Patents by Inventor Douglas S. McNair

Douglas S. McNair 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: 20220138234
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media are provided for facilitating mapping of semantically similar terms between and among two or more information systems. In particular, to facilitate automatic discovery, establishment, and/or statistical validation of linkages between a plurality of different nomenclatures employed by a plurality of information systems, such as multiple electronic health record systems. In embodiments, the imputation of latent synonymy in corpora comprised of samples of historical records from each system enables automated terminology mapping between disparate systems' records, thereby establishing reliable linkages that may subsequently be utilized for realtime decision support, data mining-based research, or other valuable purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Douglas S. McNair, Kanakasabha K. Kailasam, John Christopher Murrish
  • Patent number: 11308166
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable media are provided for facilitating patient health care by providing discovery, validation, and quality assurance of nomenclatural linkages between pairs of terms or combinations of terms in databases extant on multiple different health information systems that do not share a set of unified codesets, nomenclatures, or ontologies, or that may in part rely upon unstructured free-text narrative content instead of codes or standardized tags. Embodiments discover semantic structures existing naturally in documents and records, including relationships of synonymy and polysemy between terms arising from disparate processes, and maintained by different information systems. In some embodiments, this process is facilitated by applying Latent Semantic Analysis in concert with decision-tree induction and similarity metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Douglas S. McNair, John Christopher Murrish, Kanakasabha Kailasam
  • Patent number: 11278246
    Abstract: Decision support technology is provided for use with patients who may experience respiratory deterioration. A mechanism is provided to determine an indicator of a patient's probability of deterioration of respiratory functioning, which may include calculating a probability of a respiratory deterioration event in patients from whom serial digital recordings of respiratory sounds are acquired. A forecast or score representing a likelihood of deterioration may be generated and used for pulmonary disease prognosis, diagnosis, and/or determining or implementing an appropriate response action such as automatically issuing an alert or notification to a caregiver associated with the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair
  • Patent number: 11266355
    Abstract: Methods and systems for predicting deterioration of a patient's condition within a future time interval based on a time series of values for monitored physiological variables measured from a patient, and in some instances, providing advanced notice to clinicians or caregivers when deterioration is forecasted or modifying treatment for the patient are provided. In particular, deterioration of a patient's condition is based on a Hopf bifurcation model and is predicted using a ratio of deviations for monitored physiological variables. A ratio of deviations relates the standard deviation and root mean square of successive differences for a set of physiological values measured over time. The RoD for one or more variables, such as heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure, may be used to predict the likelihood of the patient's condition deteriorating into an unstable state as what occurs in a Hopf bifurcation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Roberts, Sasanka Are, Douglas S. McNair
  • Publication number: 20220068489
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable media are provided for determining a premium for a proposed insurance coverage. In various embodiments, a plurality of context variables can be defined related to proposed coverage. Based on defined context variables, historical claim events are extracted from one or more sources of claims data. Extracted historical claim events may be representative of the proposed coverage. Historical claim events can be aggregated based on a time period to form aggregated claims data per time period. The aggregated data can then be used to determine a historical volatility time series based on differences between logarithms of the aggregated claims data per time period for a plurality of time periods. Additionally or alternately, the aggregated claims data per time period can be used to determine a fit of the aggregated data to one or more distributions. The fit can be evaluated, such as based on a fit parameter, to select a distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Douglas S. McNair, Kanakasabha Kailasam, Daniel Martin Feimster
  • Patent number: 11246541
    Abstract: A catastrophe-theoretic approach is provided for predicting an occurrence of an ischemic myocardial event (e.g., acute myocardial infarction) for a human patient based on a time series of monitored vital signs values measured from a patient, and in some instances, for providing advanced notice to clinicians or caregivers when such an ischemic event is forecasted or modifying treatment for the patient, according to the predicted likelihood. In particular, an ischemic heart disease management system is provided for determining a likelihood of near-term future significant myocardial ischemia in persons with coronary artery disease. Embodiments of the disclosure described herein may provide a forecasted risk for future significant myocardial ischemia within a time horizon comprising a future time interval. In one embodiment, the future time interval is from 30 min to approximately 4 hours into the future, and may be dependent on the frequency of vital signs measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair
  • Patent number: 11250036
