Health & Life Sciences
Simons Foundation is a private foundation based in New York City that funds research in mathematics and the basic sciences.
When it came to Six Feet Up, Simons Foundation was looking to replace their old authentication server with a more modern implementation. Six Feet Up architected and implemented SpeakFriend, an OpenID solution based off of the Python Web framework Pyramid that features a robust and user-friendly interface, advanced security, and increased speed.
The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) seeks to improve the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders by driving research efforts. When the Foundation sought to improve upon their online tools, Six Feet Up integrated various systems into the new SFARI.org.
The University of Virginia Health System website is the go-to spot for patients and families to find information about doctors, services, locations and health-related topics in their area. Six Feet Up helped UVA Health System launch an all-new site for their Medical Center. The new site is powered by the Plone CMS and aims at organizing information on hundreds of doctors, locations, conditions, treatments and more.
Six Feet Up spearheaded a large web redevelopment project for a prominent Fortune 200 pharmaceutical company, involving over 30 resources, and resulting in a new website tailor made to the requirements of their global business. The project covered the redevelopment of a destination website for healthcare professionals designed to answer their questions about the company's products. The site took a multi-prong approach, allowing visitors to satisfy their information needs through various channels, such as print, email, downloads and hardcopy requests. The project also aimed to help internal users (staff and various medical liaisons) to easily retrieve information using a more personalized view of the content, and fulfilling customer requests from the repository.
Six Feet Up developed the desired solution based on the open source content management system Plone. We assisted the client in importing several thousands files – complete with their respective metadata and various mapping components – out of the legacy SharePoint system and into Plone. The new system included a strong registration and authentication component, a series of custom content types, strict content management rules, various fulfillment options, a Solr search component and a critical audit trail, as detailed below.