Interactive Protocol Services

The invention pertains to a C/C++ and C sharp application toolkit named (Interactive Protocol Services) iPS that loads into the Allscripts HealthCare System as a Dynamic Link Library (DLL). The application provides users with a GUI that opens into a window of one of the SCM's tabs. The toolkit could be rendered compatible with any off-the-shelf healthcare system that allows loading library files. The toolkit provides healthcare professionals with a custom structure language to be used in designing customized layouts and accessing data sources within the patient care. This custom structure language is provided to iPS during the COTS (e.g., SCM) application startup process or during an interface communication transaction. Usually, the custom structured language or design layout is stored in the COTS application database system and is retrieved during the startup process of iPS. The custom structure language instructs iPS in how to build and manipulate defined User Control Widgets through properties. These defined User Control Widgets are created in object pairs. These object pairs can be accessible through the iPS application/DLL. iPS also contains a nested list of layout controls that place the User Control Widgets at certain coordinates on the display screen. Each User Control Widget contains code events that allow it to respond to user-defined events, actions, web commands and SQL procedure calls.

Potential Commercial Applications: Competitive Advantages:
  • COTS healthcare system
  • Medical/hospital information systems
  • Customized views
  • Integrates into exiting management tool libraries

Development Stage:
  • Early-stage
  • Prototype


Steven Moore (CC)  ➽ more inventions...

Intellectual Property:
Software – Patent protection is not being pursued for this technology.

Licensing Contact:
Edward (Tedd) Fenn, J.D.
Phone: 240-276-6833

OTT Reference No: E-172-2014/0
Updated: Mar 31, 2017