in a second format. The first format may be associated with a practice management system, may be an electronic health record format, may be a personal health record format, or other type of format.03-29-2012
20120078662DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ELECTRONICALLY FILLING OUT AN EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES REPORT FORM - This invention is a device, system, and method for digitally filling out, completing, and transmitting an emergency medical services report form. The computerized emergency medical services report form is designed to mimic the emergency medical services report form that the user is already accustomed to completing during an incident. The user completes the digital form by entering the incident data into the form via a touch screen or keyboard. Because the digital form is essentially identical to the paper form, the users do not require a significant amount of additional training on how to fill out the digital form.03-29-2012
20120078661Health Care Facility Management and Information System - A method, system, computer program product and apparatus related to managing and disseminating information in a health care facility is disclosed. The system may comprise a plurality of input devices, a processor connected to the input devices and a plurality of electronic output devices connected to the processor. The output devices may include a master patient information display, an electronic patient room information display, a master precaution display, a patient hourly rounding display and an individual room precaution display. The method may comprise receiving from at least one input device data associated with a plurality of patients, and displaying for each patient the information, based on the data received, that is associated with each patient, and then updating on each output device the information when it changes.03-29-2012
20120078660WEB-BASED TOOL TO PREPARE FOR AND SELECT AN ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD SYSTEM - A web-based tool is provided that helps a healthcare provider to prepare for a transition to an EHR system and to select an EHR system that is appropriate for the healthcare provider's practice. A server provides questionnaire webpages to the healthcare provider. The questionnaire webpages include questionnaires to be completed by the healthcare provider. The server receives responses to the questionnaires. The server can generate an EHR transition plan based on the responses. In addition, the server can generate a request for proposal (RFP). The RFP contains a description of an appropriate EHR system. The server generates the description of the appropriate EHR system based on the responses. The RFP also contains a request by the healthcare provider for a proposal to provide the appropriate EHR system to the healthcare provider. The server then sends the RFP to vendors selected by the healthcare provider.03-29-2012
20120078659METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FACILITATING CLINICAL RESEARCH - A method of facilitating clinical research. The method includes receiving at least one research criteria and at least one comparison criteria, e.g., demographical information, patient characteristic, patient health, type of drug, drug classification, insurance type, etc. A database storing medical records associated with patients may be accessed. Information within the database may be filtered based on the research criteria to identify a group of patients. The information within medical records of the group of patients is processed to generate processed information, wherein the information is associated with the at least one comparison criteria. The processed information is output, e.g., to a memory component for storage, to a display for rendering, etc. The processing may include purging confidential information associated with the group of patients according to HIPAA. A number may be assigned to each patient within the group of patients for identification thereof.03-29-2012
20110231209METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND DEVICES FOR TRANSFERRING MEDICAL FILES - The disclosure herein provides methods, systems, and devices for managing, transferring, modifying, converting and/or tracking medical files and/or medical system messages. In certain embodiments, the foregoing may generally be based on requesting medical files at a first medical facility, identifying the requested medical files at a second medical facility, initiating a secure network connection between the first and second medical facility, modifying a header portion of the medical files based on patient identification information created by the first medical facility, and other processing steps.09-22-2011
20110231210METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND DEVICES FOR MODIFYING MEDICAL FILES - The disclosure herein provides methods, systems, and devices for managing, transferring, modifying, converting and/or tracking medical files and/or medical system messages. In certain embodiments, the foregoing may generally be based on requesting medical files at a first medical facility, identifying the requested medical files at a second medical facility, initiating a secure network connection between the first and second medical facility, modifying a header portion of the medical files based on patient identification information created by the first medical facility, and other processing steps.09-22-2011
20110231208SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PATIENT SELF-ASSESSMENT OR TREATMENT COMPLIANCE - A system and method for transmission of alphanumeric messaging between mobile subscribers and an external system to send messages directly to the mobile subscriber's existing mobile phone to query them, for example, on the psychometric scale of interest. The resulting daily assessments may then be stored in a database that may be accessed via the interne to aid both the patient and a care provider in tracking the state and progress of the illness or symptoms which are being treated. It may allow the database to be queried to display trends over varying time intervals at any time in the past. The system and method may also provide for automatically notifying care providers if the patient is acutely having severe symptoms for a redefined duration and severity, and may facilitate a way to increase patient compliance with monitoring.09-22-2011
20110231205METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CUTANEOUS MEDICINE DIAGNOSTICS - There is provided a system for cutaneous diagnosis including a first access device. The first access device includes a camera, a processor and a display of digital body map having an anatomical marker. The camera captures image data of a lesion and the processor tags a location of the lesion captured from the camera with the anatomical marker, yielding a first record. The first record is transmitted by the first access device via a network to the first database. The first database receives and stores the first record. The second access device is in communication with the database. The second access device retrieves the first record from the database via the network and attaches physician data to the first record, thus yielding a second record. The second record is transmitted via the network to a second database and is stored therein.09-22-2011
20110231207SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE AUTOMATIC GENERATION OF PATIENT-SPECIFIC AND GRAMMATICALLY CORRECT ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS - A system and method for automatically generating patient-specific and grammatically correct electronic medical records is disclosed. The system and method of an example embodiment includes retrieving a statement from a data object, the data object including the statement, at least one response option corresponding to the statement, and at least one sentence fragment corresponding to the response option; generating, using a processor, a user interface view that includes the statement; receiving a response corresponding to the statement; correlating the response to the at least one response option; retrieving the sentence fragment that corresponds to the correlated response option; and generating, using the processor, a patient-specific and grammatically correct electronic medical record using the retrieved sentence fragment.09-22-2011
20090099870Automated Interpretation Of Medical Prescription Text - The present disclosure relates to a device, system and method of automated interpretation of medical prescription text. Prescription text may be entered into a user interface that may be analogous to a paper prescription entry such as manually written text. The system may then provide parsing, prompts and/or hints along with validity feedback as the prescription information is entered by the user.04-16-2009
20090099871Workflow Oriented Multiscreen Healthcare Information Management System - The present invention discloses a workflow oriented multi-screen healthcare information management system. The present invention allows the user to simultaneously access, display, and manipulate various healthcare information that are logically related on multiple screens without having to jump around or entering and exiting various screens. In particular, the present invention provides a first screen for managing information for a first point in the healthcare workflow and a second screen for managing information for a second point in the healthcare workflow, where the first screen and the second screen has a logical relation in the healthcare workflow. Various tasks in the healthcare workflow can be streamlined utilizing the system of the present invention. Specifically, the first and second screens can conveniently display complete patient history. The physician can write orders while viewing labs and medications. An X-ray report and problem list will be visible at the same time while the physician is writing SOAP notes. Writing discharge orders is simplified since all prescribed medications can be automatically printed. In addition, physician's orders are transmitted and processed automatically. As the result, physicians will benefit from improved efficiency, less time spent on charting, and more time spent with the patients. Errors will be reduced significantly throughout the entire healthcare process or workflow.04-16-2009
20090099869IDENTIFICATION OF UNDERCODED COMORBIDITIES - A method for identifying under-coded comorbidities is provided. The method comprises the step of receiving a billing entry which includes a first diagnosis corresponding to a predetermined diagnostic related group. The method further comprises the step of determining whether the billing entry includes a second diagnosis corresponding to the predetermined diagnostic related group. The method further comprises the step of, if the billing entry is determined not to include the second diagnosis, reviewing laboratory information corresponding to the billing entry to determine whether the laboratory information includes test data indicating the second diagnosis. The method further comprises the step of, if the laboratory information is determined to include test data indicating the second diagnosis, generating an alert corresponding to the billing entry and the second diagnosis.04-16-2009
20090210253METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IDENTIFICATION AND MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS FOR SLEEP DISORDERS - The present invention provides a unique clinical workflow, scoring system, and system architecture for sleep specific applications. The present invention provides a unique logic system, identifying factors of sleep disorders and a sleepiness scale. The present invention comprises a logic system that incorporates the patient's i) medical history, ii) clinical evaluation, and iii) diagnostic testing data for directing patient care and clinical decision making. The system of the present invention incorporates new scoring systems to drive diagnostic testing and decision making. The present invention can also suggest and drive treatment options based on evidence based medicine, society guidelines, standards, consensus statements and clinical expertise.08-20-2009
20090210250Intermediation Server, A Method, And Network For Consulting And Referencing Medical Information - An intermediation server that can be used to consult and reference medical information relating to patients and stored in a computer network (08-20-2009
20090177494Patient management method and system - A method and system of patient recall management is disclosed comprising defining a set of disease related codes, each code being assigned to one or more predefined categories and having a predefined patient management plan including predefined time intervals at which appointments to meet with a predefined healthcare professional are due, each time interval including a time range at which the appointment may occur; assigning each patient record with one or more of the disease related codes according to results of a clinical assessment; scheduling and grouping appointments due, regardless of which code they belong to, according to the required healthcare professional, the appointment due date, taking into account the relevant time range, and any categories associated with the code, generating a set of appointments due for the patient.07-09-2009
20090012815System and Method For Rapid and Secure Introduction of New Drugs, Medications and Therapies, From Clinical Trials Into General Healthcare - An Internet-based ‘Condition Monitoring System’ containing ‘Validated Treatment Plans’ for implementing new drugs and medications into clinical trials and then into the sophisticated infrastructure of large hospitals, as well as into the low-end daily care of general practitioners for individual patients at home. The method comprises an Internet-based server and communication platform with a ‘Best-Treatment Knowledge Base’ managing search and access into ‘Validated Treatment Plans’ and other cases, and different modules like a ‘Personalization’ module, a ‘Condition Monitoring’ module, a ‘Supervision’ module, an ‘Evaluation’ module, and an ‘Editor’ module, in which reports are entered into the database enlarging the knowledge and the number of cases to select from.01-08-2009
20080262875NOVEL ARCHITECTURE AND METHODS FOR SOPHISTICATED DISTRIBUTED INFORMATION SYSTEMS - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for distributed information systems and architectures. Certain embodiments provide a distributed healthcare information system. The distributed information system includes a back-end subsystem providing content including services, applications, and workflows for healthcare execution. The content is configured for generally application to a plurality of domains. The system also includes a platform subsystem providing domain specific extensions to customize the content of the back-end subsystem for particular domains. The platform subsystem is in communication with the back-end subsystem to access the content. The system further includes a front-end subsystem providing a graphical user interface for a user to access functionality and information based on the content as customized by the domain specific extensions. The front-end subsystem is in communication with the platform subsystem to access the content.10-23-2008
20080262874MEDICAL REPORT GENERATING SYSTEM AND A MEDICAL REPORT GENERATING METHOD - A device for generating a medical report by referencing contents that include at least a medical image, to which is attached information indicating attributes of the medical image, the device comprising a storage configured to store a processing for the contents associated with a keyword to be employed in said medical report and the attributes related to contents, wherein the device designates a range of a string descried in the medical report; designates all or a portion of the contents associated with the designated range of the string; by searching the storage part, specifies a processing that corresponds to the keyword indicated by the designated range of the string and the attributes of all or portion of the designated contents; and performs the specified processing on all or a portion of the contents.10-23-2008
20080262872Method For Delivering Subjective Surveys Linked to Subjective and Objective Data - A patient interaction apparatus 10-23-2008
20090006132Patient-specific electronic medical record and method for making same - A patient-specific electronic medical record may include past imaging information, as well as parameter settings, protocol identifications, and any other information extracted from the previous imaging data or derived from such data. The EMR may also include non-imaging data, such as clinical data, and results of various examinations performed of a non-imaging type. The electronic medical record may be used for a range or purposes, such as diagnosing patient conditions, recommending treatments, recognition of at-risk patients for pre-emptive and reactive care, and so forth. Moreover, the information in the EMR may be used directly for setting imaging system parameters in future imaging acquisition and post-acquisition processing.01-01-2009
20110225011AUTHENTICATION OF A MOBILE USER OF AN ELECTRONIC PATIENT DIARY - The invention allows authenticating a mobile user of an electronic patient diary effectively, conveniently and securely while keeping costs incurred on the patient to a minimum. Patient-reported data entered by a user and an identifier of the user are received at a patient-reported data collector. The received patient-reported data is stored as non-committed patient-reported data in response to the received identifier being successfully identified. A login request to the patient-reported data collector comprising login identification information of the user is received via a WWW-based service. In response to the user being successfully identified, the user is allowed access to review the stored non-committed patient-reported data, and to subsequently accept and/or reject the validity of the stored non-committed patient-reported data.09-15-2011
20110029329DOSE-VOLUME KERNEL GENERATION - A radiation planning system includes a dose volume kernel determiner (02-03-2011
20090012819SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ELECTRONIC HOSPITAL FORM COMPLETION - Certain embodiments provide a portable, handheld electronic input device and method of use for completing an electronic clinical form and transmitting electronic clinical form data to an external system. The device includes an adaptable, insertable electronic form requesting information related to at least one of a patient and patient care. The device also includes an input mechanism for providing information to complete the electronic form at the portable electronic input device. The input mechanism includes a keyboard, voice recognition software, handwriting recognition software, a touchscreen and/or a stylus enabling a user to input, output, search for, and retrieve information via the device. The device further includes a communication port for transmitting the electronic form and information. The electronic form, in conjunction with the device, provides policy information to a user and guides a user in completing the form using at least one of audio guidance and visual guidance.01-08-2009
20080319797Chronic Illness Goal Management - A health management system includes a plurality of goal modules (12-25-2008
20080319800Method for the construction and utilization of a medical records system - A method for the construction and utilization of a medical records system capable of providing a continuous data stream of epidemiological data to the records system via kits provided to the symptomatic population to obtain and record an epidemiological profile in a searchable database by applying data mining or automated intelligence techniques whereby, when a valid epidemiological profile is established in the database, automated diagnosis and prescription of treatment may be had for patients presenting similar symptoms. Knowledge discovery techniques may further operate on the database to provide suggested courses of treatment for a virtual class of patients, epidemic threat awareness, and knowledge of drug resistance mutations by a pathogen without direct query of the database.12-25-2008
20080319794HEALTH INFORMATION SERVICES USING PHONE - A method for storage and access to patient information over a payment processing network is disclosed. One embodiment of the invention includes receiving an authentication response message indicating that a requester is authorized to receive medical information, collecting medical information from various medical institutions via a payment processing network, storing the collected medical information at a central location, and providing specific medical information to the requester from the stored collected medical information.12-25-2008
20110225009SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING GEOGRAPHIC PRESCRIPTION DATA - A system for providing geographic prescription data includes an input device, a presentation device, at least one database for storing electronic claims data and a computing platform in communication with the input device, the presentation device, and the at least one database. The input device receives user selections for at least one a portion of a region, a pharmaceutical, a category of pharmaceuticals, and a group of patients. The presentation device presents a report to the user comparing information about the selected portion of the region to another portion of the region. The computing platform receives a persons of interest list, correlates the stored electronic claims data with the persons of interest list such that all electronic claims data related to a person on the persons of interest list are correlated to the person, and provides the report for the selected portion of the region and the selected group of patients based on the correlation of the stored electronic claims data with the persons of interest list. The report includes prescriptions for the selected pharmaceutical, a comparison of the prescriptions for the selected pharmaceutical to the prescriptions for the same selected pharmaceutical for the other portion of the region, and a projected change in the prescriptions for the selected pharmaceutical based on at least one of a change in the patients prescribed the selected pharmaceutical and a change in the prescriptions per patients prescribed the selected pharmaceutical.09-15-2011
20090106050Bioinformation input/output device, bioinformation presenting device, bioinformation input/output method, and computer program - A bioinformation input/output apparatus comprises bioinformation storage means for storing bioinformation in association with a user or users, device information storage means for storing a device(s) in association with the user or users, and bioinformation output means for reading bioinformation stored in the bioinformation storage means and outputting the bioinformation to a device. The bioinformation output means outputs the bioinformation to the device according to the user associated with the device. With this, the bioinformation input/output apparatus outputs bioinformation according to the device.04-23-2009
20090210252METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REAL TIME ANALYSIS OF MEDICAL ORDERS - A customized, automated tracking system (CATS) and method is disclosed that provides an interface between medical records relating to medication records and clinical laboratory result records. As new records are created or updated, the record is input into a central repository where medication records and laboratory records for a patient/resident are stored. When new medication orders are placed, the central data repository is queried and comparative analysis is performed. Clinical results are compared to the patient's/resident's diagnosis and prescribed medications to determine the appropriateness of the course of treatment. If an order is inappropriate for a given diagnosis, or if the medication ordered is contra-indicated, the central data repository notifies at least one of the primary physician, filling pharmacy or the patient. Historical data is received and archived for later analysis. The data for many patients may be organized and analyzed based on a common characteristic of the medical records.08-20-2009
20090210251System and Method for Intelligent Management of Medical Care - A computerized medical care system provides validation of a diagnosis of a medical condition and requested medical services for treating the medical condition. The medial care system invokes multiple filters to determine the appropriateness of the diagnosis and medical service. Real time feedback is provided based on the determination. If the medical care cannot be validated, the feedback includes the reasons for the failure to validate, and any supporting materials for the lack of validation. The feedback may also prompt the requesting entity to provide additional information to help support the medical provider's position as to why the requested medical care is appropriate.08-20-2009
20090222288SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING TELEPHONE ACCESS BY PATIENTS TO MEDICAL PERSONNEL - A physician/patient communication system and a method of managing physician/patient communication. In one embodiment, the system includes: (1) an account manager configured to interact with at least one patient and at least one physician to allow at least one patient account and at least one physician account to be established, (2) a report generator coupled to the account manager and configured to provide one or more reports to the at least one patient and the at least one physician, (3) a matching engine coupled to the report generator and configured to match the at least one patient with the at least one physician and (4) a telephony interface coupled to the matching engine and configured to enable communication between the at least one patient and the at least one physician.09-03-2009
20090222286EVENT-MARKED, BAR-CONFIGURED TIMELINE DISPLAY FOR GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE DISPLAYING PATIEN'TS MEDICAL HISTORY - One can display a patient's medical history on a (color-coded), bar-configured chronological timeline. The patient timeline display includes event markers that are located adjacent to specific time increments along the patient timeline when the patient had certain procedures performed. Namely, each procedure is represented by an event marker referenced to its time of performance along the timeline. From the basic bar-configured timeline which contains a pop-up bubble, the physician can see at a glance every major hospital encounter a particular patient has had over the duration of the timeline, e.g., the last 12-months.09-03-2009
20090240529Method for selecting a high risk patient for participation in a care management program for patients having poor prognoses - The method of the present invention is used to select high risk or co-morbid patients for participation in a care management program. An acuity score determines which patients are selected for care management.09-24-2009
20110145016SECURE DATA CARD - An apparatus for storing information has a input device to allow a user to communicate with the apparatus and to allow the apparatus to output information to said user; a storage portion including a compression device to compress information stored in the storage portion; and a cipher to perform multilayered encryption and decryption to allow the passing and receiving of the information stored on the apparatus in a secure manner.06-16-2011
20090254375SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATED HEALTHCARE PATIENT RECORD SEARCH, EXTRACTION, AND CREATION - A system for processing patient information is provided. The system includes a search engine for identifying and retrieving patient-specific data from one or more of the databases. Additionally; and a system administrator for coordinating a plurality of database searches preformed by the search engine and for generating a patient-specific uniform health record (UHR) comprising data retrieved by the search engine10-08-2009
20090099872System and method for integrating datawith guidelines to generate displays containing the guidelines and data - A system and method for automatically integrating data with guidelines to generate displays containing the guidelines and data. The automated system and method can integrate patient data with treatment guidelines to assist a healthcare provider, such as a physician or the like, in providing treatment to the patient. The system and method employ a data storage component, adapted to store guideline data representing guidelines for assessing a condition of an entity, guidelines for taking action on the entity, or both, and to store feature data representing at least one feature of the entity. The system and method further employ an output device, adapted to output at least one diagram representing the guideline data, with the diagram including at least one component representing a relationship of at least a portion of the feature data to at least a portion of the guideline data. The guideline and feature data could pertain to a medical condition, such as diabetes, and the output device could output the diagram as a display or a printed diagram.04-16-2009
20090281832HOSTED INFUSIONAL THERAPEUTICS MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, METHODS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - Embodiments according to the present invention provide an online disease management system, method and computer program product that calculates and processes infusional therapy protocols.11-12-2009
20090248442PROCESSING OF CLINICAL DATA FOR VALIDATION OF SELECTED CLINICAL PROCEDURES - A processing system and/or method for determining a validation status of an examination request for a patient, the examination request having content including a plurality of examination data defining a clinical condition of the patient. The system and/or method can include a receipt module or similar functionality for receiving the examination request via a communication network; a storage or similar functionality adapted for storing a plurality of predefined clinical definitions, each of the plurality of predefined clinical definitions associated with at least one examination type, the at least one examination type having a match threshold including a subset definition set from the plurality of predefined clinical definitions. The system and/or method can include a matching module or similar functionality adapted for conducting a first stage analysis of the content by comparing the content with the plurality of predefined clinical definitions in order to determine one or more matching definitions. The system and/or method can include a validation module or similar functionality adapted for comparing the matching definitions against the match threshold of each of the at least one examination type for determining a validation indicator of the examination request. The system and/or method can include a response module or similar functionality adapted for transmitting the validation status of the exam request as an exam response via the communications network, the exam response including the validation indicator.10-01-2009
20090222287APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SELF-REPORTING MEDICAL INFORMATION - A patient list is provided to a medical provider. The medical provider may be prompted to review particular patients on the list or they may review these patients on their own. In any case, a patient is selected from the list and the provider determines if a medical metric associated with the patient is accurate or complete. The provider may then selectively enter self-report data concerning the accuracy or completeness of the medical metric. A provider assessment (e.g., score) is recalculated based at least in part on the self-reported data as well as the data that has already been collected. The re-calculated score may be provided to the medical plan.09-03-2009
20090240527COMMUNITY BASED MANAGED HEALTH KIOSK SYSTEM - The present invention is directed to community based managed health kiosk systems for recording and analyzing individual user's health-related data in various locations throughout a community. The disclosed kiosk systems collect health data from a user to create and transmit a personal health record and to facilitate communication of the health data to remotely located health care professionals and researchers.09-24-2009
20090240526Systems and Methods for a Medical Device Data Processor - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a medical device data processor comprising a connector component adapted to receive clinical data from a plurality of medical devices; a data processor component adapted to receive the clinical data from the connector component; and an integration component adapted to receive the processed clinical data from the data processor component and provide the processed clinical data to an integrated information system. The data processor component comprises a content-based router and a plurality of data processing pipelines. The content-based router is adapted to provide the clinical data to one or more of the plurality of data processing pipelines. The data processing pipelines are adapted to process the clinical data.09-24-2009
20090259494Computer-implemented medical analytics method and system employing a modified mini-max procedure - A method and system for medical analytics implemented on a computer and designed to aid a medical professional in diagnosing one or more diseases afflicting a patient. In contrast to prior art, the present method is based on using clinical data (m) that excludes subjective qualities of and also excludes prevalence of the one or more diseases (i). The method uses a knowledge base that contains disease (i) models exhibiting clinical data (m). Clinical data present (j) in the patient are input into the computer. Then, clinical data present (j) are matched with clinical data (m) in the knowledge base to enable the computer to compose a differential diagnosis list of ruled in diagnoses (k), where k=1 . . . n, for each of the disease (i) models that exhibits at least one clinical datum (m) that matches at least one clinical datum present (j) in the patient. In a key step, the computer computes a probability P(k) for each of the ruled in diagnoses (k) with the aid of a mini-max procedure that overcomes prior art limitations of the Bayes formulation and permits the analytics method to consider concurrent and competing diagnoses (k). Furthermore, the method composes pairs of clinical data present (j) and absent (r) in the patient to aid the medical professional in evaluating diagnoses and determining the most cost-effective clinical data to collect for conducting an effective and rapid diagnostic quest.10-15-2009
20090259489INTEGRATED DATABASE SYSTEM OF GENOME INFORMATION AND CLINICAL INFORMATION AND A METHOD FOR CREATING DATABASE INCLUDED THEREIN - There is provided an integrated database system that incorporates genome information into a clinical information database contrary to conventional databases, while complying with guidelines preventing identification of a provider of the genome information, thereby enabling an easy search for a correlation between the genome information and clinical information and the like. The integrated database system includes an information database including a data storage unit for storing clinical information of a plurality of patients and genome information of at least a part of the plurality of patients. In the data storage unit, the clinical information does not include personal information that identifies the individual patients, and the genome information and the clinical information of the same patient are stored in association with each other by link information that does not identify the individual patients.10-15-2009
20090254377SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PHARMACY ADMINISTRATION - A pharmaceutical administrative system with a pharmacy and a service center network for preparing and dispensing medication. The pharmacy network prepares orders for medication from various customers for various patients. By retrieving information from a global database in the service center network, the pharmacy network conveys patient, customer and formulary information to users of the pharmacy network. Also, the pharmacy network prepares medication specific labels to identify and verify the contents of the medication. Furthermore, the pharmacy network provides additional safeguards and information, including balancing orders and displaying and/or generating hardcopies of solubility curves, to a health care provider using the pharmacy network with the additional ability to customize the medication.10-08-2009
20090254376DYNAMIC INTEGRATION OF DISPARATE HEALTH-RELATED PROCESSES AND DATA - A computer-implemented method for integrating disparate health-related procedures and health-related data derived from disparate sources for an individual patient is provided. The method includes generating an integrated patient profile comprising procedure-specific data obtained by performing one or more health-related procedures on the patient. Additionally, the method includes accessing health-related data pertinent to the patient, and creating an integrated patient record based upon the integrated patient profile and health-related data.10-08-2009
20090254374SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC DRUG INTERACTION ANALYSIS AND REPORTING - A system for capturing, synthesizing, analyzing, and reporting drug performance data. The system can comprise one or more electronic data processors and a data communications interface connected with the one or more processors for accessing a plurality of databases containing drug analysis and best-practice guidelines, patient data, and demographic data. The system can also include a situational modeler configured to execute on the electronic data processor in order to integrate the best-practice guidelines, patient data, and demographic data, create best-practice templates for analysis, based upon the integration of the guidelines, patient data, and demographic data, analyze the best-practice guidelines, patient data, and demographic data, and generate a series of reports and analyses to determine drug performance, based upon the analysis.10-08-2009
20090254373METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATING WITH CHIROPRACTIC PATIENTS - Methods and apparatus for communicating with chiropractic patients are disclosed. A hosting company sells a chiropractor a membership that includes a predetermined number of downloads of a patient wellness break software application. The chiropractor then gives access code(s) to patients and/or prospective patients for free that allows them to download the wellness break software. The software enables the delivery of wellness articles, wellness breaks, health tips and/or other information. Each patient sets up his/her user profile including time slots indicating when and where the user wants to receive wellness communications. For example, a health tip may include a picture (e.g., of a person sitting up straight with their arms and fingers in a particular position), a caption (e.g., “Sit up straight with your arms in a V-shape and your thumbs back for ten seconds.”), and an additional tip (e.g., “Did you know drinking water . . . ”). The health tip may be generic or patient specific based on input from the associated chiropractor.10-08-2009
20090254372Medication 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.10-08-2009
20090254369SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING HEALTH CARE SERVICES USING SMART HEALTH CARDS - A system and method for providing health care services using smart health cards, for example, subscriber identity module (SIM) cards is provided. Smart health cards include at least member information. 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
20100274589METHOD FOR OUTPUTTING MEDICAL DOCUMENTS - A method for outputting medical documents on a terminal device is provided. The medical documents are generated and archived in a system structure for sharing medical data complying with the “Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise” guidelines. The medical documents are stored in special medicine-specific data formats containing user and meta information. A terminal device is selected; a web-based service is invoked from a server connected to the terminal device via a communication network. A patient identification is input via the terminal device and sent to the server, a terminal device type being identified by the server. Patient-specific medical documents are ascertained by the server based upon the patient identification. The medicine-specific data formats are edited by the server such that the user and meta information is suitable for output and handling on the terminal device via the web-based service. The medical documents are forwarded by the server to the terminal device.10-28-2010
20090150187System and method for facilitating candidate and subject participation in clinical trial studies - The present invention discloses systems and methods for facilitating candidate and subject participation in clinical trial studies. Medical professionals participating in the study at satellite sites assist in recruitment of their pre-existing patients as subjects in the study. Clinical trial data collected from the subjects is communicated over a computer network from the satellite sites to core sites. Study coordination is performed at the core sites. The collected clinical trial data is analyzed in accordance with the study at an interested party site.06-11-2009
20090248446Medical information card - A device for storing, transporting and maintaining a user's medical history and condition. The device comprises a flash drive which is preprogrammed with a form ready to be filled out, edited or appended with all of the user's medical information. The form is in OMNIFORM® mailable filler format commonly used in the medical industry.10-01-2009
20090281833SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SECURE MULTI-PARTY MEDICAL CONFERENCING - A system and method for providing secure medical conferencing are provided. In one example, the system includes a database and a medical services authentication server (MSAS) coupled to the database and a packet network. The database includes medical information and the MSAS includes instructions for facilitating the medical conferencing, including enabling medical service consumers to identify and connect directly to medical service providers via the packet network using information from the database.11-12-2009
20100161352SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING HEALTHCARE SERVICES BASED ON INTERNET PROTOCOL TELEVISION - A system and method for providing healthcare services in a ubiquitous environment are disclosed. In order to synthetically manage healthcare related information as well as provide desired healthcare services using an IPTV, an IPTV data center and an IPTV communication network, the system includes at least one health device, a healthcare set-top mounted on the IPTV, and a healthcare server installed at an IPTV data center. The health device collects personal health data, and transfers the collected data based on a Personal Health Device (PHD) standard. The healthcare set-top analyzes the PHD standard personal health data transferred from the at least one health device, converts the analyzed data into Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) standard data, and transfers the converted CDA standard data through an IPTV communication network. The healthcare server synthetically manages the CDA standard data transferred from the healthcare set-top through the IPTV communication network.06-24-2010
20100161351System for Pre-Processing Drug Benefit Claims According to Processed Drug Lists - A method of processing drug claims, by: (a) receiving a claim; (b) sorting the claim for processing by determining which processed drug list the claim belongs with; and then (c) processing the claim according to the particular processed drug list to which the claim belongs. A hierarchy of drug lists are used in a preferred order. If the drug is found on the first drug list, the system then moves directly to the processing stage. However, if the drug is not found on the first list, the system checks whether the drug is on the second drug list. If the drug is found on the second drug list, the system then moves directly to the processing stage etc. Preferably, the drug list hierarchy is as follows: (i) home infusion drug list; (ii) drug only listed as a Medicare Part B drug list; (iii) drug listed as either Medicare Part B or D drug list; (iv) required special class drug list; (v) nebulized drug list; (vi) over the counter drug list; (vii) Medicare statutorily excluded non-Part D drug list; (viii) enhanced benefit system drug list; (ix) Medicare Part D or Medicare Part D covered under an enhanced benefit drug list, and (x) a vaccine drug list.06-24-2010
20090259492Remote Consultation System and Method - A computer-implemented method and system for confirming that a remote consultation between a professional and a client occurred, including monitoring a remote consultation call between a professional and a client using a remote consultation system, storing information of the consultation, and confirming that the consultation took place using the stored information. The consultant can be a healthcare professional such as a doctor, and the client can be a patient.10-15-2009
20090259495SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING EXPERT CARE TO OUTPATIENTS FROM A REMOTE LOCATION - A system for providing expert care to a basic care medical facility (OPCL) from a remote location. The system facilitates real-time, continuous assessment of patients receiving care in an OPCL that is not generally equipped to provide expert medical care on a twenty-four basis. Patient monitoring equipment acquires monitored data elements from a patient monitoring station and transmits the monitoring data over a network to a remote command center. The remote command center also receives other patient data to the extent available from the OPCL. Alternatively, the patient monitored data is sent to a remote command center along with patient data at a pre-established time or when requested by remote command center. The delivery of stored monitoring data and patient data may be expedited if an urgent consultation is warranted. A rules engine continuously applies a patient-specific rule or rule set to the data elements selected from the assessment data from each OPCL monitored patient to determine whether intervention is warranted. Patient-specific rules may be created that are consistent with the capabilities of the OPCL.10-15-2009
20090259493MOBILE HEALTH BOOK - A mobile health book (MHB) is incorporated into a mobile device such that users can manage and track health care related information for the user. The mobile health book includes a health tracking software program stored on the memory of the mobile device. The health tracking software receives and stores various health related information for the user. The health tracking software program communicates with at least the contact management program and calendar program on the mobile device to integrate the function of these programs with the health tracking software. The mobile device is able to communicate with other mobile devices such that health related information from the mobile device can be shared and synchronized with similar information on a second mobile device. The synchronization and sharing of health related information between multiple mobile devices allows the user of one mobile device to track and monitor health related information for a second user through the wireless sharing of information.10-15-2009
20090259491Electronic health record case management system - A method and system for transparent recording, storing, and accessing financial, clinical, and data/information case management services. The method includes collecting service data pertaining to a customer from a plurality of sources, storing the data, and providing multiple points of access to the data for retrieval by an individual via a user interface. A decision-support system may operate independently as an electronic health record or in conjunction with an integrated electronic health record and allows customers or their representatives to plan, facilitate, and monitor the management of financial, clinical, and data/information issues pertaining to their healthcare. In particular, the system is adapted to identify data tending to indicate an anomaly in the customer's health record and facilitate the selection and implementation of one or more options to address and/or correct the anomaly.10-15-2009
20090259488VETTING DOCTORS BASED ON RESULTS - The claimed subject matter provides systems and/or methods that identify healthcare professionals appropriate to treat diseases. The system can include mechanisms that employ patient symptoms, diagnoses associated with the symptoms, proposed treatment plans, or treatment outcomes based on proposed treatment plans, to construct and utilize dependency graphs to infer a score. The inferred score can then be employed to identify qualified healthcare professionals appropriate to treat the disease as presented by the patient and indicated by the symptoms.10-15-2009
20100169117System and Methods For Managing Medication The Administration of A Plurality of Patients - The present invention concerns a system and methods for managing the administration of medication to a plurality of patients who are simultaneously lodged in an institution. The system comprises an information file card which corresponds to each and all patients and a support on which the information file cards may be placed. The method comprises the steps of: providing an information file card for each of the patients; providing a support on which a plurality of information file cards can be placed simultaneously; and arranging the information file cards on the support, in such a manner so as to obtain, in a single display, a quick overview of the medication to be administered to the whole group of patients.07-01-2010
20090276246Automated Interdisciplinary Plan of Care Generation System - A processing device implemented system supports providing a plan of care for a patient. A repository includes data representing a plurality of different patient problems and including data representing an individual plan of care, indicating care to be provided to a specific patient, associated with a patient problem, an expected outcome, clinical observations, and orders for treatment to be administered to a patient. A data processor searches data in the repository to identify one or more candidate plans of care associated with a particular patient problem in response to user entry of data identifying the particular patient problem by searching data in the repository for a code associated with the particular patient problem. A display processor generates data representing at least one display image including data representing the one or more candidate plans of care associated with the particular patient problem enabling a user to select a particular plan of care for a particular patient.11-05-2009
20100174558SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DATA COLLECTION AND MANAGEMENT - Collecting, validating, managing, and sharing data, for example healthcare and patient data, may include using a networked portable device. A forms-based system and process (referred to in some embodiments as DirectForms™) may allow clinical staff to efficiently collect and validate data on portable devices. In accordance with an embodiment, the system combines a portable computing device, validation of data, network connectivity, and an opportunity for shared effort among users via industry-standard (for example HL7 compliant) or customized interfaces. A server-based utility may route forms and HL7-compliant data transaction exports. Interfaces may provide for merging data into appropriate patient records. Some systems may be used in an ambulatory care setting. Various aspects may provide for improved clinical assessment, effective patient management, cost savings, and the ability to provide a more efficient billing process.07-08-2010
20100185462SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SCREENING POTENTIAL TEST SUBJECTS FOR PARTICIPATING IN RECENT TRIALS - A system and method provide dosage information from past trials of potential subjects to clinics performing drug research so the clinics can determine if the potential subjects qualify (i.e. have waited sufficient time) to qualify for second trial. The system provides a clearinghouse that does not divulge the prior trials proprietary information to the requestor. Likewise, the system does not divulge to prior trial holders who is requesting subject information for subsequent trials. Biographical information including biometric identification can be used to identify subjects in the database. A further method allows a subject to confirm the data in the database.07-22-2010
20100179834MANAGING RELATED ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS - Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for a method for linking the health records of two or more patients and alerting them of a change in at least one of the patient's health records are provided. One method comprises, in part, receiving an indication of a desire to link the first medical record of the first patient to a second medical record of a second patient and searching a connected health network for at least one of the first medical record associated with the first patient or the second medical record associated with the second patient. The method further comprises designating a sharing level between the first medical record of the first patient and the second medical record of the second patient, the sharing level indicating an extent of healthcare information that can be shared between the first medical record and the second medical record. The method also includes requesting the second patient to accept a link between the first medical record and the second medical record, and linking the first medical record associated with the first patient and the second medical record associated with the second patient.07-15-2010
20100179835RELATING MULTIPLE ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS - A computer-implemented method for alerting one or more members of a connected health network is provided, wherein the connected health network includes two or more members having linked medical records. The method includes receiving a change in a first health record of a first member, the first health record being linked to a second health record of a second member based on a specified relationship. The method also includes using the change in the first health record to determine whether a condition exists that could affect the second member, and, if so, alerting the second member of the affect of the change in the first health record on the second member.07-15-2010
20100179833AUTOMATED COACHING - System and methods are disclosed that provide a coaching system that is programmed to process data entered automatically or manually for a given client and determine an indication of progress for the given client according to a coaching plan designed for the client. A response generator automatically generates a personalized response for the given client depending on the indication of progress for the given client, which response can be sent to the given client with or without first being reviewed by the client's coach.07-15-2010
20100179832A REPUTATION SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING A MEASURE OF RELIABILITY ON HEALTH DATA - This invention relates to a system and a method for providing a measure of reliability on a first set of health data (07-15-2010
20100179830METHODS AND SYSTEM TO MONITOR MEDICATION IN A HEALTHCARE FACILITY - Methods and system to monitor medication in a healthcare facility are described. An example computer-implemented method to monitor an amount of medication administered includes automatically identifying an actual amount of the medication in a container prior to administering the medication. Additionally, the method includes automatically identifying the actual amount of the medication in the container after administering the medication. Further, the method includes determining a difference between the amount of the medication prior to administering the medication and after administering the medication, wherein the difference is associated with the amount of the medication administered to a particular patient. Further still, the method includes associating the amount of the medication administered with a patient medical record.07-15-2010
20100179826Method of providing tailor-made software for hospital departments - To provide tailor-made software for use in a specific department of a hospital, a software package suitable for use by more than one department of the hospital is provided including components implementing general tasks. Then, software is added implementing tasks which may be considered to extend the general tasks. This extension can be tailor-made for the specific department. In at least one embodiment, the software package includes both front end and back end software components, front end components reacting to user inputs and calling up back end software components, and the extension may be both at the front end and at the back end side.07-15-2010
20100179831UNIVERSAL PERSONAL MEDICAL DATABASE ACCESS CONTROL - Various embodiments for configuring a medical database by a processor in communication with at least one storage device in a computing environment are provided. Medical data are assigned to a patient. A plurality of data types is organized for the medical data. Portions of each of the plurality of data types are designated as public and private data. A plurality of access levels is organized for the medical data. Each of the plurality of data types includes the plurality of access levels. A first access level of the plurality of access levels corresponds to the patient. The medical data is classified according to the plurality of data types, for each of the plurality of data types, according to the plurality of access levels, and according to one of the public and the private data. The medical data is encrypted in a hierarchical structure corresponding to each of the plurality of access levels.07-15-2010
20100179829DIRECT REPORTING OF ADVERSE EVENTS - Systems, methods, and computer readable media are described for communicating an adverse event report directly to an end-user receiving party and tracking one or more adverse event reports. An adverse event may be detected manually or automatically by a system and an electronic adverse event reporting form presented to a user with one or more data fields pre-populated with data from a patient's electronic health record (EHR). The user may enter and edit data in the electronic form and may submit the data in the electronic form directly to an end-user receiving party such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. One or more receipts may be received from the receiving party and indicia from the receipts recorded to one or more records. The submitted adverse event reports may be tracked, accessed, and interacted with through a user interface and additional information may be provided to a user therein.07-15-2010
