Patents Assigned to Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services Corporation
  • Patent number: 7698152
    Abstract: A system identifies, flags and tracks images and series of images previously accessed by a healthcare worker. A system for tracking medical image viewing by a user includes at least one repository storing data representing multiple medical images of a particular patient available for use in preparing a report. A viewing processor tracks whether an individual image of the multiple medical images has been presented on a display device by using predetermined rules in determining whether data representing the individual image has been communicated to the display device for display to a particular user associated with received user identification information. The viewing processor generates a viewed indicator associated with the individual image and the particular user in response to a determination data representing the individual display image has been communicated to the display device for display to the particular user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services Corporation
    Inventor: Frank Reid
  • Patent number: 7689441
    Abstract: A healthcare administration system integrates the entry of an order for a medical service for a patient with the scheduling of an appointment for performing the service. The system incorporates receiving service order information for a medical service for a patient from a user; generating an order for the medical service based upon the service order information; and enabling the user to perform one or more tasks selected from the group consisting of (a) scheduling an appointment with a provider of the medical service, (b) storing the order information in a queued waitlist, and (c) automatically rescheduling the appointment based upon the queued waitlist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services Corporation
    Inventor: Richard Craft
  • Patent number: 7653873
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the present inventions, a work flow process may be generated by decomposing functions of a clinical information system into discrete tasks including an individual task associated with a first pre-configured executable procedure for implementing the individual task and associating a user selectable image element with the pre-configured first executable procedure used in implementing the individual task. In a currently envisioned embodiment, integratable work flow processes according to the present invention may be provided to a vertical application system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel I. Brandt, Jan DeHaan
  • Patent number: 7636899
    Abstract: A screen sharing function enables a main executable application, which typically uses more than one monitor, to switch to single-monitor usage as necessary to allow a user to directly interact with other applications that the main executable application invokes. A system including multiple display monitors for displaying multiple user interface image windows associated with corresponding multiple executable applications employs an image format determination system. The image format determination system includes an input processor for receiving command data representing a command to initiate execution of a function of a second application and display of an associated second image window in response to user entry of a command via a first image window associated with a first application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph David Purcell, Chris O'Donnell, Perumal Sivakumar
  • Patent number: 7593064
    Abstract: A system determines available system resources along with the complexity of video clips in order to initiate and adapt automatic video clip playback. A method automatically concurrently plays multiple video clips in at least one composite video image by automatically determining available processing resources based on a number of available processors and associated corresponding individual processor operational speed. The method involves automatically determining a number of video clips that may be concurrently played and displayed in a composite video image by the determined available processing resources based on a number of the multiple video clips and associated corresponding individual video clip compression type. The method also includes initiating concurrent play and display of the determined number of video clips in the composite video image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen M. Roush, Adam Marks, William Jin, Chris O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 7580811
    Abstract: A system maintains statistics on DICOM interfaces that include for each interfaced Application Entity, the number, timing and types of DICOM failures, number and timing of broken network connections, number and types of transactions and time required to perform each transaction, in the determination of a level of communication performance within individual interface applications. A system monitors performance of a communication interface supporting communication of patient medical data. The system includes an acquisition unit for acquiring performance related data concerning operation of a particular interface supporting communication of patient medical data. A data processor processes the acquired interface performance related data to provide a statistical measure including an interface performance parameter value and compares the performance parameter value with a predetermined threshold value to determine if interface performance is below a predetermined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services Corporation
    Inventor: Alvin Belden
  • Patent number: 7580831
    Abstract: A dictionary system provides a term repository supporting the operation of an enterprise, which dynamically updates its content in response to system use. An input processor acquires transaction message data in at least one of a plurality of different data formats. A data processor parses the acquired transaction message data to extract a term from the message data. The processor then compares the extracted term to terms in a first term repository. The first term repository is updated to include the extracted term if the extracted term is absent from said first term repository. A communication processor intermittently processes the content of said first term repository to be suitable for communication to a second term repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Emmons Haskell, John Andrew Heil, James Cassidy
  • Patent number: 7555720
