Meriter received a Gold eHealthcare Leadership award for Best Website Design and an Award of Distinction in the Overall Best Internet Site from the national 14th Annual d-Healthcare Leadership Awards.
Meriter unveiled a complete website revamp in spring 2010. “Our overriding goal was to offer a simple and streamlined design that our patients, visitors and families could easily navigate,” says Sarah Roth, Internet and Communications Specialist.
Organizers of the competition remarked on the competitors focus on innovation and improving service to their patients. “Competition was especially strong among large hospital, healthcare system, and managed care sites,” says Mark Gothberg, eHealthcare Leadership Awards chairman.
Staywell Custom Communications, the organization from which Meriter purchases web content for the Health Library section of Meriter.com received five awards for Best Health/Healthcare content.
Judges looked at how sites compared with others in their organizations’ classification. They also reviewed sites based on a proprietary multi-point standard of Internet excellence. The Overall Best Internet site was rated on 40 factors. Winners of platinum, gold, silver and distinction awards represented 18 industry classification from hospitals and health care systems to pharmaceutical firms and online health companies. Awards were given in 12 different categories.