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APPLICATION OF EVIDENTIAL REASONING IN MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7902
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7902
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Akm Associates, Inc.
635 Mariner's Island Bivd., Suite 205 San Mateo, CA 94404
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: APPLICATION OF EVIDENTIAL REASONING IN MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

A PROPOSAL FOR DEVELOPING A MEDICAL EXPERT SYSTEM SHELL FOR APPLICATION IN VARIOUS AREAS OF MEDICINE (INTERNAL MEDICINE,LABORATORY MEDICINE, PSYCHOLOGY, ETC.) THAT IS BASED ON A NEW METHOD FOR EVIDENTIAL REASONING IS ADVANCED. THIS SYSTEM CAN BE APPLIED AS: (1) A SCREENING SYSTEM FOR DETECTING RISK PATIENTS IN THE HOSPITAL, THE OUT-PATIENT DEPARTMENT, AND THE PRACTITIONER'S OFFICE (2) A LABORATORY DIAGONSTIC SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY GENERATING LABORATORY REPORTS WITH DIAGNOSTIC SUMMARIES, AND (3) A SOPHISTICATED MEDICAL CONSULTATION SYSTEM FOR DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS. THROUGH THE NEWLY DEVELOPED EVIDENTIAL REASONING METHOD THAT IS BASED ON DEMPSTER-SHAFER THEORY OF EVIDENCE, AN ADEQUATE REPRESENTATION OF MEDICAL ENTITIES AND RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THEM IS POSSIBLE. SPECIFICALLY, THIS METHOD ALLOWS US TO CAPTURE THE UNCERTAINTY IN THE DEFINITION OF DISEASES, SYMPTOMS, LABORATORY TEST RESULTS, AND IN THEIR MUTUAL ASSOCIATION. THE EXPERT SYSTEM SHELL WILL BE TESTED IN THE FIELD OF IMFLAMMATORY JOINT DISEASES (ARTHRITES), AN AREA FOR WHICH OUR CO-PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR HAS BOTH COMPUTERIZED MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE AND PATIENT RECORDS.

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Akm Associates Inc
30 West Point Pl San Mated, CA 94402

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