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2015-159 – The Anesthesia Auditing Program Software provides quality improvement for anesthesia medication administration. The program audits all anesthesia medication transactions across a number of databases. The program has demonstrated significant improvements in patient safety, financial charge capture, drug diversion prevention, and documentation accuracy. The program has the ability to work or... Read More
2015-124 – Business Enhancement Analytics Tool (BEAT) is a novel, real-time, cloud-based data analytics platform with multiple functionalities and end users. BEAT has solved hundreds of business cases by unlocking and leveraging data. It can be used on its own but also as a complementary solution for other existing business intelligence frameworks. BEAT offers a variety of functionality that on a high... Read More
Enhancing the Accuracy, Efficiency and Retention of Reading by Health Care Providers Using Electronic Medical Record Systems to Improve the Safety, Effectiveness and Value of Health Care Services
2014-031 – This technology applies and integrates significant, computationally intensive reading tools into electronic medical records (EMR) systems to enhance medical reading performance by individuals who, in any other context, would not be aware of or concerned about their reading performance compared to their peers in their working group. The technology includes: 1. A medical language database... Read More
2012-185 – This technology includes a suite of patents which advance text enhancement methods and apparatus for the presentation of text for improved human reading for the electronic medical record (EMR). The method includes extracting text specific attributes from machine readable text and varying the text presentation in accordance with the attributes. Suite of patents include: -US Patent... Read More
2013-293 – Background: In 2011, Mayo Clinic Florida piloted a skeleton or framework for the scheduling of appointments. After much success, the framework was categorized as best practice and was expanded to include Mayo Clinic Rochester, Mayo Clinic Arizona, and Mayo Clinic Health Systems. Technology Description: The Decision Tree Software - Appointment Scheduling houses the appointment scheduling... Read More
2013-258 – Technology Description: As a patient-driven design, Shared Care Plan creates a compelling, interactive experience for patients to collaborate with their care team. Patients and caregivers have a single place to communicate their priority concerns, to have meaningful conversations around the plan of care and to understand all aspects of their health. This tool is connected to the patient’s... Read More
2013-285 – Mayo Case No.: 2013-285 Title: Application-based VAD Interrogation System to Prevent Adverse Events Background: According to The Advisory Board Company, the incidence of heart failure in the United States continues to increase with the number of new cases reported growing from 500,000 to 676,000 per year. They estimate that 10% of these cases represent class IV heart failure which is... Read More
2013-273 – Background: Aerobic fitness is one of the best predictors of all-cause mortality but not easily assessed on a large scale accurately. Technology Description: A web based health fitness assessment tool which may be carried out at any location and requires nothing more than a device camera, web portal, a step, and a chair. Using technology based light reflection and color spectrum, heart... Read More
2013-225 – MC Health Connection Patient Decision Support Tool is a software program which can aid patients in important medical decision making. The tool works by organizing medical decision making into decision trees. For each potential limb of decision, the program provides education, risks and benefits and the predicted course of care for each choice. It also delivers, for each choice, an... Read More
2013-154 – Synthesis is a platform that provides integration and aggregation across disparate data systems across a common EMR ontology. Synthesis inculdes a rich set of web services as well as viewers for both the Windows and IOS operating systems. Synthesis allows organization to connect an indefinate number of systems and integrate and aggregate them into a consolodated set of data.
2013-152 – This invention record covers following three topics regarding the software development for eye tracking data processing and analysis: 1) Classifying fixations and saccades from raw eye movements and extracting eye tracking features - The analysis of the eye movements is typically performed in terms of “fixations” (maintaing visual gaze within a specific area of the screen or region of... Read More
Improvements to a Novel System for Assessing and Documenting a Trainees Competence in Endoscopic Procedures
2013-112 – This represents improvements to the Mayo Colonoscopy Skills Assessment Tool (MCSAT). The Original MCSAT is a tool designed to be used for assessing endoscopy skills at the bedside In GI fellows throughout the training process. This improvement streamlines the previous tool to make it shorter but also adds the ability to track polyp detection rates lacking in the previous form.
