Patent Number: 6,311,163

Title: Prescription-controlled data collection system and method

Abstract: A prescription-controlled diagnostic data collection system for collecting, storing and receiving medical diagnostic data. A remote medical diagnostic device is configured to collect and transmit diagnostic data. A health service provider prepares a prescription that authorizes the remote diagnostic device to collect and/or transmit diagnostic data. The prescription includes an identifier unique to the device. A central server receives and stores the prescription from the prescribing party and stores status and data information associated with the prescription. A base unit transfer data and authorization information between the remote medical diagnostic device and the server. The remote diagnostic device is operable by a patient independently of the server and the health care provider to collect the diagnostic data, and is operable to transmit the diagnostic data to the server when appropriate authorizations have been received by the base unit from the server.

Inventors: Sheehan; David M. (Poway, CA), Nitzberg; Mark J. (Cambridge, MA), Fitzgerald; Patrick J. (San Diego, CA)


International Classification: G06F 017/60 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018