20100179827SEARCHING AN ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD - A method, system, and medium are provided for searching an electronic medical record. Search results are returned in response to a search query. The search query may be one or more designated medical concepts. The search results may be displayed according to a ranking that determines which search results are likely to be the most responsive to a query submitted by a particular clinician based on matching the most important clinical concepts in each document to the most important clinical concepts in the search query.07-15-2010
20100161356Prescription Order Position Tracking System and Method - An economical prescription order tracking system automatically monitors and tracks hand-carried prescription orders through a pharmacy. The system includes a tracking tag having a unique identifier associated with it secured near the prescription order such that it travels with the order through various locations within the pharmacy. Tag reading devices are positioned at key locations throughout the pharmacy to detect the location of each tag, and its associated attached prescription order. The detected locations are compiled via a computer system and associated with the customer, such that at any given time the location of the prescription order within the pharmacy can be determined, thereby facilitating the efficient operation of the pharmacy. The time each prescription order remains at each location and worker identity information at each location can be recorded and compiled to facilitate workflow and worker efficiency monitoring of the pharmacy.06-24-2010
20100161355SINGLE FIELD ENTRY ELECTRONIC CLINICAL CHART NOTE ENTRY SYSTEM - A system and methods including a web browser (client side) single computer screen interface or mobile device single screen interface which enables the user to electronically record the clinical findings of a patient-clinician clinical encounter to create an electronic clinical chart note by entering the findings into a Single Text Field which then displays these findings in clinical chart note format, a format which emulates the format of the paper clinical chart note, without repeated submissions and communication to the server during chart note creation. The completed clinical chart note is then sent to the server for storage and retrieval. Cumulative stored electronic clinical chart notes for each individual patient constitute that patient's EMR.06-24-2010
20100161354SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING HEALTH CARE USING UNIVERSAL HEALTH PLATFORM - A health care system and method using a personal health device (PHD)-based universal health platform in a ubiquitous environment are disclosed. In order to measure health record by a PHD used by a user and automatically provide it so as to be used for various health care services via platforms, the health care system includes a measurement platform for collecting PHD standard personal health data from one or more PHDs, converting the collected data into clinical document architecture (CDA) standard data, and transmitting the converted data to an information collecting platform; and the information collecting platform for generating composite CDA standard data by using the received CDA standard data and providing the generated composite CDA standard data to services.06-24-2010
20100174561Computer Implemented Methods To Manage the Profitability of An Insurance Network - Computer implemented methods are provided for managing and optimizing the profitability of an insurance network with a plurality of physicians in a healthcare practice participating therein. Exemplary computer implemented methods can include, for example, comparing data received via a communications network for each of the plurality of physicians in the healthcare practice with one or more preferred ancillary medical procedures of the insurance network to thereby identify at least one of the plurality of physicians in the healthcare practice who engages in ancillary medical procedures that are not preferred by the insurance network. Such exemplary computer implemented methods can also include, for example, determining whether the risk of the at least one of the plurality of physicians of not receiving a predetermined reimbursement amount for the ancillary medical costs from the insurance company has been reduced responsive to recommending alternative ancillary medical procedures to the at least one of the plurality of physicians.07-08-2010
20100191545METHODS AND PROCESSES TO TRANSFER PRECONFIGURED SYSTEMS TO REMOTE ENVIRONMENTS - Certain example embodiments provide systems, methods, processes, and/or apparatus to create and deploy preconfigured healthcare information systems to remote locations. A process to deploy a preconfigured system includes configuring a data management system installed within a virtualized environment with settings common to a plurality of network environments. The process also includes creating a portable system image on a secured media at a first location, wherein the portable system image includes an image of the first virtualized environment having the data management system installed. The process further includes transferring the portable system image to a second location. In addition, the process includes restoring the system image onto a second virtualized environment at the second location. The process also includes configuring the data management system to be communicatively coupled to at least one of an information system or a workstation at the second location.07-29-2010
20100274588SYSTEM AND METHOD TO MANAGE A WORKFLOW IN DELIVERING HEALTHCARE - A system and method to manage progression of a patient through a workflow of events occurring in the delivery of healthcare to the patient is provided. The system can include a tracking system operable to acquire a location data of the patient relative to the at least one resource with progression through the workflow; and at least one processor in communication with a memory that stores computer-readable program instructions for execution by the processor to perform the steps of: detecting an association of the patient with the at least one resource dependent on the location data acquired from the tracking system; generating a classification of the patient as receiving emergency care versus receiving urgent care dependent on the association; and generating an output indicative of the classification for communication to a billing system to generate the invoice for delivery of healthcare to the patient.10-28-2010
20100185461METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE PURCHASE OF HEALTH CARE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES - A method comprising the steps of: receiving at a host computer a request from a provider for a payment for a charge incurred by a purchaser and withdrawing from a designated account, all or a portion of the cost of the item based on the payment authorization.07-22-2010
20100185459SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR X-RAY IMAGE IDENTIFICATION - Systems and methods for x-ray image identification are provided. The systems and methods associate patient information with image information. The method includes acquiring patient information from an identification member external to the digital x-ray detector and storing the patient information within the x-ray detector or on an image. The method further includes associating the patient information with the images acquired by the x-ray imaging system and communicating the acquired images with associated information to a host system when the x-ray detector is connected to the host system.07-22-2010
20100185465Electronic Appointment Scheduling For Medical Resources - A computer-implemented system for scheduling patient appointments including a patient interface terminal configured to receive a patient identifier and to display a patient-specific listing of reasons for a medical appointment. The system further includes a computer system adapted for receiving the patient identifier, generating the patient-specific listing of reasons for a medical appointment based on an electronic medical record associated with the patient identifier and a comprehensive listing of reasons stored in a reasons database, receiving a selected reason for a requested medical appointment from the patient interface terminal, and generating and providing one or more specialized appointment scheduling options based on a combination of the selected reason and data from the electronic medical record associated with the patient identifier, the specialized appointment scheduling options including scheduling options for specialized medical resources specifically associated with the combination.07-22-2010
20100262436MEDICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR COST-EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH CARE - The invention is to solve the high cost problems in the current health care system and to increase efficiency and quality of medical care service by using an integrated medical information management system. The invention allows users or patients to manage their own medical information worldwide in a portable device to enhance medication adherence and self-management of personalized health care. A multi-functional medical information center is developed to manage medical information received from various resources to satisfy stakeholders by improving the efficacy, accuracy, and quality of health care information, but simultaneously operated at a cost-effective manner for stakeholders. In addition, the quality control of medical data management will be guarded by a side-by-side comparison technology to warn inconsistent information in medical billing history to prevent medical insurance fraudulent claims. The invention also makes the medical billing system more transparent and patients can find their desired medical doctors, preferred insurance policy, and price comparison of medical products at ease.10-14-2010
20100262434METHOD AND APPARATUS TO CALCULATE DIABETIC SENSITIVITY FACTORS AFFECTING BLOOD GLUCOSE - Methods and apparatus are provided for determining a diabetic patient's carbohydrate to insulin ratio (CIR), carbohydrate to blood glucose ratio (CGR), and insulin sensitivity factor (ISF) using the patient's record of blood glucose readings, carbohydrate consumption and insulin doses. The method provides the sensitivity factors that best account for the patient's observed blood glucose changes by linear regression of appropriately transformed variables. An apparatus that can collect and store the blood glucose readings, insulin dosages, and carbohydrate intake data and process these data according to this invention can generate statistically characterized sensitivity factors to advise the diabetic patient on optimal bolus insulin dosages.10-14-2010
20080215372Device and Method for Continuity of Care in a Health Care Environment - The present invention is directed to a method and device for ensuring patient continuity of care. One aspect of the present method includes providing to a patient a hand-held portable device that has at least a portion of the patient's medical record stored thereon. The patient can then carry the hand-held portable device on his person for access of the information thereon whenever necessary or desired.09-04-2008
20100185463System of Providing an Internet Web Site that Assists Medical Professionals Draft a Letter of Medical Necessity or Other Documentation for Transmission to a Third Party Payer on Behalf of a Patient and Method of use - The systems disclosed is an internet based application that allows clinical professionals to write letters of medical necessity to justify therapeutic services and devices recommended by physicians and/or clinicians. The letters of medical necessity are intended to be read by reviewers who determine whether or not a service or deice is medically necessary. The system herein requires that either a clinician or vendor begin the process by logging on the internet web site and agree to the user agreements as well as HIPAA compliance measures. Upon all information being entered into the system and justifications from a physician for the services and/or devices, the letter of medical necessity is then generated, signed by the clinician and sent to the third party payer for payment consideration.07-22-2010
20080215367Personalized Health Records with Associative Relationships - A method for processing a personal health record (PHR) which includes a plurality of events each having a time stamp. The method includes creating a plurality of event-concept pairs by mapping each of the plurality of events in the PHR to a corresponding health concept, assigning to each of the plurality of event-concept pairs the time stamp of the event corresponding to the event-concept pair, identifying associations among the plurality of event-concept pairs, identifying an associative subset of event-concept pairs among the plurality of event-concept pairs, and linking a plurality of members of the associative subset of event-concept pairs to form a thread, in which the thread presents a relationship among the plurality of members of the associative subset of event-concept pairs.09-04-2008
20120197664METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND DEVICES FOR MANAGING TRANSFER OF MEDICAL FILES - The disclosure herein provides methods, systems, and devices for managing, transferring, modifying, converting and/or tracking medical files and/or medical system messages. In certain embodiments, the foregoing may generally be based on requesting medical files at a first medical facility, identifying the requested medical files at a second medical facility, initiating a secure network connection between the first and second medical facility, modifying a header portion of the medical files based on patient identification information created by the first medical facility, and other processing steps.08-02-2012
20100274591MEDICAL IMPLANT TRACKING AND ORDER MANAGEMENT - An aspect of the present invention may allow medical equipment and/or implants tracking from time of ordering through distribution to the patient. A second aspect may provide a physician or user with the ability to pre-establish certain preferences for which implants to use with a particular type of patient utilizing factors such as activity level, age, and BMI. Another aspect of the present invention may relate to providing a module or interface for a nurse or user to schedule procedures. In some embodiments, a nurse can schedule the procedure by knowing only the physician performing the surgery, what anatomy group needs the surgery or implant, and one or two patient factors (age and activity level for example.) Another aspect of the present invention may relate to providing an analysis tool to allow users to determine clinical data or draw comparisons about the efficacy of certain procedures or implants.10-28-2010
20100274590INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Insurance administration systems and methods including computer-accessible administration portals are disclosed. Some exemplary embodiments may include computer-accessible administration portals that are accessible after an insurance benefits package has been purchased. Some exemplary embodiments may provide post-sale functions, such as providing forms, quotes, and information associated with a previously purchased insurance benefits package.10-28-2010
20100153136ALGORITHM AND PROGRAM FOR THE HANDLING AND ADMINISTRATION OF RADIOACTIVE PHARMACEUTICALS - An algorithm and associated program for performing method steps in the maintaining of records and generating of reports used in the processing of radioactive pharmaceuticals. The algorithm is used as the basis of a program which can accomplish this method automatically. The method involves the determination of dose, the acquisition of the materials, scheduling for the issuance of doses and for future doses, the actual monitoring and control of material and equipment disposal. The algorithm and method are also adapted for the generation of reports on a periodic basis. In short, the method performed by the algorithm allows for an automation through a computer system and this, in turn, allows for the automatic processing of the steps performed and the controls involved in the dispensing of radioactive pharmaceuticals and automatically allows for the generation of governmental and other reports therefor.06-17-2010
20100228570COMPUTER 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.09-09-2010
20100185460Filtering Medical Information - A method and system for filtering medical information in emergency situations are provided. The method includes receiving information relating to an emergency in which a person needs medical help, the information including: details of the type of emergency; and details of a care providing person aiding the person needing help. The method includes obtaining medical information relating to the emergency which may include information relating to the medical condition and/or medical records of the person. The level of medical expertise of the care providing person is determined and the medical information is filtered to provide the medical information appropriate to the level of medical expertise of the care providing person.07-22-2010
20110112863ROUTING A REMOTE TREATMENT PLAN REQUEST - In a method for routing a remote treatment plan request, a treatment plan request is received. The treatment plan request includes patient identification information for a patient, the treatment plan request for requesting creating of a treatment plan for use in radiation therapy. Patient files corresponding to the patient are received, the patient files including information for use in creating the treatment plan. Receiving the patient files includes interfacing with an electronic medical record system, retrieving the patient files corresponding to the patient, bundling the patient files, and transferring bundled files to a server.05-12-2011
20100161353PRESCRIPTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A wirelessly deployable, electronic prescription creation system for physician use captures into a prescription a patient condition-objective of the prescribed treatment and provides for patient record assembly from source elements, with privacy controls for patient and doctor, adverse indication review and online access to comprehensive drug information including scientific literature. Extensions to novel multi-drug packages and dispensing devices, and an “intelligent network” remote data retrieval architecture as well as onscreen physician-to-pharmacy and physician-to-physician e-mail are also provided.06-24-2010
20100274586AUTOMATICALLY ASSESSING DRUG INTERACTIONS WHILE PROTECTING PATIENT PRIVACY - A drug interaction utility can retrieve the patient's current medications from a medication information card on the smart card by interacting with an identity selector on the provider's computer. The identity selector can transmit the current medications to the drug interaction utility without disclosing any information about the current medications to the provider and without disclosing any information identifying tile patient to the drug interaction utility.10-28-2010
20100153135SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING AND REWARDING PATIENT COMPLIANCE - In embodiments of the present invention, a pharmaceutical product compliance reward method and system may include a pharmaceutical product, wherein the pharmaceutical product is marked with a unique identifier; a web site for entering the identifier when a user takes or otherwise utilizes the pharmaceutical product; and a reward system associated with the web site for identifying a condition for reward based on an identifier entered on the web site.06-17-2010
20100145729RESPONSE SCORING SYSTEM FOR VERBAL BEHAVIOR WITHIN A BEHAVIORAL STREAM WITH A REMOTE CENTRAL PROCESSING SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED HANDHELD COMMUNICATING DEVICES - A system, method and related devices for monitoring and improving the training and social eye contact and communication skills of developmentally challenged individuals such as autistic individuals and other individuals with special needs in improving their interpersonal communicating and other skills. A so called, TeachMe component of the system allows the defining of a students/patients long-term behavior or academic or social goal treatment in a hierarchical relationship of skills in treatment plans. It captures behavioral event within a ‘behavioral stream’ and in real time stores the ‘behavioral stream’ in a centralized database that can be accessed anywhere and anytime using the Internet. Procedures and materials used during the treatment are identified and data is stored in a central depository and can be displayed in a therapist's handheld device. The WatchMe component of the system and method monitors and obtains qualitative and quantitative information about the eye contact habits of a subject being trained or interviewed. It provides stimuli that promotes and encourages improvements in the eye contact habits of the subject.06-10-2010
20100235195Computational 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
20100217626System and Method for Clinical Strategy for Therapeutic Pharmacies - A system and method of distributing pharmaceutical prescriptions within a network of pharmacies based on the review of prescription claim data and patient medical state to enable stratification of patients, wherein each pharmacy within the network has been established to handle one or more particular patient medical states.08-26-2010
20100217623Decision Support - Among other things, a computer implemented method includes receiving a unique patient identifier for a patient. The method also includes using the unique patient identifier to retrieve medical information associated with the patient from a centralized information source that includes a patient record containing the medical information. After performing a medical procedure on the patient based on the retrieved medical information, the method includes updating the patient record in the centralized information source to reflect the performed medical procedure.08-26-2010
20100241454Computational 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
20100241453Method, Apparatus And Computer Program Product For Displaying And Permitting Revision Of A Potential Interaction - A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for displaying and permitting revision of a potential interaction with a medication under consideration for prescription to a patient. Initially, one or more potential interactions may be identified between a medication and one or more of a different medication, an allergy or a patient condition. The potential interactions may then be displayed with an indication of the type of potential interaction and the severity of the potential interaction. An input mechanism may be provided that is associated with the display of each potential interaction and that is configured to receive user input indicative of a change in one or more of the different medication, the allergy or the patient condition. Based upon this change, the potential interactions may be revised.09-23-2010
20100241452METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING OPERATIONS AND PROCESSES IN HEALTHCARE DELIVERY IN A HOSPITAL - A method and system for managing healthcare delivery is presented. The method includes receiving data related to patients and the patients' scheduled procedures. Based on the data, a queue is generated for screening the patients. The patients are screened in accordance with the screening queue. Once screened, data related to tracking the patients is obtained. The tracking data is used to generate a tracking queue. The patients are tracked in relation to the tracking queue.09-23-2010
20100241450Diagnostic, Prescriptive, and Data-Gathering System and Method For Macular Pigment Deficits and Other Eye Disorders - A macular health measurement and storage system comprises a plurality of macular-pigment measurement machine for measuring macular pigment density in humans, a plurality of computers each of which is associated with a corresponding one the macular-pigment measuring machines, and a central host. The plurality of macular-pigment measurement machines include a device for receiving macular pigment data from a patient, at least one data transfer port, and at least one processor that enables the transfer of the macular pigment data from the transfer port. The plurality of computers include a first port coupled to the data transfer port of the corresponding macular-pigment measurement machine for receiving the macular pigment data. Each of the computers includes a second port for transferring patient data. The central host is coupled to the second ports on each of the plurality of computers. The central host includes a storage device for storing the patient data.09-23-2010
20100241455METHOD 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.09-23-2010
20100223071SYSTEMS, METHODS, APPARATUSES, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR ORGANIZING PATIENT INFORMATION - An apparatus and system are provided for facilitating organization of medical data, associated with a patient(s) to enable medical professionals to prioritize and deliver timely and appropriate care to one or more patients. The apparatus includes a processor configured to receive medical information, associated with a patient(s), from one or more entities and store the medical information in a memory. The processor is also configured to provide a portion(s) of the medical information to a view of a display(s) and update a portion of the medical information upon receiving new medical data associated with the portion in response to determining that the new medical data corresponds to the patient(s). The processor is also configured to provide the portion of the medical information to a view of a display(s).09-02-2010
20090076855Apparatus, method and system for web-based health care marketplace portal - An apparatus, system, and method are provided to enable an individual to access and manage his health care via a web-based portal. The apparatus, system, and method further provide for the compiling and displaying of localized consumer health care information. In particular, the apparatus, system, and method provide a receiver configured to receive raw health information data from a health information source, and a processor configured to process the raw health information data by transforming the raw health information data into refined health information data. The apparatus, system, and method further provide a storage unit configured to store the refined health information data, and a display including a graphical user interface configured to display the refined health information data, enabling a user to access and manage health care needs of the user in a user selected geographical area.03-19-2009
20090076854METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SAVING ON HEALTHCARE COSTS - A payer may save on healthcare costs and a service provider may receive information about payment according to the inventions. Data about service providers eligible to provide services to patients at in-network rates may be made available. A user seeking a service may select a service provider from the data made available. From the network(s) in which the selected service provider participates, a matching network may be chosen. If the selected service provider participates in more than one network, access and/or savings data for each network may be used to determine the match. Other factors may determine the match. Information relating to the user and matched network is provided to the selected service provider, who or which charges in-network rates for service to the user. The payer may be charged a portion of its savings for their accomplishment.03-19-2009
20090076853SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MAKING IMAGE INTERPRETATION REPORT - To make an image interpretation report on present examination images like CT slice images taken from a patient, a report server is searched for a past report on past examination images taken from the same patient under similar condition. The past report contains an original image link data for linking a key image to an original image that is one of the past examination images. Concerning imaging positions, correspondence data representative of correspondence between the present images and the past images is produced. With reference to the original image link data of the past report and the correspondence data, a present key image is produced from one of the present images, which corresponds in imaging position to the original image of the past key image. Based on data relating to the present key image and data contained in the past report, a template for the present report is displayed on a screen.03-19-2009
20090076852SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AN AUTOMATED PATIENT CONTROLLED SYSTEM OF HEALTH CARE PROVISION AND PATIENT MONITORING USING PERSONAL HEALTH RECORDS - A system to enable automated interactive provision of health care services by allowing selective remote monitoring of patient healthcare information. The system facilitating submission of patient health care instructions to a health care monitoring service, conversion of submitted health care instructions to a patient workflow template, and storage of the patient workflow template on a healthcare data server. The system further facilitating access to a patient workflow template in a healthcare data server with a shared care plan application interface, logging of patient workflow transactions related to a patient workflow template, and monitoring of logged patient workflow transactions with the health care monitoring service to determine if the patient health care instructions are being adhered to.03-19-2009
20100228568Electronic Insurance Application Fulfillment System and Method - A partially-automated system and method of generating insurance pre-applications that reduces data entry and processing errors. Rules-based software applications are used to generate insurance product options for insurance applicants. The fulfillment of each insurance application is outsourced to a service provider which reduces insurance broker involvement in the application process. A central control hub houses computer hardware and software for storing data and transmitting information between the hub and external workstations to facilitate monitoring and completion of each insurance application and placement of insurance policies. Insurance brokers may be partially or wholly reimbursed for the fee associated with each insurance pre-application.09-09-2010
20100228566Portable Vital Statistics Monitoring and Medication Dispensing System - A portable vital statistics monitoring and medication dispensing system that provides personal healthcare management and daily prescription routines. The medication dispenser and vital statistics monitor combination incorporates a medication dispenser, a blood testing system, and other vital sign monitoring into a portable wireless device with customizable features. The medication dispenser and vital statistics monitor combination has the capability of notifying the user of the correct times to take medication and automatically dispensing the accurate prescription dosage. The medication dispenser and vital statistics monitor combination communicates the patient information using an onboard display, transmits the information to a local or distributed network, or prints/embosses/etches the information onto patient information cards, wristbands, or other information sheets.09-09-2010
20100235196Points-Based Reward Program for Improving Medication Adherence and Outcomes - The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for examining an object, particularly in terms of the surface morphology thereof. Said apparatus comprises a transportable housing which can be placed, especially by hand, above the surface segment of the object that is to be examined, and at least three light sources, the optical beam axes of which extend at a slanted angle of incidence relative to the surface segment that is to be examined. The light sources are disposed inside the housing and can illuminate the surface segment that is to be examined through an illumination aperture in the housing. The apparatus further comprises at least one light sensor for detecting the light reflected on the surface segment that is to be examined and a control and evaluation unit which is connected to the light sources and the light sensor. The light sources are arranged such that the optical beam axes thereof extend on different, non-parallel reference planes.09-16-2010
20100235197COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED METHOD FOR GROUPING MEDICAL CLAIMS INTO EPISODE TREATMENT GROUPS - 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, shills 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.09-16-2010
20100241457NETWORK SERVER, CONTROL METHOD, AND MEDICAL NETWORK SYSTEM - A medical network system includes a terminal device for generating ordering information of a medical examination inclusive of personal information of a body, to place an examination order. A server apparatus is positioned at a central hospital as diagnostic service provider for the examination, for receiving the ordering information. A network server is positioned separately from the central hospital. The network server includes an order processor for receiving the ordering information from the terminal device. A communication device transmits the ordering information received by the order processor to the server apparatus. An information generating device deletes the personal information from the ordering information after transmission thereof, and creates index information for specifying the terminal device, the central hospital related to the examination order, and the ordering information received by the server apparatus. A request processor receives a data request of information from the terminal device.09-23-2010
20100241458SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATION OF HEALTH CARE DATA - A system for transmitting healthcare data from a provider to one of a plurality of healthcare payers is provided. The system includes a routing system, and routing engine. The routing engine is in communication with at least one provider computer system and a plurality of healthcare payer computer systems. The routing engine is configured to receive uploaded healthcare data from the provider computer system send the data to one of the plurality of healthcare payer computers.09-23-2010
20100241456Integrated Point of Care Medication Administration Information System - An integrated point of care medication administration system comprises a point of care medication administration system including an interface for communicating with the at least one repository and information sources and including a processor. The processor uses the information and the interface in automatically acquiring for a particular patient, data representing particular patient parameters and laboratory test results associated with a particular individual medication in response to user initiation of an order for the particular individual medication to be administered to the particular patient. A display device presents at least one display image indicating acquired particular patient parameters and laboratory test results of the particular patient and identifying a particular patient parameter or laboratory test result needing to be acquired prior to administration of the particular individual medication to the particular patient.09-23-2010
20100228567Medication Adherence System For And Method Of Facilitating An Automated Adherence Program - A medication adherence system for and method of facilitating an automated adherence program is disclosed. The medication adherence system of the present disclosure may be, for example, a web-based and/or telephone-based system by which enrolled participants may access the automated adherence program. The medication adherence system may utilize an adherence application for assessing patients with respect to, for example, certain barriers and/or other adherence issues. Additionally, by use of adherence application, the content of the interactions between patients and the medication adherence system as well as the frequency and timing of the interactions is optimized with respect to the drop-off periods of medications. The adherence application may include, for example, an interactions routine for processing interactions content, a user interface, a feedback component, a drop-off algorithm, a patient assessment component that may further include a revealed barriers algorithm and a derived barriers algorithm. Further, the medication adherence system of the present disclosure provides a reporting mechanism.09-09-2010
20100228569SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DECODING PAYER IDENTIFICATION IN HEALTH CARE DATA RECORDS - Processing arrangements and methods are provided for the automated decoding or translation of information in healthcare data records, which are coded in a non-standardized or varying formats. A data record which contains information, a portion which is recognized and another portion of which is new, is decoded or translated using a statistical mapping rule. The mapping rule assigns a most likely translation value to the information based on the recognized portion of the information. The statistical mapping rules are established by analysis of a set of previously decoded data records.09-09-2010
20100145726Method and System for Providing a Patient Therapeutic Plan - The present invention relates to a system and method for providing a patient with a therapeutic plan and tracking the process of providing such therapeutic plan. In particular, the present invention relates to systems and methods for obtaining information from a patient, disseminating treatment information to a patient and health care provider, and aiding both in arriving at a therapeutic plan and documenting that interaction with the assistance of a digital assistance device.06-10-2010
20100217622System for Processing Retail Clinic Claims - A method for electronically determining patient medical treatment eligibility, coverage, copayment amount and insurer billing, by: (a) a patient requesting medical treatment at a retail clinic; (b) the patient presenting a health insurance card at the retail clinic; (c) the retail clinic transmitting patient health insurance card information to a centralized adjudication facility; (d) the retail clinic transmitting medical treatment information to the centralized adjudication facility; (e) the centralized adjudication facility determining patient medical treatment coverage, eligibility and copayment amount (f) transmitting the patient medical treatment coverage, eligibility and copayment amount from the centralized adjudication facility to the retail clinic; (g) the patient purchasing the medical treatment by paying the retail clinic the copayment amount, (h) transmitting a bill to the health care insurance provider; and (i) thereby informing the retail clinic clinician to sell the medical treatment to the patient. By simultaneously billing the patient and the insurer, the present invention provides a system that processes the sale of the medical treatment as a sales transaction.08-26-2010
20100250285SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RECRUITING SUBJECTS FOR RESEARCH STUDIES AND CLINICAL TRIALS OVER THE INTERNET - A system and method for managing private records and other confidential information is provided, including a patient interface that allows patients to configure privileges for various parties to access various private records or portions thereof. A database can be accessed via a privacy engine, which respects the configured privileges and allows searching for private records. A plurality of user interfaces is provided to allow records managers, patients, and interested parties to access selected private information. A clinical trials interface allows limited access to a private records database for interested parties to identify germane clinical trials and research studies. A recruitment interface allows conductors of research studies to access private records to locate appropriate research subjects.09-30-2010
20100241459SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRACKING CONSUMER HEALTHCARE BEHAVIOR - A method of tracking healthcare consumer purchase behavior and attitudes, ibncluding recruiting a panel of patients suffering from a medical condition; collecting data regarding attitudes and demographics of said patients; collecting data regarding purchase behavior of said patients; correlating said data regarding attitudes and demographics of said patients to said data regarding purchase behavior of said patients; and making one or more assessments regarding a future marketing strategy.09-23-2010
20100241451Electronic Chain Of Custody Systems And Methods For Use With Drug Testing - Electronic chain of custody systems and methods for use with drug testing protocols are provided. According to some embodiments of the present invention, an electronic chain of custody (“COC”) system provides a digitally stored chain of custody record. The digitally stored chain of custody record can be updated in various fashions including direct computer input of use chain of custody form. For example, the chain of custody form can be used in concert with a data gathering digital pen that can store and pass along pen movements (as data) related to the chain of custody form. Advantageously, the present invention's digital chain of custody system and process enables integration of data from multiple system participants to a digital chain of custody record that obviates the necessity of passing along a conventional paper record. In addition, components of the present invention allow printing the digital COC record and using data recording devices to record data (e.g., handwriting data) to add to the printed COC record, which can be substantially simultaneously added to the digital COC record. Other embodiments are also claimed and described.09-23-2010
20090043610COMPREHENSIVE MEDICATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A comprehensive medication management system is disclosed. The comprehensive medication management system offers a number of compliance related services that may be offered to patients in to improve medication therapy compliance. The system identifies compliance barriers facing individual patents and recommends services designed to overcome those barriers. The system further provides feedback to patients to document their progress. The system proactively identifies patients who may benefit from compliance services and blocks their transactions until the services are explained. The point of sale block may be expanded to other classes of patients so that the transactions of other classes of patients blocked and other messages delivered or some other customized interactions carried out. The medication management system may serve as a central repository of information about a patient's medication treatment program and the medication management system may provide quick and easy access to a patient's entire medication history to facilitate consultations between a pharmacist and the patient. The medication management system may generate lists of tasks for pharmacists to perform in order to deliver the compliance related services to individual patients.02-12-2009
20100223072Method for linking insurance policies - An insurance program that provides improved health care and longevity by emphasizing health improvement and maintenance. After a predetermined waiting period from the time health insurance is purchased, during which the health status of the insured is maintained or improved, the insured may link the health insurance policy with one or more other types of insurance policies, such as; life, disability, nursing home, etc. Throughout the life of the policy, portions of the premiums may be deposited in an escrow account, provided that the health of the insured is maintained or improved, which may be utilized to pay or help pay for the linked insurance and may also be utilized for retirement benefits.09-02-2010
20100223073DYNAMIC MEDICAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS - The claimed subject matter provides systems and/or methods that facilitate disseminating patient related messages as part of a dynamic medical communication environment. A server can receive patient related messages from one or more message source components. Further, the server can broadcast the patient related messages to one or more subscription components as a function of identities of patients respectively corresponding to the patient related messages. Patients can be registered as object to which one or more subscription components can subscribe. Subscription components can automatically, manually, etc. subscribe to registered patients to receive message streams pertaining thereto. Moreover, a registered patient corresponding to a received patient related message can be identified, subscription components subscribed to the identified patient can be recognized, and the message can be broadcast to the recognized subscription components.09-02-2010
20100223070APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MORNITORING HEALTHCARE DATA - The present invention provides an interface for monitoring healthcare data at the caregivers' side, the interface comprises receiving means for receiving a part of the healthcare data and an indication(s) of the blocking status of the rest of the healthcare data, presenting means for presenting the healthcare data, and indicating means for indicating the blocking status of the rest of the healthcare data according to the indication. In this way, a better balance between the benefits of the monitored person and that of the caregivers could be reached.09-02-2010
20100211411SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MATCHING USERS WITH A SERVICE PROVIDER, PROGRAM, OR PROGRAM SITE BASED ON DETAILED ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA - A system and method for matching a user with service providers, at least one program offered by a service provider, and/or a program site for a program is provided. A user is prequalified if the user's profile satisfies acceptance criteria established for the service providers, at least one program offered by a service provider, and/or a program site. Once the user is prequalified, the user is given information to allow them to inform themselves about available service providers, programs offered by the service providers, or program sites and connect with the service provider, program, or program site. The present invention also envisions providing information about a user to at least one service provider, program offered by a service provider, or program site when the user satisfies specific acceptance criteria.08-19-2010
20100250279METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PROVIDING MANAGED CARE OF UNCOMPENSATED POPULATIONS - An apparatus for providing management of uncompensated populations may include processing circuitry. The processing circuitry may be configured to receive patient information corresponding to uncompensated patient treatment events associated with a plurality of patients, apply a screening criteria to identify a patient eligible for care management assignment in which the screening criteria includes qualifications based on uncompensated cost and an identity of a condition for which the patient received treatment, and assign the patient to a selected intervention program based at least in part on the qualifications of the patient.09-30-2010
20100223074APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANAGING INTERACTION-BASED SERVICES - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a syntactic component for retrieving records corresponding to an individual and analyzing the records to assess a condition for the individual; a user interface for capturing interaction data that is associated with an encounter between the individual and a service provider; and a semantic component for comparing the interaction data to interaction criteria, where an action plan for the individual is generated based at least in part on the assessed condition and the comparison of the interaction data to the interaction criteria. Other embodiments are disclosed.09-02-2010
20090106049BIOMEDICAL FEEDBACK METHOD AND SYSTEM - A feedback method and system. The method includes a computing system identifying a user. A biomedical feedback software application is enabled for the user. The biomedical feedback software application in the computing system monitors a first group of current biomedical characteristics of the user. The feedback software application analyzes the first group of current biomedical characteristics of the user with respect to a profile associated with the user. An analysis report is generated in response to the analysis. The analysis report is presented to the user. The computing system monitors a response to the analysis report from the user.04-23-2009
20100211410Customizable Handheld Computer Data Collection System - A software system for gathering and managing medical patient information is disclosed. The system has two components: a first computer module for gathering medical information using medical data entry screens, and a second computer module for creating customized medical data entry screens. The second module can create and customize virtually all aspect of the medical data entry screens. The present invention also allows users to create natural language reports from the medical data that has been gathered, and these reports can reviewed on the screen or through a printout. Additionally, the data is stored is stored in database, with unique identifiers assigned to each data point, thereby facilitating data mining. The system also includes a matrix, a unique data entry tool that allows users to easily correlate body parts and modifiers. The system is designed to be used with handheld computing devices, and is especially suitable for use with emergency medical services, although it can be used in a variety of contexts.08-19-2010
20100169120PATIENT TO DEVICE ASSOCIATION - Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for maintaining an association between a patient and one or more medical devices are provided. Initially, an identification of a patient and at least one medical device may be received. The identification may be received by scanning a barcode, entering an identification into a computing device, or searching a database containing a plurality of patient and medical device identifications. Upon receiving the identifications, the patient and at least one of the medical devices may be associated. This association may be maintained until the patient and the medical devices are disassociated, which may be caused by a variety of occurrences, such as a disassociation by a clinician, a received indication that one of the medical devices is offline, or by a clinician overriding the association in favor of associating that medical device to another patient.07-01-2010
20130218592SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING CONSOLIDATED MANAGEMENT AND DISTRIBUTION OF VETERINARY CARE DATA - According to various embodiments, veterinary care management systems and associated methods are provided for managing electronic medical records and administrative data related to a veterinary care practice. The systems and methods may be used, for example, by a veterinary clinic, related specialty hospital/university facilities, and/or customers and patients thereof to seamlessly and electronically exchange any of a variety of data related to the provision of veterinary care. In certain embodiments, the systems and methods are configured for receiving data associated with at least one patient. In those and other embodiments, at least a portion of the received data is used to facilitate providing medical services for the at least one patient. Various embodiments update at least a portion of the data based upon facilitated medical services, while certain embodiments transmit the updated data, via a network, to users located at distributed sites to facilitate still further medical services or treatment.08-22-2013
20130218593USAGE OF ASSIGNED TREATMENT IN CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS - A computer-implemented method and apparatus for receiving a multiplicity of medical cases associated with a disease, each of the multiplicity of medical cases comprising medical features and assigned treatment, wherein the medical cases are divided into two or more groups such that each of groups is associated with a treatment assigned to medical cases classified into the group; and using the multiplicity of medical cases as divided into the two or more groups, to determine information.08-22-2013
20130218594CLINICAL TRIAL HEALTH CARE DATA MANAGEMENT - Health care data is stored in memory accessible to a server. The server allows users to access the health care data, such as across a communication network. In some embodiments a biometric identifier for a patient is stored with patient information. The biometric identifier can be used to control access to patient records and to quickly locate patient information associated with a particular patient.08-22-2013
20130218602METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR ARRANGING AN INFORMATION SERVICE TO DETERMINE NUTRITION AND/OR MEDICATION - A healthcare system for personalized healthcare includes a user interface for gathering user related data of nutrition or medicaments consumed by the user, and genetic information of the user. The system also includes a research interface for gathering genetic backgrounds of different illnesses in relation to nutrition or environmental factors, and a health care practitioner interface for gathering user related data of user's health state, personalized treatment or history data. The system provides recommendations of optimal personalized nutrition or medication for the user to reach the optimal nutritive, metabolic and/or health state based on: data of nutrition or medicaments consumed by the user, genetic information of the user, genetic backgrounds of different illnesses in relation to nutrition or environmental factors, user's health state, and personalized treatment or history data of the user. The recommendations are then delivered to the user or health care practitioners via corresponding interfaces.08-22-2013
20100063840System and method for managing coordination of collected patient data in an automated patient management system - A system and method for managing coordination of collected patient data in an automated patient management system is presented. One or more displays of patient data are defined. The patient data is collected from one or more patient data sources operating on a remotely managed patient and selected from at least one of a physiological sensor and a therapy delivery device. One or more controls of patient data collection to specify types of patient data to be collected and periodicities of the patient data collection in relation to the patient data displays are defined. The patient data displays and patient data controls in relation to the data collection of a plurality of patient data types and patient data collection periodicities are coordinated.03-11-2010
20100063841SYSTEM AND METHOD OF NOTIFYING DESIGNATED ENTITIES OF ACCESS TO PERSONAL MEDICAL RECORDS - A medical information server and corresponding methods are disclosed for processing of personal medical information, providing some or all of the medical information to authorized requesting entities, and providing notifications of access to personal medical records to designated entities. The server may receive a request for personal medical record information from a communications device of a requesting entity; authenticate and authorize the request; send the requested information to the authorized requesting entity; and send notification of the access to one or more designated entities. The server may further update an access history pertaining to the personal medical record to note the access. The server may further receive a request for the access history of a personal medical record, and send the requested access history information to the authorized requesting entity. Additionally, the server may send notification of the access to the history to one or more designated entities.03-11-2010
20100114606Online therapy database - The present invention relates to the field online databases. More specifically, this method allows school districts to save money on hiring therapists on a full time basis. The present invention provides an automated method for providing therapy to a student by first having a school district issue a treatment plan to an agency. Next, an automated system generates a recommended schedule for the student. After the schedule is approved, the therapist meets with the student and records the detailed information from each session. Afterward, the school is billed for the treatment plan and the therapist is compensated for the services rendered.05-06-2010
20100023348REMOTELY TAKING REAL-TIME PROGRAMMATIC ACTIONS RESPONSIVE TO HEALTH METRICS RECEIVED FROM WORN HEALTH MONITORING DEVICES - Health metrics can be received from at least one person wearing a health monitoring device in an unencumbered fashion that permits free motion. The health monitoring device can wirelessly convey the heath metrics to a remotely located computing device. The received health metrics can be compared against at least one configurable, yet previously established threshold. A change in a situation proximate to the person can be inferred based upon comparison results. A programmatic event can be fired based upon the inferred change. At least one programmatic action can be automatically initiated responsive to the firing of the programmatic event, wherein the programmatic action initiates a response to the inferred change.01-28-2010
20100198619SYSTEMS, METHODS, APPARATUSES, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR GENERATING PATIENT TIMELINES - An apparatus and system are provided for generating one or more patient timelines corresponding to a patient(s). The apparatus includes a processor configured to receive medical information, associated with a patient(s), from one or more different computer systems and store the received medical information in a memory. The processor is configured to examine the received medical information stored in the memory and identify whether data in the medical information indicates the medical information corresponds to a patient(s). The data may include a unique identifier(s) (ID(s)) associated with a patient(s). The processor is also configured to determine if content in the received medical information is designated for inclusion in at least one graphical representation. The content may include one or more unique codes. The processor is also configured to generate a graphical representation(s) corresponding to a chronological sequence of medical events associated with a patient(s) during a period of time.08-05-2010
20100088119System and method for managing medical facility procedures and records - The invention facilitates the efficient administration of medical offices and patient records including visual coordination of room, patient, and task status indicators. The invention also enables improved document review and transcription management.04-08-2010
20120245958Case-Centric Medical Records System with Social Networking - A case-centric medical records system with social networking capabilities is disclosed. Using the system, users can build charts that are centered around a single procedure or treatment and include physician notes as well as imagery and video relating to the procedure. Users can also build social networks around their records by identifying colleagues with whom chart data can be shared. Search functions allow the charts to be searched by diagnosis and procedure codes or by other keywords or information. Users can search their networks of colleagues for relevant experience and expertise and can search and review their colleagues' charts to gain insights.09-27-2012
