myHIway Data Catalog

This mobile and desktop search application helps Providence caregivers discover, collect, compare and access data assets across multiple enterprise business intelligence platforms.

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In 2014, after several years of consolidations and mergers, Providence data assets were spread across multiple warehouse and vendor platforms. This led to inconsistent reporting and awareness problems across all regions, so I created this proof-of-concept (POC) enterprise search application on five desktop PC's running opensource software.

Advanced by capital funds from a Data Governance initiative, the product supported data asset streamlining initiatives and introduced internal caregivers to user engagement features like natural language queries, search suggestions, automatic faceting, result boosting, bookmarks, comments and likes.

Providence happened to be evaluating several commercially available data catalog applications at the time. But these products were expensive, legally constrained and not readily adaptable to ad hoc user feature requests. As a result, Providence leadership chose to operationalize, brand and build my data search initiative into a product freely available to all internal users.

The 'myHIway' brand name communicated the Healthcare Intelligence ("HI") team's contribution to paving the way to health care transformation through better access to data.

I released the first version of the myHIway app in 2016 on Providence Cloud VM servers. As hoped, it accelerated report consolidation and supported governance initiatives simply by bringing awareness to over 40k business intelligence apps, reports, metrics, datasets, analytics, dictionaries, standards, data models, glossaries, training materials and data science references from over 30 internal and external data and content sources.

With a user base of over 5000 caregivers, it continues to demonstrate value despite the introduction of other enterprise cataloging tools, so we're tasked with rebuilding it as a microservices PAAS solution on Azure Kubernetes Services.

Features

  • Search - NLP, auto-suggest, result boosting
  • Search Facets and Filters
  • Bookmarks
  • Saved Searches
  • Comments
  • Access Request Forms
  • Personal Preferences
  • System Alerts
  • Recent Blog Posts - research, data news, and general data literacy.
  • Galleries

Meta

Responsible for product design, architecture and full stack engineering from proof-of-concept through current releases. Created brand logo and original graphics/theme elements.

2021 to present

Fully opensource Angular9/SCSS web application, Apache Solr cluster, and numerous dockerized Python microservices for logging, validating keys, and managing data from SAP Business Objects, Epic Clarity, Snowflake, SharePoint, Tableau, PowerBI and MariaDB datasets. Deployed from Azure DevOps Repos and Azure Container Registry as Kubernetes cluster on Providence Cloud VM servers.

2017 to 2020

Angular2/LESS web application built on Lucidworks App Studio framework running on Apache HTTPD and Tomcat servers connecting to a Lucidworks Fusion search engine with data ingested from Enterprise Data Warehouse and MariaDB databases on Providence Cloud VM servers.

2014 to 2016

JSP/LESS web application built on Twigkit framework running on Apache HTTPD and Tomcat servers connecting to Apache Solr with data modeled using SmartLogic and ingested from Enterprise Data Warehouse and MySQL databases on Desktop PC's pirated from empty office cubes.