Patents by Inventor Edwin C. Iliff

Edwin C. Iliff 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: 9081879
    Abstract: An automated medical diagnostic system and method are disclosed. In an embodiment of the system and method, a matrix of cells is displayed via a graphical user interface on a computing device, each cell being representative of a patient health item (PHI) associated with a particular disease. A PHI is entered on the display in one of the cells and a differential diagnosis is updated based on the input PHI. The updated differential diagnosis is then displayed to a user. The system includes multiple diagnostic functions that use the matrix for input and output, wherein the diagnostic functions are selectively executed according to each newly input PHI so as to result in the differential diagnosis. In certain embodiments, the input PHIs are stored in a patient medical record. The computing device can operate independently or in a connection with a system server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Clinical Decision Support, LLC
    Inventor: Edwin C. Iliff
  • Patent number: 9005119
    Abstract: A system and method for providing computerized, knowledge-based medical diagnostic and treatment advice. The medical advice is provided to the general public over networks, such as a telephone network or a computer network. The invention also includes a stand-alone embodiment that may utilize occasional connectivity to a central computer by use of a network, such as the Internet. New authoring languages, interactive voice response and speech recognition are used to enable expert and general practitioner knowledge to be encoded for access by the public. “Meta” functions for time-density analysis of a number of factors regarding the number of medical complaints per unit of time are an integral part of the system. A re-enter feature monitors the user's changing condition over time. A symptom severity analysis helps to respond to the changing conditions. System sensitivity factors may be changed at a global level or other levels to adjust the system advice as necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Clinical Decision Support, LLC
    Inventor: Edwin C. Iliff
  • Patent number: 8740790
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention is directed to a system and method for allowing a patient to access an automated process for managing a specified health problem called a disease. The system performs disease management in a fully automated manner, using periodic interactive dialogs with the patient to obtain health state measurements from the patient, to evaluate and assess the progress of the patient's disease, to review and adjust therapy to optimal levels, and to give the patient medical advice for administering treatment and handling symptom flare-ups and acute episodes of the disease. The medical records are updated, the progression of the disease is stored and tracked, and the patient's preferences for treatment are stored and then used to offer medical advice based on the current state of the disease. Subjective and objective health measurements are used to determine a metric, which can be used to adjust patient therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Clinical Decision Support, LLC
    Inventor: Edwin C Iliff
  • Patent number: 8727979
    Abstract: A system and method for allowing a patient to access an automated process for managing a specified health problem called a disease. The system performs disease management in a fully automated manner, using periodic interactive dialogs with the patient to obtain health state measurements from the patient, to evaluate and assess the progress of the patient's disease, to review and adjust therapy to optimal levels, and to give the patient medical advice for administering treatment and handling symptom flare-ups and acute episodes of the disease. The medical records are updated, the progression of the disease is stored and tracked, and the patient's preferences for treatment are stored and then used to offer medical advice based on the current state of the disease. A prestored general disease trend curve is compared against a patient specific disease trend curve, and the system makes an automated response such as adjusting therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Clinical Decision Support, LLC
    Inventor: Edwin C. Iliff
  • Patent number: 8727976
    Abstract: A system and method for allowing a patient to access an automated process for managing a specified health problem called a disease. The system performs disease management in a fully automated manner, using periodic interactive dialogs with the patient to obtain health state measurements from the patient, to evaluate and assess the progress of the patient's disease, to review and adjust therapy to optimal levels, and to give the patient medical advice for administering treatment and handling symptom flare-ups and acute episodes of the disease. The medical records are updated, the progression of the disease is stored and tracked, and the patient's preferences for treatment are stored and then used to offer medical advice based on the current state of the disease. A prestored general disease trend curve is compared against a patient specific disease trend curve, and the system makes an automated response such as adjusting therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Clinical Decision Support, LLC
    Inventor: Edwin C. Iliff
  • Patent number: 8731968
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for automated analysis of an automated medical diagnostic process. The system is comprised of a computing device, storage, and diagnostic analysis module configured to observe an automated medical diagnostic process from an initial patient contact to a final result of the disease for which a diagnosis and treatment is desired. In operation, the system receives diagnosis input from a plurality of automated medical diagnostic processes, the treatment advice given to a patient during the period, and the final result of the disease. Based on these inputs, the system determines a level of accuracy of the automated medical diagnostic process for possible follow on use to improve such accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Clinical Decision Support, LLC
    Inventor: Edwin C. Iliff
  • Patent number: 8682694
    Abstract: A system and method for allowing a patient to access an automated process for managing a specified health problem called a disease. The system performs disease management in a fully automated manner, using periodic interactive dialogs with the patient to obtain health state measurements from the patient, to evaluate and assess the progress of the patient's disease, to review and adjust therapy to optimal levels, and to give the patient medical advice for administering treatment and handling symptom flare-ups and acute episodes of the disease. The medical records are updated, the progression of the disease is stored and tracked, and the patient's preferences for treatment are stored and then used to offer medical advice based on the current state of the disease. A prestored general disease trend curve is compared against a patient specific disease trend curve, and the system makes an automated response such as adjusting therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Clinical Decision Support, LLC