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media are provided for facilitating mapping of semantically similar terms between and among two or more information systems. In particular, to facilitate automatic discovery, establishment, and/or statistical validation of linkages between a plurality of different nomenclatures employed by a plurality of information systems, such as multiple electronic health record systems. In embodiments, the imputation of latent synonymy in corpora comprised of samples of historical records from each system enables automated terminology mapping between disparate systems' records, thereby establishing reliable linkages that may subsequently be utilized for realtime decision support, data mining-based research, or other valuable purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Douglas S. McNair, Kanakasabha K. Kailasam, John Christopher Murrish
  • Patent number: 11232860
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for injury characterization including detecting matches of an individual subject's record (such as an athlete's record) with collections of other subjects records, based on serial, longitudinal patterns, for facilitating athlete health and training, preventive and rehabilitation medicine, and risk management in athletics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair
  • Patent number: 11227678
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable media are provided for facilitating clinical decision making, and in particular, decision making based on a third party's clinical situation by determining and providing useful, up-to-date information, such as patient-related information to a decision maker. In one embodiment, a user first identifies an information item concerning a patient. Based on that item, a set of related information items is determined and prioritized, and a reference pointer, which identifies the set of related information, is generated. The reference pointer is communicated to the user's mobile device. Subsequently, the user's mobile device requests information from the set of information items associated with the reference pointer, and provides information authorization information. Following authentication of the user's credentials, updates of information from the set of information items may be communicated to the user's mobile device as they become available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair
  • Patent number: 11185269
    Abstract: Optimizing psychiatric and physiologic monitoring of a patient having PTSD or anxiety-related mental health condition. According to an embodiment, one or more physiological variables are longitudinally measured; resting heart rate is measured from which a timeseries is constructed; outlier anomalous values are removed from the timeseries, it is de-trended and/or de-meaned; and a serial normal sinus rhythm beats (SDNN) and/or other parameters are determined. Fractal properties of the serial SDNN values are calculated, such as the Hurst exponent alpha via detrended fluctuation analysis (DFA) or spectral regression; and other measures of chaos and nonlinearity are calculated, such as the Shannon entropy of the SDNN or related timeseries. Where such measures indicate a statistically-significant transgression of a context-indexed reference range, a notification is provided to a case management clinician or caregiver so that appropriate additional evaluation and diagnosis and treatment may be undertaken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair
  • Patent number: 11188717
    Abstract: Technologies are provided for determining deficiencies in narrative textual data that may impact decision-making in a decisional context. A candidate text document and a reference corpus of text may be utilized to generate one or more topic models and document-term matrices, and then to determine a corresponding statistical perplexity and probabilistic coherence. The reference corpus may be known or normatively deemed to be epistemically persuasive and adequate with respect to a particular context. Statistical determinations of a degree to which the candidate deviates from the reference normative corpus are determined, in terms of the statistical perplexity and probabilistic coherence of the candidate as compared to the reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair
  • Patent number: 11183302
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media are provided for determining and ascribing clinical conditions or diagnoses to patients and provide them to a caregiver, such as attending clinicians or other appropriate health services personnel. In particular, embodiments of the disclosure determine likely phenotypic findings that are salient to the decision-making context for a current human patient, based on anticipative sequence-mining and trajectory-mining. A sequential pattern mining and sequence itemset matching system is provided for determining likely, temporally-relevant concepts that are manifested in the information that is produced during the course of a patient's care. A clinician or caregiver may be provided the sequence itemset matching by generating a list or notice. In addition or alternatively, the results may be stored in an EHR associated with the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Douglas S. McNair, John Christopher Murrish, Kanakasabha Kailasam
  • Patent number: 11158005
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for the problem of automatic, algorithm-guided estimation of insurance loss ratio, claims frequency, the probability of excess claims, and other insurance policy performance characteristics for an individual insured or for groups of insured individuals. A time-series-derived Bayesian power spectrum weight is calculated from the frequency of temporal pattern-specific values in terms of intensities at various frequencies of the power spectrum computed from credit utilization ratio (CUR; outstanding balance of debt, as a percentage of credit line available) time-series obtained by the insurer by ‘soft pull’ inquiries submitted periodically to credit-rating agencies, and provides an opportunity to capture and measure the relative magnitude of frequent or unexpected changes in consumer liquidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair
