The Your Health Wide Bay web portal will take community health services to a new level in the region, thanks to the vision and technology smarts of local company Big Ideas. When the Medicare Local team wanted a scalable and sustainable solution to their need to develop a robust online presence, Big Ideas delivered. Based in Hervey Bay, Big Ideas is a digital web agency providing online solutions development, strategy, consulting and training.
Gary Brown, e-guru and CIO of Big Ideas said Your Health Wide Bay has been a complex but significant undertaking that will ultimately be the hub for health industry and community connection region-wide.
“We’ve worked closely with the Medicare Local team over recent months, initially conducting extensive research before developing the online strategy that would drive the entire focus for the project.”
“Using their requirements as a starting point, we’ve brought our considerable experience and insight to bear in developing a framework and model for facilitating professional networking, knowledge sharing and community engagement all in one easy-to-access forum,” he said.
The primary role of the Your Health Wide Bay portal is to act as a centre of excellence for community health and a gateway for more streamlined and efficient information sharing. It has been designed to provide a powerful, friendly and flexible solution that will enrich the user experience.
An initial priority for the project was the need to amalgamate three existing independent sites while still maintaining their discrete identity and function.
Once fully developed the portal will give health professionals, ancillary and health-related organisations and the community access to a wealth of resources, expertise and support.
“We believe in making life on the web easier for everyone, from our clients to the end users, and we strategically select and deliver clients’ content through the medium that will best engage their target audiences,” said Gary.
“It was critical to ensure the portal offers an appealing and intuitive layout and structure purpose-designed to meet the distinct needs and priorities of both professionals and community members.”
The portal project is still in its early stages of development with plans for community interaction and a strong emphasis on social media integration to be implemented in future stages.
“Social media is a way of life and statistics prove it’s an opportunity no business, brand or community organisation can afford to ignore, making it an important element of our portal strategy,” said Gary.
“Big Ideas is presently conducting training for Your Health Wide Bay personnel to bring each of the sites to life and progress the project to its next evolutionary stage.”
Your Health Wide Bay introduces the next level of personalisation, information, community and care that empowers people to connect with health issues and information in the most relevant and accessible way possible.
Even in its early stages the project looks set to establish a benchmark for a Community Health Organisation online presence at a national level.
Health industry-related organisations and businesses that are interested in joining the site can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.