Electronic Procedures for Medical Operations

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$595,347.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX09CA96C
Award Id:
88057
Agency Tracking Number:
074348
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
63066 Old Hwy 93, St Ignatius, MT, 59865
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
557350787
Principal Investigator:
Mary Beth Hudson
Principal Investigator
(281) 480-1453
mhuson@ska-corp.com
Business Contact:
Arthur Molin
Program Manager
(281) 480-1453
amolin@ska-corp.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Electronic procedures are currently being used to document the steps in performing medical operations for the Space Shuttle and/or the International Space Station (ISS). Capturing the data electronically makes is easier to manage, modify and query the contents of the procedures. For the ISS, NASA is currently transitioning to electronic procedures based on the eXtensible Markup Language (XML) standard. Modeling procedures electronically using XML has a number of benefits. Procedures can be quickly and effectively searched to determine which procedures are affected by software and hardware changes. Procedures are more easily shared by other computer-based systems. And procedure execution aids become possible, such as real time data capture and automatic book marking of the current procedure step. Such procedure models will be an important component of an integrated Medical Decision Support needed for future exploration missions. The primary purpose of this project is to continue to research and develop a Procedure Representation Language (PRL) and support tools that will benefit the creation, maintenance, and use of the medical procedures, and to develop them in such a way that new advances can be easily inserted, eventually leading to the Medical Decision Support system.

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