Health Care Management (e.g., Record Management, Icda Billing) Patents (Class 705/2)
  • Patent number: 10146400
    Abstract: Within the field of computing, many user interfaces may present a set of records. Presented herein are user interfaces that may be advantageous in some scenarios, involving the presentation of a stack of unit boxes having a stack order. A current unit box may present a record filling an entirety of the display and including at least two icons respectively depicting an item of information in the record. The device may also accept a gesture from a user along a first axis, such that a gesture in a forward direction along the first axis (e.g., tapping a right half of a touch-sensitive display) visual transitions to a next unit box in the stack order, and a gesture in a direction opposite the forward direction (e.g., tapping a left half of the display) along the first axis visually transitions to a preceding unit box in the stack order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Anthony J. Vallone
  • Patent number: 10147504
    Abstract: Methods and systems for risk assessment and adjustment are described. In one embodiment, a patient-level risk score associated with a patient is calculated. A plan-level average risk score associated with a benefit plan is calculated. The patient is a member of the benefit plan. A missing diagnosis code associated with the patient is identified based on medical claims history of the patient, historical prescription drug claims of the patient, and a drug marker. A revised patient-score associated with the patient is calculated based on identification of the missing diagnosis code. Additional methods and systems are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Express Scripts Strategic Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Glen D. Stettin, Juliana Dierks
  • Patent number: 10140422
    Abstract: A method of identifying insights related to the occurrence of an adverse health outcome of interest, comprises extracting electronic clinical data associated with historical healthcare encounters. The method also comprises defining patient groups based upon similar data patterns present in the extracted electronic clinical data wherein the patient groups have varying likelihood for the adverse health outcome. Still further, the method comprises deriving hypothesized etiological explanations for why one or more patient groups have higher likelihood when compared to other patient groups. Optionally, the method comprises identifying clinical interventions that are intended to reduce the likelihood of the adverse outcome for certain patient groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Steven W. Rust, Daniel Haber
  • Patent number: 10140636
    Abstract: Briefly, embodiments of a method of classifying a bill are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Mitchell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Noah Mantell Pepper, Charles Cooper Francis, Merritt Laird Quarum
  • Patent number: 10140322
    Abstract: A system may include multiple personal data sources and a machine-implemented data extractor and correlator configured to retrieve personal data from at least one of the personal data sources. The data extractor and correlator may extract information from unstructured data within the retrieved personal data and correlate the extracted information with previously stored structured data to generate additional structured data. The system may also include a storage device configured to store the previously stored structured data and the additional structured data. A natural language query module may be configured to receive a natural language query from a user and provide a response to the natural language query based at least in part on one or both of the previously stored structured data and the additional structured data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SALESFORCE.COM, INC.
    Inventors: Thierry Donneau-Golencer, Rajan Singh, Madhu Yarlagadda, Corey Hulen, Kenneth C. Nitz, William Scott Mark
  • Patent number: 10139991
    Abstract: A method includes receiving input data pertaining to a user. Based on the input data, the method includes rendering a graphical user interface (GUI) that includes an initial icon arrangement (arrangement) presentable in a virtual environment. The initial icon arrangement includes a set of icons representative of portions of an overall time period represented by the initial icon arrangement. The method includes determining whether a portion of the input data is representable in the initial icon arrangement. If so, the method includes quantifying the second portion of the input data with a target and a timeframe, associating the target and the timeframe with the second portion of the input data, modifying icons in the arrangement that correspond to the timeframe to represent the target, rendering the modified icons as an opportunity layer on the arrangement, and displaying the arrangement with the opportunity layer in the virtual environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Ajay Chander, Sanam Mirzazad Barijough
  • Patent number: 10136838
    Abstract: A spirometer for correlating test results with other user date to indicate a relationship, said spirometer comprising: (a) a processor; (b) memory operatively connected to said processor and configured with instruction to instruct the processor to perform the following steps: (i) recording spirometer results of a user; (ii) correlating said results with user data, said user data comprising at least one of a medication log, a medical diary, a baseline performance for said user provided by a healthcare provider, or other results from other testing devices; and (iii) indicating a relationship between said results and said user data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: PMD Healthcare
    Inventors: Wayne Meng, Glenn Allen Straub, William John Roehner, Paul Meredith Crawn
  • Patent number: 10130287
    Abstract: Techniques are described for improving results of hearing tests. For example, the hearing tests described herein may be divided into multiple hearing test segments which may be provided to the test subject individually. Additionally, the hearing test may include multiple cognitive test segments that may be interleaved between the hearing test segments to gauge the test subject's awareness level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Audicus, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee M von Kraus, Patrick Freuler
  • Patent number: 10133848
    Abstract: Medication management is facilitated at least by accessing at least a portion of data, the data may identify medication sets to be taken by a user according to a schedule including time periods. Each of the plurality of medication sets may be associated in the data with identification codes and at least one of the time periods. A medication message may be output identifying a particular medication set of the medication sets to be taken at a particular time period of the time periods. An input identification code may be received, and it may be determined whether the input identification code corresponds to the particular medication set. A warning message may be output in response to it being determined that the input identification code does not correspond to the particular medication set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: TOUCHSTREAM CORP.
