Health Care Management (e.g., Record Management, Icda Billing) Patents (Class 705/2)
  • Patent number: 10262758
    Abstract: A method for evaluating emergency medical service according to embodiments of the present invention includes receiving emergency medical service data from a database, filtering the emergency medical service data based on a selection criteria to form a filtered emergency medical service data set, determining a first score from the filtered emergency medical service data set, where the first score indicates objective clinical performance quality for the filtered emergency medical service data set, determining a second score from the filtered emergency medical service data set, where the second score indicates objective operational performance quality for the filtered emergency medical service data set, merging the first score and the second score to form a composite score; and visually displaying the composite score to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gregory D. Mears, Gary A. Freeman, Matthew F. Pesce
  • Patent number: 10262760
    Abstract: System and method for monitoring a subject's condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: New N.I. Medical (2011) LTD
    Inventors: Igor Granov, Aviad Livneh
  • Patent number: 10262384
    Abstract: Medical services are offered by various facilities near a patient's residence. The number of facility options continues to grow and the patients can now identify rankings and offer their own input regarding satisfaction of certain facilities. One example method of operation provides identifying a number of feedback messages associated with a particular medical facility, parsing the feedback messages to identify negative feedback associated with the feedback messages, notifying the medical facility of the negative feedback, and transmitting suggestions to increase productivity and reduce subsequent negative feedback messages for subsequent patient visits to the medical facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas R. Albro, Kenneth A. Darby, Robert J. Dudzinski, Michael J. Masching, Pamela Ann Mortenson, Bruce Pollock, Hendryanto Rilantono
  • Patent number: 10262110
    Abstract: An alarm manager identifies responders that are confirmed to be available to receive an alarm notification pertaining to a patient device through one or more computing devices. An alarm of the patient device may be suppressed in response to verifying that responders are available to receive the alarm notification. The alarm notification may be transmitted to the identified responders, and verification of receipt, acceptance, and/or completion of the alarm notification is received. An alarm notification may be retransmitted in response to a failure to verify receipt, acceptance, and/or completion within a time threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: University of Utah Research Foundation
    Inventors: Joseph Tonna, Benjamin Brooke, Julia Beynon
  • Patent number: 10262374
    Abstract: A system and process for prospectively creating patient episodes of care and triggering associated payment bundles during the claim adjudication process facilitates real-time claim pricing in accordance with payment bundle rules to facilitate episodic payment in place of pay-for-service payment. Additionally, various processes are described for modeling patient episodes and payment bundles and unbundling episodic payments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Cognizant TriZetto Software Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Sultan, Howard Downs, Dale Hoerle
  • Patent number: 10255412
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring accurate, real-time medicament device events, performing analytics on that data, and providing notifications are described. In various embodiments, an application server receives controller medication events, analyzes the events, associated event times, and controller medication dosage plans to characterize event times and send notifications for future doses. The controller medication dosage plan may specify a dose time for a planned dose, a narrow time window comprising the dose time, and an expanded time window comprising the narrow time window and longer in duration than the narrow time window, and the events may be characterized based on their time relative to the dose time, the time windows, and other events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Reciprocal Labs Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Hogg, Gregory F. Tracy, John David Van Sickle, Dmitry Stupakov, Ki Hong Han, Mike Lohmeier, John Kalmi, Leah Morrell, Charles Clayton Donaldson
  • Patent number: 10255622
    Abstract: A Statistical financial system to value patient visits to healthcare providers allows healthcare providers to optimize their financial outcomes when billing insurance payers for services rendered in the course of patient visits. Commercial healthcare information systems today lack the ability to value these services in advance. Given the complexity of valuing services based on many variables and resource limitations, a predictive valuation provides the user with the information for accurate and timely decision making. Using the historical data, the system creates a predictive model of future claims by creating attribute patterns from the data. As new information comes into the system, these attribute patterns are compared to the real-time data in order to create a value for a service and an overall visit. Using the valuation, the system will now be able to prioritize all follow-up tasks. The overall result is a better financial performance for the healthcare provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: CONTINUUM HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
    Inventors: Albert Scarasso, Aquiles Mata, Michael Craig Tulkoff
  • Patent number: 10255458
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are disclosed for trust based access to records via encrypted protocol communications with an authentication system. An example system is configured to authorize and provide selective and secured access to sensitive medical information according to one or more trusted relationships. The system is configured to receive a request for access to a patient's health record from an outside entity. Authentication information associated with the outside entity is determined. Whether the outside entity is authorized to access the requested data is determined. The determination is based on existence of a trust relationship being established between the outside entity and the patient, the trust relationship established by an action of the patient or a patient's representative. Access to the patient's health record is enabled based on a positive determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Akiri, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Aunger, Adriaan Ligtenberg, Tom Frederick, Jack Stockert, Doug Given, Ketan Paranjape, Bernard Mangold, Michael Hodgkins, Warren Templeton
