Patents Assigned to Cerner Innovation, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10417385
    Abstract: Systems and methods allow caregivers, central monitoring, and/or other persons to monitor whether a patient or another person has generated a call, such as an audio call. The systems and methods work by detecting audio within one or more audio detection zones, which are predefined areas surrounding the patient or other person to be monitored. The systems and methods detect when a command/keyword is spoken in the audio detection zone and generate an appropriate alert to an appropriate role.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Kusens, Neil Kusens
  • Patent number: 10417322
    Abstract: Methods, computer systems, and computer storage media are provided for providing real-time analysis and annotation of clinical documents in a distributed system. A clinical transformation session is opened at a clinical transformation server maintaining sessions for one or more editors and agents operating on a clinical document. Sequences of operations on the clinical document are stored at a memory accessible by the server. At least a portion of the clinical document is analyzed in real-time to provide annotations and other document modifications to each of the one or more editors having a session at the server. Parallel annotations or modifications are resolved and a synchronized view of the clinical document is maintained based on operational transformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher S. Finn, Steven S. Crooks, David P. McCallie, Jr., Margaret Cushing Kolm, David J. O'Larte
  • Patent number: 10405810
    Abstract: A tool for predicting that a person is likely to be abnormally hydrated over a future time interval, and in some cases to alert the person or a medical professional to intervene. From a series of physiological measurements, a tissue electrical impedance spectrum curve, which comprises a phase spectrum curve in an embodiment, is determined and changes in the shape of the curve are ascertained. The measurements may be received using one or more sensors worn by the person. In some embodiments, current and historic spectrum curvature are applied to an evolutionary algorithm, such as particle-swarm optimization (PSO) or differential evolution (DE), to determine an inference regarding the persons future hydration status. In one embodiment, a statistical forecast for the next epoch immediately beyond the present one, is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair
  • Patent number: 10410748
    Abstract: 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 multiple 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Loretta A. Fitzgerald, Vickilyn Spiotta, Christian Lampone
  • Patent number: 10410042
    Abstract: An unauthorized visitor system collects an image of a person detected in a room of a patient. The system identifies reference points on the person's face, for example, points along the cheeks, jowls, and/or brow. The system may compare the reference points to reference points of images associated with registered visitors. The system then determines, based on the comparison, if the person is a registered visitor. One or more designated recipients may be alerted if the person is not a registered visitor or if the person breaches a patient identification zone established around a particular patient. The system may also register the person in a database of visitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kusens, Neil Kusens
  • Patent number: 10410750
    Abstract: A system, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for the automatic identification of patients having an elevated near-term risk of pulmonary function deterioration or respiratory distress. Embodiments of the invention are directed to event prediction, risk stratification, and optimization of the assessment, communication, and decision-making to prevent respiratory events in humans, and in one embodiment take the form of a platform for wearable, mobile, untethered monitoring devices with embedded decision support. Respiratory information is obtained over one or a plurality of previous time intervals, to classify a likelihood of events leading to an acute respiratory decompensation event within a future time interval. In an embodiment, the risk prediction is based a plurality of nonlinearity measures of capnometry information over the previous time interval(s), and the risk for an acute respiratory decompensation event determined using an ensemble model predictor on the nonlinearity measures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair
  • Patent number: 10410141
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas R. Revak, Daniel P. O'Shea
  • Patent number: 10402536
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Damon Herbst, Carla Leighow, David A. Robaska
  • Patent number: 10403393
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media are provided for facilitating the voice-assisted creation of a shorthand clinical note on a mobile or tablet device. A microphone on the device is used to capture a conversation between a clinician and a patient. Clinically-relevant concepts in the conversation are identified, extracted, and temporarily presented on the device's touch screen interface. The concepts are selectable, and upon selection, the selected concept is populated into a clinical note display area of the touch screen interface. The shorthand clinical note may be used as a memory prompt for the later creation of a more comprehensive clinical note.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas C. Gifford, Bryan T. Rose
  • Patent number: 10403403
    Abstract: Adaptive medical data collection for medical entities may involve triggering an analysis of electronic records in response to information input into an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) of a patient. Determining a potential condition for the patient based on the analysis. Identifying additional information indicated as relevant to the potential condition of the patient, and generating a request for the identified additional information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Fung, Balaji Krishnapuram, Faisal Farooq, Shipeng Yu, Joseph Marcus Overhage, John Haley, Jan DeHaan, Vikram Anand
  • Patent number: 10402926
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for multidevice collaboration are provided. In embodiments, indications are provided on a device that a wrong chart is open for a location. A clinician is prompted to synchronize a chart with a dashboard associated with the location. Control of the dashboard is transferred to the clinician utilizing the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Lisa Kelly, Amanda Buckley, Stephanie L. Rogers, Robert Farr, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10390765