    Inventors: Joel Benzel, Robert Gretzinger
  • Patent number: 10123748
    Abstract: Electronic health records of a plurality of patients are received. A risk prediction model for a disease based on the electronic health records of the plurality of patients is created. An electronic health record of an original patient is received. A neighboring group of patients of the plurality of patients is identified, wherein the neighboring group of patients is two or more patients similar to the original patient. An ordering of the two or more patients of the neighboring group of patients is received, wherein the ordering of the two or more patients of the neighboring group of patients is based upon how similar each patient of the two or more patients is to the original patient. The risk prediction model is updated based on the ordering of the two or more patients of the neighboring group of patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hongfei Li, Buyue Qian, Fei Wang, Xiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10127359
    Abstract: In general, embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods and computer readable media for a healthcare similarity engine that uses healthcare data to identify a set of similar patients. One aspect of the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods that include the actions of receiving a similarity request including a patient X data vector representing attributes of a particular patient X and a set of similarity parameters; calculating a set of similarity metrics using the patient X data vector and the set of similarity parameters; ranking the population of patients based on their respective similarity metrics; and generating a neighborhood subset of the population of patients most similar to patient X by selecting the top-ranked patients. Another aspect of the subject matter can be embodied in methods that include the actions of providing a display of a graphical representation of a healthcare similarity request input dashboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Optum, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Blue
  • Patent number: 10127829
    Abstract: A method includes the steps of receiving data indicative of a selected health condition; identifying one or more trigger substances associated with the selected health condition; identifying one or more foods containing the identified one or more trigger substances, including the concentration of the trigger substance; receiving data indicative of a selection of the one or more identified foods, including the amount of the food consumed within a specified time interval; identifying one or more risk factors associated with the one or more trigger substances contained in the selected one or more foods; receiving data indicative of a selection of the one or more identified risk factors; and calculating a probability of causation of the selected health condition based on the selected foods, weight values associated with the identified trigger factors contained in the selected foods indicative of the relative significance of the substance as a trigger of the selected health condition, and the selected risk factors
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Paul Maly, Yulia Maly
  • Patent number: 10127308
    Abstract: A method includes calculating, for each unique pair of search results of a plurality of search results, a first similarity value; automatically determining that the determined first similarity value for one or more of the unique pairs exceeds a similarity value threshold; iterating through similarity value calculations, until a similarity value is recalculated for each of the one or more unique pairs for which the first similarity value exceeded the similarity value threshold; and displaying the plurality of search results, each search result including display of data corresponding to default fields, and data corresponding to any looked up field that was necessary to cause a recalculated similarity value to fall below a threshold similarity value for any unique pair that search result belongs to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: ALLSCRIPTS SOFTWARE, LLC
    Inventors: Todd Michael Eischeid, Mary S. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10129231
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content searching, generating, hosting and/or providing systems supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data within or across platforms, which can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. The disclosed systems and methods automatically pair and unpair hardware devices that are logged into a single account. Once a user logs into their profile associated with an online account, the disclosed systems and methods perform the novel, computerized steps of auto-pairing any or all of the other devices that are also logged into the account. The disclosed systems and methods allow any number of devices to be automatically paired or unpaired through shared password-less credentials associated with a single profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Neil Anderson, Roberto Osorio-Goenaga
  • Patent number: 10127620
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and related methods for the collection, processing, evaluation, transformation, and reporting of individual health care information from diverse information systems and sources. A individual health record (IHR) of the present invention provides a structure for individuals to participate in, and manage, their health and their medical care, while still meeting the needs of health care organizations and caregivers. An IHR object may be formed by obtaining information from diverse health care information systems and sources, and transforming and re-purposing into a coherent account of the individual's overall health and care using a comprehensive health care ontology. As information from various sources is updated or available, the IHR is dynamically updated on a continuous or periodic basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: CENTRIFYHEALTH, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph A. Korpman, Cindy A. Post, Rudy R. Hilado, W. Randal Clegg
