Los Altos, CA (PRWEB) October 28, 2009
United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Ranking Member Olympia J. Snowe, R-Maine, have emphasized that the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program plays an important role in the health care industry and allows small research and development firms - our nation's innovation lifeline - to create high-quality jobs and cutting-edge products and services fundamental to the country's economic recovery. Resounding Health Incorporated, a leading medical search and information provider, was recently awarded an SBIR grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Resounding Health is powered by an extensive knowledge triad of i) diseases and conditions, ii) treatments, benefits and risks and iii) genetic information. By analyzing the meaning in medical information feeds, as well as web pages continuously identified and bookmarked by its users, the Resounding Health knowledge engine creates, and continuously evolves, a vast internal network of concept relationships. This knowledge base grows and develops much like the human brain: links among concepts are reinforced or weakened as new information enters the knowledge base. Information feeds include millions of pages of authoritative and reliable health information from government sources.
Resounding Health's unique technology allows this knowledge base to accompany users as they visit other web sites, permitting them simply to double click any medical word or phrase, no matter where it is located in the World Wide Web, and instantly have access to the Resounding Health knowledge base of more than 2 million medical facts and relationships, links to related web pages, associated clinical research trials, genetic databases and more.
A unique feature of Resounding Health is CaseBooks™, free e-books that contain essential information from authoritative sources in a convenient package that users can create, build upon, link to, print and share with their doctors, caregivers and others. According to Resounding Health co-founder Dr. Alan Littleford, "future releases of Resounding Health will enable users to link CaseBooks to their personal electronic medical records such as Microsoft HealthVault and Google Health".
A sampling of recent CaseBooks on various medical conditions and drugs shows the diversity of topics covered: addiction, alternative medicine, asthma, autism and Asperger's syndrome, brain tumors, breast cancer, diabetes, drug intoxication, H1N1 swine flu, herniated discs, Hodgkin's disease, hospice care, leukemia, medical tourism, mercury poisoning, liver transplants, lupus, pancreatic cancer, resveratrol, seizures, stem cells, stress fractures and stroke.
For additional information, including video tutorials, visit http://www.ResoundingHealth.com. This web site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from a health care professional. The information is not to be used for self-diagnosis or treatment. Resounding Health™ CaseBooks™ and empowering the e-Patient™ are trademarks of Resounding Health Incorporated.
Resounding Health Incorporated was co-founded by Mark Boguski, M.D. and Alan Littleford, Ph.D. Dr. Boguski has held positions at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the U.S. National Library of Medicine and as an executive in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. He is a former vice president of Novartis and was honored as a Visionary and Influencer by the Personalized Medicine Coalition in 2006. Dr. Boguski was elected to both the Institute of Medicine of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences the American College of Medical Informatics in 2001. He is currently on the faculty of Harvard at the Francis Countway Library of Medicine and at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Littleford was the co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Healthscape, Inc. Prior to this, he held a number of key positions in the IT industry as Principal Architect, Lead Developer or Founder at companies such as Cogent Software, Sitka (a subsidiary of Sun Microsystems), Siebel Systems and Network Associates. Littleford has also served as a highly sought-after consultant for a number of both major companies and technology start-ups.