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EXPERT SYSTEMS FOR NURSES' PRETERM LABOR RISK ASSESSMENT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
19389
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19389
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
IntelliDyne, Inc.
6040 Wornall Rd. Kansas City, MO 64113 0141
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: EXPERT SYSTEMS FOR NURSES' PRETERM LABOR RISK ASSESSMENT
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,351.00
 

Abstract:

APPROXIMATELY 8-10% OF ALL BABIES BORN IN THE U.S.A. EACH YEAR DELIVER BEFORE 37 WEEKS GESTATION. CURRENT HIGH RISK SCORING TOOLS WHICH ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY PREGNANT WOMEN AT RISK FOR PRETERM LABOR HAVE PROBLEMS WITH RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY, AND REPORTED STUDIES USING THESE TOOLS ACHIEVE ONLY 18-44% ACCCURACY IN PREDICTING PRETERM LABOR. THIS RESEARCH AIMS TO UTILIZE KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION AND EXPERT SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY TO DEVELOP A COMPUTERIZED TOOL WHICH WILL ASSIST NURSES WITH PRETERM LABOR RISK ASSESSMENT. A MACHINE LEARNING ALGORITHM WILL BE USED TO EXTRACT PRODUCTION RULES FROM PERINATAL DATABASES. EXPERT CONSULTANTS WILL EVALUATE AND ENHANCE THE RULES IN THE PROTOTYPE EXPERT SYSTEM, WHICH MUST ACHIEVE 50% ACCURACY RATE TO BE AN IMPROVEMENT OVER EXISTING TOOLS. ENHANCEMENTS SHOULD CONTINUE TO IMPROVE THE EXPERT SYSTEM"S ACCURACY. THE LONG-TERM GOAL OF THE EXPERT SYSTEM IS TO DECREASE THE INCIDENCE OF PRETERM LABOR BY PROVIDING HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS WITH TOOLS THAT IMPROVE DETECTION, AND THEREFORE APPROPRIATE INTERVENTION, FOR WOMEN AT RISK FOR PRETERM LABOR.

Principal Investigator:

Michele M Van Dyne
8164448063

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Intellidyne
6040 Wornall Road Kanssas City, MO 64113

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