06681003 is referenced by 174 patents and cites 6 patents.

A method and system of monitoring information received from a patient-worn medical device is disclosed. A medical device, such as a portable or implantable device, collects patient and operational information, which information is transmitted to central location, such as a doctor's office or device manufacturer's location. The data collected can be analyzed to monitor both the patient health parameters as well as the operation of the device. Trend analysis can be performed in order for a physician to diagnose the patient's health and a medical device technician can insure correct functioning of the device itself. Communication between the central location and the medical device is preferably done through a modem connection, and software and other updates can be automatically transmitted to the medical device during data download from the device to the central location. Physicians and technicians can access the central location from any home or office computer via the internet.

Title
Data collection and system management for patient-worn medical devices
Application Number
10/197159
Publication Number
6681003 (B2)
Application Date
July 16, 2002
Publication Date
January 20, 2004
Inventor
Thomas Kaib
North Huntingdon
PA, US
Marshal Linder
Pittsbrugh
PA, US
Agent
Buchanan Ingersoll P C
US
Assignee
Lifecor
PA, US
IPC
H04M 11/00
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