Heritage Valley Health System announces the launch of its new responsive
The new site features a consumer-centric design and includes enhanced physician
office pages, way finding directional maps, an enhanced customizable patient activity
monitor and easy access to Heritage Valley’s patient portal, Health Link.
Heritage Valley worked with Wall-to-Wall
Studios, a design firm located in Pittsburgh, on the design and development
of the new Heritage Valley Health System website.
Health System has a history of using information technology to improve the health
care experience. The Health System developed innovations like kiosk check-in technology,
real time patient activity indicators, and a patient-focused iHVHS iPhone app, as
well as partnered in the region’s largest health information exchange, ClinicalConnect.
on our passion for utilizing information technology to benefit patients, we challenged
Wall-to-Wall to develop a modern website based on creative analysis and best practices
research,” said Dan Murphy, Vice President of Institutional Advancement. “The
result is a website that reflects our innovation and high quality health care.”
The new heritagevalley.org is an elegant, clean and consumer-focused
website that allows for quick access to Heritage Valley services and locations on
any digital device, from desktop computers to handheld tablets and smartphones.
The site design was modified to be more aesthetically appealing and responsive design
technology was integrated making it one of the most sophisticated health care sites
in the region.
“The website was developed using the W|W
RCMS, Wall-to-Wall Studios' custom ruby on rails content management system,
and integrated the use of Responsive Design to optimize the user experience for
desktop/laptop, mobile devices and iPad/tablet,” said Larkin Werner, Creative
Director at Wall-to-Wall Studios. “The Responsive Design website approach
responds to the user’s behavior and environment based on screen size, platform
and orientation by using a mix of flexible grids and layouts, images and an intelligent
use of CSS media queries. As the user switches from their laptop to iPad, the website
automatically switches to accommodate for resolution, image size and scripting abilities.
Our aim was to develop a site that would be an intuitive, easy tool for all users,
giving them fast access to the most relevant content or information.”
of the most interactive features is the ability for patients to access their own
personal health information through Heritage Valley Health Link. Selecting “Manage
My Health” on the home page takes visitors to Health Link (powered by FollowMyHealth),
a secure online portal powered by the national vendor, FollowMyHealth. Once
there, visitors can conveniently and securely review their health information online,
view test and lab results, read summaries from physician office or ConvenientCare
visits, review health information (allergies, medications, conditions, etc.) and
schedule Physician Office appointments with participating physicians.
Heritage Valley Health System
Heritage Valley Health System
is a $450 million integrated delivery network providing comprehensive health care
for residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties, in Pennsylvania;
eastern Ohio; and the panhandle of West Virginia. In partnership with 3,900 employees
and more than 450 physicians, Heritage Valley offers a broad range of medical, surgical
and diagnostic services at its two hospitals, Heritage Valley Sewickley and Heritage
Valley Beaver; in 72 physician offices; and 14 community satellite facilities.
For more information about Heritage Valley Health System, please visit www.heritagevalley.org.
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