(i9) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (i0) Pub. No.: US 2008/0004502 Al
ASH et al. (43) Pub. Date: Jan. 3,2008
(54) KEY NOTIFICATIONS IN A CLINICAL COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT
(75) Inventors: MICHAEL A. ASH,
PARKVILLE, MO (US); JOHN
Q. DEVERTER, LIBERTY, MO
(US); HAL W. SCHIERTS,
SHAWNEE, KS (US)
SHOOK, HARDY & BACON L.L.P.
Intellectual Property Department
2555 GRAND BOULEVARD
KANSAS CITY, MO 64108-2613
(73) Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.,
OVERLAND PARK, KS (US)
(21) Appl. No.: 11/427,623
(22) Filed: Jun. 29, 2006
(51) Int. CI.
A61B 5/00 (2006.01)
(52) U.S. CI 600/300
Automatic triaging of patient information within a clinical computing environment is provided. Items of patient information are received, and each item is compared against predefined criteria to determine whether the item is timesensitive. If an item satisfies a threshold of time-sensitivity, a key notification is provided for the item. A clinician may receive the key notification regardless of the view or application in which the clinician is working. The clinician may directly navigate from the key notification to the associated information, access additional information if necessary, and resolve the condition. Additionally, clinicians may control the triaging of information by specifying patient populations and thresholds required to trigger key notifications.