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Northern Health

Northern Health

Northern Health provides health services to 300,000 people over an area of 600,000 square kilometres in the province of British Columbia. Northern Health leads the way in promoting health, and through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations, they provide exceptional health services for Northerners.

We get results!


We tackle the most complex digital challenges for North America’s top enterprises. Every day, our teams are challenged to break new ground and deliver cutting edge experiences. Boring is not in our vocabulary.


Our project teams work in cohesive units called PODs. This means that you work with the same team on each project, enabling efficient collaboration as you learn and grow together.


We are obsessed with learning. Our team members have the opportunity to learn all aspects of their team’s work. Each member is able to contribute in various ways while they discover their passion.

How we did it

The Challenge

Northern Health was in search of a solution that met all of the needs and requirements of an innovative and leading healthcare website that leveraged the latest advancements in technology, without significant investment. Our work with Northern Health involved the rebuilding of their corporate website as well as 7 other digital properties. The multisite implementation involved the migration of 8 existing websites into a single, user-centric portal that allowed citizens to find information pertaining to health services.

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The Solution

Consolidate digital properties into a singular platform and create a template that can be used for future use. Restructuring information architecture to facilitate the users browsing behaviour was pivotal. Most of the time invested was redesigning the main corporate website, with the intention of using this design as a template that could be repurposed for the seven other web properties. Using the same Drupal 8 template for all the sub-sites ensured that the look and feel of each individual property are unique in its own sense.

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The Results

Northern Health’s partnership with OPIN began as part of an innovative project implementing a Drupal multi-site for Northern Health and affiliated health systems, committees and subsidiaries. OPIN is happy to announce the deployment of Indigenous Health’s new Drupal 8 site as a result of this partnership. Working with their design team OPIN was able to implement all the design elements created into the Drupal 8 platform giving them a consistent look and feel to that of the rest of the Northern Health umbrella.

By creating efficiencies, and through further consolidation of content, it is important to note that we were able to reduce the number of auxiliary sites from seven to five. By pouring extensive effort and resources into a baseline, we created a reusable framework for the additional websites, ultimately reducing costs.

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135 Laurier Ave. West, Suite 100
Ottawa, ON K1P 5J2
TEL: 1 (877) 257-6746

Saratoga Springs

153 Regent Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
TEL: 1 (877) 257-6746