Health Care Management (e.g., Record Management, Icda Billing) Patents (Class 705/2)
  • Patent number: 10993691
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention relate to an apparatus for rearranging protocols in an electronic device, and an operating method therefor. The electronic device comprises: a transceiver unit; and at least one processor functionally coupled to the transceiver unit, wherein the at least one processor is configured to: control an operation of receiving information on a first protocol list including a plurality of protocols from a server; identify, for each of the plurality of protocols, position information of a radiography apparatus which captures an image, and the type of detection unit which detects a beam generated from the radiophotography apparatus; rearrange the order of the plurality of protocols on the basis of at least one of the position information of the radiography apparatus and the type of detection unit, so as to generate a second protocol list; and control an operation of transmitting information on the second protocol list to the radiography apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seolynn Park, Eunmee Shin, Miyoung Lee, Gukho Gil
  • Patent number: 10998104
    Abstract: Embodiments in the present disclosure relate generally to computer network architectures for machine learning, artificial intelligence, and automated insight generation. Embodiments of computer network architecture automatically identify, measure, and generate insight reports of underperformance and over performance in healthcare practices. Embodiments may generate the insight reports of performance either occasionally on demand, or periodically, or as triggered by events such as an update of available data. Embodiments may include a combination of system databases with data provided by system users, and third-party databases to generate the insight reports, including social media data, financial data, socio-economic data, medical data, search engine data, e-commerce site data, and other databases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: CLARIFY HEALTH SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Justin Warner, Jean P. Drouin, Todd Gottula, Emmet Sun
  • Patent number: 10990351
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of a voice-based grading assistant. A first computing device can receive a voice command from a second computing device that identifies an assignment, a student, and a grade for the student for the assignment. The voice command is then processed by the first computing device to identify the assignment, the student, and the grade. Subsequently, the first computing device can enter a grade for the student for the assignment in a data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: GICSOFT, INC.
    Inventor: Igor Babushkin
  • Patent number: 10987169
    Abstract: A system for surgical planning and assessment of spinal deformity correction is provided that has a spinal imaging system and a control unit. The spinal imaging system is configured to collect at least one digitized position of one or more vertebral bodies of a subject. The control unit is configured to receive the at least one digitized position, and calculate, based on the at least one digitized position, an optimized posture for the subject. The control unit is configured to receive one or more simulated spinal correction inputs, and based on the inputs and optimized posture, predict an optimal simulated postoperative surgical correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Turner, Jeffrey Harris
  • Patent number: 10991463
    Abstract: A computer implemented method of predicting the health and therapeutic behavior of patients and making treatment plan recommendations includes the steps of: receiving patient healthcare data having one or more conditions and limiting factors; determining a therapeutic behavior pattern of patient; determining unsuccessful therapies and successful therapies for each condition based on therapeutic behavior pattern; and calculating cost quote for successful therapies based on limiting factors for time period. A computer implemented method of providing cost effective therapy for a patient is also provided and includes the steps of: receiving patient healthcare data; determining unsuccessful therapies and successful therapies; calculating probability of disease progression; calculating possible therapies ranked by probability of successful treatment; calculate cost quote for possible therapies; and paying a smart contract for a selected therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: John D. Kutzko, Wayne C. A. Wright
  • Patent number: 10991457
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods and devices for providing healthcare coverage matching and verification. In some aspects, a method includes receiving, from a frontend graphical user interface (GUI), a healthcare coverage application comprising client demographics that include at least two of the following: a last name, a first name, a birthdate, an identification number, an address and a request type associated with a client, using a parallel matching and verification architecture to determine, based on a first set of criteria, a matching database record from an eligibility database that corresponds to the healthcare coverage application, and communicate with a healthcare provider using electronic data interchange transactions, identify, based on a second set of criteria, a medical policy that corresponds to the matching database record, and verify the medical policy, and transmitting, to the frontend GUI, the medical policy to allow reception of the medical policy by the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: HEALTH MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Hallemeier, Deb Grier, Gopi Kolla, Anand Padmanaban, Chris Lolo, Karthik Sundaram, Kevin Nyaribo
  • Patent number: 10987065
    Abstract: A medical intensive care system includes one or more signal sampling devices to detect at least one physiological parameter and parameter data corresponding thereto; memory to store the parameter data, and provide historical parameter data by storing the parameter data in a chronological order; a processor to process the historical parameter data to obtain a plurality types of data in an intensive care time interval; a display to display the plurality types of the data and current parameter data, comparatively, and update, when a historical intensive care time interval is adjusted, the plurality types of the data according to a change in the time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: SHENZHEN MINDRAY BIO-MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SHENZHEN MINDRAY SCIENTIFIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lei Qing, Qinglin Tao, Shuaijun Liu, Yande He
