Methods and systems for semi-automatic adjustment of medical monitoring and treatment

  • US 7,899,545 B2
  • Filed: 10/31/2007
  • Issued: 03/01/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/31/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An external patient programmer for providing medical monitoring comprising:

  • monitoring circuitry configured for implementing a monitoring program which operates according to a monitoring protocol having monitoring parameters;

    alerting circuitry configured for alerting the patient by implementing an alert program and operating according to an alerting protocol having alert parameters, said protocol including providing patient alerting in response to detection of events and providing patient alerting of proposed changes to at least one monitoring protocol;

    a patient input module configured for obtaining a patient input response and modifying at least one of the alerting protocol and the monitoring protocol based upon this response, and at least one patient response rule which evaluates this response and the recent history of alert events that has occurred;

    a communication module configured for providing communication between the programmer and at least one implanted monitoring device which is configured to communicate with the external patient programmer.

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