CuraScript needed to build a series of social/community web sites, for a selected group of diseases, to facilitate education and support for patients and their loved ones.
The project was highly collaborative, with a number of parties involved.
Coordinating the various players, without expanding scope, budget, or compromising deadlines required thoughtful planning - and expert project management.
Build a re-usable, scalable “neighborhood engine” platform, using fertilityneighborhood.com as the pilot/prototype. The pilot site for this program was a resource for those dealing with infertility, but the intent from the outset was to develop a scalable, affordable, re-usable platform for any number of “neighborhoods”. Following are some highlights from the solution architecture that made this idea a successful reality:
Selecting and implementing the right CMS was a linchpin for the success of the neighborhood site program. Miller Systems ultimately settled on OpenText’s WSM platform (formerly RedDot CMS), for several reasons that made sense for CuraScript’s situation. (want to learn more about why? Click here)
Miller Systems was able to leverage its award-winning dataDriver ePush marketing communications engine to meet both the member/subscriber database requirement as well as the email newsletter needs. A custom .NET Web Services API to ePush was developed to integrate the social features on the neighborhoods to facilitate a seamless, single-sign on experience for site members.
Miller Systems implemented a series of Microsoft “out of the box” and customized .NET components to integrate, aggregate and federate search across several disparate content stores, and elegantly present results in context to site members.
Miller Systems designed, implemented, and manages a robust, redundant, load balanced hosting solution that is managed by our IT infrastructure team in our enterprise class, Tier 1 co-location facility .
The CuraScript SD neighborhood site program was a smashing success. Highlights:
With a friendly, functional, reliable high performance, site, the team at CuraScript has been able to provide neighborhood members with easier access to better content and resources. This has ultimately led patients to information and treatments that have had a positive impact on their quality of life, and provided them with much needed support from healthcare professionals and other individuals who are in similar medical situations.