Wall-to-Wall Studios Designs and Develops Website for Heritage Valley Health System
Wall-to-Wall Studios designed & developed the website for Heritage Valley Health System, 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. 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.
- The previous website was nearly 8 years old and contained 700+ static pages that were managed & updated with Dreamweaver by one individual.
- The user-centric approach was developed by W|W using personas, user journeys and extensive competitive research ensuring that the website gets the right information to the right audience.
- The new website leverages taxonomy and tagging to create powerful relationships between doctors (and medical groups), locations and their services.
- The tagging system for news posts enable specific news stories to publish throughout the site's "related news" section.
- The Patient Activity Monitor, a 3rd party API that was integrated into the new site, uses html5 localstorage to save the user's preferences on their machine to avoid the server having to save anything.
- W|W utilized the Modernizr plugin to gracefully load-in technologies where possible and create fallbacks for older browsers.
- The web application automatically checks to determine if the site is viewed on a retina device, such that it can deliver higher quality icons throughout the site.
- Interactions are written/coded to work elegantly with a mouse as well as on a touch device (while other web applications use a different navigation for tablets).
- The web application environments are self-contained and managed by Puppet, Vagrant and Capistrano.
- The site search is powered by the open source search server Sphinx, which is a feature rich, full-text search engine.