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MICROCOMPUTER SYSTEM TO ALLOCATE MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
14047
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
14047
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Human Services Res Inst
2336 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02140
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: MICROCOMPUTER SYSTEM TO ALLOCATE MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $48,456.00
 

Abstract:

A MICROCOMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED RESOURCE ALLOCATION SYSTEM WILL BE DEVELOPED AND FIELD-TESTED ON A PILOT BASIS IN ONE STATE AND IN A QUASI-PUBLIC HEALTH CARE CORPORATION. THE SYSTEM WILL CONSIST OF OPTIMIZATION AND SIMULATION MODELS, AN OPERATION MANUAL, TRAINING CURRICULUM, AND TELEPHONE SUPPORT. VALIDATION RESEARCH FOR THE MODEL HAS SHOWN THAT OBSERVED DATA SUPPORT MODEL ASSUMPTIONS AND PREDICTIONS. OFF-THE-SHELF SOFTWARE, INCLUDING EASY-TO-USE OPTIMIZATION PACKAGES SUCH AS "WHAT'S BEST," WILL BE EVALUATED FOR USE WITH THE SYSTEM. IN ADDITION TO THE PLANNING SYSTEM, A METHODOLOGY FOR EVALUATING THE SYSTEM'S USEFULNESS AND EASE OF USE WILL BE DEVELOPED. THIS METHODOLOGY, AS WELL AS THE PLANNING SYSTEM, WILL BE EVALUATED IN THE PILOT FIELD TEST. TEST SITES WILL BE THE NEW YORK CITY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS CORPORATION AND THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH. THE MODEL WILL BE TESTED BY PERSONS INVOLVED IN STATEWIDE, REGIONAL, CATCHMENT AREA, AND HOSPITAL PLANNING. SUBJECTS WILL DIFFER IN THEIR ROLES OR INVOLVEMENT IN THE PLANNING PROCESS. RESULTS OF THE STUDY WILL BE USED TO PLAN FURTHER ENHANCEMENT TO THE PLANNING SYSTEM AND A LARGE-SCALE FIELD TEST INVOLVING A LARGER, REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE OF MENTAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES AND PLANNING PROCESS PARTICIPANTS.

Principal Investigator:

H Stephen Leff
6178760426

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Human Services Group Inc
2336 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02140

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