20120245959METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING PERSONAL/INDIVIDUAL HEALTH RECORDS - A system and method for generating and/or updating a personal/individual health record. Inputs of data to the system may come from diverse sources including, but not limited to, patient questionnaires, insurance company (or other payor) claims data, hospitals, clinics and other institutional providers, and individual physicians and physicians' offices.09-27-2012
20120245955Notifying of Health Events in Peer Environments - Methods, systems, and products notify of health events. Personal health information is stored in memory of a mobile communications device. A peer device is discovered through a wireless personal data network. The peer device is queried for anonymous health information. The anonymous health information is aggregated with the personal health information to produce aggregated health information. The aggregated health information is stored in the memory of the mobile communications device.09-27-2012
20090326983DATA COLLECTION AND DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USE IN HEALTH DELIVERY SETTINGS - A data collection and data management system and method enables an entity user, such as a corporation, that owns and operates more than one type of health delivery setting to coordinate and control patient initial placement and or transfer between multiple health delivery settings to optimize care, improve utilization of resources and staff, and coordinate reimbursement outcomes for multiple health delivery settings. Base raw data is input by the multiple health delivery settings, translated and cleaned for use in a standardized format, and then processed for multiple uses in accordance with a pre-programmed scheme.12-31-2009
20090254371Quality 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. In still further embodiments, one or more members of the set of external controls either validates the clinical rule developed by the staff, or validates a staff-developed clinical rule that was subsequently reviewed by the quality assurance team.10-08-2009
20090254368Method of providing enhanced point of service care - A method for enhancing the quality of care for enrollees of drug prescription programs is disclosed. The method utilizes a pharmacist operating in “real-time” to improve the quality of care and reduce cost for receivers of prescription drugs with chronic diseases. The method of the invention is a significant improvement over traditional disease management models that currently are known in the art.10-08-2009
20090287504METHODS, SYSTEMS AND A PLATFORM FOR MANAGING MEDICAL DATA RECORDS - A method for providing an imaging study at a client terminal. The method comprises receiving a request for an imaging study from a client terminal connected to a first system of a plurality of medical imaging systems and identifying a destination of a device hosting the requested imaging study. The device is disparately connected to a second system of the plurality of medical imaging systems. The method further comprises acquiring the imaging study from the hosting device using the destination and forwarding the imaging study to the client terminal.11-19-2009
20100191546METHODS AND APPARATUS TO AUTOMATICALLY GENERATE SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR HEALTHCARE EVENT TRACKING AND ALERTING SYSTEMS - Methods and apparatus to automatically generate subscriptions for healthcare event tracking and alerting systems are disclosed herein. An example method of generating a subscription for a healthcare event tracking and alerting system includes automatically analyzing healthcare information of a medical data sharing system to determine an interest of a physician in a patient; obtaining a patient identifier corresponding to the patient from the healthcare information; obtaining a physician identifier corresponding to the physician; and associating the patient identifier with the physician identifier to generate a subscription to the healthcare event tracking and alerting system, wherein the subscription enables the physician to automatically receive notifications of data related to the patient.07-29-2010
20100262435TARGETED HEALTH CARE CONTENT DELIVERY SYSTEM - In one example, a method of providing targeted health care content to a patient includes receiving user data specific to the patient. The user data is stored in a user account associated with the patient. Targeted health care content is identified in a content database based on some or all of the user data. The targeted health care content is delivered to the patient.10-14-2010
20090326986AUTOMATED IMAGE ACQUISITION NOTIFICATION - A system and physical computer-readable media for automatic image acquisition notification and routing. A visual and/or audible indication is provided to a user of an application to indicate to the user that image acquisition has occurred. At least one digital image is acquired at a local location using an imaging modality, and an image acquisition notification message is transmitted, (e.g., via a network) to a remote location. The image acquisition notification message is automatically received at the remote location and at least one associated digital image is automatically displayed at the remote location in response to receiving the image acquisition notification message.12-31-2009
20100191544Protocol Authoring for a Health Coaching Service - An author can create a protocol for providing user health coaching. The protocol is based on attributes and configures a health coaching service to be provided for a user. The author can use the attributes to report user health status, set user health goals, and evaluate expressions related to the user's health. The user health status can be reported based on author-created ranges that contain a user health attribute value. User health goals with respect to an attribute can be set over time for a user (or group of users) by the author. Expressions related to the user's health can be created by the author from sets of attributes and operators and executed as rules.07-29-2010
20090254378MEDICAL 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.10-08-2009
20090094060METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONSUMER HEALTHCARE DECISIONMAKING - A method and system for healthcare decisionmaking wherein a consumer begins with a diagnosis, is educated on the interpretation of relevant data relating thereto, assess risk, selects and prioritizes search criteria, reviews treatment option results and compares the results based on their preference, or by using statistically valid data derived from consumers like themselves. The method and system presents a structured framework for communicating information that has been personalized and customized to an individual who is a consumer of information about healthcare. The system is a networked, knowledge-based system that assists the consumer in assessing healthcare treatment options for a variety of healthcare conditions, procedures and clinical diagnoses. The system includes a server and a server-driven remote interface through which a series of progressively more personalized presentations of information are achieved by matching a consumer's preferences with those of demographically similar consumers and best practice information obtained from a variety of public and private sources.04-09-2009
20090187425PDA software robots leveraging past history in seconds with software robots - The International market is a vital horizon for todays and future strategies since it provides a robust and competitive arena for expanding business. The focus of the forgoing is to deploy a suite of decision search tools which will live on the phone network and the internet. The prime focus is to mainstream an electronic data record and medical diagnostic application [telephone/internet deployment architecture] which will address one of the most threatening problems in America “Mainstreaming of remote Health Care Services Access”. These tools will primarily be used to determine the severity of health condition providing Doctor Collaboration and health services routing.07-23-2009
20090177496Relationship prediction system - A Relationship Prediction System for providing a relationship prediction based on the correlation of personal characteristics and the analysis of genetic characteristics is disclosed. In one embodiment, a first person supplies descriptions of their own personal characteristics, as well as descriptions of the personal characteristics of their ideal match, to a website. The first person also furnishes an odor, tissue or fluid sample to a test facility, where genetic characteristics are analyzed and determined. A relationship match is then generated based on both a combination of both a positive correlation of the personal characteristics of the first person and second person, and a measured dissimilarity between the sequence of genetic characteristics of the first person and second person.07-09-2009
20090319301Methods and systems for presenting a combination treatment - Methods, computer program products, and systems are described that include accepting an indication of a schedule for administration of a bioactive agent to an individual and presenting an indication of an artificial sensory experience at least partly based on the accepting an indication of the schedule for administration of the bioactive agent to the individual.12-24-2009
20090319300METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT - A method and system for providing clinical decision support is disclosed herein. The method comprises: mapping medication information with at least one follow up action based on a predefined relation. The follow up actions are suggested to a user upon selecting a medication formation. The method further includes scheduling the follow up actions may automatically.12-24-2009
20090319298PATIENT STATUS AND HEALTHCARE INFORMATION COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - An automated method for communicating patient status updates. The method includes registering a user. The registered user is associated with a patient file on a patient database. The patient file is representative of the patient for which the user will be receiving automated patient status updates. Patient status updates are received on the patient database via direct data entry or over a network. The patient file corresponding to the admitted patient is identified and configured to receive patient status updates for storage thereon. The patient status updates received on the patient file are formatted to conform to communication preferences established on the patient file. The method continues with the transmission of the formatted patient status updates over a network to the user communication device. A user receiving the patient status updates on the user communication device may avoid waiting at the healthcare facility for updates while being informed of any status changes in real-time.12-24-2009
20090150184Medical user interface and workflow management system - A medical user interface and workflow management system for use in X-ray imaging related procedures includes at least one repository. The at least one repository stores data indicating X-ray imaging related characteristics of a current medical procedure being performed including data identifying a type of procedure, comprising at least one of, (a) a current medical procedure is a cardiac related procedure and (b) a current medical procedure is an Angiography procedure. A workflow processor manages and tracks tasks being performed in a current medical procedure and adaptively selects a next task for performance following completion of a current task by selecting the next task based on the current task and in response to the X-ray imaging related characteristics. A user interface generates data representing at least one display image for presentation to a user. The at least one display image includes image elements associated with the selected next task enabling performance of the selected next task.06-11-2009
20090012818DISPENSING MEDICATION AND VERIFYING PROPER MEDICATION USE - Methods, systems, computer program products, and data structures are used for dispensing medication and verifying proper medication use. Medication of a purported type and dosage is dispensed into an individualized patient medication dispensing cup. The cup includes a bar code that associates a designated patient with the dispensed medication. The cup is placed on a network connected scale. Through network communication the scale accesses medication and patient information. From the accessed information (e.g., medication weight data), the scale determines if it is appropriate to administer the dispensed medication to the designated patient and visual indicates the determination. When it is appropriate to administer the medication, it is transported on a secure cart to a patient location. Sensors (e.g., RFID or ultrasound) detect if the dispensed medication is prescribed for the patient at the patient location. When a medication error is detected at any time during dispensing or administration of medication, staff members are alerted.01-08-2009
20090112626REMOTE WIRELESS MONITORING, PROCESSING, AND COMMUNICATION OF PATIENT DATA - A remote wireless monitoring system for patient data, and an ambulatory system for processing and transmitting physiological characteristic data are provided. An embodiment of a system for remote wireless monitoring of data for a patient includes an ambulatory sensor/transmitter subsystem that wirelessly transmits measured values of a physiological characteristic of the patient, a base station that wirelessly receives signals from the sensor/transmitter subsystem, and a remote monitor that wirelessly receives signals from the base station. The remote monitor is configured to generate audio and/or visual indicia (representing alarms, the measured values, device or system status information, etc.) in response to the base station signals. An embodiment of an ambulatory system includes a physiological characteristic sensor, a self-contained sensor processor module coupled to the ambulatory physiological characteristic sensor, and an ambulatory data receiver device coupled to the self-contained sensor processor module.04-30-2009
20090112625Systems and Methods for Obtaining and Preserving Health Care Information - An audiovisual system is provided and is programmed to collect information from a patient or a friend or relative of the patient through a series of questions. The questions are designed to elicit personal information about the patient that will be useful for future caregivers to know. Such information may include the patient's wants, needs, habits, strengths, weaknesses, and information that reveals the patient's personality and history. The answers to the questions are saved as an audiovisual record of the interview on a CD or DVD which can be viewed by present and future caregivers. Applications of the invention include adult patients entering a long term care facility, children entering a group home, etc.04-30-2009
20110040577Holistic health quarters system, product and methods - A system, product and method for providing holistic health quarters and more generally to a process for providing recovery services in a holistic health quarters that offers facilities to transitional housing facilities that incorporate innovative, water-based hydro therapy pools, holistic therapies for athletes, post-operative patients, and individuals looking to enhance their overall fitness to unprecedented levels of efficiency and intensity. The system, product and methods also relate generally to a means for providing hydro therapy underwater treadmill and pool, resistance therapy jets, directional jet systems for hydro massage, underwater monitoring, and adjustable water depth technology for post-operative patients and athletes looking for holistic therapies, or fitness regiments.02-17-2011
20110040575APPLIANCE AND PAIR DEVICE FOR PROVIDING A RELIABLE AND REDUNDANT ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT SOLUTION - A system for providing a reliable and redundant enterprise management solution includes an appliance disposed at a healthcare facility and a pair device disposed at a remote facility. The appliance includes first processing circuitry, a first virtualization manager and a first synchronizer. The first processing circuitry is configured to enable execution of a plurality of applications. The first virtualization manager is configured to virtualize at least storage components and an execution environment for at least some of the applications. The pair device includes second processing circuitry, a second virtualization manager and a second synchronizer. The second processing circuitry provides redundancy for the first processing circuitry. The second virtualization manager is configured to provide redundancy with respect to the virtualized storage components and execution environment. The second synchronizer is configured to communicate with the first synchronizer to enable shifting of operations with respect to one of the applications being executed between the appliance and the pair device. A corresponding method and apparatus are also provided.02-17-2011
20100299155SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A MULTI-DIMENSIONAL CONTEXTUAL PLATFORM FOR MANAGING A MEDICAL PRACTICE - A system and method is provided for generating a multi-dimensional contextual platform that may be used to manage, diagnose, and communicate with patients in a medical practice. In particular, the system may provide a website that may provide dynamic, avatar-based interfaces that include a doctor interface and a patient interface. A doctor may create a subscription with an operator of the website in order to find new patients and view patient health records across multiple dimensions. A patient may create a subscription with the operator to locate a doctor and maintain open communications with the doctor. Once subscribed, the doctor and patient may use the website to enhance the overall healthcare experience by using social networking aspects of the website to facilitate doctor and patient communication in real-time.11-25-2010
20090106051SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENHANCING ORGANIZATIONAL EFFICIENCIES TO DELIVER HEALTH CARE IN AN AMBULATORY HEALTH CARE SETTING - The invention is a system and method for managing patient care workflow, staff and resource allocation in real time in an ambulatory health care (clinic) setting providing the clinic with improved operating efficiencies. The system can stand alone or integrate seamlessly with enabling Electronic Health Record (EHR) applications by presenting the most relevant EHR view and form to the user at appropriate times in the workflow. Embodiments of the invention provide users with enhanced clinical practice functionality, efficiency and effectiveness.04-23-2009
20110112864AUTOMATED SYSTEM FOR THE COMPARISON OF INDIVIDUAL GENOME, TRANSCRIPTOME, PROTEOME, EPIGENOME, AND METABOLOME DATA WITH DATA FROM BONEMARROW DONOR REGISTERS AND BLOOD BANKS, UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD BANKS AND TISSUE BANKS - The invention relates to a system for the automatic, rapid and dynamic allocation of biological cells for transplantation, therapy, or research purposes between collection centers or banks (storage sites) and hospitals, transplant centers or research facilities, and for monitoring and supporting the processes from request transmission up to delivery of a cell preparation suitable for allogeneic transplantation, via the use of allocated preparations up to tracking the results in the patient and providing these data for statistical and other purposes, as well as assigning molecular-diagnostic results of individuals with the aim of verifying options—even in advance—of transplantations among the inventory of registers or banks. Using said system, it is possible for the first time—even in advance and online and with automatic retries—to propose complete solutions in the form of transplantations in specific and individual cases.05-12-2011
20120143627Pharmacy Episodes of Care - Grouping, categorizing, and profiling pharmaceutical claims data to assist health care managers is described. In aspects, a method is described including receiving pharmacy claims data records, validating each of the claims data records for a valid drug code, establishing a number of validated pharmacy claims data records received for each drug identified, grouping the validated pharmacy claims data records to one or more pharmacy episodes, categorizing each pharmacy episode, and storing the validated pharmacy claims data records and associated pharmacy episodes for monitoring usage of prescription drugs. In various embodiments, a pharmacy episode group is a pharmacologically homogenous grouping of drugs with the same therapeutic ingredients used by a patient once or over an extended period of time, and pharmacy episodes are categorized based on algorithms linking the pattern of a physician's recommended use and the patient's pattern of compliance.06-07-2012
20090157432INFUSION PUMP WITH CONFIGURABLE SCREEN SETTINGS - A method and apparatus provides for configuring the backlight brightness level. The backlight brightness level can be configured at the drug library and/or at the medical device, thereby improving the flexibility a user has in changing backlight parameters. A method and apparatus for managing a power saving mode allows the user to configure the power saving program at the drug library and/or at the medical device.06-18-2009
20080228525System for and method for providing patient education and collecting, processing, and reporting patient consumer data - The present invention is a system for and method of providing patient education, and collecting, processing, and reporting patient consumer data. The invention generates reports from information collected from patients, a medical educator, a prescribing physician, and a pharmaceutical manufacturer. A method of collecting, processing, and providing medical data and education includes developing patient survey, collecting patient data, processing patient data, and generating reports to physicians, and pharmaceutical manufacturers that validate the effectiveness of a medical treatment prescribed by the physician.09-18-2008
20080228527Bio-information control system - A bio-information control system includes initial bio-information acquiring means that acquires initial bio-information of a target living body; initial pace line generating means that generates an initial pace line on the basis of the initial bio-information entered by the initial bio-information acquiring means; follow-up bio-information acquiring means that acquires follow-up bio-information of the target living body after having generated the pace line; and corrected pace line generating means that generates a corrected pace line obtained by correcting the initial pace line on the basis of the follow-up bio-information acquired by the follow-up bio-information acquiring means, so that pace lines according to the follow-up bio-information of the target living body is provided.09-18-2008
20100305969SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING SUBSETS OF ELECTRONIC HEALTHCARE-RELATED DOCUMENTS - Systems and methods for displaying subsets of electronic documents generated in association with a patient's encounter with a healthcare organization.12-02-2010
20130132118GENERATING, DELIVERING AND DISPLAYING PERSONALIZED HEALTHCARE INSTRUCTIONS - Personalized heath care instructions are created, delivered and displayed. These instructions may be displayed on one or multiple devices. The devices are not specialized devices. They may be any one of the many devices readily available in the marketplace such as a smartphones, tablet computers, laptops or other computers. Better and effective communication between a caregiver and a patient improves patient care.05-23-2013
20130132119REPORT GENERATOR FOR A MEDICAL IMAGE READING SYSTEM - A teleradiology processing system comprises a central reading station having a plurality of computer work areas, a plurality of transcriptionist stations each having a transcriptionist computer, a shared audio communication channel that facilitates audio communication between the centralized teleradiology location and each of the transcriptionist stations and a database that stores a plurality of medical case files, where the database is accessible by each of the plurality of transcriptionist computers. In operation, each transcriptionist computer takes control of a uniquely assigned one of the plurality of computer work areas to provide information from a pre-fetched medical case. Moreover, each transcriptionist computer prepares a report based upon the medical case file and a tech sheet containing a measurement of at least one feature of a medical image. Each report, once approved by the specialist at the centralized teleradiology location, is written to the database.05-23-2013
20100312579Computational 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.12-09-2010
20100312580SYSTEM FOR ASSISTING IN DRUG DOSE OPTIMISATION - A system for assisting in dose optimisation for patients administering medication to themselves at home consists of a mobile telephone or PDA to which the patient is prompted to enter data indicative of their condition and also the dosage of medication they are taking. Such data is stored on the phone and transmitted to a remote server and is processed against predetermined criteria to decide whether the medication dose should be maintained or increased or decreased based on the patient's current condition. A message instructing the patient to maintain or adjust the dosage is displayed based on this determination. The data is made available both to the patient and clinicians by means of web pages provided by the remote server.12-09-2010
20100312578SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREPURCHASED REPLENISHMENT OF PHARMACEUTICALS - A computer system and method manages the disbursement and replacement of medication units to patients. Medication units disbursed to qualified patients under qualified discount plans are replaced by replenishment. Computer systems implementing traditional replenishment, cached replenishment, and prepurchased replenishment are disclosed. The computer system and method monitors medication units disbursed to patients by a pharmacy and tracks the amount of medication units disbursed to qualified patients of health care providers qualified under a discount program. When the amount of disbursed medication units reaches a threshold, replacement medication units are ordered. The medication units disbursed to non-qualified patients are replaced through restocking and the medication units disbursed under a qualified discount program are replaced through traditional replenishment, cached replenishment, and/or prepurchased replenishment.12-09-2010
20100318381PANEL DIAGNOSTIC METHOD AND SYSTEM - A method and system for computerized medical diagnostics is disclosed. Beginning with interacting with a patient or a healthcare professional via a diagnostic module to obtain patient health items, the system automatically obtains an initial differential diagnosis and multiple strategy differential diagnoses based on the patient health items. In one embodiment, each strategy differential diagnosis is obtained with different analysis criteria of the patient health items. At least a portion of the strategy differential diagnoses are compared and a panel differential diagnosis based on the compared differential diagnoses is determined. The initial diagnosis and the panel differential diagnosis are reconciled so as to recommend an action or provide a diagnosis to the patient or the healthcare professional.12-16-2010
20100305974MEDICATION REFILL ADVISOR SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system and method for automated medication refill are provided, wherein the system and method reduce the time spent on, and potential for error in, accommodating medication refill requests. In one embodiment, the system includes a computer device for executing a medication information input function, a patient information input function, a refill protocol determination function, a refill analysis function, and an automated refill advisory output function. In a preferred embodiment, the system also executes an automatic pharmacy refill authorization function. The system includes a database incorporated therein or in electronic communication therewith. The system and method of the present invention provide a mechanism for medication refill protocols that provides specific patient care guidance for prescribed medications.12-02-2010
20100305975Pharmaceutical 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
20110010194METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR TRACKING MEDICAL CARE - Methods and systems for tracking medical care are described. In an example embodiment, a method for emergency care tracking, comprises entering a chief complaint into an electronic file in a computing system, assigning a chief complaint point value based on the chief complaint, associating the chief complaint point value to the electronic file in the computing system, determining a further point value based on additional treatment, assigning the further point value based on the determination, adding, using a processor, the further point value to the chief complaint point value to generate a total point value, determining, using a processor, a level of service based on the total point value, and communicating, over an electromagnetic communication channel, the level of service to a billing system.01-13-2011
20090037225SYSTEM FOR INTEGRATED BUSINESS MANAGEMENT - A computer-implemented system and method for managing and delivering workflow to a home healthcare service is disclosed. A processing interface is configured to communicate with and receive a request from an application. A request interpretation component converts the request to a standard format and a response formatting component is configured to convert a response to a format that a requesting application is configured to understand. Modules process the request to generate a response and to further process workflow resulting from the response or the request to generate workflow result. A storage platform stores the request, workflow, and workflow result.02-05-2009
20090070148HEALTH CARE DATA MANAGEMENT - Health care data is stored in memory accessible to a server. The server allows users to access the health care data, such as across a communication network. In some embodiments a biometric identifier for a patient is stored with patient information. The biometric identifier can be used to control access to patient records and to quickly locate patient information associated with a particular patient.03-12-2009
20090070146Method for managing the release of data - A system and method is described for managing the release of information from a personal electronic health record (EHR). A central data warehouse maintains at least a part of the HER along with at least a copy of a patient's permission plan for the release of data to others in the health care system. Requests for information may be made by addressees, each addressee possessing credentials. The system and method compares the credentials of the addressee with the personal permissions plan and releases the information permitted by the permissions plan. Where information is denied by the plan, the patient may be offered the opportunity to modify profiles of the plan so as to permit the release of information. The patient may be provided with background information on the need for release of the data, and legal aspects of the release of the data so as to make an informed choice.03-12-2009
20090070143Method and system for differential diagnosis neuro solution - A system and method for diagnosing neurological syndromes is described. A form-based data entry device is used to collect data about the current state of the patient, and the data is supplemented by such data as may be available for a patient history medical data base. A rule-based analysis engine is used to process the data so as to produce a diagnosis of one of ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, or other non-stroke syndrome, and a suitable care path recommended. The rule-based engine may be modified to reflect the capabilities and diagnostic equipment suite available at a specific medical facility, and to implement a version of an approved medical protocol consistent with the local constraints. The diagnosis is linkable to a suitable care path plan. Some of all of the form-based data may be entered by emergency personnel while the patient is in transit to the treatment facility.03-12-2009
20090070144Method and system for stroke prevention and care - A system and method for evaluating patient risk factors and managing the care of patients with risk factors for neurological syndromes is described. A form-based data entry device is used to retrieve medical history data of a patient, to enter updated data, and to request further medical tests and studies. A rule-based analysis engine is used to process the data so as to permit a user to interact with the system so as to determine a suitable care path for either long-term or acute situations. The rule-based engine may be modified to reflect the capabilities and diagnostic equipment suite available at a specific medical facility, and to implement a version of an approved medical protocol consistent with the local constraints. Some of all of the form-based data may be entered by emergency personnel while the patient is in transit to the treatment facility.03-12-2009
20130138456SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING STAKEHOLDER SERVICES - A system and method for providing stakeholder services is provided. The system, comprises a data repository, comprising historical health records and socio-economic condition records of a plurality of patients, and a plurality of processing subsystems that are operationally coupled to the storage device, wherein the plurality of processing subsystems comprise two or more service modules that are configured to provide selective stakeholder services to one or more of a plurality of stakeholders based upon a plurality of parameters.05-30-2013
20130138457ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PATIENT ENCOUNTER TRANSCRIPTION AND DOCUMENTATION - A patient encounter documentation and analytics system includes a mobile computing platform and a server-based host platform. A mobile application in tandem with a wireless microphone collects voice signals during a patient-caregiver encounter, transforms the voice signals into audio data files, and uploads the audio data files to the server. A speech recognition software module digitally transcribes the audio data file into text. A text processing module extracts and organizes relevant clinical data based on keyword, key phrase and question/answer analysis. Relevance of words and phrases may be determined in view of, e.g., their presence, frequency and context. A diagnostic decision support module enables the healthcare provider to review the determined clinical information and provide a diagnosis associated with the encounter. A documentation skeleton module extracts diagnosis-specific text components from the transcribed text file and assembles an electronic medical document based on the diagnosis and the diagnosis-specific text components.05-30-2013
20130138459METHOD, SYSTEM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR EVALUATING A STATUS OF A PATIENT - A method for evaluating a status of a patient is presented, 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 at 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.05-30-2013
20130144654HEALTHCARE CO-MANAGEMENT PLATFORM - A system, a method, and an electronic platform provide co-management for two or more business entities. In one aspect, the disclosure provides for a method including retrieving an electronic record for a client and storing first electronic record information for the client corresponding to a diagnosis of the client by the first business entity. The client is referred to the second business entity in response to the recommended service of the client, corresponding to service provided by the second business entity. The electronic record is provided to the second business entity, and second electronic record is stored for the client corresponding to service of the client by the second healthcare business entity. At least one follow-up visit is scheduled for the client at one of the first business entity or the second business entity. A first portion of a referral fee from the second business entity is distributed to the first business entity, and a second portion of the referral fee is distributed to a co-management system provider.06-06-2013
20110213625Apparatus and method for processing and/or for providing healthcare information and/or helathcare-related information - A computer-implemented method, including storing a healthcare record or a healthcare history of an individual in a database or a memory device, processing, with or using a processing device, information for allowing an individual to access a healthcare record or a healthcare history of the individual with a first computer or a first communication device; processing information for allowing the individual to access or obtain information, a link, or a hyperlink, to information regarding an employee benefit in which the individual is enrolled; processing information regarding an information request regarding the employee benefit or processing information for generating a claim or a request for, or pursuant to, the employee benefit; generating a message containing information responsive to the information request or responsive to the claim or the request; and transmitting the message to the first computer or to the first communication device.09-01-2011
20100332255SYSTEMS, METHODS, APPARATUSES, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR FACILITATING DISPLAY OF MEDICAL PROCEDURE DATA - Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are provided for facilitating display of medical procedure data on a surgical tracking display apparatus. A method may include accessing medical procedure data from one or more data sources. The method may further include aggregating the accessed medical procedure data into one or more procedure data units based at least in part upon predefined aggregation criteria. The method may additionally include assigning each procedure data unit to one of a plurality of groups and ordering the procedure data units for each group. The method may also include causing one or more ordered procedure data units from each of a plurality of the groups to be displayed in order on the surgical tracking display apparatus. Corresponding systems, apparatuses, and computer program products are also provided.12-30-2010
20100332256Medical Data Indexing System and Method - A data processing technique is provided. In one embodiment, a method includes crawling a network via a computing device to access patient data from a plurality of medical resources coupled to the network. The medical resources may include various imaging systems, computers, databases, patient monitors, and other medical devices and systems. The method may also include populating a searchable index of patient data accessed from at least a first medical resource of the plurality of medical resources, and storing the searchable index in a memory device to facilitate user-searching of the patient data via the searchable index. In one embodiment, the patient data includes either or both of DICOM data and HL7 data. Additional methods, systems, and devices are also disclosed.12-30-2010
20100332254IN-VITRO DEVICE SUPPORT FOR X-RAY BASED KIDNEY FUNCTION TEST - A system and method of diagnosing kidney syndromes using an intravenous pyelogram (IVP) is described. The system includes an X-ray imaging device and an in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) device. The IVD device is used to identify risk factors such as sensitivity to contrast agents, or to indicate or rule out other syndromes which may have symptoms similar to kidney malfunction. The level of blood components such as creatinine may be used, in conjunction with other medical data and IVD tests, to determine a risk score for the patient. The risk score may be used to recommend modifications to a baseline procedure such as change in the volume or type of contrast agent, the number of X-rays, or the performance of post-procedure dialysis.12-30-2010
20100332261Connecting 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.12-30-2010
20100198617Template Based Filtering and Summations Flowsheet - A system and method are provided for providing a moveable summary column for a patient based medical flow sheet. The summary column can provide various summations of the patient's data records for any time period depending on where the moveable summation column is placed. The summation of the various patient data depends on the summation parameters defined in the medical flow sheet. The summary column can be moved by the user to any spot in the patient data portion of the medical flow sheet to sum up different intervals of data. The moveable summation column will present summary data for each of the patient parameters as designated by the medical flow sheet developers depending on the placement of the summation column.08-05-2010
20110010200Patient and Physician Communication Tool - A method of performing communication between a healthcare provider and a patient by accessing a communication server includes a healthcare provider module, a patient module, and a database. The patient registers and accesses the patient module. The healthcare provider registers and accesses the healthcare provider module. The database includes information associated with the patient and the healthcare provider. The method includes processing an agreement of the patient to access a message from the database, providing a list of authorized individuals being granted permission to access the a messages from the database, communicating an identification code to the patient and to the authorized individuals, and displaying a mailbox interface associated with the patient module to the patient on the identification code being entered. The message is accessed on-demand from the patient module. The message is accessed by any of the patient and the authorized individuals.01-13-2011
20100169119Systems and Methods for Delivering Continuous Quality Improvement to Complex Non-Manufacturing Industry - A system and method is disclosed to functionally show how to use a technology-based continuous quality improvement platform with software integration to improve the execution of complex processes in a measurable way. The platform demonstrates how healthcare delivery, as one example of a complex process, is represented as an input-output system (inputs represent determinants of outcomes, and outputs represent the impact those determinants have on specific measures). The software system helps execute tasks, monitors responses (i.e. outputs), learns (by correlating inputs to outputs), and adjusts (by providing practical decision support to users); ultimately these are the basic steps to create a technology based continuous quality improvement methodology for complex systems.07-01-2010
20110246236SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRACKING AND REPORTING CLINICAL EVENTS ACROSS A VAST PATIENT POPULATION - 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
20110010199METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR HEALTHCARE INFORMATION DATA STORAGE - The invention pertains to managing and storing personal/family/close-ones private medical and health information on a secure personal computer. The application enables better management and tracking of the health and illnesses using health and medical information from the individual which is available and accessible using the technologies ranging from application-to-application electronic exchange to those entered manually and saved in the system. The system stores the information securely and restricts users to authorized information. The information tracked includes and individual's medical profile, incidents, doctor's and hospital's visits, insurance, medications, dosages, refills, periodic/routine tests, notifications, women's health, medical expenses, exercise, nutrition, diet/weight loss, Medicaid/Medicare, family history, genetics, alternate medicines, home remedies, data-to-knowledge-based home diagnosis for preliminary emergency medical care/treatment, etc.01-13-2011
20110010197Connecting Consumers with Service Providers - A request to generate a medical service team for a particular consumer of medical services is received and records including names of one or more medical service providers associated with providing a medical service to the consumer of medical services are retrieved from a data repository. An electronic invitation to join the medical service team associated with providing medical services to the consumer of medical services is sent and responses to the invitation are received. A listing of medical service team members is generated from the responses and the records.01-13-2011
20110010198SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTE HEALTH MANAGEMENT - A system for remote care management includes: (a) a communicating management unit coupled with at least one care rendering unit; the communicating management unit includes a principal decision support unit; and (b) at least one remote unit communicatingly coupled with the communicating management unit. The at least one remote unit includes at least one disconnected mode capable remote unit. The at least one disconnected mode capable remote unit includes an ancillary decision support unit. At least one of the principal decision support unit and the ancillary decision support unit cooperates with the communicating management unit to present at least one recommended result based upon at least one predetermined set of parametric values to effect remote health management.01-13-2011
20110010196PHARMACEUTICAL INVENTORY TRACKING SYSTEM AND METHOD - In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a pharmaceutical inventory review and tracking system and method particularly suited to provide virtual inventory management and tracking in a manner effectively monitoring and eliminating the waste currently associated with many prescription writing and filling protocols. The present invention provides management processes that review clinical appropriateness of a prescribed medication and can identify waste, and is designed to be a re-usable process adapted to minimize such waste and insure medication inventory is conserved.01-13-2011
20110015947Collaborative Multi-facility Medication Management System - A computer implemented method and system is provided for managing health care and obtaining analytical insights using information related to health care in a collaborative environment. Health care users and health care providers access a medication management platform in the collaborative environment. The medication management platform comprises a medication management application and a research repository. The health care users and the health care providers interact and communicate with each other in the collaborative environment using collaborative tools provided on the medication management platform. The medication management application acquires health care information of the health care users' personal health records populated from health care information sources. The medication management application monitors and tracks the acquired health care information. The medication management application updates the de-identified research repository by consolidating the monitored and tracked health care information. The medication management application analyzes the consolidated health care information for obtaining the analytical insights.01-20-2011
20090012816SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CLINICAL ANALYSIS INTEGRATION SERVICES - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for organizing and querying patient data by a clinical information system via a clinical analysis integration service. Certain embodiments provide an electronic patient data system for exchanging electronic patient data between a data repository and a clinical system. The electronic patient data system includes an electronic data repository configured to aggregate and store patient-related data. The electronic data repository is accessible to and searchable by a plurality of clinical systems via a clinical analysis integration service. The system also includes a clinical analysis integration service providing data from the electronic data repository to one or more clinical systems in response to a query from a clinical system. In certain embodiments, one or more clinical systems may provide feedback to the electronic data repository and engage in an iterative dialog.01-08-2009
20110029326INTERACTIVE HEALTHCARE MEDIA DEVICES AND SYSTEMS - Interactive healthcare media devices and systems are disclosed herein. An example method for use with a healthcare information system includes synchronizing a physician record library with a repository to include findings of an analysis performed by a reviewing practitioner, wherein the physician has access to the record library via a first portable device capable of outputting a multimedia presentation of the findings, wherein the first portable device is to enable the physician to modify the findings to generate a report; in response to receiving the report, synchronizing a patient record library with the repository to include the report, wherein the patient has access to the patient record library via a second portable device capable of outputting a multimedia presentation of the report, wherein the second portable device is to enable the patient to generate a response regarding the report; and in response to receiving the response from the second portable device, conveying the response to the physician record library02-03-2011
20110029328SYSTEM 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.02-03-2011
20110029325METHODS AND APPARATUS TO ENHANCE HEALTHCARE INFORMATION ANALYSES - Methods and apparatus to enhance healthcare information analyses are disclosed herein. An example method for use with a healthcare information system includes automatically detecting a scheduled analysis of healthcare information associated with a patient based on a detection of the patient; retrieving textual data corresponding to a medical history of the patient from an information source according to a first configuration setting, wherein the first configuration setting controls which of a plurality of aspects of the medical history is to be retrieved; generating a report using the textual data according to a second configuration setting, wherein the second configuration setting controls an organization of the generated report; converting the report to an audio file and storing the audio file in memory; and in response to detecting an initiation of the scheduled analysis, outputting at least a first segment of the audio file on a presentation device associated with the scheduled analysis in conjunction with a presentation of one or more images associated with the scheduled analysis.02-03-2011
20090024418SYSTEMS FOR GENERATING RADIOLOGY REPORTS - A method of generating a patient report, comprising: presenting an operator with an on screen menu of standardized types of reports; having the operator select a standardized type of report from the on screen menu of standardized types of reports; presenting the operator with an on screen organ list corresponding to the selected standardized type of report; for each organ, presenting the operator with a menu of standard medical descriptions corresponding to the organ; having the operator determine a medical description corresponding to each organ; and outputting a patient report describing the medical description of each organ.01-22-2009
20110035236System for managing laboratory test results for patients taking an endothelin receptor antagonist - The invention provides a system and method of collecting, storing and managing laboratory test results of patients. In one embodiment the invention is directed towards collecting, storing and managing laboratory test results of patients taking an endothelin receptor antagonist (ERA). The system provides a way of securely collecting and tracking information from a plurality of patients, a plurality of laboratories, and a plurality of health care providers by use of a database. The method comprises receiving patient information from health care providers, receiving a laboratory test schedule for each patient, and laboratory tests needed for each patient. This data is entered into a central processing computer. The patients then go to any laboratory to have the monthly testing done due to the ERA prescription. The laboratory test data collected is sent to the central processing computer. The central processing computer can generate an automated report on the laboratory results and supply the results to the health care provider. Additionally, if no laboratory test data for the patient is entered into the central processing computer in accordance with the laboratory test schedule for the patient, the central processing computer will notify a call center which will call the patient, laboratory or health care provider informing them of the overdue laboratory test data.02-10-2011
20110035237SPECIMEN TESTING APPARATUS, TEST INFORMATION MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, AND TEST INFORMATION OUTPUT METHOD - The information processing unit receives input of an user ID and a password when the operator carries out log-in, and executes user authentication process. When the log-in process is carried out by the user, the information processing unit outputs test results together with an patient attribute information including patient ID, name of the patient, attending physician, medical wards, comments regarding patient, and the like. When the log-in process is carried out by the maintenance technician, the information processing unit outputs the test result only.02-10-2011
20090171697Optimization and Individualization of Medication Selection and Dosing - The invention provides population models, methods, and algorithms for targeting a dosing regimen or compound selection to an individual patient. The methods and algorithms of the invention utilize population models that incorporate genotype information for genes encoding drug metabolizing enzymes for one or more compounds of interest. The methods allow integration of genotype information for one or more genes encoding a drug metabolizing enzyme, particularly a cytochrome P450 gene with patient data. The methods allow integration of genotype information and the effect of one or more compounds on one or more drug metabolizing enzymes. The methods allow iterative feedback of drug metabolizing data obtained from a patient into the process of generating a dosage regimen recommendation for a compound of interest for an individual patient.07-02-2009
20110040578Device, system and method of displaying and improving the access to disclosed medical data - A method, system and device for storing and displaying medical records with a particular user. Once the medical records are inputted into a database, that information would be transferred to a portable device carried by or provided in close proximity with the user. Removable insulating strips are provided to complete an electrical circuit between one or more batteries and a circuit board. Once a circuit is created, contact will also be maintained between the one or more batteries and the circuit board. However, a timer is employed to power down the circuit, if an input button has not been engaged for a predetermined period of time. A second embodiment would allow a user in contact with a particular organization to include the user's identification number in a first relational database and the medical data in a second relational database.02-17-2011
20110112865Method and System for Extracting Medical Information for Presentation to Medical Providers on Mobile Terminals - A system for providing medical providers with medical records accessible from a mobile terminal in one embodiment comprises reformatting the information in a medical record database to be used with large, ergonomic icons allowing easy transitions between pages of information in the medical record. Docking stations or wireless networks may enable the mobile terminal to access the medical records. Thus, the medical provider may have bedside access to the information in the medical records to make informed decisions about treatment regimens.05-12-2011
20110112868METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MANAGING DISTRIBUTED DIGITAL MEDICAL DATA - A network for mediating the peer-to-peer transfer of digital patient medical data includes a plurality of distributed agents each associated with a health care provider and connected to a central system. Periodically the agents collect local information relating to patient medical files and/or data streams, for example diagnostic images and associated reports, and process that information into metadata files acting as pointers to the original files. The metadata files are transmitted to the central system where they are parsed and the attributes are stored on the central system in patient records with records from the same patient grouped together whenever possible. Registered users can search the central system, even in the absence of a unique identifier, to identify patient records pointing to the remote patient medical files. Upon finding a patient medical file, the invention provides a streamlined process for communicating access authorization from the patient to the hospital or facility storing the medical files. Once patient authorization is received, secure processes are provided for transferring the data in its entirety to or for viewing by the user in a peer-to-peer fashion.05-12-2011
20110112867METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MANAGING DISTRIBUTED DIGITAL MEDICAL DATA - A network for mediating the peer-to-peer transfer of digital patient medical data includes a plurality of distributed agents each associated with a health care provider and connected to a central system. Periodically the agents collect local information relating to patient medical files and/or data streams, for example diagnostic images and associated reports, and process that information into metadata files acting as pointers to the original files. The metadata files are transmitted to the central system where they are parsed and the attributes are stored on the central system in patient records with records from the same patient grouped together whenever possible. Registered users can search the central system, even in the absence of a unique identifier, to identify patient records pointing to the remote patient medical files. Upon finding a patient medical file, the invention provides a streamlined process for communicating access authorization from the patient to the hospital or facility storing the medical files. Once patient authorization is received, secure processes are provided for transferring the data in its entirety to or for viewing by the user in a peer-to-peer fashion.05-12-2011