  • Patent number: 11145396
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for patient case and care complexity characterization, and detecting matches of an individual patient's record with collections of other patients' records, based on serial, longitudinal patterns, for facilitating efficient health services utilization, implementing programs to reduce complexity, preventive medicine, and risk management in health care.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair
  • Patent number: 11139055
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable media are provided for facilitating clinical decision making, and in particular, decision making based on a third party's clinical situation by determining and providing useful, up-to-date information, such as patient-related information to a decision maker. In one embodiment, a user first identifies an information item concerning a patient. Based on that item, a reference pointer, which identifies the information item, is generated. The reference pointer is communicated to the user's mobile device. Subsequently, the user's mobile device receives updates related to the reference pointer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair
  • Patent number: 11100289
    Abstract: Methods and systems for enhanced natural language processing of clinical documentation are provided. Using natural language processing, a clinical condition is extracted from unstructured data within a current electronic document. A clinical ontology identifying itemsets associated with the clinical condition is retrieved, and indicators of relevant clinical concepts, as identified from the ontology, are searched from within the patient's longitudinal record, which comprises documentation from at least a prior encounter. Based on the whether the clinical concepts are present in the patent's record, a confidence is assigned to the NLP-extracted clinical condition, and one or more actions may be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Kanakasabha Kailasam, Douglas S. McNair, John Christopher Murrish, David Cohen, Josh Smith, Alex Vickers, Tanuj Gupta
  • Patent number: 11094412
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable media are provided for applying Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQM), Pay-for-Performance (P4P) measures, or Meaningful Use (MU) measures in human health care in a fantasy league health exchange. In an embodiment, a Bradley-Terry regression model is utilized to establish performance rankings of healthcare providers during a measurement period. The Bradley-Terry regression model may optionally be parallelized so as to determine statistical associations for factors such as clinician, care venue, and patient attributes. Statistical associations and coefficient values from the regressions are used to forecast or project a future period's performance results for selected individual or group competitors and to provide comparative rankings for purposes of informing decisions regarding draft picks, roster submission, or bets placed in a fantasy league exchange system for health services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair
  • Patent number: 11087881
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable media are provided for facilitating clinical decision making, and in particular, facilitating treatment of a person having congestive heart failure. The method includes the step of receiving patient information for a patient. The method also includes the steps of determining whether the patient information suggests a trigger event, and upon determining a trigger event, determining at least one goal associated with the trigger event. The method also includes the steps of selecting a first plan, from a library of plans, corresponding to the goal and executing the plan, which further includes determining a solver to determine patient conditions or recommended treatments, receiving parameters for the determined solver, and preparing patient information for the determined solver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: John Christopher Murrish, Douglas S. McNair, Kanakasabha Kailasam
  • Patent number: 11069013
    Abstract: A computer-implemented trading platform, system, and method are provided for facilitating the trading and accounting for health quality offsets. So-called “health quality credits” related to emissions of ‘potentially avoidable complications’ (PACs) or ‘potentially avoidable mortality’ (PAMs). Emissions trading or “cap-and-trade” is an administrative approach used to control emissions that degrade public-goods assets by providing economic incentives for achieving and sustaining economically significant reductions in the emissions of pollutants that impair public goods such as clean air or health.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Douglas S. McNair, Kiran Kambhampati
  • Patent number: 11069446
    Abstract: Technologies are provided for determining an individual's likelihood of relapsing into prior behavior subsequent to a treatment for a mental health or addiction disorder, and in some instances predicting a likelihood time frame for such a relapse. Target subjects having a risk of addiction relapse, non-adherence to a treatment program, or absconding, may be automatically identified based on a multiplicative-regression model for relative survival (MRS) that is developed for predicting risk or likelihood of relapse or non-adherence. Further, in some embodiments, a leading indicator of near-term future abnormalities may be provided thereby proactively notifying supervisory personnel responsible for the person and providing such personnel with timely notice to enable effective corrective, preventive, or trend-modifying maneuvers to be undertaken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair