Summer 2007 Internship

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The 2007 Aidmatrix Summer H-FOSS Institute Completes its Work

Summer 2007 Aidmatrix sponsored development team. From left to right, Trishan de Lanerolle, Giovanni Capalbo, Antonio Alcorn, Kumud Nepal, Ernel Wint, Sylvia Hristakeva, Ralph Morelli. (Missing: Prof. Heidi Ellis)
Summer 2007 Aidmatrix sponsored development team. From left to right, Trishan de Lanerolle, Giovanni Capalbo, Antonio Alcorn, Kumud Nepal, Ernel Wint, Sylvia Hristakeva, Ralph Morelli. (Missing: Prof. Heidi Ellis)

Hartford, CT. The Summer 2007 H-FOSS development team (pictured at right) gave a power point presentation describing the work they completed over the summer. The highlights of their effort included the following achievements:

  • They developed a Touchscreen module for the OpenMRS System that will enable the medical record system to be accessible through touchscreen devices mounted on the walls of clinics in Rwanda and Malawi. Plans are to deploy the system for field testing in the fall.
  • The Sahana VM module was completely re-factored from the ground up using an object-oriented design that includes a model-view-controller (MVC) architecture. The new design will simplify the task of maintaining and extending the VM module in the future. The team developed its own PHP-based template engine and used it to support a templating system, which enables the module's business logic to be separated from its presentation logic, further increasing its modularity.
  • The development team also incorporated several new features into the system, including an improved access-control system, a reporting feature, enhanced messaging and search capabilities, and a time-logging system. They also began implementation of a credentialing system based on assigned positions within a registered project.

The development team's work was supported by a grant of $17,500 from The Aidmatrix Foundation.

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