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COMPUTERIZED MEDICATION REMINDER SYSTEM FOR THE ELDERLY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7843
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7843
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Decision Systems Intl
3060 Peachtree Road, Suite 146 Atlanta, GA 30305
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: COMPUTERIZED MEDICATION REMINDER SYSTEM FOR THE ELDERLY
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

IN PHASE ONE WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP A PROTOTYPE COMPUTERIZED HEALTH CARE SERVICE NAMED MEDIMINDER. MEDIMINDER IS A "VOICE MAIL" SYSTEM SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR THE NEEDS OF THE ELDER PATIENT. ONCE TESTED AND VALIDATED IN PHASE TWO, IT WILL PROVIDE AN INEXPENSIVE, AUTOMATED SYSTEM TO PROVIDE THREE GENERAL TYPES OF SERVICES: A) PREVENTATIVE CARE "SERVICE CALLS" REMINDING ELDERS OF SUCH THINGS AS INFLUENZA VACCINATIONS, CANCER CHECK-UPS, AND APPOINTMENTS; B) "FOLLOW-UP CALLS" TO MONITOR RECOVERY AFTER SURGERY, SERIOUS ILLNESS, OR POSSIBLE ADVERSE DRUG AFFECTS; AND C) "EMERGENCY ALERT CALLS" WHEN SUDDEN LIFE THREATENING SITUATIONS OCCUR. THE MEDIMINDER SYSTEM HAS THREE COMPONENTS: A) MICROCOMPUTER SYSTEM, B) ADDITIONAL VOICE MAIL HARDWARE, AND C) CONTROLLING SOFTWARE. TO USE MEDIMINDER, THE HEALTH CARE PROVIDER CREATES A VOCABULARY OF SPOKEN WORDS THAT ARE DIGITIZED AND STORED ON THE COMPUTER'S HARD DISK. USING THIS VOCABULARY THE HEALTH CARE PROVIDER TYPES INSTRUCTIONS AND QUESTIONS AT THE KEYBOARD TO BE SENT, VIA MEDIMINDER TO THEIR PATIENTS. MEDIMINDER CONTACTS THESE PATIENTS AND "SPEAKS" THE QUESTIONS OR INSTRUCTIONS IN THE HEALTH CARE PROVIDER'S VOICE. THE PATIENT RESPONDS BY PRESSING NUMBERS ON THE TELEPHONE NUMBER PAD. THE ESTIMATED RETAIL PRICE FOR MEDIMINDER WILL BE LESS THAN $10,000. THIS LOW PRICE MAKES POSSIBLE THE FOLLOWING THREE VERTICAL MARKETS: A) HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS IN PRIVATE PRACTICE, B) HEALTH CARE CLINICS, C) MEDICAL CENTERS AND HOSPITALS, AND D) ANY OTHER PRIVATE, STATE, OR FEDERAL HEALTH CARE SERVICE AGENCY.

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Decision Systems
1473 Miramonte Bldg 2 Los Altos, CA 94022

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