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DOCTOR'S PRESCRIPTION LINK

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006147D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Dec-07
Document File: 1 page(s) / 65K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Richard Hoo: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The Doctor's Prescription Link provides a method for doctors to submit patient prescriptions, via a remote connection, directly to the pharmacy or other processing station. Information would be transmitted, via an RF (radio frequency) link or via cellular com- munication, to a data receiver in a computer at the pharmacy. The information can then be printed or displayed for access by the pharmacy staff. By employing this device, time and mistakes can be reduced by eliminating illegible handwriting problems and filling prescriptions immediately upon doctor confirmation. Also, time needed for pharmacy accounting and inventory can be reduced.

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MOlOROLA INC. Technical Developments Volume 12 April 1991

DOCTOR'S PRESCRIPTION LINK

by Richard Hoo, Juan Fernandez and Jeff Keating

  The Doctor's Prescription Link provides a method for doctors to submit patient prescriptions, via a remote connection, directly to the pharmacy or other processing station. Information would be transmitted, via an RF (radio frequency) link or via cellular com- munication, to a data receiver in a computer at the pharmacy. The information can then be printed or displayed for access by the pharmacy staff. By employing this device, time and mistakes can be reduced by eliminating illegible handwriting problems and filling prescriptions immediately upon doctor confirmation. Also, time needed for pharmacy accounting and inventory can be reduced.

  The Doctor's Prescription Link consists of an alphanumeric keypad device used for doctor input of prescription information. The doctor would be required to input the patient's name, the prescription,

and a password identifying him as an authorized user of the system.

  Via the remote link, the information would be transmitted to the pharmacy. At the pharmacy, a computer would gather the data, verify the password against a central database, log the time and date of the requested prescription, store the data on hard disk for future reference, and print the prescription on a local printer.

  In addition to a prescription link, this device could be used for many types of information gathering systems, incl...