2013-100 – Background: This invention creates a digital dash board which is integrated into a monitor within any invasive laboratory. The digital dash board displays real-time information on the patient during the procedure. The dash board also can be used to assess the risk of the patient and safety assessment prior to the procedure.
2013-081 – Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is widely used to diagnostically investigate the human body. However, unlike other medical imaging modalities (e.g., X-ray CT), MRI data is not explicitly quantitative - pixel values do not directly represent physiological information. There is strong clinical interest in transforming MRI into a quantitative modality, and to measure quantities such as flow,... Read More
Automating Colonoscopy Follow-up to Facilitate Appropriate Colonoscopy Screening and Survellance Intervals
2013-055 – This is an innovative software application that will process clinical variables pertinent to determining colonoscopy follow up intervals for each patient undergoing colonoscopy. This patient management algorithms improves the ability of health care providers to provide high-quality care for patients and to identify appropriate intervals between and timing for the first colon cancer... Read More
2013-044 – Computer-aided detection of polyps in a colonoscopy video may enhance overall polyp detection. We investigated the feasibility of a boundary classification approach for automatic polyp detection. Given a colonoscopy image, the main idea is to identify the edge pixels that lie on the boundary of polyps. To do so, we first use the Canny edge detector to form a crude set of edge pixels, and... Read More
2013-015 – This is an automated tool that assigns a risk score to patients as they are admitted and move through their hospital course. It makes the patient risk factors as well as potential interventions to reduce the risk of readmission transparent to the patient’s care team, closing the loop on the process. We are utilizing AMALGA from Microsoft but the value is in the scoring methodology as a... Read More
2012-272 – Technology Description The Mayo Clinic Post-Bariatric Surgery App is designed by the bariatric surgery team at Mayo Clinic to help you stay healthy and to achieve your goals following bariatric surgery. This App has a number of exciting features which support your efforts to continue a healthy lifestyle. A pre-bariatric surgery education and engagement app is also available. See... Read More
2012-271 – Technology Description The Mayo Clinic Pre-Bariatric Surgery App is designed by the bariatric surgery team at Mayo Clinic to help you get ready for bariatric surgery. This App has a number of exciting features that are designed to guide you along the path to a healthier lifestyle. These changes are essential to getting the most benefit from your surgery. A post-bariatric surgery... Read More
2012-224 – Increase in bladder stiffness could be associated with various pathophysiologic conditions. We introduce Ultrasound Bladder Vibrometry (UBV), a novel method for rapid and noninvasive measurement of bladder wall viscoelasticity. UBV uses acoustic radiation force to excite mechanical waves in the bladder wall and track the motion using ultrasound pulse-echo techniques. Fourier domain analysis... Read More
2012-221 – Ultrasound radiation force is used to create propagating waves in soft tissue or other soft materials. The wave propagation is measured using pulse-echo ultrasound methods. We use a two-dimensional Fourier transform method to obtain the Fourier-space (k-space) with the coordinates of frequency (f) and wave number (k). The wave velocity © at each frequency is calculated by finding the... Read More
2012-210 – Many clinical MRI applications (e.g., cardiac, angiography) are inherently high-dimensional in the sense that, in addition to spatial position, data has additional dimensions of time and receiver channels. Contemporary methods for dynamic or multi-channel MRI reconstruction require forms of training or calibration, which can prolong scan duration and lead to error propagation. Previously,... Read More
Application to Automatically Upload Photographs of Skin Lesions to a Patient's Electronic Medical Record
2012-208 – This application would be available for use on portable electronic devices for the purpose of photographing skin lesions or “mole mapping” with the subsequent ability to easily upload/transfer images wirelessly to the patient’s electronic medical record.
2012-207 – This application will measure the ultraviolet protection of an individual’s skin, thereby providing feedback about the need, or lack thereof, for additional sunscreen application. It will also provide an automated, estimated reminder to re-apply sunscreen based upon the most recent measurement of ultraviolet protection.
2012-188 – This invention is about using ultrasound for assessment of infant bone, and especially for evaluation of immature infants, who are at risk for osteopenia or other infant bone diseases. This method uses a ultrasound to generate a vibration in the bone and by analyzing the signal resulting from this vibration bone quality is evaluated.
