Patents by Inventor Detlef Koll

Detlef Koll 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: 20220147936
    Abstract: An automated system updates electronic medical records (EMRs) based on dictated reports, without requiring manual data entry into on-screen forms. A dictated report is transcribed by an automatic speech recognizer, and facts are extracted from the report and stored in encoded form. Information from a patient's report is also stored in encoded form. The resulting encoded information from the report and EMR are reconciled with each other, and changes to be made to the EMR are identified based on the reconciliation. The identified changes are made to the EMR automatically, without requiring manual data entry into the EMR.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Detlef Koll, Juergen Fritsch
  • Patent number: 11232402
    Abstract: An automated system updates electronic medical records (EMRs) based on dictated reports, without requiring manual data entry into on-screen forms. A dictated report is transcribed by an automatic speech recognizer, and facts are extracted from the report and stored in encoded form. Information from a patient's report is also stored in encoded form. The resulting encoded information from the report and EMR are reconciled with each other, and changes to be made to the EMR are identified based on the reconciliation. The identified changes are made to the EMR automatially, without requiring manual data entry into the EMR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Detlef Koll, Juergen Fritsch
  • Patent number: 11158411
    Abstract: A computerized system processes the speech of a physician and a patient during a patient encounter to automatically produce a draft clinical report which documents the patient encounter. The draft clinical report includes information that has been abstracted from the speech of the physician and patient. The draft report is provided to the physician for review. Producing the draft clinical report automatically, rather than requiring the physician to prepare the draft clinical report manually, significantly reduces the time required by the physician to produce the final version of the clinical report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Detlef Koll, Vasudevan Jagannathan
  • Patent number: 10950329
    Abstract: A computer system increases the efficiency with which billing codes may be generated based on a chart, such as a medical chart. The computer system provides the chart to a computer-assisted coding (CAC) module, which produces an initial set of billing codes and an initial assessment of the accuracy and/or completeness of the codes. The computer system decides whether to send the initial set of billing codes to an initial human reviewer. If the computer system sends the initial set of billing codes to the initial human reviewer, then the initial human reviewer reviews the chart and the output of the CAC module, and attempts to fix errors in the CAC output. The system provides the chart and the current (initial or modified) codes to a final human reviewer, who may be more highly skilled than the initial human reviewer, for final verification and modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: MMODAL IP LLC
    Inventors: Detlef Koll, Michael Finke, John McKenna, Derek Nichols
  • Patent number: 10877620
    Abstract: A system includes a data record (such as an Electronic Medical Record (EMR)) and a user interface for modifying (e.g., storing data in) the data record. The data record includes both free-form text elements and discrete data elements. The user interface includes user interface elements for receiving free-form text data. In response to receiving free-form text data via the free-form text user interface elements, a suggested action is identified, such as a suggested action to take in connection with one of the discrete data elements of the data record. Output is generated representing the suggested action. A user provides input indicating acceptance or rejection of the suggested action. The suggested action may be performed in response to the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: MModal IP, LLC
    Inventors: Detlef Koll, Christopher Scott, Juergen Fritsch, Anna Abovyan, Michael Finke
  • Publication number: 20190272921
    Abstract: A computer system automatically generates a first diagnosis of a patient based on input such as one or more medical images. The computer system receives input representing diagnostic intent from a human user. The system determines whether to provide the first diagnosis to the human user based on the first diagnosis and the diagnostic intent, such as by determining whether the first diagnosis and the diagnostic intent agree with each other, and only providing the first diagnosis to the human user if the first diagnosis disagrees with the diagnostic intent of the human user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventor: Detlef Koll
  • Publication number: 20190266995
    Abstract: Inputs provided into user interface elements of an application are observed. Records are made of the inputs and the state(s) the application was in while the inputs were provided. For each state, a corresponding language model is trained based on the input(s) provided to the application while the application was in that state. When the application is next observed to be in a previously-observed state, a language model associated with the application's current state is applied to recognize speech input provided by a user and thereby to generate speech recognition output that is provided to the application. An application's state at a particular time may include the user interface element(s) that are displayed and/or in focus at that time, and is determined by an operating system hooking component embedded in the automatic speech recognition system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Detlef Koll, Michael Finke