20110112866System And Method For Monetized Electronic Mobile Commerce - A system and method for optimizing mobile commerce relates to delivering user applications and interactive content and tracking systems, along with paid content, to a user mobile appliance at a location-based merchant's place of business. This enables location-based merchants to automate business administrative tasking, commerce transaction management, and customer service while increasing revenue generation on behalf of their enterprise, their clients and/or related third parties. The system may securely authenticate, admit, process, profile, aggregate and archive information inputted directly by the client at the merchant's place of business, or in advance of the client's arrival to the merchant's place of business.05-12-2011
20090063193Dashboard diagnostics for wireless patient communicator - Portable patient communicators (PPCs) comprise a first radio configured to communicate wirelessly with a patient implantable medical device (PIMD) associated with the PPC and a second radio configured to communicate wirelessly with a network. Memory is configured to store at least first information about wireless connectivity between the PPC and its associated PIMD. A processor is coupled to the memory and the first and second radios. A power source is configured to supply power to components of the PPC. The processor is configured to coordinate discontinuous communication between the PPC and its associated PIMD via the first radio and coordinate discontinuous communication between the PPC and the network via the second radio. The processor is configured to coordinate wireless transmission of the first information to a remote server via the network, and the remote server receives second information about wireless connectivity between each of the PPCs and the network.03-05-2009
20090063195MEDICAL SERVICE SUPPORT SYSTEM, MEDICAL SERVICE SUPPORT SERVER, AND MEDICAL SERVICE SUPPORT TERMINAL FOR SUPPORTING MEDICAL SERVICE - In the embodiment of the present invention, when identification information acquired from a drug or instrument to be used on a patient is not included in schedule information stored beforehand, a user is notified to confirm that the identification information is not included in the schedule information. After the notification is provided, in registering the acquired identification information as practice details, the name of a doctor who instructed to use the drug or instrument, which is different from the drug or instrument specified by schedule information, and the reason for the instruction are registered, while associated with the practice details. Accordingly, drugs or instruments necessary for patients can be used in an appropriate manner.03-05-2009
20090063196SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DENTAL CASE MANAGEMENT - A system and method of case management is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of managing dental cases is disclosed, the method comprising storing in a data storage, user information indicative of a plurality of users, storing in the data storage, patient information indicative of a plurality of dental patients to which access is granted to at least one of the users, storing in the data storage, case information indicative of a plurality of dental cases, each dental case relating to a single dental patient and to which access is granted to selected ones of the users, identifying a computer as being associated with a particular user, and, in response to a request from a computer identified as being associated with a particular user, transmitting information in the data storage to the computer to which access is granted to the particular user.03-05-2009
20090063190MEDICAL PERSONAL DISPLAY ASSISTANT GUIDE - A system and method of managing medical-related data includes at least one database comprising medical-related data, wherein the at least one database comprises a first module that stores and retrieves data relating to pharmaceutical drugs; a second module that stores and retrieves data relating to medical treatment protocols; a third module that stores and retrieves data relating to healthcare reimbursement data; a fourth module that stores and retrieves data relating to medical billing coding data; and a fifth module that stores and retrieves data relating to medical education data. Furthermore, at least one client system is operatively connected to the at least one database through a communications channel, wherein each of the at least one client system accesses all modules of the at least one database; consolidates data based on user instructions; and broadcasts the consolidated data.03-05-2009
20110246232PRESCRIPTION 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 delivery of the medical product to the patient, and a payment transferor for payment for the medical product upon delivery.10-06-2011
20110082709SYSTEM AND DEVICE AND METHOD FOR BLOOD SUGAR LEVEL ANALYSIS AND COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING COMPUTER PROGRAM PERFORMING THE METHOD - A blood sugar level analysis system includes a database, an input device, a processing device and a display device. The processing device is connected to the database, the input device and the display device. The processing device includes a blood sugar recording module and an evaluation module. The blood-sugar recording module obtains at least one measured blood sugar level of a user taken within at least one measurement time period of a day, and records the measured blood sugar level into the database. The evaluation module obtain the measured blood sugar level taken within the measurement time period for each day in an evaluation time span from the database, and bases on the measured blood sugar level(s) obtained to evaluate a abnormal blood sugar level risk of the user within the measurement time period, and the risk is provided for display at the display device.04-07-2011
20110087501SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING AT-HOME MEDICAL PREVENTION, RECOVERY, AND MAINTENANCE - A web-based method implemented by at least one computing device for automating a medical treatment plan is described. Content related to a program that is associated with a medical treatment is identified. The identified content is digitized. The digitized content is stored in a database. The identified content is provided to a patient via a user interface to assist the patient who is associated with the medical treatment.04-14-2011
20110178822MedicVue.com-Personal Emergency Medical Database - MedicVue.com is an interactive website that provides confidential database storage and retrieval for basic medical information. Access for medical personnel is through a member ID code that is visible on member cards, id tags and silicone bracelets. The code system is a ten character alpha-numeric code that is generated when registering. The code corresponds to entered information that is stored. To maintain confidentiality, no personal information is visible. One area of the database is an Emergency/Medical Records Area that shows the condensed version of a member's entered information; this section is read-only. The second area is the member login area, a password protected section that allows for the entering or editing of information. Database areas of entry include emergency contacts, allergies, immunizations, current medications, physicians, surgical history, implants, organ donor status, medical notes and unique identifying marks sections.07-21-2011
20110178820Status Reporting Of A Structured Collection Procedure - Embodiments related to a system and method managing the implementation, execution, data collection, data analysis and status reporting of a structured collection procedure running on a portable, hand-held collection device are disclosed. The collection device performing the structured collection procedure has program instructions that when executed by a processor cause the processor to initiate automatically a schedule of events of the structured collection procedure upon one or more entry criteria being met at some unknown time, store in memory patient data collected in accordance to the schedule of events, end automatically the structured collection procedure upon one or more exit criteria being met at some unknown time. Status reporting can be provided throughout the execution of the collection procedure.07-21-2011
20100030580Physician to patient network system fo real-time electronic communication & transfer of patient health information - The Physician To Patient (P2P) network system, a private & secure infrastructure for independently practicing physicians and patients for real-time electronic communication & transfer of patient health information is disclosed by the invention. The invention also discloses an efficient and natural method for creation of Electronic Medical Records by physicians in their own handwriting. The P2P network system utilizes a plurality of devices and components defined by the invention, and custom programming to integrate all equipment, devices and components of the network system. The invention also discloses a highly targeted method of advertising, the One2One Advertising, for healthcare product manufacturers to reach physicians and patients. A number of healthcare related business processes, currently executed manually are performed automatically by P2P network system software. The invention will improve the quality of services to patients, and reduce the overhead cost of the medical offices, and the healthcare industry.02-04-2010
20130191161PATIENT DATA INPUT AND ACCESS SYSTEM THAT ENHANCES PATIENT CARE - The present disclosure provides a platform for collaborative electronic medical records creation and analysis that provides a more efficient alternative to present EMR systems for healthcare providers. The system includes a server and a user device configured to communicate with one or more EMR or HIE systems. The user device and the server are configured to provide healthcare providers easy access to their patients' data, to accurately collect or receive patient data from healthcare providers, to enable healthcare providers to better collaborate on patient treatment, to automatically provide decision support tools which are based on better quality patient data and statistically significant stored patient data, to enable healthcare providers to better control patient healthcare costs, and to enable healthcare providers to provide better overall patient care.07-25-2013
20090132288SYSTEM 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.05-21-2009
20100217625METHOD OF OPTIMIZING HEALTHCARE SERVICES CONSUMPTION - A method of optimizing healthcare services consumption according to the invention includes the steps of assessing the healthcare situation of an employer providing healthcare benefits to a population, identifying a first group of patients from the population likely to generate expensive healthcare claims based on data representing past claims, periodically determining whether patients in the first group have satisfied certain predetermined healthcare requirements, identifying a first group of providers who provide high quality, cost efficient healthcare services based on the practice patterns of the providers, prompting patients who have not satisfied the predetermined healthcare requirements to obtain services from providers in the first group, and responding to healthcare requests from patients by determining whether the requesting patient is seeking services from a provider in the first group, and, if not, urging the patient to obtain such services from a provider in the first group.08-26-2010
20100114607METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING REPORTS AND SEGMENTATION OF PHYSICIAN ACTIVITIES - A system includes a database with at least one dataset with at least one data field corresponding to at least one field of data of a medical claim form, a computing platform in communication with the database, and a memory module. The at least one dataset is formed from de-identified provider information. The memory module contains at least one conversion table for converting between a provider identification code and a corresponding provider name. The computing platform receives a request for information, extracts from the database one or more datasets having information responsive to the request, and forms an output table based on the extracted one or more datasets. The table includes the provider name.05-06-2010
20110082710ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD CREATION AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM - An electronic medical record system enables organic growth of medical conditions or choices linked to predefined human body systems or an anatomical image. These choices are used as blue print launchers that form sentences/paragraphs as a user interacts with the choice lists. The choice lists can include a set of control variables that can be selected to create a medical history of a patient in the form of one or more visit notes. The medical history of the patient is formed by user selection of some of the control variables for insertion into fillable data entry locations in the sentences/paragraphs. The sentences/paragraphs are in the form of blue prints which are available generically to be populated with patient specific information to form customized blue prints for a particular patient. Multiple data perspectives in the electronic medical record system allows relatively easy and simultaneous collection of the complex medical data to produce medical visit notes or letters during a patient office visit.04-07-2011
20110087503SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING PATIENTS INCENTIVES FOR HEALTHY BEHAVIORS - Methods for monitoring a patient's health are provided. The methods compromise the steps of providing a website accessible via a computer for monitoring a patient's health; entering the patient's clinical data onto the website; analyzing the data to assign at least one preventive care protocol to the patient; providing a clinic for monitoring the progress of the patient's health; and providing the patient at least one incentive should the patient's health improve.04-14-2011
20110087500PROCESSING PATIENT DATA USING A COMPUTER INTERFACE - The present invention relates generally to healthcare, and more specifically to a process for more completely and more accurately identifying and collecting health insurance plan members' medical diagnoses in compliance with the regulations of one or more health insurance payors such as, but not limited to, the United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (“CMS”) Medicare Advantage regulations. In particular, the present invention provides a computer interface whereby health insurance companies may ensure that their members are accurately diagnosed and that claims are accurately filed by reviewing existing member medical records to identify additional diagnoses which may have been treated but not specifically identified in claims filed by the members' health care provider.04-14-2011
20100010832System and Method for The Diagnosis and Alert of A Medical Condition Initiated By Patient Symptoms - A system and method are provided for diagnosing and generating an alert for a medical condition using procedures initiated by symptoms being experienced by a patient. Diagnostic procedures are initiated in response to the patient entering specific symptoms the patient is experiencing through a patient activator device. The patient activator device may then acquire more information related to the symptoms from the patient, instruct an implantable medical device to perform measurements of certain physiological parameters related to the symptoms, or instruct the patient to perform certain tests. The symptoms and data collected from the patient and medical device are transmitted to a remote diagnostic device for performing clinical decisions based on such information and determining whether the patient is experiencing a particular medical condition. Upon detection of a condition, the remote diagnostic device generates an automated response that may include generating alerts to patients/physicians or instructions for treatment.01-14-2010
20110093295CONSUMER ENABLING SYSTEM FOR PERSONALIZED HEALTH MAINTENANCE - We disclose a system (human interaction, process, software and a device) that analyzes health maintenance options emanating from expert panels in relationship to age, race/ethnicity and gender, family history and genetic susceptibility, lifestyle as well as historical information entered by the consumer, develops a personalized health maintenance plan and assists the consumer in implementing such a plan. The system allows a consumer, not necessarily a health professional, to develop a personalized plan that would otherwise require complex analysis and medical training. The system is automated and updatable, capable of learning from experience and allows potential interface with Electronic Medical Records.04-21-2011
20110246231ACCESSING PATIENT INFORMATION - A connection component generates a user interface for display to a patient computing device. The user interface provides the patient computing device with access to hospital visit records of the patient maintained in a hospital database. The user interface may further receive selection of a care provider by the patient for granting the care provider electronic access to the patient's hospital visit records.10-06-2011
20120245956Pharmacy-based data transfer methodology - A pharmacy-based data transfer methodology includes providing at least one computer with sufficient software and hardware to perform the following: (i) receive and store a set of unique identifiers corresponding to a specific patients; (ii) receive prescription medication information data on those patients, attaching received prescription medication information data to the corresponding unique identifier and storing it, and (iii) generate a printed pharmacy data card for a patient showing and corresponding prescription medication information data for each of the prescriptions that have been stored for the patient; and, providing the printed pharmacy data card to its corresponding patient.09-27-2012
20120245961METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR FORMATTING TEXT FOR CLINICAL FACT EXTRACTION - An original text that is a representation of a narration of a patient encounter provided by a clinician may be received and re-formatted to produce a formatted text. One or more clinical facts may be extracted from the formatted text. A first fact of the clinical facts may be extracted from a first portion of the formatted text, and the first portion of the formatted text may be a formatted version of a first portion of the original text. A linkage may be maintained between the first fact and the first portion of the original text.09-27-2012
20100017230SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COLLECTING, PROCESSING, AND STORING DISCRETE DATA RECORDS BASED UPON A SINGLE DATA INPUT - According to the present invention, there is provided a system and method for the collection, capture, processing, storage, and tracking of data for both electronic clinical trial and electronic source health records for purposes, based upon a single data collection instance. Upon the collection of data at a clinical trial site, the data are transmitted to a central server where it is captured as an electronic source document(s) in human readable format. The system then transmits the captured electronic source document to a trusted third-party's electronic document repository. Then, the system uses the same captured data to populate the clinical trial's electronic data capture database. The system incorporates security and encryption features to ensure that privacy information requirements are not violated. In the preferred embodiment, the electronic data capture provider for a clinical trial has no control over the server of the trusted third-party vendor, complying with regulatory requirements. Additionally, the collected data can be pushed into a clinical site's electronic health record system or any equivalent system which houses electronic data. Throughout the operation of the system, an audit trail is maintained which records information relating to all data recording, modifying, and accessing events.01-21-2010
20090313049Apparatus and Method for Processing and/or Providing Healthcare Information and/or Healthcare-Related Information - An apparatus, including a processor which processes a request to access, obtain, change, alter, or modify, information contained in a provider's or payer's record or file, wherein the processor determines whether a requesting individual or entity is authorized to access, obtain, change, alter, or modify, information contained in the provider's or payer's record or file, wherein the processor either allows the accessing, obtaining, changing, altering, or modifying, of the information contained in the record or file, or the processor denies the accessing, obtaining, changing, altering, or modifying, of the information contained in the record or file, and further wherein the processor generates a notification report containing information regarding the allowance or the denial of the accessing, obtaining, changing, altering, or modifying, of the information contained in the record or file, and a transmitter, wherein the transmitter transmits the notification report to a communication device associated with the provider or payer.12-17-2009
20090326984APPARATUS 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.12-31-2009
20120035962COMPUTERIZED MEDICAL SELF-DIAGNOSTIC AND TREATMENT ADVICE SYSTEM INCLUDING MODIFIED DATA STRUCTURE - A system for providing computerized, knowledge-based medical diagnostic and treatment advice. The medical advice is provided to the general public over a digital network via interactive dialogue. Software authoring languages, interactive voice response and speech recognition are used to enable expert and general practitioner knowledge to be encoded for access by the public. “Meta” functions for time-density analysis of a number of factors regarding the number of medical complaints per unit of time are an integral part of the system. A semantic discrepancy evaluator routine along with a mental status examination are used to detect the consciousness level of a user of the system. A dynamic data structure is used to record and save new patient data over time. A symptom severity analysis helps to respond to the changing conditions. System sensitivity factors may be changed at a global level or other levels to adjust the system advice as necessary.02-09-2012
20120035960SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A PERSONALIZED EXCHANGE MARKET - The present invention relates to systems and methods for providing a personalized exchange market, and more specifically, to systems and methods for establishing personalized pledge agreements for uncertain future events or occurrences. In one embodiment, the invention includes a method including the steps of facilitating a pledge offer via a network, the pledge offer specifying an outcome of an uncertain future occurrence, the uncertain future occurrence being independently definable; facilitating an acceptance of the pledge offer over via the network, the acceptance forming a pledge agreement; determining the outcome; and facilitating performance of the pledge agreement based on the outcome.02-09-2012
20090048873Method and system to manage coronary artery disease care - A system and method updates the status of an individual care plan to be performed at different locations. Worksteps of the care plan may be performed at a number dispersed medical facilities and/or specialists. Data regarding a workstep may be locally entered at the facility that performs the workstep. A data base of the individual care plan may then be updated, and subsequently remotely accessed via a communications network by other medical facilities to view the current status of the care plan. For instance, before a current workstep is performed, medical personnel may view textual information detailing and images acquired during the performance of a previous workstep performed at a different facility. As a result, an effective and efficient means of transferring information regarding the patient and care plan among medical facilities is provided.02-19-2009
20090048871MOBILE WIRELESS MEDICATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - The specification and drawing figures describe and show a system for medication management is disclosed, illustrated, and claimed that includes a mobile wireless communication instrument. A data processing system (02-19-2009
20090048870System and Apparatus for Medical Error Monitoring - An apparatus and system for providing improved monitoring errors in a medical setting. The apparatus includes a storage medium, display and scanner that allow medical personnel to quickly and reliably track and monitor samples collected from patients, such as information about the type, location, and timing of a collected sample. An unable to complete function labels incompletely collected samples or otherwise notifies the processing facility. Label sets and/or messages are generated to guide medical personnel when performing orders. Errors are linked to collection events for variance tracking. Temporary identifier labels are generated for containers and such when no order is pending. Order of draw procedures are communicated to medical personnel at the collection site.02-19-2009
20130191154MEDICAL DATA SYSTEM GENERATING AUTOMATED SURGICAL REPORTS - Briefly, a medical data system collects data concurrent with performance of a medical procedure. In one example, the medical procedure is a surgery, and a surgical support system collects and presents surgical information concurrent with the surgery's progress. A graphical display in the operating room is used to capture in near real time, what happens in the operating room. Medical personnel in the operating environment use the surgical system to capture detailed information regarding the surgery. The surgical system allows the medical personnel to graphically record key data, which enables a surgical report to be promptly generated. In this way, the surgical system enables the near real time collection and presentation of surgical data, and ensures the data and the surgical report is accurate and complete.07-25-2013
20130191149LATEX DETECTION AND WARNING SYSTEM AND METHOD - Provided is an apparatus that stores a formulary. The apparatus includes a memory device that stores the formulary, the formulary comprising a plurality of drug entries. A code reader interprets computer-readable codes. An interface device generates an allergy warning. After a computer-readable code that is associated with a drug entry of the plurality of drug entries is read by the code reader, the apparatus compares drug information of the drug entry to allergen information, and controls the interface device to generate the allergy warning when the drug information and the allergen information match.07-25-2013
20130191148ADDING PROBLEM ENTRIES TO A PATIENT SUMMARY - Information including a data set indicative of a condition is categorized by changing a categorization state of the data from an active state to a past state based on a time of an update (e.g., time of an update of a diagnosis, when a file may be updated) indicative of a resolution of the condition. When a most recent entry in the data set exceeds a duration range for the condition as determined by a knowledge base, the categorization state of the data is changed from the active state to the past state. Further, it is determining whether the condition is correlated with a treatment. When the correlated treatment is being taken by a subject, changing the categorization state of the data from the active state to the past state.07-25-2013
20090043612Electronic Health Management System - A method and system of aggregating, integrating and reporting medical data for the purpose of encouraging the use of a health care program recommended to a patient by a health care provider, comprises maintaining a database of recommended health care actions by patient and health care provider; maintaining a database of recommended changes in recommended health care actions by patient and health care provider; requesting agreement by a health care provider to the recommended changes for at least one patient of that provider; communicating to that patient (1) the recommended changes and (2) the agreement by the health care provider to such recommended changes; maintaining a database of actual changes in recommended health care actions by health care provider; and delivering to at least certain of the health care providers an incentive to recommend health care actions that include the recommended changes.02-12-2009
20120245954Medical Record Collection System - A medical collections system to provide an efficient, scalable, and accurate process for collecting, analyzing, and delivering medical records or analysis of medical records to a client, the system comprising a computer architecture that allows configuring projects to be performed and delivered according to the client's predetermined standards, loading data in a standardized and organized way to map provider information, scheduling requests, retrieving records, and utilizing quality checks to check for quality of the records retrieved, analyzing the records, maintaining accuracy of the analyzed record through an overread process, and delivering high quality results that can be reviewed by and delivered to clients according to the client's specification.09-27-2012
20100131296Internet Health Data System - An Internet based health data system for providing patient medical, health, insurance and related data via the Internet, to a plurality of potential users including the patient based on profile and security that complies with all regulations including the HIPAA Act. The system registers and maintains an individual's health data by adding a meta-data wrapper thereto that then determines applicability-to-use cases defined by system logic. A patient profile is also used to recommend and independently search the Internet for appropriate information to benefit the patient and potential stakeholders and caretakers of the patient. Each profile and related data is interactively developed with regard to the individual patient and the other participant users including physicians, insurance institutions, hospitals, laboratories, family genetics, health care facilities, government agencies, etc. and stored in a relational database to be continuously updated through a patient's lifetime. The profiled health material is converted into contemporary, multi-tiered object oriented content utilizing Internet browser technology (i.e. HTML, VRML, HTTP/IIOP, Visual Basic, Active X, XML, RDF, Java-script, etc.) and integrated to the presentation level using object oriented technology and standards (e.g. OODBMS, Java, .jt, SQL, SOAP, CORBA, OLE, COM, etc.). The system is patient centric with a free web interface provided to the individual. Financial support is derived from the other stakeholders that can use this data. The system will constitute a single source of patient data that is secure and immediately accessible over the WWW to the appropriate stakeholders. The data is registered to the system and does not necessarily need to reside in a separate duplicated environment. All this data is converted in real time for standards based viewing across the WWW using standard browser technology.05-27-2010
20100063846System and method for storage and dissemination of personal health information - The invention disclosed herein is a system and method for the collection and dissemination of personal health information, including demographic data, medical history and insurance coverage. The individual is issued a card containing a microchip to which information is downloaded from each healthcare provider or a central medical database. The information downloaded on the card is easily carried by the patient and provides ready access to other healthcare providers of personal health information such as past medical history, current medications, available insurance and name and address of the patient, among others. The personal health information contained on the card may be viewed by the individual and corrected if necessary.03-11-2010
20100063845Systems and Methods for Allowing Patient Access to a Patient Electronic Health Records - Methods and systems are provided for providing patient and healthcare providers with access to a patient EHR a computer workstation. A user interface accessible via a network is provided that allows a user to access an EHR system comprising at least one patient EHR. The user is identified using a security administrator, and access is granted and denied based on user identification. The user obtains a patient EHR from the EHR system by providing instructions via the user interface. The user is provided with at least one functionality application allowing a user to add information to the patient EHR. The patient EHR is updated based upon the information entered by the user using the at least one functionality application and storing the updated patient EHR in the EHR database.03-11-2010
20100131293INTERACTIVE MULTI-AXIS LONGITUDINAL HEALTH RECORD SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF USE - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide graphical patient health record timeline systems and methods for providing electronic health record information within and across clinical patient encounters. Certain embodiments provide a graphical patient health record timeline interface system. The system includes a spectrum representation graphically representing different types of patient information. The representation is navigable by a user to access one or more clinical data elements relating to the patient. The system also includes a plurality of indicators dividing the representation based on encounter. Selecting a clinical data element in the representation provides additional information related to the clinical data element to the user.05-27-2010
20120173279CONSOLIDATION OF HEALTHCARE-RELATED SCHEDULES ACROSS DISPARATE SYSTEMS - Subject matter described herein is related to providing a consolidated schedule having event entries that originate from disparate systems. For example, a central repository receives event entries from a plurality of disparate systems and aggregates entries associated with a particular clinician. The aggregated entries are transformed into a consolidated schedule, which is provided to a client device (e.g., mobile computing device or desktop computing device) used by the healthcare clinician (e.g., doctor, nurse, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, etc.). The consolidated schedule includes events scheduled to take place at different healthcare facilities or different departments within a healthcare facility. When viewing the consolidated schedule, the clinician can request patient information (e.g., vital statistics) relevant to a selected entry and execute other actions (e.g., rescheduling, note entry, event creation, etc.) relevant to the entry.07-05-2012
20090313048CLINICAL TRIALS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - Clinical trials are defined, managed and evaluated according to an overall end-to-end system. The central authority creates protocol meta-models and makes them available to clinical trial protocol designers. Each meta-model includes a short list of preliminary patient eligibility attributes which are appropriate for a particular disease category. The protocol designer chooses the appropriate meta-model, and encodes the clinical trial protocol, including eligibility and patient workflow, within the selected meta-model. The resulting protocol database is stored together with databases of other protocols in a library of protocol databases. Sponsors and individual clinical sites have controlled access to the protocols. Study sites make reference to the pertinent protocol databases to which they have access in the protocol database library in order to perform patient eligibility screening. Once a patient is enrolled into a study, the protocol database indicates to the clinician what tasks are to be performed at each patient visit. These tasks can include both patient management tasks and data management tasks. The workflow graph advantageously also instructs the proper time for the clinician to obtain a patient's informed consent. The system reports patient progress to study sponsors, who can then monitor the progress of the trial, and to a central authority which can then generate performance metrics. Advantageously, a common controlled medical terminology database is used by all components of the system.12-17-2009
20090313044FLEXIBLE CARE PLAN METHODS AND APPARATUSES - A care plan management system (12-17-2009
20100063849SYSTEM 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.03-11-2010
20090216563ELECTRONIC PROFILE DEVELOPMENT, STORAGE, USE AND SYSTEMS FOR TAKING ACTION BASED THEREON - Examples of the present invention include profiling systems that store, manage and respond to electronic profiles. The profiling systems utilize attributes of the electronic profiles to take predictive or deterministic action, including identifying content to be provided and notification of selected content. Embodiments of the invention allow the profiling system to be used as a trusted intermediary where the profile owning entity controls access to their electronic profiles across their network of devices and services.08-27-2009
20090216555SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PERFORMING AUTOMATIC SURVEILLANCE AND TRACKING OF ADVERSE EVENTS - A system, method and computer program product are provided for automatically detecting and tracking adverse events. The system may include one or more data sources configured to provide a combination of clinical, operational and financial data associated with each of a plurality of patients. The system may further include a network entity configured to receive at least part of the combination of data and to apply one or more trigger rules to the combinations of data to identify one or more suspected adverse events. The network entity may further be configured to receive an indication of one or more confirmed adverse events from among the suspected adverse events, and to automatically compile at least part of the combination of data associated with respective patients in association with which the confirmed adverse events occurred. The system may further include a user device configured to enable performance of a root cause analysis of the compiled data.08-27-2009
20090216561METHODS FOR MANAGEMENT OF ANTICOAGULATION THERAPY - Presented herein are methods for determining dosages of anticoagulants for a patient. Also presented herein are apparatuses for determining dosages of anticoagulants for a patient. Further presented herein are electronic medical records systems comprising a program for determining dosages of anticoagulants for a patient. Further presented herein are clinical decision support programs for determining dosages of anticoagulants for a patient. Further presented herein are virtual anticoagulation clinics for determining dosages of anticoagulants for a patient. Further presented herein are point of care anticoagulation devices for determining dosages of anticoagulants for a patient.08-27-2009
20090216560SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING MEDICATION PRESCRIPTIONS USING BIOMETRIC IDENTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION - This invention is a system and method for a matching system that cross-references patients anonymously with doctors and pharmacies. The invention uses patient-unique biometrics, such as fingerprinting, retinal scanning, or another such unique identifier, for patient identification and verification without revealing a patient's name or other personal information. The system tracks patient prescriptions and produces alerts to indicate potential problems, such as drug interactions or possible fraudulent behavior. The system can produce a traceable paper trail, for investigation or prosecution, and protects the medical industry, patients, and the public from the consequences of doctor shopping.08-27-2009
20090216559SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING ANONYMOUS ACCESS TO HEALTH INFORMATION - A system for providing anonymous access to health information may include an interface, a memory and a web portal. The interface may be operative to receive a test result of a biological sample of an individual and a unique identifier associated with the test result. The individual may not be identifiable by the unique identifier. The memory may be operative to store a record in a database. The record may include the test result and the unique identifier associated with the test result. The web portal may be coupled with the database and may be operative to receive the unique identifier from a user. The web portal may retrieve the record comprising of the unique identifier, and display the test result stored in the record to the user.08-27-2009
20090216557Software System for Providing Access Via Pop-Up Windows to Medical Test Results and Information Relating Thereto - A software system is disclosed having pop-up windows that efficiently deliver informational and/or actionable messages that provide access to medical test results and related information. The otherwise invisible software receives and displays the messages on a computer where a medical professional can immediately access test results and related information. A pop-up window can include controls that delete messages and/or close the window, and can also include codes used to access medical test results, and/or hyperlinks that automatically open separate windows to display medical test results, context information, and/or other related information. Message elements can be arranged in columns and can be sorted by selecting column headers. In preferred embodiments, the medical professional provides identifying information so that only messages directed to the medical professional are displayed, and in some embodiments displayed messages and responding actions are logged.08-27-2009
20090216562METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACCOMMODATING DIVERSE HEALTHCARE RECORD CENTERS - A healthcare portal aggregator collects data from healthcare portals of different institutions to provide patients with a comprehensive view of their healthcare information. The aggregator visually organizes data by datatypes for easy reference while visually linking the data to healthcare institution identifiers to preserve the healthcare institution's connections to their patients.08-27-2009
20090216556Patient Monitoring - Some embodiments of the invention provide a method for monitoring patients in a unit of a hospital, an entire hospital, or several hospitals. In some of these embodiments, the methods receives data pertaining to multiple patients. The method aggregates the data and calculated scores based on the received data. The method also calculates trends associated with the aggregated data and/or the generated scores. The method further displays the aggregated and calculated data in a unified display that facilitates efficient allocation of resources in the hospital unit, the hospital, or the group of hospitals.08-27-2009
20100063848SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COLLECTING AND MANAGING PATIENT DATA - A system and method that employs standardized data collection forms for use by health care providers and patients to enable efficient collection, storage and management of patient data for treatment of diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis.03-11-2010
20100063844EXTENSIBLE THERAPY DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF - An extensible therapy delivery system for an individual having a clinical rules module providing an existing clinical rule and is extensible to receive a new validated clinical rule and method thereof are disclosed. The extensible system also provides a domain module having existing clinical data and base logic and is extensible to receive new clinical data and additional logic to support the new validated clinical rules. The extensible system also provides a data request interface that directs a request for information from the clinical rules for the determination of therapy for the individual to the domain module, which answers the request with the existing and new clinical data and logic. The extensible system delivers to the individual the therapy determined by the clinical rules module from using the answer to the request provided by the domain module.03-11-2010
20100063842SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR INDICATING AN IMAGE LOCATION IN AN IMAGE STACK - System and methods for indicating an image location in an image stack are disclosed. An example method includes generating an index of indications of medical image locations in a medical image stack including a first indication of a first medical image location in a medical image stack and a second indication of a second medical image location in the medical image stack, displaying in a user interface the first medical image and the first indication of the first medial image location within the medical image stack, receiving a scroll input and scroll through the index displaying indications of medical image locations in the image stack until the second indication of the second medical image is displayed, receiving a selection of the second indication of the second medical image, and displaying in the user interface the second medical image and the second indication of the second medical image location within the medical image stack.03-11-2010
20110099033METHODS, SYSTEMS, DEVICES AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR TRANSMITTING MEDICAL INFORMATION FROM MOBILE PERSONAL MEDICAL DEVICES - A method of transferring medical information can include transmitting medical information from a mobile personal medical device responsive to determining that a remote system is authorized to receive the medical information. Related Systems, devices, and computer program products are also disclosed.04-28-2011
20110099034COMPUTERIZED METHODS FOR DISPLAYING CLINICALLY-RELATED IN-PATIENT INFORMATION - Methods for use in, e.g., in-patient care computing environment, for displaying clinically-related in-patient information on at least one patient-viewable display device are provided. A method in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention may include receiving a clinical order associated with an in-patient, automatically generating one or more tasks based on the clinical order received, and automatically displaying the task(s) on the patient-viewable display device. If desired, the method may additionally include associating the clinical order and the task(s) with an electronic record associated with the in-patient (e.g., an electronic medical record), and accessing the electronic record to obtain the one or more tasks for display on the patient-viewable display device.04-28-2011
20110099032INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus includes a similar case search unit configured to search for similar case data, which is medical case data including examination information similar to examination information of a medical practice target in characteristics, from a medical case database that stores medical case data including examination information of a subject associated with medical practice difficulty level information based on the examination information. The information processing apparatus further includes a display mode determination unit configured to determine a display mode applicable to the similar case data based on a medical practice difficulty level of the similar case data searched by the similar case search unit, and a display unit configured to display the similar case data according to the display mode determined by the display mode determination unit.04-28-2011
20100057496METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NAVIGATION TO UNSEEN RADIOLOGY IMAGES - Certain embodiments present a system for navigating medical images of a patient file stored in an image database. An image labeler labels medical images based upon whether the images have previously been displayed on an interface. The system also provides an image search engine that searches the images based on the labels. The image search engine generates a subset of images from a larger group of medical images within a database based upon the labels. The interface includes a graphical meter that corresponds to medical images that have not previously been displayed on the interface. The graphical meter may enumerate the quantity of images that have not previously been displayed. The graphical meter may also illustrate the proportion of images that have not previously been displayed. The graphical meter may include a hyperlink that points to an image that has not previously been displayed. The graphical meter may also include a hyperlink that points to a location containing the images that have not been previously displayed.03-04-2010
20110099031REAL TIME CAPTURE AND COMMUNICATION OF IN-TRANSIT PATIENT MEDICAL INFORMATION - Several methods and a system for real time capture and communication of in-transit patient medical information are disclosed. In one embodiment, the system includes an instrument to capture a health data of a patient while the patient is in transit from a first location to a second location. The system also includes, an integration device having a processor and a memory coupled to the instrument and other instruments capturing the health data of the patient while the patient is in transit from the first location to the second location. In addition, the system includes a communication module of the integration device to transmit the health data to one or more of a client device, a dispatcher device, a hospital based device, a law enforcement device and an emergency personnel device while the patient is in transit from the first location to the second location.04-28-2011
20090030727 System and User Interface for Acquisition and Storage of Patient Medical Insurance Data - A system is integrated with a hospital information system (HIS) to provide patient health insurance information identifying patient medical insurance eligibility coverage by sorting and parsing batched electronic transaction message data to provide information to an HIS to facilitate accurate billing and account follow up. A system acquires patient medical insurance coverage identification data for use in medical reimbursement claim generation. An acquisition processor acquires medical insurance coverage information associating medical insurance coverage identifiers with corresponding patient identifiers for multiple different patients. A display processor initiates generation of data representing at least one display image for presenting an acquired medical insurance coverage identifier and corresponding patient identifier and enabling a user to initiate storage of the medical insurance coverage identifier in a record associated with the patient identifier in a healthcare information system. A communication processor initiates communication of the medical insurance coverage identifier for storage in the record associated with the patient identifier in a healthcare information system in response to a command received using the at least one display image.01-29-2009
20080255881Intelligent parallel processing system and method - In at least one exemplary embodiment, a method and system for an automated intelligent parallel processing enabled architectural framework for supporting electronic human services (EHS) are disclosed. EHS include healthcare services. The system and method may include, for example, a methodology and process environment component having an intelligent parallel business process, a collaborative environment component, and a knowledge enablement and augmentation environment component that are operatively interconnected via an intelligent broker component/module. The architectural framework can be applied to one or more domains on a network. The intelligent parallel business process can include an initiation sub-process, an evaluation sub-process, a formulation sub-process and a communication sub-process.10-16-2008
20080255880Plan-of-Care Order-Execution-Management Software System - A method and apparatus that assists healthcare workers in managing each patient's “plan of care” (PoC). It consists of automated and semi-automated software modules integrated into a single system that perform processes for streamlining care planning, delivery and continuous quality improvement. These processes include establishing patients' PoCs, evaluating required POCs against available resource, notifying staff when resource shortages exist or are projected, adjusting PoCs to account for resource shortages, tracking the execution of PoC Orders, altering the Orders when they are not executed in a timely manner, adjusting PoCs to account for problems with Order execution, and presenting analytic reports of healthcare delivery performance.10-16-2008
20100070306Patient Community System With Anonymized Electronic Medical Data - A computerized system allows intercommunication of patients with respect to the treatment of their diseases. This system includes an electronic medical record database providing electronic medical records of a given set of patients as developed by healthcare professionals and linked to an anonymous identifier for each patient and a set of terminal devices accessible to the patients allowing for the electronic exchange of information through a display and data input device. A server system connects the anonymous medical record database and the terminal devices and executes a stored program to: (1) allow an authenticated connection by a given patient to the server system through a terminal device and associate the connection with an anonymous identifier; (2) permit authoring by the given patient of a patient site viewable on a terminal device incorporating medical records from the anonymous medical record database associated with the anonymous identifier; and (3) identify to the given patient other patient sites for other patients having shared medical conditions according to a predetermined clustering of data of the anonymous medical record database.03-18-2010
20100070304SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING MEDICATION SIDE EFFECTS IN PATIENTS - A system for automatically correlating a patient's symptom with medication side effects includes: a computing device for use by medical personnel to input and display data; a first database including an electronic health record (EHR) for the patient; a second database including Physician's Desk Reference (PDR) data regarding side effects of medications; and a server configured to receive information from the computing device regarding the symptom; retrieve a list of the patient's medications from the first database; obtain a record of recognized side effects of those medications from the second database; and transmit a message to the computing device regarding medications and side effects correlated with the symptom.03-18-2010
20120123804Systems and Methods for Providing an Inducement to Purchase Incident to a Physician's Prescription of Medication - Systems and methods for providing targeted content to a patient who has received a prescription for medication. The systems and methods generally provide the content prior to the Point of Sale (POS) of the actual prescription allow patients to review the content and possibly act on it prior to actually obtaining the medication. Depending on embodiment, the content may be provided by a pharmacy at or around the time of dispensing or by a physician at or around the time of prescribing.05-17-2012
20120123803Method and System for Transforming Patient Care - A method and system of transforming patient care including a multi-disciplinary strategy consisting of the adoption of a “code” alert used to mobilize and coordinate all treatment caregivers, improve regional paramedic education, and a database to track the progress of a patient as they move through the emergency medical system is described. In an effort to reduce the elapsed time from when the patient first encounters medical providers to the time of treatment, the time intervals during a patient's treatment travel are tracked and analyzed to highlight areas that need to be improved upon.05-17-2012
20120123802System and Method for Utilizing Incentives to Promote Patient Compliance and Improve Patient Outcome - 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.05-17-2012
20120123801PET/CT BASED MONITORING SYSTEM SUPPORTED BY A CLINICAL GUIDELINE NAVIGATOR - An oncology monitoring system comprises: an image analysis module (05-17-2012
20120123800PATIENT MONITORING SYSTEM HAVING A PATIENT HISTORY SLIDER - A patient monitoring system designed to monitor a patient located in a home or residence and to provide information to a health care manager located at a healthcare facility. The system includes a base station configured to be located at a residence or home of a patient. The base station has an input for receiving physiological measurements from sensor connected to a patient. A computer system located remotely from the patient's home or residence receives information from the base station over a network. The computer system performs an automated risk assessment of the physiological data, and generates a graphical user interface having a patient history slider. The computer system, in response to movement of the slider, updates a session time frame, updates a trend of physiological measurements, and updates the results of an automated risk assessment.05-17-2012
20110077974SYSTEM 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.03-31-2011
20110077970METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PROVIDING A PATIENT QUALITY MONITOR - A method for providing a patient quality monitor may include receiving an identification of quality metrics associated with each of a plurality of health care conditions in which the quality metrics correspond to external standards of care for the respective health care conditions, extracting clinical patient quality data regarding activities corresponding to the quality metrics identified from a database, sorting the clinical patient quality data according to health care condition, and presenting compliance data on a dashboard display indicative of compliance with the quality metrics of a selected one of the health care conditions based on the sorted clinical patient quality data. A corresponding computer program product and apparatus are also provided.03-31-2011
20110077971Apparatus and Methods for Monitoring and Modifying Anticoagulation Therapy of Remotely Located Patients - A patient apparatus is configured to receive and analyze information regarding patient compliance with anticoagulation medication and self-test coagulation regimens related to anticoagulation therapy. In addition, a patient apparatus is configured to receive data from a patient, including physiological data, pathophysiological data, biological data, psychological data, neuropsychological data, and/or behavioral data. Utilizing the received patient data, a patient apparatus can modify a warfarin regimen using an algorithm contained within the apparatus. The apparatus can communicate the modified warfarin regimen to the patient and to third parties, such as remotely located healthcare providers. In addition, the apparatus can prompt a patient when to perform a self-test and can prompt a patient to seek immediate medical attention, or to directly contact medical help, when so warranted.03-31-2011
20110077973SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REAL-TIME DATA INGESTION TO A CLINICAL ANALYTICS PLATFORM - 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.03-31-2011
