US 11,055,664 B2
Computerized system and method for modifying components of healthcare orders which are associated into cross-phase groups
Michael A. Ash, Parkville, MO (US); and John Q. DeVerter, Liberty, MO (US)
Assigned to Cerner Innovation, Inc., Kansas City, KS (US)
Filed by Michael A. Ash, Parkville, MO (US); and John Q. DeVerter, Liberty, MO (US)
Filed on Feb. 22, 2006, as Appl. No. 11/359,012.
Prior Publication US 2007/0198293 A1, Aug. 23, 2007
Int. Cl. G06Q 10/10 (2012.01); G16H 10/60 (2018.01); G16H 20/10 (2018.01)
CPC G06Q 10/10 (2013.01) [G16H 10/60 (2018.01); G16H 20/10 (2018.01)] 22 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of providing an improved user interface in a clinical computing environment for automatically applying modifications to associated components of cross-phase groups in clinical orders, the method comprising:
receiving, utilizing a first computing process, a clinical order that was prescribed to a particular patient, the clinical order having a first component associated with a first phase and a second component associated with a second phase, wherein the first and second components have a first attribute in common, wherein the first phase and the second phase are separated by more than one day, wherein a phase is a sub-plan within a healthcare plan, and wherein the healthcare plan includes multiple orders for treatment of a particular ailment in a patient;
generating the user interface, wherein the user interface comprises:
a navigation portion configured to present the clinical orders that have been received and to receive a user selection of a component of the clinical order,
a cross-phase group details portion configured to present information concerning the selected component and to provide an option to add the selected component to a cross-phase group, wherein the cross-phase group associates components which span multiple phases of the healthcare plan, and
an attribute modification portion configured to receive the modifications to one or more attributes of one or more components in the healthcare plan, wherein the attribute modification portion is presented in response to a user selection of an initiation icon in the user interface;
receiving, via the navigation portion, a user selection of the first component;
receiving, via the cross-phase group details portion, an indication to associate the first component with the cross-phase group;
receiving, via the navigation portion, a user selection of the second component;
receiving, via the cross-phase group details portion, an indication to associate the second component with the cross-phase group;
associating, utilizing a second computing process, the first and second components of the clinical order to form the cross-phase group, wherein membership in the cross-phase group is indicated by displaying a cross-phase group icon associated with members of the cross-phase group, and wherein a user selection of the cross-phase group icon displays the members of the cross-phase group in the user interface;
responsive to a selection of the initiation icon, presenting the attribute modification portion in the user interface;
receiving, via the attribute modification portion in the user interface, utilizing a third computing process, after the clinical order is prescribed to the patient, an indication to modify the first attribute of the first component;
determining, utilizing a fourth computing process, whether the second component has been dithered;
responsive to a determination that the second component has not been dithered, modifying, utilizing a fifth computing process, the first attribute of the first component and, based on the association of the first component and the second component in the cross-phase group, modifying the second component in the same way, whereby a modification applied to the first component is automatically applied to the second component;
responsive to a determination that the second component has been dithered, modifying, using a sixth computing process, the first attribute of the first component, but not the first attribute of the second component, wherein the first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth computing processes are executed utilizing one or more computing devices.