Healthline Networks

Healthline is a medical search engine focused on indexing and searching large volumes of medical data. Surrounding their extremely well maintained taxonomy are several core products including Symptom Search, Doc Search, and Pill Finder

5 Projects

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Healthline Navigator

A Contextual Enrichment Tool of Rich-Media Health Information and Ads.
  • Built cross-domain script tag used to inject contextual ads, content, and SEO hyper-links onto any web page from 79 kilobytes of pure JavaScript.
  • Supported up to 60 requests per second including tracking pixels and over 50,000 SQL inserts batched daily through an asynchronous SQL loader. (Clients included healthline.com, sharecare.com, health.yahoo.net, and others)
  • Built a client-side keyword scanner to select terms from common semantic rules or other ad-tags running simultaneously; allowing contextual advertising services without a backend processor.
  • Automated appropriate ad placement via DOM scanner to measure element's dimensions, amount of text, and tag structure when explicit placement rules were not found in the Healthline Dashboard described below.

Started: 2009-05-01

Launched/Lasted: 2012-07-01

Technologies: Java, Spring, Oracle, JavaScript, JSONP

Industries: Health, Marketing

Team: E.A.Taylor: Design, Front-End, Back-End. AJ Chen: Back-End. Steve Jackson: Back-End

Companies/Brands: Healthline Networks

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Healthline Dashboard

Dashboard is an all-in-one Content-Management-System, Reporting, and Ad Configuration tool. It controls where, when, and why to inject ads or content in webpages. It also allows reviewing Navigator, healthSTAT, and the internal crawler's performance across various installations.
  • Built this Dashboard to provide the crawler additional controls for prioritizing areas of the page to parse, skip, and flag for injection or inter-linking; with Java / Spring and Oracle/SQL.
  • Built tool to rebuild any webpage within a proxy environment on Healthline servers in order to install, test, and demonstrate Navigation functionality on any URL.
  • Optimized crawler’s queue to more efficiently check for content changes, ignoring irrelevant differences in the DOM source.
  • Improved backend healthSTAT crawler’s keyword selections with configurations per domain to prioritize URL segments vs. DOM Body vs. DOM meta data, based on target site’s semantic standards.

Started: 2009-05-01

Launched/Lasted: 2012-07-01

Technologies: Java, Spring, Oracle, JavaScript, AJAX, jQuery Mobile

Industries: Health, Analytics, Marketing

Team: E.A.Taylor: Design, Front-End, Back-End

Companies/Brands: Healthline Networks

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Healthline computeQA

Automated Quality Assurance & Monitoring Through Interactive, Intelligent Browser-Based Crawling.
  • Built this Google Chrome Extension and browser-based Crawler to automate QA of web pages after all ads and third party javascripts have completely loaded, with pure JavaScript and SQLite.
  • Mapped entire websites while comparing keywords / categorization choices by each different Healthline API, as well as competing ad tags.
  • Automated .jpg screen captures of every page crawled, with options to first render watermarks and set colored borders around each area of that page where Navigator might inject ads, content, or hyper-links.

    Started: 2009-05-01

    Launched/Lasted: 2012-07-01

    Technologies: WebSQL-lite, JavaScript, Google Chrome Extension, jQuery Mobile, LocalStorage

    Industries: Analytics

    Team: E.A.Taylor: Design, Front-End, Back-End

    Companies/Brands: Healthline Networks

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    Known Your Numbers

    A set of 30 health assessment and preparation tools developed for OptumHealth, a division of UnitedHealth Group
    The business requirements insisted that the tool be distributable as a single self-contained file which could be easily reskinned for other brands. It was not clear if their target devices would run Java Applets, but certain they had browsers with Flash, so we used Flex and AS3.

    Started: 2010-05-01

    Launched/Lasted: 2011-07-01

    Technologies: Flex, AS3

    Industries: Health

    Team: Matt Sperling: Design. E.A.Taylor: Front-End. Steve Berley: Project Management

    Companies/Brands: OptumHealth, Healthline Networks

    Munchie Madness

    These two links are just a few of the very interactive microsites / applications I built for Healthline's editorial team or sponsoring partners.

    Started: 2010-05-01

    Launched/Lasted: 2011-07-01

    Technologies: Flex, AS3

    Industries: Health, Food

    Companies/Brands: Healthline Networks