20110077968GRAPHICALLY REPRESENTING PHYSIOLOGY COMPONENTS OF AN ACUTE PHYSIOLOGICAL SCORE (APS) - Systems and methods for rendering a graphical object that visually represents those physiological components that account for a patient's acute physiology are provided. The method includes performing an acute physiology score (APS) calculation using diagnostic parameters to realize points associated therewith. The diagnostic parameters individually provide a measure of the patient's complete acute physiology. These points are combined to generate body-system scores that are values associated with each of the physiological components, respectively. Typically, the physiological components are predefined in number and each correspond with a respective body system. The method further includes the step of generating a graphical object that visually represents the body-system scores in an intuitive format, such as a pie graph. The graphical object is then rendered on a display device, and is presented in a bed gadget associated with a particular patient staying in the ICU.03-31-2011
20110082711PERSONAL DIGITAL ASSISTANT OR ORGANIZER FOR MONITORING GLUCOSE LEVELS - The present disclosure provides a personal health organizer that enables patients and healthcare personnel to manage health data. The personal health organizer can be a portable device adapted to receive physiological reading data from a health data collection device or derive reading data from signals acquired by a sensor, or a software module/platform for performing same that is configured to be executed on a general purpose computing device such as a mobile phone/computer. The personal health organizer integrates reading data with applications that assist and promote health management, including reminders, alerts and health data tracking. The reading data obtained can be forwarded to healthcare providers so they can provide feedback such as alerts and diagnoses to the user. The personal health organizer can also support electronic medical record integration via networked computing so that locally stored medical data are automatically synchronized with remotely stored medical data records.04-07-2011
20110082708PORTABLE CONSUMER TRANSACTION PAYMENT DEVICE BEARING SAMPLE PRESCRIPTION - In response to a request sent over a network, information is received about a prescription medical supply sample that includes an advertising account for a dispensing pharmacist to chart the cost of the prescription medical supply sample to and an identifier, quantity, and dosage of the prescription medical supply sample. The received information is then written to the memory of a portable consumer transaction payment device along with an identifier for the patient and identifier for the prescribing medical practitioner. The portable consumer transaction payment device is associated with a patient account to engage in transactions on the patient account with merchants in a payment processing network.04-07-2011
20100125462System and method for cost-benefit analysis for treatment of cancer - A system and method for providing cost-benefit analysis for treatment of a chronic disease such as cancer. The system enables a user to provide input parameters related to a patient, and performs statistical and computational analysis of case histories of other patients and retrospective data related to one or more disease treatment protocols to generate a set of output parameters (potential outcome of the treatment protocols) along with their statistical significance and probability. In addition, the system estimates the cost associated with the treatment protocols using cost related information available for tests, procedures, surgeries, etc., to be performed in a treatment protocol. The average cost and the set of output parameters are displayed to the user which helps in performing the cost-benefit analysis.05-20-2010
20130159019SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING DYNAMIC AND CUSTOMIZABLE MEDICAL EXAMINATION FORMS - A system and method of providing dynamic and customizable medical forms is disclosed. In certain specific embodiments, these dynamic and customizable medical forms may be automatically presented to users based on a predefined series of rules which allow multiple users having different roles in the clinical process to collaborate and contribute to a medical examination report, while at the same time maintaining an independent record of what was contributed and by whom it was contributed.06-20-2013
20130159021INFORMATION RECORD INFRASTRUCTURE, SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method of controlling access to records stored within databases, each record having associated access rules, a location identifier, and a content identifier maintained in a centralized index, comprising: receiving a request, communicated from a requestor to a security processor, the request containing a specified content identifier; querying the centralized index to find entries corresponding to the specified content identifier; for each entry, applying the access rules for the record to determine whether the record is accessible; for each accessible record, automatically communicating from the security processor to the database storing the accessible record sufficient information to determine whether it is releasable per a set of native access rules of the database; logically associating the releasable accessible records into a linked set of releasable records; and communicating the linked set of releasable records to the requestor.06-20-2013
20130159022CLINICAL STATE TIMELINE - A method includes retrieving information indicative of patient care received by a patient during a plurality of phases of a patient care cycle for the patient, retrieving patterns of suggested care for the different phases of the patient care cycle, correlating the information indicative of patient care with the phases based on the patterns, extracting key disease descriptors from the information based on the correlation; and generating a signal indicative of the extracted key disease descriptors.06-20-2013
20090024416Healthcare Medical Information Management System - A medical information management system and corresponding methods are described for providing access to healthcare records. The system includes a database system comprising healthcare records of a patient, a healthcare workstation coupled to the database system and an authentication system comprising a processor coupled to the database system. The healthcare workstation is located at a treatment facility or point of treatment that is remote to the database system. The authentication system generates an image of a finger of the patient at the point of treatment, and generates from the image an identification number. The authentication system compares the identification number to a stored number corresponding to the patient, and authenticates the patient's identity when the comparison produces a match between the identification number and stored number. Access to the healthcare records is controlled via the healthcare workstation in response to authentication of the patient.01-22-2009
20110153365SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MANAGING AND DOCUMENTING LACTATION DATA - A system and method of managing and documenting lactation data includes inputting patient lactation data, retrieving, editing, creating, or updating a database to include the patient lactation data in real time, and storing the patient lactation data in a database which can be centrally located to facilitate integration with other medical records.06-23-2011
20110153361Method and Apparatus for Management of Clinical Trials - A system and method of a clinical trial is provided. The system comprises a summary page providing an overview of each clinical trial participant in a graphical format, each clinical trial participant being represented by a unique clinical trial participant identifier and one or more clinical trial participant identifier modifiers applicable to modify one or more of the clinical trial participant identifiers, each modifier indicative of a different status of the particular participant identifier to which it is applied. A zoom selector is provided for zooming in on a subset of the clinical trial participant identifiers included with the summary page. Upon selection of a particular level of zoom, a corresponding amount of detailed information related to the subset of the clinical trial identifiers is provided; the detailed information including at least an indication of the level of compliance of a clinical trial participant to a prescribed clinical trial protocol represented by a corresponding clinical trial participant identifier, and further information related to any particular clinical trial participant identifier modifiers applied to any one of the clinical trial participant identifiers included within the subset.06-23-2011
20110071853SYSTEM 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.03-24-2011
20110071851Method, Apparatus And Computer Program Product For Facilitating Patient Progression Toward Discharge - A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for facilitating patient progression toward discharge. Once a plurality of progression steps to be completed prior to discharge of a patient have been identified, the plurality of progression steps are displayed along with an indication of a status of a respective progression step that indicates whether the respective progression step has been satisfied or remains unsatisfied. The selection of a progression step is then received and, in response, information regarding the selected progression step is displayed. Input data regarding at least one progression step may also be received such that the indication of the status of the at least one progression step may be correspondingly updated. Further, an updated discharge date may be determined based upon the plurality of progression steps and the respective status of the plurality of progression steps as updated based upon the input data.03-24-2011
20090076857SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING PATIENT PHARMACEUTICAL CARE - Systems and methods are described for allowing a pharmacist to practice pharmaceutical care in an accurate and efficient manner. The present invention provides the systems for gathering, organizing, and maintaining the necessary clinical and patient data, and providing pharmacists access thereto, through integrated computer software. The clinical data classifies drugs into therapeutic classes, and for each class there is associated therewith known indications, contra-indications, recommended dosages, known adverse reactions, and drug interactions. A clinical database and a patient database are used. In the clinical database, each drug is assigned a unique identification code including a therapeutic cross reference (TXR). The TXR allows access to information associated with the drug's adverse reactions, and dosage recommendations, and also to disease indications and contra-indications via a link to the ICD-9s (International Classification of Diseases) associated with the diseases. The patient data includes patient diagnosis profiles and allergy profiles.03-19-2009
20120035963SYSTEM THAT AUTOMATICALLY RETRIEVES REPORT TEMPLATES BASED ON DIAGNOSTIC INFORMATION - When generating radiology reports, image findings and/or clinical information is automatically mapped to an appropriate standardized structured report template. The report template contains placeholders for information such as case-specific images and measureable values, and the placeholders are filled in by either the radiologist or by automatic procedures such as image processing algorithms, text extraction algorithms, or the like. In this manner, the radiologist is assisted in effectively generating a reader-independent high-quality diagnostic report.02-09-2012
20120035957ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD - The invention is a computer-implemented method and apparatus that delivers information to a prescriber that is prescribing medication via an electronic prescription system, the information is delivered at the time of entering the prescription and prior to completion of entering the prescription information. The information delivered is responsive to information about the prescriber, the patient, and/or other relevant conditions from any or all of a number of sources. The information delivered to the prescriber may include drug interaction information, warnings, legally required statements, potential alternative medications, advertisements, coupons, etc. The data to which the specific information delivered to the prescriber is responsive may include prescriber information, such as the location, age, gender, medical specialty, practice size, geographic location etc, information about the patient, such as age, gender, insurance information, location, previous medical history, height, weight, etc. The data also may include information not specific to the prescriber or patient per se, such as local or national laws, current local weather, local allergen counts, etc. The data may be collected from various sources, including the prescriber's medical records database, insurance carrier databases, public information available over the internet or from other sources, purchased information such as subscription lists, weather, pollution, and allergy information, etc.02-09-2012
20120035955CARE SERVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed are a care service management system and a method thereof enabling services such as care service requesting, care service recording, and the like which have been performed off line in the past to be processed online in real time and in addition, providing learning contents of a care provider. The care service management system for a care service provider and a cared person, comprises a care service management server inputting and storing a cared person information DB, a care service provider information DB, a cared person schedule DB, a care service provider schedule DB, and a charge information DB; a health condition management server inputting and storing health information for each hour/date of the cared person; a learning content management server inputting and storing learning contents of the care service provider; a cared person's terminal connected with the care service management server to request for providing the care service and receive the determined information and schedule of the care service provider; and a care service provider's terminal connected with the care service management server, the health condition management server, or the learning contents management server to transmit or receive predetermined information.02-09-2012
20120035954ON-DEMAND CLINICAL TRIALS UTILIZING EMR/EHR SYSTEMS - A system, method and program product for selecting cohorts for a clinical trial. An infrastructure is described that includes a system for submitting a query; a matching engine for matching the query against patient metadata obtained from a plurality of electronic medical record/electronic health record (EMR/EHR) systems to identify matching patients; a system for requesting applicable EMR/EHR systems to release patient details of a set of matching patients; and a cohort data repository for collecting patient details from the applicable EMR/EHR systems.02-09-2012
20110077965PROCESSING EVENT INFORMATION OF VARIOUS SOURCES - An embodiment of the present invention is directed to providing event information that is received from various sources in a healthcare environment. The information that is received from the various sources is converted to a standardized format and is filtered according to various criteria (e.g., source device, recipient component, event type, source location, etc.). After filtering, the information is compared to a rules engine to determine whether additional processing or routing is appropriate.03-31-2011
20110077969SELF-SERVICE MEDICAL SERVICE METHOD AND ITS SYSTEM - The present invention provides a medical self-service terminal service method and system thereof. It is based on the integrated IHE information management system, radiology management system, digital image technology, computer technology, and tele-communication technology. It converts information and images of the patient and diagnosis information of doctors into digital computer information and stores them in a server. The patient information and medical image data can be called in, displayed, printed, and output via a network. Human-oriented animated interfaces and accurate and simple operation options help patients choose all kinds of self-services needed, such as registration, log-in, photograph pickup, report pickup, and querying, through human-computer interaction in different periods of time.03-31-2011
20110077966ALLERGY ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method of managing information related to immunotherapy treatment in a computer system is provided. The computer system includes an input peripheral system for reading a computer-readable code and inputting the computer-readable code into the computer system. An antigen having a predetermined concentration is associated with a master code that is computer readable to at least identify the antigen and the concentration of the antigen associated with the master code. An antigen recipe to be administered to the patient during immunotherapy treatment is associated with an antigen recipe code that is computer readable to identify each antigen included in the antigen recipe that is to be administered to the patient. In response to receiving the master code read by the input peripheral system in communication with the computer system, the antigen and the concentration of the antigen are associated with the antigen recipe code.03-31-2011
20110071850METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING HEALTHCARE RESOURCES - A method and system for managing patients and healthcare resources in a healthcare environment is disclosed herein. The method comprises: identifying patient location in a healthcare environment and accessing patient information including demographic information and patient's current medical condition. A healthcare resource is identified using the patient information, patient location and resource availability. The method further comprises: providing at least one customized resource setting parameter derived based on patient information, along with the patient information to the identified healthcare resource and assigning the patient to the identified healthcare resource. The healthcare resource is configured using the resource setting parameter, upon detecting the patient in proximity of the healthcare resource.03-24-2011
20110071852Health Information Management Systems and Methods - Embodiments provide computerized methods and systems for managing electronic health data. In some cases a health data management system includes at least a local processing module, a zone database module, and a global database module. The local processing module stores a patient health record and generates and transmits a patient data set based on the health record to the zone database module. In some cases the patient data set excludes one or more portions of the patient health record. The zone database module may send the patient data set to one or more additional local processing modules without sending the excluded portion of the patient health record. In some cases the excluded portion includes patient assessment data and the transmitted portion includes patient subjective, objective and/or plan data.03-24-2011
20120303388PHARMACY MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION WITH BEDSIDE REAL-TIME MEDICAL EVENT DATA COLLECTION - Methods and systems for automatically establishing an enhanced electronic health record (EHR) for a patient include an automatic data collection facility that collects data of a medically related event in proximity to a patient upon occurrence of the event. The collected data may include medication administration data such as medication, time of administration, administration of a dosage of medication, reaction data, and the like. The collected data is communicated to a real-time data integration facility that automatically integrates the data with a patient's electronic health record to establish an enhanced electronic health record.11-29-2012
20120303387ELECTRONIC MEDICAL INFORMATION CARD AND SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE - An electronic medical information card (11-29-2012
20120303386System for managing and sharing electronic medical records - Systems and methods for managing and sharing electronic medical records are provided. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving health care information from a health care provider or a health care institution. A determination is made as to whether or not a user is registered to receive health care information on a mobile device. The health care information is transmitted to the mobile device based at least in part on a determination that the user is registered. The health care information may also be transmitted to the mobile device based at least in part on an occurrence of a triggering event. The triggering event can occur while a patient is receiving health care or after a patient has received health care. The health care information may be received from an electronic medical record system or from a web portal.11-29-2012
20120203573METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND APPARATUS FOR OPTIMIZING EFFECTS OF TREATMENT WITH MEDICATION USING MEDICATION COMPLIANCE PATTERNS - Methods, systems, and apparatus monitor medication usage data for one patient or a population of patients, which can be processed to determine compliance patterns. Such methods and systems can associate, analyze, organize and present medication usage data, compliance patterns, and correlations between compliance patterns and outcomes data for electronic analysis or analysis by a caretaker, Such methods, systems, and apparatus permit analysis of compliance patterns to enable, for example, establishment or adjustment of safe and effective treatment regimens, and may include feedback systems for ensuring authenticity of medication and/or effects of medication on a patient.08-09-2012
20120203572MERCHANTSELLECT POINT-OF-ENTRY KIOSK LOYALTY SYSTEM & PREPAID CARD DEPOSIT AND LOYALTY KIOSK DEVICE - A Point-of-Entry Kiosk loyalty system, couponing system, and shopping list system is provided so when a consumer enters a store, kiosk(s)s may be present for consumer check-in. When at or within proximity of the kiosk (e.g., from an RFID enabled cell phone) the consumer may log in or be recognized. The consumer may swipe a coded loyalty card, enter their loyalty number or data may be automatically entered through RFID technology or smart phone. The consumer may be presented with discount or coupon offers or shopping suggestions, which may be based on the consumer's prior preferences, demographic data, prior purchases, or preference data harvested from various social networking sites, search engines, or other websites used by the consumer.08-09-2012
20120203571Managing Patient Consent in a Master Patient Index - A system and method for managing patient consent. A data access manager includes a controller, a lookup module, a clinical authorization engine, a logging/auditing unit, a user profile engine, a report module and a user interface engine. The controller manages the core functions and the transmission of data between the data access manager components. The lookup module enables a user to query patient data. The clinical authorization engine authorizes access to patient data. The logging/auditing unit logs and monitors user activity. The user profile engine accesses and updates user profile information. The patient profile engine accesses and updates patient profile information. The report module generates reports related to the user activity. The user interface engine generates user interfaces for displaying the user profiles and patient information data.08-09-2012
20120203570SYSTEMS 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.08-09-2012
20120203569NOTIFICATION MANAGEMENT METHOD AND SYSTEM - Methods and systems to enable automated messaging to patients based upon healthcare data are disclosed. The system integrates practice management and electronic health record data, along with patient profile and preference information in order to provide timely notices to the patient. Messaging is provided in a variety of formats and includes the ability to send a message via an email gateway that is delivered to the patient as a text message.08-09-2012
20110035235System and Method for Processing Radiological Information Utilizing Radiological Domain Ontology - The present invention is directed in general to a system and method that employs radiological report domain ontology to specify and model radiological report information as knowledge. A system and method are provided that allow for consulting the ontology in the context of the model that the ontology fulfills. The result of consulting the ontology is validated, identified and classified radiological report information that is based on information provided in the consultation.02-10-2011
20110029327Medication Reconciliation System and Methods of Use - Computer-based systems and methods are disclosed for reconciling medications at long-term care facilities. An integrated system comprises a patient care management system and a communications network for accessing third-party computer systems. The patient care management system comprises an EMR system, a medication reconciliation system, a data entry device, and one or more databases adapted to receive and store multiple patient and medical data. A computer-enabled method comprises first providing a system adapted to reconcile medications. The medication reconciliation system typically includes a server, a computer database, a data entry device, and a display. Then, the computer-enabled method comprises collecting data for a medication from the data entry device into a new medication panel repository and creating a medication line item from the information in the new medication panel repository. The medication line item can then be adjudicated by selecting one of approving, modifying, and discontinuing the medication line item.02-03-2011
20120150565Patient Controlled and Initiated Method and System for Physician Reporting of Patient Status - A system and method for communicating status of individual patients to selected populations of residents include a computing platform, a database in communication with the computing platform, first, second, and third electronic communication devices used by patients, physicians and recipients respectively, and a software algorithm residing on the computing platform, controlled by the patient using the first communication device for implementing communications and patient status to the recipients.06-14-2012
20100305971Managing Medical Case Chronology Data - Techniques for managing medical case chronology data are supported. A system may include a central medical information management system that provides practice-specific or location-specific templates for tracking and recording events during medical treatment. The system permits medical professionals to use handheld devices to record and access, in near real time, patient treatment information.12-02-2010
20100305973User Interface for Managing Medical Data - Techniques for managing patient information accessible by mobile devices are supported. A system may include a central medical information management system that maintains information regarding ongoing treatment of patients. Medical professionals may use mobile devices to access and display the information by way of a user-friendly interface that includes multiple display modes for different types of information reporting and information capture.12-02-2010
20100305972Managing Provider Roles in Medical Care - Techniques for managing provider roles during medical are are supported. A system may include a central medical information management system that maintains information regarding ongoing treatment of patients, which can track medical professionals assigned to the patients. Medical professionals may use mobile devices to access and display the information regarding assigned case roles and may further use the mobile devices to coordinate assumption and handoff of roles.12-02-2010
20100280848SOFTWARE SYSTEM FOR AIDING MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS AND THEIR PATIENTS - Applicant has disclosed a software system, preferably run over the Internet on an SQL server, used to prompt care providers to check certain medical conditions based upon: a patient's history from, e.g., prior office visits to a physician's office; and preferably, if appropriate, the patient's history from other sources. Using the system results in more thorough care and enhanced billing. Applicant's software provides a digital (or printed) version of a familiar billing format—the so-called Superbill. Medical conditions of a patient are highlighted to ensure the medical service provider performs the following services during a patient visit: investigates medical conditions of the patient, as prompted by highlights in the Superbill; and exhaustively addresses all the conditions worthy of investigation based on stored patient information. Afterwards, additional data obtained from the visit are entered into the computer system for later use. Since the system is set up on a standard billing format—i.e., the Superbill, the system helps to ensure that the service provider's bills and the paperwork submitted to insurance carriers are accurate and complete.11-04-2010
20100114610Electronic Method and System That Improves Efficiencies for Rendering Diagnosis of Radiology Procedures - An electronic method and system for improving radiologists' efficiencies when viewing radiology procedures and rendering diagnosis in a manner that emulates current methods and apparatus. The method of the present invention includes reviewing electronic radiology images and reports contained in a patient's digital master folder (an information object invented to manage the patient's radiology information), comparing images from the current procedure to specific images from prior procedures in a specified order, and dictating the procedure's diagnosis into the digital master folder. The apparatus of the present invention includes a flat panel monitor for the viewing and manipulation of digital master folders, a dictation trackball device for manual and voice enabled operation and navigation of the system, and multiple high-resolution computer monitors functioning as a “light-box” for the viewing of radiology images.05-06-2010
20110153363METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING PERSONAL HEALTHCARE - A method and system for managing personal health are provided. The system for managing personal healthcare includes: one or more agent devices measuring a plurality of types of physical information of a user; and a manager device receiving the plurality of types of physical information from the agent device, analyzing the correlations between the plurality of types of physical information, generating health management information indicating the correlations between the plurality of types of physical information, and providing the generated health management information to the user.06-23-2011
20110153359GATHERING, 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
20110251857METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS - A system and method for improving medical care through tracking reported findings or diagnoses of patient medical conditions and feeding back actual medical conditions and patient medical condition outcomes to determine accuracy of the reported findings. By feeding back the actual medical conditions and patient medical condition outcomes, a quantitative measure of each reported finding of each medical professional can be determined. One medical professional expertise in which the feedback system can be particularly useful is with medical image reading professionals, as this medical professional expertise provides a basis for other medical professionals to determine treatment and/or additional testing options.10-13-2011
20110251854PC-BASED ACCESS METHOD BETWEEN ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD SYSTEM AND INTERNET-BASED PERSONAL HEALTH RECORD ACCOUNT - A PC-based access method between an EMR system and an Internet-based PHR account is disclosed. A doctor inquires and creates the EMR data on a patient recorded in the EMR system of a hospital/medical clinic using an EMR access module installed in a doctor's office terminal and, accesses a PHR account of a patient that resides on the Internet and inquires and creates the PHR data on the patient stored in a PHR system.10-13-2011
20110161111SYSTEM FOR FACILITY MANAGEMENT OF MEDICAL DATA AND PATIENT INTERFACE - A system according to the present invention includes a processor, a device interface, a data relay transceiver, and a memory coupled to the processor. The memory stores instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to receive, using the device interface, data for a plurality of patients from a medical device. The received data includes a location for at least one of the plurality of patients. The memory further stores instructions to cause the processor to transmit a message including the received data, using the data relay transceiver, to one or more of: a provided medical data server; and a provided intermediary device. The intermediary device includes a software program configured to retransmit the message to the medical data server.06-30-2011
20110161109SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING ADHERENCE-BASED MESSAGES AND BENEFITS - Systems and methods may include receiving, from a healthcare provider computer, a first healthcare transaction that identifies a product to be dispensed, and a patient for receiving the product, the first healthcare transaction associated with a first date; determining that the product is associated with an adherence monitoring program; storing an association between the patient, the product to be dispensed, and the first date associated with the first healthcare transaction; receiving, from a healthcare provider computer, a second healthcare transaction that identifies the product to be dispensed, and the patient for receiving the product, the second healthcare transaction associated with a second date; determining a level of adherence to the patient specifications of the adherence monitoring program by comparing at least the second date associated with the second healthcare transaction to the first date associated with the first healthcare transaction; and delivering or directing a delivery of an adherence message that indicates the determined level of adherence to the patient specifications of the adherence monitoring program.06-30-2011
20100070302SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CREATING A DIETARY PLAN BASED ON A CLINICAL ELEMENT MODEL - Certain embodiments provide systems and methods for dietary planning and monitoring according to a clinical element model. A method includes creating a dietary plan for a patient. The dietary plan includes dietary items and relationships between dietary items implemented according to a clinical element model, for example. The method also includes receiving input regarding a dietary item. The input includes an identifier for the dietary item and contents of the dietary item, for example. The method further includes mapping the dietary item to a clinical element model based on the input. The method additionally includes providing the clinical element model for the dietary item in conjunction with the dietary plan.03-18-2010
20100063847RULE-DRIVEN SPECIMEN TRACKING AND MANAGEMENT - Techniques are described for using radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags to track patient specimens throughout the collection and analysis of patient specimens. A series of RFID tags may be used to track the specimens starting with the collection of a patient's tissue specimen at a surgery or examination room, through the process of preparing the specimens at a laboratory, to a specialist's office where the specimens are analyzed, and eventually into storage where the left-over specimen materials may be archived. A database may be used to capture unique identifiers for the RFID tags and other information throughout the process.03-11-2010
20120203575MEDICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM - A medical information system (08-09-2012
20100036680DELPHI METHOD FOR MEDICAL CODING - Systems and methods provide confirmation of accuracy of determining medical codes for medical records. The technology may include processor control instructions or steps for establishing a collection of medical documents as a test sample and for determining a convergence of assigned medical codes for the sample that have been assigned by a plurality of coders to establish a standard of one or more accepted medical codes for the sample. The technology may include instructions for applying the sample to a coding system to obtain a determined medical code for the sample; and for comparing the determined code to the accepted medical codes to rate the coding system's accuracy. In some embodiments, the determining a convergence of determined medical codes may be obtained by a software coding algorithm that automatically assigns medical codes to medical records. Moreover, the comparing step may be performed by an algorithm that automatically calculates a rate of the coding system.02-11-2010
20100004950SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USAGE OF PERSONAL MEDICAL RECORDS IN MOBILE DEVICES - A document containing medical-related information is created and stored on, e.g., a mobile device. The document can then be transmitted from the mobile device to an appropriate servicing entity, such as a public safety answering point (PSAP) when an emergency call is made, allowing the PSAP to receive pertinent information about an emergency caller. Additionally, the document can be transmitted to, e.g., an appropriate near field communication (NFC) reader/receiver so that, e.g., a patient may automatically transfer information that is conventionally gathered by the patient completing a plurality of complex forms. Further still, various embodiments can enable the querying/transmitting of medical-related information over hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) so that online questionnaires may be completed and responses received directly for users wishing to purchase medication online.01-07-2010
20100004947System and Method for Providing Health Management Services to a Population of Members - A preferred embodiment comprises providing heath management services by collecting member assessment data, collecting member biometric data, and generating risk factors for one or more members based upon the member assessment data and the member biometric data. The risk factors are analyzed using a set of rules to stratify the member population based upon risk and wellness coaching and outreach services are provided the population based upon risk levels.01-07-2010
20110153364GATHERING, 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
20110153362Method and mechanism for identifying protecting, requesting, assisting and managing information - A method and mechanism used for or by, individuals, groups, corporations, (profit and non profit), professionals, businesses, schools, governments, institutions, and machines to help, protect, create, design, record, file, document, publish, authenticate, plan, market, personalize, distribute, manufacture, license, franchise, sponsor, advertise, publicize, track, project, calendar, voting, rate, conference, rent, lease, price, request, propose, order, pay, fund, buy, sell, lend, bank, finance, store, insure, barter, gift, repair, service, build, share, check, insure, install, learn, teach, research, promote, collaborate, adopt, think, monitor, manage, remind, administer, broadcast, target spatial points, communicate, manage energy communication, connect like minded people, offer self help, manage group health, combined with data aggregated from a vision engine, hearing engine, touch engine, taste engine, smell engine, with data from the mechanical internet, the life Internet, and fuzzy logical, abductive, inductive, deductive, and backward chaining reasoning, to give forward suggestions, proposals, decisions, information and search in a network and non network.06-23-2011
20090006133PATIENT INFORMATION INPUT INTERFACE FOR A THERAPY SYSTEM - A patient interface for a therapy system allows a patient to input information that characterizes at least one patient event or condition and from which therapy information can be determined. The patient interface may illustratively be formed by developing a patient model that is configured to simulate the patient's physiological response to the at least one patient event or condition, collecting patient-specific information over time that relates to actual occurrences of the at least one patient event or condition, and defining a graphical interface, based on the patient model and on the collected patient-specific information, that maps input from the patient of the information that characterizes the at least one patient event or condition to corresponding therapy information.01-01-2009
20080243547CREATING COMPUTER AIDED MEDICAL RECOMMENDATIONS - A computer aided method and apparatus for decision support within a medical investigation of a patient. The method comprises the steps of integrating and analyzing patient related data such particular symptoms and insurance related data; querying a recommendation support module with the patient related data and the insurance related data; deriving a recommendation for a patient treatment dependant on the patient related data and on the insurance related data.10-02-2008
20080243552DRUG INFORMATION COLLECTING NETWORK SYSTEM AND ELECTRONIC CHART APPARATUS - An electronic chart system consists of terminal apparatuses and a common database. The common database is provided with a chart data storage storing chart data of individual patients, a drug information storage storing recognized information on approved drugs and an administration result storage storing information on such results from administration of some drugs that were unexpected when the drugs were approved. The terminal apparatus is provided with an administration result entry section for entering the unexpected results of administration. As the unexpected administration result is entered, the administration result entry section records it in the administration result storage in association with chart data of the patients who get the unexpected results, and also sends the unexpected result together with the chart data to a data center.10-02-2008
20090222289PRESCRIPTION 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.09-03-2009
20090216558SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING REAL-TIME HEALTH CARE ALERTS - An automated system is described for presenting a patient with an online interactive personal health record (PHR) capable of delivering individualized alerts based on comparison of evidence-based standards of care to information related to the patient's actual medical care. A health care organization collects and processes medical care information, including clinical data relating to a patient in order to generate and deliver customized clinical alerts and personalized wellness alerts directly to the patient via the PHR. The PHR also solicits the patient's input for tracking of alert follow-up actions and allows the health care organization to track alert outcomes. Further embodiments include implementing a plurality of modules for providing real-time processing and delivery of clinical alerts and personalized wellness alerts to the patient via the PHR and to a health care provider via one or more health care provider applications, including disease management applications.08-27-2009
20090210255Efficient Automated System for Processing Refill - The present invention concerns an efficient method for processing a prescription wherein a computer system receives an electronic mail message from a patient system. The electronic mail message includes an electronic mail address having a leading string of characters that are indicative of the prescription. The computer system processes the leading string of characters to identify and process the prescription.08-20-2009
20090150180Method, apparatus and solftware for identifying responders in clinical environment - A process for determining responders in clinical testing environments that involves, inter alia, detecting treatment response through the use of small numbers of measurements of randomly varying outcome variables in individual clinical trial subjects, and by analyzing the measurements in such a way as to eliminate troublesome variables, such as a spontaneous population variability.06-11-2009
20090006134Referencing of patient-related information in a distributed medical system - A method, a system and a computer program product are disclosed for referencing medical electronically available patient-related data records which are stored in a distributed manner in a computer-based network, including a multiplicity of computer-based entities. In at least one embodiment, a request for patient-related data records is generated on the basis of an original identifier and is sent to an index server. By accessing a table, the index server checks whether entries or data records are stored for the respective patient in the respective repository. If so, it inserts this reference to the storage location into the result. The request is forwarded from index server to index server until all index servers have been processed, so that the end result can be forwarded to the requesting workstation with all references to requested patient-related data records.01-01-2009
20090048874MEDICAL INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - In a medical information processing apparatus having a display section for displaying a medical image, when examination order information disagrees with accompanying information of the medical image, a user can promptly recognize it. According to an image examining apparatus 02-19-2009
20110258002INTEGRATED MEDICAL SOFTWARE SYSTEM WITH AUTOMATED PRESCRIPTION SERVICE - An integrated medical software system with automated prescription management is disclosed. The system comprises a clinical module that is utilized by a user of the system to create an electronic document and to capture clinical data in the electronic document with a user interface during an encounter with a patient, said clinical data including one or more prescriptions the user generates for the patient, and said electronic document being pre-populated with at least a portion of demographic data for the patient; and an application that interfaces the system with at least one of a lab, a pharmacy, and a prescription system via a network connection and that automatically submits instructions for filling the one or more prescriptions to the at least one of a lab, a pharmacy, and a prescription system as the one or more prescriptions are generated for the patient during the encounter with the patient, wherein the user can generate the one or more prescriptions for the patient by using the user interface to select the one or more prescriptions from one or more previously generated prescriptions such that the instructions for filling the one or more prescriptions will be automatically submitted to the at least one of a lab, a pharmacy, and a prescription system without the user writing a new prescription.10-20-2011
20110258000SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RECRUITING PATIENTS FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH ACROSS A VAST PATIENT POPULATION - A system and method for recruiting participants for medical research over an extended computer network is disclosed. The system and method comprise an enhanced services server built on the same architecture as a plurality of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems, an input device configured to receive search criteria corresponding to clinical criteria that a patient must satisfy to qualify to participate in the medical research, search functionality configured to search the patient data captured by each of the plurality of EHR systems based on the search criteria, an output device configured to output data for a plurality of qualifying patients identified by the search functionality as satisfying the search criteria, and messaging functionality configured to send an electronic message via a network connection to one or more healthcare provider sites at which patient data for at least one of the plurality of qualifying patients was captured, wherein, upon receiving authorization in response to the request, the researcher can access the patient-identifying information associated with the patient data for the at least one of the plurality of qualifying patients identified with the output data and use it to recruit that patient for medical research.10-20-2011
20110258001INTEGRATED MEDICAL SOFTWARE SYSTEM WITH LOCATION-DRIVEN BILL CODING - An integrated medical software system with location-driven bill coding is disclosed. The system comprises an information component that automatically retrieves payment method data and demographic data for a patient and location data for a healthcare provider; a clinical component that captures at least one of a diagnosis code, a procedure code, and an evaluation and management (E&M) code as at least one of a clinician and a staff member at the healthcare provider inputs clinical data for the patient into the an electronic document during an encounter with the patient; a mapping component that automatically associates a billing code with the at least one of a pathology code, a procedural code, and an E&M code and assigns a service cost to the billing code based on a pre-defined fee schedule, said pre-defined fee schedule being automatically chosen based on the location data for the healthcare provider; and a service detail entry component that uses the payment method data and the demographic data for the patient and the service cost to automatically generate at least one of a bill, a claim, and a statement for the patient.10-20-2011
20110257998INTEROPERABILITY TOOLS AND PROCEDURES TO AGGREGATE AND CONSOLIDATE LAB TEST RESULTS - A method for providing interoperability of laboratory records of a patient is provided. The method includes receiving, using a hardware processor, incoming lab test data at a central server. The incoming lab test data includes a plurality of different formats and is stored on the central server in the formats received. The lab test data is then converted into a unified format to obtain unified format lab test data. The unified format lab test data is then correlated using the hardware processor, based on a healthcare identification code to obtain correlated data and is recorded, using the hardware processor, into a single document.10-20-2011
20110257997System and Method for Clinical Practice and Health Risk Reduction Monitoring - A System and Method for monitoring risk reduction activities in one or more medical practice settings and environments is described. The system automatically monitors communications and equipment to verify proper clinical treatment processes and activities that reduce the risk of poor clinical outcomes or increased risk to health. The system can also automatically monitor out-patient activities. Clinical activities are monitored and various rules and risk reduction metrics calculated from the data. Real-time monitoring further permits alarms to be triggered if certain clinical steps considered proper are not followed in a particular case.10-20-2011
20110257996Method for Electronic Delivery of Patient Health Records - A method is provided for collecting and electronically providing personal health information for registrants to emergency personnel by assigning a unique code to each registrant which is published in conspicuous locations and upon occurrence of an emergency situation involving the registrant, registrant's health information is released to authorized medical personnel who provide the registrant's unique code with a request for health information.10-20-2011
20100280850METHOD FOR EVALUATING AND PROGNOSTICATING THE DAILY EMOTIVE BEHAVIOR STATES AND PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY OF A PERSON ACCORDING TO THE MEASURES OF NIGHT HYPERSYMPATHICOTONIA SYNDROME - The invention relates to the field of identifying the results of medical measurements. The use thereof ensures the technical result in the form of a possibility for estimating confidently and prognosticating reliably the emotional-behavioral states and psychophysiological functioning of a human by means of data obtained as a result of studying the cardiac rhythm thereof. This result is achieved owing to the method including step of: a) performing an intraday monitoring of the patient's ECG; b) storing the data of this monitoring in the computer memory; c) carrying out a computer processing of the data stored in the step b) for constructing, in accordance with those data, an intervalogram of the patient's cardiac rhythm variability per 24-hour period; d) determining, in accordance with the intervalogram constructed in the step c), those spans corresponding to the nighttime and having at least the predetermined length, where the cardiac rhythm variability is reduced in comparison with the average daily characteristics at the intervalogram spans having the same length and corresponding to the daytime, herewith said reduction of the cardiac rhythm variability shows that the given patient has a night hypersympathicotonia syndrome; e) comparing the differences determined in the step d) with the values from the preformed correspondence set stored in the computer memory, thus defining a degree of manifestation of the predefined indices of the night hypersympathicotonia syndrome; and f) performing, on the basis of the comparison made in the step e), predictive estimations of the human day emotion-al-behavioral states and psychophysiological functioning.11-04-2010
20080281638METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRACKING, DOCUMENTING, AND PREDICTING FALL-RELATED ACTIVITIES - The system and methods disclosed enable health-care providers to more accurately predict, monitor, report, and organize health-care events for a plurality of patients. Each patient is provided a fall-detecting device configured to transmit a message indicative of a patient status to a host device maintained by a health-care provider. When the host device receives such a message, the host device creates and stores new patient status data and suitably communicates the information contained in the message to a user. Additionally, the host device generates and automatically populates certain data fields in a report. This automatic generation of reports enables health-care providers to more easily comply with government and local health-care reporting requirements. Based on the accumulated data received from fall-detecting devices and external sources, the system and methods disclosed calculate fall-risk assessments for each patient, enabling the health-care provider to more accurately predict falls to prevent such fall-related activities and/or minimize resulting injuries.11-13-2008
20110131062METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MANAGING DISTRIBUTED DIGITAL MEDICAL DATA - A network for mediating the peer-to-peer transfer of digital patient medical data includes a plurality of distributed agents each associated with a health care provider and connected to a central system. Periodically the agents collect local information relating to patient medical files and/or data streams, for example diagnostic images and associated reports, and process that information into metadata files acting as pointers to the original files. The metadata files are transmitted to the central system where they are parsed and the attributes are stored on the central system in patient records with records from the same patient grouped together whenever possible. Registered users can search the central system, even in the absence of a unique identifier, to identify patient records pointing to the remote patient medical files. Upon finding a patient medical file, the invention provides a streamlined process for communicating access authorization from the patient to the hospital or facility storing the medical files. Once patient authorization is received, secure processes are provided for transferring the data in its entirety to or for viewing by the user in a peer-to-peer fashion.06-02-2011
20110131061Hospital Patient Chart and Database - An enhanced Livescribe® pen is disclosed and incorporated into a patient record database system. A physician writes patient records on Livescribe® dot paper and the patient records are converted into digital data and transmitted wirelessly to a remote server. The enhanced Livescribe® pen includes an RFID tag reader that reads a patient RFID tag every time a new record in written. The patient ID is transmitted together with the converted written patient records to the remote server.06-02-2011
20110131060Automated System, Method and Apparatus for Providing Patient Information and Reminders Related to a Patient's Recovery Plan - The method and system is provided where patients and their designated family and friend supporters are provided with daily, interactive, recovery support for up to 90 days following their hospital discharge. By using internet, mobile, and traditional fixed-line communications, the present invention in conjunction with supporting staff will automatically follow-up with patients on a daily basis in order to identify potential problems as they emerge while simultaneously providing a personalized recovery plan that includes daily recovery guides, medication reminders, and condition specific education, all designed to improve a patient's adherence to their doctor's prescribed treatment.06-02-2011
20110131059PHARMACY BENEFITS MANAGEMENT METHOD AND APPARATUS - A pharmacy benefits management system and method. A processor server has claim information relating to pharmacy benefits claims, and information relating to a claims processing formularly stored therein. A provider server has pharmacy benefits plan structure information stored therein. A management server has price information relating drugs in various classes and a processing module for correlating the claim information with the benefits plan structure information and the formularly information to identify drugs dispensed to patients, expenses associated with the drugs in accordance with the pharmacy benefits plan structure information, alternative drugs in the same class as the drugs and expenses associated with the alternative drugs.06-02-2011
20120150563Prescription Verification System - A prescription verification system and method is provided that stores and processes information on one or more servers for verifying medical prescription orders originating from healthcare providers. The system and method enables one or more clients to retrieve medical prescriptions and for ordering personnel information for prescription verification through the system. The system includes functionality for entering, editing, or deleting data files and retrieving and displaying them as requested by authorized users as they pertain to ordering, verifying, filling and tracking of medical prescriptions.06-14-2012
20120203576AUTONOMOUS LINKAGE OF PATIENT INFORMATION RECORDS STORED AT DIFFERENT ENTITIES - A system for linking corresponding patient information records is disclosed. A plurality of entities (08-09-2012