  • Patent number: 10255411
    Abstract: A method of managing a personal medicine information management service by a user device and a server includes obtaining a medicine image captured by photographing appearance of a user medicine; transmitting the obtained medicine image to the server as a request for recognition of the user medicine; and receiving medicine quantity information and personal medicine information from the server based on a result of the recognition of the user medicine. The personal medicine information includes an image of the user medicine of which recognition training is performed by the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhang-hoon Oh
  • Patent number: 10257126
    Abstract: A computer-implemented for delivering tailored content to an individual includes: obtaining, by a computer system, communications of the individual; obtaining, by the computer system, a communication fingerprint for the individual based on analysis of the communications of the individual; tailoring, by the computer system, a message to the individual using the communication fingerprint; and delivering the message to the individual. Using sentiment analysis combined with a unique communication fingerprint for an individual advantageously provides for a more tailored, and thus more effective, communication to the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nathaniel J. Gibbs, Matthew M. Lobbes, Shelbee D. Smith-Eigenbrode, Brian J. Snitzer
  • Patent number: 10257277
    Abstract: Methods, devices, systems, and non-transitory process-readable storage media for updating care team assignments data in multiple systems associated with a hospital. An embodiment method performed by a sync server may include obtaining a data record for each in a plurality of tracked locations of the hospital, receiving an event message associated with a tracked location of the hospital and transmitted by a first server associated with the hospital, determining whether data in a first obtained data record for the tracked location and associated with a second server is inaccurate based on the received event message from the first server, and transmitting an update message to the second server in response to determining the care team assignment data associated with the tracked location and stored at the second server is inaccurate based on the received event message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Vocera Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Schlapfer, David Shively
  • Patent number: 10250599
    Abstract: A method performed by a user device may include obtaining biometric information relating to a user of the user device using a biometric sensor of the user device; determining that the biometric information is valid; generating a biometric indicator indicating that the biometric information is valid; providing a request for a callback from an entity, wherein the request includes the biometric information indicating that the biometric information is valid; and receiving the callback from the entity, wherein the callback is received based on the biometric information indicating that the biometric information is valid, and wherein the callback is associated with an entity identifier that is not provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Brown, Clayton Johnson
  • Patent number: 10248922
    Abstract: Techniques for managing network paths within a network of inventory spaces are described. The inventory spaces may store items. The network paths may connect the inventory spaces such that network vehicles may transport the items between the inventory spaces. Based on consumer demand for the items, unconstrained fulfillment options may be generated to fulfill the consumer demand from the network. A subset of the fulfillment options may be selected based on a performance of the network. The performance may be associated with utilizing the subset of the fulfillment options to fulfill the consumer demand. The performance may be evaluated based on constraints associated with the network and variables associated with utilizing the network paths. Data about the subset of the fulfillment options may be provided to a deployment system configured to deploy the network vehicles according to the schedules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Qualizza, Matt Watson, Hehe Zhou, Burak Karacik, Qizhang Dai, Cary Jordan Rotman, Priya Sekar
  • Patent number: 10249389
    Abstract: For patients who exhibit or may exhibit primary or comorbid disease, pharmacological phenotypes may be predicted through the collection of panomic, physiomic, environmental, sociomic, demographic, and outcome phenotype data over a period of time. A machine learning engine may generate a statistical model based on training data from training patients to predict pharmacological phenotypes, including drug response and dosing, drug adverse events, disease and comorbid disease risk, drug-gene, drug-drug, and polypharmacy interactions. Then the model may be applied to data for new patients to predict their pharmacological phenotypes, and enable decision making in clinical and research contexts, including drug selection and dosage, changes in drug regimens, polypharmacy optimization, monitoring, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    Inventors: Brian D. Athey, Ari Allyn-Feuer, Gerald A. Higgins, James S. Burns, Alexandr Kalinin, Brian Pauls, Alex Ade, Narathip Reamaroon
  • Patent number: 10249386
    Abstract: The system disclosed herein provides a method of populating an exclusively patient controlled record in a patient controlled electronic health record (PCHR) record repository, the method comprising: processing a request from a patient for a health information artifact; determining a supplier of the health information artifact; generating one or more information request templates required by the supplier of the health information artifact; generating an information request document using one or more of the information request templates; encrypting the information request document; sending the encrypted information request document to the supplier of the health information artifact; receiving the health information artifact; adding the health information artifact to the exclusively patient controlled record stored in the PCHR record repository; and controlling access of a user, human or machine, to the exclusively patient controlled record in the PCHR record repository based on (a) patient authorization of the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Prosocial Applications, Inc.
