Kekai Clarke was born and raised in Waimea, graduating from Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy in 2010. He is a senior at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, pursuing a B.A. in Computer Science and Mathematics. He is working towards a career in software development and video game design.

Home Island: Big Island
High School: Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy
Institute when accepted: Lewis & Clark College

Creating a Web Portal for Medical Product Certification

Project Site: Makani Kai Tech
Mentors: Bryan Berkowitz and Philip Brooks
Advisor: Michael McDougall
Collaborator: John Evans

Project Abstract

Since the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009, the health industry has seen an expansion in health-related information technology.  This expansion includes upgrading from hardcopy to electronic documents and automating processes online.  Our task was to create a Web portal to assist a hospital supplier in acquiring product certifications from pharmaceutical suppliers.  The portal would allow for product suppliers to enter and update product information used in the certification process.  In addition, the portal would provide a way for the hospital supplier’s product managers to monitor and assist the product suppliers with the certification process.  The project consisted of designing a relational database using SQL Server, then creating an HTML/Javascript user interface using Breeze and Angular.  To connect the server and interface, we created an object-relational mapping framework using Entity Framework and added an OAuth authentication layer.  This portal will increase the efficiency and reliability of the certification process by providing a central location for product and certification information to be stored, accessed, and updated.