    Abstract: A system facilitates the secure access, transfer and update of patient record information and the creation and navigation of image menus supporting the location and access of desired patient record data by a user. A system provides a user interface for use by a portable processing device for accessing and navigating patient record information. The system receives user identification information for use in authorizing user operation of the portable processing device and initiates display of an image including a plurality of links to a corresponding plurality of individual patients. The system also initiates display of a patient record content index image including a plurality of links to a corresponding plurality of items of patient record information in response to user selection of a link to one of the plurality of individual patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services Corporation
    Inventor: Kevin O'Rourke
  • Publication number: 20090055735
    Abstract: Illustrative embodiments comprise systems, user interfaces, and/or methods for automatically acquiring data representing a plurality of medical parameters of a patient, processing the data for presentation to a user via a display device, and initiating display of one or more image windows, which present processed data representing the plurality of medical parameters of the patient
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Applicant: SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS HEALTH SERVICES CORPORATION
    Inventors: John R. Zaleski, Alexander Scarlat, Donald W. Rucker
  • Patent number: 7379531
    Abstract: A system uses a digital photographic camera attached to a radiation therapy device to create an overlay of radiation beam information comprising data identifying treated patient anatomical region data and supporting determination of cumulative radiation treatment information from multiple treatment overlays. A system records a treatment beam landing area on the anatomical body surface of a patient for use in radiation or other therapy. The system includes an input processor for receiving data representing an image of the surface of a portion of the anatomy of a patient. A data processor provides beam landing position data relative to the image by calculating a position of a treatment beam landing area relative to the image using received input data indicating projection characteristics of a treatment beam used in treating the portion of the anatomy of the patient. A storage processor stores the beam landing position data in a record associated with the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Paul Esham, Loretta A. Fitzgerald, Andrew Chi
  • Patent number: 7336950
    Abstract: A system and corresponding method supports voice communication using a mobile communication device employing a single user associated identification code in different relatively remote locations. A mobile communication device communicates a registration message to an access system at a first remote location using a wireless communication mode responsive to a user registration command via a displayed user interface image. The registration message includes a user associated identification code and security information. The registration message enables the access system to identify the user and to divert voice communication from a first telephone number, linked with a physical address of a second remote location that is associated with the user associated identification code, to the mobile communication device at the first remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services Corporation
    Inventor: Richard Pettine, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7334031
    Abstract: A system and associated communication protocol enables network compatible applications to be integrated into any process involving concurrent operation of applications. A system for use in a first application concurrently operating together with a plurality of network compatible applications includes an entitlement processor. The entitlement processor enables user access to the first application in response to validation of user identification information. The system also includes a communication processor for intermittently communicating an activity indication to a managing application within a timeout window and the activity indication is communicated sufficiently often to prevent an inactivity timeout of the first application. The managing application receives activity indications from multiple concurrently operating applications sufficiently frequently to prevent an inactivity timeout of the individual applications and maintains corresponding activity monitoring indicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services Corporation
    Inventors: Barry Lynn Royer, John Andrew Heil
  • Patent number: 7334196
    Abstract: A user interface system supports flexible user navigation and item selection and manipulation in a hierarchical data structure representation. The user interface system facilitates selection of a plurality of items from a display of hierarchically organized items. The user interface system includes a user interface image generator for providing data representing a displayable image showing a hierarchical organization of user selectable icons visually identifying whether the selectable icons are currently selected. The hierarchical organization of icons links a parent icon representing a first group of data items with multiple child icons representing corresponding data items of the first group and an individual one of the child icons links to a second group of grandchild icons representing a corresponding second group of data items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services Corporation
    Inventors: Scott John Suppan, John D. Haley
  • Patent number: 7325234
    Abstract: A system and a method for monitoring computer application and resource utilization are presented. In one embodiment, a list of different users associated with different entities or customers of a shared computer is maintained. A second list of different applications invoked by one or more of the different users is also maintained. A third list including different programs employed by the different applications invoked by the different users, including a weighting factor for each program is also maintained. These records are then used to identify operation usage and/or cost characteristics of the different applications by particular users associated with different entities of the shared computer, in response to an event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services Corporation