  • Patent number: 10991467
    Abstract: A method, software, database and system for determining an optimal treatment for an illness in an individual and for determining the impact (e.g., side effects and intended benefits) of the treatment in the individual are presented in which an attribute profile of the individual containing genetic and non-genetic attributes is compared against a database containing combinations genetic and non-genetic attributes that are statistically associated with successful treatment of the illness in other individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Expanse Bioinformatics, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew A. Kenedy, Charles A. Eldering
  • Patent number: 10987027
    Abstract: Various patient monitoring systems can include a sensor configured to collect three dimensional information. The systems can identify a location of a patient support surface based on the three dimensional information. The systems can set a two dimensional planar threshold based on the patient support surface. The systems can identify a patient location above the patient support surface based on the three dimensional information and compare the patient location to the two dimensional planar threshold. Exceeding the threshold can be indicative of a high risk of a patient fall. An alert can be generated based on the threshold being exceeded. The systems can repeat the identification of the patient support surface location and the setting of the threshold to account for changes in the patient area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: CareView Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Matt Clark, Derek del Carpio, Kenneth Chapman
  • Patent number: 10992905
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a collaboration endpoint transmits an ultrasonic signal into an area. The collaboration endpoint receives a reflected signal that comprises the ultrasonic signal reflected off an object located in the area. The collaboration endpoint detects, based on the reflected signal, the object as being a potential user. The collaboration endpoint determines, based on the reflected signal, a distance from the collaboration endpoint to the potential user. The collaboration endpoint initiates, based on the distance from the collaboration endpoint to the potential user, a wake-up sequence of the collaboration endpoint to exit a standby mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Asbjørn Therkelsen, Marcus Widmer
  • Patent number: 10987084
    Abstract: A method executed at least in part by a computer and comprising responding to an instruction requesting an ultrasound exam by wirelessly communicating with an ultrasound system by transmitting a query signal and receiving a response signal from the ultrasound system. Response can determine whether or not the ultrasound system is configured with at least a suitable transducer for the requested ultrasound exam. The method determines whether or not an operator identified in the response signal is trained to administer the requested ultrasound exam. A schedule signal for the requested ultrasound exam is transmitted. A displayed message indicates progress of the requested ultrasound exam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventor: Ajay Anand
  • Patent number: 10984351
    Abstract: A system for providing a reminder to a user is provided that stores reminder information relating to a task that the user wishes to be reminded about, along with activity information comprising information on activities that are considered to have an effect on the efficacy of the reminder associated with the task. The system monitors the user to determine if the activities in the activity information are being performed to produce a monitoring result, and then determines when to remind the user about the task based on the monitoring result by comparing the monitoring result to a threshold. A reminder alert is then output to the user when the monitoring result meets or exceeds the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Melanie Jane Windridge, Julian Charles Nolan, Cees Van Berkel, Joyca Petra Wilma Lacroix, Jan Tatousek
  • Patent number: 10984906
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a medical image processing apparatus capable of readily creating, from a medical image, an electronic document that displays a three-dimensional body organ model. The medical image processing apparatus performs control to acquire patient information from DICOM additional information of medical image data designated when the creation of the electronic document has been instructed, and to create the electronic document of the three-dimensional body organ model corresponding to the medical image data, the electronic document containing the acquire patient information. To which patient the three-dimensional body organ model belongs can be identified on the electronic document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yusuke Imasugi, Tsuyoshi Sakamoto, Noriaki Miyake
  • Patent number: 10984904
    Abstract: A client computing device transmits a resource that conforms to a healthcare interoperability standard to a server computing device that executes a GUI generator component, and the GUI generator component generates GUI markup based upon the resource. The GUI generator component returns the GUI markup to the client computing device, which presents the GUI features on the a display based upon the GUI markup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Allscripts Software, LLC
    Inventors: Stanislav Makarskyy, Mark Plunkett
  • Patent number: 10984076
    Abstract: An immunization web portal may identify whether a patient is eligible to receive vaccines for a specified vaccine-preventable disease. The patient's eligibility may be identified by comparing biographical data and medical characteristics for the patient to a set of eligibility requirements according to state and federal law. If the patient is eligible, the immunization web portal may display indications of several vaccines corresponding to the vaccine-preventable disease, and a user such as a pharmacist or technician may select one of the vaccines so that the selected vaccine may be administered to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: WALGREEN CO.