  • Patent number: 10118100
    Abstract: In some aspects, an application is provided that is adapted to execute on at least a first mobile device. The application is adapted to (a) track information regarding a user of the mobile device; (b) create an avatar based on the tracked information; and (c) employ the avatar to provide pre-emptive warnings to assist in avoidance of unwanted behavior by the user. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Brian M. Dugan
  • Patent number: 10119978
    Abstract: A method for predicting risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in a pregnant individual includes measuring one or more biochemical markers in a blood sample obtained from the pregnant individual to determine one or more biomarker levels, where the one or more measured biochemical markers includes at least one of PAI-2 and sTNFR1, identifying, for each of the one or more measured biochemical markers, a difference between the measured biomarker level and a corresponding predetermined control level, and, responsive to the identifying, determining a prediction corresponding to a relative risk of the pregnant individual having or developing GDM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: WALLAC OY
    Inventors: Pertti Hurskainen, Teemu Korpimäki, Heikki Kouru, Mikko Sairanen
  • Patent number: 10120958
    Abstract: A method includes calculating, for each unique pair of search results of a plurality of search results, a first similarity value; automatically determining that the determined first similarity value for one or more of the unique pairs exceeds a similarity value threshold; iterating through similarity value calculations, until a similarity value is recalculated for each of the one or more unique pairs for which the first similarity value exceeded the similarity value threshold; and displaying the plurality of search results, each search result including display of data corresponding to default fields, and data corresponding to any looked up field that was necessary to cause a recalculated similarity value to fall below a threshold similarity value for any unique pair that search result belongs to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: ALLSCRIPTS SOFTWARE, LLC
    Inventors: Todd Michael Eischeid, Mary S. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10121201
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing textual messages which are integrated with one or more digital attachments is described. These systems and methods are useful in the electronic filing and processing of, for example, image data, and of textual data associated with the image data. One particular application of these systems and methods would be for the electronic filing and processing of dental x-rays with patient claim forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Integrated Claims Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew L. DiRienzo
  • Patent number: 10121346
    Abstract: Methods, computer systems, and computer-storage medium are provided for managing patient alerts using a mobile device. A mobile device associated with a patient caregiver receives a critical alert related to the patient, and the alert is presented on the mobile device. The alert includes important contextual information that enables the caregiver to make a quick assessment of how to effectively address the alert. The alert includes options for accepting the alert or rejecting the alert. Acceptance of the alert enables the caregiver to communicate the alert to selected caregivers that can assist in managing the alert. Rejecting the alert causes the alert to be automatically communicated to additional caregivers associated with the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Damon Herbst, Cassie Lyn Bahr, Rajneesh Mehra, Jamie Brothers, Jay Christopher Vaglio, Matt Ryan Anderson
  • Patent number: 10121071
    Abstract: A verification system (1) receives batches of documents in excess of 500,000 for external document generation systems. It verifies each document without affecting the core document-generation operations of the source document generation systems, and moreover enriches the documents by adding content such as recipient messages. It normalizes each document into an instance in a mark-up language, one instance per document. In the normalized format, the system performs verification checks including semantic checking across data items in groups. The servers (10, 11) are configured as multi-threaded platforms that process the document instances in parallel, typically validating the instance documents, pattern matching for relevant facts or events and implementing business rules and output actions such as generation of a print stream. There are separate but interlinked verification (10, 11) and presentment (20, 21, 25) branches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: BRITE: BILL LIMITED
    Inventors: Alan Coleman, James Hannon, Jerome O'Flaherty
  • Patent number: 10121192
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing healthcare service provider accounts receivable relative to insurance revenue cycles and/or consumer debt revenue cycles are described. The systems and methods include a web-based electronic infrastructure for a service provider (e.g., medical, dental, etc.) revenue cycle. The dental revenue cycle of an embodiment comprises a direct insurance revenue cycle (DIRC), a dental consumer debt revenue cycle (DCDRC or Patient Financing System (PFS)), and a combined dental insurance and consumer debt revenue cycle running under and/or in association with a processing system embodied in an electronic dental finance platform (eDentaFi) platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Mark G. Fontenot
  • Patent number: 10121156