    Abstract: A catastrophe-theoretic approach is provided for predicting an occurrence of an ischemic myocardial event (e.g., acute myocardial infarction) for a human patient based on a time series of monitored vital signs values measured from a patient, and in some instances, for providing advanced notice to clinicians or caregivers when such an ischemic event is forecasted or modifying treatment for the patient, according to the predicted likelihood. In particular, an ischemic heart disease management system is provided for determining a likelihood of near-term future significant myocardial ischemia in persons with coronary artery disease. Embodiments of the disclosure described herein may provide a forecasted risk for future significant myocardial ischemia within a time horizon comprising a future time interval. In one embodiment, the future time interval is from 30 min to approximately 4 hours into the future, and may be dependent on the frequency of vital signs measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair
  • Patent number: 10395007
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Eaton, Jr., David L. Compton, Justin Nelson, Paul Cannon, Mark Nolte
  • Patent number: 10395508
    Abstract: A method and system that allows healthcare providers, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and other persons to monitor disabled, elderly or other high-risk individuals to prevent or reduce falls and/or mitigate the impact of a fall by delivering automated notification of “at risk” behavior and falls by such an individual being monitored where assistance is required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventor: Neil Kusens
  • Patent number: 10387621
    Abstract: An optimization methodology is employed to match vibratory inhaler devices having certain characteristics to the particular anatomical and acoustic properties of a patient's vocal tract, in order to achieve the most effective dispersion of a dry powder medicament using inspiratory effort of a user of the inhaler. In embodiments, optimization involves employing one or more measurements of acoustic frequency spectrum properties as well as one or more anatomical/geometric measurements of the structures comprising the particular patient's mouth, pharynx, and upper respiratory tract and matching a vibratory inhalation device that corresponds thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair
  • Patent number: 10388413
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media are provided for intelligent suppression of alerts. Alerts may be evaluated prior to presentation to determine whether to present the alert or suppress the alert to reduce alert fatigue. The evaluation includes analysis of the alert including specific alert parameters. Alert parameters include, but are not limited to, an age of the patient, one or more diagnoses of the patient, one or more problems of the patient, etc. Additional parameters that may be evaluated include an alert severity score, a threshold value, and an override rate. Alerts that qualify may be suppressed and the suppressed alerts may be provided as non-interruptive alerts (i.e., alerts that may be presented but do not require action in order to continue with a workflow).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Ramachandran Koduvayur Bala, Damodar Reddy Karra
  • Patent number: 10388016
    Abstract: Systems, methods and media for detecting a seizure use one or more 3D cameras to monitor an individual. The 3D cameras may movements associated with the tonic or clonic phases of a seizure. A detection zone is used to monitor the individual via the one or more 3D cameras. As the individual moves, the detection zone is automatically adjusted such that zone remains around the person. Detected body position and/or movements, including rate of movement and duration of movement, consistent with a seizure may cause the system or media to alert the individual, a central monitoring system, caregivers, and/or others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kusens, Neil Kusens
  • Patent number: 10382724
    Abstract: A system and method that allows caregivers, central monitoring companies and other persons to monitor whether individuals entering patients' rooms take appropriate steps to mitigate the spread of healthcare associated infections to the patients receiving healthcare services. In one non-limiting example the system and method determine whether an individual who has entered the room of a patient has washed his or her hands prior to approaching the patient. A live video feed from the monitored rooms can be displayed on a centralized monitoring primary display which can be located remote to the monitored rooms. When it is determined that an individual in a specific room from the monitored rooms is approaching a patient and has not washed his or her hands an alert, notification and/or a live video feed for the specific room can be displayed on a centralized monitoring alert display which can also be preferably located remote to the monitored rooms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventor: Neil Kusens
  • Patent number: 10379713
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for providing a multi-action button for mobile devices are provided. Alerts are received and multi-action buttons are determined corresponding to the alerts and clinicians associated with mobile devices. The multi-action buttons are displayed on the mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Christopher Vaglio, Matt Ryan Anderson
  • Patent number: 10373712
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media are provided for aggregating, partitioning, and storing healthcare data. Healthcare data is collected from various disparate healthcare data sources. The data is aggregated into batches of the same type of data. From here, the data is partitioned according to the data's originating healthcare data source. The aggregated and partitioned healthcare data is then stored in a long term storage data store. This system of storing healthcare data allows for efficient retrieval and processing by computing solutions that need access to batches of healthcare data. The system also reduces costs associated with storing data as duplicate storage is eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Whitsitt, Micah Whitacre, Andrew Olson