    Inventor: Elaine Blechman
  • Patent number: 10242158
    Abstract: A medical charge router receives charge information from a variety of sources and converts it to a standard charge format for automated processing and routing to one of multiple billing programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Epic Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Robert Lipsky, Alexandre Sena Keresztes, Dazhi Li, Biao Shou, Herman Harjono, Jagdeesh Shukla, Brandon Jon Baldock, Ting-Sheng Fu, Tin-Hang Andrew Ma, Nishant Upadhyaya
  • Patent number: 10242754
    Abstract: A method and system for providing therapy to an individual, the method comprising: transmitting a log of use dataset associated with communication behavior of the individual during a time period; receiving a supplementary dataset characterizing mobility of the individual in association with the time period; generating a survey dataset upon retrieving responses provided by the individual to at least one of a set of surveys, associated with a set of time points of the time period; generating a predictive model from a passive dataset derived from the log of use dataset and the supplementary dataset and the survey dataset; generating a report summarizing a mental health state of the individual, associated with at least a portion of the time period, from the passive dataset, the survey dataset, and an output of the predictive model; and rendering information from the report to a coach associated with the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ginger.io, Inc.
    Inventors: Sai Moturu, Anmol Madan, Karan Singh, Abhishek Nath, Amanda Withrow, Aditya Sharma
  • Patent number: 10242157
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein can provide clinicians with a dental office management service that can programmatically provide treatment recommendations and streamline the patient record building process. These systems and methods can enable clinicians to select from a short list of recommended treatments based on the existing condition and pathology of a tooth, for example, as the dentist is giving instructions and treatment recommendations. A list of recommended treatments for a patient may be automatically compiled based on the treatment recommendations selected by the clinician as the dentist was examining the patient's teeth one by one. Further, systems and methods described herein can enable clinicians to take notes and thereby build a patient record efficiently using one or more completed treatment templates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Smile Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: George Joseph Suda, Dan Chi Ta, Phong Trung Pham, Marlin H. Clark
  • Patent number: 10242416
    Abstract: Methods for administering preventative healthcare measures to a patient population are disclosed. A patient population eligible to receive certain healthcare benefits is defined and thereafter multiple sources of healthcare data are compiled and analyzed to create health profiles for each individual. An objective set of criteria for providing preventative care is provided to eligible members within the patient population and appropriate healthcare is administered to the degree necessary to make sure a sufficient percentage of the population receives adequate healthcare treatment consistent with the recognized, objective healthcare standards. Patients remaining non-compliant are sought for further administration of healthcare until requisite compliance standards are met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: QUALITY STANDARDS, LLC
    Inventor: Debra Thesman
  • Patent number: 10238278
    Abstract: An ophthalmic information system for long-term management of pathological conditions, in which, upon receipt of patient identification information and examination data from an ophthalmic examination apparatus, a server of the system specifies a medical institution terminal corresponding to the patient identification information, and sends the patient identification information and the examination data received to the medical institution terminal specified. Further, upon receipt of the patient identification information and a report based on the examination data from the medical institution terminal, the server stores at least part of the report in a patient information storage area associated with the patient identification information, and sends at least part of the report to a patient terminal corresponding to the patient identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOPCON
    Inventors: Yusuke Ono, Taiki Aimi, Masayuki Ito
  • Patent number: 10241175
    Abstract: In a method for operating a medical imaging examination apparatus having multiple subsystems controlled by a control computer in a scan sequence, a control protocol for the scan is provided to the control computer, which determines sequence control data for the control protocol that define different functional subsequences of the scan, with different effective volumes assigned to each functional subsequence. Current ambient conditions of the apparatus are determined that are decisive for the determined relevant sequence control data and associated effective volumes. Control signals for the scan are determined from the sequence control data, the effective volumes and the current ambient conditions determined that optimize the functional subsequences of the scan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Benner, Swen Campagna, Thorsten Feiweier, Bernd Kuehn, Thomas Loeffler, Thorsten Speckner, Peter Speier, Daniel Nico Splitthoff, Stephan Stoecker, Johann Sukkau, Michael Wullenweber
  • Patent number: 10230699
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for protecting the privacy of wireless enabled medical device (WEMD) communications, particularly against traffic-analysis attacks. In an exemplary method, a WEMD measures a physiological parameter and conveys that physiological parameter to a WEMD-receiver using messages that simulate at least one message from a cover device, for example by embedding physiological data in a message from a simulated cover device. In some embodiments, the WEMD sends messages that simulate traffic patterns of the cover device. The cover device may be a device not associated with serious medical conditions, such as a fitness-oriented heart rate monitor. In some embodiments, the simulation is discontinued under emergency conditions or in particular regions that are deemed to be safe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: PCMS Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Ari Juels