    Abstract: An analysis device including a substitution unit for substituting each event in an impulse-like event series with rectangular windows; a dividing unit for dividing the event series timewise at least at one transition point in the rectangular windows; a state vector generation unit for generating a state vector corresponding to the state of the rectangular windows in response to each of the divided time periods; and an analysis unit for performing Poisson regression using the state vectors corresponding to the time periods. A method comprising computer-executable steps is provided that substitutes each event in the inputted event series with rectangular windows; divides the event series timewise at least at one transition point in the rectangular pulses; generates a state vector corresponding to the state of the rectangular pulses in response to each of the divided time periods; and performs a Poisson regression using the state vectors corresponding to the time periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Rikiya Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10121389
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a scheme engine selects a progressive support scheme that promotes wellness by encouraging users to responsibly respond to a health condition. The scheme includes a set of nodes. Each node represents a progression of the health condition being experienced by a user. A node of the set of nodes is associated with a set of tasks, each promoting wellness given a presence of the condition. A progression tracker identifies, for the user, the node as corresponding to a current progression of the condition. A task engine assigns a weight to a task characteristic based on an input received from the user and selects a task from amongst the set of tasks associated with the identified node. The selection of the task is based on the weight assigned to the task characteristic. The task engine further presents the task to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: HCA-INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Mason, Edmund Fishbough
  • Patent number: 10122659
    Abstract: A VoIP 911 application is accessible to VoIP callers in the form of a portal and/or at least one API executed by one or more of a plurality of computing systems to retrieve a physical location of a VoIP user utilizing a VoIP number. A known postal address is generated from the physical location. The postal address is processed using a GIS system to determine if the postal address is a valid actual address. The postal address is processed using geocoding, and an updated MSAG address associated with the location of the VoIP user is generated. The VoIP 911 application may comprise an instant messaging application. The IM application is installed to and/or integrated with existing software packages. A VoIP user may update emergency information by submitting a current physical location of the VoIP user via an IM chat window. The physical location submitted is validated and confirmed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Tera J. Sumner, Christopher R. Sayer
  • Patent number: 10115171
    Abstract: A task management system for informing a clinician of medication administration related tasks to be performed, includes a repository of information. The repository of information associates data identifying multiple different medications with corresponding multiple post-administration alert messages. An individual alert message notifies a clinician of a particular post-administration task to be performed concerning a particular medication following administration of the particular medication to a patient. An input processor receives data indicating the particular medication has been administered to the patient. A workflow processor, in response to received data indicating the particular medication has been administered to the patient, uses the repository for identifying a post-administration task associated with the particular medication and automatically adds data indicating the post-administration task to be performed to a task list of a clinician.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan M. Portnoy, Deborah Saeger
  • Patent number: 10114925
    Abstract: The inventive subject matter provides apparatus, systems, and methods that improve on the pace of discovering new practical information based on large amounts of datasets collected. In most cases, anomalies from the datasets are automatically identified, flagged, and validated by a cross-validation engine. Only validated anomalies are then associated with a subject matter expert who is qualified to take action on the anomaly. In other words, the inventive subject matter bridges the gap between the overwhelming amount of scientific data which can now be harvested and the comparatively limited amount analytical resources available to extract practical information from the data. Practical information can be in the form of trends, patterns, maps, hypotheses, or predictions, for example, and such practical information has implications in medicine, in environmental sciences, entertainment, travel, shopping, social interactions, or other areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Nant Holdings IP, LLC
    Inventor: Patrick Soon-Shiong
  • Patent number: 10115483
    Abstract: A system and associated methods are disclosed for generating alternative scheduling for orderable administration. In one embodiment, input is received regarding proposed timing for changing a current administration schedule for a substance-based orderable associated with an established order. Based on the input, one or more options for a revised administration schedule associated with the established order are generated. The generation of the scheduling options takes into consideration a policy for maintaining a degree of commonality with the current administration schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Charles Schneider, Britton Jennings, Elizabeth J. Parman
  • Patent number: 10108785
