HIV EXPERT EDUCATIONAL COMPUTER SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 18922
Amount: $49,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Health-comp Systems Inc
1147 E 12th Street, Tuscon, AZ, 85719
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael L Griffin
 (602) 624-3183
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
AIDS IS A MEDICAL PROBLEM THAT CONTINUES TO HAVE SIGNIFICANT SOCIOECONOIMIC AFFECTS IN THE 1990'S. AIDS HAS ALREADY GREATLY AFFECTED THE HEALTH DELIVERY SYSTEM IN THIS COUNTRY, WITH THENUMBER OF DIAGNOSED CASES EXCEEDING 242,000 (AS OF OCTOBER 1992), AND ESTIMATES OF ANOTHER 2 MILLION PERSONS INFECTED WITH THE HIV VIRUS. WORLDWIDE, THE AIDS CASELOAD IS ESTIMATED TO EXCEED 2 MILLION PERSONS. HOWEVER, FOR VARIOUS REASONS, FEW PHYSICIANS ARE MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF CARING FOR HIV INFECTED INDIVIDUALS. WHILE SOME HAVE A FEAR OF CONTAGION, MANY CITE "LACK OF KNOWLEDGE ABOUT TREATMENT OF HIV" AS THEIR GREATEST DETERRENT TO PROVIDING CARE. THIS EXPERT COMPUTER ASSISTED INSTRUCTION (CAI) SYSTEM ADDRESSES THE NEED FOR UP-TO-DATE TREATMENT INFORMATION AND DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES FOR DETECTING AND CORRECTLY IDENTIFYING THE MANY OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS AND CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH HIV. THE HIV EXPERT COMPUTER SYSTEM WILL ASSIST PHYSICIANS IN BECOMING KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT THE CLINICAL CARE OF HIV INFECTEDINDIVIDUALS BY UTILIZING A DATABASE OF HIV INFORMATION, CASE STUDIES, AND LEARNING TOOLS TO IMPROVE THEIR CLINICAL SKILLS.

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