MICROCOMPUTER SOFTWARE FOR HEPATITIS B RISK ASSESSMENT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
16852
Agency Tracking Number:
16852
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
811 W Boyd, Norman, OK, 73069
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Michael Wright
(405) 329-1453
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
SCIENTIFIC SOCIAL RESEARCH HAS COMPLETED DESIGN AND PROGRAMMING FOR A MICROCOMPUTER SOFTWARE SYSTEM PROVIDING PERSONAL SELF-ADMINISTERED RISK ASSESSMENT FOR HIV INFECTION. THE RISK ASSESSMENT IS BASED UPON AN ANONYMOUS INTERACTIVE INTERVIEW AND ANALYSIS PERFORMED BY A RULE-BASED EXPERT SYSTEM INCORPORATED IN THE SOFTWARE. THE PURPOSE OF THIS GRANT IS TO SUPPORT THE REVISION AND EXPANSION OF THE SOFTWARE TO ACCOMMODATE SIMULTANEOUS RISK ASSESSMENT FOR HEPATITIS B VIRAL INFECTION. THE SYSTEM WILL NOT REQUIRE RESPONDENTS TO POSSESS SPECIALIZED TRAINING OR COMPUTER EXPERIENCE. FOLLOWING ANALYSIS OF AN INDIVIDUAL'S PERSONAL HISTORY TAKENBY THE INTERACTIVE INTERVIEW, THE COMPLETED SOFTWARE WILL RESPOND WITH ADVICE AS TO WHETHER THE RESPONDENT IS AT RISK FOR HIV AND/OR HEPATITIS B. THOSE AT RISK WILL BE ADVISED TO FOLLOW UP WITH DEFINITIVE DIAGNOSIS. THOSE NOT AT RISK WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO EXERCISE CAUTION IN ORDER TO AVOID EXPOSURE. AS SECONDARY PURPOSES, THE SOFTWARE WILL PROVIDE A SERIES OF EDUCATIONAL SCREENS ABOUT HIV AND HEPATITIS B, AND WILL ALSO WRITE ANONYMOUS CASE DATA TO DOS FILES FOR INTERFACE WITH STATISTICAL SOFTWARE. SCIENTIFIC SOCIAL RESEARCH HAS COMPLETED DESIGN AND PROGRAMMING FOR A MICROCOMPUTER SOFTWARE SYSTEM PROVIDING PERSONAL SELF-ADMINISTERED RISK ASSESSMENT FOR HIV INFECTION. THE RISK ASSESSMENT IS BASED UPON AN ANONYMOUS INTERACTIVE INTERVIEW AND ANALYSIS PERFORMED BY A RULE-BASED EXPERT SYSTEM INCORPORATED IN THE SOFTWARE. THE PURPOSE OF THIS GRANT IS TO SUPPORT THE REVISION AND EXPANSION OF THE SOFTWARE TO ACCOMMODATE SIMULTANEOUS RISK ASSESSMENT FOR HEPATITIS B VIRAL INFECTION. THE SYSTEM WILL NOT REQUIRE RESPONDENTS TO POSSESS SPECIALIZED TRAINING OR COMPUTER EXPERIENCE. FOLLOWING ANALYSIS OF AN INDIVIDUAL'S PERSONAL HISTORY TAKENBY THE INTERACTIVE INTERVIEW, THE COMPLETED SOFTWARE WILL RESPOND WITH ADVICE AS TO WHETHER THE RESPONDENT IS AT RISK FOR HIV AND/OR HEPATITIS B. THOSE AT RISK WILL BE ADVISED TO FOLLOW UP WITH DEFINITIVE DIAGNOSIS. THOSE NOT AT RISK WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO EXERCISE CAUTION IN ORDER TO AVOID EXPOSURE. AS SECONDARY PURPOSES, THE SOFTWARE WILL PROVIDE A SERIES OF EDUCATIONAL SCREENS ABOUT HIV AND HEPATITIS B, AND WILL ALSO WRITE ANONYMOUS CASE DATA TO DOS FILES FOR INTERFACE WITH STATISTICAL SOFTWARE.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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