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Accreditation Canada

Accreditation Canada works with health care organizations to help them improve quality, safety, and efficiency so they can offer you the best possible care and service.

Accreditation Canada is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits more than 1,200 organizations, representing 5,700 sites and services across Canada.

www.accreditation.ca - Its website is instrumental in addressing questions about the quality and safety of Canadian health care for the people who are directly or indirectly invested in the answers. The organization came to OPIN after its public indicated that the current website was not fully or adequately meeting their needs.

Accreditation Canada wanted a more modern website with a new look and feel that better responded to the important needs of its public.  Additionally, they were interested in creating a new revenue stream selling learning materials online.

Objectives

  • Design a visually appealing and engaging website
  • Creating an additional revenue stream by introduction a new online store
  • Ensure the new website was responsive, addressing the growing smartphone audience.
  • Improving the easy-of-use for content editors to participate in content creation.
  • Migrate from static content to Drupal 7.
  • Ensure the new website was compliant with WCAG “AA” standards.
  • Implement a new media library for managing media assets, including images, videos, and audio files.
  • Ensure the new website was capable of supporting content in multiple languages. (English, French).
  • Ensure the new website supported custom metadata for improved search engine optimization.

Solution

Our first step was to migrate the existing static website to Drupal 7. To migrate the data from within the static HTML files, our development team created an automated file crawler, that would extract the data using an HTML parser.  The extracted data was then mapped to the new Drupal 7 website using the Migrate API.

Our creative director was responsible for the modernize of the website’s design.  The new design, which was inspired by the organization’s style guide, and recent trends in responsive design, has been praised for addressing the public’s needs both in terms easier access and greater appeal.

A new revenue stream was created for the company once we introduced Drupal Commerce.  The new e-store would allow Accreditation Canada to begin selling their workshops, conferences, and learning materials to their audience. During its first year, the new e-store had earned over $1.2 million.

The search interface was powered by Apache Solr.  W implemented an advanced search, allowing visitors to quickly find medical best practices from their online learning database.  The interface included multiple filters and faceted searching.

  • Project: Website and e-commerce development
  • Specs: Web development, implementation and e-commerce

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