[TriLUG] Seeking someone to port a large commercial MS Access database application to theLAMP
bnewport at appws.com
Tue Nov 23 07:36:05 EST 2004
I would suggest looking to see what applications are already out there that
fit your needs rather than paying someone to build you something from scratch.
If you are looking for a medical practice package that is web based I highly
suggest looking at http://www.openemr.net/ I have used it for clients in the
past and everyone seems to really like it. You can find a lot of software on
www.freshmeat.net by doing searches for what you want.
gerry at complyassistant.com wrote:
> We're seeking someone to port a large commercial MS Access database application to
> theLAMP (Linux Apache MySQL Perl / PHP) platform, and expect the project to provide
> full-time work for 2 to 3 months.
> The application is used by healthcare organizations to assess compliance with the
> Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act of 1966 (HIPAA), and further to
> plan and manage the extensive compliance efforts required by HIPAA. To learn more about
> the database please visit http://www.complyassistant.com.
> The database is for the most part third-normal form. There are currently about 60 tables
> in the Access database (However about 28 of these are used to reinitialize the
> database, i.e., restore it to "out-of-the-box" condition, so do not necessarily
> contribute to the operation of the web-based port.). There are about 150 stored queries
> used to drive forms and reports. There are dozens of data capture forms and
> viewable/printable reports, many of which offer extensive "filtering" - i.e., show only
> records with certain criteria defined by user-selected form fields. There is extensive
> use of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) within the application.
> In porting the database to a LAMP platform, the owner expects to host user data files on
> a secure server, to provide user authentication, and to enable users to avail themselves
> of the full range of capabilities offered by the MS Access tool. Thus, the existing MS
> Access tool can be considered a functional specification for the ported web-enabled
> incarnation, with inter-organizational security the only additional capability to be
> added to the current system.
> Local RTP resources include the MS Access developer who brought the application to
> market on November 1 and continues bug-fixing, user support, and enhancement. This
> developer is a little more than passing-familiar with MySQL and PHP, as well as
> and (if needed) help in translating the MS Access behavior into functional PHP code.
> Anyone wishing to be considered for this programming assignment should contact Gerry
> Blass (mailto:gerryb at complyassistant.com). Please forward a resume citing relevent
> experience, the contact information (phone, email) for at least three references for
> whom significant web applications have been written (involving PHP, MySQL or other open
> source DBMS: include the web sites if publicly available), compensation requirements,
> and a statement of why this work would be interesting.
> Gerry Blass
> President & CEO
> Blass Consulting LLC
> Colts Neck, NJ 07722
> gerry at complyassistant.com
> 732.845.9508 phone & fax
> 732.539.5827 cell
> Automating compliance management to enhance business decisions.
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