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MapQuest and AngularJS

May 07, 2013
For my current project, I need to show MapQuest maps next to an address form. As the user enters an address, I need the map to attempt to show the address. Note: When testing, I often use console.log... so if you don't have developer tools installed, some of these won't work for you. Step One: Basic Gist ----------------------- Using...


Automating Reports from Misys Tiger

April 12, 2013
My client has asked me to automate the monthly generation of reports from AllScripts/Misys Tiger. I have a list of reports that must be generated: * Daily Recap - for a given month, show one row for every day ** Day of Month ** Charges ** Misc Charges ** Charge Adjustments ** Insurance Write-Offs ** Net Charges = charges + misc_charges -...


Things I miss about Ruby when working in C#

April 09, 2013
h2. Preface: nil for those of you who don't know, nil is like NULL, but way cooler. But if you don't know, just pretend it means NULL, but if you ask whether NULL is true or false, it will say, "Oh, yeah, I'm false." Yes, I know, if you haven't heard of nil this makes you think I'm on crack. Roll with me. h2. Returning a value or "Sorry,...


HL7 via SFTP

February 20, 2013
This page documents the process of creating an HL7 interface between my client's "micro-EMR" and a medical laboratory named "BioReference":bioreference.com BioReference presented me with two interface options: * install software on my windows machine. Their software would dump files into a directory of my choosing. * SFTP Since our...


HL7 Issues Facing Developers

January 24, 2013
h2. Inconsistent use of HL7 Value Types Trying to increase quality control, I set told my import agent not to flag any observations where the value type wasn't what my app would have selected as the value type. The results were surprising. |Field|Quest's Value Type|Quest's Value|LabCorp Value Type|LabCorp...


storing patient history via HL7 / LOINC

January 04, 2013
In addition to storing data about a patient's current visit, my clients want to store a patient history. Thus, I need to store fields like: - history of breast cancer? y/n - history of lung cancer? y/n - history of x cancer? y/n and then: - if yes, any evidence of cancer in the last 5 years? What medicines are you taking? Have you been...


Finding a faster query for USQL

December 17, 2012
"select sum(NOI_AMOUNT) FROM NOI WHERE NOI_ALLOC_DATE = { d '2012-12-05' };" ~ instant select NOI_TRN_NUMBER, sum(NOI_AMOUNT) FROM NOI WHERE NOI_ALLOC_DATE = { d '2012-12-05' } GROUP BY NOI.NOI_TRN_NUMBER; ~ instant select TRAN_TYPES.TRN_NAME, NOI_TRN_NUMBER, sum(NOI_AMOUNT) FROM NOI, TRAN_TYPES WHERE NOI_ALLOC_DATE = { d '2012-12-05' } AND...


koding.com advice on being a great consultant

November 29, 2012
http://blog.koding.com/2012/08/freelance-developers-you-are-the-future-dont-mess-it-up/ I thought this post was insightful, if repetitive. I recognized just about all of the issues discussed as things that have been problems for me at some point. * The need for professionalism ** If you're being paid, it isn't a hobby. Act professionally. **...