Health Online through Language a Medical Exchange System (HOLMES)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,981.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W81XWH-13-C-0057
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
H122-005-0009
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
DHP12-005
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
MA, Cambridge, MA, 02138-4555
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
115243701
Principal Investigator:
Terry Patten
Principal Scientist
(617) 491-3474
tpatten@cra.com
Business Contact:
Mark Felix
Contracts Manager
(617) 491-3474
mfelix@cra.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
The amount of information available from medical journals, patient records, and the cloud has increased beyond the point where clinicians can manage it using traditional means. Many clinical decision support systems (CDSS) have been created to manage this complexity, but these systems are often narrowly focused on a domain, quickly grow stale as new treatments become available, and do not account for variation in terminology. To address these needs, we are pleased to offer Health Online through Language a Medical Exchange System (HOLMES), a system for predicting provisional diagnoses, providing clinical decision support, and improving outcomes for patients with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Like IBM"s Watson, HOLMES takes a natural language query, retrieves relevant information, performs inference with this information, and returns an answer along with an associated probability and pointers back to the information it used to draw its conclusion. HOLMES offers on-the-fly information retrieval without the requirement of a supercomputer to maintain and operate a huge data store.

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