DRG-SPECIFIC RESOURCE-MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE FOR HOSPITALS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$96,880.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
7837
Agency Tracking Number:
7837
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6408 West College Drive, Phoenix, AZ, 85033
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
JOHN RAFFERTY AND ASSOCIATES LONG-TERM GOAL IS TO IMPLEMENT AN EFFECTIVE COMPUTER-SOFTWARE PACKAGE TO ASSIST HOSPITAL MANAGERS IN EVALUATING INPUTS, CONTROLLING COSTS, AND PLANNING RESOURCE USE ON A DRG-SPECIFIC BASIS. PHASE I WILL PRODUCE A DETAILED, FIELD-TESTED PLAN FOR THE PROPOSED SOFTWARE. THE PLAN WILL PROVIDE AN ECONOMIC MODEL OF THE RELATIONSHIP OF IMPUTS, OUTCOMES AND OUTPUT BY DRG, DESCRIBE THE REPORTING AND ANALYTICAL CAPABILITES OF THE PROPOSED SYSTEM, INDICATE ITS DATA REQUIREMENTS AND THEIR SOURCES, OUTLINE THE PROPOSED SOFTWARE STRUCTURE AND LOGISTICS, AND DOCUMENT THE REACTIONS TO THE PROPOSED SYSTEMTHAT HAVE BEEN RECEIVED IN THE FIELD. PHASE I WILL THEREBY PROVIDE A FEASIBILITY-TESTED FOUNDATIONFOR PHASE-II DEVELOPMENT OF THE SOFTWARE, PREPARATION OF USER DOCUMENTATION, HANDS-ON IMPLEMENTATION AT TEST SITES AND EFFORTS TO INSURE ACCEPTANCE OF THE SOFTWARE THROUGHOUT THE HOSPITAL INDUSTRY. JOHN RAFFERTY AND ASSOCIATES WILL THEN MARKET THE PRODUCT COMMERCIALLY AND PROVIDE USER SUPPORT.

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