System and method for electronically managing medical data files

  • US 7,856,456 B2
  • Filed: 04/30/2010
  • Issued: 12/21/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/24/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A network server arrangement, comprising:

  • a. a processor;

    b. a machine readable storage encoded with software for execution by the processor to service a request by a client that is physically remote from the network server and communicates with the network server via a data network; and

    c. the network server arrangement being responsive to a request by the client to access a medical record of an individual, for;

    i. generating a response to the client, the response including summary medical record data which contains;

    1. a summary information component, the summary information component including a plurality of data elements associated with the individual, at least one of the data elements conveying medical information about the individual;

    2. a pointers component including at least one pointer that points to a network location containing importable medical information in connection with the individual that is not contained in the summary information component, the pointer including;

    a. a machine readable address part for processing by the client, to allow the client to import the medical information from the network location;

    b. a label part for displaying to a user at the client the nature of the medical information residing at the network location; and

    ii. transmitting the response to the client via the data network.

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