Patents Assigned to Epic Systems Corporation
  • Patent number: 10446267
    Abstract: A computer-implemented electronic messaging method and system, the method comprising the steps of receiving an electronic message at a first system, the electronic message comprising a healthcare provider type, obtaining contextual information associated with the electronic message at the first system, using the healthcare provider type and the contextual information to identify an intended recipient address for an intended healthcare provider recipient for the electronic message and providing the intended recipient address to facilitate delivery of the electronic message to the intended healthcare provider recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Epic Systems Corporation
    Inventor: David E. Fuhrmann
  • Patent number: 10431339
    Abstract: Media, methods, and systems facilitate identification and presentation of medical information that is relevant to a current condition of a patient. The relative prominence of the information is associated with the relative relevance of the information with the current condition. A weighted graph is used to determine the relevance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: EPIC Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron T. Cornelius, Nate C. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10282799
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Epic Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Mark D. Buttner, Daniel J. Donoghue, David E. Fuhrmann, Janet L. Campbell, Brian M. Weisberger
  • Patent number: 10242158
    Abstract: A medical charge router receives charge information from a variety of sources and converts it to a standard charge format for automated processing and routing to one of multiple billing programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Epic Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Robert Lipsky, Alexandre Sena Keresztes, Dazhi Li, Biao Shou, Herman Harjono, Jagdeesh Shukla, Brandon Jon Baldock, Ting-Sheng Fu, Tin-Hang Andrew Ma, Nishant Upadhyaya
  • Patent number: 10181011
    Abstract: In a system for distributed computing in a health care environment in which multiple different applications are in use connected on a common computer network, the improvement comprising at least one clinical exchange server on the network, the clinical exchange server including memory, the clinical exchange server programmed to perform the steps of (i) maintaining a separate patient record for each of a plurality of patients wherein each patient record includes an event registry including separate event data subsets for each event recorded by any of the different applications where each event data subset indicates the application that recorded the event and event summary data wherein the event summary data is less than all of the data recorded by the application that recorded the event, (ii) receiving a first query from the first application for patient information associated with a first patient where the first query includes information usable to identify an event in the event registry, (iii) using the info
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: EPIC SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Carl Dvorak, Khiang Seow, Charles Young
  • Patent number: 10096075
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Epic Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Carl D. Dvorak, Brian M. Weisberger, Matthew D. Sidney, Janet L. Campbell, Daniel J. Donoghue, John Ji-hoon Kim, Bhavik Shah, Larry G. Irwin, II
  • Patent number: 9836579
    Abstract: An electronic medical record employs a hybrid search engine which can perform structured queries for comprehensive search results and text searches for rapid identification of relevant information. A standard structured database of medical data is rendered accessible to text searches by generating pseudo-documents from the database that can then be subjected to standard information retrieval pre-processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Epic Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Sumit Rana, Sagnik Bhattacharya, Steven Ross Kappes
  • Patent number: 9750408
    Abstract: A computer-implemented patient monitoring system includes a patient data monitoring system on a first computing system, including a patient medical data query engine configured to generate one or more rule execution requests. The monitoring system further includes a network circuit communicating with the medical database system and one or more remote patient care computing devices. The remote care computing devices in turn include a patient medical data repository and a query response engine configured to respond to received rule execution requests. Responding to rule execution requests includes verifying the validity of a rule execution request, identifying data in the patient medical data repository responsive to the rule execution request, and transmitting response patient medical data responsive to the rule execution request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Epic Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Stirling Martin, Aaron Webb
  • Patent number: 9208285
    Abstract: A health-data-portal aggregator executing a stored program to accept medical information entered by the patient for storage on the electronic computer, upload electronic clinical records generated by a healthcare institution in electronic format viewable in a browser interpreting HTML, and generate a downloaded index file in a format viewable in a browser interpreting HTML, the index file including patient medical data selected from at least one of: (1) the medical information from the patient and (2) the clinical records of the patient and accessible by at least one HTML link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Epic Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Janet L Campbell, Dustin L. Gage, Brian M. Weisberger
  • Patent number: 9147039
    Abstract: An electronic medical record employs a hybrid search engine which can perform structured queries for comprehensive search results and text searches for rapid identification of relevant information. A standard structured database of medical data is rendered accessible to text searches by generating pseudo-documents from the database that can then be subjected to standard information retrieval pre-processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Epic Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Sumit Rana, Sagnik Bhattacharya, Steven Ross Kappes
  • Patent number: 8972272
    Abstract: A room-based terminal near the patient's bedside is used to supplement the operation of a patient care computing device to improve contemporaneous data capture and information accessibility during a healthcare provider's rounds. The particular benefits of the stationary terminal and patient care computing device augment each other in providing superior workflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Epic Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Carl D. Dvorak, Stirling B. Martin, Aaron M. Webb
  • Patent number: 8909660
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system is used for implementing an improved personal health record enrollment process. The system includes an electronic medical record system configured to generate configured to generate an index file, the index file associated with patient medical data including the clinical records of the patient, wherein the index file is augmented with encrypted metadata generated based on the patient medical data and configured to include patient authentication information. The system further includes a personal health record web portal configured to implement a patient enrollment process including the steps of receiving patient authentication input, authenticating the patient authentication input based on the received patient authentication input and the encrypted metadata in the index file, and generating a patient enrollment account for the patient based at least in part on the patient authentication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Epic Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Janet L. Campbell, Dustin L. Gage, Erv Walter, Carl Dvorak
