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MetaSim: Tools for creating web-based simulation cases

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
54671
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1R43LM007149-01A1
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TALARIA, INC.
1121 34th Ave. SEATTLE, WA 98122-5138
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: MetaSim: Tools for creating web-based simulation cases
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): MetaSim is a suite of easy-to-use software authoring tools, which enable authors of internet-based medical educational materials to develop interactive case-based simulation examples. Case-based simulation examples have long been a mainstay of medical education, and their use is increasingly encouraged. However, because of technological complexities that make highly interactive content such as simulators much more difficult to create than standard text or videotaped lectures, they are uncommon in web-based educational practice. The mantra of MetaSim is to make simple a task that is currently quite complex: this includes educational simulations in Internet medical education. PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: NIST (1998) estimates that in the health care industry more than 10 million workers and professionals require training at a cost of $5-6 billion per year. Specifically, the market for education presented over the internet is expected to grow greatly, inluding basic medical education and continuing medical education (CME/CEU). At this point, business models for internet education are still in flux, though we anticipate that our initial customers will include internet-based continuing education consolidators such as HealthStream (www.healthstream.com) and CME Gateway (www. cmegateway.com).

Principal Investigator:

W. W. Neely

Business Contact:


2067480443
JEMINSTRELL@TALARIAINC.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

TALARIA, INC.
501 HOGE BLD., 705 2ND AVE SEATTLE, WA 98104

EIN/Tax ID: 911635227
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No