20080255885PUBLISHER GATEWAY SYSTEMS FOR COLLABORATIVE DATA EXCHANGE, COLLECTION, MONITORING AND/OR ALERTING - A Publisher source of healthcare data is configured to communicate with an Internet-based data sharing system, the Publisher comprising a Publisher Gateway configured to electronically receive patient data from a plurality of data input sources, automatically correlate data from the plurality of input sources associated with respective patients into respective electronic patient data records having electronically searchable data fields, and electronically store the patient data records in a Publisher database.10-16-2008
20080255884Categorization of Information Using Natural Language Processing and Predefined Templates - A computer implemented method for generating a report that includes latent information, comprising receiving an input data stream that includes latent information, performing one of normalization, validation, and extraction of the input data stream, processing the input data stream to identify latent information within the data stream that is required for generation of a particular report, wherein said processing of the input data stream to identify latent information comprises of identifying a relevant portion of the input data stream, bounding the relevant portion of the input data stream, classifying and normalizing the bounded data, activating a relevant report template based on said identified latent information, populating said template with template-specified data, and processing the template-specified data to generate a report.10-16-2008
20080255883Treatment Order Entry User Interface and Processing System - A system enables a user to place large volumes of orders at one time as well as to assign the same order to multiple order sets and provides a method of using special formatting styles to group as well as differentiate orders in a shopping cart. A system provides data representing treatments for order for administration to a patient. The system includes a display processor for providing data representing at least one display image. The display image includes a data item indicating an individual treatment for order, data items indicating an order set incorporating multiple different treatments for order, and visual attributes indicating the different treatments are associated with the order set and are distinct from the individual treatment and the individual treatment is unassociated with an order set. A sorting processor sorts data items indicating the individual treatment for order and the different treatments for order for presentation in a sorted sequence in a display image by at least one of, (a) order set and (b) treatment description.10-16-2008
20080255882SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAINTAINING MEDICATION ADMINISTRATOR RECORDS - Several embodiments of medication administrator record keeping systems (MAR Systems). The MAR systems include MAR forms and a writing system adapted to permit health care providers to write onto the forms and to electronically capture pen stroke information corresponding to the written information. The MAR forms are associated with specific patients. The penstroke information is used to update an image of the MAR forms. The pen stroke information is also used to update information in a MAR database module. The MAR database module may be updated manually be a technician or automatically by a MAR data processing module. Some MAR forms may include action fields that trigger an action. For example, some MAR forms include a reorder action field that triggers a process of reordering meds for a patient.10-16-2008
20080243553Methods and systems for providing a nutraceutical program specific to an individual animal - The present invention relates to methods and systems for providing an animal with a nutraceutical program that is specifically tailored to address the deficiencies and/or needs of the particular animal. Blood is drawn from the animal and analyzed at a lab to obtain blood test results. The blood test results are scored to obtain at least one blood test score for at least one corresponding blood parameter. If the at least one blood test score falls within a normal range but outside of an optimal range, one or more nutraceuticals needed to bring the animal within the optimal range for the at least one corresponding blood parameter are identified. A prescribed dosage amount is then calculated for at least one of the one or more identified nutraceuticals for the animal. The calculation of the prescribed dosage amount is based on at least the blood test score for the corresponding blood parameter and a deviation of the blood test score from the optimal range.10-02-2008
20080228526System and method for managing history of patient and wound therapy treatment - A tissue treatment system including a processing unit executing software, an electronic display in communication with the processing unit, and a storage unit in communication with the processing unit. The software may be configured to cause the processing unit to manage a patient history database, treatment history database, and image history database. The processing unit may further be configured to enable a clinician to access and display information stored in any of the databases.09-18-2008
20100280849Diagnostic System and Method for Amputation Risk Factor Identification and Amputation Prevention - A computer implemented diagnostic amputation prevention system and method for evaluating risk factors and generating risk assessments and recommendations for diabetic patients at risk for amputation is provided. The system includes a diagnostic computer having a neurological/vascular module configured to electronically query and receive information related to pedal pulses, monofilament testing device results, or combinations thereof. A skeletal module electronically queries and receives Osseous Deformity information, and a database stores and aggregates the received information. A results module identifies risk factors using the aggregated information and generates diagnostics and recommendations based on factors including the amount, type, and particular combination of identified risk factors. The diagnostics and recommendations include identification of amputation risk assessment categories, explanation of risk categories, identified risk factors, recommendations for treatment, and combinations thereof.11-04-2010
20110054943Radiography management system and method - When radiography is performed on a patient at a radiography apparatus, first, a past collected radiation dose for the patient and a past collected radiation dose for a region of the patient on which radiography will be performed are extracted from a database.03-03-2011
20110054947AUTOMATED PROCESSING OF ELECTRONIC MEDICAL DATA FOR INSURANCE AND DISABILITY DETERMINATIONS - A machine-implemented method of assisting medical evidence collection for adjudication of a medical disability request is described. In some embodiments, the method includes providing an electronic medical record of a patient, the electronic medical record includes evidence of at least one claimable medical disability condition and locating in the electronic medical record at least one keyword associated with the at least one claimable medical disability condition. In some embodiments, the method further includes processing an inference rule associated with the at least one claimable medical disability condition, such that the evidence of the at least one claimable medical disability condition is identified in the electronic medical record and outputting, to a computer-readable medium, information indicative of (1) the evidence of the at least one claimable medical disability condition, and (2) a location of the evidence in the electronic medical record.03-03-2011
20110054946System and Method of Patient Flow and Treatment Management - In a system and method of patient flow and treatment management, information regarding a patient admitted to a first unit of a patient treatment facility that is received into a first one of a number of user devices is dispatched to a server computer. Upon receipt of this patient information the server computer runs (desirably in real-time) a prediction application/algorithm that predicts an estimate of (1) the patient needing a resource in the first unit or a second unit of the facility, (2) a length of time before the patient needs the resource, and/or (3) an identity of the unit that has the needed resource. The server computer then dispatches (again, desirably in real-time) one or more of the predictions to one or more of the user devices, each of which receives and displays the prediction on a display thereof.03-03-2011
20110054944SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING AND MAINTAINING ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS - A customizable and dynamic electronic patient form and information system is provided having features whereby a healthcare provider may select and record various values corresponding to patient categories, the values being recorded as discrete data points at locations on a display that are reliable and predictive, and that are simultaneously displayed as selections on the patient form and as entries on a data logger or patient summary sheet. Further changes or modifications to the value are recorded as discrete data points and simultaneously displayed on the patient form and in the patient summary sheet. The patient form further includes features to permit a user to modify the form as desired to suit the needs of the patient and/or the healthcare provider's field of practice.03-03-2011
20110054942SYSTEM FOR AND METHOD OF TRANSMITTING DESCRIPTIVE PRESCRIPTION BETWEEN DOCTOR AND PATIENT - A system for and a method of transmitting descriptive prescription between a doctor and a patient are disclosed. The method includes: receiving patient information on a patient, treatment information, and a list of descriptive prescription content selected by a doctor from a server access module when a request for registering a descriptive prescription is received; generating a patient account using the patient information and generating a descriptive prescription matched to the received list of descriptive prescription content to the patient account; generating access information for accessing the descriptive prescription content and a descriptive prescription viewing guide message and transmitting the same to a patient terminal; and assisting a patient computer such that the patient views the descriptive prescription by playing an unwatched descriptive prescription content registered to a personal account of the patient and storing a patient viewing record on the descriptive prescription content to a member database.03-03-2011
20110054941Template development based on reported aspects of a plurality of source users - A computationally implemented method includes, but is not limited to: providing a plurality of relevant reported aspects associated with a plurality of source users that are relevant to achieving one or more target outcomes, the providing of the plurality of relevant reported aspects being based, at least in part, on relevancy of the plurality of relevant reported aspects with respect to the one or more target outcomes; and developing a template designed to facilitate one or more end users to achieve the one or more target outcomes when one or more emulatable aspects included in the template are emulated, the development of the template being based, at least in part, on the providing of the plurality of relevant reported aspects associated with the plurality of source users In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.03-03-2011
20110054940Template modification based on deviation from compliant execution of the template - A computationally implemented method includes, but is not limited to: determining whether a plurality of end users deviated from compliantly executing a template designed to facilitate the plurality of end users in achieving one or more target outcomes when one or more emulatable aspects included in the template are emulated by the plurality of end users, the one or more emulatable aspects being based on one or more relevant reported aspects of one or more source users that were deemed to have been relevant to achieving the one or more target outcomes; and modifying the template based, at least in part, on determining that the plurality of end users deviated from compliantly executing the template In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.03-03-2011
20110054939Personalized plan development - A computationally implemented method includes, but is not limited to: receiving a request for a personalized plan designed to facilitate an end user to achieve one or more target outcomes when one or more emulatable aspects indicated by the personalized plan are emulated, the request identifying at least a source user; acquiring source user data indicating a plurality of reported aspects associated with at least the source user in response to receiving the request; and developing the personalized plan by at least determining which of the plurality of reported aspects associated with the source user are relevant to the achievement of the one or more target outcomes. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.03-03-2011
20110054938Devices and methods for detecting an analyte in salivary fluid - Methods and systems are described herein for detecting one or more analyte in salivary fluid. Systems include: a discrete oral component configured for complete enclosure in a human oral cavity; at least one sensor configured to detect one or more analyte in salivary fluid; and an external device including a port configured for communication with the discrete oral component. Methods include: detecting one or more analyte within salivary fluid with at least one sensor integral to a discrete oral component, wherein the discrete oral component is configured to be completely enclosed in the oral cavity and includes one or more flavorant; and communicating information from the discrete oral component to at least one external device.03-03-2011
20110054937Computerized system and method for inputting healthcare clinical orders - A customizable system and method are provided for enabling the input of healthcare clinical orders, the method including the steps of: (1) Displaying a service line home page; (2) Providing topic-specific orderset forms for each service line listed; (3) Displaying a selected topic-specific orderset form; (4) Providing pre-populatable medical record information fields on the topic-specific orderset forms; (5) Making multiple clinical order selections available; and (6) Providing contemporary access to an ancillary or miscellaneous order form. This simplified abstract is not intended to limit, and should not be interpreted as limiting, the scope of the claims.03-03-2011
20110054936PATIENT INTERACTIVE HEALING ENVIRONMENT - Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for providing an interactive healing environment to a patient are provided. Servers in a network may operate a set of modules to communicate with a client device of the patient. The set of modules may operate to enhance communication between the patient and the healthcare providers of patient in the healthcare facility. The modules may also interact with medical devices associated with the patient. The medical devices may be connected to a component, such as a bus, that receives data from the medical devices and determines where the data should be sent.03-03-2011
20110054934PATIENT INITIATED EMERGENCY RESPONSE COORDINATOR SYSTEMS, APPARATUS, ARTICLES OF MANUFACTURE, AND METHODS - An example emergency response coordination apparatus includes a memory to store at least patient information, symptom knowledge base information, and care provider information. The apparatus includes a first communication interface to receive symptom information from a patient to be stored in the memory. The apparatus includes a processor to process the received symptom information based on stored patient information, symptom knowledge base information, and care provider information to determine a recommended care plan for the patient and to identify a care provider suitable to treat the patient's symptoms. The apparatus includes a timer to track elapsed time beginning with receipt of symptom information to aid in determining a time window for patient treatment. The apparatus includes a second communication interface to generate an output of the recommended care plan for the patient and directions to the care provider suitable to treat the patient's symptoms.03-03-2011
20110054933SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSCRIBING MEDICAL INFORMATION - A method for transcribing medical information may include receiving input assigning each of a plurality of user profiles to at least one of a plurality of work pools, receiving a plurality of jobs each including demographic information, a priority indicator, and a digital audio file, assigning each of the jobs to one of the plurality of work pools based on the job's priority indicator and demographic information, distributing each of the assigned jobs to one of the assigned user profiles active within the assigned job's work pool, receiving, for each of the assigned jobs, a transcription of the job's digital audio file, generating, for a selected user profile, quality metrics indicative of an accuracy of transcriptions input, and outputting a visual representation of the quality metrics.03-03-2011
20110015945BIOMETRIC MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method of accurately administering medication to a patient includes enrolling the patient including capturing an enrollment iris image, converting the enrollment iris image into an enrollment iris code, and associating the enrollment iris code with the patient, associating a medication with a patient including associating a medication bar code value associated with the medication bar code with the patient, administering a medication to the patient including capturing a current iris image, converting the current iris image into a current iris code, capturing a current medication bar code image of the bar code associated with the medication, converting the current medication bar code image into a current medication bar code value, querying the database for any patient having a previously stored enrollment iris code matching the current iris code and comparing each previously stored medication bar code value associated with the patient with the current medication bar code value.01-20-2011
20110166888SIMPLIFIED LAUNCHING OF ELECTRONIC MESSAGES IN CENTER FOR TREATING PATIENT - Devices, systems, software and methods facilitate launching protocol in a treatment center for an incoming patient. When a patient characterization is input, one or more draft messages become prepared at least in part for different functions, departments and people of the treatment center.07-07-2011
20110022415System And Method For Improved Medical Billing, Payment, Record Keeping And Patient Care - A system and method for improved medical billing, payment, record keeping and patient care. The system and method includes a patient room computer containing a time clock algorithm, an electronic card reader connected to the patient room computer for reading a patient electronic card and for providing patient information contained on the patient electronic card to the patient room computer, a medical practitioner electronic security key operatively coupled to the time clock algorithm, a digital audio recording and storage device coupled to the patient room computer for recording and storing discussions between a medical practitioner and a patient, and a means for activating the digital audio recording and storage device when a medical practitioner enters a patient room.01-27-2011
20110022412DISTILLATION AND USE OF HETEROGENEOUS HEALTH DATA - Health data may be received in various forms from various sources, and rules may be applied to perform reasoning on the data. In one example, health data from a variety of sources is distilled into a particular representation. Facts (such as conditions with which the patient has been diagnosed, medications that the patient is taking, etc.) are distilled into a particular medical vocabulary. These facts may then be exposed to the expert system through an object model, which applies rules to determine which alerts to issue to a patient. The alerts may then be communicated to the patient. Raw health data may be received in one form, and the raw data may be expressed in one of several standard medical terminologies, so that expert systems that expect to use a particular terminology can perform reasoning on the facts.01-27-2011
20110264469Controlled substance tracking system and method - A method for tracking prescriptive medications is provided whereby a complete prescriptive medication history including active and inactive prescriptive medications is stored for a plurality of patients utilizing a plurality of pharmacies wherein the pharmacies may be affiliated or unaffiliated. The information may be selectively retrieved through a secure computer connection by entities such as hospitals, doctors, pharmacies, insurance companies, government agencies and the like. The information may be utilized to benefit the patient whereby a doctor is able to obtain an accurate view of the complete prescriptive medication history of the patient including prescriptive medications by other doctors. Hospitals will be able to obtain, in accord with the invention, a prescriptive medication history prior to treatment such as emergency treatment where such information is not normally available. The stored data for each prescriptive medication transaction includes searchable data such as the patient's name, address, doctor, pharmacy, aberrant use flag, and the like.10-27-2011
20110264468PATIENT ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM COMPRISING INTELLIGENT INTERFACE DEVICE FOR THE TRANSMISSION OF MEDICAL DATA - A patient administration system according to the invention comprises a device which executes a patient administration program, a data source for making medical data available and an interface device which is integrated between the device and the data source and receives data from the data source, converts them to keyboard scan codes which are specific of the patient administration program and outputs said keyboard scan codes to the device. An interface device according to the invention is adapted to be integrated between a device which executes a patient administration program and a data source for making medical data available and receives the data from the data source, converts them to keyboard scan codes which are specific of the patient administration program and outputs said keyboard scan codes to the device. A method according to the invention comprises the following steps: receiving medical data from a data source for making medical data available, converting the medical data to keyboard scan codes which are specific of the patient administration program and outputting the keyboard scan codes to the device.10-27-2011
20110264467Integrated medical software system with custom reporting - An integrated medical software system with custom reporting is disclosed. The system comprises a database that stores clinical data, scheduling data, patient data, and financial data in a normalized data format; a clinical module that creates an electronic document and that captures clinical data in the electronic document in the normalized data format during an encounter with a patient; a scheduling module that captures scheduling data in the normalized data format and that schedules the patient and at least one of a clinician, a staff member, and equipment at a healthcare provider using the scheduling data and the patient data; an account management module that captures financial data in the normalized data format and that creates at least one of a bill, a claim, or a statement for the patient using the financial data and the clinical data; a reports component with multiple filter and sort options that are defined by a user of the system to generate custom reports that display the clinical data, the scheduling data, the patient data, and the financial data in various customized combinations according to the filter and sort options that are chosen to generate the custom reports; and a framework module that is integrated with the clinical module, the scheduling module, the account management module, and the reports component using a common architecture and that supports an exchange of the clinical data, the scheduling data, the patient data, and the financial data between those modules, the reports component, and the database in the normalized data format, wherein the filter and sort options corresponding to a custom report can be saved for future use in generating custom reports.10-27-2011
20110264465Issuing Prescriptions from Standing Orders - Methods for processing a standing order by a server are disclosed. A standing order is received by a server. The standing order includes a plurality of prescription requirements. A request initiated by a user for a prescription product via a remote computing device is received. The request received from the remote device is processed by the server based on the prescription requirements. A prescription is automatically issued for the user based on the processed request.10-27-2011
20110264464DATA MANAGEMENT AND ACCESS FOR DRUG AND PROCEDURAL TESTING - Methods, systems, and apparatus, for data management and access for drug and procedural testing. In one aspect, a method includes receiving dynamic trial data for an ongoing trial from a trial site, associating the dynamic trial data with a corresponding ongoing trial, storing the dynamic trial data for the ongoing trial in a data store, receiving a request to access the trial data for an ongoing trial and receiving sponsor credentials associated with the request, the sponsor credentials identifying a sponsor that provided the request, determining that the sponsor identified by the request is the sponsor of the ongoing trial for which the access to the trial data is requested, and in response to the determination, providing access to the trial data in response to the request, the access to the trial data including access to the dynamic trial data for the ongoing trial.10-27-2011
20110258003Advanced Messaging System and Method - Using an advanced messaging system, customers can purchase goods or services from a vendor without either the vendor or the advanced messaging system itself having access to sensitive financial information of the customer. At the advanced messaging system, the customer connects an identifier of their account at the financial institution with an order identifier from the vendor, allowing a transfer of funds to take place between the customer and the vendor associated with an order. An alternative use of an advanced messaging system is for the transfer of funds between accounts. Another alternative use of an advanced messaging system is the secure management and transfer of customer medical information between multiple systems under the control of the customer. Another alternative use of an advanced messaging system is the secure management and transfer of customer information between multiple systems under the control of the customer.10-20-2011
20110060607HEALTH CARE INFORMATION SYSTEMS - A health care information provider system may provide information about health care objects managed by a health care provider. A name generating system may generate an object name for each of the health care objects which may include provider information indicative of the identity of the health care provider which manages the health care object, and object information indicative of the identity of the health care object. The object information may be devoid of any personal health information, even in a form which can be decrypted by a decryption key.03-10-2011
20110071849SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OBTAINING MEDICAL RECORDS - A method and computer program product for obtaining a first medical record for a first patient from a first image provider within a health information exchange, and obtaining a second medical record for a second patient from a second image provider within the health information exchange. The availability of the first medical record and the second medical record is enabled to a medical services provider.03-24-2011
20110112862System and Method for Securely Managing and Storing Individually Identifiable Information in Web-Based and Alliance-Based Networks - Embodiments of a secure method to access a de-identified database on a website are described. A care alliance is formed between a patient and a care provider. A dual-portal web-based system is implemented that provides healthcare related information to healthcare users through a first website, and registry/management tools to care providers through a second website. No identifiable fields relating to the user are stored or accessible in the database of the first website. All user information is de-identified by total exclusion from the database. A re-identification process allows an authorized care provider view his or her clients in combination with registered personal information from the system. An alliance-based identification key is used to index both the individually identifiable information and the personal health data/information that are stored in separate databases.05-12-2011
20100293008Prescription Verification System - An apparatus and method for permitting a pharmacist to verify a refill of a filled prescription stored on a host system. A prescription refill screen is provided by the host system to a pharmacy system associated with the pharmacist. The prescription refill screen is associated with the filled prescription. Refill request information is received from the pharmacy system. The refill request information identifying a requested refill of the filled prescription. The refill request information is transmitted through the host system to a health care provider system associated with a health care provider identified by the filled prescription stored on the host system. The host system receives an authorization from the health care provider system authorizing the requested refill of the filled prescription. The host system transmits the authorization to the pharmacy system whereby the pharmacist associated with the pharmacy system is authorized to provide the refill of the filled prescription to the patient.11-18-2010
20110119091Method for Generating and Transmitting Prescription Renewal Request Information - A method for providing prescription renewal request information via an electronic network. Upon receiving a request from a client for renewal request information for a particular prescriber, a report is generated containing the requested renewal request information and transmitted to the client. The transmitted report allows the client to easily review renewal request information and helps the client to manage appointments with patients whom the prescriber wishes to see. Depending on the client request, the transmitted report may be an “active renewals” page containing renewal request information regarding renewal requests that the prescriber has not reviewed, an “archived renewals” page containing renewed request information regarding renewal requests that the prescriber has reviewed, an “appointment” page containing renewal request information regarding patients with whom the prescriber wishes to make an appointment, or a “prescription detail” page containing detailed renewal request information regarding a particular renewal request.05-19-2011
20110119090SMART CAP WITH COMMUNICATION FUNCTION - A smart cap for a medical container for the containment of solid medications having unique indicia. The cap is provided with an optical scanner configured with at least one locally contained or external data base having general medication identification data and optionally patient-specific information to scan and identify the medication (and optionally the dosage, specific formulations, manufacturing source, etc.) and to record and correlate information regarding patient medication usage (scanning of a medication is generally considered indicative of actual patient taking of the medication). The cap further comprises communication elements configured to transmit/receive “usage” through scanning of a unit dosage of the medication, to an external data base such as the patient's cell phone and or computer (such as with blue tooth or RF communication) or via a telephone call or internet transmission to a data base of a pharmacy or physician or other health care provider05-19-2011
20110119089System and Method for Personal Electronic Medical Records - An electronic medical record system and method enables a patient and the patient's caregivers to create, maintain, and use an electronic medical record over a secured communication network, such as the Internet.05-19-2011
20110119088CLOUD-BASED HEALTHCARE INFORMATION EXCHANGE - The present disclosure describes systems and methods of a healthcare exchange system to exchange medical information, stored in different formats, between different entities. This exchange system provides a channel for the flow of information and patient records across different health care entities that may store data in different formats. The exchange system's ability to receive requests and retrieve corresponding data from various entities, along with the transformation of data from the storing format into a format specified by the requesting entity, allow a flexible and extendable healthcare information exchange system.05-19-2011
20110119087SYSTEM FOR MANAGING TREATMENT OF A PARTICULAR HEALTH CONDITION THAT INCLUDES GRAPHING ACCUMULATED DATA - A measurement module for glucose testing includes a glucose testing measurement module housing, a test strip receptacle formed in the housing, and a connector portion formed in the housing and shaped to permit mechanical removable attachment of the housing to a hand-held computer. Electronics determine the amount of glucose present in a sample of body fluid, when the test strip is positioned in the receptacle and the body fluid is placed on a test strip, and communicate the glucose amount to the hand-held computer via the connector portion.05-19-2011
20110119086SYSTEM FOR MANAGING TREATMENT OF A PARTICULAR HEALTH CONDITION VIA A MOBILE PHONE DEVICE - A measurement module for glucose testing includes a glucose testing measurement module housing, a test strip receptacle formed in the housing, and a connector portion formed in the housing and shaped to permit mechanical removable attachment of the housing to a hand-held computer. Electronics determine the amount of glucose present in a sample of body fluid, when the test strip is positioned in the receptacle and the body fluid is placed on a test strip, and communicate the glucose amount to the hand-held computer via the connector portion.05-19-2011
20110010195MEDICAL HISTORY SYSTEM - Embodiments described herein include generating a navigable medical history corresponding to a patient. Reference information related to medical records for the patient is stored in a referenced records database based on a standardized healthcare code in the medical records. The reference information is inserted into the referenced records database by the medical history system. The medical history system generates the navigable medical history associated with the patient based on the reference information.01-13-2011
20110125535METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING A PATIENT IDENTIFICATION BEACON FOR PATIENT WORN SENSORS - A bracelet beacon device (05-26-2011
20110125534SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING PARTICIPANT INTERACTION - A system and method for optimizing contacts with participants in a disease management and wellness program. The system includes a computer-readable memory means for storing at least one participant profile, input means for receiving data regarding the effectiveness of a contact attempt with the plan participant, and processing means for modifying the participant profile based on the data regarding the effectiveness of a contact attempt with the plan participant, wherein the data regarding the effectiveness of the contact attempt comprises statistical aggregates. The method includes the steps of making an initial contact attempt with the plan participant via a first communications means; determining an effectiveness of the first communications means; and making a subsequent contact attempt with the plan participant via a second communications means, the second communications means selected based on the determination of effectiveness of the first communications means, wherein the effectiveness of the contact attempt is determined from statistical aggregates.05-26-2011
20110125533Remote Scribe-Assisted Health Care Record Management System and Method of Use of Same - The invention disclosed herein describes a health care records management system and method of use that utilizes a scribe located in a remote location separate from an examination room. The remote location is electronically connected through a network to a monitor located within the examination room. A caregiver communicates auditorily with the scribe and directs the scribe to manipulate the patient's electronic medical record consistent with the examination in real-time. The caregiver verifies all changes and modifications to the patient's medical record during the examination and can further order tests, diagnostics, prescriptions and referrals electronically at the conclusion of the examination.05-26-2011
20110125532REMOTE MONITORING SYSTEM FOR AMBULATORY PATIENTS - The monitoring device incorporates a memory device that is programmed with a set of question hierearchies. Each question hierarchy corresponds to a symptom and is composed of a set of questions. The question hierarchies may contain a logical structure so that certain questions will not be asked, depending upon a patient's answer to a preceeding question. A question hiearchy is invoked by a symptom identifier transmitted to the monitoring device by a remote computer. The remote computer may transmit a plurality of symptom identifiers to the monitoring device to cause the monitoring device to ask questions related to a plurality of symptoms. The set of symptoms inquired about may vary based upon the chronic disease afflicting the patient.05-26-2011
20110125531METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING STATISTICALLY-BASED MEDICAL PROVIDER UTILIZATION PROFILES - A method and system for analyzing historical medical provider billings to statistically establish a normative utilization profile. Comparison of a medical provider's utilization profile with a normative profile is enabled. Based on historical treatment patterns and a fee schedule, an accurate model of the cost of a specific medical episode can be created. Various treatment patterns for a particular diagnosis can be compared by treatment cost and patient outcome to determine the most cost-effective treatment approach. It is also possible to identify those medical providers who provide treatment that does not fall within the statistically established treatment patterns or profiles.05-26-2011
20110125530CENTRAL SERVER SYSTEM FOR COLLECTING PATIENT HEALTH CONDITION MANAGEMENT DATA - A measurement module for glucose testing includes a glucose testing measurement module housing, a test strip receptacle formed in the housing, and a connector portion formed in the housing and shaped to permit mechanical removable attachment of the housing to a hand-held computer. Electronics determine the amount of glucose present in a sample of body fluid, when the test strip is positioned in the receptacle and the body fluid is placed on a test strip, and communicate the glucose amount to the hand-held computer via the connector portion.05-26-2011
20110125529System and Method for Disease State Marketing - A system and method may transmit and display marketing information to a customer based on a diagnosed or a probable disease of the customer. One or more databases may store disease state progression data including one or more disease records each including a disease state and each disease state including a symptom. The database may also store healthcare product data including marketing data and a tag corresponding to the marketing data, the tag including one or more elements describing a relationship between the marketing data and a disease record. Customer data may also be stored including health history data corresponding to one or more symptoms. A tag corresponding to the marketing data may then be matched to each symptom of the customer's health history data and the marketing data corresponding to each matched tag may then be transmitted to the customer's web-enabled computing device.05-26-2011
20110125528SYSTEMS, APPARATUS, AND METHODS FOR DEVELOPING PATIENT MEDICAL HISTORY USING HIERARCHICAL RELATIONSHIPS - An example apparatus provides access to electronic health information for a first patient and one or more patients connected by relationship to the first patient. A first patient indicator represents a first patient and provides a link to electronic health information for the first patient. A second patient indicator represents a second patient and provides a link to electronic health information for the second patient. A connection provides a graphical indication of a relationship between the first patient and the second patient and connects electronic health information for the second patient for access in connection with electronic health information for the first patient. The connection is to provide a graphical indication of a priority of the relationship between the first patient and the second patient based on a defined relationship hierarchy. A graphical indication of a type of relationship between the first patient and the second patient is provided.05-26-2011
20110125526MULTIPLE MODALITY MAMMOGRAPHY IMAGE GALLERY AND CLIPPING SYSTEM - A system and method for analyzing and retrieving images of breast tissue abnormalities obtained from multiple sources. Providing a tool for a radiologist that includes a convenient region-of-interest association of mammogram, or other anatomical images, of an individual patient. One embodiment provides an efficient collection of all of the mammogram abnormalities for a patient. In yet another embodiment, the region-of-interest abnormalities in a single location in a patient's tissue are correlated across a variety of imaging modalities including X-rays, mammogram, CT, ultrasound, MRI, or other imaging technologies.05-26-2011
20110125525METHOD OF ANTICIPATING AN EPIDEMIC IN A POPULATION, AND A SYSTEM THEREOF - A monitoring system is described comprising client computers 05-26-2011
20110077967Systems For Procuring Regulatory Data From A Patient Via A Medical Measurement Device - The present disclosure describes a system for obtaining from a patient, though a medical measurement device provided by a DME provider, regulatory data needed by the provider. Some examples of the device collect and process physiological measurement data used to assess the health of the patient, and allow the provider to present inquiries directed to the patient. Answers by a user of the device to such inquiries are combined with the processed measurement data to produce at least some of the regulatory data needed by the provider. The data allows the provider to demonstrate that both the provider and the patient are complying with Medicare requirements associated with the purchase and use of the device, thus entitling the provider to receive reimbursement for at least part of the cost of the device and any related consumables.03-31-2011
20100324939APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANAGING PRESCRIPTION BENEFITS - A system and method are disclosed for managing prescription benefits. Case records containing information regarding patients and prescription coverage activities for the patients are stored in the system. Users are allowed access to the system via an appropriate electronic communication network. The user can subsequently perform various tasks in order to maintain and review coverage activities. The user can also enter additional prescription coverage activities into the case records, as well as verify that information entered into the case records has been updated.12-23-2010
20100324938METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IDENTIFYING RELATIONSHIPS IN DATA BASED ON TIME-DEPENDENT RELATIONSHIPS - A decision support apparatus (12-23-2010
20100324940Methods, Systems, and Products for Processing Images - Methods, systems, and products process medical images. A notification is received that indicates a processed medical image is available and that indicates unprocessed medical images in a queue that have yet to be processed for display. The processed medical image is requested, received, and stored. The processed medical image and the notification are displayed. The processed medical image is visually distinguished in the notification from the unprocessed medical images in the queue that are yet to be processed.12-23-2010
20100324937METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CREATING CUSTOMIZED MEDICATION CHARTS - A method and system for creating customized medication chart is disclosed herewith. The method comprises: accessing medical information and patient information; and automatically generating a customized medication chart by interpreting the medical information and the patient information. The medication information includes medication information along with dosage and frequency, diagnostics and treatment plans. The patent information includes patient preferences, patient routines and lifestyle information, and patient or user preferences on medication chart display.12-23-2010
20100324936PHARMACY MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION WITH BEDSIDE REAL-TIME MEDICAL EVENT DATA COLLECTION - Methods and systems for automatically establishing an enhanced electronic health record (EHR) for a patient include an automatic data collection facility that collects data of a medically related event in proximity to a patient upon occurrence of the event. The collected data may include medication administration data such as medication, time of administration, administration of a dosage of medication, reaction data, and the like. The collected data is communicated to a real-time data integration facility that automatically integrates the data with a patient's electronic health record to establish an enhanced electronic health record.12-23-2010
20100324932METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ADVISING PEOPLE WITH DIABETES - A method and system for advising a person with diabetes to perform a task based on the recommended therapy are disclosed. A library of one or more tasks is established, wherein each task in the library is related to a therapy recommended to the person with diabetes. Personal and real-time data related to the person's diabetic condition are recorded such that advice provided to the person to perform a task from the library is based on the recorded personal and real-time data. In this manner, the embodiments of the present invention simplify the ability of a person with diabetes to follow a recommended therapy.12-23-2010
20100185464AUTOMATED IDENTIFICATION OF TASK ITEMS THAT MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE A CLINICAL TRIAL DATABASE CAN BE LOCKED - An automated method is provided for generating summary data regarding task items that must occur to achieve a database lock for a clinical trial study that is performed based on a previously defined clinical trial protocol. The clinical trial study is managed using a processor and a database in communication with the processor. The database includes clinical trial data and the status of the data for a plurality of patients participating in the clinical trial study. At least one clinical database lock criterion is defined for the study from at least a plurality of user-selected subsets of the clinical trial data. The processor receives the at least one clinical database lock criterion for the study, and the clinical trial data and the status of the data, as retrieved from the database, for the plurality of patients participating in the clinical trial study as defined by the clinical database lock criteria. The processor then automatically and programmatically generates summary data regarding task items that must occur to achieve the database lock as defined by the at least one clinical database lock criterion, using the clinical trial data and the status of the data. Different summary data will be generated for different clinical database lock criteria.07-22-2010
20120150562HEALTH CARE PRODUCT TRIAGE ADMINISTERED CLOSED SYSTEM - A controlled, closed marketing, sales and distribution system for health-care related products, comprising a processor, and memory comprising program instructions. The program instructions are executable by the processor to store a set of health risk factors associated with the controlled distribution product, receive consumer requests to purchase the controlled distribution product, retrieve end-user information related to the set of health risk factors associated with the controlled distribution product, determine whether the consumer is authorized to purchase the controlled distribution product based on the end-user consumer information, and sell the consumer the controlled distribution product when the consumer is authorized to purchase.06-14-2012
20110137683Managing 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.06-09-2011
20100121657Use Of Restricted Links To Send Medical Records Data To Recipients - Methods of aggregating and distributing medical records are presented. Patient data is aggregated from one or more medical providers where the patient data is incomplete with respect to a medical data exchange record (MDER). A data repository, preferrably a third party relative to the providers or a recipient of the data, stores the patient data. When a recipient requests the patient data and is properly authenticated, the patient data is presented to the recipient in standard MDER format. Preferrably, the recipient accesses the data via a limit session link.05-13-2010
20100121656METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INFORMATION RETRIEVAL AND TRANSFER - A method for providing medical insurance information corresponding to a consumer of medical services can include receiving consumer medical insurance information from a consumer. This information includes one or more identity fields. A request is sent to network sources of identity information for the consumer, the requests including one or more of the identity fields. The identity information that is received is compared to the consumer medical insurance information using matching rules to store data which satisfies the rules. The identity data which satisfies the matching rules is used to generate requests for insurer medical insurance information. The insurer information is compared to the consumer medical insurance information using matching rules to store only data which satisfies the matching rules. A processor can be used to generate different permutations and combinations of the data for the identity requests and for the insurer requests until a satisfactory response has been received.05-13-2010
20100121655PATIENT DATA RECORD AND USER INTERFACE - A patient data record is described comprising a mean model representative of the patient and further comprises at least one shape model to represent data concerning the patient, in which the said mean model comprises at least one region and the said shape model comprises at least one sub-section, and in which the at least one sub-section of the shape model is linked to the equivalent region of the mean model. This has the advantage of allowing greater structure to the patient record. Further a system is described to present patient data upon queries generated by a user and arranged to access the claimed patient data record, and which is further arranged to provide access to information in the sub-section of the shape model when a query generated by the user accesses the equivalent region of the mean model. This system allows full use of the improved patient data record.05-13-2010
20100121653METHOD FOR TRACKING AND SORTING MEDICAL TEST INFORMATION - In a method for tracking medical test information a content database is established and is cooperable with software, the content database being populable with identifying information relevant to particular patients and care providers. Information relevant to tests performed or to be performed on one or more of the patients is received and associated with the patient. The information stored in the database and retrievable therefrom, includes; the type of test, who ordered a particular test, when it is ordered, when was the scheduling done for the test, who scheduled it, when was the test scheduled to be performed, when was it performed, what was the expected date of the test results, when did the results actually become available, when were the test results read, when were the test results conveyed to the patient, and when did the final disposition occur. The software being operable to sort at least a portion of said information upon request by a user.05-13-2010
20120310674Electronic Health Record System Utilizing Disparate Record Sources - A system for facilitating patient ownership of his or her medical data through the use of third-party health repositories that preserves the maximum information content of the medical records by displaying information relevant to the authority of the medical data as reflected by its source and types of modification as it has moved between institutions, as well as the data itself. In this way, improved use of this data is made possible.12-06-2012
20120310673SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LINKING A WEB-BASED RESOURCE WITH AN ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD - A data processing system and method that, in some cases, include an EMR system and a web server. In some cases, the EMR system includes a plurality of electronic medical records for a plurality of patients. One or more of the electronic medical records may include a URL or HTTP Post message that defines a path to a web-based resource, such as a treatment algorithm or medical calculator. In some embodiments, the URL and/or HTTP Post message is constructed based on information in a patient's medical record.12-06-2012
20120310672HOSPITAL DISPLAY TERMINAL - A system is described for managing administration of medical care. The system can include a patient record system that contains electronic records for patients in a hospital. The electronic records may include scheduling information for medicine administration to the patient. A display terminal can be connected to the patient record system and be configured to read an RFID tag on the patient. The display terminal can then identify the patient and display the patient's medicine schedule.12-06-2012
20120310671Method and Apparatus for Verification of Clinical Trial Adherence - A system and method of confirming administration of medication in a clinical trial is provided. The method comprises the steps of receiving information identifying a particular medication prescription regimen in accordance with the clinical trial, 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.12-06-2012
20120310669Method and System for Acquiring Patient-Related Data - A method performed by a data processing system of registering patient-related data, the method including receiving, from a registration device, a set of identification data items and one or more identification time stamps, wherein each identification time stamp is associated with at least one of the identification data items, and the set of identification data items comprises a device identification data item identifying an electronic device and a patient identification data item identifying a patient; receiving, from the electronic device, patient-related data to be registered and an acquisition time stamp indicative of an acquisition time at which the patient-related data has been acquired; and associating the received patient-related data with an identified patient based on at least the received device identification data item, the received patient identification data item, the received one or more identification time stamps and the received acquisition time stamp.12-06-2012
20120310666PERSONALIZED MEDICAL RECORD - The present disclosure provides a method of producing a personalized medical record, comprising: incorporating at least a portion of a prerecorded stock tutorial video having stock information and one or more uncompleted segments for inserting personalized medical information onto a single recording medium. The personalized medical information can include personalized health information including vital health statistics. The method combines the at least a portion of the prerecorded stock tutorial video including the stock information on a variety of medical maladies with the personalized medical information. The stock tutorial video can include at least one predeterminable insertion point within the uncompleted segments for inserting the personalized medical information. The method further provides the personalized medical information at the at least one predeterminable insertion point for merging with the at least a portion of the prerecorded stock tutorial video for producing at least a portion of the personalized medical record.12-06-2012
20120310664System and Method for Monitoring Hospital Workflow Compliance with a Hand Hygiene Network - A system and method for monitoring compliance with a plurality of workflow procedures in a hospital or other health care facility using a hand hygiene compliance system (HHC). A control unit of an HHC gathers data based upon the presence, identification, and movement of a plurality of assets, including persons, equipment, or supplies, having wearable detectable tags, such as RFID tages, and communicates that data to a local or remote server. The server is programmed to monitor or cause compliance with hospital workflow procedures relevant to the communicated data, such as rounding requirements and proper use of equipment, or may generate alarms or notifications where a workflow procedure has not been followed.12-06-2012
20110087502MEDICAL FACILITY BED AVAILABILITY - Methods, systems, devices and/or apparatus related to predicting availability of medical facility beds. Specifically, the disclosed methods, systems, devices and/or apparatus relate to determining which beds in the medical facility are available or unavailable at specific time periods (including past, present and/or future time periods).04-14-2011
20120173285Proactive Clinical Evidence at Point of Care and Genomic Data Integration through Cloud EMR Media - Online Electronic Medical Record and Clinical decision support system Cloud SaaS model. Method of storing electronic patient medical information for a patient is provided which includes creating a unique patient identifier for the patient, storing the electronic patient medical record data for the patient using the unique patient identifier for the patient and creating a family linkage using unique patient identifiers to connect individual medical records of relatives of the patient. The electronic patient medical information can be shared between, a network, of a plurality of healthcare institutions, individual healthcare service providers and patients. Individual healthcare providers or patients can request for the stored electronic patient medical record data and obtain the electronic patient medical record data along with the family linkage information to at least one of the plurality of healthcare providing institutions, individual healthcare providers or patients.07-05-2012
