New Patient Social Platform Keeps Patients on Hospital Websites

Vizitr embeds into hospital websites and allows patients to communicate with loved ones while strengthening hospital branding.

Sarasota, FL – May 15, 2013

Earlier this year, Vizitr ( launched it’s secure, hospital-branded online platform that creates a social experience for patients and their families, and the system has been very well received by both patients and healthcare professionals. The interface offers patient-moderated accounts with status updates, photo uploading, digital postcards, e-mail notifications, e-mail invitations to friends and family, and an optional 4 digit PIN access, all that can be easily integrated into any existing website.

Using jQuery and modern APIs, the system is not only extremely secure, but the bulk of the data processing and all support is handled by Vizitr. Customization of the interface is through a single CSS file, and Vizitr takes care of the installation and maintenance. Because of the streamlined technology, Vizitr costs a fraction of similar services that simply add a hospital or medical center’s logo to an older third-party website, making the added branding power of the patient social platform a real bargain.

“Family Connect (Vizitr) has turned into a wonderful communication tool for our patients and their families. Many of our patients are of Medicare age and some are resistant to using traditional social media to keep in touch with friends and families, especially when sharing healthcare status. Family Connect provides a user-friendly method that’s completely safe and private for them to stay connected while recovering in our hospital.” – Pete Taylor, Director of Marketing, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System

“There are a couple of other platforms which provide similar service, but none of them allows us to use our own facility’s website as the homepage. Having friends and family referred to OUR branded website allows us the ability to market our facility in a subtle yet very effective way.” – Mark Taylor, Administrator, Arbor Springs Health and Rehab, Opelika, AL

Branding, especially on the web, is critical to business these days. For the healthcare industry, the ability to keep patients and their families and friends on one’s own, branded website, and provide a meaningful service, is extremely valuable. To learn more about Vizitr, visit their website at