    Inventors: Edward J. Bratton, Nicholas J. Leners
  • Patent number: 10984897
    Abstract: Systems and methods for surfacing contextually relevant data into the workflow of a third party system are discussed herein. The system implements a near-real-time method of detecting activity corresponding to particular electronic health records associated with particular patients in third-party systems using specifically configured software systems. A cloud-based micro-services architecture is communicably coupled to the third-party systems and is operable to transmit contextually relevant data to the third-party system in response to particular detected activities, such as accessing a patient's electronic health record. The contextually-relevant data is identified by comparing electronic health record data from various third-party systems, each third-party system associated with the particular patient, to determine gaps in the records. The contextually relevant data is transmitted to the third-party system and visually integrated into the third-party system's pre-existing clinical workflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SNAPS SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Emmitt Connely, IV, Bryant Paul Castleton, James Tropauer, Saurabh Mathur
  • Patent number: 10984486
    Abstract: Event planning using social networking enables an efficient implementation of planning an event, as well as minimizing network traffic and optimizing other technological aspects of life. Additional information acquired by sensors and other technology is able to improve the quality of the event planning. Social network information as well as the additional information is able to be used to select aspects of the event such as time, location, and/or many other aspects of the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventors: Christine E. Akutagawa, Lucas J. Myslinski
  • Patent number: 10984900
    Abstract: A messaging module is configured to, in response to a first indicator indicating that a patient has opted into receiving text messages, selectively send and receives text messages to and from a mobile phone number of the patient. A refill by text (RBT) module is configured to, when a second indicator indicates that the patient is not included in an RBT program, trigger the messaging module to send a predetermined text message to the mobile phone number in response to a determination that: a name of a prescription drug prescribed to the patient is included in a stored list of prescription drugs associated with the RBT program; the first indicator indicates that the patient has opted into receiving text messages; and a number of refills of the prescription drug already provided to the patient without a change in the therapy of the prescription drug is greater than a predetermined number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Express Scripts Strategie Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabe Bush, James C Green, Christina J Thach, Krystal A Salamon, Stephanie A Wilton
  • Patent number: 10979675
    Abstract: Provided is a video monitoring apparatus connectable to at least one camera which acquires at least one first video by photographing at least one monitoring area, the video monitoring apparatus including at least one processor to implement; a video display generator configured to display a second video of a display area which is included in the monitoring area; an event detector configured to detect whether an event has occurred in the monitoring area; and a marker display generator configured to display an event marker indicating occurrence of the event on the second video when the event has occurred in the monitoring area except the display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: HANWHA TECHWIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Doo Man Kim, Hyeon Gu Hwang, Jun Yong Kim, Gyeong Yeol Park, Han Ki Choi, Ho Jin Choi
  • Patent number: 10978186
