Category: Code Recipes

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Apr
22

The Medicare Provider Directory API

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) recently released Medicare provider enrollment data contained in the “Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System” or “PECOS”. CMS. . .

Oct
17

Converting Stata files to CSV using R

A simple recipe for converting Stata data into CSV. CSV stands for comma separated value. Common uses for this recipe is when you want to. . .

Aug
28

Provider Directory Proposal (NPPES Redux)

A couple of weeks ago, I attended ONC’s Direct Bootcamp in Crystal City, VA. A hot topic at the two-day conference was the notion of. . .

Aug
19

How to Serve Public Certificates with BIND for the Direct Project

Serving public certificates via DNS is quite an obscure endeavor. This is made quite evident by the total lack of documentation on how to serve. . .

May
5

ce – Certificate Examiner

This is a quick command-line utility for displaying information contained in an SSL certificates and CRLs. It is faster and easier to remember than the. . .

Apr
14

A Command-line Utility & Library to Fetch Revoked Serial Numbers from a Certificate Revocation List (CRL)

This functionality is not available in openssl’s comand line utility, so I cooked this up to do the job. The library function returns a Python. . .

Sep
18

Calculating BMI in Python

If you ever need to calculate Body Mass Index (BMI) in Python, here’s how… -acv

Aug
25

Get the Latest Object or a 404 in Django : get_latest_object_or_404

The get_object_or_404 is a handy Django shortcut. It keeps my views shorter. In my case however, I had the need to get the latest object.. . .

Jul
28

Fun with Framingham

Hot off the presses is an open source implementation of the Framingham 10 Year Heart Attack Risk Calculator. This software package consists of a command-line. . .

Jun
10

Useful Tip for Port Forwarding Apache (or other Web Server)

Problem You are working on a remote web server where you do not have have access to view the web servers content on port 80.. . .

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