Patent Number: 8,219,416

Title: Patient bed search and management system

Abstract: An automated search system uses data indicating clinical and non-clinical needs of a patient to provide a ranked list of candidate beds, status of beds and availability of a specific type of bed having a particular set of clinical attributes, using a score value derived using configurable rules for comparing patient requirements with bed characteristics. A patient bed search system includes at least one repository including bed information for multiple beds in a healthcare facility comprising multiple clinical attributes including current availability for individual beds of the multiple beds. A bed management processor automatically employs the bed information in providing data representing a candidate list of beds for a particular patient in response to clinical and non-clinical requirements associated with the particular patient and a request to allocate a bed for the particular patient. A user interface generates data representing at least one display image presenting the candidate list of beds for a particular patient.

Inventors: Auker; Gerrit Dean (Exton, PA), Buccellato; Vincent Anthony (Chester Springs, PA), Grattan; Robin J (West Chester, PA)

Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.

International Classification: G06Q 10/00 (20120101); G06Q 50/00 (20120101)

Expiration Date: 2020-07-10 0:00:00