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Pediatric Practice Assistant: A Web and Mobile Platform to Measure Mental Health Problems in Pediatric Practice

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Contract: 1R43DD001220-01
Agency Tracking Number: R43DD001220
Amount: $225,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: NCBDDD
Solicitation Number: PA17-302
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-09-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-09-29
Small Business Information
1216 E BALTIMORE ST STE 300
Baltimore, MD 21202-4725
United States
DUNS: 943185496
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 ALLEN TIEN
 (443) 278-8800
 allen@mdlogix.com
Business Contact
 ALLEN TIEN
Phone: (443) 224-8429
Email: allen@mdlogix.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Project Summary Abstract
The purpose of this SBIR Phase I projectPediatric Practice AssistantA Web and Mobile Platform to Measure
Mental Health Problems in Pediatric Practiceis to establish new features that improve the screening and
individualized follow up assessment of young childrenusing parent reportand assist in strengthening referral
processes and outcomes using managed and interactive text messagingWe will also add new library
capabilities for unlimited public and proprietary screening toolsincluding support for business agreements with
publishers for their copyrighted materialIn the USof children have mentalbehavioralor developmental problems and disordersbut clinical
identification and treatment are still laggingMore thanof children visit a pediatrician annuallybut
pediatric providers have not overcome barriers to implementing routine behavioral health screening and
treatmentThese barriers include time constraintslack of training in mental healthlack of screening and
diagnostic toolslack of referral resourcesand lack of knowledge about reimbursement opportunitiesAlsogiven the range of disorders and patient agespediatricians need help selecting from a large library of toolsas
well as managing individual patient results and translating this information into the best possible treatment plans
for their patientsParents also need guidance when completing these assessments for their childrenMany parents do not respond
when they are asked to complete paper or web based screens at home prior to office visitsAdditionallypaper
screens often require staff to score and enter data into an EHRgenerating more work for the staff and
increasing the margin of errorConsequentlyadding screening to the office clinical process without addressing
other barriers to caresuch as referral processesmay lead to staff resistancee gwhy screen if we have no
place to send them !To overcome these barriers for both parents and pediatric providerswe will implement these new functions on
an existing scalable HIPAA compliant platformBH WorksBH Works includes a proprietary screening tool
that measuresdomains of functioning in youth and adults using self reportand instantly generates a scored
report for the clinicianBH Works has screened more thanyouth and adults acrossstates and the tool
is used in diverse settings for care managementreferral and care coordinationbest practice workflowsand
systems integration supportThe web based platform also aggregates screening and EHR datacreating an
information hub which will facilitate academic and policy contributions in behavioral health Project Narrative
The purpose of this SBIR Phase I projectPediatric Practice AssistantA Web and Mobile Platform to Measure
Mental Health Problems in Pediatric Practiceis to establish new features that improve the screening and
individualized follow up assessment of young childrenusing parent reportand assist in strengthening referral
processes and outcomes using managed and interactive text messagingWe will also add new library
capabilities for unlimited public and proprietary screening toolsincluding support for business agreements with
publishers for their copyrighted materialWe will implement these new functions on an existing scalable HIPAA compliant platformBH WorksBHWorks includes a proprietary screening tool that measuresdomains of functioning in youth and adults using
self reportand instantly generates a scored report for the clinicianBH Works has screened more thanyouth and adults acrossstates and the tool is used in diverse settings for care managementreferral and care
coordinationbest practice workflowsand systems integration supportThe web based platform also
aggregates screening and EHR datacreating an information hub which will facilitate academic and policy
contributions in behavioral health

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