Publication Date

Fall 2014

Document Type

Project Summary

Degree Name

Master of Science


Computer Science

First Advisor

Soon-Ok Park, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Kong-Cheng Wong, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Stephen Hyzny, M.S.


The office that this application was designed for is a Speech Pathology office. Therapists are sent to the houses of patients to treat them. After each visit, the speech pathologists record the data collected from the treatment. This data is then collected and type manually into an excel sheet by the office administrator.

The way the office is currently run is inefficient and outdated. Because all the information from the visits has to be typed manually into the excel sheets there is a back log of information that has to be entered. This leads to disorganization and possible loss of important data. The office administrator is also a therapist themselves and because of all of this extra data entry work they are often unable to focus solely on their therapist tasks and visits. Another problem with the current system is it’s initially entirely non-electronic. All of the documents besides with the exception of a few are filled out on paper before they are entered into the computer. This approach is very wasteful. This is expensive as well because the company has to purchase the paper and print the documents used to record the visit data.

The solution to the inefficiency and ineffectiveness of the old system was to create a web application that could do all the same functions of the current system in an entirely electronic approach. The application would cut out the unnecessary step of collecting the data from the therapists manually and entering the data by hand. The application would allow the therapists to enter their own information through an online web portal thus eliminating the middleman, saving resources and making the company more efficient.


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