Medicomp Systems Awarded Patent for Intelligent Filtering of Clinical Data
WASHINGTON, July 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Medicomp Systems, a physician-driven provider of clinically contextual patient data solutions, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded Medicomp US Patent 10,319,466 for the intelligent filtering of health-related information. The patent covers the method of receiving clinical data, including items encoded in external standard terminologies and code sets, converting the data into clinical concepts included in Medicomp's MEDCIN® clinical relevancy engine, and using the relevancy rankings to filter and present the incoming data to the clinician at the point-of-care based on a specific diagnosis, condition or clinical presentation.
The patented technology enables users to filter and select data by diagnosis or condition allowing clinicians to see the relevant symptoms, history, physical exam findings, tests, therapies, comorbidities and sequelae associated with that condition.
"CMIOs and medical directors have described this newly patented intelligent filtering of health-related information as the 'holy grail' of healthcare IT," said David Lareau, CEO of Medicomp Systems. "Our focus on improving workflows and outcomes and fixing EHRs where they hurt is driving our ongoing innovation and the evolution of our solutions."
This patent, the latest of three recent patents awarded to Medicomp, forms the core of Medicomp's Quippe solutions, which support clinicians at the point-of-care by giving them the information they want to see, when they want to see it, without slowing them down or impeding workflows.
"Together, these three new patents extend the vision of Medicomp founder and President Peter Goltra to improve medical care by giving doctors solutions that enable the electronic review and update of medical records without compromising time with patients," Lareau said. "Our Quippe solutions are transforming the way clinicians provide care to patients—and our patented methods are advancing the filtering and mapping of standard terminologies and code sets, making it easier for clinicians to access relevant patient data at the point-of-care resulting in more precise diagnosis and clinical recommendations."
In 2018, the USPTO issued Medicomp US Patent 9,864,838 for clinically intelligent parsing. The patent covers the method of parsing free text into multiple clinical terms, then searching the MEDCIN engine for clinical relevancy linkages between the terms and diagnoses and associating each term with a potential medical diagnosis. The technology improves the accuracy and precision of converting free text to codified clinical data and enables the filtering of free text using a specific diagnosis.
US Patent 9,396,505 was issued in 2016 for the method of automatically reviewing a patient's history and notifying a user any time a specific data point had previously been documented in a patient's record, and how it had changed over time. This gives clinicians access to the information they need without having to search for details in the chart.
"As we continue to support vendors and clinicians with solutions that streamline clinical documentation, coding and quality reporting initiatives, our recently patented methods will add significant value for users," Lareau said. "We are continuing to develop new technologies to improve the clinician experience and patient outcomes and look forward to announcing additional patented technology in the near future."
MEDCIN is Medicomp's proprietary clinical relevancy engine that includes an intelligent clinical database to support accurate documentation. The engine filters standard terminologies and code sets, including ICD-10, ICD-11, CPT, LOINC, SNOMED CT, RxNorm, DSM5, CTCAE, UNII, CCC, HCPCS, and CVX and provides mapping to more than 1.2 million clinical concepts.
For more information regarding Medicomp's Quippe solutions, visit www.medicomp.com.
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