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Method and System for Prioritization and Scheduling of Health Services based on Patient Wellness

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000223829D
Publication Date: 2012-Nov-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 48K

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Abstract

A method and system for prioritization and scheduling of health services based on patient wellness is disclosed.

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Method and System for Prioritization and Scheduling of Health Services based on Patient Wellness

Disclosed is a method and system for prioritization and scheduling of health services based on patient wellness.

The method and system identifies patients requiring higher priority and scheduling of healthcare services by analyzing one or more parameters such as, but not limited to, voice quality and medical history, as shown in figure. In an exemplary scenario, the method and system analyzes the patient condition at the time a request for an appointment is made. Depending on the nature of the health concerns, determined by the description of the symptoms, illness, and patient history, a preliminary diagnosis is determined and used to set an appointment and schedule.

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In an exemplary scenario, the patient calls a health care service and starts speaking. Subsequently, the system analyzes the voice of the patient. The system analyzes features such as voice quality (low tone, long pauses, voice strain), wellness cues (indicating the wellness of the patient, such as coughing, raspy voice, sniffling, sneezing, breathing, etc.) and severity of the voice, for example, quantity of coughing, voice strain, etc. The system also determines preliminary diagnosis based on parameters such as, analyzing the speech, medical history and medical trends associated with the geography of the patient.

Thereafter, a confidence or risk level is associated with the preliminary diagnosis...