Life Sciences and Healthcare Client Successes  
The Psychological Corporation Team
Project type: PeopleSoft Implementation
Project summary: EDI improved workflow for The Psychological Corporation, a subsidiary of Reed Elsevier and supplier of clinical testing material, which recently completed a three-phase implementation and upgrade of PeopleSoft 7.53 Financial and Distribution Suites. EDI consultants led, managed and participated in several phases and components, including module upgrades, integrations and application and business process engineering. Significant contributions and achievements were made in the integration of the Distribution Modules (Order Management, Inventory and Purchasing) and in the technical documentation and training areas. Overall, Executive Direction consultants' responsibilities included designing processes to convert and clean up legacy customer data, implementing distribution, GL, AP and PO modules, and providing technical writing, knowledge transfer and training services. The Psychological Corporation is a major supplier of educational and clinical testing material, and Executive Direction has been providing consulting services to this client since 2000.
Triad Hospitals
Project type: HIPAA security requirements project
Project summary: This healthcare client needed to find a network security professional available for a short-term project on a budget rate — and was having difficulty finding someone available who had the very specific skills required for the job. Within one week of receiving the requirement, EDI's consultant was hired for this hard-to-fill position. This network security specialist worked closely at the client's site to install the necessary software/equipment so the client could meet HIPAA security requirements. The consultant had to utilize strong trouble resolution skills related to network security issues and determine root causes via a consistent, logical approach. The project was completed on time with value added by our consultant, which resulted in additional work at the client site.
Major Healthcare Company
Project type: inventory-tracking system
Project summary: EDI is helping this large company implement various systems that can track the flow of clinical supplies and shipments through the company's labs on the Web. Executive Direction has developed a tracking system to support the client's veterinary sciences division. The solution provided to the client is a Web-based SQL*LIMS, which enables users to store data about laboratory samples, the tests performed on them and the results of these tests.
Satisfied Clients
"As I have stated many times, I'd much rather review a handful of highly qualified candidates, than have to weed through dozens of 'mediocre' ones. Thanks again, Executive Direction, and keep up the good work!" — Kathy Smith, Information Systems Manager, Record and Document management, Triad Hospitals
Applied Biosystems
Dura/Elan Pharmaceuticals
Scientific Software Intl
Stryker Endoscopy