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Prototype, Open-Source, Universal Healthcare Exchange Language

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Department of Defense
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2013 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
SYSNET International, Inc.
2930 Oak Shadow Drive Oak Hill, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Prototype, Open-Source, Universal Healthcare Exchange Language
Agency: DOD
Contract: W81XWH-13-C-0038
Award Amount: $146,339.00


Use of information technology within the U.S. healthcare system has made considerable strides forward in the past few years but to fully realize the full benefits of an Electronic Health Record - including higher quality and safety of care through access to the patient"s complete health record at the point of care, increased participation by patients in their healthcare through access to a shared Patient Health Record, considerable advancements in public health and evidence-based treatment, and increased efficiency in the healthcare system, the current interoperability issues must be resolved. The PCAST recently issued a report to the President where they propose that the way forward to realizing the full potential of information technology in healthcare is through the implementation of a Universal Healthcare Language Service. SYSNET International proposes to conduct during Phase I of this SBIR an in-depth study of the recommendations put forward by the PCAST report and produce both, a detailed architecture document of an effective implementation of those recommendations, and a prototype that demonstrates the feasibility of the proposed architecture for a specific domain of health data sharing.

Principal Investigator:

Odysseas Pentakalos
Chief Technology Officer
(703) 855-2029

Business Contact:

Amy Xie
(703) 585-5498
Small Business Information at Submission:

SYSNET International, Inc.
2930 Oak Shadow Drive Oak Hill, VA -

EIN/Tax ID: 541913875
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No