Topic 377: Symptom Management and Intervention Roadmaps (STaIRS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 75N91018C00021-0-0-0
Agency Tracking Number: N43CA180021
Amount: $225,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: NCI
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
11900 Biscayne Blvd, NORTH MIAMI, FL, 33181
DUNS: 080354635
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Carrie Stricker
 (305) 979-0068
Business Contact
 Carrie Stricker
Phone: (305) 979-0068
Research Institution
Numerous adverse symptoms are under-detected in cancer care resulting1-3 in missed opportunities for intervention; leading to poor treatment adherence, avoidable hospitalizations, and worse morbidity and survival. The IOM proposed shaking up the current symptom paradigm from reactive to proactive, personalized, technology-enabled models of symptom care as a solution to this clinical quality crisis. Such proactive care models reduce symptom burden, emergency department use, and improve survival. While commercially-available symptom monitoring and clinical alerting applications proliferate, they lack personalized, computable algorithms for tailored, evidence-based clinical symptom management. The Carevive Care Planning System (CPS) is an exception, having commercially deployed symptom monitoring and assessment tools, clinician-facing content, and computable algorithms for patient self-management of symptoms since 2014, via a proprietary rules engine. These assets, combined with ONS content and Carevive's extensive network of expert advisors and clients, will be leveraged in Phase I into the usercentered design of computable algorithms for clinician assessment and management of fatigue and constipation; integrating clinical data to facilitate personalized, evidence-based symptom care superior to existing reactive and proactive symptom care approaches. Phase I wireframes will be the basis for symptom expansion, extensive usability and field testing in Phase II, and ultimately efficacy testing and full-scale commercialization.

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