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for wearable patient identifiers. One embodiment is a labeling system that includes an interface, a memory storing rules that indicate on a patient-by-patient basis whether to print clinical notifications onto wearable patient identifiers, based on fields of electronic health records acquired via Health Level 7 (HL7) messaging, and a controller. The controller presents a Graphical User Interface (GUI) that includes interactive elements that enable alteration of the rules. The interactive elements include, for each rule: a first dialogue that indicates a field storing data to acquire from an electronic health record; a second dialogue that indicates a value to compare to the data; and an operator that logically combines the data and the value to arrive at a Boolean result. The controller determines whether to include a clinical notification in print data for a wearable patient identifier, based on the Boolean result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Eric Rivedal
  • Patent number: 10978179
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, system, and computer program product monitors clinical research performance. One or more metrics of clinical research performance for investigator/provider/research sites across research studies are collected. The metrics include performance area, characteristic of the performance area with one or more attributes, point values for each attribute, and weight value for the characteristic. A performance score is produced for each of the entities based on the one or more metrics. A machine learning model is trained to determine performance scores based on the produced performance score for each of the entities. A request for entities is processed by applying performance scores from the machine learning model and appropriate corresponding data to a predictive model to determine resulting performance scores, rank and/or match for each of the one or more entities for a given protocol and/or assessment trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cerdi Beltre, Leslie B. Montejano, Prasanna Rao
  • Patent number: 10976908
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods for display and navigation of a clinical decision support process with portions thereof on separate display screens, as well as systems and methods for dynamically changing visual characteristics of softkeys on a patient monitor/defibrillator user interface screen based on clinical decision support or differential diagnosis processes, as well as a code review interface configured to permit a user to see what was displayed on a patient monitor/defibrillator user interface screen at any time during a medical event, as well as to see snapshots of other recorded parameters over the course of the medical event for purposes of code review, patient transfer, and improved patient care.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Gary A. Freeman, Annemarie Elizabeth Silver
  • Patent number: 10978185
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media are provided for aligning a patient who is determined to be eligible for care management services with a care manager. Patient health data is received and is used to generate a patient profile for the patient. The patient profile comprises, for example, demographic information, geographic location, clinical characteristics, patient preferences, a patient need level, a category to which the patient is assigned, and a priority level associated with the patient. A set of characteristics associated with a group of care managers is accessed where the set of characteristics include clinical expertise of the care manager, geographic location of the care manager, workload capacity of the care manager, and the like. Using the patient profile and the set of characteristics associated with the group of care managers, the patient is aligned with a care manager well-suited to help the patient achieve care management goals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Jaclynne L. Aagesen, Bharat B. Sutariya, Sara J. Boswell, Jeremy A. Flores
  • Patent number: 10977796
    Abstract: A platform for evaluating medical information and method for using the same are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Brigil Vincent, Keiji Sugihara, William B. Carruthers, III, Yoshiyuki Kurami
  • Patent number: 10978183
    Abstract: Provided is a lab clearinghouse device configured to efficiently and effectively approve medical tests across a plurality of medical laboratories, medical providers, and lab payers. The lab clearinghouse device is configured to communicate with a plurality of medical laboratories, medical providers, and lab payers to efficiently and effectively approve, direct, and manage medical tests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Optum, Inc.
