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Jun
9

The Direct Certificate Discovery RESTFul API

As part of my HHS Fellowship, I was asked by more than one stakeholder to perform some level of validation on the Direct email address.. . .

Jun
9

Return from Sabbatical

Alan Viars, founder and president of Videntity, has completed his appointment as an HHS External Entrepreneur at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). . .

Oct
17

A Collection of Handy Django Authentication Backends

This blog entry desribes three Django Authenticaon backends you can use instead of the default “django.contrib.auth.backends.ModelBackend”. Below is a brief description of each. EmailBackend –. . .

Oct
5

How to Make Django Se Habla Español

This is a short how-to and checklist for getting Django to server your app in another langauge. In this case, Spanish. Modifications to Your Python. . .

Sep
18

Some HL7 IP will soon be Open Source

We at Videntity are glad to hear that most of the HL7 IP will soon be open source. We hope the spirit of data liberation. . .

Jan
15

Access to Your Medical Records

Hello all. I wrote this article about my father’s heart surgery and the struggles we went through. It was published on e-patients.net here: http://e-patients.net/archives/2010/01/my-father%E2%80%99s-medical-record-fiasco.html -Alan

May
12

How Videntity Addresses the New HIPAA Security Privacy Provisions in the ARRA (a.k.a. the Stimulus)

Videntity is an enterprise-level solution for HIPAA Compliance after the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 (a.k.a. “The Stimulus”). Videntity, an Internet-based application. . .

May
8

Simple Python Class Library and Command Line Utility for S3 Storage and Retrieval

Hello.  This is based on the Python Boto library.  I created a class with a couple functions for storing and retrieving information (either publicly or. . .

Mar
2

Installing MySQL for Python on Mac OS X (MySQLdb)

I was having issues setting up MySQL Python when I was setting up a Django development environment on Mac OS X. This works fine on. . .