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PodiatryNET Web Customization

PodiatryNET web features a design and 50+ pages that can be easily modified to work to meet each podiatry office’s specific requirements. But, for podiatrists who don’t have a web developer or do not want to invest their time or that of their staff updating the web, we also offer a customization service to provide a custom web or update your current web.

PodiatryNET Web Customization

Why select PodiatryNET to develop your web?

When creating the first PodiatryNET implementation we developed several different systems to make it easier to work with a doctor or key member of the staff, insuring requirements are addressed.

Because we know the entire system, we can provide advice on which pages are most important to modify, and which can be delayed or perhaps not changed at all.

When working with a busy doctor and his staff some options work better than others. We have developed a remote support model which significantly improves productivity for the doctor, staff, and developers.

Initial Planning

PodiatryNET customization service incorporates several productivity enhancing features to reduce the time it takes to get your new website up and running.

  1. Project start-up page planning with a checklist for requested content changes
  2. Review special options for site customization
  3. “Shot sheet” – Photographic/video needs
  4. Shared cloud-storage setup
  5. Define team members

Development

Status Review Meetings

To make certain the doctor and his staff know where the project stands, weekly or bi-weekly meetings, typically 30 minutes, are helpful.

Shared Project Folder

We recommend using a shared Dropbox folder with critical site information including:

  • Status tracking spreadsheets
  • All content, including text, images and video for use in the web
  • Other project materials including draft materials, supporting materials

When the project is complete, you and your developers should retain the contents of this folder to change or modify as you wish in the future.

Two Tracking Systems

“Page Tracker”

Each planned/committed page is tracked, showing

  • Who is assigned to the next phase
  • Stage of development
  • Review status
  • Links to issues
  • Information about the page including word count, image(s), video(s)
“Issue Tracker”

As specific issues are discovered, each is logged and assigned a level of importance/priority. The list describes

  • Issue summary
  • Page(s) affected
  • Whether the issue is format specific (PC/tablet/phone),
  • Date entered,
  • Whether there are associated files to help explain the concern or solution.

Each item is reviewed/updated periodically, and issues are tracked until resolved.

Web Release

As work is completed, a plan is developed and agreed for porting the web to the doctor’s desired website location. The doctor is traditionally responsible for the site’s acquisition and retains overall responsibility for site content.

Q&A

How long are Skype meetings?

For quick fixes or single page modifications, 15 or 30-minute segments work well. One hour seems to be optimal for looking at multiple issues or pages. Longer meetings, over an hour, may not be as productive.

How does PodiatryNET use Skype?

You select a day/time. We send you a calendar invitation. When it’s time for the call, selecting a link inside the invitation activates the conference, audio (and optional video).  Using the screen sharing feature, lists of specific issues or PodiatryNET screens can be reviewed along with any edits made during the call.

Can a doctor take calls during a conference?

Yes. Simply mute the conference (on the PC) to ensure privacy. “Unmute” the audio to resume the call.

Is my PC secure?

Skype calls do not make your PC or network content accessible to the conference initiator.

When are the best times for a call?

Most meetings seem to work better during lunch, after hours or during a gap in the daily schedule. Weekends are also an option.

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