CARE TRACK--A DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR MULTI-AGENCY MANAGEMENT SUPPORT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
19441
Agency Tracking Number:
19441
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
123 Old Belden Hill Road #32, Norwalk, CT, 06850
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Richard R Salit
(203) 849-8787
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
WE WILL RESEARCH IMPLEMENTATION OF DBMS TECHNOLOGY APPLIED TO SUPPORT CASE MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS WITH SERIOUS EMOTIONAL DISTURBANCE IN MULTI-AGENCY SYSTEMS OF CARE WITH A VIEW TO DEVLOP A PRODUCT WHICH CAN BE MARKETED TO PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS WHO ARE FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS WITH SIMILAR SERIOUS DISABILITIES. THE PROJECT WILL STUDY THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A MODEL DBMS APPLICATION CALLED CARE TRACK (FORMERLY CALLED SEDTRACK) WHICH WAS DEVELOPED FOR THE EIGHT SITES OF THE ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATIN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES PROGRAM FOR YOUTH (MHSPY). UNDER THIS PROGRAM, STATE AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS ARE DEVELOPING SYSTEMS OF CARE FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS WITH SERIOUSMENTAL ILLNESS INVOLVING HEALTH, CHILD WELFARE, EDUCATIONAL, PUBLIC HEALTH AND JUVENILE JUSTICE AGENCIES IN CATCHMENT AREAS BETWEEN 300,000 TO 500,000 POPULATION. THE RESEARCH WILL EVALUATE THE TECHNICAL FUNCTIONING OF CARETRACK IN SUPPORTING CASE MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS IN A MULTI-AGENCY SETTING, ASSESS THE DEGREE TO WHICH IT IS USER-FRIENDLY, DETERMINE ITS IMPACT ON DECISION MAKING BY THE MANAGERS OF THE SYSTEM OF CARE, AND DEVELOP EFFECTIVE TRAINING MATERIALSWHICH WILL EASE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SYSTEM IN HUMAN SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS. EVALUATION OFTHE SYSTEM'S PERFORMANCE WILL BE BASED ON MEASURES OF MEDICAL QUALITY ASSURNACE, ACCURACY OF INFORMATION, ACCURACY OF FINANCIAL ESTIMATES INCLUDING ENTITLEMENT REVENUES, SECURITY MAINTENANCE AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION.

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