05867821 is referenced by 600 patents and cites 13 patents.

This new and unique method and apparatus is used for the distribution and administration of medical services, entertainment services, electronic medical records, educational information, etc. to a patient's individual electronic patient care station (PCS) interconnected to a master library (ML) which stores data in digital compressed format, through a local medical information network. The patient/medical personnel interact with this medical information network through the unique PCS and receives the requested service or data from the master library. The data is then displayed either on the associated television set or video monitor or through wireless/IR communications to a peripheral personal data assistant (pen based computer technology) The data for text, audio, and video information is all compressed digitally to facilitate distribution and only decompressed at the final stage before viewing/interaction.

Title
Method and apparatus for electronically accessing and distributing personal health care information and services in hospitals and homes
Application Number
241405
Publication Number
5867821
Application Date
February 16, 1996
Publication Date
February 2, 1999
Inventor
Michael Mulhall
Ottawa
CA
Douglas J Ballantyne
Nepean
CA
Assignee
Paxton Developments
CA
IPC
G06F 17/60
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