System and method for dynamically adjusting patient therapy

  • US 7,860,583 B2
  • Filed: 08/25/2004
  • Issued: 12/28/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/25/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for managing therapy provided to a patient, comprising:

  • a communication system, the communication system configured to provide two way transmission of information over the communication system;

    a medication delivery device having a processor and a memory associated with the processor for storing programs for operating the processor to control the medication delivery device, the medication delivery device also including a communication means, an input device for entering medication delivery parameters, and a display, all in operable communication with the processor, the medication delivery device capable of communicating over the communication system through its communication means;

    at least one server operably connected to the communication system, the at least one server configured to access a database representative of at least one institutionally determined rule, and also configured to monitor activity of the medication delivery device and provide the medication deliver device with patient and drug information and operating commands;

    wherein medication delivery parameters entered into the medication delivery device using the input device is communicated to the server and the server compares the communicated medication delivery parameters to information stored in the database of at least one institutionally determined rule to determine if the communicated medication delivery parameters fall within a range of values indicated as acceptable by the at least one institutionally determined rule; and

    wherein if the comparison indicates that the communicated medication delivery parameters do not fall within a range of values indicated as acceptable;

    the at least one server provides an alert to a caregiver and dynamically adjusts the medication delivery parameters to acceptable values.

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