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Published on October 26, 2012

Geonetric and Altru Health System Win Best in Class Award from Interactive Media Awards

Altru Health System's website takes top honors; recognized for outstanding achievement in design, content, feature functionality, usability and browser compatibility.

IMA AwardsCedar Rapids, IA — October 26, 2012 — Geonetric, an online solutions provider for the healthcare industry, is excited to announce its client Altru Health System has received a Best in Class award in the category of hospital websites from the Interactive Media Awards (IMA).

The Best in Class award is the highest honor bestowed by the IMA. In order to win this award level, the site had to successfully pass through a comprehensive judging process, achieving very high marks in each of the five areas that are evaluated: design, content, feature functionality, usability and standards compliance and cross-browser compatibility.

Out of a possible 500 points, Altru Health System's website received a total of 488 points, scoring perfects in content and feature functionality. According to the IMA, Altru Health System's site represents the highest standards of professionalism, standards compliance and impeccable planning and execution, and is considered one of the world's most well executed websites.

"We are thrilled to be recognized with such a prestigious award," says Jennifer Neis, website coordinator, corporate development at Altru Health System. "This award is further validation that Geonetric and Altru Health System created a powerful and valuable site."

Altru Health System's website is built on Geonetric's VitalSite content management system. All the content and functionality on the site is presented responsively, which means it automatically responds to an array of devices and screen sizes to present an optimal experience.

"Congratulations to Altru Health System on this impressive distinction," says Eric Engelmann, president and CEO of Geonetric. "It's an honor to have our work recognized again by the IMA. The IMA evaluates websites holistically, checking important factors like usability and accessibility in addition to design. We believe the responsive nature of Altru Health System's site influenced everything from content to usability and helped it stand out among other nominees."

About Altru Health System

Altru Health System is a community-owned, integrated system with an acute care hospital, a rehabilitation hospital, more than a dozen clinics in Grand Forks and the region, a large home care network, and a congregate living facility.  It employs nearly 200 physicians and 3,800 staff and has annual net operating revenue of $400 million.

About Geonetric®

Geonetric helps healthcare organizations develop Web strategies that engage consumers. VitalSite®, Geonetric’s content management software, is the foundation of websites, portals and intranets for more than 500 hospitals, physician groups and clinics around the country. Geonetric also provides a comprehensive suite of online services — from Web strategy and design, to content development and responsive marketing campaigns, to online support and hosting — all designed to turn prospects into patients and deliver measurable results. Visit www.geonetric.com to learn more and follow us on Twitter @geonetric.com.

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