Patents by Inventor Cathy L. Plunkett

Cathy L. Plunkett has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20160350487
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the disclosure is directed to a method for analyzing medical documentation. One or more computing devices store a plurality of medical records and coded administrative data. The one or more computing devices compare information contained in the plurality of medical records with information contained in coded administrative data. The one or more computing devices identify one or more risks based on the comparison of the information contained in the plurality of medical records with the information contained in the coded administrative data. The one or more computing devices output information associated with the one or more risks in the medical documentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Cathy L. Plunkett, Steven M Austin, Garri L. Garrison, Jason M. Mark
  • Publication number: 20160350486
    Abstract: Techniques described herein provide methods for analyzing quality of care, site of service guidelines, patient condition lists, coordination of care, and patient discharge summaries. In one example of these techniques, with respect to patient condition lists, the disclosure is directed to a method for analyzing medical documentation. One or more computing devices store a plurality of medical records for a single patient. The one or more computing devices analyze information contained in the plurality of medical records. The one or more computing devices identify a list of chronic conditions for the patient and a list of one-time medical conditions for the patient based on a number of instances the patient has sought medical attention for the given conditions. The one or more computing devices output the list of chronic conditions for the patient and the list of one-time medical conditions for the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Cathy L. PLUNKETT, Steven M AUSTIN, Garri L. GARRISON, Jason M. MARK
  • Publication number: 20150371203
    Abstract: In one example, this disclosure describes a method of processing medical data via one or more computers. The method may comprise receiving patient encounter data describing a patient encounter with a healthcare organization. The method may further comprise determining, one or more facility reimbursement facts and one or more professional reimbursement facts based on the patient encounter data. After determined reimbursement facts, the method may include outputting a user interface including a listing of the determined facility reimbursement facts and a listing of the determined professional reimbursement facts. The method may also include receiving selection input associated with the facility reimbursement facts and the professional reimbursement facts and an indication that the facility reimbursement facts and the professional reimbursement facts are finalized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Cathy L Plunkett, Michael S Bee, Marcus T Brown, Kim A Cobler
  • Publication number: 20130166318
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods of processing medical data are described. The methods comprise selecting cases associated with a first parameter from medical data associated with a plurality of cases, determining a subset of cases associated with a medical facility-acquired condition, and determining another subset cases not associated with the medical facility-acquired condition. Estimated costs associated with those cases associated a medical facility-acquired condition are generated, along with expected costs for these same cases in the absence of the medical facility-acquired condition. Methods further allowing comparisons to data related to normative collections of medical facilities are also disclosed. Computerized systems for processing medical data and computer-readable storage media comprising instructions that when executed in a processor cause the processor to process medical data are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Catherine D. Lathem, Keith C. Mitchell, Cathy L. Plunkett, Cheryl A. Pederson, Mary E. Kundus, Mark A. Schroer, Barbara C. Zellerino, Garri L. Garrison, Monica L. Sanders, JaeLynn C. Williams