A physical therapy office in town was having a terrible time with paperwork which had to be transcribed by hand, sent out to a typist, sent back for proof and then forwarded to the insurance companies. We stepped in and created a web based form, using the Google Web Toolkit, that can be used by the doctors and nurses from small netbook computers to store patient information immediately and directly into their database.
Web-based Electronic Forms System
One of the larger projects that we have been developing is a web-based
system for managing electronic versions of traditionally paper forms. The
system uses HTML-template based forms backed by a database system to present
forms which can be filled out and signed (using electronic signature pads),
saved, and managed (with many analogs to a physical office system - such as
adding notes, stamps, moving forms between in and out boxes, approving,
Automated Website Information Retrieval
We have developed systems to automate medicare eligibility testing as well as retrieve grain futures prices from Cargill websites. By automating these time-insensive tasks we have saved our customers significant amounts of work by avoiding a manual process for gathering the same information.
S3-based Off-site Encrypted Backup System
After encountering significant problems with existing managed off-site
backup systems, we developed a simple system for performing file backup
using PGP-encrypted files stored on Amazon S3. Although currently
the system is quite basic, it is significantly cheaper and more
secure than many alternatives currently on the market.
Stream Mapping with ArcGIS
We developed a stream mapping plugin for ArcGIS for a graduate student at
MSU to assist in their research. The algorithm that we implemented was
based off of a recent publication which described a method for estimating the
location of stream channels based on elevation data using curvature and
aspect ratio changes across the area under consideration. We chose to
develop the plugin as a DLL using C# and the Microsoft .NET framework.
GeoProcessing in ArcGIS
We recently completed a project assisting in the development of an ArcGIS
Geoprocessing script written in Python. Our work focused on consulting
with the author about improving the error handling in the script, implementing
a logging system, and working with the more advanced/esoteric features of
the Python programming language.
We are occasionally asked to make software recommendations for our clients. Here is a report we put together for First Choice Home Health of Bozeman that analyzes and recommends health services and blogging software.
Using crowd sourcing and AI techniques we hope to generalize and solve the problem of troubleshooting. Stay tuned to our blog in the coming months for more details.
Personal and Ancillary Projects
Sometimes during our normal course of business we find a problem or an interesting topic that hasn't been adequately attended to by other businesses or individuals. When that happens we have nothing left to do but create the program ourselves. Some of our past projects have included:
to remove all non-present devices from a Windows machine using DevCon. See
the blog post for more details.
based on jQuery for improving the behavior of the HTML select element when
used for multiple selections. See the
blog post for more details.