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INTERVENTION FOR INCREASING COMPLIANCE IN TUBERCULOSIS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
16322
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
16322
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: 1992
Title: INTERVENTION FOR INCREASING COMPLIANCE IN TUBERCULOSIS
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $462,325.00
 

Abstract:

THIS RESEARCH IS DESIGNED TO DEVELOP A SPECIALIZED SYSTEM CALLED TELEMINDER-TBC(TUBERCULOSIS CARE) FOR USE WITH OUTPATIENT POPULATIONS MOST AT RISK FOR TUBERCULOSIS, I. E., RACIAL AND ETHNIC MINORITIES, RECENT IMMIGRANTS, THE ELDERLY, AND HIV INFECTED INDIVIDUALS. TELEMINDER-TBC IS DESIGNED TO INCREASE COMPLIANCE IN TUBERCULOSIS CARE BY ALLOWING HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO SEND VOICE MAIL MESSAGES TO PATIENTS. THESE MESSAGES ARE DEVELOPED ON THE BASIS OF A MULTI-FACTOR MODEL OF COMPLIANCE. WITH ITS COMPLETION AND VALIDATION IN PHASE II, TELEMINDER-TBC SYSTEM WILL PROVIDE A SYSTEM AND SET OF PROCEDURES TO MORE COST-EFFECTIVELY: 1) IDENTIFY AND CONTACT INDIVIDUALS AT HIGH RISK FOR TUBERCULOSIS; 2) INCREASE COMPLIANCE WITH SCREENING, PROPHYLACTIC, AND TREATMENT ASPECTS OF TUBERCULOSIS, INCLUDING APPOINTMENT-KEEPING AND MEDICATION USE; AND 3) PROVIDE PATIENT AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION ABOUT TUBERCULOSIS. THE TELEMINDER-TBC SYSTEM IS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR THOSE APPROXIMATELY 1700 HOSPITALS AND CLINICS ENGAGED IN MULTIPLE FACETS OF TUBERCULOSIS CARE.

Principal Investigator:

Tanke, Elizabeth D
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

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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: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No