CASIC: Computer Assisted Survey Information Collection
Questionnaire software developed for patient audio-computer assisted self-interviews (A-CASI),
patient self-report, behavioral research, surveys, social work informatics, and clinical use.
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CASIC Builder™ evolved from our study done under NIH project SBIR #2R44AI44558-02A1. From our original
adherence assessment for HIV+ patients, in subsequent studies we expanded CASIC Builder™
to include assessments for depression, alcohol and substance abuse, and sexual risk behavior. Today it is
a powerful, easy-to-use tool for the development of questionnaires, management of studies, and clinical use.
The software's ability to ask questions about a patient's medication regimen led to its use in
adherence studies for heart medications and opioid pain medications. Its flexibility led to its adoption
in a Brazilian study that required sign language video for a deaf patient population. CASIC Builder™
is available with or without its medication-specific components.
From inception ten years ago, our goal was a browser-based platform suitable for use with challenging
patient populations, combined with an easy-to-use interface.
The use of wireless Internet and laptop computers instantly make CASIC Builder™ capable of
mobile data collection. For those circumstances where the Internet is unavailable or unreliable, we offer
CASIC Remote™, software for a stand-alone, data collection laptop computer. A subscribers/subscription metaphor
directs data to appropriate CASIC Remote™ workstations.
Creating new questionnaires, with complex coding and skip patterns, is as easy as filling in web-based forms. Spreadsheet-like
calculation capabilities can be embedded in questionnaires.
The system tracks assessments and provides status reporting. Response data is easily used by statistical software systems.
Questionnaires can be integrated with other electronic patient systems.
Get acquainted with CASIC Builder™
Our site contains illustrative examples of CASIC Builder™. If
you will be conducting a study, or are associated with a health care organization, we can
arrange a private web site for you to further evaluate CASIC Builder™.
The quickest way to get started is to Take the Tour.