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Method and System for Scheduling an Appointment for a Patient

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000235452D
Publication Date: 2014-Feb-28
Document File: 4 page(s) / 213K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for scheduling an appointment for a patient. The method and system monitors an environment state, physical and behavioral activities of the patient to create a patient model. The patient model is then utilized to schedule the appointment for the patient.

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Method and System for Scheduling an Appointment for a Patient

Disclosed is a method and system for scheduling an appointment for a patient. The method and system learns a relationship between the patient and a clinic by monitoring activities and personal information of the patient that are associated with the clinic. Here, the activities include, but are not limited to, a visiting pattern of the patient obtained from a visit history, wherein the visit

history includes, but is not limited to, duration, services and date and time of the patient's visit. The personal information includes, but is not limited to, a diagnosed case of the patient, severity of the diagnosed case, and age of the patient.

The method and system then provides a patient model by analyzing the patient activities. Here, the patient model includes but is not limited to, an expected duration of a visit by the patient and a preferred time range for the visit. The patient model is updated

whenever the visit is scheduled and whenever the visit is over.

Additionally, the method and system updates the patient model when there is one of a delayed cancellation of the visit or an absence of the patient for the visit. The method and system then initiates an interactive notification and an adjustment session

with another patient through a mobile phone of the other patient. The interactive notification and the adjustment session are initiated to inform the other patient about the change in the schedule of the visit.

Fig. 1 illustrates components of the system for scheduling the appointment for the patient.

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Figure 1

As shown in fig. 1, the activities biometrics recognizer 102 identifies the behavioral activities 101 of the patient including, but not limited to, sitting, walking, smoking, standing and eating. The behavioral activities 101 and the biometric sensor measurements 103 are used by the patient state de...