Mid-Columbia Medical Center Selects Acsys Healthcare to Redesign and Upgrade Its Web Site

December 10, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Acsys Healthcare announced today it has been selected by Mid-Colombia Medical Center of Eugene, Oregon to implement SiteManager and rework their site’s underlying information architecture. The initiative will improve the site’s usability while, at the same time, make it simple for the hospital’s staff to update the site’s key content areas.

Mid-Columbia Medical Center’s Yvonne Arbogast, said, "The improvements to the user experience will dramatically improve how people use our site and how they view our entire facility. We’re thrilled to offer our patients a Web experience that will be as user-friendly and welcoming as the hospital itself."

Acsys Healthcare, will convert the existing site platform from Cold Fusion to .NET 2.0 technology, and implement an advanced XML-driven navigation system. In addition, as part of the upgrade, Acsys Healthcare will reengineer the hospital’s site-search capability making it much easier and faster for people to access information from the site.

Mid-Colombia’s new Web site will take advantage of many of SiteManager's capabilities including: CMS to update structured and unstructured information, events and seminars, HRS to help Human Resources manage job postings, and RMS to make gathering form-related information online simple.

Acsys will also deploy SiteManager PDS, a tool that will allow visitors to quickly search and sort through Mid-Columbia’s Physician Directory. The re-engineered Physician Directory will offer visitors easy access to disparate information and simplify the experience of finding a particular doctor or hospital service. Site users will be able to search using a variety of critera such as practice specialties, languages spoken, office locations, and more. Mid-Columbia will also use SiteManager PDS to manage their physician's online biographies.

“We’re excited to expand on our success within the hospital and healthcare industry,” said Rob Grant, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Acsys Healthcare. “With competitive pressures coming from so many directions in the healthcare industry, it’s critical for hospitals to leverage technology that provides a higher level of service online as well as offline. SiteManager tools give hospitals the ability to quickly update information and connect disparate data to deliver a superior online experience and provide a higher level of service to patients, doctors, and community.”

About Mid-Columbia Medical Center
Oregon-based Mid-Columbia Medical Center was the first hospital in the world to implement the Planetree concept of patient-centered care facility-wide. Since then, MCMC – with more than 700 employees – has been transformed into a one-of-a-kind center of healing, a place very different from what most people expect of a hospital. The innovations Planetree has fueled as Mid-Columbia Medical Center continue to change the expectations of what a hospital can be. Their Web site is www.mcmc.net.

About Acsys Healthcare
As a pioneering eBusiness agency, Acsys employs landmark interactive and Web-based technologies to create superior online presences. Since 1994, we've helped Provider and Payer clients increase revenue, reduce costs and enhance brand perceptions. With dozens of Web sites, intranets and extranets to our credit, Acsys offers a rare combination of talent with a full range of strategic, creative, usability and development services. The company’s innovative SiteManager product suite features ASP-based tools that greatly simplify Web site management. Acsys Healthcare has offices in Farmington (CT) and New York City. For more information, visit www.acsyshealthcare.com.