Patents Examined by Dilek B. Cobanoglu
  • Patent number: 8165901
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to a system and method for providing to patients a medical treatment program, such as a program for physical therapy, and for tracking whether the patient has performed the program correctly. In one aspect, the system and method determines whether the patient has performed the program correctly by comparing feedback from the patient for various parameters associated with an exercise to anticipated values for those parameters. In another aspect, the invention assists medical treatment providers in selecting exercises and tutorials to include in the medical treatment program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Heather Raymond
  • Patent number: 8165899
    Abstract: A system and method for managing form-generated data related to a patient encounter involves translating location information related to a user writing on a form into a contextualized data element that includes contextual information. The contextual information helps to explain and/or give meaning to the user writing. Contextual information may include a descriptive name, an identification of data type, healthcare classification information, taxonomic information, an indication of the patient, an indication of the person that wrote on the form, and/or an indication of the date and time at which the writing occurred. The contextual information is then used by an Electronic Medical Record (EMR)/Electronic Health Record (EHR) application to perform a function such as patient/insurance billing, case management, or order fulfillment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Medrule Business Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-heng Thomas Yeh, Lionel P. Ng
  • Patent number: 8160896
    Abstract: The subject invention is a Patient Care Monitoring System which employs a novel method and system for monitoring the care provided to a patient at a health care facility. In one embodiment, the subject invention includes a central processor in communication with a health care facility's computer systems, receiving data therefrom. This data is arranged and correlated to enable the subject invention to filter through the data and detect if a particular treatment, diagnostic test, or course of action has been or is in danger of being overlooked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: VigiLanz Corporation
    Inventors: David B. Klass, Adam P. Klass, Dennis J. Ring, David Goldsteen
  • Patent number: 8150710
    Abstract: A medical information system includes a patient server that retains vital information received from a patient terminal. The patient server transmits the vital information to a medical care provider server through a network. The vital information retained in the medical care provider server can then be browsed from a doctor terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Iwano, Jinsei Miyazaki, Shirou Honma, Hiroyoshi Nomura, Shunichi Nagamoto
  • Patent number: 8140352
    Abstract: Order sets are presented in different views thereby allowing the doctor to treat a patient in a more intuitive manner. Order set content is created so that order sets can be viewed from varying perspectives. An order set library is modified such that each order statement or orderable is tagged with metadata. Each orderable is tagged with an Intervention tag, a Problem tag, and a System tag. An application may then take the modified order sets and present them to doctors based on an Intervention view, a Problem view, or a System view. These views give the doctor the option of switching between views depending on the severity of a patient's medical condition and allows the doctor to follow a more intuitive and internal mental process when treating a patient. The doctor does not have to translate between different perspectives of the order sets mentally, thereby greatly reducing the doctor's cognitive load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Performance Clinical Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher David Johnson, Roni Fischman Zeiger
  • Patent number: 8131570
    Abstract: The method of the invention provides incentives for medical scheme members to minimize medical expenses both by responsible use of the benefits of the scheme, and also by offering positive incentives to members to adopt a healthy lifestyle and to make use of preventative procedures and pretreatment medical advice facilities. A number of health-related facilities and/or services (such as membership of health clubs, gymnasiums or fitness programs) are offered to the medical scheme members, and the members are allocated points for using these facilities. Members are also allocated points for using predetermined preventive medical procedures and medical advice services. Rewards are allocated to members based on their points accrued, and the reward may include a payback of premium payments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Discovery Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Ryan Lance Levin, Adrian Gore, Neville Stanley Koopowitz
  • Patent number: 8121869
    Abstract: 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, shifts 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Ingenix, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis K. Dang
  • Patent number: 8117048
    Abstract: A system for managing electronic health records, including: an interface element in at least one specially programmed general-purpose computer for receiving data regarding at least one environmental condition, at least one symptom related to physical or mental health, and background for the patient; a memory element for the computer for storing the data; and a processor in the computer for: generating, using the data, information regarding at least one concern with respect to the physical or mental health of the patient; and generating, using the data, at least one action item for addressing the at least one concern. The interface element is for transmitting at least a portion of the information regarding the at least one concern for the physical or mental health of the patient and the at least one action item for display and receiving data regarding compliance with the at least one action item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignees: Independent Health Association, Inc., CUBRC
    Inventors: Mary Johnice Rzadkiewicz, Janet M. Stoeckl, Roberta Rifkin, Ryan William Brown, Justin Michael Del Vecchio, Alex James, Lauren Schmidt, Michael Nusinov
  • Patent number: 8015031
    Abstract: A method and a computer readable medium for merging two or more separate unique studies based upon context-specific content, and merging the two or more separate studies, each with a unique identifier, into a composite study containing artifacts of the two or more merged studies, with the composite study having a single unique identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Christina Banta, Sheila Filteau, Brian Collamore, Joseph M. Luszcz
  • Patent number: 8010717
    Abstract: Methods and platforms for enhancing collaboration and communication between a patient and his healthcare team are described. A personal health record is created for a patient and maintained by a service provider. The health record is updated with self-monitored or remote device readings. These readings are sent, in a secure format that insures patient privacy, to the service provider and inserted into a health record via a computer connected to the Internet or via a telephone line without the use of a computer, i.e., by directly connecting an intermediate device to a phone outlet. Other health and wellness data may be written to the health record via a computer or via conventional means. By enhancing collaboration between patients and their healthcare teams, patients are more likely to improve their health conditions, particularly chronic conditions, and reduce healthcare costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Imetribus, Inc.