    Inventor: David Wesley Smith
  • Patent number: 7318059
    Abstract: A system (100) for providing multiple facility healthcare corporations the ability to assign and maintain shared medical record numbers (43) across multiple entities. The system establishes a parent/child relationship among the entities to share medical record number ranges, formats, and data. A patient record identifier database (102) contains patient records in a searchable unit record file (50) and an identification number file (3). A search processor (105) locates relevant records and a rules processor (104) applies various tests to the returned data in order to assign a medical record number (43, 13) to a single unique unit reference number (2, 5, 11) to a person without duplication or conflict with identifiers used at other entities (4, 9, 190). The reference numbers and their associated medical records are shared among the various entities. The sharing relationships may be altered by authorized users accessing on line file maintenance (312) and programs (311).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services Corporation
    Inventors: Denise Marie Thomas, Gaylene Curtis, John E. Grant
  • Publication number: 20080004818
    Abstract: A fluid intake and output viewer application and user interface automatically records patient fluid intake and output data to support fluid balance calculations and data display. A patient fluid parameter user interface and processing system includes a context processor for receiving patient identification information from an executable application. An acquisition processor automatically acquires fluid parameters of a particular patient identified by the received patient identification information. A display processor automatically initiates generation of a composite display image including fluid data updated using the automatically acquired fluid parameters to present both graphical and text indication of patient fluid input and output values and rates of patient fluid input and output, together with the patient identification information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Applicant: SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS HEALTH SERVICES CORPORATION
    Inventor: John Zaleski
  • Patent number: 7310607
    Abstract: A system and user interface integrates and processes event associated messages affecting healthcare delivered to a patient and supports creation, initiation and modification of currently operating workflow processes involving processing of event messages. A method for processing an event representing a change in circumstances potentially affecting healthcare delivered to a patient involves receiving a message identifying an event potentially affecting healthcare delivered to a patient. Predetermined rules are applied to interpret the identified event to determine particular tasks to be performed in response to occurrence of the identified event. The particular tasks are scheduled to be performed by at least one individual in response to the occurrence of the identified event. In addition a database containing records indicating active process instances is searched to identify active process instances of a target process to be replaced by a process comprising the particular tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel I. Brandt, Jan DeHaan
  • Patent number: 7305359
    Abstract: An automatic cash accounting system for use in a healthcare enterprise includes a message processor and a data processor. The message processor receives message data including an income amount value, representing cash income received during a time period, an associated income source identifier, and a patient identifier. The income source identifier identifies a department internal to the healthcare enterprise providing the associated income amount value. The patient identifier identifies a patient. The data processor processes the received message data to identify an income account associated with the department based on the income source identifier, and updates the identified income account with the income amount value to indicate the income amount value received by the identified income account during the time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services Corporation
    Inventor: Joanne R. Bonnell
  • Patent number: 7300418
    Abstract: A system and user interface according to invention principles supports concurrently managing and maintaining multiple medical devices (e.g., infusion pumps) and processing and displaying the data produced by the medical devices within a Healthcare enterprise. An information system supports a plurality of network connected infusion pumps. The system includes an acquisition processor for acquiring fluid infusion related data from a plurality of concurrently operating infusion pumps. A data processor processes the acquired fluid infusion related data to provide data suitable for presentation in a single display image identifying the plurality of concurrently operating infusion pumps together with status information identifying status of individual pumps of the plurality of concurrently operating infusion pumps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services Corporation
    Inventor: John R. Zaleski
  • Publication number: 20070269037
    Abstract: A system enables clinicians to use naturally spoken voice commands from a small, wearable, wireless badge (or other portable device) to trigger events including, application session transfer, wireless communications (such as voice calls) and control of electronic devices. A system for managing user operation sessions on multiple servers includes an interface for receiving, from a first workstation, a request to initiate a current session of operation of a particular executable application on a first server and user identification information from a particular user. A session processor, in response to the received particular user identification information, identifies an active session of operation of the particular user on a second server previously initiated via a second workstation and re-attaches connection of the previously initiated active session of operation to the first workstation as the current session in response to a user voice command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Applicant: SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS HEALTH SERVICES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey Gardiner, Domonic Snyder, Christopher Gardner, William Boggs, James Giancarlo