    Inventor: Edwin C. Iliff
  • Patent number: 8663104
    Abstract: A system and method for allowing a patient to access an automated process for managing a specified health problem called a disease. The system performs disease management in a fully automated manner, using periodic interactive dialogs with the patient to obtain health state measurements from the patient, to evaluate and assess the progress of the patient's disease, to review and adjust therapy to optimal levels, and to give the patient medical advice for administering treatment and handling symptom flare-ups and acute episodes of the disease. The medical records are updated, the progression of the disease is stored and tracked, and the patient's preferences for treatment are stored and then used to offer medical advice based on the current state of the disease. A prestored general disease trend curve is compared against a patient specific disease trend curve, and the system makes an automated response such as adjusting therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Clinical Decision Support, LLC
    Inventor: Edwin C. Iliff
  • Patent number: 8628470
    Abstract: A method and system for patient medication therapy self-management. The system performs medication therapy self-management in a fully automated manner, using periodic interactive dialogs with a patient to obtain health state measurements from the patient. The system and method utilizes a computer usable medium having computer readable program code embodied therein for representing a description of a pain in a digitized form allowing the patient to directly interact with the program code via the periodic dialogs. The system and method utilizes a therapy alteration permission level (TAPL) limiting the possible self-adjustments available to the patient to change the patient's therapy. Via the interactive dialogs, the patient self-selects aspect words concerning the patient's current pain allowing the program code to adjust the patient's medication therapy within the TAPL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Clinical Decision Support, LLC
    Inventor: Edwin C. Iliff
  • Patent number: 8630875
    Abstract: A system and method for allowing a patient to access an automated process for managing a specified health problem called a disease. The system performs disease management in a fully automated manner, using periodic interactive dialogs with the patient to obtain health state measurements from the patient, to evaluate and assess the progress of the patient's disease, to review and adjust therapy to optimal levels, and to give the patient medical advice for administering treatment and handling symptom flare-ups and acute episodes of the disease. The medical records are updated, the progression of the disease is stored and tracked, and the patient's preferences for treatment are stored and then used to offer medical advice based on the current state of the disease. A prestored general disease trend curve is compared against a patient specific disease trend curve, and the system makes an automated response such as adjusting therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Clinical Decision Support, LLC
    Inventor: Edwin C. Iliff
  • Patent number: 8392217
    Abstract: A system and method for allowing a patient to access an automated process for managing a specified health problem called a disease. The system performs disease management in a fully automated manner, using periodic interactive dialogs with the patient to obtain health state measurements from the patient, to evaluate and assess the progress of the patient's disease, to review and adjust therapy to optimal levels, and to give the patient medical advice for administering treatment and handling symptom flare-ups and acute episodes of the disease. The medical records are updated, the progression of the disease is stored and tracked, and the patient's preferences for treatment are stored and then used to offer medical advice based on the current state of the disease. A prestored general disease trend curve is compared against a patient specific disease trend curve, and the system makes an automated response such as adjusting therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Clinical Decision Support, LLC
    Inventor: Edwin C. Iliff
  • Patent number: 8337409
    Abstract: A system and method for providing computerized, knowledge-based medical diagnostic advice. The medical advice is provided to the general public over a network, such as a telephone network with the use of a telephone or the Internet with the use of an Internet access device. Alternatively, the medical advice can be provided to a patient in a stand-alone mode by use of a computer. The invention utilizes a list-based processing method of generating and executing diagnostic scripts. For the purpose of diagnosing a health problem of a patient, medical knowledge is organized into a list of the diseases to be considered. Each disease on the disease list includes a list of symptoms that is checked in a patient. Each symptom on the symptom list is then further described as a response to a list of one or more questions asked of the patient about the symptom. This triply-nested list structure is converted by suitable data structure transformations into a script that is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Clinical Decision Support LLC
    Inventor: Edwin C Iliff
  • Patent number: 8301467
    Abstract: A system and method for computerized medical self-diagnosis is disclosed. Beginning with direct interactive dialog between a patient and a computing device to obtain patient health items, the system automatically obtains a differential self-diagnosis using active and passive strategies based on an analysis of the patient health items in conjunction with known disease properties. In one embodiment, each strategy differential self-diagnosis is obtained with different analysis criteria of the patient health items. At least a portion of the strategy differential self-diagnoses are compared and a consensus self-diagnosis based on the compared differential self-diagnoses is determined and communicated to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Clinical Decision Support, LLC
    Inventor: Edwin C. Iliff
  • Patent number: 8271415
