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Keys To Selecting the Right Technology Vendor

When it comes to selecting software, implementation, or design vendors for major technology upgrades such as a content management system (CMS) or customer relationship management system (CRM), there’s a lot on the line. Even small healthcare organizations may have to pony up hundreds of thousands of dollars; for larger organizations, it could be in the Read More

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How Can Healthcare Organizations Select the Right Technology Vendor?

Ask the Expert, with Mike Schneider, Co-Founder, and Farrah Hunt Thompson, Director of Consulting, at Greystone.Net // By Jane Weber Brubaker // When it comes to selecting software, implementation, or design vendors for  major technology upgrades such as a content management system (CMS) or customer relationship management system (CRM), there’s a lot on the line. Even Read More

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Ken Rickard

Is Open-Source Software the Right Solution For Your Hospital, Health System, or Physician Group?

“Medicine, like science, depends on the free exchange of information to produce the best outcomes for patients,” says Ken Rickard. “Software should be designed with the same goal in mind.” Rickard is the Director of Professional Services at Chicago-based consulting and development firm Palantir.net. He believes software decisions are a crucial element of healthcare strategy. “Software Read More

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Chris Behan

Crucial Factors To Consider When Redesigning Your Healthcare Organization’s Website

“A complete redesign and development of your website can be a daunting process for any size organization, and the challenges posed may be wide-ranging,” says Chris Behan, President and Founder of Socius Marketing in Tampa, FL. “If all goes well, there is much to gain, and organizations can move forward rapidly. But more often than Read More

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Chris Behan

Ask the Expert: What Are the Critical Factors to Consider During a Website Redesign?

// By Chris Behan // With so many healthcare organizations planning or undergoing major website redesigns, the need for expert guidance to ensure success has never been greater. We asked Web content and search engine optimization expert Chris Behan, President and Founder of Socius Marketing, to weigh in on some of the potential pitfalls, and Read More

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Ken Rickard

Open Source or Proprietary? 5 Key Issues to Consider

// By Ken Rickard // Imagine a healthcare world in which you had to pay a license fee to perform each angioplasty. Or one in which breakthroughs in cancer treatments were never published, but were instead reserved only for a select few doctors and institutions. Medicine, like science, depends on the free exchange of information Read More

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Drupal the Right CMS Fit for The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

When James Yanek joined The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in 2011 as Director of Web Strategy, he saw the opportunity as well as the need to redesign the organization’s website, bring it up to today’s standards, and ensure that it was aligned with organizational objectives. The first step was to restructure the Web strategy Read More

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The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Goes Open Source for Its Website Content Management System

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // Even one of the most recognized and respected brands in pediatric healthcare can’t be content to rest on its laurels when it comes to hospital websites, but needs to keep moving forward, as technology continues to raise the bar on consumer expectations of the digital experience. When James Yanek Read More

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Healthcare Turns to Open Source Software

by Glen Doss A growing number of healthcare or­ganizations have turned to open source software to help manage their websites. Open source software is a collection of tools and technologies that are free to use, modify, and share. Two of the most popular open source plat­forms are the Drupal and WordPress content management systems. Both Read More

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