  • Patent number: 10228891
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for controlling a display device. Aspects of the disclosure provide a method controlling a display device. The method includes detecting an object on a pad; determining whether the object is a user; determining an identity of the user when it is determined that the object is the user; determining at least one user preference associated with the user based on the identity of the user; and transmitting, to the display device, at least one instruction to display information associated with the at least one user preference. When determining the identity of the user, the method includes determining that the user is a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Ke Wu, Xinyu Liu
  • Patent number: 10229189
    Abstract: Aspects include generation of automated response follow-up. A response to a question 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. The response follow-up system modifies an aspect of a user interface based on the one or more follow-up questions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jose Barbosa, Ashok T. Kumar, Dan O'Connor, William G. O'Keeffe, David D. Taieb
  • Patent number: 10228311
    Abstract: An embodiment of the method of the invention is a method of automating information flow in a laboratory performing tissue staining comprising positioning a networked label printer adjacent to a cutting station, the printer configured to access patient data directly or indirectly from the hospital LIS, the printer being configured with a data element scanner in electronic communication with said printer; inputting data from a tissue cassette-associated data element at said printer, whereby inputting data comprises reading the data from the cassette-associated data element and uploading the cassette data to the LIS; identifying the corresponding test protocol identifier and then downloading the test protocol data to the printer; printing information on labels corresponding to each test specified in the LIS for the patient; attaching a single label to each slide; and cutting a tissue section for each labeled slide and mounting the section on the slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: VENTANA MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC
    Inventors: Randy Stephens, Brian H. Kram
  • Patent number: 10229187
    Abstract: Aspects include determination of automated response follow-up. A response to a question 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 determines one or more follow-up questions based on the one or more response terms. The response follow-up system modifies an aspect of a user interface based on the one or more follow-up questions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jose Barbosa, Ashok T. Kumar, Dan O'Connor, William G. O'Keeffe, David D. Taieb
  • Patent number: 10231077
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a healthcare provider with an electronic medical record of a patient, a recommendation, or an alert relating to the patient, based on an analysis of the patient's health data. Multiple electronic repositories may store the patient's health data as disaggregated health data. The patient's health data may be organized in a Healthcare Identity Graph providing a comprehensive medical history of the user. A device of the patient may access and analyze the patient's health data in response to detecting an event. The device can generate outputs or trigger actions based on the analysis of the patient's health data, and record the outputs or actions in the patient's Healthcare Identity Graph. Authentication and verification of the outputs or actions are stored at a Healthcare Liability Graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: eIngot LLC
    Inventors: William J. Raduchel, Art Spivy
  • Patent number: 10229288
    Abstract: A method for providing data security comprises operatively connecting sensing elements with a user, sensing characteristics of the user via the sensing elements, wherein each of the sensing elements comprises at least one unique semiconductor identifier. The at least one unique semiconductor identifier and data concerning the sensed characteristics is transmitted from the sensing elements to a data analytics engine, and at least one unique biological identifier associated with the user is attached to the transmission of the at least one unique semiconductor identifier and the data concerning the sensed characteristics. The method further includes verifying by the data analytics engine that the at least one unique semiconductor identifier of the sensing elements and the at least one biological identifier are valid, analyzing by the data analytics engine the data concerning the sensed characteristics, and generating and transmitting a response based on the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bing Dang, John U. Knickerbocker, Minhua Lu
  • Patent number: 10224117
    Abstract: A computer readable medium stores instructions configured to cause a home therapy machine to allow an at home patient selection of a device program from a plurality of device programs stored on the home therapy machine and perform an at home treatment using fluid flow equipment provided by the home therapy machine according to the selected device program. The instructions are further configured to receive data generated during the at home treatment and generate at least one log file based upon the received data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    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: 10223504