2012-153 – The practice of radiology is a non-linear process where image processing and routing decisions for best practice are often done by humans on the fly. Commercial PACS and image processing workstations assume a fixed workflow that is enshrined in their database schemas, and may only account for 4-5 stages in the lifetime of a diagnostic imaging study. DEWEY uses DICOM (with proposed expansion... Read More
2012-141 – Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common problem with an estimated lifetime risk of 10%, a prevalence of about 3%, and a large economic burden of more than $1 billion annually for direct medical costs. It has been commonly recognized that carpal tunnel pressure (CTP) increases in CTS patients. However, measurement of CTP is invasive and not reliable due to technical difficulties. Although CTP... Read More
2012-136 – A patient’s heart rate, systolic blood pressure, Braden Skin Scale (a nursing assessment), arterial oxygen saturation, and respiratory rate are entered into a simple mathematical equation that calculates the patient’s risk of having cardiac arrest, emergency transfer to the ICU, or Rapid Response Team activation in the next 2-12 hours. The calculation is made every time any one of those... Read More
2012-134 – Shear wave produced by a focused ultrasound beam is used to evaluate tissue visco-elasticity, which are sensitive biomarkers of pathology. Shear waves thus produced are weak and attenuate quickly when propagating away from the push origin. We have proposed a method called CUSE where multiple unfocused push beams spaced out like a comb are used for shear wave production. Every pixel under... Read More
2012-129 – A method to quantify tissue viscoelastic properties in a model-independent way by estimating the complex shear modulus from creep-recovery response and shear wave propagation speed by ultrasound acoustic radiation force. This method uses a formula that converts creep-recovery response in time to frequency domain complex modulus. The shear wave speed is used to calibrate the complex modulus... Read More
2012-083 – Coronary CT angiography (cCTA) is used to noninvasively look at the arteries that supply the heart muscle with blood, and diagnose (or rule out) blocked arteries, which are the main cause of heart attacks. cCTA is performed with either prospective or retrospective ECG gating. Irrespective of which variant is used, images are reconstructed with projection data corresponding to a partial scan... Read More
2012-079 – The Genetics Supply and Inventory Management System is a full laboratory inventory management software solution built in Microsoft Access Database. gSIMS provides automation of most inventory management aspects, including supply receipt, reagent lot tracking, expiration notification, stocking instruments, reagent labeling, inventory reconciliation, reagent quality assessment, and real-time... Read More
Portable, Wireless, Affordable Seat Pressure Imaging for Wheelchair Users Linked to Smartphone Display
2012-077 – Background: Many people living with spinal cord injuries develop pressure related decubitus ulcers on their sitting surfaces. Pressure ulcers also occur when people do not follow recommended guidelines for pressure relief maneuvers, positioning strategies, or time restrictions for being in the wheelchair after a sore has developed. Technology Description: The invention is a patient... Read More
2012-057 – Shear wave is used to evaluate tissue visco-elasticity, which are sensitive biomarkers of pathology. In order to obtain a 2D ultrasound elastography, an ultrafast imager with a FRAME rate of several kHz is required to capture the fast moving shear waves. This is not feasible with traditional ultrasound imagers with a frame rate of less than 100 Hz where 2D images are formed LINE BY LINE. ... Read More
2012-029 – Biomarkers capable of detecting early, rapidly progressing, or subtle alterations of cardiac right ventricular (RV) load could substantially contribute to timely diagnosis and effective treatment of RV disorders, which in same cases could escalate to severe or even life threatening conditions, such as acute pulmonary embolism. This invention describes novel RV shape biomarkers sensitive to... Read More
2012-013 – Innovative educational resource for providing patients with up to date, accurate information about contraceptive options. To Access the App through the iTunes Store, click on the link below. Mayo Clinic About Birth Control: Options for You
2012-010 – A cognitive assessment test that uses a video game to gage performance with real time feedback in a variety of environments: The test will engage the user and give insight to several cognitive metrics that are integrated with physiological metrics under varying conditions of stress, both mental and physical. The ultimate goal is to create a versatile game that assesses the totality of human... Read More
2011-274 – The invention uses ultrasound to measure the nonlinear mechanical properties of an object including those of biological tissues. This information can be used to detect abnormalities in tissues.
