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Introduction

Can you hear this sound? That noise coming behind your back - this is a popular CMS for website building overtaking the other one. The website should be fast, simple, and user-friendly. Drupal is perfect for many types of websites. Earlier, we discussed the advantages of using Drupal for a university website, e-Commerce websites, and considered the creation of a food delivery application on Drupal. And today we have selected for you a few examples of healthcare Drupal websites, including the one created by ADCI Solutions.

Why Drupal is so popular in healthcare?

Let's take one step back to 1996. Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which sets national standards for the exchange and security of protected health information (PHI). In May 2018, Europe dug a little deeper and added a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that changes the way organizations collect, store, and transmit the personal data of EU citizens and residents. Essentially, GDPR grants EU citizens expanded control of their personal data.

In this reality, these new regulations are a problem for medical healthcare providers. Their websites must follow these guidelines and protect their patients properly.

The number of exposed records more than doubled between 2017 and 2018, and more than tripled between 2018 and 2019. In 2019, healthcare data breaches were reported at a rate of 1.4 per day, according to the HIPAA Journal. So, why do we recommend you the website based on Drupal? Drupal is a perfect fit for websites for medical websites! Why is this CMS often chosen by healthcare organizations?

  • The most secure option for organizations working with highly secure data. Drupal can boast of top-notch security for your website. The Drupal encryption system is HIPAA compliant to protect sensitive patient’s data.
  • A lot of modules. Drupal has thousands of modules and themes that provide the ability to customize user experience and deliver personalized data to patients and doctors online for improving patient experience and satisfaction. For example, Drupal's integration with the Electronic Health Records (EHR) system helps providers communicate with patients through a secure portal. Custom modules and plugins can also be created for unique business rules and needs. With minimal technical knowledge, they are easy to install and configure.
  • Intuitive administrative part. Moreover, many processes can be automated. Also, it has a certain logic and structure. It greatly facilitates the work of representatives of medical clinics, pharmacies, and other similar institutions.
  • Personalization. Thanks to flexible parameters, the website interface can be quickly customized as you need.
  • No royalties fee. It is open-source software.
  • Outside the control of the supplier. Drupal is a large active developer community. It is widely supported by a large number of qualified agencies and developers beyond the control of the supplier.

Drupal also has modules that can translate the websites into over 90 languages, which helps to improve communication with patients. Drupal's mobile-centric design allows healthcare professionals to use tablets to collect medical information and access records. This had affected the workflows and made additional changes to the user interface, to improve its interaction with patients and supplier satisfaction.

The latest version of Drupal is considered one of the richest and flexible Content Management System (CMS) platforms ever created. Drupal is used by hundreds of hospitals and healthcare systems today, including some of the most famous and effective hospital websites. So let's finish the theory and move on to live examples.

About Drupal Sun

Drupal Sun is an Evolving Web project. It allows you to:

  • Do full-text search on all the articles in Drupal Planet (thanks to Apache Solr)
  • Facet based on tags, author, or feed
  • Flip through articles quickly (with j/k or arrow keys) to find what you're interested in
  • View the entire article text inline, or in the context of the site where it was created

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