[FSW Project] Re: project inquiry

  • From: Nathan Cobb <nathancobb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <fswproject@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2014 08:22:43 -0800

Mikhail,

I won't be able to meet this weekend, but I think I should be able to meet next weekend if that works for you, let me know.

Thanks,
Nate


On December 24, 2014 12:05:24 AM Mikhail Gofman <migsoft2@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Thanks, Nate! Will you be able to meet with me and Scott at the time Scott
proposed? If not, what time will work?

Hope this helps.

Thanks,
-Mikhail

On Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 11:26 PM, Nathan Cobb <nathancobb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

>  Scott,
>
> Below I've answered the questions as best I could without much knowledge
> of the current system:
>
> What is the project about?
> Mikhail designed a website several years back using Microsoft Access 2003
> which the client (an assisted living facility, which is a branch of Family
> Services of Westchester, or FSW) is currently using to manage their
> patients' data (medications, hospital visits, etc.). This data is highly
> confidential, and must be handled with care ensuring that the data is both
> safe and secure with respect to the way it is both stored and handled. The
> website which Mikhail created (back in his high school days) is now
> outdated, and is no longer practical for the size of the facility's
> present-day operations. This is why we've been tasked with creating a new
> faster, more secure, more efficient, and scalable website application (and
> database) which can satisfy the needs of the organization is its current
> state and the forseeable future.
>
> The goal is simple, to create such a website which incorporates an
> appropriate amount of security in order to be HIPAA-compliant (this is a
> standard for how medical data is stored, used, and handled in the
> healthcare industry which all such facilities must abide by) and satisfies
> the needs of the organization (as defined by Susan Sober and her
> colleagues). These are the two most important aspects of the website, the
> website MUST be HIPAA-compliant and should be developed very strictly
> according to the initial requirements given to us as well as ongoing
> solicited feedback from the organization.
>
> In the end, the website is to be transferred to organization in a way that
> is both reasonable for the team to do and usable by the organization. It is
> mutually understood and agreed upon that the product we are delivering is
> provided as-is, free of charge, and without warranty. This way we will not
> be held financially, legally, or contractually responsible for the product
> as well as its continued use (maintenance).
>
> High-level overview
> From what I understand, we have a backend to the website which stores the
> data in a MySQL database, and a frontend which makes use of said data and
> displays it in a meaningful way.
>
> Examples of use-cases
> There are many use cases for the website, but some very general examples
> might include:
> Adding/modifying/deleting a patient
> Adding/modifying/deleting existing patient data
> Providing feedback to the team
> Viewing data of a specific patient (for any reason)
>
> An overview of the challenges of implementing the system
> Other than the obstacles I witnessed with finding a reasonable means for
> presenting the website (what language to use, etc.) and the means for
> storing and handling the highly confidential patient data (database,
> crypto, communication, etc.), I cannot comment on the difficulties faced
> during development which aren't obvious.
>
> An overview of the solutions
> Again, I cannot comment on this meaningfully since I was not primarily
> involved in the development of the website.
>
> A description of how each component is implemented (one section per
> component) and how it interacts with the rest of the system.
> Same as above since I was not involved in the development aspect.
>
> Sorry for not getting back to you sooner, hopefully this helps you out!
> Happy holidays, take care!
>
> Regards,
> Nate
>
>
> On 12/20/2014 4:59 PM, Mikhail Gofman wrote:
>
> P.S. If we could only get an hour of Rob's or Jeremy's time when I am
> there, I think all of our problems will be resolved.  Could you please poke
> them on it?
>
>  Hope this helps.
>
>  Thanks,
> -Mikhail
>
> On Sat, Dec 20, 2014 at 11:59 AM, Nathan Cobb <
> nathancobb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>>   Mikhail,
>>
>> I'll send the password out once I'm at my computer this afternoon.
>>
>> Having you be there would be fantastic, just let me know the time frame
>> and I'll make note of it as I prepare to schedule it.
>>
>> Regarding Scott's write-up, I'll do my best with the questions he gave
>> me, but unfortunately it'll have to wait until at least Monday since I have
>> a lot going on this weekend. If I find a small window before then, I'll
