Method and apparatus for alerting patients and medical personnel of emergency medical situations
Computer system and method for storing medical histories using a carrying size card Patent #: 5659741
ApplicationNo. 721182 filed on 09/27/1996
US Classes:705/3, Patient record management705/2, Health care management (e.g., record management, ICDA billing)707/1, DATABASE OR FILE ACCESSING707/3, Query processing (i.e., searching)707/10Distributed or remote access
ExaminersPrimary: Peeso, Thomas R.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassG06K 007/00
AbstractA medical records system that creates and maintains all patient data electronically. The system captures patient data, such as patient complaints, lab orders, medications, diagnoses, and procedures, at its source at the time of entry using a graphical user interface having touch screens. Using pen-based portable computers with wireless connections to a computer network, authorized healthcare providers can access, analyze, update and electronically annotate patient data even while other providers are using the same patient record. The system likewise permits instant, sophisticated analysis of patient data to identify relationships among the data considered. Moreover, the system includes the capability to access reference databases for consultation regarding allergies, medication interactions and practice guidelines. The system also includes the capability to incorporate legacy data, such as paper files and mainframe data, for a patient.