Envision Healthcare has been granted a patent for improved systems and devices for medical imaging distribution. The technology involves receiving medical imaging orders, selecting configurations based on urgency and body site, determining utilization factors for radiologist queues, and prioritizing queues for efficient distribution to radiologists. GlobalData’s report on Envision Healthcare gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Envision Healthcare, was a key innovation area identified from patents. Envision Healthcare's grant share as of April 2024 was 57%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Medical imaging distribution system with prioritized radiologist queues

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Envision Healthcare Corp

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11907286B2) discloses a system that involves one or more processing devices connected to servers and nodes through networks. The system's memory stores instructions that, when executed, enable the processing devices to perform various operations. These operations include receiving requests from communication devices at specific nodes for subsets of data files stored in a database, particularly focusing on physiological images. The system extracts source identifiers and metadata elements from these requests, queries lookup tables to identify source servers, translates metadata into record identifiers, establishes data links with source servers, queries for subsets using record identifiers, and transmits status indications over networks.

Furthermore, the patent details additional features such as transmitting status indications to communication devices or computing devices at different nodes, including data reports with analytical data related to physiological images. The system can also query data stores at report servers for further analysis, ensuring efficient data retrieval and transmission processes. The patent emphasizes the importance of transmitting status indications when subsets are located in the source server's database, enhancing communication and data access within the system. Overall, the system described in the patent aims to streamline data retrieval, analysis, and transmission processes across multiple nodes and servers, showcasing advancements in network communication and data management technologies.

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