Architecture Is Everything
ChenMed’s ecosystem of websites includes their primary website (https://www.chenmed.com/) and a series of market-specific websites that specialize in particular locations, such as JenCare Senior Medical, Dedicated Senior Medical, and Chen Senior Medical. These sites have related visual branding, and share a considerable amount of content, types of pages, and structure.
Given these requirements, COLAB recommended a website platform built on Drupal 8 multisite. This approach allows ChenMed to share code, configurations, and third-party software integrations across the entire ecosystem when and where it is advantageous, but also to maintain separate databases for each site.
Working from this platform approach to the entire suite of websites, COLAB was then able to build a custom Drupal 8 module to ingest data from ChenMed’s Workday system. The module provides ChenMed granular control for delivering targeted data from Workday to each specific site in the ecosystem of websites.
Distributing Location-Specific Content
At the site-level, website administrators can pull doctor information from Workday into their specific website. Changes to a doctor’s profile information is synced from Workday to each of the individual websites where it is displayed. Not only do the doctor profiles display only on the appropriate websites, within those websites the doctors are affiliated only with the specific facilities where they practice. This relationship is also defined by the Workday data.
Jobs related to specific websites and specific facilities are also pulled from Workday to the individual websites where appropriate. This is a critical time-saver both for administrators and for job seekers. With numerous facilities across the country, sorting through job postings to find the only the ones relevant to a particular facility or region of the country would be cumbersome both for users and for administrators. By integrating Workday into the job application and hiring process, postings and applications now stream directly between Workday and the websites without much manual intervention.
Localized Permissioning and Access
In addition to delivering content and data that is of relevance to the specific websites, the Workday integration can also help control permissioning on each of the websites, allowing only authorized personnel to login and access the administrative capabilities of the website.
Sales & Marketing Tools
Along with access permissions, the Workday integration provides staff profiles for the sales & marketing portal. The portal is a tool we built in Drupal for the sales staff to order supplies and marketing materials. The integration of Workday with Drupal controls who can order which materials, provides a workflow for managers to approve orders, and tracks orders against budgets for each person.