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Access to medical monitoring device service is controlled by inputting a set of identification data elements into a medical monitoring device system, which then establishes a communication link with a central unit and communicating the set of identification data elements to the central unit. The medical monitoring device system and the central unit cooperatively determining whether the medical monitoring device may be activated for rendering medical monitoring device service, by evaluating the set of identification data elements as to whether they meet a set of basic structural requirements, and obtaining financial or other authorization from a third-party source. In the event that the identification data elements meet the set of basic structural requirements and the authorization is obtained, the central, unit issues an activation signal to the medical monitoring device system over the communication link.

Title
Method for controlling access to medical monitoring device service
Application Number
9/841154
Publication Number
6664893 (B1)
Application Date
April 23, 2001
Publication Date
December 16, 2003
Inventor
Bobby E Rogers
San Diego
CA, US
William R Marable
Carlsbad
CA, US
Doug C Eveland
Carlsbad
CA, US
Agent
Fish & Richardson P C
US
Assignee
CardioNet
CA, US
IPC
G08B 1/08
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