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ON THE FLY CUSTOMIZATION WITHIN AN ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD (EMR) CONTEXT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247085D
Publication Date: 2016-Aug-03

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Abstract

A technique that enables customization within an electronic medical record (EMR) is disclosed. The technique enables a clinic or a clinician to customize the EMR based on their interaction with a patient. The customization is done by selecting icons to hide or show items while working with the patient. In this way, the clinician tunes view of the EMR according to information that is most relevant to the clinician. There are two components in a software tool design system for depicting the EMR. The components include a tile and a slate. Tile is a group of information and the slate is a group of tiles. In each category or component, a user can hide or show information on the tile and slate, move information into different priority positions and add information in order to have a streamlined view of record of the patients.

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ON THE FLY CUSTOMIZATION WITHIN AN ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD (EMR) CONTEXT

BACKGROUND

The present invention relates generally to an electronic medical record (EMR) and more particularly to a technique that enables customization within an EMR.

Generally, customization in an electronic medical record (EMR) is performed at a technical level, for example, at an information technology (IT) level. The EMR includes specific encounter forms that display every possible relevant data. A user then sifts through the data to acquire relevant information. However, sifting through the data to acquire relevant information requires ample time, which results in time delays while attending patients.

Therefore, it would be desirable to have a technique that enables customization within an EMR to save time of the user

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BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

Figure 1 depicts an example of removing an item in a tile. Gear icon in top right of a user interface is selected to turn over the tile. Upon selecting the red X, tile items are put in an edit mode.

Figure 2 depicts an example of dragging and dropping the tile items into a different sequence.

Figure 3 depicts an example of searching an item on a panel and adding the item to a slate.

Figure 4 depicts an example of addition of a panel into the slate through search.

Figure 5 depicts an example of searching laboratory data (cholesterol) on a tile item and adding the data to a custom tile.

Figure 6 depict an example of an overflow tile.

Figure 7 depicts an example of customizing a slate by flipping the slate.

Figure 8 depicts an example of re-arrangement of tiles within the slate.

Figure 9 depicts an example of a slate having different views as shown by buttons present at top position of the user interface.

Figure 10 depicts an example of flipping of the tile. In this example, a 6th item is added to the tile and upon adding a 7th item to the tile, a new tile is spawned.

Figure 11 depicts an example of flipping of the slate. In such case, when the slate is flipped, search capabilities are available on each tile.

Figure 12 depicts an example of controls on the slate.

Figure 13 depicts editing state of the vitals slate.

Figure 14 illustrates spawning of a new tile to accommodate more information.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

A technique that enables customization within an electronic medical record (EMR) is disclosed. The technique enables a clinic or a clinician to customize the EMR based on their interaction with a patient. The customization is done by selecting icons to hide or show items while working with the patient. In this way, the clinician tunes view of the EMR according to information that is most relevant to the clinician.

There are two components in the software tool design system for depicting the EMR. The components include a tile and a slate. Tile is a group of information and the slate is a group of tiles. In each category or component, a user can hide or show information on the tile and slate, move information into...