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for medication therapy management programs. One embodiment of the invention includes a comprehensive, technology-enhanced pharmacy system for patients following a complex medication to regimen comprising a treatment database, communications interface, and a personal medication cartridge configured to store medication and configured based on a treatment optimization algorithm. Another embodiment of the invention includes a medication administration apparatus comprising computer processing hardware, a user interface, an interface for receiving a personal medication cartridge including medication dose packets labeled with computer-readable identification or an RFID mechanism, a medication ejection mechanism, and a medication dispensing sensor. The medication administration apparatus utilizes medication dose packets and prescription information and identifies individual dose packets using computer-readable information or an RFID mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: MEDICASAFE, INC
    Inventor: Matthew James Ervin
  • Patent number: 10225224
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and process disclosed herein, provide a service platform that enables data exchange between requesters and providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: PRIORITY REPLY NETWORKS, LLC
    Inventors: Scott D. Reynolds, David L. Finke
  • Patent number: 10223508
    Abstract: Storing, building, managing, and controlling consumer personal information, including: building at least one level of personal information according to a standard; storing the personal information on a consumer rights locker; defining a scope of access under terms of a consumer to control access to the consumer rights locker; transmitting a plurality of parameters needed to access the consumer rights locker; receiving a request to access the consumer rights locker and the plurality of parameters; comparing the plurality of parameters to the scope of access; and granting access to the consumer rights locker when it is determined that the request is valid, wherein the request is valid when the plurality of parameters includes an access right that is consistent with information in the scope of access. Keywords include consumer rights locker and personal information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY PICTURES TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Richard Berger, Mitch Singer
  • Patent number: 10217171
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a communication may be received from a customer in connection with an insurance policy. A system may then transmit, to a service representative device, data associated with an insurance knowledge management enterprise portal displaying information to facilitate interaction with the customer. A type of insurance event associated with the communication from the customer may be determined, and customized data associated with the insurance knowledge management enterprise portal may be transmitted to the service representative device, the customized data being based at least in part on the type of insurance event associated with the communication from the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hartford Fire Insurance Company
    Inventors: Mark Richard Wagner, Sandra J. Stevens, Belinda A. Lellock, Anthony Jason Ma'luf, Kurt E. Grashaw
  • Patent number: 10217529
    Abstract: A resource tracking system for monitoring the status of multiple resources, displaying the status of those resources to medical personnel, and mirroring the status information to multiple displays for remote users is disclosed. In the preferred embodiment, the tracking system is used to track the availability of beds in a hospital or treatment facility. The resource tracking system comprises a resource tracking board and a server. The board comprises a re-writable surface with a plurality of buttons and lights arrayed in one or more columns; and, a network interface operably coupled to the plurality of buttons and plurality of lights. The lights are configured to emit at least three colors including green when the associated resource is available, yellow when the resource is reserved, and red when the resource is in use. The server is configured to generate interactive displays enabling remote users to observe and reserve available resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: GETHELP, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony Michael Greco, Andrew Bodis, Thomas A. Sollars, II
  • Patent number: 10210535
    Abstract: Techniques for dynamically generating feedback based on contextual information and providing the feedback to a user are provided. A service provider determines, based on contextual information related to a user (such as personal information previously provided by the user) interactive data to display to the user. The type of interactive data may correspond to the type of personal information submitted by the user or derived by the service provider. The interactive data may be based on other users that have already registered with the service provider. In this way, a user is able to (1) view current and relevant information that is related to the user and (2) see the value that the user receives by providing additional personal information. Subsequent interactive data may be based on multiple personal data items that the service provider receives from the user. These techniques are also applicable after a user has registered with a service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yang Zhou, Lixin Feng, Yu Cao, Raviraj Jain, Alexis Baird, Xin Fu
  • Patent number: 10210311
    Abstract: The method and system may provide a service that allows a customer to order refills of one or more prescription medications in a quick and hassle-free manner from a remote location using a computer or mobile device. The customer replies to an electronic refill reminder that includes refill-eligible prescription numbers and a refill reminder identifier. The system receives the refill reply electronic message from the customer and validates the refill reminder identifier associated with the refill reply electronic message. The system then generates a refill order number associated with the refill reminder identifier, retrieves one or more prescription numbers associated with the refill reminder identifier, and transmits the generated refill order number and retrieved one or more prescription numbers for fulfillment. The customer receives a refill order confirmation electronic message from the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: WALGREEN CO.
