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Automated, personal health monitoring

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000183588D
Original Publication Date: 2009-May-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-May-28
Document File: 1 page(s) / 19K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A method and system for intelligent, automated personal health monitoring

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Automated, personal health monitoring

Disclosed is a system for intelligently monitoring personal health care records. With the rise in health care costs, the increased focus on personal health and the rising number of "at-risk"

patients, it is beneficial to improve the accuracy and relevance of information available related to

a person's health.

It has long been recognized that as the average life span increases, new challenges arise with

providing medical services to a larger aging population. With the increase in medical

technology available to health care providers, there is also a large increase in the amount of data related to patients' health records and history.

For health care providers, whether they are EMT's, urgent care clinic's,

primary care physicians

or hospital staff, having access to the most complete and up-to-date information for a given

patient is critical in providing the best care. For an aging patient, often geographically distant

from relatives, having a system to monitor health signals and provide guidance/advice enables a choice of residing in non-assisted living conditions and provides some additional reassurance to both the patient and relatives.

To solve these issues, we disclose a system that uses a mobile medical monitoring device capable of reading signals (heart rate, blood pressure, blood sugar level,

pacemaker status, etc.)

personal-ADT) that

tracks medical history/records and monitors de...