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A MULTICOMPUTER BASED PATHOLOGY DIAGNOSES SUPPORT SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
4875
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4875
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Converging Technologies Inc.
4437 Indigo Lane Harwood, MD 20776
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: A MULTICOMPUTER BASED PATHOLOGY DIAGNOSES SUPPORT SYSTEM
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $493,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE GOAL OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DESIGN A FULL-FUNCTION PATHOLOGY DIAGNOSES SUPPORT SYSTEM TO FACILITATE THE COLLECTION, STORAGE, AND ANALYSIS OF HISTOPATHOLOGY DATA. THE SYSTEM WILL BE DESIGNED TO PROVIDE THE PATHOLOGIST MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITY IN SPECIFICATION OF: (1) GLOSSARY CONTENT AND ORGANIZATION; (2) METHOD OF IDENTIFICATION OF KEY DATA ENTITIES (CAGE, STUDY, ANIMAL, ETC.); AND (3) SEQUENCING OF MENU-SELECTABLE ITEMS. THIS FLEXIBILITY WILL ALLOW THE PATHOLOGIST TO TAILOR THE SYSTEM TO THE REQUIRE- MENTS OF THE SITE OR STUDY. THE SYSTEM WILL ALSO INCORPORATE EMERGING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE/EXPERT SYSTEM TECHNIQUES FOR DATA COLLECTION AND PRESENTATION, SUCH AS VOICE INPUT/OUTPUT AND AUTOMATIC MENU SEQUENCING BASED ON FREQUENCY OF USE. MAJOR TECHNICAL DESIGN CRITERIA BEYOND THE FLEXIBILITY AND VARIETY OF SPECIFICATIONS PROVIDED TO THE USER WILL FOCUS ON: (1) ALLOWING THE SYSTEM TO OPERATE ON MULTIPLE TYPES OF COMPUTERS AND TO OPERATE IN BOTH SINGLEAND MULTI-USER ENVIRONMENTS; (2) DESIGNING A MODULAR LAYEREDSYSTEM FOR MAXIMUM MACHINE PORTABILITY AND EXTENSIBILITY OF SYSTEM FUNCTIONS; (3) USING COMMERCIAL DATA STORAGE AND ANALYSIS TOOLS TO CAPITALIZE ON THEIR EXPANDING BASE OF CAPABILITIES; AND (4) PROVIDING MAXIMUM EASE OF INTEGRATION INTO EXISTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS THROUGH EXTENSIVE IMPORT AND EXPORT UTILITIES FOR ALL SYSTEM DATA.

Principal Investigator:

Edward B Fernstrom
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Converging Technologies Inc.
4437 Indigo Lane Harwood, MD 20776

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No