Original Publication Date: 1995-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Apr-03
There exist today, computer based programs that can alert a user when there is a problem detected by a computer. For example, a hospital computer sys- tem may employ a program to run every 15 minutes and check the ICU room's temperatures. If the tem- perature were to reach a certain level, the on-shill technician is alerted to come and investigate for prob- lems. If however, the computer PC that was run- ning this program were to fail, the technician might not ever be informed of any problem until the fol- lowing morning. On the other hand, to have the computer send a page every 15 minutes to remind the technician that the computer 'is alive' would create an environment where the pager wearer would eventually ignore the page. This 'no page alert' con- cept can solve this problem.