ImprovementSkills.org, a site for healthcare professionals to gain quality improvement skills training and continuing medical education credits, is at its heart, a well-architected, pleasant, but not overly designed, practical site for doctors with busy schedules to keep up with their training.
When developing improvementSkills.org, the biggest challenge was not design, but thoughtful architecture and usability. Yes, we wanted it to be easy on the eyes, but not distracting in any way from the tasks at hand.
Another focus was usability. We wanted doctors complete the modules with ease. We built improvementSkills.org using very modern techniques including JQuery and CSS3.
Not only did improvementSkills.org need to train, but it also needed record answers to questions, develop improvement plans, tackle learning modules, and function as an effortless registration and eCommerce system. Many reporting options are available to both the users as well as the administrators, including sharing data with collaborators like Vanderbilt University.