20120173284PROCESSING A PATIENT STUDY - Processing a patient study of a patient is provided. In one embodiment, a method of delivering a patient study comprises storing a plurality of patient studies (07-05-2012
20120173283PROCESSING A PATIENT STUDY - Processing a patient study of a patient is provided. In one embodiment, a method of storing a patient study of a patient onto a server comprises obtaining a diagnostic image of the patient (07-05-2012
20120173282PROCESSING A PATIENT STUDY - Processing a patient study of a patient is provided. In one embodiment, a method of storing a patient study of a patient onto a computer-readable medium comprises obtaining a diagnostic image of the patient (07-05-2012
20100223075System and method for integrating the health club and health insurance industries to reduce costs by providing financial incentives for health club members and health insured to improve and maintain their health - The invention described herein is a system and method whereby health club membership and its attendant health-promoting advantages is integrated with the health insurance industry to create a whole which reduces costs for both and provides financial incentives for individuals to improve and maintain their health. Individuals or employees participating in the integrated health club/health insurance program are motivated to improve their health by the rewards of one or more of subsidized health club dues or reduced health insurance premiums or deductibles for themselves or their employers. The invention achieves this goal in a way that is sustainable and profitable for all involved—individual, health club owner, employer, and health insurance provider.09-02-2010
20120173278PREPOPULATING CLINICAL EVENTS WITH IMAGE BASED DOCUMENTATION - Systems, methods, and computer-readable media having computer-executable instructions embodied thereon for protocol driven image acquisition are provided. In embodiments, a protocol is received by an image capturing device. The protocol comprises orders from a clinician, a workflow for capturing at least one image, or a combination thereof. At least one field for receiving metadata to be associated with the at least one image allows structured documentation to begin on the image capturing device. The at least one image and associated metadata are communicated to a medical information system. A patient is identified by the metadata or an existing patient to device association and the at least one image is associated with an electronic medical record for the patient.07-05-2012
20100088116SPECIMEN TRACKING AND MANAGEMENT VERIFICATION - Techniques are described for using radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags to track patient specimens throughout the collection and analysis of patient specimens. A series of RFID tags may be used to track the specimens starting with the collection of a patient's tissue specimen at a surgery or examination room, through the process of preparing the specimens at a laboratory, to a specialist's office where the specimens are analyzed, and eventually into storage where the left-over specimen materials may be archived. A database may be used to capture unique identifiers for the RFID tags and other information throughout the process.04-08-2010
20100082368WRONG SITE SURGERY PREVENTION SYSTEM - Compliance with pre-operative policies and procedures is ensured to prevent wrong site surgeries. Data related to a scheduled procedure is stored on a device. The data includes at least (1) indicia of personal identification for a patient and one or more participants in the scheduled procedure, and (2) information about the scheduled procedure. An input is received on the device that associates the patient with the data stored on the device. The patient and each of the one or more participants are then prompted to verify the indicia of personal identification and information about the scheduled procedure on the device. When the patient and one or more participants have all verified their respective indicia of personal identification and the information about the scheduled procedure, the device is operable to enable operating room functionality.04-01-2010
20100082371Patient Document Privacy And Disclosure Engine - A system and method is provided for managing health care information. A data network system includes a document parser, upon request, parses a patient's record into a plurality of categorized biographical and/or clinical data entries, where each of the categorized biographical and/or clinical data entries may be associated with a code identifier. A mapper may map each of the code identifiers to a configurable patient privacy flag and to a corresponding user permission level. The patient's mapped categorized biographical and/or clinical data entries may be checked by a configurable rule engine, and be displayed to the user as viewable layers with the same or less restrictive permission level than that of the user's role. The unapproved data may be turned off as non-viewable layers. The patient's mapped biographical and/or clinical data entries may be stored into a repository database for later retrieval.04-01-2010
20100082372NETWORK-BASED HEALTHCARE DATA MANAGEMENT - A web- or network-based healthcare management tool is provided. The innovation provides for a browser-based version of a client that enables clinicians, from remote locations, to securely review patient data retrieved from a healthcare data store. Remote locations include, but are not limited to, from outside the hospital (e.g., at home) or from inside the hospital but in an office or lab that does not have intranet access to the healthcare data store.04-01-2010
20100082370CLINICAL EVENT TRACKING AND ALERTING SYSTEM - Clinical information tracking and alerting systems are disclosed herein. An example method of providing feedback to healthcare practitioners includes receiving a subscription to clinical information associated with a patient from a healthcare practitioner; searching a database of shared clinical information to identify recently entered clinical information, wherein searching the database is automated to be performed according to a schedule; determining whether the recently entered clinical information includes medical data associated with the patient; and publishing the medical data associated with the patient to the healthcare practitioner.04-01-2010
20100082369Systems and Methods for Interconnected Personalized Digital Health Services - Certain embodiments provide systems and methods for providing personalized, interconnected digital health services. Certain embodiments provide a digital health services system. The system includes an access portal providing access to health information for a patient from a plurality of clinical data sources. The system also includes a shared registry and repository storing information from the plurality of clinical data sources for interconnection and access via the access portal. The system further includes digital health information and services generating a personalized care plan for the patient based on health information from the shared registry and repository in conjunction with one or more rules applied to the health information to match the care plan with the health information for the patient and to track patient outcomes based upon compliance with the recommended care plan.04-01-2010
20090299764Obtaining, Posting And Managing Healthcare-Related Liens - A system and method for health providers to assert their rights of fair trade and financial interest in optimizing revenue and full fee collection for bills relating to their rendered services in cases of patients, who receive treatment and subsequently utilize related health provider's billings as a part of an injury related to a tort or injury claim.12-03-2009
20090299768APPARATUS 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.12-03-2009
20090204432Physicians' Safety Terminal - The Physicians' Safety Terminal, PST, uses a computer download of the physician's desk reference, PDR, or similar data as one source of reference input. The other primary source of data input is the patient's medical profile. The PST automatically calculates the perceived safety of each medication with the risk factor in the patient's profile. On the side of this approximately 3 inch by 3½ inch device is a green, red, and yellow light. If the red light shows the doctor must realize that the medication is strongly counter indicated. Yellow means use caution and green means there are no exceptional warning signs. The PST also gives a graphic read out of the possible side effects of each drug typed into the patient's profile. At the end of the work shift the PST is then plugged into a central computer for any downloads of new data.08-13-2009
20110191124RFID-BASED SYSTEM FOR LINKING ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD - An RFID-based EMR linking system is disclosed. The location of a patient who has a tag is tracked using RTLS and the tracked location of a patient is linked to EMR so that location information of a patient is detected in real time and moving line and location of a patient may be easily managed.08-04-2011
20110191123Virtual Lifestyle, Health, and Wellness Management System and Method - A system for managing the wellness of an individual has a kiosk where data is received from and provided to the individual. The kiosk comprises a processor, a display in communication with the processor, a data entry device in communication with the processor, and a bio-electric impedance analysis (“BEIA”) bar capable of communication with the processor. The kiosk has a communication device in communication with the processor. The system further comprises a server computer in network communication with the communication device of the kiosk. The server computer has a storage device for storing data. The server computer may be used to store data received from an individual, or provide data to the individual, using a kiosk. The system may further comprise fitness equipment, medical equipment, client computers, or any combination of such devices. These devices may be in communication with the kiosk and/or server computer.08-04-2011
20110191122METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING PHYSICIAN REFERRALS - Method and apparatus for managing the physician referral process, whereby a referring physician (e.g., a primary care provider) refers a patient to another physician (e.g., a specialist) for a particular medical procedure, analysis or care. An aggregator provides systems and methods available to physicians and their administrative staff (herein collectively referred to as physicians or doctors) to: book appointments on behalf of their patients online through a doctor directory and calendar function; filter available doctors by specialty, subspecialty, procedure, insurance participation and/or hospital network; transfer a patient's personal information, medical history and pre-selected insurance forms from one doctor's office to another's, electronically; transfer and upload relevant forms and paperwork via fax from one doctor's office to another; track referrals historically (over time) on a by-doctor or by-patient basis; facilitate referrals to and from doctors in a certain network or group.08-04-2011
20110137682SYSTEM FOR MONITORING REGULATION OF PHARMACEUTICALS FROM DATA STRUCTURE OF MEDICAL AND LABORATORY RECORDS - A system is provided that integrates of records of clinical laboratory services into the assessment and optimization of patient health care and, in particular, regulation of the use of pharmaceuticals. Laboratory test result records are used in conjunction with other health care benefits records to monitor regulation of use of pharmaceuticals by patients. The incorporation of laboratory tests and results into such a utilization system allows improvement in the management of a patient's therapy based on a more precise picture of the patient's level of illness as revealed by the laboratory test results. The system of the present invention also allows optimization of the selection of laboratory tests to be performed, and also provides an outcome assessment of the risk of hospitalization due to pharmaceutical treatments resulting in physician intervention, leading to a change in physician prescribing behavior and, accordingly, a decrease in drag induced hospitalizations and improved quality of patient care and savings of health care costs.06-09-2011
20110153360Method and Apparatus for Verification of Clinical Trial Adherence - A system and method of confirming administration of medication in a clinical trial is provided. The method comprises the steps of receiving information identifying a particular medication prescription regimen in accordance with the clinical trial, 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.06-23-2011
20110282685Method and Apparatus Pertaining to Developing Care Paths - A control circuit develops, in parallel, a plurality of care paths for at least one corresponding patient. This can comprise, for these care paths, serially completing a plurality of corresponding care-path-development phases (using, for example, input information of choice). Then, pursuant to these teachings and before concluding development of at least one of these care paths (and upon determining a change to the aforementioned input information during the developing process), automatically modifying at least one of the care-path-development phases as a function of the change and redeveloping the care plan as corresponds to the modified care-path-development phase.11-17-2011
20100030577System and Business Method for Electrocardiogram Review - A system and method for review and analysis of electrocardiograms includes an application server computer system in communication with a plurality of client computers. In a preferred embodiment, the server computer provides notification and access of a patient cardiac study report to an electrocardiograph technician for review and comment. The technician assigns an academic fellow electrophysiologist to review the study report. The server computer provides notification and access of the study report and the technician's annotation to the assigned fellow for review and comment. The fellow then assigns an attending physician to review the study report. The server computer provides notification and access of the study report and the previous annotations to the attending physician for review and comment. The physician completes the study. The computer system automatically generates and forwards a referral letter to the requesting physician and attends to billing for the cardiac monitoring services.02-04-2010
20100030575PATIENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - Embodiments of the present invention provide a system in which a medical device selects less than all of its stored information and provides the selected subset of information to a data mart for storage, processing, and/or communication to one or more interested parties. In many embodiments, customers, patients, or even components of the medical device or of the remote patient management system can access selected medical device information (e.g., customers can access medical device information tailored to the care they are providing to one or more patients). In many embodiments, customers can receive such medical device information according to a schedule that best suits their care (or whenever they desire such information, irrespective of a schedule). In many embodiments, providing less than full transmissions to the data mart reduces the strain on medical device batteries.02-04-2010
20100030578SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COLLABORATIVE SHOPPING, BUSINESS AND ENTERTAINMENT - The methods and systems described herein relate to online methods of collaboration in community environments. The methods and systems are related to an online apparel modeling system that allows users to have three-dimensional models of their physical profile created. Users may purchase various goods and/or services and collaborate with other users in the online environment.02-04-2010
20100030579Health Care Package - Various embodiments include methods and systems for providing packaged health care solutions.02-04-2010
20100030576System and Method for Pain Management - A pain management system is provided. The pain management system comprises a database and a pain management server. The database contains a plurality of pain scores associated with a first patient. The pain management server is in communication with the database and comprises a processor and a pain management application. The pain management application, when executed by the processor, receives a first pain score associated with the first patient, analyzes the first pain score based at least in part on the plurality of pain scores associated with the first patient in the database, and when the first pain score drops below a first threshold determined by the analysis, raises an alert. The pain management system promotes control of administration of pain medication to the first patient.02-04-2010
20100023349Computer software program for mental health professionals - A computer software program that will allow mental health practitioners to enter data into portable files and send information to various professional organizations, institutions, businesses, and/or entities through a direct, secure, and electronic linkage created by registering with said professional organizations, institutions, businesses, and/or entities. Mental health professionals using the software program will be able to create portable files containing information about clients, notes, credentials, licenses, certifications, specializations, accreditations, professional memberships, professional trainings, Continuing Education Units, professional activities, supervision hours, education, insurance board memberships. A plethora of relevant professional mental health information will be accessible through the software program. Professional organizations, institutions, businesses, and/or entities will be able to advertise and/or send information pertaining to products and services. The software program is a “one-stop shopping” platform for mental health professionals to create portable files and send information in a streamlined and efficient manner.01-28-2010
20100023347Medical Marketing With Co-payment Elimination - Disclosed herein is a method and system for managing medical payments in a medical marketing environment hosted by a service provider. Information of a patient is acquired and healthcare providers are identified based on the acquired patient information and information of identified healthcare providers is provided to the patient. The patient selects one or more of the identified healthcare providers for a medical service and prioritizes them. The patient information is transferred to a selected healthcare provider for acceptance to provide the medical service to the patient. The selected healthcare provider that accepts to provide the medical service to the patient, signs an agreement for not accepting co-payment from the patient. An appointment is scheduled between the patient and the selected healthcare provider. The service provider pays a co-payment to the selected healthcare provider on behalf of the patient in exchange for a minimal referral fee.01-28-2010
20100017228CARE PLAN CHANGE PROPAGATION - In a medical health care network (01-21-2010
20100017233MEDICAL IMAGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - The data efficiency of medical image management system is improved. PACS (01-21-2010
20100017229SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CHRONIC ILLNESS CARE - In one aspect, the present invention relates to a computerized system programmed for providing care support to at least one patient having at least one chronic illness. In one embodiment, the system includes a medical professional module adapted for receiving, storing, and providing data in communication with at least one medical professional at the point of care, a health coach module adapted for receiving, storing, and providing data in communication with the at least one patient and at least one health coach, a patient module adapted for receiving, storing, and providing data in communication with the at least one patient, and, a public health module adapted for receiving, storing, and providing data in communication with at least one research professional. Each of the medical professional module, health coach module, patient module, and public health module is operatively associated with a corresponding one of the at least one medical professional, at least one health coach, at least one patient, and at least one research professional through a network.01-21-2010
20100017226MEDICAL WORKFLOW ONCOLOGY TASK ASSISTANCE - Assistance is provided in an oncology workflow. A tool or assistance link is provided as part of the workflow or display of task information. Task information for other patients may assist the medical professional in current task decisions. For example, the target dose, warning dose, fraction dose and number of fractions for patients with tumors at a same site (e.g., brain), with a similar size (e.g., 1 cm), a similar stage (e.g., stage 2), and/or other diagnostic information may be useful in a prescription generation task. While completing the task, the user activates the tool or assistant to determine what has been done in similar circumstances. The tool or assistances link acts as colleague advice for determining a current treatment.01-21-2010
20110054935SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CACHED REPLENISHMENT OF PHARMACEUTICALS - A computer system and method manages the disbursement and replacement of medication units to patients. Medication unites disbursed to qualified patients under qualified discount plans are replaced by replenishment. Computer systems implementing traditional replenishment, cached replenishment, and prepurchased replenishment are disclosed. The computer system and method monitors medication units disbursed to patients by a pharmacy and tracks the amount of medication units disbursed to qualified patients of health care providers qualified under a discount program. When the amount of disbursed medication units reaches a threshold, replacement medication units are ordered. The medication units disbursed to non-qualified patients are replaced through restocking and the medication units disbursed under a qualified discount program are replaced through traditional replenishment, cached replenishment, and/or prepurchased replenishment.03-03-2011
20090299771DICOM-BASED 12-LEAD ECG GATEWAY AND BROWSER UNDER THE CLINICALLY-USED INFORMATION SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a DICOM-based 12-lead ECG gateway and browser for use in clinical information system.12-03-2009
20080262873PATIENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - A patient management system and method are provided. The patient management system may include portable computers for the clinicians making house calls, a centralized database for storing patient medical records, and an office system for communicating with the portable computer to provide the clinician with patient medical information by accessing the database and receive patient visit medical information from the physician. The operating system may also update the database with the patient visit information House calls may be made to single family/person residences, congregate care facilities or communities, and others.10-23-2008
2010032493512-LEAD ECG MEASUREMENT AND REPORT EDITING SYSTEM - The present invention provides a real-time interactive information system for measurement of 12-lead electrocardiogram waveforms and report editing, comprising a server providing cross-platform web page browsing for user to input commands or to review ECG reports and to edit or to measure information from patient further, a device for supporting internet interacting protocol which is a WEB SERVICE allowing for receiving commands issued by the server of cross-platform web page browsing and giving the server the feedback of processed ECG information by assistance from the database device, and a database device allowing for accessing patient's information to the internet interacting protocol.12-23-2010
20100042439AUTONOMOUS PERPETUAL INVENTORY FOR HEALTHCARE - An automated system for managing inventories of medical supplies at medical offices is disclosed wherein a database and intelligent computer system is used to anticipate the need for supplies based on appointments with patients, for example, so that inventories are maintained at optimum levels without the need for individuals to guess at which supplies to order at which particular times and a computer method for inventory management and replenishment comprising storing records of items of supplies and durable medical equipment at each medical office, clinic, and hospital subscribing to a management system, storing patient records comprising prior treatments, health diagnoses, and health status, storing tables of treatment and diagnostic codes corresponding to supplies and/or durable medical equipment required for each of said codes, wherein upon entry by a medical office, clinic, or hospital of a treatment or diagnostic event for a patient using a treatment or diagnostic code, looking up the corresponding patient record to determine whether a redundancy event has occurred and if no redundancy event is determined, issuing an order for the corresponding supplies and/or equipment.02-18-2010
20090177497Ophthalmic Surgical Systems with Automated Billing Mechanism - A system and method for billing for one or more surgical procedures includes a treatment planning module to accept input selecting multiple surgical procedures, a patient data management module to provide patient data, and a billing module to charge different payers for the selected surgical procedures in relation to the patient data, wherein the control system is operable to communicate with a surgical apparatus, configured to perform the selected multiple procedures. The system can include a user interface to provide a treatment planning menu to select surgical procedures, a payer sources menu, to input identification of the different payers, and a payer factor menu, to input factors impacting coverage by the different payers. A method of billing for one or more surgical procedures includes accepting input selecting multiple surgical procedures, accepting input regarding patient data, and charging different payers for the selected surgical procedures in relation to the patient data.07-09-2009
20090299767Automated systems and methods for obtaining, storing, processing and utilizing immunologic information of individuals and populations for various uses - A system and method for assessing the immunological status of one or more individuals in a patient population is presented. The method includes establishing a database comprising a plurality of records of information each representative of the immune status of an individual in the population, each of said records including (1) current information from one or more assays for the presence of a biochemical, and (2) individual specific information comprising one or more of said individual's medical history, said individual's doctors' observations and historical, demographic, lifestyle, and familial information relating to said individual. The method further includes processing the information in said database to find trends or patterns relating to the immune status of individuals in said patient population; and using the said trends or patterns as part of a health care related decision making process. In exemplary embodiments of the present invention, processing the information in the database includes generating a list of correlations between variables or fields in the database. The correlations in the list can be further refined automatically, and a set of hypotheses or literature citations can be linked to the final correlations. The correlations, the processing, their associated hypotheses can then be reported to a user or automatically fed into another system component to generate a medical or health related decision. In exemplary embodiments of the present invention, a first assay panel containing a plurality of cytokine assays can be administered and the results processed. Based on automatic analyses of the cytokine data, a second tier or set of assays can be run on the same individual. The cytokine assay results being used to inform the contents of a second assay panel.12-03-2009
20110307274INTEGRATED HEALTH CARE SYSTEM FOR MANAGING MEDICAL DEVICE INFORMATION - Computer-implemented systems and methods for managing information include one or more client terminal devices in communication with a data interchange system. In one instance, the data interchange system may facilitate communication between a device manufacturer and a clinical site. One or more of the client terminals devices may be configured to: (a) collect the medical device information from the medical device; (b) transmit the medical device information to the medical device manufacturer and/or the clinical site via the interchange system; and (c) receive information from the medical device manufacturer and/or the clinical site via the interchange system. The client terminal device may be further configured to: (d) activate, deactivate or configure a medical device.12-15-2011
20110307276Context Management Systems and Methods in a Mobile Computing Framework For Enterprise Applications - A framework for a handheld computing device comprising a user interface that: (1) controls the display, selection and launching of program modules; (2) controls patient context within the program modules; and (3) provides for messaging and sharing of databases between and among program modules. In various embodiments, databases are shared between the program modules by the publishing of XML and metadata identifying the structure of the databases.12-15-2011
20110307273TRACKING TREATMENT SEQUENCES IN HEALTH CARE - Among other things, a data model is used to express possible sequences of steps related to treatment of patients and corresponding results of respective sequences in accordance with a health care algorithm.12-15-2011
20120209625ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE-ASSISTED MEDICAL REFERENCE SYSTEM AND METHOD - Computer-implemented methods, systems, and computer-readable storage mediums are provided for use with a clinical decision support system for identifying and providing information regarding associations between patient attributes and one or more Adverse Events (AEs). In one example, a process includes processing database information comprising AEs and one or more patient attributes for associations between AEs and patient attributes and identifying at least one association between one or more AEs and one or more patient attributes. The association(s) may be discovered through an association rule discovery process to determine one or more association rules, where each association rule satisfies a confidence, support, and/or other threshold. The exemplary process further provides information or alerts to a user based on the identified or discovered association(s). The information may further be used to weight and reprioritize search results for AEs based on drug (prescription or otherwise) safety or efficacy information.08-16-2012
20110137679METHOD TO TRANSFORM CLINICIAN ORDER ENTRY - A computer-implemented method receives, into a computerized system, routine electronic transmissions such as a clinician order entry (CPOE) order message relating to a patient. The order message is used to identify one of a number of pre-established templates to create an individualized wellness plan. The method identifies data variables that need to be supplied for the wellness plan and identifies patient documentation related to the wellness plan. The method supplies the data variables and combines patient documentation into the wellness plan. The method identifies and includes dependency-awareness of tasks, reminders, and appointments within and across wellness plans. The method can customize the wellness plan according to clinician preferences and patient preferences, and can restrict access and content of the wellness plan. The method provides the wellness plan to the patient through their preferred interactive calendar application and obtains the remaining data variables, performs across plan dependency checks, and obtains the patient preferences from the patient through the interactive calendar application. This allows the method to provide the patient a list of tasks, reminders, and appointments through the interactive calendar application and enables both clinician and patient to track plan progress and completion.06-09-2011
20110137680HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A hospital administration system is described that includes a handheld device that communicates with a central server and a patient portal device. The patient portal is configured to run software that checks for potential medical errors that may affect a patient, and then warn the patient of the potential error.06-09-2011
20080306771Care Plan Update Management - A care plan management system (12-11-2008
20090198514KNOWLEDGE BASED CLINICAL DENTAL RECORDS MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS - The present invention relates to an electronic records management system. More specifically, the present invention is a comprehensive knowledge based clinical records management solution that encompasses the need for accurate records, while reducing the time and effort required to enter complete and accurate information.08-06-2009
20080235055Laboratory instrumentation information management and control network - Described are techniques for identifying samples processed in a laboratory using harmonized identifier. A case identifier identifying a patient from whom a specimen is collected is determined. A specimen identifier associated with the specimen is determined. An entry for the specimen is recorded in a data store where the entry being associated with the case identifier and the specimen identifier. A harmonized specimen identifier including the case identifier and the specimen identifier is formed. The specimen is labeled with the harmonized specimen identifier.09-25-2008
20100042438Methods and Systems for Personalized Action Plans - The present disclosure provides methods and systems for personal action plans based on an individual's genomic profile. Methods include assessing the association between an individual's genotype and at least one disease or condition and providing rating systems for an individual's action plan. Incentives to motivate and encourage people to improve their health and well-being are also disclosed herein.02-18-2010
20120041788System and Method for Facilitating Outcome-Based Health Care - In an exemplary embodiment, a server receives from a communication device (i) an identifier of a patient and (ii) a login credential associated with an individual. The server makes a determination based on the login credential that the individual is authorized to access a patient record of the patient. Subsequent to making the determination, the server prepares an assessment based on the patient record, and provides the assessment to the communication device. The assessment includes a measurement. The server subsequently receives a measurement result from the communication device and updates the patient record based on the measurement result. The server prepares a care plan based on the patient record and provides the care plan to the communication device. The care plan includes a task. The server subsequently receives a task status from the communication device and updates the patient record based on the task status.02-16-2012
20120041789OPTIMIZATION 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.02-16-2012
20120041785MEDICAL IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, MEDICAL IMAGE GROUPING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A medical image processing apparatus includes a control unit for grouping input medical images from every same examination of a same patient by using accompanying information of the input medical images, and for saving the grouped medical images in a storage unit. When a medical image is newly input, the control unit collates accompanying information of the newly input medical image with the accompanying information of the grouped medical images to thereby judge whether the newly input medical image has been obtained by additional radiography or by re-radiography. The control unit regroups the newly input medical image and the grouped medical images from a same examination of a same patient by using the accompanying information, when the control unit judges that the newly input medical image has been obtained by either additional radiography or re-radiography.02-16-2012
20120041787NOVEL METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PRESCRIBING SAMPLE PRESCRIPTIONS - Systems and methods are disclosed for providing sample prescriptions electronically and creating a complete data set of information regarding the life-cycle of the sample prescription. In one embodiment, a sample prescription system comprises a management module that stores files corresponding to sample prescriptions. Each corresponding file is linked to a unique sample code. The sample code and linked file together comprise an electronic history of the sample's life-cycle, which is built dynamically over time into a comprehensive code containing all information relevant to a prescribed sample and its path to consumption.02-16-2012
20120041786METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND DEVICES FOR MANAGING MEDICAL IMAGES AND RECORDS - The disclosure herein provides methods, systems, and devices for managing, transferring, modifying, converting and/or tracking medical files and/or medical system messages. In certain embodiments, the foregoing may generally be based on requesting medical files at a first medical facility, identifying the requested medical files at a second medical facility, initiating a secure network connection between the first and second medical facility, modifying a header portion of the medical files based on patient identification information created by the first medical facility, and other processing steps.02-16-2012
20120041784Computerized Surveillance of Medical Treatment - Medical treatment is automatically surveyed. Drugs or other treatments may be monitored post-market. This surveillance may be accomplished in two ways: (1) Identify patients that potentially match templates consistent with possible adverse reactions, possibly including adverse reactions not associated with the treatment. Potentially, if the match is good enough, a single patient may be sufficient to raise an alert. Alternately, multiple patients partially matching a template may cause an alert. (2) Identify patient clusters with unusual patterns. Multiple patients associated with greater rates of adverse events or event severity not expected with the treatment are identified. The data for surveillance is acquired from multiple sources, so may be more comprehensive for early recognition of adverse effects. Data gathering and surveillance are computerized, so early, cost effective recognition may be more likely.02-16-2012
20120041783Integrated Electronic Patient Health Care and Billing Coordination System - A patient care coordination system that includes a plurality of hand-held computers in communication with a cloud computing network or a remote server that has an accessible database of all patients and the health care information of each. The cloud computing network or remote server synchronizes, in real time, patient health care information input in any one of the plurality of hand-held computers with all the others of the plurality of hand-held computers. The hand-held computers are able to download and view the patient health care information in the database in a user friendly graphic user interface equipped with a touch screen for ease of user data navigation. The cloud computing network or remote server also receives, as input, data from patient care devices that are used to monitor patient condition periodically or continuously and store these in the database for the appropriate patient. In addition, the cloud computing network or remote server transmits encrypted electronic digital patient health care information to a third party and receives acknowledgment of third party receipt of the information. The cloud computing network or remote server monitors fee-bearing information exchanged with the third party and automatically assesses a predetermined fee based on fee-bearing information exchanged and stores the billing information to the appropriate patient in the database.02-16-2012
20120041782Medical Information Handling System and Method - A system and method used to create a longitudinal medical record for an injured person that in at least one embodiment begins a location remote from a medical facility. The system includes in at least one embodiment a plurality of mobile computing devices. In at least one embodiment, the mobile computing devices provide an interface for receiving information from a first responder or a medic.02-16-2012
20080275739TREATMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A system and a method for managing patient treatment stores in the database a patient history for each patient including data related to observations, test results, diagnoses, treatment regimen(s) and a treatment plan associated with the patient. The treatment plan is administered to the patient and medical device operating data related to the tasks of the associated treatment regimen is stored in the database. A reminder is issued if a task associated with the treatment regimen is not completed on time and the effectiveness of the treatment regimen is evaluated based upon the data stored in the database so that only effective treatment regimens are retained in the system. The system performs treatment planning, treatment monitoring, hospital monitoring healthcare insurance billing, patient billing, research and analysis support, supply chain management and personnel scheduling.11-06-2008
20090112629Blinded Electronic Medical Records - A system and method for consolidating and blinding electronic medical records in which a plurality of confidential electronic medical records including patient identification data and medical data are stored in two or more electronic medical record databases provided by two or more medical record database providers, and one or more consolidators having access to the plurality of confidential electronic medical records receive data requests. Consolidators having access to responsive data issue a quotation and summary of data to the requester, and, in response to an order from the requester, blind electronic medical records containing the requested data to omit patient identification data and transfer the blinded medical data to a consolidator database. When payment for the requested data is confirmed, the blinded medical data is transferred from the consolidator to the requester.04-30-2009
20090070145Method and system for coronary artery disease care - A system and method for evaluating patient risk factors and managing the care of patients with risk factors or symptoms of cardiovascular disease is described. A form-based data entry device is used to retrieve medical history data of a patient, to enter updated data, and to request further medical tests and studies. A rule-based analysis engine is used to process the data so as to permit a user to interact with the system so as to determine a suitable care path for either long-term or acute situations. The rule-based engine may be modified to reflect the capabilities and diagnostic equipment suite available at a specific medical facility, and to implement a version of an approved medical protocol consistent with the local constraints. Some of the form-based data may be entered by emergency personnel while the patient is in transit to the treatment facility.03-12-2009
20090164252NATIONAL ONLINE MEDICAL MANAGEMENT - The online method for managing scheduling of, payment for and accounting of a medical management transaction available over a global system for a patient and a health care provider, includes providing a database server, providing an application server on which the medical management system resides, providing payment processing services, exchanging regulated data with a medical services government agency, accessing electronic medical records services by the patient, including uploading existing medical records by the health care provider and the patient, commenting on accessed records by the patient to provide patient comments, storing the patient comments in the system and providing the patient comments to the health care provider along with records requested by the health care provider.06-25-2009
20090248445PATIENT DATABASE - The system provides a patient-oriented healthcare website, where patients can a) securely post-visit review their medical record, (using a password and not any name information whatsoever), including their symptoms and the doctor-prescribed treatment plan; b) an easy on-line feedback system (were you satisfied with your treatment? Did you get better or worse? How long did it take to get better? Did you have any adverse reactions to medication? Etc.); c) high-value pharma and other industry clicks specific to the patient's conditions, e.g. high blood pressure, arthritis. Patients can then go to subsequent physicians offices, where the doctor can review prior medical records on our website.10-01-2009
20120150561Prescription Verification System - A centralized verification system and method is provided that stores and processes information on a secure remote server database for verifying medical prescription orders originating from healthcare providers. A secure interactive website resides on a remote server with a unique URL address, enabling one or more clients to retrieve medical prescriptions originated and for ordering personnel information for prescription verification through the internet by use of a general purpose computer. Access is limited to medical and pharmacy personnel having a validated and authorized identification and access code. The system includes functionality for entering, editing, or deleting data files and retrieving and displaying them as requested by authorized users as they pertain to ordering and filling of medical prescriptions.06-14-2012
20090171696SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PATIENT PORTAL WITH CLINICAL DECISION INTELLIGENCE - A computer-implemented method for transmitting a scheduled appointment to a patient. Input is received, wherein the input comprises at least one of current data provided by the patient, prior data provided by the patient prior to the current data, and known medical history of the patient. A possible condition of the patient is diagnosed based on the input. The appointment is scheduled for the patient based on the diagnosis. The scheduled appointment is transmitted to the patient.07-02-2009
20090171694SYSTEM FOR MANAGING LABORATORY TEST RESULTS FOR PATIENTS TAKING AN ENDOTHELIN RECEPTOR ANTAGONIST - The invention provides a system and method of collecting, storing and managing laboratory test results of patients. In one embodiment the invention is directed towards collecting, storing and managing laboratory test results of patients taking an endothelin receptor antagonist (ERA). The system provides a way of securely collecting and tracking information from a plurality of patients, a plurality of laboratories, and a plurality of health care providers by use of a database. The method comprises receiving patient information from health care providers, receiving a laboratory test schedule for each patient, and laboratory tests needed for each patient. This data is entered into a central processing computer. The patients then go to any laboratory to have the monthly testing done due to the ERA prescription. The laboratory test data collected is sent to the central processing computer. The central processing computer can generate an automated report on the laboratory results and supply the results to the health care provider. Additionally, if no laboratory test data for the patient is entered into the central processing computer in accordance with the laboratory test schedule for the patient, the central processing computer will notify a call center which will call the patient, laboratory or health care provider informing them of the overdue laboratory test data.07-02-2009
20110106565Proximity-Based Task Lists - Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for providing proximity-based task lists to clinicians are provided. In embodiments, a task is identified as well as a clinician that is near a location associated with the task. In addition to identifying clinicians that are near the location associated with the task, clinicians authorized to complete the task and available to complete the task are identified. If all criteria are met, a clinician may be assigned to the task and notified of the task. Additionally, a task may be reassigned to a different clinician should any of the criteria fail to be satisfied at any point.05-05-2011
20110106566ON-LINE, ON-DEMAND RESOURCE, TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PORTAL FOR REGULATORY COMPLIANCE IN HEALTHCARE COMMUNICATIONS - A computer program product comprising a computer-readable medium having computer readable program code embodied in said medium for causing a computer to execute via an online portal a method of certification organization comprising, displaying questions regarding regulations and policies related to healthcare communications; displaying questions regarding communications materials related to healthcare communications; receiving answers; determining the percentage of correct answers; determining based on the percentage of correct answers if that percentage corresponds to a passing grade, as well as a method of identifying and filling gaps in creating a culture of compliance with healthcare communications regulations and policies in an organization, a method for accessing information related to healthcare communication, a method for publishing industry benchmark reports, and a method for making grants.05-05-2011
20110106564Electronic medical records interoperability - In accordance with the principles of the present invention, an electronic medical record system is provided. A clinical web server connects to at least two information technology systems and providing real time exchange of data between existing databases. The clinical web server translates and maps existing databases into a common data structure format. A message to be transmitted is generated. Routing type and formatting routing are determined based on recipient delivery requirements. The message is parsed into segments and fields. The appropriate party to whom the message is directed is determined. Identifiers in the message are translated from a sender's value to a recipient's value. The message is translated from a sender's format to a recipient's format.05-05-2011
20110106563CREATING A RADIATION TREATMENT PLAN - In a method for creating a radiation treatment plan, notification of selection of a service provider to provide treatment plan for use in radiation therapy is received. In response to the service provider accepting the selection to provide the treatment plan, a treatment plan request comprising patient identification information for a patient from a server is received. Patient files corresponding to the patient are received from the server, wherein the patient files include information for use in creating the treatment plan. The treatment plan is provided. In response to the service provider completing the treatment plan, the treatment plan is transmitted to the server.05-05-2011
20110106559OPTIMIZATION OF A CLINICAL EXPERIENCE - Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for optimizing a clinical experience are provided. Individuals may be approved by a patient to receive notifications of clinical events. The notifications may be accessed from the patient's electronic health record. In embodiments, a location of a clinician associated with a patient and a location of the patient are received. A determination whether the clinician is near the patient is made. Upon determining that the clinician is near the patient, a notification is sent to a non-present party (e.g., a family member) via a mobile device. Such notifications include individuals in the clinical process and avoid missed opportunities for interactions with clinicians.05-05-2011
20110106562PLANNING A RADIATION TREATMENT - In a method for planning a radiation treatment, a treatment plan request is received. The treatment plan request includes patient identification information for a patient, the treatment plan request for requesting creating of a treatment plan for use in radiation therapy. Patient files corresponding to the patient are received, the patient files including information for use in creating the treatment plan. A service provider is selected for creating a treatment plan. The service provider is provided access to the patient files and the treatment plan request.05-05-2011
20110106561LOCATION-BASED MANAGEMENT OF HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENTS - Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for managing healthcare environments are provided. In embodiments, a real-time status of a clinical device, along with a location, is received. The location of the clinical device is obtained via a clinical device identifier that is tracked by a plurality of sensors in a healthcare environment. A clinical device may be identified as inappropriate for use and an alert presented to a clinician including the problem of the clinical device and the location thereof. A replacement clinical device may be located, using clinical identifiers, and presented to the clinician. Such monitoring and location awareness facilitates efficient responses to healthcare situations.05-05-2011
20110106560PROVIDING CLINICAL INFORMATION TO CLINICIANS - Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for providing clinical information to clinicians are provided. In embodiments, a patient's electronic health record is accessed to identify that a first clinician has requested a consult with a second clinician. Each clinician is associated with a clinician identifier that is identified by a plurality of sensors. A location for both the first and second clinician is received from the plurality of sensors. A determination is made whether the first and second clinicians are near one another. Upon determining that the first and second clinicians are near one another, a notification is presented to the first clinician. Such tracking of clinician location helps avoid missed opportunities and provides efficient communication among clinicians.05-05-2011
20110106558INFECTION CONTROL SOLUTION - Described herein are embodiments directed to electronically managing infections in healthcare facilities. A treating infection preventionist (“IP”) uses a remote computer to access patients assigned to the IP. A server analyzes healthcare data associated with patients and groups the patients into different infection control categories (“IC categories”) for treatment or further monitoring. The IP can view assigned patients by their IC categories, receive alerts for potentially dangerous conditions in patients, and access real-time patient records from a remote computer.05-05-2011
20110106557NOVEL ONE INTEGRATED SYSTEM FOR REAL-TIME VIRTUAL FACE-TO-FACE ENCOUNTERS - A one integrated system that helps users to login using remote user interface/client—“Single Computer Screen” connected with a centralized one-integrated system (ihasClinic software framework). The ihasClinic framework allows electronic interactions using real-time audio and video between a patient, family, caregiver, medical professionals, social workers, and other professionals. The framework enables capturing standardized data, records and content of the patients, store the information captured into integrated Application database and or into its objects stored in the applications folders. The iHAS screen provides electronic interactions capabilities using real-time audio and video simultaneous interactions with a click of a button to have improved access and consultations between a patient, family, care-givers, medical professionals, social workers and specialists. The users can use iHAS screen to schedule or change or modify or delete appointments and join an interaction session05-05-2011
20120046967Managing the Distribution of Drug Samples - Computer-based method and system that helps track and manage drug sample distribution, helps ensure drug samples are dispensed and used in a safe and efficient manner, and helps capture information about how drug samples are being distributed and used. The method includes storing inventory information for one or more drug samples received at a prescriber's office, presenting a user-selectable list of drugs available in the inventoried samples and, in response to a user's selection of one of the listed drugs, presenting patient-specific information regarding the selected drug's suitability for dispensing as a sample. The method also includes automatically updating the stored inventory information for the selected drug in response to an indication from the user that a quantity of the selected drug is being dispensed to a patient as a sample.02-23-2012
20100049545AUTOMATED IDENTIFICATION OF TASKS THAT MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE A CLINICAL TRIAL DATABASE CAN BE LOCKED - Management of a database lock for a clinical trial study is provided. A database is provided that includes clinical trial data and the status of the data for a plurality of patients. Lock criteria is defined for the study from a plurality of selectable subsets of the clinical trial data. A processor automatically generates a list of tasks that must occur to achieve the lock defined by the lock criteria using the clinical trial data and the status of the data.02-25-2010
20120066001Bambam: Parallel comparative analysis of high-throughput sequencing data - A differential sequence object is constructed on the basis of alignment of sub-strings via incremental synchronization of sequence strings using known positions of the sub-strings relative to a reference genome sequence. An output file is then generated that comprises only relevant changes with respect to the reference genome.03-15-2012
20120066000CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS WITH EXTERNAL CONTEXT - A clinical decision support (CDS) system comprises a patient treatment histories database (03-15-2012
20120065998Health 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. The expression builder advantageously allows the Healthcare provider to build measure expressions without the need to know a complex programming language. 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.03-15-2012
20120065997Automatic Processing of Handwritten Physician Orders - Physician orders are automatically processed. Rather than requiring entry with a user interface in a computerized order entry system, physician orders may be handwritten on a piece of paper or entered on another handwriting device. The orders are scanned or transmitted. Using a lexicon limited to the vocabulary of possible orders, handwriting recognition is applied to the scanned order. By limiting the lexicon, the accuracy of the optical character recognition may be increased. The lexicon may be further limited by determining a diagnosis and/or treatment or imaging modality for the patient and selecting a lexicon limited to orders associated with the diagnosis or modality. The recognized order is then implemented by the computerized order entry system.03-15-2012