  • Patent number: 10339937
    Abstract: Speech is transcribed to produce a transcript. At least some of the text in the transcript is encoded as data. These codings may be verified for accuracy and corrected if inaccurate. The resulting transcript is provided to a decision support system to perform functions such as checking for drug-drug, drug-allergy, and drug-procedure interactions, and checking against clinical performance measures (such as recommended treatments). Alerts and other information output by the decision support system are associated with the transcript. The transcript and associated decision support output are provided to a physician to assist the physician in reviewing the transcript and in taking any appropriate action in response to the transcript.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: MModal IP LLC
    Inventors: Detlef Koll, Michael Finke
  • Patent number: 10325589
    Abstract: Inputs provided into user interface elements of an application are observed. Records are made of the inputs and the state(s) the application was in while the inputs were provided. For each state, a corresponding language model is trained based on the input(s) provided to the application while the application was in that state. When the application is next observed to be in a previously-observed state, a language model associated with the application's current state is applied to recognize speech input provided by a user and thereby to generate speech recognition output that is provided to the application. An application's state at a particular time may include the user interface element(s) that are displayed and/or in focus at that time, and is determined by an operating system hooking component embedded in the automatic speech recognition system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: MModal IP LLC
    Inventors: Detlef Koll, Michael Finke
  • Patent number: 10325296
    Abstract: A method for selective modification to one of a plurality of components includes receiving, by an engine, a draft transcript including at least one concept content. The method includes accessing, by a first component in a plurality of components executed by the engine, a mapping between content data and codes to identify a code mapped to the at least one concept content. The method includes modifying the draft transcript to include the identified code. The method includes receiving input representing a status of the identified code. The method includes accessing a data structure storing an indication that the first component identified the code. The method includes modifying a reliability score for the first component. The method includes determining that the first component has a reliability score that fails to satisfy a predetermined threshold. The method includes modifying execution of the first component, based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: MModal IP LLC
    Inventors: Detlef Koll, Thomas Polzin
  • Publication number: 20190065008
    Abstract: A system includes a data record (such as an Electronic Medical Record (EMR)) and a user interface for modifying (e.g., storing data in) the data record. The data record includes both free-form text elements and discrete data elements. The user interface includes user interface elements for receiving free-form text data. In response to receiving free-form text data via the free-form text user interface elements, a suggested action is identified, such as a suggested action to take in connection with one of the discrete data elements of the data record. Output is generated representing the suggested action. A user provides input indicating acceptance or rejection of the suggested action. The suggested action may be performed in response to the user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Detlef Koll, Christopher Scott, Juergen Fritsch, Anna Abovyan, Michael Finke
  • Patent number: 10156956
    Abstract: A system includes a data record (such as an Electronic Medical Record (EMR)) and a user interface for modifying (e.g., storing data in) the data record. The data record includes both free-form text elements and discrete data elements. The user interface includes user interface elements for receiving free-form text data. In response to receiving free-form text data via the free-form text user interface elements, a suggested action is identified, such as a suggested action to take in connection with one of the discrete data elements of the data record. Output is generated representing the suggested action. A user provides input indicating acceptance or rejection of the suggested action. The suggested action may be performed in response to the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: MModal IP LLC
    Inventors: Detlef Koll, Christopher Scott, Juergen Fritsch, Anna Abovyan, Michael Finke
  • Publication number: 20180276188
    Abstract: An automatic speech recognizer is used to produce a structured document representing the contents of human speech. A best practice is applied to the structured document to produce a conclusion, such as a conclusion that required information is missing from the structured document. Content is inserted into the structured document based on the conclusion, thereby producing a modified document. The inserted content may be obtained by prompting a human user for the content and receiving input representing the content from the human user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Detlef Koll, Juergen Fritsch, Michael Finke
  • Publication number: 20180261207