    Inventors: John L. Wilson, François Charette
  • Patent number: 10977753
    Abstract: A system and method for securely dispensing medication are described herein. The system includes a telemedicine center that communicates with medical assistant station and a medication distribution station located at a correctional facility and a physician center remote to the correctional facility. The medical assistant station transmits a request for medication to the telemedicine center. The telemedicine center verifies an identity of the medical assistant requesting the medication and transmits the request to the physician center. When the telemedicine center receives a confirmation to dispense medicine from the physician center, an identity of the physician transmitting the confirmation is verified. The telemedicine center then verifies an identity of an inmate to receive the medication, by way of the medication distribution station, and allows the medication distribution station to dispense the medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Global Tel*Link Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen L. Hodge
  • Patent number: 10977921
    Abstract: A method and system for issuing medical alerts that includes receiving permission from a user to register the user with a medical alert system. With permission from the user, registering includes setting a medical history for a baseline of the user, and linking the system with a wearable device including a light source for signaling changes in the users medical condition. The method also includes linking a monitoring device to the medical alert system; and measuring changes in the health status of the user with the monitoring device. In some embodiments, the method further includes determining with a cognitive risk evaluating engine of the medical alert system a level of medical alert provided by a setting of the light source that corresponds the users health. The method can further include illuminating the light source at the level of the medical alert designed by the cognitive risk evaluating engine for signaling the changes in the users medical condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Bender, Rhonda L. Childress, Andrew Barnes
  • Patent number: 10978198
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for determining patient financial responsibility for multiple prescription products across multiple healthcare transactions. A service provider computer can receive multiple healthcare transactions, and can evaluate each to determine if it includes a total group transaction number and a transaction number. The service provider computer can compare the transaction number to the total group transaction number to determine if all transactions within a group have been received. Once received, the transactions can be transmitted to the claims processor computer for adjudication. Upon receiving the adjudicated response for each transaction within the group, the service provider computer can identify the patient co-pay for each of the adjudicated responses in the group and can calculate a total patient pay amount based on the group of patient co-pays. The total patient pay amount may then be transmitted to a healthcare provider computer associated with a healthcare provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: MCKESSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Roger G. Pinsonneault
  • Patent number: 10978206
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for providing a multi-action button for mobile devices are provided. Alerts are received and multi-action buttons are determined corresponding to the alerts and clinicians associated with mobile devices. The multi-action buttons are displayed on the mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Jay Christopher Vaglio, Matt Ryan Anderson
  • Patent number: 10970776
    Abstract: Techniques for using an account in an electronic store are described, where the account is available from a different electronic platform. For example, a computer system receives, based on a user interface, a request for item information associated with one or more items available from a service provider. The computer system determines, based on a user account with the service provider, an association between the user account and a benefit account with a benefit provider. The computer system determines, based on the association, a deadline for a benefit that is available based on the benefit account, and determines, based on an eligibility of an item for the benefit and on the deadline, that the benefit account is usable to order the item. Further, he computer system provides, to the user interface, a description of the item and an option to use the benefit account for ordering the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad Gashler, Puneet Bhambri, Kevin Storchan-Flis, Erica L. Gomez, Brendan Gramer, Chetna Jain, Rajiv Mashruwala, Scott Maurer
  • Patent number: 10970324
    Abstract: Aspects include generation of automated response follow-up. A response to a question from a user is received at a response follow-up system. The response follow-up system analyzes the response using natural language processing to identify one or more response terms. The response follow-up system generates one or more follow-up questions based on the one or more response terms. Based on the response, one or more follow-up responses to the one or more follow-up questions are pre-fetched from one or more content provider systems including one or more content servers, where a question answering system including the response follow-up system is communicatively coupled to the one or more content provider systems through a network. The response follow-up system modifies an aspect of a user interface displayed to the user based on the one or more follow-up questions and the one or more follow-up responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jose Barbosa, Ashok T. Kumar, Dan O'Connor, William G. O'Keeffe, David D. Taieb
  • Patent number: 10971267
    Abstract: There is provided a method of computing computed pathological indication(s), comprising: receiving an indication of values of current laboratory test results calculated based on an automated analysis of laboratory sample(s) collected from a target individual, selecting classifier(s) according to an analysis of the indication of values of the current laboratory test results, determining additional laboratory test(s) according to the analysis of the indication of values of the current laboratory test results and/or the selected classifier(s), generating instructions for automatic execution of second automatic laboratory testing device(s) on the laboratory sample(s) to obtain a second indication of a second value of the additional laboratory test(s), and evaluating computed pathological indication(s) by applying the selected classifier(s) to the indication of values of the current laboratory test results and the second indication of the second value of the additional laboratory test result(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Medial Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Arturo Weschler, Nir Kalkstein
