Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N43CO0800050
Agency Tracking Number: N43CO0800050
Amount: $149,956.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
CARACAL, INC., 1110 Lake Cook Road, BUFFALO GROVE, IL, 60089
DUNS: 141256797
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dershung Yang
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Business Contact
Phone: (847) 419-9288
Research Institution
Our long-term objective is to develop a computer system facilitating the use of patient-reported outcomes (PRO) information to monitor patient status and assist clinical decision making for cancer patients under palliative and hospice care. This system will integrate PRO and other clinical data with evidence-based treatment guidelines and pathways to care and interface with and foster collaborative decision making between the patient, caregivers, and the medical care team. This project will leverage the Adapteval architecture for PRO management developed in our other SBIR efforts, already implementing CAT/IRT capability, multiple delivery platforms, graphical reports highlighting clinically meaningful PRO score changes, alert/reminder mechanisms, and CCOW-compliant integration. Considering the project goals and our past and current RandD efforts, we define the specific Phase I technical objectives as follows: 1) define a palliative/hospice care model to integrate PRO assessment results with evidence-based pathways to provide clinical decision support for clinicians and education opportunities for patients and caregivers via literature review, focus groups, and interviews

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