LinKFactory Ontology Development Tool Selected for Use in Patient Safety Network Project
PHILADELPHIA, PA - Language and Computing, Inc. (L&C) has announced its LinKFactory advanced ontology development and management tool has been selected for use in developing the National Patient Safety Network, a project of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Patient Safety Task Force. LinKFactory was selected based on a complete and thorough evaluation of available tools conducted by the KEVRIC Company, the system integrator and bio-informatics specialist on the project. The KEVRIC Company was awarded a two-year, $5.9 million contract to develop the National Patient Safety Network for HHS and the Patient Safety Task Force, which includes the Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The KEVRIC Company will use LinKFactory® in developing a new Web-based system that will integrate and simplify existing systems now operated by these agencies to collect patient safety data, making the systems easier for frontline medical care providers to use. "L&C's LinKFactory® provides leading edge technology that provides unique functionality as compared to any other ontology development and management tool, and we are confident that we can cost effectively deliver the end result required by our customer," stated Sandra Allen, KEVRIC's CEO. "We are extremely pleased to be a part of this very important initiative," stated Maarten Laga, CEO for L&C. "It's truly a rewarding feeling to know that L&C is playing a key role in addressing the patient safety problem challenging healthcare systems throughout the world." L&C's unstructured data management platform, TeSSI® with its extraction utility, was also licensed by KEVRIC for use on this contract.