It’s always good to know where you stand, and very few things help us with this as much as a third party, independent comparative analysis of how our work ranks against the rest of the industry. A peer-reviewed research article published in the February 2012 issue of the Journal of Healthcare Management attempts to do this very thing…
The researchers reviewed 636 hospital and health system websites and ranked each on Accessibility, Content, Marketing, and Technology metrics. An overall score was then computed for each site.
The results are simply outstanding.
Four Geonetric clients are listed in the overall top 25. An additional six sites are leaders in the evaluation categories. What an accomplishment for our clients!
- Abington Health
- Avera (Listed as both Avera Health and Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center)
- Children’s Hospital Colorado
- Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
- Genesis Health System
- Mercy Medical Center
- National Jewish Health
- Southern Regional Medical Center
- St. Vincent’s HealthCare
These ten sites represent community hospitals, specialty hospitals, and health systems from coast to coast — there is obviously more than luck at play in the fact that these sites scored so well.
The winning combination: VitalSite and Geonetric
On top of that, our design and content teams excel at implementing extraordinary design: information architectures, user experiences and content that informs and motivates action. Couple this with gung-ho clients, and it’s no wonder we’re seeing more and more recognition in the industry. Geonetric has the right tools and the right teams to make an otherwise sleepy website sizzle.
Of course, we’ve been saying this all along. But it’s still nice to have an independent research team acknowledge this to an audience of 30,000 health care professionals in one of the most respected journals in the industry.
Curious about how Geonetric’s software and services can help you? Contact us.
 Ford, E. W., Huerta, T. R., Schilhavy, R. A. M., Menachemi, N., & Walls, V. U. (January 01, 2012). Effective US Health System Websites: Establishing Benchmarks and Standards for Effective Consumer Engagement. Journal of Healthcare Management, 57, 1, 47-65.