A LOW-COST COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR ARTHRITIS RESEARCH

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$495,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2951
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Information Analysis Corp.
201 San Antonio Circle, Suite 125, Mountain View, CA, 94040
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Maxwell W. Layard
Principal Investigator
(415) 948-1640
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
INFORMATION ANALYSIS CORPORATION (IAC) HAS DEVELOPED A NEW MICROCOMPUTER-BASED CLINICAL DATABASE SYSTEM, MEDLOG, WHICH IS OF GREAT POTENTIAL USE IN MEDICAL RESEARCH. THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO MODIFY, ADAPT, AND IMPROVE THE MEDLOG SYSTEM TO MEET THE SPECIFIC NEEDS OF ARTHRITIS AND OTHER CHRONIC DISEASE RESEARCHERS. THIS WORK WILL BE DONE IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ARAMIS THE ARAMIS PROGRAM (NIH GRANT 21393) USES THE UNIQUE TOD COMPUTER SYSTEM ON AN IBM MAINFRAME AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY. MEDLOG PROVIDES TOD-LIKE CAPABILITIES ON LOW-COST MICROCOMPUTERS. WHILE CONSIDERABLE INTEREST EXISTS IN SWITCHING ARAMIS OPERATIONS TO MEDLOG, OBSTACLES SUCH AS INCOMPATABILITIES, DIFFERENCES IN FEATURES OR OPERATION, AND LACK OF BENCHMARKS HAVE HINDERED PROGRESS. THE OVERALL PROJECT WILL STUDY ARAMIS REQUIREMENTS AND INCORPORATE THEM IN MEDLOG. SINCE THESE REQUIREMENTS CAN BE GENERALIZED TO OTHER AREAS OF MEDICINE, THE RESULT WILL BE A COMMERCIALLY AFFORDABLE, ADVANCED COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH, PARTICULARLY IN CHRONIC DISEASE AREAS. PHASE I WILL IDENTIFY AND PRIORITIZE THE MODIFICATIONS TO MEDLOG NEEDED FOR ARTHRITIS RESEARCH. THIS INCLUDES EVALUATING TOD AND MEDLOG, PERFORMING FIELD TRIALS, REVIEWING ALTERNATIVES, AND DEVELOPING A PLAN OF ACTION. A HIGHLY QUALIFIED COMMITTEE WILL PROVIDE ADVICE AND REVIEW. PHASE II WILL EXECUTE THE PLANS DEVELOPED IN PHASE I.

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