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Edmonton West Primary Care Network

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Drupal Version 
Brief Overview 

The Edmonton West Primary Care Network's website combines excellent information architecture executed beautifully by Drupal. It makes great use of custom content types and Views to present a lot of complex information in a simple way. The website has put the PCN at the center of the community for health resources and workshops.

Launch or Publication Date 
Friday, June 1, 2012
Key Modules, Theme, and Distribution Used 
Views, Profiles, Features, Context, Homebox
Why these Modules, Theme, and Distribution were Chosen 

The EWPCN had a big challenge presenting information in simple way. Views, profiles and context help streamline that organization. Homebox provided a great administration dashboard on the Intranet. Combined with some custom modules for document managmenet and bookmarking Intranet content, Homebox made the dashboard approachable.

Features was invaluable for deployment since the Intrantet was deployed to the site after launch. As Intranet modules were developed and tested, they could be easily deployed using Features.

Owner's Name 
Edmonton West PCN
Development Company 
Hybrid Forge
Hybrid Forge is a web and mobile development company. We specialize in large, multi-domain Drupal implementations and integration between Drupal and native mobile in the Enterprise space.
Why Drupal Was Chosen 
The Edmonton West Primary Care Network had a very complex information architecture problem. Drupal was hands down the best tool for the job. Its ability to combine information from different content types using Views, and the ability to create simple forms for entering content made it the only cost-effective choice for the PCN.
Describe the Project (Goals, Requirements, and Outcome) 

The Edmonton West Primary Care Network had three main business goals: 

  1. Provide easy access to health resources and workshops in the community
  2. Connect patients with doctors
  3. Provide an easy-to-use communications tools among clinics and the PCN administration

The PCN serves an area of Edmonton representing over 100,000 people and supports 44 clinics and over 110 physicians. The public face of the website had to present a great deal of information to the community including clinics, physicians looking for patients, programs, health workshops, and medical resources. The Intranet had to organize administrative information and documents, event calendars and physician profiles in an inviting way to encourage use among the less tech-savvy physicians.

The site has been a rousing success in the community. The PCN's workshop attendance is up. The site traffic is up over 150% (without any targetted SEO) with a sharp increase in the pageviews, especially on the clinic pages. 

By focusing on the public needs and good information architecture, the PCN's website has helped the PCN establish themselves as the pillar of health care in the community.

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