    Abstract: A system for providing computerized, knowledge-based medical diagnostic and treatment advice. The medical advice is provided to the general public over a digital network via interactive dialogue. Software authoring languages, interactive voice response and speech recognition are used to enable expert and general practitioner knowledge to be encoded for access by the public. “Meta” functions for time-density analysis of a number of factors regarding the number of medical complaints per unit of time are an integral part of the system. A semantic discrepancy evaluator routine along with a mental status examination are used to detect the consciousness level of a user of the system. A dynamic data structure is used to record and save new patient data over time. A symptom severity analysis helps to respond to the changing conditions. System sensitivity factors may be changed at a global level or other levels to adjust the system advice as necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Clinical Decision Support, LLC
    Inventor: Edwin C. Iliff
  • Publication number: 20120041780
    Abstract: A system and method for computerized medical self-diagnosis is disclosed. Beginning with direct interactive dialog between a patient and a computing device to obtain patient health items, the system automatically obtains a differential self-diagnosis using active and passive strategies based on an analysis of the patient health items in conjunction with known disease properties. In one embodiment, each strategy differential self-diagnosis is obtained with different analysis criteria of the patient health items. At least a portion of the strategy differential self-diagnoses are compared and a consensus self-diagnosis based on the compared differential self-diagnoses is determined and communicated to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT, LLC
    Inventor: Edwin C. Iliff
  • Publication number: 20120035962
    Abstract: A system for providing computerized, knowledge-based medical diagnostic and treatment advice. The medical advice is provided to the general public over a digital network via interactive dialogue. Software authoring languages, interactive voice response and speech recognition are used to enable expert and general practitioner knowledge to be encoded for access by the public. “Meta” functions for time-density analysis of a number of factors regarding the number of medical complaints per unit of time are an integral part of the system. A semantic discrepancy evaluator routine along with a mental status examination are used to detect the consciousness level of a user of the system. A dynamic data structure is used to record and save new patient data over time. A symptom severity analysis helps to respond to the changing conditions. System sensitivity factors may be changed at a global level or other levels to adjust the system advice as necessary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT, LLC
    Inventor: Edwin C. Iliff
  • Publication number: 20120029935
    Abstract: A system and method for allowing a patient to access an automated process for managing a specified health problem called a disease. The system performs disease management in a fully automated manner, using periodic interactive dialogs with the patient to obtain health state measurements from the patient, to evaluate and assess the progress of the patient's disease, to review and adjust therapy to optimal levels, and to give the patient medical advice for administering treatment and handling symptom flare-ups and acute episodes of the disease. The medical records are updated, the progression of the disease is stored and tracked, and the patient's preferences for treatment are stored and then used to offer medical advice based on the current state of the disease. A prestored general disease trend curve is compared against a patient specific disease trend curve, and the system makes an automated response such as adjusting therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: Clinical Decision Support, LLC
    Inventor: Edwin C. Iliff
  • Patent number: 8066636
    Abstract: A system and method for allowing a patient to access an automated process for managing a specified health problem called a disease. The system performs disease management in a fully automated manner, using periodic interactive dialogs with the patient to obtain health state measurements from the patient, to evaluate and assess the progress of the patient's disease, to review and adjust therapy to optimal levels, and to give the patient medical advice for administering treatment and handling symptom flare-ups and acute episodes of the disease. The medical records are updated, the progression of the disease is stored and tracked, and the patient's preferences for treatment are stored and then used to offer medical advice based on the current state of the disease. A prestored general disease trend curve is compared against a patient specific disease trend curve, and the system makes an automated response such as adjusting therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Clinical Decision Support, LLC
    Inventor: Edwin C. Iliff
  • Patent number: RE43433
    Abstract: A system and method for providing computerized, knowledge-based medical diagnostic and treatment advice. The medical advice is provided to the general public over a telephone network. Two new authoring languages, interactive voice response and speech recognition are used to enable expert and general practitioner knowledge to be encoded for access by the public. “Meta” functions for time-density analysis of a number of factors regarding the number of medical complaints per unit of time are an integral part of the system. A semantic discrepancy evaluator routine along with a mental status examination are used to detect the consciousness level of a user of the system. A re-enter feature monitors the user's changing condition over time. A symptom severity analysis helps to respond to the changing conditions. System sensitivity factors may be changed at a global level or other levels to adjust the system advice as necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Clinical Decision Support, LLC
    Inventor: Edwin C. Iliff
  • Patent number: RE43548
    Abstract: A system and method for providing computerized, knowledge-based medical diagnostic and treatment advice. The medical advice is provided to the general public over a telephone network. Two new authoring languages, interactive voice response and speech recognition are used to enable expert and general practitioner knowledge to be encoded for access by the public. “Meta” functions for time-density analysis of a number of factors regarding the number of medical complaints per unit of time are an integral part of the system. A semantic discrepancy evaluator routine along with a mental status examination are used to detect the consciousness level of a user of the system. A re-enter feature monitors the user's changing condition over time. A symptom severity analysis helps to respond to the changing conditions. System sensitivity factors may be changed at a global level or other levels to adjust the system advice as necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Clinical Decision Support, LLC
    Inventor: Edwin C. Iliff