  • Patent number: 10970789
    Abstract: Electronically generated information for facilitating the efficient and effective authorization of a medical procedure, treatment or medicine are provided. The information is specific to a patient's insurance company, medical need and diagnosis. An electronic Database has been configured for analysis by a user such that inputs to the Database result in outputs considered necessary in a preparation and submission for authorization of the medical procedure, treatment or medicine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Full Circle Innovation LLC
    Inventors: Suzanne Tabbaa, Christian Bezenar
  • Patent number: 10971250
    Abstract: Instruments of determined level of self-efficacy may be chosen dynamically for customized patient engagement, e.g., based on a patient's latent adherence trait estimated from lifestyle and other clinical data. Customization points in care plans may be identified, e.g., by monitoring an accumulative change in the patient's health literacy level. Clinical decision support at the point of care may be provided by adjusting patient engagement strategies and allocating resources accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent Deng, Pei-Yun Hsueh, Sreeram Ramakrishnan, Xinxin Zhu
  • Patent number: 10970655
    Abstract: A method for planning a current medical procedure to be performed on a body part of a current patient includes obtaining a current first representation of a surface of the body part of the current patient, and either obtaining a representation of a desired result surface for the current medical procedure or selecting parameters for the current medical procedure. The method further includes retrieving at least one best matching record from a database of records of previously performed medical procedures of previous patients, based on a similarity criterion. Each record includes: parameters of a previously performed procedure of the previously performed medical procedures, a first representation of the body part of the previous patient prior to performance of the previously performed procedure, and a second representation of a body part of the previous patient after the performance of the previously performed procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: TECHNION RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION LTD
    Inventors: Ron Kimmel, Michael Bronstein, Alexander Bronstein, Eitan Zeiler
  • Patent number: 10971256
    Abstract: A computerized system comprising a social robot for interacting with a patient in order to improve the patient's adherence to a health or medical regime. A patient is instructed to perform a health activity (e.g., take medication, step on scale, measure glucose, play a game) at certain intervals in order to reach a specified goal or expected result. The results of the health activity are recorded in a wireless health device and transmitted to a computer. The computer interprets the result of health activity and communicates an action to the robot. If the patient performs the activity within a specified interval and results are consistent with the specified goal or expected result, the robot communicates a positive reaction. If the patient does not perform the activity within a specified interval, or if the results are not consistent with the specified goal or expected result, the robot communicates a negative reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Humana Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Stephenson
  • Patent number: 10971269
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided to implement a cognitive medical decision support system that operates to analyze a set of commercial transactions executed by a patient to identify at least one of products or services purchased during each commercial transaction or an activity, associated with the commercial transaction, engaged in by the patient. The cognitive medical decision support system determines a lifestyle behavior pattern of the patient based on the products, services, or activities associated with the commercial transactions in the set of commercial transactions and evaluates an impact of the lifestyle behavior pattern to at least one of the overall health of the patient, a specific medical condition of the patient, or a specific previously prescribed treatment of the patient. The cognitive medical decision support system outputs a notification indicating the impact of the lifestyle behavior pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Uri Kartoun, Fang Lu, Kenney Ng, Yoonyoung Park
  • Patent number: 10970677
    Abstract: Computerized systems, methods, and graphical user interfaces are provided to facilitate communication between physician offices and reference laboratories. A reference laboratory content manager provides a centralized conduit for interfacing clients placing orders for reference laboratory testing and reference laboratories performing testing. The reference laboratory content manager leverages centralized mapping across organizations by managing associations for procedures between reference laboratory aliases and client aliases. The centralized mapping enables the reference laboratory content manager to manage updates from reference laboratories and facilitate clients wishing to modify utilization of reference laboratories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan C. Owings, Nneka Amarachi Dawn Oji
  • Patent number: 10964412
    Abstract: A computer system may iteratively modify a local medical rule that is based on an initial sub-population. In particular, after information specifying the local medical rule and sharing instructions are received from a user of the computer system, the computer system may iteratively apply the local medical rule to one or more additional sub-populations that are associated with other users of the computer system based on the sharing instructions without sharing PHI associated with the initial sub-population. Then, the computer system may aggregate results for the one or more additional sub-populations, and may generate the population-based medical rule by modifying the local medical rule based on the aggregated results and one or more quality metrics. Moreover, the computer system may selectively provide the population-based medical rule to the user without sharing PHI associated with the one or more additional sub-populations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Q Bio, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Howard Kaditz, Andrew Gettings Stevens
