The patents (US Patent Nos. 11,288,327 and 11,295,062) describe an innovative, highly optimized and flexible method of displaying electronic medical records ("EMRs") on a screen or in print. The patents are insured with patent abatement insurance by Lloyds of London.
The patents describe how to recycle previously wasted white space on the screen and using that wasted space to display EMRs in a format that is both easier to read and takes less vertical height to display the same content. That, in turn, allows more content to fit on a single page, resulting in less scrolling to review a client's chart.
Speaking of scrolling, the typical EMR was designed around a siloed system where the user would open one "document" at a time, and possibly have to close that document before viewing the next document. That makes reviewing a complete client chart a very tedious process. Our EMR Browser relies on predefined tabs (similar to a web browser, but not exposed to the internet) where the user just scrolls down a little further on the tab to view the next client document - there is no opening and closing of individual documents - unless the administrator specifically configured it that way. The user defined tabs can, for example, contain whole documents, or just take one or two lines from a document. The process is highly flexible and customizable to the specific type of user. That is much more efficient than aiming a mouse to open each document. At the same time, our EMR Browser tracks exactly what was displayed on the screen for later audit purposes.
The initial EMR host for our EMR Browser is Ti*, but it is written in such a way that the software will be adaptable to any EMR manufacturer. We had anticipated having our EMR Browser released on December 15, 2023, but decided to hold off on that date because we wanted the first version to be even easier to visualize and customize tab content. If the first EMR Browser is not easy enough to customize, the whole project could fail to ever get a foothold in the industry. So, it is better to wait than prematurely release it to meet some artificial, self imposed, deadline.
The EMR Browser allows the administrator to select which document items (whole documents or individual fields from a document) are to appear on each tab and which document items will never appear on the screen for a particular user or user group. This allows restricting viewing of specific information to only a small group of EMR users. The user groups are taken from the security levels, individual users and a grouping of users maintained within the EMR itself. The customization part could make it hard for an administrator to determine why a specific user does or does not have access to a particular piece of information because users could be included in multiple groups. Once a user is viewing the EMR Browser, the most restrictive access for any group that specific user is a part of is applied. We wanted to make that easier for the administrator to determine who has access to which fields and why, so we slowed down at that point.