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Health Online through Language a Medical Exchange System (HOLMES)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
H122-005-0009
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
DHP12-005
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
Charles River Analytics Inc.
625 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA 02138-4555
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Health Online through Language a Medical Exchange System (HOLMES)
Agency: DOD
Contract: W81XWH-13-C-0057
Award Amount: $149,981.00
 

Abstract:

The amount of information available from medical journals, patient records, and the cloud has increased beyond the point where clinicians can manage it using traditional means. Many clinical decision support systems (CDSS) have been created to manage this complexity, but these systems are often narrowly focused on a domain, quickly grow stale as new treatments become available, and do not account for variation in terminology. To address these needs, we are pleased to offer Health Online through Language a Medical Exchange System (HOLMES), a system for predicting provisional diagnoses, providing clinical decision support, and improving outcomes for patients with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Like IBM"s Watson, HOLMES takes a natural language query, retrieves relevant information, performs inference with this information, and returns an answer along with an associated probability and pointers back to the information it used to draw its conclusion. HOLMES offers on-the-fly information retrieval without the requirement of a supercomputer to maintain and operate a huge data store.

Principal Investigator:

Terry Patten
Principal Scientist
(617) 491-3474
tpatten@cra.com

Business Contact:

Mark S. Felix
Contracts Manager
(617) 491-3474
mfelix@cra.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Charles River Analytics Inc.
625 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 042803764
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No