    Abstract: An electronic patient monitoring system includes first and second modules. The first module is configured to receive and store information pertaining to a patient, said information including data related to a first parameter of the patient measured by a device connected to the patient, and data related to a second parameter of the patient received from a first database containing information about the patient. The second module is configured to receive a medication order from a user via a user interface associated with the second module, said second module being further configured to transmit said treatment order to the first module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, Marc J. Gorayeb, David Blumberg, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10109374
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method that includes receiving, by a computer system, current medical data from at least one electronic source; identifying, by the computer system, at least one medical-related filtering criterion related to an individual or a group of individuals; filtering, by the computer system, the current medical data based, at least in part, on at least one medical-related filtering criterion to identify current personalized medical data, where the current personalized medical data is related to the individual or the group of individuals; and presenting, by the computer system, the current personalized medical data to the individual or the group of individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Medivizor International Limited
    Inventors: Tal Givoly, Oren Fuerst
  • Patent number: 10105571
    Abstract: An example system includes one or more sleeves, each configured for attachment to a leg and comprising a pressure sensor, an accelerometer and a magnetometer. A processor processes sensor signals from the pressure sensor, the accelerometer and the magnetometer to estimate action (A) and work (W) using event detections of peak stance and valley swing events associated with leg movement, for optimizing energy efficiency for maintaining a balance of the body leaning forward in a gravity pull-down force, with the periodic upward force of the sequential foot-thrusts with the toes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: James C. Solinsky
  • Patent number: 10102348
    Abstract: An image-based diagnostic system may include graphical user interfaces that include image icons. Users may select image icon(s) and/or other icon(s) related to an analysis of expert images, such as medical images. Analytical reports may be generated based on the selection(s). In some implementations, the image icons may be correlated to reference information and references may be retrieved based on image icon(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Michael J. Vendrell
  • Patent number: 10102341
    Abstract: A method and system for modeling behavior and pain-related state of an individual, the method comprising: receiving a log of use dataset associated with communication behavior of the individual during a time period; receiving a supplementary dataset characterizing activity of the individual during the time period; receiving a survey dataset including responses, to at least one of a set of symptom-assessment surveys, associated with a set of time points of the time period; generating a predictive analysis of a pain-related state of the individual associated with at least a portion of the time period, from at least one of the log of use dataset, the supplementary dataset, and the survey dataset; and generating an alert upon detection that a set of parameters from the predictive analysis of the pain-related state satisfy a threshold condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Ginger.io, Inc.
    Inventors: Sai Moturu, Anmol Madan
  • Patent number: 10095649
    Abstract: A system includes a medical monitor having a sensor input responsive to a sensor signal representative of a physiological parameter; a processor that may calculate the physiological parameter from the sensor signal; an output port in communication with the processor to output medical data comprising the calculated physiological parameter in a first communication protocol; a removable interface having an input port receptive of the medical data in the first communication protocol; a memory storing code that may translate the medical data into a second communication protocol; and a first output port that may transmit the medical data in the second communication protocol to an external system that recognizes the second communication protocol and not the first communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Dev Devanayagom Joshua, Daniel Robbin Letcher, Aaron Damian Macan
  • Patent number: 10095840
    Abstract: A method for performing renal therapy at a home or dwelling of a patient using a renal therapy machine includes electronically retrieving a doctor's prescription for renal therapy and based on the doctor's prescription, enabling electronic selection of supplies, including a dialyzer, at a first location other than the patient's home or dwelling by a person other than the patient. The method further includes electronically initiating a sending of the supplies and the renal therapy machine to the patient's home or dwelling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA
    Inventors: Joshua James Miller, Derek Wiebenson, Douglas L. Wilkerson, Neil Tiwari, Timothy G. Robinson, Marc Steven Minkus, Matthew R. Muller, Anders J. Wellings, Kathryn Louise Hansbro, Borut Cizman, Brian S. Kunzeman, Robin D. Cooper, Timothy L. Kudelka, Angelo A. Sarto, Steve Joseph Lindo, Jostein Baustad, Duston Mounts, Shafali Hill
  • Patent number: 10095761
    Abstract: A contextual analysis system that extracts data elements from an unstructured text input; determines whether the extracted data elements are relevant to a predetermined context; and determines, for the extracted elements deemed as relevant, whether the information contained in the relevant data elements complies with a guideline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: medCPU, Inc.
