Medical records, documentation, tracking and order entry system

CAFC
  • US 5,823,948 A
  • Filed: 07/08/1996
  • Issued: 10/20/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/08/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A medical records, documentation, tracking and order entry system, comprising at least one fault tolerant file server having at least one fault tolerant backup server, wherein the at least one file server has either standard hard drives or redundant array of independent drives, a software vendor, at least one communications server linked to the at least one file server for receiving incoming transcription and for remote reception of software, maintenance and system updates from the software vendor, a network having a hub and being connected to the file server, peripheral terminals connected to the network in a star configuration with the hub, the peripheral terminals having individual central processing units (CPUs), the CPUs having hard disks, touch screens, monitor, keyboards and mouses connected to the CPUs;

  • software provided in the at least one communication server, in the at least one file server, and in the peripheral CPUs for receiving patient data in the peripheral CPUs via the touch screens, mouses, and keyboards and for storing the patient data in the peripheral CPUs and the at least one file server; and

    a distributed dictation system having inputs adjacent the CPUs, a transcription system for receiving and converting dictation from the inputs into transcribed dictations and the transcription system being connected to the at least one communication server for transmitting the transcribed dictations to the at least one communications server and an electronic storage bin connected to the at least one communication server for placing the transcribed dictations in the electronic storage bin and for transferring the transcribed dictations to the at least one file server, the electronic storage bin storing the transcribed dictations as text associated with the patient data for particular patients, printers connected to the network for printing reports on individual patients and system management reports of system operations, doctor related activities, nursing related activities and patient statistics.

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