APPLICATION OF SEMANTIC WEB TECHNOLOGIES TO ALERT PROVIDERS REGARDING POLY-PHARMACY ISSUES IN TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (TBI) AND/OR POST-TRAUMATIC STRES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$98,375.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W81XWH-10-C-0062
Agency Tracking Number:
O093-H12-3045
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD09-H12
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
KnowMED
7000 Fannin, UCT650, Houston, TX, 77030
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
833229714
Principal Investigator:
Vipul Kashyap
Chief Health Information Scientist
(860) 430-5371
kashyap.vipul@gmail.com
Business Contact:
Parsa Mirhaji
Chief Executive Officer
(713) 500-3157
parsa.mirhaji@uth.tmc.edu
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We propose to engage with all stakeholders (administrative, policy and decision makers, data providers, users of the system, technology developers) and survey the resources, opportunities, barriers and challenges and risks involved through a systematic process of “Solution Envisioning” in order to conceptualize an optimal systems architecture for pharmacovigilance and poly-pharmacy alerting and adverse reaction prevention for military patients with PTSD and/or TBI enabled by collaborative clinical information integration and sharing, in a network distributed across boundaries of institutions, organizational departments, health information systems, applications and databases. We will use the Semantic Web frameworks and technologies to develop the blue print for a pharmacovigilance and alerting network that can integrate structurally and semantically heterogeneous data across boundaries of multiple organizations, account for multi-organizational standards, vocabularies and terminologies, information models, contextualize multi-source data for disease classifications and hypothesis building and evaluation, and can enforce and enable policies, regulations and guidelines in accessing and uses of the information in a distributed and collaborative network. We hope that we will save lives, reduce morbidity and improve quality of life of military patients through reduction of clinical errors, reducing costs, improving standard of care, and implementing customizable preventive and alerting technologies.

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