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A Guideline Based Tool for Increasing Cancer Screening Rates

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HHSD2002011M41083P
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CARACAL INC
1110 LAKE COOK RD STE 167 BUFFALO GROVE, IL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: A Guideline Based Tool for Increasing Cancer Screening Rates
Agency: HHS
Contract: 200-2011-M-41083
Award Amount: $149,952.00
 

Abstract:

Breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer can be successfully prevented and or diagnosed and successfully treated at the earliest stages through the use of appropriate and timely screening as well as adequate followup and care coordination. Recognizing the importance of cancer screening, groups such as the American Cancer Society and the United States Preventative Services Task Force have developed various cancer screening guidelines. The long-term goal of this study is to increase breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening rates by developing a guideline-based cancer screening decision support and tracking system that will provide cancer screening decision support, a tracking system that allows physicians to follow patients as they progress through the screening continuum , a feedback report that alerts physicians to the status of their practice 's screening rates, and finally, relevant patient education/edutainment materials. The technical objectives for this Phase I proposal are to 1) gather user interface and system function requirements via patient focus groups, provider interviews, and expert panel; 2) develop a web-based working prototype system following user-centric and object-oriented software development methodologies; and 3) evaluate the prototype by patients as well as primary care providers in a pilot study in terms of clinical usefulness, system usability, and acceptability.

Principal Investigator:

DerShung Yang
(847) 419-9288
dyang@caracalinc.com

Business Contact:

Priscilla Turner
(770) 488-2821
PGT5@cdc.gov
Small Business Information at Submission:

CARACAL INC
1110 LAKE COOK RD STE 167 BUFFALO GROVE, IL 60089-1998

EIN/Tax ID: 611404438
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No