THE INCREASING AGE OF THE POPULATION AND CHANGING POLICIES ON REIMBURSEMENT FOR HOSPITALIZATION HAVE SHIFTED RESPONSIBILITY FOR A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF CLINICAL CARE TO PATIENTS AND FAMILIES.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,325.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
2881
Agency Tracking Number:
2881
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
9850 Redhill Drive, Cincinnati, OH, 45242
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
ALAN R. KAHN
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
(513) 984-8815
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE INCREASING AGE OF THE POPULATION AND CHANGING POLICIES ON REIMBURSEMENT FOR HOSPITALIZATION HAVE SHIFTED RESPONSIBILITY FOR A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF CLINICAL CARE TO PATIENTS AND FAMILIES. THESE CHANGES ARE CREATING A NEED FOR INEXPENSIVE, EASILY USED PRODUCTS TO SUPPORT THE DELIVERY OF NURSING SERVICES INTO HOME ENVIRONMENTS. THIS PROPOSAL INVOLVES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A DRUG DISPENSING SYSTEM TO CONTROL THE ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATIONS TO PATIENTS AT HOME. THIS BEDSIDE SYSTEM WILL DELIVER DRUGS ON A PRESCRIBED SCHEDULE, ALERT THE PATIENT, ACCOMMODATE CHANGES IN PRESCRIPTION SCHEDULES, PROTECT AGAINST OVERDOSES AND THEFT, AND MAINTAIN A LOG OF PATIENT COMPLIANCE FOR TRANS-TELEPHONIC TRANSMISSION TO A NURSING CENTER. THIS AUTOMATIC DRUG DISPENSER WILL BE USED IN MANY CLINICAL AREAS AS A STAND-ALONE DEVICE AND WILL LATER BECOME A MODULE OF A MORE COMPREHENSIVE HOME PHASE I WILL INCLUDE A STUDY TO DEVELOP A DESIGN CONCEPT AND TO CONSTRUCT AND TEST PROTOTYPE DEVICES, AND A CLINICAL EVALUATION PROGRAM. THE RESULTS OF PHASE I WILL PROVIDE THE DATA NECESSARY TO EVALUATE THE CONCEPT AND SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE FEATURES, AND ALSO TO DEVELOP SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE DESIGN OF A MARKETABLE PRODUCT.

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