Look around you, and I'll bet you'll see people accessing the Web on a variety of different devices, most of which have different screen sizes: a 5-inch iPhone, a 7-inch Android tablet, a 13-inch laptop.
The ways people access the Web can no longer be easily divided into just desktop versus mobile phone. When we create websites, we have to think about tablets and all combinations possible among those sizes. And we also have variable interfaces like the new Windows operating system, where you can control the size of your Web browser even on a tablet. Continue Reading...
Patient- and family-centered care is about putting the patient first, or, as Peter Pronovost summed up in one of his blog posts, making the patient the North Star of the care we provide.
As one of our strategic priorities, patient- and family-centered care is at the heart of what we do on the Web at Johns Hopkins Medicine as well as in the clinic. Valuing patients as people doesn't start when they step into the treatment setting. It begins much earlier, when we are creating relationships with them online.
Through our site, people start to relate to Johns Hopkins Medicine as an institution, and we can advance this relationship by putting the best health content online. It's part of treating them as equals in their own care. Continue Reading...