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Physician Advisory Treatment Support System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039358D
Original Publication Date: 1987-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kun, LG: AUTHOR

Abstract

This is an intelligent system that integrates four different tasks. Data is first collected in realtime with a monitor at the patient's bedside. For example, this data could consist of heart rate, ECG, temperature and systolic, diastolic and mean arterial pressure. Second, the data is transmitted to a personal computer. Third, with the data in computer storage, a graphic support program and display for the PC will either separate significant events from redundant data and send the noncritical information for storage in the patient's file at the host, or it will access different data bases and search for the right decision (correct advice) according to the data collected.

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Physician Advisory Treatment Support System

This is an intelligent system that integrates four different tasks. Data is first collected in realtime with a monitor at the patient's bedside. For example, this data could consist of heart rate, ECG, temperature and systolic, diastolic and mean arterial pressure. Second, the data is transmitted to a personal computer. Third, with the data in computer storage, a graphic support program and display for the PC will either separate significant events from redundant data and send the noncritical information for storage in the patient's file at the host, or it will access different data bases and search for the right decision (correct advice) according to the data collected. The graphic support program takes input or calculated numerical data and produces charts and graphs which are much easier to interpret than raw numerical data. For example, if the heart rate is low and the systolic blood pressure is low, the system will suggest a set of medications and appropriate dosages. Fourth, a message will appear on the PC that will suggest what to do accordingly. No programming knowledge is required by the user. The system provides interactive prompts to guide the personnel in charge of the patients; and the data, as it is automatically entered in realtime with no operator intervention, triggers a response that alerts nursing personnel and saves critical time. Data from the patient's monitoring devices can be linked easily to access documents or data bases that already contain information on how to treat that patient. As illustrated in the figure, as data i...