It was close to 25 years ago on April 1st, 1990 that our humble beginnings began to evolve from the garage of our President’s former home in Toledo, Ohio.

Over the past 25 years, our firm has experienced it all – introduction of new service lines, new logos, dozens of tradeshows, as well explosive growth and change as we experienced the evolution of the ever-changing healthcare industry. As we approach our 25th year in business, are looking forward to experiencing our evolution into the next quarter century.



Over the next 25 business days, we will be celebrating by posting a memory or fun fact about our history to our social media outlets. You can follow along on this post, or by following us on our social media pages.


Day 1

It’s no April Fools…. ESD was founded on April 1st, 1990 in the garage of our president’s former home.

Day 2

To-date, our Clinical Service Desk professionals have fielded over 100,000 calls, spending close to 12,000 minutes assisting clinical users with EHR issues.

Day 3

Since our founding, ESD has evolved from a one-person consulting business to a full-cycle implementation network of over 10,000 experienced EHR resources.

Day 4

Don’t come into our office wearing a brown suit…or else you may be mistaken for the UPS man and are likely to be verbally accosted by our small office Yorkie-Poo, Bobbi Sue.









Day 5

To date, ESD consultants have been deployed to 84 clients for 714 projects, working 238,496 hours.

Day 6

With history comes evolution. Check out the logos of ESD over the years:






Day 7

Were you at HIStalkapalooza 2012? Can you spot yourself in this video?

Day 8

Number of babies born to mothers while working at ESD? 5 (Soon to be 6!)

Day 9

When our business was founded, ESD was an Oracle Development Partner.

Day 10

Number of times we have moved and/or expanded our office? 9

Day 11

Strangest place an ESD employee changed to formal attire on her way to the interview? Burger King.

Day 12

Can you name ESD’s very first client?

Day 13

Largest number of ESD consultants deployed at one time? 754

Day 14

ESD’s favorite dessert to celebrate with for any occasion? A full-fledged doughnut cake. Yes, you heard that correct – a doughnut cake.









Day 15

Do you know why we selected a tree as our logo? Due to the clinical and healthcare backgrounds of our leadership team, the exposed roots of the tree signify our roots in the healthcare space.

Day 16

After four hard years,Team ESD FINALLY won the Best Shoes Contest at HIStalkapalooza 2012.









Day 17

ESD consultants battled through 34.3 inches of snow from the February 2013 Winter Storm Nemo during a Yale Go-Live.









Day 18

What is the largest number of ambulatory facilities in which we provided go-live support for one client, simultaneously? 52

Day 19

Did you know that ESD consultants help create a memento for each of our large go-lives?











Day 20

Total number of Epic Activation Support Engagements to date? 81

Day 21

Farthest location from our HQ in which we have deployed resources? Singapore. Closest location? Our hometown of Toledo, Ohio.

Day 22

Total Number of Go-Lives performed in ESD History? 397

Day 23

Number of testing scripts written by our Automated Testing Team over the past six months: 1,150

Day 24

Did you know that our office carries the theme of our logo throughout our space? Green walls, conference rooms named after trees, and trees throughout our office help make the ESD brand come to life each day. ‪#‎ESDis25‬











Day 25

As of today, ESD has been in business for 9,131 days. For many of us, it seems like just yesterday we were back in our old office space anticipating how the immense changes in the industry would transform our business. Today is a day of both celebration and reflection for ESD, as we evaluate where we have been, where we are going and what is in store as we approach the next chapter in ESD history. We thank each and every one of you who have been a part of it and who have helped us grow into the company we are today. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.‪#‎ESDis25‬

Thank you - 25 Years