Health Online through Language a Medical Exchange System (HOLMES)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Program
Contract: W81XWH-13-C-0057
Agency Tracking Number: H122-005-0009
Amount: $149,981.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: DHP12-005
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Small Business Information
MA, Cambridge, MA, 02138-4555
DUNS: 115243701
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Terry Patten
 Principal Scientist
 (617) 491-3474
Business Contact
 Mark Felix
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (617) 491-3474
Research Institution
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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