Comments
yourfanat wrote: I am using another tool for Oracle developers - dbForge Studio for Oracle. This IDE has lots of usefull features, among them: oracle designer, code competion and formatter, query builder, debugger, profiler, erxport/import, reports and many others. The latest version supports Oracle 12C. More information here.
Cloud Computing
Conference & Expo
November 2-4, 2009 NYC
Register Today and SAVE !..

2008 West
DIAMOND SPONSOR:
Data Direct
SOA, WOA and Cloud Computing: The New Frontier for Data Services
PLATINUM SPONSORS:
Red Hat
The Opening of Virtualization
GOLD SPONSORS:
Appsense
User Environment Management – The Third Layer of the Desktop
Cordys
Cloud Computing for Business Agility
EMC
CMIS: A Multi-Vendor Proposal for a Service-Based Content Management Interoperability Standard
Freedom OSS
Practical SOA” Max Yankelevich
Intel
Architecting an Enterprise Service Router (ESR) – A Cost-Effective Way to Scale SOA Across the Enterprise
Sensedia
Return on Assests: Bringing Visibility to your SOA Strategy
Symantec
Managing Hybrid Endpoint Environments
VMWare
Game-Changing Technology for Enterprise Clouds and Applications
Click For 2008 West
Event Webcasts

2008 West
PLATINUM SPONSORS:
Appcelerator
Get ‘Rich’ Quick: Rapid Prototyping for RIA with ZERO Server Code
Keynote Systems
Designing for and Managing Performance in the New Frontier of Rich Internet Applications
GOLD SPONSORS:
ICEsoft
How Can AJAX Improve Homeland Security?
Isomorphic
Beyond Widgets: What a RIA Platform Should Offer
Oracle
REAs: Rich Enterprise Applications
Click For 2008 Event Webcasts
In many cases, the end of the year gives you time to step back and take stock of the last 12 months. This is when many of us take a hard look at what worked and what did not, complete performance reviews, and formulate plans for the coming year. For me, it is all of those things plus a time when I u...
SYS-CON.TV
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Issues Patent 8,212,658, Fifth in Portfolio Protecting Technology to Advance Medication Management
New Directions Technology Consulting, LLC, Is Exclusive mHealth-Market Developer for the mMed Patent Portfolio for Mobile Medication Management

HUNTINGTON, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 11/29/12 -- U.S. Patent 8,212,658, the fifth in a portfolio of patents protecting technology that could significantly advance medication management, has been issued by the USPTO. New Directions Technology Consulting, LLC (New Directions) is the exclusive market developer of the intellectual property.

New Directions Managing Director Napoleon Monroe, the inventor on all patents in what is called the mMed portfolio for mobile medication management, brings his decades of experience in manufacturing, licensing, regulatory process and risk management to the effort.

"Optimum management of chronic and acute health problems that require medication therapy depends on patients following instructions for treatment prescribed by medical professionals -- what's called 'adherence,'" said Monroe. "But patient nonadherence impedes wellness and drives up to $300 billion of avoidable U.S. healthcare costs, with costs of related lost productivity arguably even greater."

Monroe continued: "As the world's mobile-communications user community grows, new 'smart' tools, such as in the patent claims, can be developed to help patients themselves successfully manage medication therapies outside institutional settings."

He noted that advanced mobile medication management systems using technology protected by the mMed patent portfolio could include:

  • medication delivery devices or containers with embedded sensors
  • communication devices with cameras, microphones, third-party applications, and short- and long-range communication capabilities to deliver data to patients, caregivers and medical professionals at a central monitoring facility

Such systems could not only give "a critical boost to medication adherence," but also could provide "additional benefits to all stakeholders" in the healthcare supply chain: patients, caregivers, employers, insurers, government and taxpayers, said Monroe. When at Survival Technology (now part of Pfizer), Monroe invented three medical devices that were patented and commercialized, and led teams that invented, prototyped, tested, commercialized and/or scaled up such products as the EpiPen and the Antidote Treatment Nerve Agent Auto-Injector delivery system.