    Inventors: Junius Evans, Daniel Pettus, Rose Higgins
  • Patent number: 8000985
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for adjusting estimates of liability associated with past or theoretical accidents. In an embodiment, the characteristics from an actual accident may be compared to those in a past or theoretical accident. Liability may be estimated from a preassigned liability associated with a nearest matching past or theoretical accident. In one embodiment, liability estimates associated with past or theoretical accidents or characteristics of past or theoretical accidents may be adjusted The characteristics may include: conditions of vehicles in the accident, conditions of drivers in the accident, actions of drivers in the accident, and/or environmental conditions in the accident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Computer Sciences Corporation
    Inventors: Stefan Wahlbin, Tim Johnston
  • Patent number: 7983933
    Abstract: A system that can enable clinical trial compliance determination by viewing sequences of images captured during an event is disclosed. For example, the innovation can employ captured event sequences to enable a subject or third party to assess a subject's actions related to a medical trial. The capture of event sequences can be triggered based upon sensory data, radio frequency identification (RFID) data, pattern recognition data, etc. The system also provides mechanisms to locate images or sequences, playback images or sequences or images as well as to set compliance parameters associated with a particular clinical trial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Chris Demetrios Karkanias, Stephen E. Hodges
  • Patent number: 7979288
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Southwest Research Institute
    Inventors: Jeff Wilkinson, William Arensman, Nathan Price, John Madrid, Keith Pickens
  • Patent number: 7949542
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for graphically illustrating an entity and generating a text-based report therefrom includes providing a visual base representation of an entity. The base representation includes a plurality of elements at least one of which is modifiable, where the elements are each associated with a plurality of attributes. A visual diagram of a particular entity is built based upon the base representation of the entity. In this regard, at least one visual element is added to the base representation, where the added visual elements are modifiable. Accordingly, the diagram includes the elements of the base representation and the elements added to the base representation. After determining attributes associated with the added elements, a text-based report is generated from the diagram, where the report is generated based upon the elements of the diagram and the associated attributes, and where the report is automatically generated from the diagram without user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Ionosoft, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Hamiter, Rodney V. Harrison, Stanley M. Hamiter, III
  • Patent number: 7945468
    Abstract: Disclosed is an Internet-based database system and method (ASP), that enables school districts and temporary employment agencies to automate the dispatching (24/7) of pre-qualified substitute/temporary personnel to specified school/work site locations for specific absent employees/job openings. The system includes a profile database of permanent and substitute (temporary) employees, positions, skills, working dates/shifts, rates of pay, work sites, lesson plans/comments, reasons for absence and corresponding budget codes. Approved substitute/temporary employees may access the database using a multi-level access and secure logon code through their Internet-based browser device. The software filters job/position information to match specific job openings to the skills, qualifications (certification), preferences and availability of the substitute/temporary employee/s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Frontline Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles E. Bernasconi, Shannon Wainright
  • Patent number: 7937305
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for processing the financial information of a client of a financial institution. One method embodiment includes receiving data from an overdraft data source including at least one overdraft occurrence associated with a transaction performed in association with the client; analyzing the overdraft occurrence in an overdraft application to determine a cause and disposition of the overdraft occurrence in connection with the cause of the overdraft occurrence; and, communicating an overdraft report associated with the analyzing step to a manager associated with the client. Additional system and computer-readable medium embodiments of the present methods are also provided. In another aspect of the present methods and systems, historical overdraft issues are analyzed and reported to the management of a financial institution. System and computer-readable medium embodiments of these analysis and reporting methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Lego, Katherine Kallet, Katina Bengtson
  • Patent number: 7933780
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling IV medication delivery and monitoring, the method including providing information tags on IV bags that specify delivery parameters, obtaining delivery parameters for at least one bag, associating a controller with a particular patient, comparing patient information for the particular patient with the delivery parameters, determining the efficacy of delivering the medicant to the patient and affecting pump control as a function of the comparison. The method also includes various timing rules and other verification procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Telaric, LLC
    Inventor: Carlos De La Huerga
  • Patent number: 7925531
    Abstract: A method of providing goods and services to individuals or entities via media entails assigning at least one good or service to a medium and assigning a unique identifier to the medium. Recording information in a database relative to the medium and linking the one or more goods or services assigned to the medium with the identifier of the medium. Thereafter, the medium is distributed to an individual or entity and the individual or entity presents the medium to a provider of goods or services assigned to the medium. Upon presentment the provider delivers one or more of the assigned goods to the individual or entity making presentment. At an appropriate point in the process, a communication is directed to the database recording the results of the transaction between the provider and the individual or entity presenting the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: TrialCard Incorporated
    Inventors: David W. Cunningham, John M. Harden, William N. Engle, Charles W. Reuben
  • Patent number: 7908156
    Abstract: A method of calculating a premium payable by an insured person on a life insurance policy uses the amount of claims made from a health insurance plan of the insured person and information regarding the general well-being and/or lifestyle of the insured person to calculate the premium payable. The premium is calculated using a base percentage amount which is then either increased or decreased. If the insured person has made few claims to the health insurance plan and they have taken positive steps to look after their health, they will be rewarded by a relatively lower premium on their life insurance policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Discovery Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Adrian Gore, Herschel Phillip Mayers
  • Patent number: 7890349
    Abstract: A system supports creation and modification of a flexible and comprehensive location structure model able to track patients in a healthcare (or other) setting and identify suitable patient locations and location availability via a user friendly display interface. A method processes location related information for use in facilitating movement of a patient in a healthcare enterprise. The method involves establishing a profile comprising information identifying multiple locations available to accommodate a patient for different purposes. The profile incorporates attributes including a location type identifier, and a location characteristic of clinical significance influencing availability of a particular location to a patient having a particular medical condition. The profile is employed in providing a user with an indication of location availability in response to user command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas J. Cole, Ilene Sue Yost, Mike Digiacomo