  • Patent number: 10963589
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for providing a central location to manage permissions provided to third-parties and devices to access and use user data and to manage accounts at multiple entities. A central portal may allow a user to manage all access to account data and personal information as well as usability and functionality of accounts. The user need not log into multiple third-party systems or customer devices to manage previously provided access to the information, provision new access to the information, and to manage financial or other accounts. A user is able to have user data and third-party accounts of the user deleted from devices, applications, and third-party systems via a central portal. The user is able to impose restrictions on how user data is used by devices, applications, and third-party systems, and control such features as recurring payments and use of rewards, via a central portal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Lila Fakhraie, Brian M. Pearce, Steven Pulido, Benjamin Soccorsy, James Stahley, Mojdeh Tomsich
  • Patent number: 10964426
    Abstract: Certain examples provide systems and methods to monitor and control hospital operational systems based on occupancy data and medical orders. An example healthcare workflow management and reasoning system includes a workflow engine including a first particularly programmed processor to monitor one or more medical orders from one or more hospital information systems to identify a condition indicating that a first patient in a first room is ready for a clinical activity such as discharge. The example healthcare workflow management and reasoning system includes a sensing component including a second processor to gather occupancy data regarding the first patient in the first room and transmit the occupancy data to the workflow engine. The example workflow engine controls one or more hospital operational systems to trigger cleaning of the first room, lighting settings for the first room, and transportation of a second patient to the first room based on occupancy data from the sensing component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Christopher Donald Johnson, Brandon Stephen Good, Andrew Phelps Day, David S. Toledano, Yang Zhao, Jeffrey Richardson Terry
  • Patent number: 10964427
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to manage care pathways and associated resources. An example apparatus includes a system monitor to coordinate a patient data analyzer and a care pathway processor to at least: identify a first patient record associated with a first care pathway; and identify a second patient record that is not on the first care pathway but should be on the first care pathway. The example apparatus includes a graphical user interface including information regarding, in a first area, the first patient record associated with the first care pathway and, in a second area, the second patient record that should be associated with the first care pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Andrew Day, Tamas Fixler, Jeffrey Terry, Mohammed Uddin, Christopher Donald Johnson
  • Patent number: 10964130
    Abstract: A ground-based computing system receives data of performance parameters for like components disposed on like aircraft, and determines corresponding levels of degradation and rates of change of degradation for the respective like components. A fleet-level of degradation for groups of like components is generated based on analysis of the combined degradations of the like components in the respective group. At least one of a remaining useful lifetime (RUL) and a state-of-health (SOH) for each of the respective like components is determined based on a comparison of the levels of degradation for each of the like components and the fleet-level of degradation of the group of like components. A predicted time for maintenance for each like component is determined based on the corresponding at least one of the RUL and SOH of the like component, thereby enabling cost effective maintenance determinations for components based on a fleet-level information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sunil Dixit
  • Patent number: 10964142
    Abstract: Secure custody transfers of items among entities including secure lockable compartments are disclosed, wherein users may securely transfer custody of items to and from secure lockable compartments. Records of custody transfers and the custody transfers recorded therein may be associated to a chain of custody. A chain of custody may have an originating entity, one or more intermediary entities, which may include secure lockable compartments, and an end recipient entity. Custody transfers to a secure lockable compartment may include a release authority specifying a subsequent custody transfer, wherein a specified receiving user may access the secure lockable compartment using a portable wireless device and/or using a keypad to enter a provided access token. Custody transfer records may be secured using record certificates useable to authenticate data comprised therein. Record certificates may be written to and retrieved from a ledger, which may be a secure ledger such as a blockchain ledger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Binbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Flynn, Eric Wesley Herring
  • Patent number: 10964418
    Abstract: Systems and methods may be provided that may enable an individual to retrieve one or more prescription products (e.g., product refills) from a self-service retrieval location such as a counter, drive-thru, drop box, or kiosk. A unique-machine readable code may be associated with a particular one or more prescription products (e.g., associated with a medical prescription of a patient). The unique machine-readable code may be provided to a computing device of the individual, along with an anticipated time of preparedness of the one or more products for retrieval at the retrieval location. Identification of the unique machine-readable code may result in dispensing of the one or more prescription products associated at the retrieval location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: WALGREEN CO.
