Medical Patents: 5,963,966 - 6,050,940 - 6,375,614 - 6,723,046
Lichtenstein, et al.
April 20, 2004
health data management method and apparatus
system and methodology for the acquisition of medical data
from multiple, at-home patient measurement devices transfers
the data via telephone communications to a remotely accessed
data management and display system such as a Web-based data
management system. The measurement device, which supports two-way
communications between the patient and the database system,
is extensible to support multiple plug-in medical devices and
devices for patient input or identification. Collection of
data is mediated through an interface device that is connected
via a digital link (serial, network, or digital RF link) to
single or multiple patient measurement devices. This interface
device is connected to a network via wide area network means
including standard phone lines. In the preferred embodiment,
data transfer is mediated through pervasive DTMF phone networks.
Although DTMF is the preferred format, alternative analog or
digital audio tone formats may be used.
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