    Inventor: Anshuman Taneja
  • Patent number: 10192260
    Abstract: A system and method for configuring a set of adjudication rules for use in processing an insurance claim. The method and system comprise defining an adjudication rule and defining a secondary rule container and coupling the adjudication rule to the secondary rule container by a rule reference associated with the content of the secondary rule container. Also implemented is defining a primary rule container and coupling the secondary rule container to the primary rule container by a container reference associated with the content of the primary rule container, the adjudication rule, the containers, and the rule and container reference defining a rule hierarchy for representing the set of adjudication rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: TELUS Health Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Rob Tholl, Raymond Leung, Clayton Russell
  • Patent number: 10192193
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving central pharmacy-type dispensing operations. In one embodiment, a method can include receiving medication order data associated with one or more patients, generating an order worklist based at least in part on the medication order data, creating one or more medication dispensing queues based at least in part on the order worklist, and facilitating output of at least one or more medication dispensing queues for presentation to a pharmacy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: McKesson Specialty Care Distribution Corporation
    Inventor: Larry Glass
  • Patent number: 10185934
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a recommendation engine that may monitor, aggregate, filter, and otherwise process relevant information associated with a user Internet of Things (IoT) environment to provide personal and context-aware recommendations based on relevant real-time knowledge about various IoT devices and other items in the IoT environment. For example, the recommendations may be generated based on ranked associations between the user and the various items in the IoT environment, which may be determined from profiles, states, usage patterns, proximities, and other contextually relevant information about the IoT environment. Furthermore, the recommendations may be uploaded to a recommendation data server, shared with friends, or otherwise used to provide similar recommendations to other users, and in a similar respect, the recommendations may be based on information stored on the recommendation data server and/or recommendations provided to friends or other users having similar profiles to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Binita Gupta
  • Patent number: 10187380
    Abstract: A method for setting a password for operating an application of a user device is provided. The method includes requesting the user device to input a password of the application, and requesting the user device to select device binding information of the user device to associate with the password. The device binding information is obtained from one or more of contact information, a photo, an e-mail, a file, or an address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sunghyun Kim, Sungkyoung Kim, Hyosun Hwang
  • Patent number: 10187441
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for displaying media is provided herein. The method includes the steps of receiving, at a media server, streaming media from a source device located at a first user's premises and transmitting the streaming media from the media server to a display device at the second user's premises. The media server is located remotely from both the first user's premises and the second user's premises. The first user's premises and the second user's premises may be the same. The media server may be located at a cable television headend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: CSC Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence Martell, Brian Sweeney, James A. Blackley, Lena Y. Pavlovskaia
  • Patent number: 10185809
    Abstract: The disclosure generally describes computer-implemented methods, software, and systems for projecting patients having a medical condition by utilizing multiple data sources. One computer-implemented method includes accessing patient data related to multiple patient transactions, each patient transaction representing provision of medical care including one or more pharmaceutical products to a patient. One or more factors are derived for use in projecting the accessed patient data to represent all patient transactions for the geographic area. A first projection of the accessed patient data is calculated using the derived one or more factors. The first calculated projection is compared to pharmaceutical distribution data for the geographic area. The derived factors are adjusted by reducing a difference between one or more components of the first calculated projection and one or more components of the pharmaceutical distribution data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: IQVIA Inc.
