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).

  • Patent number: 10847257
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media are provided for facilitating record matching and entity resolution and for enabling improvements in record linkage. A power-spectrum-based temporal pattern-specific weight may be incorporated into record linkage methods to enhance the record linkage accuracy and statistical performance. For example, in embodiments, a value-specific weight may be calculated from a population-based frequency of field-specific values or dichotomized values of selected phenotypic variables, and provides an opportunity to capture and measure the relative importance of specific values found in a field. A phenotypic bit-vector “fingerprint” pattern-specific weight or Bayesian power spectrum weight may be determined and incorporated into record linkage methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair
  • Patent number: 10847260
    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: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair
  • Patent number: 10796802
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable media are provided for predicting candidacy for Kidney Surgery and related computer-performed decision support. In particular, embodiments of the disclosure are directed to identifying populations of patients who are candidates for vascular access placement in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Some embodiments of the present disclosure provide a system and method for continually tracking the clinical and physiologic status of a patient in a hospital. At least some of the embodiments assist nephrologists in preventing and reducing the frequency of crises in urgent/emergent presentation with requirement for dialysis (“crashing onto dialysis”) by using the systems' capability to recognize patterns in a patient's eGFR and serum uric acid values before the patient deteriorates or reaches a crisis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Cerner Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair
  • Patent number: 10779763
    Abstract: Methods, computer systems, and computer readable media are provided for promoting positive activity patterns for users and facilitate long-term adherence to the activity patterns, such as by providing alerts or electronic reminders to ambulate in a fashion that is responsive to an individual's actual activity patterns and behaviors and compatible with routine activities in the workplace and home. In particular, embodiments of the present invention are directed to (1) measuring physical activity patterns during the waking hours of a human, and in some embodiments continuously measuring these activity patterns; (2) automatically ascertaining whether the patterns exhibit sufficient frequency and variability of activity such as confers certain health benefits; and (3) if the patterns do not manifest such features, to adaptively provide sensible reminders at irregular within-day intervals such as are likely to establish healthy patterns of ambulation and other light activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair
  • Patent number: 10770184
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable media are provided for determining the likelihood of a presence or absence of one or more patient conditions based on unstructured text data from the electronic health records, which may accrue during the routine provisioning of care services. In particular, embodiments described herein use structural topic modeling (STM) to assess the textual information as to topical or concept-oriented expressions they contain that are statistically similar to those associated with various clinical conditions or diagnoses; to identify which condition- or diagnosis-oriented clusters the present texts most closely resemble, if any; and to notify the responsible clinicians of those determinations, suggesting consideration of those conditions or diagnoses as part of the constellation of differential diagnoses pertinent to the management of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair
  • Patent number: 10769241
    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: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair
  • Publication number: 20200251225
    Abstract: Methods, computer systems, and computer readable media for transforming raw healthcare data into relevant healthcare data are provided. Transformation of raw healthcare data into relevant data is accomplished by receiving raw data from a plurality of disparate data sources, indexing the data, and mapping the data. Embodiments transform raw data into relevant data through the use of natural language processing, synonymy and ontology mapping, and adaptive knowledge processing. The relevant data is stored in a one record that includes information necessary to understand and represent that patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: John Christopher Murrish, Kanakasabha Kailasam, Douglas S. McNair, Michael Alan Ash, Thomas Anthony Fangman
  • Patent number: 10734115
    Abstract: Methods are provided for validating theoretical improvements in the decision-support processes facilitating surveillance and monitoring of a patient's risk for developing a particular disease or condition and detecting the disease or condition. Patient information is received from a source and populated into an active risk assessment that monitors the patient's risk for developing Sepsis. At least a first and second set of actionable criteria for determining a patient's risk for developing sepsis are received. For each set of actionable criteria, it is determined that actionable criteria have been met. In some embodiments, software agents, operating in a multi-agent computing platform, perform each determination of whether actionable criteria are met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc
    Inventors: Douglas S. McNair, John Christopher Murrish, Kanakasabha Kailasam, Mark A. Hoffman, Hugh Ryan, Bharat Sutariya, Leo V. Perez, John Kuckelman
  • Patent number: 10726947
    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: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair
  • Patent number: 10716517
    Abstract: A system, method and article of manufacture are presented for assisting the fields of health care, kinesiology, and sports medicine. More specifically the method of the system measures the dynamics of the biomechanics of motion of a human patient or athlete and quantitatively determining the presence or absence of biomechanical abnormalities, classifying abnormalities that are present, developing or critiquing one or more diagnoses in terms of the biomechanics evidence supporting the classification, recommending an appropriate training or treatment regimen based on the diagnoses, and monitoring progress while the individual is under the training or treatment regimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair
  • Patent number: 10672516
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for facilitating clinical decision making by directing the emission of computer-generated health-care related recommendations towards contexts in which the recipient will likely find the recommendations salient and will likely welcome them and act upon them. ‘Uptake’ of computer-generated recommendations for diagnostic tests or therapeutic interventions is thereby substantially increased, and ‘alert fatigue’ is substantially decreased. Embodiments of our technology overcome certain drawbacks associated with the prior art by providing a means for ascertaining which decision-support recommendations are likely to be favorably considered by the recipient and acted-upon (recommendation ‘uptake’). System and method embodiments for providing a predicted probability of user uptake of a context-specific system-generated recommendation patient are disclosed herein and for applying that information to decide whether or not to emit the relevant recommendation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Douglas S. McNair, John Christopher Murrish, J. Bryan Ince
