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GeekPAK and RIC Work Together To Strengthen The Disability Community
July 29, 2011
Since 2001, GeekPAK has been working with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago to help them realize their vision of being the best rehabilitation hospital in American and in the world. At RIC, excellence extends to every aspect of RIC's interaction with patients and families including online. Partnering with RIC we are pleased to have had the opportunity to build the industry leading patient education website the LIFE Center.
For ten years we have worked to leverage the foundation we established in 2001 into better and better services and experiences for RIC patients and families. This year we were fortunate to have the opportunity to work with RIC and the LIFE Center on an award winning project to improve the lives of patients, families and anyone interested in rehabilitation information in their own homes.
Building upon the existing infrastructure we've developed for RIC in the last decade, GeekPAK developed a system to help the general public and families harness the same power and tools that have been available to RIC staff and partners. WIth over 6000 pages the LIFE Center is a rich, and perhaps the richest repository of disability resources in the world. The LIFE Center collection is comprised of books, web pages, medical fact sheets, videos, resources, training and more. WIth such an expansive collections spanning so many health issues and topics, GeekPAK developed a system of tools that help RIC help the disability community and in turn helps the disability community help each other find essential resources.
The new tools now available to the public makes it easier for families to find resources focused on specific conditions based on a given user's interest areas, usage patterns, and profile responses. Members can also contribute to the weighting of content through recommendation of resources. Members can also create custom reading lists to store the documents, videos, and resources they most frequently access. Members get assistance from the site immediately on the home page, and tools focused on user's needs are available throughout the site.
RIC is a world leader not just because of the knowledge it possesses, but because of the knowledge it develops. RIC is a leading research hospital and they have chosen to provide community tools to make it easier for members to identify studies of interest by health condition, study criteria, and study status. These tools also make it easier for interested parties to participate in studies as well as making it easier for RIC to identify potential candidates.
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The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) has been recognized as the "#1 Rehabilitation Hospital in America" since 1991 by U.S. News & World Report. No other specialty hospital has been consecutively ranked the "#1" by U.S. News & World Report for so long. GeekPAK is pleased to have worked with RIC and the LIFE Center for 10 of those years.
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