Patents by Inventor Michael J. Torma

Michael J. Torma 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: 5365425
    Abstract: A system and process are presented in which the factors of quality, cost, and access are integrated in such a manner as to provide a holistic description of the effectiveness of care at medical treatment facilities (MTFs). By using medical treatment data from a variety of computerized databases and incorporating patient perceptions of care through the use of surveys, the effectiveness of a particular facility's medical care can be compared to other medical care facilities. Deficiencies in performance are readily identified through this process, permitting goals and targets to be established that provide direction for medical administrators to enhance medical care at their treatment facilities. This approach is applicable to any set of medical care facilities, and also to just about any organized human endeavor involving quality, cost and access factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Michael J. Torma, Bernard W. Galing, Robert J. Palmer, Suzanne K. S. West