A website transformed WE’re proud to introduce the new ufhealth.org
UFHealth.org has been completely redesigned to meet the changing and growing needs of our patients and our health care system. After years of careful consideration, research and user testing and feedback, we were able to take what worked well on the old site and improve it. And we’ve added new features to make the experience even better.
Location pages are critical for patients to find their way to getting care. We’ve improved our pages by adding new features, including geolocation so people can see at a glance how far a clinic or hospital is from their current location.
We updated our conditions and treatments pages to highlight custom content so we can elevate the things that make UF Health one of the best.
Our new, first-person bios are friendlier and more effective in making patients feel comfortable in their healthcare decisions. We’ve also enabled direct scheduling through MyChart and improved how we display the breadth of our providers research expertise.
Our site displays active clinical trial information to our patients, in a clear cut manner that explains the purpose of the trial and the eligibility requirements.
UF Health provides patient support and education and works with local organizations to provide care in the community. We’ve made those programs easier to find at the time a patient needs those resources.
Healthcare can be complex – to provide clear information to our patients and families, our website content needs a flexible framework that allows for presenting that information.
PROGRAMMED FOR our patients
You can see the improvements in what you see, but a lot of what has been improved happens behind the scenes in ufhealth.org’s code. Improvements to our code base means a site that loads faster, across multiple devices, and provides a uniform, satisfactory experience for people. It also improves our ranking in search engines, which account for a majority of visits to our website.
Our new internal search feature provides more accurate results and features to get our patients where they need to go.
We also concentrated on performance, honing and refining the site so even users on slow mobile connections and small screens can benefit from site’s dynamic features and comprehensive information.
We use a combination of best practices, automated testing, and manual testing to ensure the best possible experience across devices and assistive technologies.
ufhealth.org is designed to work across a wide range of devices and screen sizes, from mobile phones to desktop computers. Information is presenting to our patients in a consistent manner across a digital ecosystem.
A better site, By the numbers
Our web services team led a broad collaborative effort including communicators, subject matter experts, and patient audiences to identify goals and improvements. Our redesign process included benchmarking against peer websites, reviews of best practices and case studies, and the development of user personas, prototypes, testing and more.
With a site as large as ufhealth.org, there's always a chance that we missed something. If you come across content on the site that is out of date or inaccurate, send us a message that details the issue and the address of the page. We'll be working those reported issues in the weeks after the site launch.