Abstract: A system or network for assembling, filing and processing health care data transactions and insurance claims made by patients pursuant to health care policies issued to the patients by insurance companies or other carriers for service provided to the patients at health care facilities. The network comprises a multitude of participating patients, a multitude of health care facilities, and a plurality of insurance companies or other carriers. Each of the patients has a personal data file including a set of patient related data encoded in a machine readable format, and each of the health care facilities has a telecommunications unit and a file reader to read the data on the personal data files and to transmit the patient related data to the telecommunications unit at the facility. The network further includes a central claims processing unit connected to the telecommunications units of the health care facilities to receive the electronic claim forms from those facilities and to adjudicate those claims.
April 30, 1996
Date of Patent:
July 27, 1999
Symbol Technologies, Inc., Optimum, Inc.
Abstract: Spatially adaptable support means for orienting the compass card immersed in damping fluid within a spherical housing of a magnetic compass to a horizontal plane during installation in any given mounting surface, comprising a movable compass card support unit and means for adjustably selectively positioning the support unit relative to the mounting plane and the sphere thereby positioning the card in its horizontal plane.