>> give it a shot, but it's likely going to take me a while to gather the
>> information into something that's clear and concise.
>>
>> Thank you all for your time and understanding.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Nate
>>
>> On December 20, 2014 2:58:14 AM Mikhail Gofman <migsoft2@xxxxxxxxx>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Dear Nate and Team,
>>>
>>>  Scott is working in his write up, so he needs the info.
>>>
>>>  Nate, please do not apologize! :-)
>>> You did a fine job for which we are all thankful!
>>>
>>>  I went ahead and hacked the VM password. I set the new password
>>> to...well...because everything submitted to this list gets posted publicly,
>>> I will email the password to Nate privately. Nate, could you please email
>>> it (without using the mailing list) to all members?  I did not make the VM
>>> live yet because, once again, I need instructions for doing this -- I
>>> remember that many changes were made to it.
>>>
>>>  I have also spoke to FSW folks. Hopefully this will be able to be more
>>> accommodating. I will also physically be there this break. It would be
>>> great if we could set up a meeting so I can be there to help with the
>>> deployment.
>>>
>>>  Hope this helps.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> -Mikhail
>>>
>>> On Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 11:14 PM, Nathan Cobb <
>>> nathancobb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>
>>>>   Scott,
>>>>
>>>> Is there a particular reason why you need this information so suddenly?
>>>>
>>>> I can answer general questions about the project for you, but regarding
>>>> its inner-workings I won't be of much help since I wasn't deeply involved.
>>>> I developed the first version of the website (very noob-level HTML+PHP),
>>>> which was replaced with the database team's version which used bootstrap.
>>>> After that came the 1337ness that is the current version, which was
>>>> developed primarily by Jeremy and Robert (who are no longer with us) and
>>>> uses a heavy amount of JavaScript. I was present a few times when they were >>>> discussing its creation, and the ideas behind it, but I do not by any means
>>>> have a working knowledge of the system, unfortunately.
>>>>
>>>> At this point our primary concern is deployment, which does not (if I'm
>>>> understanding correctly) require knowledge of the system necessarily. I'm
>>>> going to ping Jeremy for the password of the VM (Mikhail is prepared to
>>>> break into it if necessary), and from there we can test the deployment
>>>> techniques described by Jeremy briefly in his last email. After things are
>>>> settled with the VM password, I'll be in contact with Harry about helping
>>>> with deployment. Once we have a working method, we can attempt to deploy
>>>> the VM on the FSW system and go from there.
>>>>
>>>> I know I've said this before, but please let me apologize to all of you
>>>> involved once again for how things turned out this semester. It was a
>>>> result of a lot of miscommunication and timing issues, along with a bit of
>>>> failure on my part. When things went wrong, I didn't know what to do, and
>>>> because of that the project suffered. This is a learning experience for us
>>>> all, myself included, but I apologize if I caused any inconvenience for any
>>>> of you or wasted your time at all.
>>>>
>>>> Having said all that, Scott, if you still require the information you
>>>> requested, I can do my best to oblige but I wouldn't be able to do it this
>>>> weekend unfortunately.
>>>>
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Nate
>>>>
>>>> On December 19, 2014 7:53:24 PM scott stetzko <scott.stetzko@xxxxxxxxx>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> hey Nate,
>>>>>
>>>>>  Sorry to bother you bro but I need for you to answer a few detailed
>>>>> questions for me so I can write a report and some documentation on the
>>>>> project. I know its not your fault not being able to work on the project at >>>>> all but thats precisely why I need your help. Since i didn't really get to
>>>>> work on it I am lost on a few things. Here are a list of things I need a
>>>>> detailed description of:
>>>>>
>>>>>       - What is the project about?
>>>>>      - Please give me a high-level overview of the project
>>>>> architecture e.g.
>>>>>         database, front-end, etc and how they interact.
>>>>>      - examples of user-cases
>>>>>      - An overview of the challenges of implementing the system.
>>>>>      - an overview of the solutions.
>>>>>      - a description of how each component is implemented (one section
>>>>> per
>>>>>        component) and how it interacts withe the rest of the system.
>>>>>
>>>>> Please answers these as soon as you can because I need to finish this
>>>>> by next week. Thank you for your help I really appreciate it.
>>>>> --
>>>>>  *Scott Stetzko*
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>
>

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