Portfolio Profile: WE-SPARK Health Institute

WE-SPARK Health Institute is a strategic partnership that unites health research efforts across Windsor and Essex County and that includes the University of Windsor, St. Clair College, Windsor Regional Hospital and Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare as its member institutions. As a new institution, they needed to reach both the public and researchers throughout the region and beyond to spread the word about their research efforts, events, members and more across the Windsor-Essex region and beyond.

WE-SPARK had a number of requirements for their website to help them effectively reach a wide audience, including:

  • A design created around their newly established brand that also highlights their four member institutions.
  • Layout that makes it easy for researchers and the public to find the information they need.
  • The ability to spotlight events and let users register online
  • Tools to let researchers easily present their research and publications

We worked with WE-SPARK to custom design and develop a solution for them that met all of these requirements, and we continue to add new features to their website to let them do even more. Among the features that are included in the WE-SPARK website are:

Tailored Content Management System
With webOS, we tailored the content management system for WE-SPARK to make it easy for their team to continue to add new events, news articles, pages and more.

Events Management System
WE-SPARK can easily create events in one of three categories, and users can register and pay for their event registration directly online. WE-SPARK can then manage and look up event registration lists in the same system they use to manage their website content, webOS.

Researcher Login Portal
With this system, researchers that are members of WE-SPARK can manage their public profile to make sure the public can always find up-to-date information about the work they’re doing. Publications listed under each researcher are added automatically as their work is uploaded to PubMed, an online medical research abstract database.

Research Study Section
WE-SPARK can more easily connect researchers and the public to help further their research with their Research Study section. When a researcher needs volunteers for a medical research study, they can submit their study for listing on the WE-SPARK website. Once approved, these studies are then posted online and members of the public can volunteer to participate right through the website.


WE-SPARK is a growing and evolving organization, and we are proud to continue to work with them to provide them with the tools they need to reach more people in the healthcare field and the public.



visit: www.wesparkhealth.com

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