Heritage Valley Health System Launches New Website

Heritage Valley Health System announces the launch of its new responsive website, www.heritagevalley.org.   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.

Heritage Valley 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.

“Building 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.”

One 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.

About 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.

About Wall-to-Wall Studios

Wall-to-Wall Studios, Inc. is a Brand Design Agency creating compelling integrated experiences for smart challenger brands.  W|W helps companies build their Brand Currency via websites and digital mediums; print media and graphic design; logos, rebranding, organizational identity systems; environmental design, signage and wayfinding ; motion graphics, animation and broadcast video; and, advertising campaigns.  Founded in 1992, W|W is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, with a second office in Honolulu, HI. W|W maintains a diverse clientele; working with both local and national entities, ranging in size from regional non-profits to Fortune 500 publicly traded companies. For more information, please visit www.walltowall.com.