UnitedHealth Group had two patents in future of work during Q1 2024. The system described in the patent includes a visual status indicator with lights indicating status and identity, controlled by a control device. The system also involves an EHR controller storing data on room occupants and a central control circuit changing the lights based on treatment cycle statuses, user input, occupancy detection, and information from the EHR controller. GlobalData’s report on UnitedHealth Group gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

UnitedHealth Group grant share with future of work as a theme is 50% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Patient treatment status notification system (Patent ID: US20240006062A1)

The patent filed by UnitedHealth Group Inc. describes a system that includes a visual status indicator with two lights to indicate status and identity, a control device, an EHR controller, and a central control circuit. The system can change the colored lights based on the treatment cycle status, user input, occupancy detection, or EHR data. The EHR controller can determine visit times for healthcare providers and anticipated wait times for patients, while the central control circuit can adjust the lights based on user actions or door sensor signals.

Additionally, the system can identify healthcare providers, trigger push notifications, adjust blink rates based on wait times, and respond to medical emergencies. The EHR controller stores data related to treatment times and patient wait times, while the central control circuit can interact with a central display system to show status and identity information. Overall, the system provides a comprehensive solution for managing patient flow and healthcare provider activities in a medical setting efficiently and effectively.

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