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Northern Health Drives Improved Care, Efficiency with DotNetNuke

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  • 4/16/2012

Regional Canadian healthcare authority launches website that delivers new care programs, relevant content to citizens

San Mateo, CA – April 16, 2012 – DotNetNuke Corp. the global leader in adaptive web software that keeps a business’ online presence relevant and effective, today announced that Northern Health, a regional health authority in British Columbia, Canada has deployed a new website based on the DotNetNuke Web Content Management System (WCMS) designed to streamline information delivery, improve citizen access and act as a launch pad for new care programs. The DotNetNuke platform empowers a broad range of Northern Health employees to add and update content, and provides flexibility to quickly add sub-sites and new portals as needed to address the needs of their program areas.

Prior to updating to DotNetNuke Professional Edition, Northern Health’s website was outdated, costly and difficult to maintain. The organization delivers services to approximately 300,000 people in British Columbia, including over two dozen hospitals and acute care facilities, home and community care services, and public health programs. The need to improve the availability of online information in rural communities drove Northern Health to choose DotNetNuke.

“It’s important to us that we have a comprehensive and up-to-date site for residents of the North to access health information when they need it,” said Jessica Quinn, communications officer for Northern Health. “Even in some of the most remote communities we serve, people can usually get in a car and drive somewhere to an Internet connection, so having a strong web presence is vital for all of the people we serve.”

By turning to DotNetNuke, Northern Health was able to deploy a flexible, easy-to-use and cost effective website. The flexibility of DotNetNuke makes it easy to modify the Northern Health site quickly in response to existing and anticipated need. The organization is using built-in DotNetNuke functionality to expand and innovate on services. In addition to having access to the DotNetNuke knowledgebase and support forums, Northern Health is able to tap into different local resources that have the skill sets to help the organization with specific needs.

“Because we are publicly funded, there has been a big push to use as many local resources as possible,” said Steve Raper, regional director for communications at Northern Health. “Fortunately, it’s been easy to find local sources who know how to work with DotNetNuke and can help us with specific projects. That leads to faster and more cost-effective solutions, which allows us to redirect our cost savings back into health care.”

“A flexible WCMS is a powerful tool for businesses that need to move fast,” stated Mitch Bishop, chief marketing officer for DotNetNuke Corp. “We’re excited that Northern Health has been able to quickly launch innovative new public health and preventative care programs using the DotNetNuke solution.”

DotNetNuke (DNN) is the global leader in adaptive web software that keeps a business’ online presence relevant and effective. DNN is the number one content management system in the Microsoft ecosystem that powers more than 700,000 websites worldwide. Cloud-ready and mobile friendly, the recently announced DotNetNuke 6.1 release makes it even faster and easier to build and deploy robust, flexible, secure websites that are simple to update for business people and content owners.


About DotNetNuke Corp.
DotNetNuke software is used by developers, designers and business people to quickly build and easily maintain websites of all kinds. We are the number one Web content management solution and adaptive web platform in the Microsoft ecosystem – more than 700,000 websites have been deployed worldwide using our products. Our online store speeds up this process by offering more than 10,000 apps and add-ons that quickly and easily extend our product. Thousands of organizations like True Value, Bose, Cornell University, Glacier Water, Dannon, Delphi, USAA, NASCAR, Northern Health, and the City of Denver have leveraged DNN to deploy highly engaging business critical websites. There have been over 7 million downloads of our open source project, which fuels an active global community one million strong. The rapid growth of our commercial products resulted in DotNetNuke Corp. being named as one of the fastest growing private companies in America on the 2011 Inc. 500 list. Founded in 2006 and funded by Sierra Ventures, August Capital and Pelion Venture Partners, DotNetNuke Corp. is headquartered in San Mateo, California, with offices in Vancouver and Amsterdam.

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