    Inventors: Eyal Ephrat, Noam Velan, Dani Cohen
  • Patent number: 10095839
    Abstract: A method and apparatus (or a System) that facilitates the communication of health care or other information and tasks between and among clients (e.g., patients), providers/employees/suppliers (e.g., caregivers), State Agencies (or insurance providers), and other third party agencies. The providers can then be located in the client homes to provide health and/or medical or other services to the clients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: FMS, LLC
    Inventors: James P. Fetzner, Louis R. Rieger
  • Patent number: 10089632
    Abstract: A data sharing platform can be used to implement a method for allowing at least one entity which makes payments with a payment network to share transaction data. A database containing the transaction data from the at least one entity which makes payments with the payment network is maintained. A user interface is provided, which presents the at least one entity which makes payments with the payment network with at least one selection providing consent to sharing of at least a portion of the transaction data with at least one third party. The consent from the at least one entity which makes payments with the payment network is obtained, via the at least one selection. Interfacing takes place with the at least one third party to share the at least portion of the transaction data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Adam Kenneth Hosp
  • Patent number: 10089443
    Abstract: A home medical device system includes a plurality of home therapy machines that perform a home therapy on a patient; a connectivity server; a system hub coupled to the home therapy machines through the connectivity server; a web portal configured to access the system hub; a plurality of clinics connected to the system hub via the web portal; and a website accessible via the web portal, the website including a patient portion available to patients using the plurality of home therapy machines, the website further including a clinician portion that enables the clinics to manage the home therapy machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A.
    Inventors: Joshua James Miller, Derek Wiebenson, Douglas L. Wilkerson, Neil Tiwari, Timothy G. Robinson, Marc Steven Minkus, Matthew R. Muller, Anders J. Wellings, Kathryn Louise Hansbro, Borut Cizman, Brian S. Kunzeman, Robin D. Cooper, Timothy L. Kudelka, Angelo A. Sarto, Steve Joseph Lindo, Jostein Baustad, Duston Mounts, Shafali Hill
  • Patent number: 10081366
    Abstract: The system described herein provides a sensor-based assessment of attention interruptibility. In a driving scenario, this system solves a persistent safety issue with regard to dangerous interruptions as they increase driver workload and reduce performance on the primary driving task. Being able to identify when a driver is interruptible is critical for building systems that can mediate these interruptions. The present invention utilizes sensor data collected from wearable devices and on-board diagnostics which can be used as input to build a machine learning classifier that can determine driver interruptibility in real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Carnegie Mellon University
    Inventors: Anind K Dey, SeungJun Kim, Jaemin Chun
  • Patent number: 10085143
    Abstract: An emergency response system includes remote computing devices programmed via executable code instructions to broadcast an emergency alert to recipients, responsive to instructions received from administrators or emergency responders, the emergency alert including a response request permitting recipients to provide a binary positive or negative user status response, receive the responses from the recipients along with location information, send a map showing known recipient locations coded by corresponding response status to the administrators/responders, provide chat functionality between users during an emergency alert, provide social media functions including message exchange between users, and override the social media functions during an emergency alert so that social media messages cannot be exchanged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: QNEXIS INC.
    Inventor: Kurt Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10078729
    Abstract: Systems and methods assist in gathering relevant data in a doctor-patient encounter for obtaining a properly specified diagnosis code. In one embodiment, selectable data items which are provided as part of a medical charting program may be correlated with one or more standardized diagnosis codes (e.g. ICD-10 codes). Upon selection of the appropriate data items when charting a patient encounter, one or more diagnosis codes which are correlated with the selected data items may be flagged and/or generated for later use, such as for filing a claim submission as part of a billing process or to further enhance the clinical workflow of patient encounter documentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: T-System, Inc.
    Inventors: James Ward, Richard Wunnebuger, Stephen Hilliard, Hank Hikspoors
  • Patent number: 10078727
    Abstract: A cloud server receives a request for accessing medical image data from a client device, where the cloud server provides image processing services to users in image processing steps, resulting in image views. User privileges of a user are determined for accessing the medical image data. In response to receiving a command having a selection of an image view from the client device, the cloud server provides the medical image data based on the selected one or more image views. The user interactions of the user with the medical image data via the selected image views are tracked, including tracking how long in time the user takes to complete a particular medical image processing step. An analysis is performed on the tracked user interactions to determine an overall usage trend of the image views.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: TERARECON, INC.
