NavigationArts Announces Launch of Redesigned MedEdPORTAL

A screenshot of AAMC’s MedEdPORTAL.

McLean, Virginia (PRWEB) August 09, 2011

NavigationArts, a strategic web consultancy, is pleased to announce the launch of a dynamic medical education portal for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). MedEdPORTAL is a free, open education resource and was designed to promote educational scholarship and collaboration by facilitating the open exchange of peer-reviewed health education teaching and assessment resources. Currently, more than 10,000 health education institutions are utilizing MedEdPORTAL resources – representing over 190 countries around the globe.

NavigationArts was specifically engaged to redesign and rearchitect the existing site, which was not leveraging the full capabilities of a content management system and provided no opportunity for content reuse. The new information architecture delivers an optimized user experience, creates opportunities to reuse and share content, and lays a foundation for a suite of products that change the traditional way of accessing and utilizing health education materials. MedEdPORTAL’s flexibility provides extraordinary possibilities to customize and promote content through a multi-faceted, socially enabled learning experience.

AAMC Chief Academic Officer, John E. Prescott, MD, notes, “MedEdPORTAL has played an increasingly prominent role in the education of the healthcare provider of tomorrow. I have no doubt that these new enhancements will result in significant benefits to students and educators, and ultimately improve the health of the public.”

In addition, MedEdPORTAL has partnered with the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) in order to peer review and publish oral health content. The website redesign allows for interface customization while maintaining the full capabilities and accessibility of the MedEdPORTAL website and repository. The ADEA-customized MedEdPORTAL will launch in August. This new structure aims to accommodate partnerships with the remaining allied health professions to further drive inter-professionalism and innovation in health education.

About NavigationArts:

NavigationArts is a full-service web consultancy specializing in web strategy, user experience design, and technology. We help our clients meet their business needs by optimizing their web presence for communication, e-commerce, community building, and more. We help our clients solve challenging problems by bringing together highly experienced cross-functional teams drawn from analytical, creative, and technical backgrounds. At NavigationArts, we believe that user experience is the only sustainable competitive advantage online. Our mission is to create online experiences that are most satisfying for our users and most valuable for our clients. For more information, go to


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