  • Patent number: 8880406
    Abstract: A system, computer-readable medium, and method for automatically determining a topic of a conversation and responding to the topic determination are provided. In the method, an active topic is defined as a first topic in response to execution of an application. The first topic includes first text defining a plurality of phrases, a probability of occurrence associated with each of the plurality of phrases, and a response associated with each of the plurality of phrases. Speech text recognized from a recorded audio signal is received. Recognition of the speech text is based at least partially on the probability of occurrence associated with each of the plurality of phrases of the first topic. A phrase of the plurality of phrases associated with the received speech text is identified. The response associated with the identified phrase is performed by the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Epic Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Chris Santos-Lang, Sumit Rana, Binit Mohanty, Rajeev Gangwar
  • Patent number: 8843505
    Abstract: A health-data-portal aggregator executing a stored program to accept medical information entered by the patient for storage on the electronic computer, upload electronic clinical records generated by a healthcare institution in electronic format viewable in a browser interpreting HTML, and generate a downloaded index file in a format viewable in a browser interpreting HTML, the index file including patient medical data selected from at least one of: (1) the medical information from the patient and (2) the clinical records of the patient and accessible by at least one HTML link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Epic Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Janet L. Campbell, Dustin L. Gage, Brian M. Weisberger
  • Publication number: 20140278521
    Abstract: A method and system for helping a patient check in for a scheduled activity wherein activities occur proximate corresponding locations, respectively, the method comprising the steps of providing a check in resource at the second location for checking clients in for the second subset of activities, associating at least a first electronic kiosk with the first subset activities, positioning the first kiosk at the first location for use by clients to check in for first subset activities, via the first kiosk, receiving identifying information from a first client, identifying at least a first currently scheduled activity for the first client, determining that the first currently scheduled activity is one of the second subset activities and via the first kiosk, indicating that the first client cannot check in for the first currently scheduled activity via the first kiosk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Epic Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Steven J. Larsen
  • Patent number: 8825502
    Abstract: A system provides an information sharing architecture that allows physically separate healthcare information systems, called “deployments,” to share and exchange information. The collection of these participating deployments is referred to as the “Community,” and systems within the Community sometimes store records for patients in common. The system allows participants in the Community to share information on data changes to these patients, and to reconcile concurrent and conflicting updates to the patient's record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Epic Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel S. Bormann, Aaron T. Cornelius, Timothy W. Escher, Sameer Grover, Andrew M. E. Giesler, Jason L. Hansen, Clifford L. Michalski, Vassil D. Peytchev
  • Patent number: 8812599
    Abstract: A computer-implemented electronic messaging method and system, the method comprising the steps of receiving an electronic message at a first system, the electronic message comprising a caregiver type, obtaining contextual information associated with the electronic message at the first system, using the caregiver type and the contextual information to identify an intended caregiver recipient address for an intended caregiver recipient for the electronic message and providing the intended caregiver recipient address to facilitate delivery of the electronic message to the intended caregiver recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Epic Systems Corporation
    Inventor: David E Fuhrmann
  • Publication number: 20140200921
    Abstract: An electronic medical records system with computerized provider order entry includes error checking for duplicate or medically similar orders. In the system, similar medical orders are displayed on adjacent screens and are highlighted, thereby allowing medical personnel to easily identify and evaluate the orders. The user can therefore choose to modify or delete medically similar entries easily and quickly, thereby minimizing the occurrence of duplicate or repetitive orders, and increasing efficiency of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Epic Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron Hamill, Mandi Stevens, Christopher Alban, Bradley C. Eichhorst, Sam Frymark
  • Patent number: 8768720
    Abstract: A method and system for helping a client check in for a scheduled activity wherein at least first and second subsets of activities occur proximate first and second locations, respectively, the method comprising the steps of providing a check in resource at the second location for checking clients in for the second subset of activities, associating at least a first electronic kiosk with the first subset activities, positioning the first kiosk at the first location for use by clients to check in for first subset activities, via the first kiosk, receiving identifying information from a first client, identifying at least a first currently scheduled activity for the first client, determining that the first currently scheduled activity is one of the second subset activities and via the first kiosk, indicating that the first client cannot check in for the first currently scheduled activity via the first kiosk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Epic Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Steven J. Larsen
  • Publication number: 20140156302
    Abstract: A method and system for facilitating activity scheduling for a patient including the steps of providing an interface device for checking a patient in at the facility, receiving identifying information for the patient, identifying currently scheduled appointments for the patient where the currently scheduled appointments are associated with currently scheduled appointment activities, identifying at least one additional unscheduled activity for the patient in addition to the currently scheduled appointment activities, identifying at least one suggested appointment schedule including at least one open time slot during which the patient may complete the additional unscheduled activity and the currently scheduled appointment activities and presenting the at least one suggested appointment schedule to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: EPIC SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Steven J. Larsen