Today’s healthcare marketplace is driven by increasing pressure for cost controls and improved efficiency. Thousands of electronic documents containing proprietary information are shared each day among multiple institutions like physicians’ offices, hospitals, diagnostic centers, etc. Managing and sharing this data is critical. One of the biggest challenges is to create and maintain an information exchange system so that each participant has efficient and effective access to the information. This patent describes methods that address this challenge through a telecommunications network-based healthcare information system. Some advantages of the method include faster access and increased flexibility and safety of the electronic healthcare data.
Title – Network-based healthcare information systems
Patent Holder – AT&T
Patent ID – 7298836