Medical alert distribution system with selective filtering of medical information

  • US 5,576,952 A
  • Filed: 03/09/1993
  • Issued: 11/19/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/09/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A medical alert distribution system for distributing information messages to an authorized user, said system comprising:

  • a source of inbound information records, each information record containing a name and a current value;

    a host computer coupled to said source, said host computer including(A) a first memory for storing selection and limit parameters, provided by the authorized user from a remote location, as a first database, said limit parameters including an initial limit and an incremental limit;

    (B) means for selectively filtering the inbound information records in response to said selection and limit parameters, said means for selectively filtering includingfirst means, for comparing said selection parameter against said information records to determine if a said information record name matches said selection parameter, and for asserting a flag associated with said information record having said name which matches said selection parameter;

    second means, coupled to said first means for comparing, for comparing said current value of said information record with said initial limit parameter when said flag associated with said information record is asserted;

    means, coupled to said comparing means, for creating a selectively filtered message in response to said matched condition, said selectively filtered message including said current value of the information record; and

    (C) means for distributing said selectively filtered message to the authorized user.

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