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INTERACTIVE GUIDE TO MANAGING CANCER PAIN

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
59962
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
CA088625
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
HEALTHMARK MULTIMEDIA, LLC
HEALTHMARK MULTIMEDIA, LLC 1828 L ST NW, STE 250 WASHINGTON, DC 20036 0263
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: INTERACTIVE GUIDE TO MANAGING CANCER PAIN
Agency: HHS
Contract: 2R44CA088625-02
Award Amount: $678,807.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Pain is one of the most dreaded sequelae of a cancer diagnosis. An estimated 30 percent to 50 percent of patients undergoing treatment for a solid tumor and from 70 percent to 90 percent of patients with advanced disease experience pain. In this Phase II SBIR, HealthMark Multimedia will develop an interactive media education and self-management program on CD-ROM for persons experiencing cancer pain and their caregiving family members. This interactive support system will assist the patient and caregiver in participating with their health care team in the pain management process. In Phase II we will research and produce the remaining informational content and graphic elements and concurrently identify and develop additional tools for the CD-ROM. The complete product will include an interactive pain diary and information and tools on how to use complementary/alternative methods of pain management and will generally build on the elements in Phase I that helped the users to overcome obstacles to pain relief. Product effectiveness in increasing cancer patients? self-efficacy, use of tools, increased knowledge base, decreased pain, and increased use of pain management techniques will be field-tested with patients experiencing pain as a result of cancer and with caregivers. PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: This product has commercial potential for direct sale to health consumers, and for use by a pharmaceutical company as value-added patient education, for sale of multiple users to health care organizations and individual providers. Currently, there are no interactive programs offering pain management information and interactive tools through new media.

Principal Investigator:

Susan G. Brink
2022650033
SBRINK@HEALTHMARKMULTIMEDIA.COM

Business Contact:

Ann Mcfarren
2022650033
AEMCFARREN@HEALTHMARKMULTIMEDIA.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

HEALTHMARK MULTIMEDIA, LLC
HEALTHMARK MULTIMEDIA, LLC 1201 CONNECTICUT AVE NW, #250 WASHINGTON, DC 20036

EIN/Tax ID: 521666065
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No