    Inventors: Igor Gershfang, Nimesh S. Jhaveri, Mohsin Ovais Ansari, Fauzia Somani, Adam Robert Snopek
  • Patent number: 10962956
    Abstract: Techniques for controlling mobile drive units (e.g., robots) in proximity to humans in a physical area are described. A management device may send an activity message to the mobile drive units instructing the mobile drive units to perform a set of activities. If a human is detected in the physical area, the management device or another mobile drive unit may send an activity command instructing a mobile drive unit to stop, reduce the speed at which it is traveling, to change its path of travel, or to continue performing its set of activities. If the mobile drive units do not receive the activity command, the mobile drive units may stop performing the set of activities. After the management device determines that the human has left the physical area, the management device may resume sending the activity message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Stubbs, Matthew David Verminski, Michael T. Barbehenn, Andrew Brenden Tinka, Peter K. Mansfield, Peter R. Wurman
  • Patent number: 10964417
    Abstract: A patient platform for patient engagement and treatment compliance is disclosed. In an example, a processor is configured to obtain medical information from a patient for engagement and treatment compliance tracking. To obtain the medical information, the processor causes a user interface to be displayed with fields to be populated with medical information. After receiving a selection of a data field, the processor provides an option to enter medical information from an image. If the option is selected, the processor receives a recorded image of a medical device or a screen of a medical device, extracts text from the image, enables a selection of at least a portion of the text from the image, and writes the selected text from the image into the data field of the user interface as the medical information. The processor transmits the medical information to a patient medical record stored in a clinician database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Christopher Daniel Gassman, Derek Wiebenson
  • Patent number: 10963838
    Abstract: Medical coding systems receive as input medical terms which coders classify into medical codes, used in the remuneration of medical procedures. A set of applicable medical codes can be determined by intersecting multidimensional data structures associated with the input terms and counting medical codes occupying regions of intersection. If the resulting set contains a single code, it is presented to the coder for verification. If the resulting set contains more than a single code, the coder can be questioned in a variety of ways to access, and select from, terminology options not implied by the originally provided input terms. The interactive process may also use the multidimensional data structures to regulate the order of questions, present decision aids, and select related procedure codes. The interaction concludes when the coder has fully specified the proper code or codes that describe the required procedure or procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventor: Ronald E. Mills
  • Patent number: 10957109
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention define different boundary dimension values for different respective areas relative to a reference geographic location as a function of values of attributes of an event occurring at the location and of a user of an augmented reality device. Aspects thus render the area within a display of the reference geographic location by a display device of the user augmented reality device in a display format that visually distinguishes the visually rendered areas from each other within display of the reference geographic location, the format conveys different values of use permission determined for the user for each of the areas as a function of event and user attribute values; dynamically revise one of the boundary dimension values in response to a change in attribute value of the location and the event; and revise the area rendering as a function of the revised boundary dimension value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Bender, Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Shikhar Kwatra, Jeremy R. Fox
  • Patent number: 10952775
    Abstract: An orientation sensor that includes a user input device that is configured to set a heading of the orientation sensor based on an orientation of the orientation sensor. The orientation sensor may include a memory that is configured to store the heading. The orientation sensor may include a display that is configured to display the at least one orientation value. The orientation sensor may include a processor that is configured to generate orientation information based on the heading. The user input device may include a button, and in response to pressing the button the heading may be set based on the current orientation of the orientation sensor. For example, the at least one orientation value may be associated with orientation data detected by an orientation sensing component, and the at least one orientation value may be displayed based on the heading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Prichard Medical, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Prichard Drain