The Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner Launches Newly Redesigned Website
Date: Thursday, August 13, 2015
DES MOINES, Iowa--The Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner recently launched a newly redesigned website which will serve as a central hub for forensic pathologists and county medical examiners and their investigators in the state of Iowa. The website, which can be found at www.iosme.iowa.gov/, was designed with mobile devices in mind, meaning visitors using their smartphone or tablet to view the website will enjoy the same functionality as visitors using their home or office computer.
The website provides visitors with access to current Iowa laws and policies. Visitors can also easily find frequently asked questions or simply find the Agency’s contact information.
“The redesign stemmed from a desire to open a new dialogue with site visitors and provide content in a mobile friendly design format,” said Dennis Klein, deputy state medical examiner.
The website was redesigned in partnership with Iowa Interactive, LLC of Des Moines. The partnership between Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner and Iowa Interactive operates under a self-funded model in which no additional tax dollars or county funds were used to develop or maintain the website.
Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner is the seventh state agency to implement Iowa Interactive’s content management system(CMS). In addition to the CMS product, Iowa Interactive manages the state’s official Web portal, Iowa.gov, and specializes in online government applications.
“Iowa Interactive was the best resource for our Web development and application needs,” Kelin said. “We consider Iowa Interactive a true partner.”
About Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner The mission of the IOSME is to establish credibility in death investigation in a system that will operate efficiently and serve the needs of the citizens of Iowa. One of the main roles of the IOSME is to provide medicolegal autopsy services and assistance, direction, and training to county medical examiner personnel and law enforcement officials. In addition, the IOSME manages the multidisciplinary state Child Death Review Team (CDRT) in accordance with Iowa Code 135.43. About Iowa Interactive Iowa Interactive is responsible for the oversight of the development of the official Web site for the state of Iowa, Iowa.gov. The portal operates through a public-private relationship between the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and Iowa Interactive, LLC, to help Iowa government entities Web-enable their information services. Iowa interactive builds, operates, maintains and markets Iowa.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies. About NIC Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” six times, most recently ranked at No. 36 (2014), and the company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.