20120065996SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COORDINATING THE COMMUNICATION OF HEALTH RELATED INFORMATION AND PRODUCTS TO A REGISTERED USER OF A PHARMACY - A coordination server for facilitating the presentation of health related information over an electronic communication network to a plurality of users, such that each of the plurality of users is registered with a particular pharmacy store, the coordination server comprising: a registration module configured for receiving electronic registration information of a user including user identification data and pharmacy store identification data of the particular pharmacy store at which the user is registered; a user module configured for receiving electronic personal health information of the user including current user medication information and associated user condition information; a confirmation module configured for confirming the accuracy of the electronic personal health information with at least one of a health care professional of the pharmacy store or the user; a generation module configured for generating customized health related information for the user based on the confirmed electronic personal health information; and a communication module configured for receiving an electronic request from the user for health related information and for sending an electronic response including the customized health related information.03-15-2012
20120065995SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ELECTRONIC RECORDS - Provided is a system and method for storing by an originating server database an originating electronic medical record of at least one patient; extracting by an originating server processor the originating electronic medical record of the at least one patient from the database; transmitting by the originating server processor the originating electronic medical record of the at least one patient; receiving by a health records server processor the originating electronic medical record of the at least one patient; consolidating by the health records server processor the originating electronic medical record of the at least one patient with an existing electronic medical record of the at least one patient, said existing electronic medical record of the at least one patient being a consolidation of a plurality of originating electronic medical records of the at least one patient from a plurality of originating servers; storing by the health records server processor in a health records server database the merged electronic medical record in the health records server database; and providing by the health records server processor to a user access to an electronic medical record of a patient via at least one wireless network.03-15-2012
20120065994Methods and systems for utilizing electronic medical records to track and manage radiation doses - Methods and systems for utilizing electronic medical records are operative to track and manage radiation doses provided to patients through various different types of radiation-emitting medical procedures. According to an exemplary embodiment, one such method includes receiving an electronic medical record for a patient, the electronic medical record comprising data indicating a cumulative past amount of radiation exposure for the patient; detecting if the cumulative past amount of radiation exposure for the patient is above a threshold before performing a radiation-emitting medical procedure on the patient; and providing a pre-defined output message in response to detecting that the cumulative past amount of radiation exposure for the patient is above the threshold.03-15-2012
20120004931System and Method for Form Record Processing - A method and system for providing a form record and for processing the same. For example, a medical record form in a clinical or hospital environment is provided based on user input and is processed upon the user's filling in of the form. In some aspects, a user indicates by way of a user interface a type of patient complaint and selects a type of medical record form that is to be used in conjunction with examining the patient. The system guides the user and accepts the user's inputs and provides a suitable medical record form from a plurality of form types. The selected form is printed, and used by the medical staff in the examination of the patient. The filled form is then returned to a processing station for scanning, where information in the filled form may be extracted and where the filled form may be added to a patient medical record or archive, or shared with another person or organization.01-05-2012
20120004930Managing and Providing Healthcare Services - A method, computer program product, and apparatus for managing healthcare services are provided. A processor unit receives medical information about a patient. The processor unit generates a group of providers containing a number of providers based on the medical information received about the patient. A number of matches from the number of providers are identified for the patient using the number of providers and based on a number of criteria.01-05-2012
20110066451METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING HEALTH MANAGEMENT INFORMATION - A method and apparatus for providing health management information to a patient. Patients are grouped according to their personal health records, order is determined between the patients in each group, and health management information of a patient highly ordered in each group is automatically provided to a patient lower ordered in the each group.03-17-2011
20110066450System for providing bio-identical hormone replacement therapy - A single stop computer-driven system is provided within a retail pharmacy to evaluate, test and formulate regimens for the treatment of PMS, menopause, and other illnesses relating to hormone imbalances.03-17-2011
20120004932Diagnosis-Driven Electronic Charting - A computer-implemented method for producing healthcare data records from graphical inputs by computer users includes receiving, on a graphical user interface of a computer system, a user identification of a diagnosis for a patient, the user identification produced by user selection on the graphical user interface; identifying one or more parameters that characterize the diagnosis; displaying on the graphical user interface a plurality of selectable values for particular ones of identified parameters; receiving sequential user selections representations of particulars ones of the values; and generating an electronic medical record representation that represents the identified diagnosis having the selected values for the one or more parameters.01-05-2012
20120209627SYSTEM AND SOFTWARE OF ENHANCED PHARMACEUTICAL OPERATIONS IN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES AND RELATED METHODS - A system, software and related methods of enhanced pharmaceutical operations in long term care facilities are provided. An embodiment of a system includes a long-term care facility pharmacy group management server, long-term care facility pharmacy management software associated with the long-term care facility pharmacy group management server to manage pharmacological operations in a plurality of long-term care facilities, a plurality of pharmaceutical storage and electronic dispensing carts each positioned in a long-term care facility remote from the long-term care facility pharmacy group management server and in communication therewith, a remote pharmacy group server in communication with the long-term care facility pharmacy group management server, and a plurality of pharmaceutical prescription document processors each positioned in a long-term care facility and in communication with the remote pharmacy group server or the long-term care facility pharmacy group management server.08-16-2012
20120209628SYSTEM 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.08-16-2012
20120209624ENCRYPTED PORTABLE ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD SYSTEM - A portable, electronic and encrypted medical record device and management system that receives and stores a registrant's or patient's medical history in a secured database, records the medical history on a portable computer readable medical storage device, includes a multi-level encrypted security system to control access to the medical information on the storage device or in the system for authorizing modification or access to the medical information, allows authorized medical personnel to update recently acquired medical data, dictates the data that authorized medical entities or personnel have access to and includes a recognizable logo to alert medical personnel of the medical storage device.08-16-2012
20090281835Medical prescription scheduler for reminding and compliance - A medical prescription scheduler for reminding and compliance is basically envisioned and devised to simplify the programming of a reminder device, and comprises of a single device or a pair of complimentary devices. A scheduler device is meant for achieving a speedy and facilitated scheduling of a medical prescription, formatting the scheduled prescription based on format specifications compliant with the prescription reminder application program of a recipient reminder device, and transmitting the formatted scheduled medical prescription to the reminder device. When unpacked in the receiving reminder device, said format is intended for realizing the programming of the reminder device. And the programmed reminder device is capable of audio-visually reminding each dose of each medication of said prescription till compliance. Preferably, the scheduler and reminder devices are modified commonly used electronic devices, wherein either the existing hardware and/or software is suitably adapted or the requisite hardware and/or software is incorporated so as to accomplish the scheduling and reminding function. While inputting a prescription, the computing means of a scheduler device assists a prescriber by performing relational analysis and by displaying cautionary or advisory information. In addition to facilitating a doctor in scheduling a medical prescription, a means for promoting pharmaceutical products and generating revenues is included.11-12-2009
20120046972METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING AND DISPLAYING MEDICAL DATA - The invention relates to a medical data management method and system wherein medical data (02-23-2012
20120046969Converting Medical Data to a Data Format for Exportation from a Brokerage System - A computer-implemented method includes retrieving, by a computer included in a brokerage system for determining real-time availability of medical service providers for consultations with consumers of medical services, medical data records of a consumer requesting a consultation with one of the medical service providers, with the medical data records retrieved from an source external to the brokerage system and formatted in accordance with a first data format; converting by the computer the medical data records retrieved from the source external to the brokerage system from the first data format to a second, different data format for medical data records used in the brokerage system; and exporting, by the computer system, the medical data to a medical data system used by the one medical service provider.02-23-2012
20120046971METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMAGING PATIENTS WITH A PERSONAL MEDICAL DEVICE - A method and system are provided for detecting the presence of a personal medical device within a patient. A method and system are provided for determining the location and type of the personal medical device as well as other characteristics of the device. A method and system are provided for adapting or customizing a medical imaging procedure to avoid interfering with a personal medical device or to diminish the risk of device interference or malfunction. A method and system are provided for interfacing with health record databases, regulatory databases, medical device databases, or other types of databases to gather information regarding a particular patient's personal medical device and to update said databases with additional information regarding the personal medical device if any is gathered.02-23-2012
20120046970CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM - A controlled substance distribution system may include a controlling entity having a database. The database may include data associated with a patient, an amount of a controlled substance that the patient is authorized to receive, and an amount of the controlled substance that the patient has already received during a time period. The system may include a token having a unique identifier. The data may include data that is associated with the unique identifier. The system may include a dispensing center having a computing device in communication with the controlling entity. The computing device may be configured to obtain the unique identifier from the token, transmit the unique identifier and a request for the controlled substance to the controlling entity, receive an indication of whether or not the request is allowed, and authorize a dispensing event in response to the request if the indication indicates that the request is allowed.02-23-2012
20120046966Health Management Application Development and Deployment Framework - Techniques are disclosed for developing health management applications and managing health issues associated with one or more individuals or subjects. For example, a health management system includes the following modules. A health data transformation and routing module converts raw health data to at least one common format and routes the common format health data to one or more other modules that at least one of process and store the common format health data. A health monitoring module receives at least a portion of the common format health data, processes the received data, and provides one or more notifications based on processing results. A health analytics module receives data from one or more other modules and generates health knowledge based on the received data. A health data and knowledge storage module stores data from one or more other modules. Each of the health data transformation and routing module, the health monitoring module, and the health analytics module include one or more application programming interfaces for use in at least one of adding and editing logic associated with the respective module.02-23-2012
20120046968SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A STEM CELL BANK - Methods, computer systems, and computer program products for maintaining a stem cell registry comprising information about a plurality of stem cell units. A donor is enrolled in the stem cell registry. A stem cell unit from the donor is characterized. Information about the stem cell unit, obtained by the characterizing, is recorded in the stem cell registry. Computer readable media comprising a plurality of data records. One or more respective data records in the plurality of data records comprises (i) a collection identifier number that uniquely corresponds to a stem cell donation, (ii) a cord blood cell count associated with the stem cell donation, and (iii) a placenta blood cell count associated with the stem cell donation. Additional computer readable media comprising a plurality of data records. One or more respective data records in the plurality of data records comprises (i) a cord blood cell count associated with a stem cell donation, (ii) a placenta blood cell count associated with the stem cell donation, and (iii) an indication of at least two stem cell transplant units in the stem cell donation.02-23-2012
20090125329Clinical data file - Clinical data file embodiments and methods for creating the same are provided. One embodiment includes treatment professional information in at least one of a number of treatment professional information data fields in a treatment professional section of the file, patient personal information in at least one of a number of patient personal information data fields in a patient profile section of the file, a number of patient medical information items, and an indicator associated with at least one of the treatment professional information data fields, at least one of the patient personal information data fields, and at least one of the patient medical information items, where the treatment professional information, patient personal information, and patient medical information items associated with an enabled indicator are hidden.05-14-2009
20120010905ADJUDICATING AND REIMBURSING CARE PROVIDERS - A method for adjudicating and reimbursing a care provider for services provided for a clinical event is provided. The method includes referencing a transaction including a number of clinical event details electronically documented by a care provider at a point of care for a clinical event for which reimbursement is sought. A first knowledge base comprising a number of quality criterion for assessing quality of health care provided to patients is accessed. Quality criterion are selected based on the clinical event details, and an analysis of the clinical event details against the selected quality criterion is performed to determine the quality of health care provided to a patient. A level of reimbursement is determined based on the quality of health care provided to the patient using electronic health record data elements associated with the patient and using corresponding clinical event details electronically documented by the care provider at the point of care for the clinical event for which reimbursement is sought. The provider is reimbursed in real-time.01-12-2012
20120010904METHOD FOR REVERSE PHYSICIAN - PATIENT MATCHING FOR IN-PERSON HEALTH CARE SERVICES AND TELE-CONSULTATIONS - A method of matching patients and health care providers includes registering a patient user and associating the patient user with a unique identifier. Information about the patient user is obtained and the patient user information is associated with the unique identifier. A health care provider can be registered and information about the health care provider can be obtained.01-12-2012
20090287502E-PatientLink - A pharmacy management computer system sends de identified prescription record information to a health records computer system where Payloads including additional drug information are associated with the de identified prescription record. The Payloads are transmitted back to the pharmacy management computer system which in some cases electronically delivers them to patients. In those cases where a patient is confirmed to have received the electronic communication, the pharmacy management computer system is programmed to change its operation by printing the additional drug information in the pharmacy for delivery in the pharmacy to the patient. Subsequent communications contain content that depends upon patient response to prior communications during the pharmacy prescription process.11-19-2009
20110166891HOSPITAL BED COMPUTER SYSTEM WITH PHARMACY INTERACTION - A point-of-care computer system is provided, including a display positioned in a point-of-care location. The point-of-care computer includes hardware coupled to a frame of a hospital bed.07-07-2011
20110166890METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MANAGING DISTRIBUTED DIGITAL MEDICAL DATA - A network for mediating the peer-to-peer transfer of digital patient medical data includes a plurality of distributed agents each associated with a health care provider and connected to a central system. Periodically the agents collect local information relating to patient medical files and/or data streams, for example diagnostic images and associated reports, and process that information into metadata files acting as pointers to the original files. The metadata files are transmitted to the central system where they are parsed and the attributes are stored on the central system in patient records with records from the same patient grouped together whenever possible. Registered users can search the central system, even in the absence of a unique identifier, to identify patient records pointing to the remote patient medical files. Upon finding a patient medical file, the invention provides a streamlined process for communicating access authorization from the patient to the hospital or facility storing the medical files. Once patient authorization is received, secure processes are provided for transferring the data in its entirety to or for viewing by the user in a peer-to-peer fashion.07-07-2011
20110166887Medical Information Event Manager - An event management system and method detects the occurrence of events as a function, at least in part, of information and data gathered from monitoring one or more patients with a medical information system. Event detection processes can be defined and then triggered to cover any of a variety of circumstances. For instance, event detection processes can be defined that, when triggered, indicate that a certain patient (or patients) would make a suitable candidate for that clinical trial, a patient is a candidate for a certain type of treatment, or hospital resources are being utilized in a certain manner. That is, such events may relate to the efficiency or inefficiency in use of certain resources, or such events may concern usage under certain circumstances.07-07-2011
20110166885System and method for creating and rendering DICOM structured clinical reporting via the internet - Methods for implementing a structured clinical reporting system employing a DICOM Structured Reporting (SR) software database engine that maps clinical report data into a clinical structured reporting data format are disclosed. A workstation is used to create, sign, render, or transmit a structured clinical report. A conversion engine performs image recognition on the structured clinical report, which includes identifying data therein, segmenting the report, using a library to perform value object extraction on the segments, and converting the value objects to a DICOM format. A PACS server is usable to communicate with the conversion engine, workstation, and database. Various software plug-ins are usable, such that different methods of acquiring user input may be implemented.07-07-2011
20110166884System and method for automated patient history intake - A system of automated patient history intake including a retrieval system for retrieving pharmaceutical information specific to a patient, a display system for displaying the pharmaceutical information, and a reconciliation system for reconciling the pharmaceutical information using visual data. A system for automated patient check-in including a retrieval system for retrieving pharmaceutical information specific to a patient, a display system for displaying the pharmaceutical information, and a reconciliation system for reconciling the pharmaceutical information using visual data.07-07-2011
20110166883Systems and Methods for Modeling Healthcare Costs, Predicting Same, and Targeting Improved Healthcare Quality and Profitability - A comprehensive healthcare analytic and predicative modeling system that tracks costs for patients on a long term basis (greater than 6 months, one-year, or more) to assess the long-term effectiveness of various treatment options. Based upon the evaluation of the long-term effectiveness of various treatment options, the system then delivers a predictive model, which is based on data extracted and aggregated from dissimilar databases, that analyzes up-to-date economic and clinical outcomes, and then, using this data, can estimate long-term future treatment results from an economic and clinical perspective. Also disclosed herein is a personal electronic medical record on a computer network created by a medical provider on the authorization of the patient and controlled by the patient. Lastly, disclosed herein is a computer system for the consolidation of medical and financial data from disparate databases into a unitary data format.07-07-2011
20110166881Method and system for generating food recommendations - In accordance with the principles of the present invention, a method and system of generating food recommendations is provided. A patient drug profile is provided listing currently prescribed medications for a patient. The patient drug profile is analyzed to establish an individual's medical condition(s), or disease state profile, from National Drug Code numbers, for example, in the patient drug profile. A nutritional database is provided. The nutritional database includes foods that are beneficial and/or harmful to various disease states. Food recommendations based on the individual's medical condition(s), or disease state profile, are provided from the nutritional database. The food recommendations can include both foods to avoid and foods to consume. Additional information, such as coupons, for example, based on the food recommendations, and a product location guide based on the food recommendations can be provided. In one implementation, the method and system of generating food recommendations can be provided in a pharmacy management system within a grocery store. In another implementation, the method and system of generating food recommendations can be provided using any computing device.07-07-2011
20090076856PATIENT-SPECIFIC CONTENT DELIVERY METHODS AND SYSTEMS - Methods and systems for delivery of digital data in connection with medical treatment and patient care include detecting a current medical condition of a patient receiving medical treatment and delivering electronic informational data to the patient over a network. The informational data can be selected for delivery based on the current medical condition of the patient. The informational data can includes a plurality of informational data content options, and the patient can choose one or more of the informational data content options for delivery to the patient over the network. The chosen content can be displayed to the patient on a digital data display device, such as a touch screen monitor.03-19-2009
20080319796MEDICAL 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 monitoring at least on attribute of the at least one lifeotype of the at least one individual, informing at least one medical decision based on the analysis, delivering a compatibility assessment to at least one individual based on the analysis, or delivering content to at least one individual based on the analysis.12-25-2008
20090248448CLINICAL NETWORK FOR DERMAL TREATMENTS - A method and a system for sharing analysis of dermal treatment result, the method comprising: defining treatment data comprising at least two of: a dermal characteristic of a patient, a dermal treatment parameter, and a dermal treatment result; collecting the treatment data at the treatment device and communicating the treatment data to a central network server; analyzing the treatment data at the server, forming analysis result; and providing the analysis result to operators of the dermal treatment devices.10-01-2009
20120116813Rule Management Method and System - A rule processing method includes defining a target group of patients chosen from a group of existing patients. An action to be taken concerning one or more patients within the target group of patients is defined, and an execution time for the action is scheduled.05-10-2012
20120116808MEDICAL DATA RECORDING SYSTEM - A device for recording information on CDRs or other recording media and printing file information for observing what is recorded thereon. The information may be medical images such as x-rays, cat scans, magnetic resonance images, or sonograms. The discs can have patient names and other information selected from information stored thereon, printed on the disc as well as logos for the hospital, service provider or trademarks. The discs can be automatically loaded into the recorder and printer. The fields of information or logos printed on the discs can be changed to suit the user. A database creates and updates a directory of patient files so the discs can be located and the images thereon viewed for each patient. The discs have software allowing the computer to view the images on the disc so that a personal computer not having imaging software can operate the disc.05-10-2012
20120116804VISUALIZATION OF SOCIAL MEDICAL DATA - A method, system, and computer program product for visualization of social medical data for a patient. The method including: providing a display representing part or all of a human body of a current patient; determining similar patients related by a bond of one or more entities to the current patient; determining an area of the body a binding entity relates to; and displaying an object representing a similar patient at the area of the body the binding entity relates to on the display representing the human body. Displaying an object representing a similar patient may reflect the level of similarity of the similar patient to the current patient according to the contribution to the similarity of the binding entity.05-10-2012
20120116811SCREEN-TOUCH-CONTROL ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR PROVIDING MEDICAL INFORMATION - A screen-touch-control electronic device for providing medical information includes a communication module, a memory module, a control module and a touch screen. The communication module is in signal connection with at least a server to download patient information. The patient information are selected from the group consisting of patient abstracts, medical records, medicine records, laboratory data, doctor orders and medical image information and any combination thereof. The memory module stores a medical information application program and the patient information downloaded through the communication module. The control module electrically connects with the communication module and the memory module, and performs the medical information application program to generate an information window. The touch screen electrically connects the control module, displays the information window and detecting a touch event to generate a touch signal. The control module receives the touch signal to display the patient information within the information window accordingly.05-10-2012
20120116818COOPERATION SYSTEM AND INFORMATION TERMINAL - Provided is a cooperation system (05-10-2012
20120116817Methods for Predicting Cardiovascular Mortality Risk - The present invention relates to a method for predicting cardiovascular mortality risk in a patient, comprising determining the level of endothelial microparticles in a blood sample obtained from said patient. 05-10-2012
20120116814METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING ONLINE MEDICAL RECORDS - A method is provided for providing a user with the ability to access and collect records associated with the user in a secure and private manner. The method includes assigning a phone number to the user for private fax and voice communications from service providers, associating access information with the user for the user to use to access a web site, receiving a private fax communication comprising a record associated with the user for which the user has requested and given permission to the service provider to send to the phone number, converting the private fax communications into an image file format, storing the record encoded in the image file format, and providing the user with access to the web site using the access information and providing on the web site an interface to the records of the user for the user to access the record.05-10-2012
20120116812METHOD, SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS FOR VALIDATION - In a method for validating data, a text of a document is received. At least one fact is extracted from the text. At least one expert refinement is merged with the at least one fact to create at least one modified fact. The at least one modified fact is provided for a review. An expert refinement to the at least one modified fact is captured in response to the review. A superset document based on the at least one pre-existing refinement and the expert refinement is stored.05-10-2012
20120116810MEDICATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system and method of facilitating a patient's care transitions both into and upon subsequent discharge from an in-patient medical facility utilizes three points of health care provider intervention. The system and method utilizes a cloud-based medication management system applying rules to determine whether the patient's medications, clinical lab results, genomic information, or other relevant considerations would, in combination, amount to an adverse health outcome. If an adverse health outcome is predicted based on an application of the pre-programmed rules, health care intervention is sought.05-10-2012
20120116809METHOD FOR CREATING AND/OR KEEPING A PERSONAL MEDICATION FILE WITH THE AID OF A COMPUTER SYSTEM - Method for creating and/or keeping a personal medication file with the aid of a computer system, comprising:05-10-2012
20120116807Apparatus, system, and method for comparing healthcare - Methods, systems, and apparatuses for comparing healthcare data are disclosed. Some embodiments of the method for comparing healthcare data may include receiving healthcare data for geographic regions. The healthcare data may include healthcare variables and clinical data. Some embodiments of the method may further include analyzing, with a processing device, one or more healthcare variables for geographic regions. In some embodiments of the method, analyzing the one or more healthcare variables may include assigning each geographic region to one of several clusters based on the one or more healthcare variables. Some embodiments of the method may further include analyzing, with a processing device, the clinical data for geographic regions. In some embodiments of the method, analyzing the clinical data may include determining a primary magnitude for each geographic region of a primary measure, determining a secondary magnitude for each geographic region of a secondary measure, and comparing them.05-10-2012
20090094062APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REWARDING CONSUMERS - In order to reward a consumer for trying or learning about a product, the customer is given a unique identification number, preferably an unvalidated ATM readable card, and instructions for completing a test or survey by telephone or on the Internet. Upon successful completion of the test by the consumer, the identification number is validated so that the consumer may withdraw a cash reward from a temporary bank account funded when the identification number is validated via an ATM. Where the consumer is the patient of a physician, the patient may receive the number and card from the physician along with a prescription for redemption at a pharmacy whereat the pharmacy dispenses a supply of the drug to the patient and is paid by the manufacturer of the drug through the former's insurance payment processing system.04-09-2009
20080312966Rx SCAN SOFTWARE COMPONENT SUCH AS FOR INCORPORATION INTO A MEDICAL COMPLIANCE SOFTWARE BASED SYSTEM & COMPUTER WRITEABLE MEDIUM - A prescription software component, optionally incorporated into a physician accessible and updatable database of patient medical information and which, in cooperation with an interactive process server, issues a wireless medication reminder message to a patient. The prescription component to the program can operate as either a sub-component of the medical compliance system or can function as a stand-alone program and provides a readily accessible list of patient medications, allowing for updates to be made by a physician or authorized health care provider and incorporated into the patient's list of medications, such as via the Internet on a secured company hosted website, without the patient being required to schedule an office visit. The medications list can include, in non-limiting fashion, brand/generic name of medication, strength (mg), frequency of dosing, instructions, start/end date for pharmaceutical therapy, number of authorized refills, known allergies, etc.12-18-2008
20120022892ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD INTERACTIVE INTERFACE SYSTEM - A method of confirming a medical diagnosis using a graphical user interface includes receiving an input selecting a first medical diagnosis as a cause of a patient complaint, and displaying a template based on the first medical diagnosis. The template includes a first query associated with the first medical diagnosis, a suggested response to the first query, and a first input field configured to receive the suggested response to the first query. The method includes using provider-configurable diagnostic based templates facilitating automated data entry to current and future electronic medical records systems. Systems and machine-readable media are also described.01-26-2012
20120022891Information Interface System - A system and method for controlling informational data of a patient includes an electronic database for archiving the informational data; a tag for identifying the patient; and an electronic device for linking the database and the ID tag with the linking device. In operation, the linking device uses identification data from the ID tag, and pre-programmed, security log-in data to establish access into the database. With this authorized access, selected data from the database can then be retrieved and used during the conduct of a patient visit protocol. After the patient visit has been completed, the database can be updated with any additional information obtained during the patient visit.01-26-2012
20120022890METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A SELF-SERVICE KIOSK SYSTEM FOR COLLECTING AND REPORTING BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL - A method and an apparatus is provided for a self-service breathalyzer kiosk system for collecting and reporting blood alcohol level information. The system and method enables a user to submit a report containing the user's current blood alcohol level at the time the report is submitted. In particular, the kiosk may be used to collect the current blood alcohol level information of the user and transmit the report of the current blood alcohol level information of the user over a communication network.01-26-2012
20120022893SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A MULTI-DIMENSIONAL CONTEXTUAL PLATFORM FOR MANAGING A MEDICAL PRACTICE - A system and method is provided for generating a multi-dimensional contextual platform that may be used to manage, diagnose, and communicate with patients in a medical practice. In particular, the system may provide a website that may provide dynamic, avatar-based interfaces that include a doctor interface and a patient interface. A doctor may create a subscription with an operator of the website in order to find new patients and view patient health records across multiple dimensions. A patient may create a subscription with the operator to locate a doctor and maintain open communications with the doctor. Once subscribed, the doctor and patient may use the website to enhance the overall healthcare experience by using social networking aspects of the website to facilitate doctor and patient communication in real-time.01-26-2012
20120059674SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COLLECTION OF COMMUNITY HEALTH AND ADMINISTRATIVE DATA - A health care patient document system and method which enable patients to enter clinical, administrative, and financial information normally completed on a clipboard in a medical office into a computerized system that stores the information. The patient is then enabled to direct the stored information to any health care provider whether the provider is enabled to receive the data electronically nor not. For those provider clinicians and organizations not enabled to receive the information electronically, the system completes the paper-based forms already in use within the organization and sends the completed form by facsimile or mail delivery.03-08-2012
20120059673FLEXIBLE GLUCOSE ANALYSIS USING VARYING TIME REPORT DELTAS AND CONFIGURABLE GLUCOSE TARGET RANGES - A diabetes data management system selects variable threshold parameters that are utilized in a report. A first low threshold glucose reading and a first high threshold glucose reading for a before meal event timeframe are selected. A second low threshold glucose reading and a second high threshold glucose reading are selected for an after meal event timeframe. The threshold readings are stored in a database. The diabetes data management system analyzes glucose behavior around meal events. The system receives a plurality of glucose readings for a time period, receives a first time range as a pre-meal analysis period for the first meal event and receives a second time range as a post-meal analysis period for the first meal event. The system creates a graph which highlights the pre-meal analysis period, the post-meal analysis period, and displays the plurality of glucose readings for the time period.03-08-2012
20120059672Systems and Methods For Providing A Continuum Of Care - Disclosed herein are embodiments for providing a continuum of care. At least one embodiment includes receiving patient information for a patient, the patient information including medical information of the patient suffering from a specific medical condition and determining whether the patient qualifies for the continuum of care. Similarly, some embodiments include, in response to determining that the patient qualifies for the continuum of care, facilitating a primary patient screening to determine whether the patient has a tangential medical condition. Still some embodiments include creating a continuum of care plan for the patient that utilizes the patient information and results of the primary screening to predict a future medical care need of the patient.03-08-2012
20120059671SYSTEM FOR REAL TIME RECORDING AND REPORTING OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL ASSESSMENT DATA - A portable touch-sensitive system for capturing Electronic Medical Data (EMD) to create Emergency Medicine Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) that includes Graphical User Interface (GUI) menus adapted specifically for collecting and reporting medical assessments in the Emergency Room (ER) environment. For navigation, the GUI menus use text objects that can be selected, opened and moved among multiple states using simple operator pen gestures. The resulting EMR content is fully accessible without scrolling, opening or closing windows, or changing menus, making it possible to capture, in real time as the patient is talking, a EMR that fully conforms to the predetermined EMD requirements of an Emergency Medicine EMR specification.03-08-2012
20110054945EXAM SHEET HANDLING SYSTEM AND METHOD - An exam sheet handling system includes a subscription unit configured for setting subscription conditions for doctors and a distribution unit configured for distributing exam sheets to Worklist of the doctors in accordance with the subscription conditions and a distribution principle.03-03-2011
20120116805System and Method for Selecting and Implementing an Electronic Health Care Records System - Disclosed is a system and method for selecting and implementing an electronic medical records (EMR) system for a health care facility. The method allows a particular medical practice to be systemically analyzed relative to factors impacting EMR selection and implementation. This analysis is conducted by way of a graphical representation of the activities carried out by health care workers associated with the particular practice.05-10-2012
20120116806DATABASE MANAGEMENT FOR A TREATMENT SYSTEM - A process for treating orthopedic injuries including the steps of presenting a set of treatment protocols; approving a treatment protocol from among the presented set of treatment protocols; capturing information identifying the approved treatment protocol from among the set of presented protocols; and generating information from the captured information into a form compatible with a handheld computer adapted for connection to an orthopedic sensor system. The generated information includes parameters of the identified approved treatment protocol. The process may also include the steps of basing the presented set of treatment protocols upon a database of historic patients, orthopedic injuries, treatment protocols and outcomes, and retaining information about the current patient, the patients injury, treatment protocol and outcome.05-10-2012
20110093298SYSTEM FOR ANIMAL HEALTH DIAGNOSIS - Selecting the nutrition for an animal or animal group comprises performing a diagnostic test to obtain first data. A data base that comprises first data relating a genomic analysis of a bodily fluid or tissue sample from an animal to a physiological condition and optionally the genotype of the animal is accessed. A data base that comprises second data relating to effects of nutrition on genomic analysis is accessed. The first and second data are processed with input data defining the physiological condition and optionally the genotype of the animal or animal group to derive the nutrition for an animal or animal group.04-21-2011
20110093297SYSTEM FOR PERSONAL EMERGENCY INTERVENTION - 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. Aspects of the system 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.04-21-2011
20110093296Medical Identification Wristband - Medical identification wristband that stores an individual's personal demographics; medical conditions; emergency contact information; all medications, dosages and times taken; medical/dental insurance information; advance directives and special treatment requests; X-rays and recent lab results; allergies; physicians and pharmacy addresses and phone numbers; past medical history including any diseases, surgeries, immunizations, etc.; I.D. Photo as well as an agenda to input medical appointments, notes and virtually any additional medical information. The medical information noted above will be stored in a stylish, electronic wristband that can be instantly seen on its small, graphic, LCD view screen 04-21-2011
20110093294PERITONEAL DIALYSIS OPTIMIZED USING A PATIENT HAND-HELD SCANNING DEVICE - A dialysis system includes: a portable device configured to be carried by a patient and to read a marking displayed on a dialysis fluid container, the device obtaining data concerning at least one of a dialysis fluid type and a dialysis fluid volume from the marking; the device defined dialysate dwell time, alert patients for the next exchange and further configured to transfer the data to a computer; and wherein the computer is configured to use the data to track therapy progress of the product.04-21-2011
20110093293METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING CLINICAL DATA MINING - The invention provides a method and clinical data mining system for enabling a user to derive knowledge from data corresponding to a plurality of electronic health records stored in a repository. One or more data elements are provided as an input. The data elements may include textual reports, images, and one or more criteria specified by the user. Information is extracted from one or more images associated with one or more electronic health records stored in the repository, based on the data elements. Further, information is extracted from one or more textual reports and structured data associated with the one or more electronic health records. Thereafter, one or more reports are generated based on the extracted information to enable the user to analyze the information. Subsequently, the user may derive knowledge from the data based on the analysis.04-21-2011
20110093292Generation and Data Management of a Medical Study Using Instruments in an Integrated Media and Medical System - In general, a computer-implemented method is described for receiving one or more requests to generate a medical study, retrieving from one or more data repositories one or more medical study instruments, receiving a selection of a particular medical study instrument to use in the medical study, generating by one or more computers a list of one or more research collaborators invited to review the medical study, and generating by one or more computers a list of one of more participants invited to join the medical study. Additionally, the computer-implemented method receives from a patient one or more responses to one or more medical assessment questions; and causes one or more computer systems to associate one or more medical study instruments with the patient, with the association based on the one or more responses of the patient to the one or more medical assessment questions.04-21-2011
20120059668ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD SHARING USING HYBRID ARCHITECTURE - Electronic health record sharing is provided using a hybrid architecture. A centralized architecture provides centralized service including a search service and a token ownership service. A decentralized architecture comprises electronic health record locations. Electronic health records are created at locations and patient identifying information is stored at the centralized architecture. The centralized service manages ownership of electronic health records using ownership tokens comprising unique electronic health record identifiers and unique location identifiers. A current electronic health record owner location is authorized to view and/or edit the electronic health record. Ownership is transferred via the sending location, receiving location, and centralized service.03-08-2012
20120116816PREORDER TELERADIOLOGY WORKFLOW SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system and method for healthcare administration and, particularly, radiologic practice workflow. A referring physician applies chosen selection sets of policy configurations to at least one dashboard before an order is placed by the referring physician. Each dashboard includes a real time augmentation function and a plurality of ranged selection sets of policy configurations whereby each selection set is initially created by the referring physician. The policy configurations are updated in real time with, at least in part, shared data input received at a group application function of a radiology social network referral system. The referring physician generates a patient preorder workfile with at the at least one dashboard in response to a patient need. The group application function collects data input for the patent preorder workfile. After a physician order entry is entered, the patient preorder workfile is actively interfaced with an electronic medical records system.05-10-2012
20120116815METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING ONLINE MEDICAL RECORDS - A method for providing a consumer with the ability to access and collect personal health records associated with the consumer in a secure and private manner is provided. The method includes assigning a toll-free phone number individually associated with and dedicated to the consumer for private fax and voice communications from a health care provider, associating access information with the consumer for the consumer to use to access a secure web site, receiving a private fax communication comprising a personal health record associated with the consumer for which the consumer has requested and given permission to the health care provider to send to the toll-free number, converting the private fax communications into an image file format, storing the health record encoded in the image file format, and providing the consumer with secure access to the web site using the access information and providing on the web site an interface to the health records of the consumer for the consumer to access the health record.05-10-2012
20120059670Bambam: parallel comparative analysis of high-throughput sequencing data - The present invention relates to methods for evaluating and/or predicting the outcome of a clinical condition, such as cancer, metastasis, AIDS, autism, Alzheimer's, and/or Parkinson's disorder. The methods can also be used to monitor and track changes in a patient's DNA and/or RNA during and following a clinical treatment regime. The methods may also be used to evaluate protein and/or metabolite levels that correlate with such clinical conditions. The methods are also of use to ascertain the probability outcome for a patient's particular prognosis.03-08-2012
20120173288SYSTEM 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.07-05-2012
20120173287Medical Compliance Kiosk - A medical compliance kiosk (MCK) is an electronic device configured to help a healthcare service provider (HSP) track drug samples, equipment, inventory, medical records, and other valuable information, including information related to regulatory compliance. MCK may also provide electronic medical records and electronic prescription services. The kiosk is a dedicated hardware device with a touch-sensitive input screen. MCK provides a streamlined procedure for tracking critical information and maintaining records.07-05-2012
20120173286DEVELOPING AND MANAGING CARE TICKETS - Methods, computer storage media, systems and user interfaces for facilitating generation of care tickets are provided. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving context data associated with a clinical encounter at which a patient is seeking health care provided by a care provider. Clinical data associated with the patient is referenced. The clinical data includes historical health data for the patient. A care ticket is generated for the patient based on the context data and the clinical data. Such a care ticket including health information relevant to the clinical encounter at which the patient is seeking health care.07-05-2012
20120173281AUTOMATED DATA ENTRY AND TRANSCRIPTION SYSTEM, ESPECIALLY FOR GENERATION OF MEDICAL REPORTS BY AN ATTENDING PHYSICIAN - Written reports are composed using a terminal during or between patient encounters. Selections made on the terminal invoke standard text segments and a narrative comment is recorded, by dictation or otherwise. After a series of patient encounters, such as at the end of the day, automatically generated draft reports are reviewed, revised and dispatched by the practitioner or staff, in a batch process. The terminal accepting selections and comment can be a wireless Web-capable smart-phone or another terminal running an application to interface with the practitioner. The application presents selections for each of a menu of categories, for example common conditions and maladies encountered in specialized practices. The practitioner distinguishes between normal entries that populate the report with standardized comments (or optionally go unreported), versus noteworthy entries that populate the report with preferably speech-recognized text.07-05-2012
20090138280MULTI-STEPPED DEFAULT DISPLAY PROTOCOLS - A multi-stepped default display protocol for diagnostic image review may be implemented using a computer readable medium coupled to a computer which is in turn coupled to a graphical display. The multi-stepped default display protocol may be stored on the computer readable medium from which the computer may read the multi-stepped default display protocol and display diagnostic images on the graphical display in accordance. The graphical display may present the diagnostic images according to the multi-stepped default display protocol by projecting a first display of medical information, providing an indication of at least one alternative display of medical information, receiving a selection of alternative medical information, and projecting the selected alternative display medical information.05-28-2009
20120158433MEDICAL PROCEDURE OUTCOME SYSTEM - An internet-based patient health outcome data collection system, and a system for accessing information from the collected database. The system includes a web-based patient and doctor interface that allows both a patient and doctor to separately input data into the data collection database. The web-based patient interface allows a patient to input data such as responses to questions regarding levels of pain, function, satisfaction, quality of life, activities of daily living, unexpected results, and questions, pre- and post-procedure. The doctor interface also includes an analysis tool that allows the doctor to analyze the data from a specific patient, a group of patients, or all the patients, with specific characteristics as chosen by the doctor. The doctor interface also allows the doctor to compare an individual patient against a group of the doctor's patients, all patients in the study that meet criteria chosen by the doctor, or global data.06-21-2012
20120158432Patient Information Documentation And Management System - A method and system for documenting and managing patient information in real time for accurate medical examination and treatment of a patient is provided. An information carrier device that stores patient information is provided to the patient. A data extraction unit extracts the stored patient information from the information carrier device and transmits the extracted patient information to a patient information processing system. A recording unit records observational data comprising medical examination information and information on treatment prescribed for the patient. The patient information processing system processes and analyzes the patient information received from the information carrier device and/or the data extraction unit and the observational data extracted from the recording unit, generates a medical examination report in one or more of multiple formats, and transmits the medical examination report in one or more formats to the information carrier device for updating the patient information in the information carrier device.06-21-2012
20120158431METHODS AND APPARATUS TO SUPPORT DIAGNOSIS PROCESSES - Methods and apparatus to support diagnosis processes are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a data extractor to extract information related to a life stage of a patient from clinical records associated with a patient; and a first interface to interact with a database storing information related to a plurality of hazardous event exposures, wherein interacting with the database comprises determining whether a first one of the hazardous event exposures stored in the database corresponds to the life stage of the patient.06-21-2012
20120158430SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PATIENT PRESCRIPTION MANAGEMENT - An example method for patient prescription management. The method includes obtaining a plurality of prescriptions associated with a patient, wherein each prescription contains an order for a prescribed medication. The method includes compiling the plurality of prescriptions into a single prescription order. The method includes identifying a pharmacy that carries the prescribed medications of the single prescription order based on a location of the patient. The method includes submitting the single prescription order to the identified pharmacy to facilitate a single delivery or a single pickup of the medications.06-21-2012
20120158429MEDICAL SERVICE BROKER SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Medical service broker systems and methods are described. An example computer-implemented method of soliciting bids for a medical service includes receiving patient data including patient identifying information and accepting a patient request for a first medical service. The example method includes facilitating the creation of a first profile based on the requested first medical service and de-identifying the first profile by anonymizing the patient identifying information. The example method includes conveying the first profile to one or