This plugin was created for iHealthSpot, which is a Miami based company that offers website design and hosting for medical practices and hospitals.
This plugin was made so they could embed their medical database in a WordPress site just by using shortcodes.
The main advantage of iHealthSpot over the competition is that they build a database of conditions and diagnoses with the help of a medical board, that can be published on their websites without any worries of lawsuits and copyright infractions.
The problem lied that this database resided on an external MySQL server and was designed to be used in other systems outside of WordPress.
The solution can be summarized in the following requirements.
There should be a way to specify which information should be extracted into each website.
How the information got display should be possible to configure
There are many sites using this plugin, but one of the best examples is in the Texas Orthopedics website:
Note: The styling for this particular website was made by an internal iHealthSpot employee.