    Inventors: Junnan Wu, Robert James Taylor, Gang Li, Tiecheng Zhao, Chunguang Jia
  • Patent number: 10078728
    Abstract: An electronic device for aggregating electronic medical records, in which electronic medical records are aggregated from multiple electronic repositories and displayed as a single set of records. The multiple electronic repositories may store records for a particular patient using varying identifying/access information to facilitate anonymous access to the electronic medical records. Emergency medical services providers may be able to access medical records for a patient using the electronic device after being authenticated as a valid/licensed medical services provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: eIngot LLC
    Inventor: William J. Raduchel
  • Patent number: 10071023
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for determining whether and/or when a patient is taking his or her medication and, when appropriate, providing reminders and/or alerts to the patient to improve adherence to a medication regimen. In some embodiments, a medication container is provided that includes a capacitance sensor for sensing the contents of the medication container (e.g., pill count or quantity of liquid medication). The capacitance sensor may include interleaved or interdigitated electrodes oriented vertically, horizontally, or angularly (e.g., diagonally) relative to an axis of the medication container. Reminders and/or alerts to the patient may be triggered based at least in part on the contents of the medication container, when a cap of the container was last opened and/or closed, the location of the medication container, and/or the container's surroundings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignees: AdhereTech Inc., The Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Alabama, For And On Behalf Of The University Of Alabama In Huntsville
    Inventors: Joshua Stein, John Langhauser, Michael Morena, Emil Jovanov
  • Patent number: 10073948
    Abstract: Systems and processes for managing data relating to one or more medical or biological conditions of a plurality of subjects (such as patients) over a wide area network, such as the Internet, may be employed for diabetes subjects or subjects with other medical conditions requiring monitoring and/or treatment over time. Such systems and processes provide various functions for several types of users, including patients or subject-users, healthcare provider-users and payor entity-users and combinations thereof, which allow for improved treatment and medical data management of individual subjects and groups of subjects and which allow collection and analysis of aggregate data from many subject sources, for improving overall healthcare practices of providers and subjects (e.g., patients).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Gary Cohen, Joel Goldsmith, Pam S. Roller, Sanford Widran, George W. Patterson, James R. Daugherty, William P. Van Antwerp
  • Patent number: 10074076
    Abstract: A method and system may provide a new prescription order interface and service which allows a customer to order one or more new prescription medications in a quick and easy manner from a remote location using a computer or a mobile device. The customer provides a new paper prescription image that includes the prescription data for a pharmacy to fill the new prescription order. The new paper prescription image is received by a server and a default pickup store and a default pickup time are determined. The server also determines whether there is a high risk that the new prescription order is fraudulent. The new prescription system and method may be accessed through a series of web pages and/or via an application running on a web-enabled device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: WALGREEN CO.
    Inventors: Benjamin Weiss, Jon Turkington, Adam Crouch, Rich Majka, Atul Singh
  • Patent number: 10074147
    Abstract: A computer-based system configured to present a user interface that enables a user to access multiple clinical trial systems via a common secure web-based interface. Data integration and reconciliation achieved using an integration platform, in which multiple clinical trial systems are connected to a central messaging hub, provides an integrated clinical trial workflow system that reduces the redundancy in data entry and functionality present in conventional clinical trial workflow systems that employ standalone systems for various aspects of clinical trial management. Aggregation of data using the integration platform provides clinical trial directors with consolidated useful information for making management decisions and the user interface may be dynamically configured based, at least in part, on user access credentials resulting in a more efficient workflow for administrators of a clinical trial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: PAREXEL International Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher C. DeMeyer, William Byrom, Iain A. Dowlman, Dennis A. Kochanski, April D. Davis
  • Patent number: 10075612
    Abstract: A multi-function print server administration service implemented on a server computer receives a request, by a user associated with either a vendor-administrator user account or a system administrator account, to modify a first set of one or more application services enabled on one or more multi-function print devices associated with the vendor-administrator user account. In response to receiving the requests, the multi-function print server generates a modified first set of one or more application services, which implements a modification to the one or more application services based on the received request to modify the first set of one or more application services. The multi-function print server administration service enables the modified first set of one or more application services on the one or more multi-function print devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jayasimha Nuggehalli, Bhushan Nadkarni, Srikrishna Narasimhan, Zhenyu Lu
  • Patent number: 10073945
    Abstract: An instrumental approach enabling evaluation of efficacy of skin care products is disclosed. Common problems shared by existing methods include first the difficulty whether to test the entire human face, or just focus on the key locations (not determined yet); the difficulty in conducting a repeatable test when human face is hard to fix on and changes between different persons; and how many different skin attributes to test for making a reliable and complete judgment. The instrumental approach of the process tests a sample at once to obtain all the information needed. It shows good repeatability and sensitivity. It yields necessary yet sufficient information in numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventors: Ning Pan, Hualin Huang