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The following quote was obtained by the news editors from the background information supplied by the inventors: "Patient monitoring systems include alert systems. For example, alert systems may identify simple alert conditions such as a blood pressure exceeding a certain threshold. Proprietary systems include interfaces to display alerts."
In addition to the background information obtained for this patent application, VerticalNews journalists also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent application: "According to the present disclosure, disadvantages and problems associated with previous techniques for alert management may be reduced or eliminated,
"In certain embodiments, a method for automating complex alerts includes receiving, at a complex alert interface, first parameters and a first comparison operator. The first parameters and the first comparison operator are indicative of a first condition. The method further includes receiving, at the complex alert interface, second parameters and a second comparison operator. The second parameters and the second comparison operator are indicative of a second condition. The method further includes generating, at the complex alert interface, a complex alert expression based on a mathematical aggregate of the first condition and the second condition. The method further includes evaluating the complex alert expression to initiate display of at least one alert.
"Certain embodiments of the present disclosure may provide one or more technical advantages. Conventional alert management systems include simple logic to detect alert conditions such as variables crossing thresholds. While many patient conditions may be detected by examining a combination of variables crossing thresholds, some patient conditions, such as sepsis, require complex logic to examine the number and type of variables. According to certain embodiments of the present disclosure, a complex alert interface addresses these challenges and facilitates a quick understanding of complex conditions such as the detection of sepsis. In one embodiment, the complex alert interface may be configured to detect one or more complex conditions. In one embodiment, the complex alert interface allows users to configure derived parameters and automated alerts that involve mathematical aggregate functions (count, sum) of the complex conditions. Thus, the possibilities for users, such as clinicians, to use alert systems, create derived parameters, identify complex medical conditions, and monitor patients may be expanded and the level of patient care improved.
"Certain embodiments of the present disclosure may include some, all, or none of the above advantages. One or more other technical advantages may be readily apparent to those skilled in the art from the figures, descriptions, and claims included herein. Moreover, while specific advantages have been enumerated above, various embodiments may include all, some, or none of the enumerated advantages.
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"For a more complete understanding of the present disclosure and its features and advantages, reference is now made to the following description, taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which:
"FIG. 1 illustrates an example system for automating complex alerts, according to certain embodiments of the present disclosure;
"FIG. 2 illustrates an example remote device of the system for patient monitoring of FIG. 1, according to certain embodiments of the present disclosure;
"FIG. 3 illustrates one embodiment of an example display that may be generated by the mobile patient monitor of FIG. 2 to allow a user to configure a custom alert, according to certain embodiments of the present disclosure;
"FIG. 4 illustrates one embodiment of an example display that may be generated by the mobile patient monitor of FIG. 2 to allow a user to configure a complex alert, according to certain embodiments of the present disclosure;
"FIG. 5 illustrates one embodiment of an example display that may be generated by the mobile patient monitor of FIG. 2 to allow a user to configure a derived parameter for a complex alert, according to certain embodiments of the present disclosure; and
"FIG. 6 illustrates an example method for automating complex alerts, according to certain embodiments of the present disclosure."
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