2011-273 – Urinary incontinence or loss of bladder control affects millions of people worldwide. An artificial urinary sphincter is one treatment option to restore continence. The basic design of the current artificial urinary sphincter was introduced in the 1980’s and has 3 separate components implanted at 3 separate surgical locations. Mechanical failure or complications often lead to revision or... Read More
Individualized CT Scan Protocols for Scanning with Either Lower Radiation Dose or Lower IV Contrast Dose
2011-229 – We developed a technique for creating individualized CT protocols that allow patients to be scanned with either lower radiation dose or lower intravenous contrast dose whilst maintaining iodine contrast-to-noise ratio and diagnostic image quality.
2011-224 – A method to quantify tissue mechanical properties in a model-independent way by estimating complex elastic modulus from time-dependant creep response induced by acoustic radiation force. This method uses a formula that converts time-domain creep compliance to frequency domain complex modulus. Then Shearwave Dispersion Ultrasound Vibrometry (SDUV) is used to calibrate the complex modulus so... Read More
2011-218 – “myCare Link” is a program that provides to the patient an interface in which a care plan, an educational package and on-going self-assessment are integrated. The integrating program is delivered/accessed via a mobile device. The program allows the patient to access, longitudinally, the plan of care and education specific to his or her conditions. The care plan, education, and needed... Read More
2011-210 – Multiple short-duration ultrasound push pulses are used to deform tissue. The duration and PRF (Pulse Repetition Frequency) of these push pulses are compatible with current ultrasound scanners because these pulses are comparable to Doppler pulses. The collective effect from many push pulses generates shear waves of high amplitude for elasticity imaging. Two shear waves are produced: one at... Read More
2011-178 – Radiation dose from CT scanning is an increasing health concern, but lowering radiation dose alone generally produces a noisier image and may degrade diagnostic performance. Non-local means (NLM) denoising has become widely accepted as a very effective denoising tool in the image processing community, and has yielded very promising results in lung and abdominal CT. However, NLM requires an... Read More
2011-159 – “Mayo My Care” is a program which integrates multiple aspects of hospital/procedural care. It is a platform which sets clear expectations for patients and providers in providing a plan of stay and plan of day in areas of procedural care, gaining strength, education, and planning for recovery. The program drives standardization in the procedural steps that constitute any medical intervention.... Read More
2011-154 – The purpose of SAMR is to help clinicians find answers to clinical questions. The medical literature needed to correctly treat a patient grows exponentially. Data shows that both health care institutions and individual physicians are overwhelmed trying to incorporate this new knowledge. SAMR is a tool that could bridge this gap to improve patient care. SAMR uses semantic elements, the meaning... Read More
2011-153 – Time-resolved imaging scans are commonly performed for applications such as perfusion or image guided procedures. In computed tomography (CT) for example, the need of multiple consecutive scans leads to deliver higher radiation doses when compared to conventional CT scanning. Likewise, in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the penalty is usually longer acquisition times and/or limited spatial... Read More
A Novel Simple Scoring System to Predict the Risk of Prosthetic Joint Infection, the Mayo PJI Risk Score
2011-141 – A list of risk factors have been identified for patients undergoing prosthetic joint infections that has been statistically weighted to develop a novel scoring system that has a strong prognostic ability for determining the risk of patients developing postsurgical prosthetic joint infection. The scores could be used potentially as guides for prophylactic infection control and patient... Read More
2011-140 – Mechanical properties of tissue can be measured by detecting tissue motion with pulse-echo ultrasound (“detection ultrasound”) in response to a “push ultrasound” with long duration (up to a few milliseconds). The detection ultrasound consists of 1 or a few ultrasound cycles, and is assumed to cause no or negligible motion in tissue. It is disclosed here that the detection ultrasound, if... Read More
2011-130 – The calibration data for an accelerated contrast-enhanced MRA acquisition are acquired in the short time after contrast injection and before contrast arrival. This eliminates the separate acquisition for calibration data.