Return on Investment Tool for Effective Medical Training (RITE-MT)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Program
Contract: N00014-12-M-0105
Agency Tracking Number: O112-H19-3104
Amount: $149,664.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD11-H19
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
Design Interactive, Inc.
1221 E. Broadway, Suite 110, Oviedo, FL, -
DUNS: 075104708
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Meredith Carroll
 SRA II
 (407) 706-0977
 meredith@designinteractive.net
Business Contact
 John Stanney
Title: SR VP Finance
Phone: (407) 706-0977
Email: john@designinteractive.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
An opportunity exists to develop a decision support tool for medical training practitioners/acquisition community which can guide designers through the identification of fidelity level requirements and present trade-offs based on the task that is being trained, the desired level of performance improvement and anticipated return on investment in light of identified budget constraints. Design Interactive proposes the development of the Return on Investment Tool for Effective Medical Training (RITE-MT) software system, a decision support tool which will guide users through: 1) Effectively identifying training system fidelity and training strategy requirements for medical simulation based on sensory task analysis and training needs analysis, 2) Defining the ROI tradespace by defining the critical variables necessary for calculating return on investment and linking these variables to each other and performance outcomes, and 3) Providing an interactive cost benefit analysis which allows user to test different design solutions against predicted performance outcomes while visualizing complex interactions to encourage designers to weigh the balance of improved performance versus the long-term cost consequences. RITE MT will enable a user to determine the optimal fidelity requirements as well as metric and training strategy requirements based on task training objectives as well as support the user in determining the most cost effective system to training goals. RITE-MT will also allow a user conduct Return on Training Investment (ROTI) comparisons between alternate training system solutions.

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