Heart Rhythm Society

Heart Rhyth Soc

The Client

The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) is a U.S. non-profit organization that promotes the health of patients with cardiac arrhythmia through research in cardiac pacing and electrophysiology.

Its web portal provides readers with basic information and clinical scientific developments about arrhythmia, devices, and cardiac electrophysiology, as well as connecting patients with the association's more than 5,100 specialist members in more than 70 countries.

The challenge

In 2012, HRS had a complex web portal developed in eZ Publish and was looking for an expert partner in eZ Systems to maintain and support the site with high quality standards.

Their site needed a team to evolve the portal according to changing business priorities and the needs of the more than 30 authors and editors who produce content for the portal.

The solution

Aplyca was the company selected in the bidding process in which eZ Systems' partners from all over the Americas participated.

Thus begins a new stage in the HRS portal with:

  • More than 800 follow-ups attended.

  • Updating the website design to adapt it to mobile devices (Responsive Design).

  • Creation of new sites for HRS affiliates such as the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE), and initiatives such as Atrial fibrillation (AFib) to identify early risks in patients.

  • Content migration.

  • Web performance optimization.

  • Updating to the latest versions of eZ Publish.

  • Infrastructure monitoring and tuning.

  • Integration of the website with external services such as classroom learning and e-learning platform.


  • 24/7 support.

  • Agile development methodology for new requirements management with continuous integration and continuous deployment.

  • Multiple test site replications.

  • Automatic acceptance testing.

  • Use of Scrum methodology to maximize team efficiency in requirements resolution.

  • Modern management of requirements repositories, code and continuous integration and deployment tools.

The Results

  • Aplyca has met the high quality standards of HRS as a leading organization in the area of medical information and research.

  • We have successfully made more than 800 improvements to the HRS website in design, performance, speed, bug fixes, creation of new sub-sites, responsive, analytics, etc.

  • High availability and good site performance that is not affected during the multiple deployments performed daily.