05764923 is referenced by 148 patents and cites 24 patents.

In a medical network management system (NMS) (20), health plan beneficiaries access a team of health care professionals over the telephone to help them assess their health needs and select appropriate care. The NMS (20) has a patient assessment component (22). The patient assessment component consists of a set of information tools which are used by health care professionals to assess patient conditions and assist in the selection of health care services and to help patients find appropriate care at the appropriate time. The tools include a comprehensive, automated set of proprietary assessment algorithms (26) which are based on branched chain algorithms utilizing Bayes theorem. These unique, clinical tools enable a trained nurse or other health care professional to sort patients into different risk categories, safely and effectively without requiring a medical diagnosis. Patients can then be guided to an appropriate level and type of care for their problem(s) based on their level of risk and set of potential needs.

Title
Medical network management system and process
Application Number
180090
Publication Number
5764923
Application Date
November 22, 1995
Publication Date
June 9, 1998
Inventor
Barry W Wolcott
Devwoon
MD, US
Elizabeth M Snowden
Boulder
CO, US
Joseph P Tallman
Boulder
CO, US
Agent
Cooley Godward
Assignee
Access Health
CA, US
IPC
G06F 159/00
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