In addition to providing reminders and facilitating the replenishment process, systems based on technology protected by the mMed patent portfolio could do much more, Monroe said, including:

  • automate identification of patient and the medication in patient's hands;
  • verify dosing;
  • relate quantity of medication available;
  • provide medication-condition alerts (e.g., premature degradation, breakage);
  • inform re drug interactions, adverse drug reactions, abuse;
  • instruct for proper use and disposal;
  • integrate real-time medication usage data into medical records;
  • deliver information to medical professionals in a central monitoring facility; and
  • facilitate communication with and support among healthcare professionals.

mMed Patent Portfolio
Monroe noted that one additional U.S. and foreign patents are pending. He added that global healthcare distribution and service company Henry Schein, Inc., where he had been vice president for private-label activities, is the assignee of the patents in the portfolio.

Through New Directions, business opportunities related to the mMed patent portfolio include: licensing of patents or the entire portfolio, licensing for specific disease conditions or geographies, or partnering to develop tools, platforms or systems based on the patents. The U.S. portfolio of granted patents includes:

U.S. Patent No. 7,752,085 (issued 7/6/2010): Product Information Management System
U.S. Patent 7,871,393 (issued 1/18/2011): Injection Device and Case with Reporting Ability: Covers means for showing that a drug containing injector is not being carried by the assigned person by comparing two location reports.
U.S. Patent 8,044,778 (issued 10/25/2011): Injection Device and Case with Reporting Ability: Covers means for including one or multiple medications and dosage forms in cases and communicating added information.
U.S. Patent 8,149,111 (issued 4/3/2012): Central Facility that Communicates with Portable Container via Mobile Device
U.S. Patent 8,212, 658 (issued 7/3/2012): Product Container for Use with Device Capable of Long-Range and Short-Range Communications

Monroe said: "Greater patient autonomy through technology can result in better health outcomes and reduced costs. Providing medication management tools to patients also presents tremendous business opportunities for those at the forefront of the evolving mHealth industry."

About New Directions Technology Consulting, LLC
New Directions Technology Consulting develops commercial opportunities for its clients, primarily in areas of healthcare. The firm's focus is on medication management; telemedicine; advanced drug-delivery systems; and healthcare products information management, including track-and-trace labeling, quality systems and product standards.

For more information about the mMed patent portfolio, please go to www.mmedhealth.com.

Note: mMed is a trademark of New Directions Technology Consulting, LLC. Any other names of actual companies, organizations, entities, products or services may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2167245

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

Contact:
Rick Sacks
Email Contact
973.467.8728

About Marketwired .
Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

SOA World Latest Stories
"For the past 4 years we have been working mainly to export. For the last 3 or 4 years the main market was Russia. In the past year we have been working to expand our footprint in Europe and the United States," explained Andris Gailitis, CEO of DEAC, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at Clo...
The Domain Name Service (DNS) is one of the most important components in networking infrastructure, enabling users and services to access applications by translating URLs (names) into IP addresses (numbers). Because every icon and URL and all embedded content on a website requires a DN...
"Cloud consumption is something we envision at Solgenia. That is trying to let the cloud spread to the user as a consumption, as utility computing. We want to allow the people to just pay for what they use, not a subscription model," explained Ermanno Bonifazi, CEO & Founder of Solgeni...
Enthusiasm for the Internet of Things has reached an all-time high. In 2013 alone, venture capitalists spent more than $1 billion dollars investing in the IoT space. With "smart" appliances and devices, IoT covers wearable smart devices, cloud services to hardware companies. Nest, a Go...
SYS-CON Media announced that Centrify, a provider of unified identity management across cloud, mobile and data center environments that delivers single sign-on (SSO) for users and a simplified identity infrastructure for IT, has launched an ad campaign on Cloud Computing Journal. The ...
It had always been a dream to start a company with my childhood best friend, Rian Gauvreau, but we hadn't been able to truly find a business model that worked for us. In 2007, cloud computing was just beginning to make waves, and while many recognized the opportunities that the cloud p...
Subscribe to the World's Most Powerful Newsletters
Subscribe to Our Rss Feeds & Get Your SYS-CON News Live!
Click to Add our RSS Feeds to the Service of Your Choice:
Google Reader or Homepage Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe in NewsGator Online
myFeedster Add to My AOL Subscribe in Rojo Add 'Hugg' to Newsburst from CNET News.com Kinja Digest View Additional SYS-CON Feeds
Publish Your Article! Please send it to editorial(at)sys-con.com!

Advertise on this site! Contact advertising(at)sys-con.com! 201 802-3021


SYS-CON Featured Whitepapers
ADS BY GOOGLE