Patent Number: 7,103,419

Title: System and method for monitoring medication delivery to a patient

Abstract: A care management system in which the management of the administration of care for patients is automated. Hospital information systems are monitored and the information from those systems is used in verifying the administrations of care to patients. The care management system monitors ongoing administrations for progress and automatically updates records and provides alarms when necessary. The care management system is modular in nature but is fully integrated among its modules. Particular lists of data, such as the termination times of all ongoing infusions, provide hospital staff current information for increased accuracy and efficiency in planning. Features include the automatic provision of infusion parameters to pumps for accurate and efficient configuration of the pump, and providing an alarm when an unscheduled suspension of an infusion exceeds a predetermined length of time. A passive recognition system for identifying patients and care givers is provided.

Inventors: Engleson; Joseph J. (Carlsbad, CA), Chamberlain; Craig (Ann Arbor, MI)

Assignee: Cardinal Health 303, Inc.

International Classification: G05B 19/18 (20060101); A61K 9/22 (20060101); A61B 5/00 (20060101); G05B 15/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018