    Inventors: Li Zhou, Xiaoping Cai, Timothy A. Hughes
  • Patent number: 10186880
    Abstract: Disclosed is a monitoring apparatus (10) including a user management unit (11) that acquires, in association with each of plural users, a residual power level of a storage battery used by the user, a detection unit (12) that detects a predetermined event, and a setting unit (13) that sets, when the predetermined event is detected, the degree of urgency of need for a predetermined measure for each user based on the residual power level of the storage battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsushi Hamada, Tsuyoshi Satou, Takashi Kobayashi, Togo Murakami
  • Patent number: 10182770
    Abstract: Various aspects provide a system for monitoring and/or analyzing physical states, positions, activities, and/or surroundings corresponding to a plurality of users. The smart devices include: a first processing unit; a first set of sensors for acquiring or generating signals corresponding to at least one physiologic parameter of the user; a second set of sensors including at least one of an accelerometer, a gyroscope, and a geospatial coordinate sensor; a set of image capture devices for capturing images of an environment external to the smart device and generating image data corresponding to each captured image; and a memory storing program instructions that when executed by the first processing unit cause the communication subsystem to wirelessly transmit sensed signals and image data to an electronic or computing destination remote from or external to the smart device; and a set of servers for network communication with the set of smart devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: EINS TECHNOLOGY PTE LTD
    Inventors: Robby Asianto, Jun Lin Wong
  • Patent number: 10178953
    Abstract: An architecture relating to a set-top box for monitoring telehealth and biometric sensors. A subject patient is associated with telehealth and biometric sensors which measure the subject patient's vital signs and other health related attributes. In one aspect, the system includes a set-top box for continuously gathering biometric and telehealth sensor data. The set-top box includes a sensor interface for interfacing with the sensors and supports wireless and wired connections to the sensors. The system additionally may include a system management station for providing feedback to the subject patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lusheng Ji, Robert R. Miller, II
  • Patent number: 10181360
    Abstract: A medical and/or clinical report includes one or more links to various external (and/or internal) data sources and/or systems that include information relevant to the medical report. In an embodiment, a medical report may be in a PDF format and include links to images associated with the exam, information regarding the patient, a scheduling application useful to schedule additional procedures for the patient, and/or any other information associated with the patient or exam. The medical report, including various links, may be generated based on information received from external medical data systems. For example, a medical report from an external system may be updated to include various links to systems and sources of data related to the medical report, as described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: D.R. SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Murray A. Reicher, Evan K. Fram
  • Patent number: 10181114
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for generating an interaction request to initiate a first interaction session using a first interaction channel between a request recipient and a request service provider. The method includes determining an identifier of the interaction request to be generated, determining a task associated with the interaction request, obtaining context data of a plurality of other interaction sessions associated with the identifier, determining a subset of the context data of the plurality of other interaction sessions and generating the interaction request using the subset of the context data. The interaction request may be a modified version of an initial interaction request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: Dean C. N. Tseretopoulos, Gregory Richard Harper, Sarabjit Singh Walia, Dino Paul D'Agostino, John Jong-Suk Lee, Paul Mon-Wah Chan, Rakesh Thomas Jethwa, Tae Gyun Moon
  • Patent number: 10181011
    Abstract: In a system for distributed computing in a health care environment in which multiple different applications are in use connected on a common computer network, the improvement comprising at least one clinical exchange server on the network, the clinical exchange server including memory, the clinical exchange server programmed to perform the steps of (i) maintaining a separate patient record for each of a plurality of patients wherein each patient record includes an event registry including separate event data subsets for each event recorded by any of the different applications where each event data subset indicates the application that recorded the event and event summary data wherein the event summary data is less than all of the data recorded by the application that recorded the event, (ii) receiving a first query from the first application for patient information associated with a first patient where the first query includes information usable to identify an event in the event registry, (iii) using the info
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: EPIC SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Carl Dvorak, Khiang Seow, Charles Young
  • Patent number: 10180869
    Abstract: Monitoring the health of a computer system and suggesting an order of repair when problems within the computer system have been identified. Problem(s) and problem entity(s) within the computer system are identified during monitoring. Relationship(s) of the problem entities with other entities in the computer system are identified. A relationship type for each of the identified relationship(s) is determined. A combination of the identified problem(s), the identified problem entity(s), and the determined relationship type(s) is analyzed to determine an order in which repairs of one or more user-visible entities of the computing system should occur in order to address the identified problem(s). An alert comprising the determined order of the repairs is then presented to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Say Go, Donald MacGregor, Gregorio Maeso, Noah Aaron Cedar Davidson
  • Patent number: 10176690
    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: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Damon Herbst, Cassie Lyn Bahr, Rajneesh Mehra, Jamie Brothers, Jay Christopher Vaglio, Matt Ryan Anderson