Method and apparatus for an automated and interactive behavioral guidance system
System and method for assessing medical risk
Electronic health care compliance assistance
Prescription reminder system and method
Method of monitoring patient compliance with medications prescriptions
Method for extracting pre-defined data items from medical service records generated by health care providers
Method for mediating social and behavioral processes in medicine and business through an interactive telecommunications guidance system
Medical facility and business: automatic interactive dynamic real-time management
ApplicationNo. 126369 filed on 07/30/1998
US Classes:705/3, Patient record management705/2Health care management (e.g., record management, ICDA billing)
ExaminersPrimary: Smith, Jerry
Assistant: Thompson, Forest Jr.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassG06F 017/60
AbstractA method and apparatus for improving patient compliance with prescriptions utilizes computer terminals to convert prescription information into electronic form as records for each patient. Each such patient record includes information about the patient from the prescription and the prescription itself. In addition, demographic information about the patient is obtained from other commercial databases and added to the patient record. Then a regression analysis is run on the patient records using the various data elements versus the compliance of the patient with the prescription to determine the relative importance of each variable in the prediction. The analysis is used to segregate the patients into demographic clusters and to associate champion intervention messages with each cluster. When a patient's prescription is entered in the system thereafter, the model is used to associate the patient with a cluster and to direct the champion message to that patient. Further, a regression analysis may be run on the patient data to create a model of likelihood of prescription compliance in general by the patient. The result is a probability equation that allows a score to be assigned to each record. Based on this score; the patients most likely to fail to comply with their prescription are sent the champion interventions. As new challenge interventions messages are created additional information is gathered and the regression analysis is re-run. If the challenge message is more successful, it is substituted as the new champion message. The results of these interventions are recorded and appended to the related patient record.