    Abstract: Inputs provided into user interface elements of an application are observed. Records are made of the inputs and the state(s) the application was in while the inputs were provided. For each state, a corresponding language model is trained based on the input(s) provided to the application while the application was in that state. When the application is next observed to be in a previously-observed state, a language model associated with the application's current state is applied to recognize speech input provided by a user and thereby to generate speech recognition output that is provided to the application. An application's state at a particular time may include the user interface element(s) that are displayed and/or in focus at that time, and is determined by an operating system hooking component embedded in the automatic speech recognition system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Detlef Koll, Michael Finke
  • Patent number: 10062375
    Abstract: Inputs provided into user interface elements of an application are observed. Records are made of the inputs and the state(s) the application was in while the inputs were provided. For each state, a corresponding language model is trained based on the input(s) provided to the application while the application was in that state. When the application is next observed to be in a previously-observed state, a language model associated with the application's current state is applied to recognize speech input provided by a user and thereby to generate speech recognition output that is provided to the application. An application's state at a particular time may include the user interface element(s) that are displayed and/or in focus at that time, and is determined by an operating system hooking component embedded in the automatic speech recognition system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: MModal IP LLC
    Inventors: Detlef Koll, Michael Finke
  • Publication number: 20180240538
    Abstract: A computerized system processes the speech of a physician and a patient during a patient encounter to automatically produce a draft clinical report which documents the patient encounter. The draft clinical report includes information that has been abstracted from the speech of the physician and patient. The draft report is provided to the physician for review. Producing the draft clinical report automatically, rather than requiring the physician to prepare the draft clinical report manually, significantly reduces the time required by the physician to produce the final version of the clinical report.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Detlef Koll, Vasudevan Jagannathan
  • Publication number: 20180232695
    Abstract: A computer system automatically monitors and logs edits made to a digital document. The system calculates statistics from the log to produce an assessment of the editor's productivity. The system uses this assessment, in combination with assessments of other editors, to generate behavioral metrics which indicate correlations between editing behaviors and productivity. The behavioral metrics are used to identify the relative contribution to efficient editing of different editing behaviors. Such information about individual editing behaviors is used to evaluate the productivity of individual editors based on their editing behaviors, to identify behaviors which individual editors could adopt to improve their productivities, and to identify changes to the editing system itself for improving editor productivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Juergen Fritsch, Detlef Koll, Kjell Schubert, Christopher Michael Currivan
  • Publication number: 20180166081
    Abstract: Speech is transcribed to produce a transcript. At least some of the text in the transcript is encoded as data. These codings may be verified for accuracy and corrected if inaccurate. The resulting transcript is provided to a decision support system to perform functions such as checking for drug-drug, drug-allergy, and drug-procedure interactions, and checking against clinical performance measures (such as recommended treatments). Alerts and other information output by the decision support system are associated with the transcript. The transcript and associated decision support output are provided to a physician to assist the physician in reviewing the transcript and in taking any appropriate action in response to the transcript.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Detlef Koll, Michael Finke
  • Patent number: 9996510
    Abstract: An automatic speech recognizer is used to produce a structured document representing the contents of human speech. A best practice is applied to the structured document to produce a conclusion, such as a conclusion that required information is missing from the structured document. Content is inserted into the structured document based on the conclusion, thereby producing a modified document. The inserted content may be obtained by prompting a human user for the content and receiving input representing the content from the human user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: MModal IP LLC
    Inventors: Detlef Koll, Juergen Fritsch, Michael Finke
  • Publication number: 20180101879
    Abstract: A method for selective modification to one of a plurality of components includes receiving, by an engine, a draft transcript including at least one concept content. The method includes accessing, by a first component in a plurality of components executed by the engine, a mapping between content data and codes to identify a code mapped to the at least one concept content. The method includes modifying the draft transcript to include the identified code. The method includes receiving input representing a status of the identified code. The method includes accessing a data structure storing an indication that the first component identified the code. The method includes modifying a reliability score for the first component. The method includes determining that the first component has a reliability score that fails to satisfy a predetermined threshold. The method includes modifying execution of the first component, based on the determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Detlef Koll, Thomas Polzin