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A Universal Translator for Health Languages

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Agency
Contract: W81XWH-13-C-0082
Agency Tracking Number: H122-004-0269
Amount: $149,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHP12-004
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2013
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-02-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2013-09-27
Small Business Information
326 Loma Vista St.
El Segundo, CA -
United States
DUNS: 053003017
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Greg Barish
 (310) 944-4813
Business Contact
 Steven Minton
Title: President
Phone: (310) 383-9234
Research Institution

The potential to transform healthcare management through information technology continues to grow, as more systems, devices, and people than ever before provide and collect health data. Unfortunately, progress is slow because the multitude of systems to integrate do not speak a common language. We propose to create a universal translator between health languages, which will allow multiple systems to co-exist, yet share key information. We intend to do this based on a proven, sound statistical inference methodology that is, in turn, powered by a machine learning approach. Combining both methods yields a systems that is both accurate and flexible, with the potential to significantly the reduce the cost of current methods. We have begun to demonstrate this to be the case in working with a prominent health informatics company on a similar challenge. Through this SBIR, we intend to extend that prototypical system to further improve the translation technology, while integrating the resulting system with important emerging sources like 3M's Healthcare Data Dictionary, all the while navigating towards the open sourcing of the end result.

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