US 11,056,229 B2
Systems, methods, and media for laboratory benefit services
Paul Conlin, Burlington, NC (US); Roberto Verrengia, Burlington, NC (US); and Louis Engel, Burlington, NC (US)
Assigned to Beacon Laboratory Benefit Solutions, Inc., Montvale, NJ (US)
Filed by Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, Burlington, NC (US)
Filed on Mar. 13, 2013, as Appl. No. 13/800,450.
Application 13/800,450 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/723,271, filed on Dec. 21, 2012, abandoned.
Application 13/723,271 is a continuation of application No. 13/723,384, filed on Dec. 21, 2012, granted, now 10,664,486.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/584,936, filed on Jan. 10, 2012.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/578,529, filed on Dec. 21, 2011.
Prior Publication US 2013/0197943 A1, Aug. 1, 2013
Int. Cl. G16H 40/20 (2018.01); G16H 50/20 (2018.01); G06F 16/2458 (2019.01); G16H 10/40 (2018.01); G16H 70/60 (2018.01)
CPC G16H 40/20 (2018.01) [G06F 16/2471 (2019.01); G16H 10/40 (2018.01); G16H 50/20 (2018.01); G16H 70/60 (2018.01); Y02A 90/10 (2018.01)] 23 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method, comprising:
generating, by a pass through server, a web portal in a number of portal pages presented by use of portlets, the web portal provideable to an electronic device of a health care provider and useable for receiving user input via the electronic device;
receiving, by the pass through server and from the electronic device of the health care provider, an order request for a first laboratory test for a patient corresponding to the health care provider via the web portal;
verifying, by the pass through server and in response to receiving the order request and prior to completing an order corresponding to the order request for the first laboratory test, an authenticity of the health care provider by authenticating a username and password or a digital certificate associated with the health care provider, wherein verifying the authenticity of the health care provider comprises:
accessing, by the pass through server, an authenticity data store to determine whether the username and password or the digital certificate received from the electronic device of the health care provider authenticates the health care provider;
in response to verifying the authenticity of the health care provider and after receiving the order request for the first laboratory test and prior to completing the order corresponding to the order request for the first laboratory test:
dynamically determining, by an application server in a clustered server environment, a recommended laboratory test for the patient based at least in part on the first laboratory test for the patient and by querying a data store in communication with the application server for medical information corresponding to the patient stored in the data store;
wherein the medical information stored in the data store used in dynamically determining the recommended laboratory test for the patient comprises a medical classification code corresponding to the patient, a health plan corresponding to the patient, and historical medical information corresponding to the patient;
wherein the recommended laboratory test comprises at least one of an additional laboratory test for the patient or an alternate laboratory test for the patient;
determining an availability of a previous sample from the patient for the recommended laboratory test, wherein the availability includes an existence of and a duration of the existence of the previous sample;
sending, by the pass through server and via the web portal, the recommended laboratory test for the patient and an alert based on the availability of the previous sample for the recommended laboratory test to the electronic device of the health care provider asking whether the recommended laboratory test for the patient should be ordered;
receiving, by the pass through server and via the web portal, a response from the electronic device of the health care provider to order the recommended laboratory test for the patient;
completing the order from the health care provider based at least in part on the determining of the availability, wherein the order comprises the recommended laboratory test for the patient;
receiving, by the pass through server and via the web portal, a plurality of selections made on the electronic device of the health care provider to define a presentation customization, the plurality of selections including a selection for displaying raw data, a selection for displaying historical medical information, and a selection for displaying graphical indications;
dynamically generating a test result report in accordance with the presentation customization; and
electronically sending the test result report to at least one of the patient or the health care provider.