AUTOMATED MONITORING FOR NURSING HOME QUALITY ASSESSMENT

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 7842
Amount: $96,130.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3200 North Central Avenue, Suite 680, Phoenix, AZ, 85012
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
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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.

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