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Scheduling and Planning System for Home Care Services

Award Information

Department of Health and Human Services
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Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Atlas Data Systems
730 Boston Post Road Sudbury, MA 01776
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: Scheduling and Planning System for Home Care Services
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $582,148.00


We will develop an easy-to-use, PC-based scheduling and planning system for home care services. This system will enable home care agencies to maximize their human resources and to reduce their service costs. Phase I is to identify the issues dealing with scheduling and coordinating of nurses and home health aides. A pilot system will be implemented and tested as part of the investigation. Phase II will develop a final system based on the pilot system with enhancements. Applying the latest computer graphic, mapping and database technologies, a pilot system which combines street maps with patients and nurses database will be developed. The system will first prepare a list of daily visits for each nurse. Locations of all visits with patients and other related information will be displayed on the mapping screen. A set of procedures will then be applied for creating routes, modifying existing ones, evaluating alternatives, and print route maps and directions. By adding a visual component to the data, a coordinator will be able to effectively match nurses with the services required and reduce driving time.

Principal Investigator:

Ming H. Louie

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Atlas Data Systems
730 Boston Post Road Sudbury, MA 01776

Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No