  • Patent number: 10671703
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable media are provided for determining and mitigating the aggregate loss risk associated with hospitalization for epidemic or pandemic influenza for health insurers, reinsurers, provider organizations, or public policy-makers. An accurate prediction of this risk may be provided, which may be used to determine parameters for reinsurance underwriting or for issuance and trading of catastrophe bonds (“cat bonds”) or other insurance-linked securities (ILS) and derivatives to lay off substantial amounts of such risk to capital markets investors. In particular, one embodiment uses a novel log-expit transformation of the raw data and non-parametric gradient-boosting machine-learning modeling in order to determine a high-claim right-tail risk. Some embodiments further comprise securitizing epidemic or pandemic influenza acute care health services catastrophe risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair
  • Patent number: 10653368
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for evaluating an alarm condition for a monitored patient in a population of one or more patients. One or more physiological parameters pertaining to the patient, or physiological variables, are used to form a time series describing the patient status. A dimension parameter such as a time series roughness statistic or a fractal dimension is used to estimate a dimension decision statistic over time. The dimension decision statistic is used as a measure of physiological condition. The dimension decision statistic may be compared to a threshold to determine a region of operation for the dimension of the physiological variable. The dimension decision statistic is used in an embodiment in combination with the underlying raw physiological variable value to reduce the rate of false alarms, to increase the frequency of missed detections, and to aid diagnostic decision making and to aid the formation of a crisis action plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair
  • Patent number: 10628553
    Abstract: Methods, computer systems, and computer readable media for transforming raw healthcare data into relevant healthcare data are provided. Transformation of raw healthcare data into relevant data is accomplished by receiving raw data from a plurality of disparate data sources, indexing the data, and mapping the data. Embodiments transform raw data into relevant data through the use of natural language processing, synonymy and ontology mapping, and adaptive knowledge processing. The relevant data is stored in a one record that includes information necessary to understand and represent that patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: John Christopher Murrish, Kanakasabha Kailasam, Douglas S. McNair, Michael Alan Ash, Thomas Anthony Fangman
  • Patent number: 10622109
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for monitoring mortality risk in children with congenital cyanotic heart condition such as Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF) including prioritizing ToF patients for medical treatment and determining that a ToF patient is eligible for urgent surgical correction. Some embodiments of the invention determine a prognosis in terms of a predicted survival probability within a timeframe wherein the pediatric subject awaits surgical correction, based on determining the amount of a marker, such as BNP (brain natriuretic peptide) in serial samples of blood plasma from the subject and determining a Tetralogy of Fallot Index (TOFI®) score from the biomarker values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair
  • Patent number: 10610160
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for evaluating an alarm condition for a monitored patient in a population of one or more patients. One or more physiological parameters pertaining to the patient, or physiological variables, are used to form a time series describing the patient status. A quantile threshold is determined for a patient. A monitor is initialized and begins generating a binary raw alarm signal. The binary signal is filtered with a low pass filter, and the filtered data is subjected to a quantile operation to determine if a particular sample exceeds the determined quantile threshold. If the quantile threshold is exceeded, then a check is performed to see if the raw binary alarm signal also indicates an alarm. If both the preliminary alarm indication and the raw binary signal indicate an alarm, then an alarm is emitted; otherwise monitoring continues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair
  • Patent number: 10586617
    Abstract: Decision support technology is provided for use with patients who may experience respiratory deterioration. A mechanism is provided to determine whether a patient is experiencing (or is likely to experience at a future time) an autoimmune inflammatory event, which may include performing a spectral analysis on a time series of nocturnal or axillary temperatures for the patient to determine a spectrum slope or intercept. The time series may be demeaned, detrended, and apodized before performing the spectral analysis. A comparison of the slope or intercept with a baseline value is used to determine an indication of the patient's likely condition or future condition regarding the autoimmune inflammatory event. Based on the comparison, an intervening action may be invoked, such as alerting a caregiver, providing a recommendation or modified treatment, or determining and recommending a tailored prescription of medicine for the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair
  • Patent number: 10580524
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media are provided for facilitating record matching and entity resolution and for enabling improvements in record linkage. A power-spectrum-based temporal pattern-specific weight may be incorporated into record linkage methods to enhance the record linkage accuracy and statistical performance. For example, in embodiments, a value-specific weight may be calculated from a population-based frequency of field-specific values and provides an opportunity to capture and measure the relative importance of specific values found in a field. A timeseries-derived Bayesian power spectrum weight may be calculated from the population-based frequency of temporal pattern-specific values in terms of intensities at various frequencies of the power spectrum computed from the timeseries, and further provides an opportunity to capture and measure the relative importance of specific sequences of care episodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas S. McNair, Kanakasabha Kailasam, John Christopher Murrish
  • Patent number: 10572945
    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: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair
  • Patent number: 10566082
    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: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair