Barron Associates Awarded NIH Funding to Develop Data Mining Tool for Healthcare Applications

The Federated Automated Survey Tool (FAST) will be an analytics platform that can be used by public health officials, clinical care investigators, institutional administrators, and others to more easily survey targeted cohorts regarding acute and chronic diseases (e.g., influenza, coronavirus, high blood pressure, etc.) and other indicators (e.g., depression prevalence, tobacco use, substance abuse, etc.) by harnessing social media (e.g., Twitter) or other web/electronic data. Based on both automated and tailorable investigator inputs, the FAST platform will facilitate the construction of appropriate interrogations of social media and web data to yield prospective and longitudinal insights to answer user-initiated questions.