Remote health monitoring and maintenance system

  • US 7,624,028 B1
  • Filed: 10/20/1999
  • Issued: 11/24/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/17/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A networked health-monitoring system, comprising:

  • (i) a plurality of remote patient sites corresponding to a plurality of patients, each of the remote patient sites including (a) at least one display, (b) a data management unit configured to facilitate collection of patient health-related data, (c) at least one memory and (d) stored program instructions for generating health-monitoring related information on the display;

    (ii) at least one central server connectable for communication with the data management unit at each of the remote patient sites; and

    (iii) at least one computer remotely located from the remote patient sites, remotely located from the central server and configured for signal communication with the central server,wherein (a) the computer is configured to transmit particular information related to a particular one or more of the patients to the central server in response to a first input received from a healthcare professional, (b) the central server is configured to wait for one or more respective communication links to be established between the central server and the data management units, (c) each of the data management units is configured to establish the respective communication links with the central server in response to said particular information received from the computer to cause the remote patient site to enter a communications mode, (d) the central server is configured to send the particular information to the remote patient sites of the particular patients in response to establishing the respective communication links, (e) each of the program instructions of the particular patients is configured to generate a presentation of the particular information in response to (1) the particular patient commanding the remote patient site into a display mode and (2) interactive control inputs received from the particular patient, and (f) each of the program instructions of the particular patients is configured to generate at least one message within the particular information on the displays in response to the interactive control inputs.

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