AUTOMATED MONITORING FOR NURSING HOME QUALITY ASSESSMENT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$96,130.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
7842
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Schaller Associates
3200 North Central Avenue, Suite 680, Phoenix, AZ, 85012
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
SCHALLER ASSOCIATES' LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE IS TO IMPLEMENT AN EFFECTIVE, AUTOMATED QUALITY MONITORING PROGRAM FOR NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATORS. THE PROGRAM WILL GENERATE REPORTS ON PROFILES OF CARE, IDENTIFYING EXCEPTIONS TO NORMS, BE PORTABLE TO ALTERNATIVE NURSING HOME SETTINGS, BE USABLE BY NURSING AND SUPPORT STAFF, AND IS EXPECTED TO HAVE A SIGNIFICANT AND LASTING IMPACT ON QUALITY ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES IN THE NURSING HOME INDUSTRY. PHASE I WILL PRODUCE A FIELD-TESTED PLAN DESCRIBING THE MINIMUM SET OF DATA ELEMENTS REQUIRED, THEIR SPECIFIC SOURCES, AND THE RELEVANT INSTRUMENTS, PROCEDURES AND RESULTING REPORTS. A TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE WILL ASSIST IN DEVELOPING THE PLAN, WHICH WILL NOT ONLY BE EVOLVED IN THE PRACTICAL SETTING OF 11 OPERATING NURSING HOMES, WHICH ARE MANAGED BY SCHALLER ASSOCIATES AS A COURT-APPOINTED RECEIVER, BUT WILL ALSO BE FIELD TESTED AT TWO NURSING HOME SITES IN OTHER STATES. PHASE I WILL PROVIDE A FEASIBILITY-TESTED FOUNDATION FOR PHASE-II DEVELOPMENT OF COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND DOCUMENTATION,HANDS-ON IMPLEMENTATION AT SELECTED NURSING HOME TEST SITES,AND EFFORTS TO INSURE ACCEPTANCE OF THE PROGRAM THROUGHOUT THE NURSING HOME INDUSTRY. SCHALLER ASSOCIATES WILL THEN MARKET THE PRODUCT COMMERCIALLY AND PROVIDE USER SUPPORT.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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