Internet For Doctors: Basics about computer use for Physicians

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The internet is an extraordinary tool for improving a doctor's quality of service. This presentation is meant to introduce the internet to Physician first timers on computers..

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Internet For Doctors: Basics about computer use for Physicians

  1. 1. Internet For Doctors Dr.Neelesh Bhandari MBBS ( AFMC ), MD P.G Human rights CEO: Digital MedCom Solutions www.digmed.in
  2. 2. What Is The Internet
  3. 3. Components of Internet World Wide Web Email Chat Instant Messenger FTP P2P, etc.
  4. 4. Using the browser <ul><li>M/C is Internet Explorer </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmarking </li></ul>
  5. 5. It’s not all open! <ul><li>Google.com indexes 26.5 billion public web pages. </li></ul><ul><li>92+ billion static web pages </li></ul><ul><li>9.5 billion static pages are hidden from the public. </li></ul><ul><li>300+ billion database-driven pages are completely invisible to Google. </li></ul>
  6. 6. How Doctors Use Internet <ul><li>Email : Colleagues, Patients, Family </li></ul><ul><li>Search for medical literature (EBM) </li></ul><ul><li>Subject related treatment guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Keep up-to-date with recent updates </li></ul><ul><li>Get in touch with other doctors (network) </li></ul><ul><li>Look for new events/ conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Follow up with patients </li></ul><ul><li>Info about ongoing clinical trials </li></ul>
  7. 7. How Doctors Use Internet <ul><li>Check for Drug -Drug Interactions </li></ul><ul><li>Follow important medico-legal decisions and cases in various courts </li></ul><ul><li>Get second/ expert opinion on pathological and radiological reports </li></ul><ul><li>Telecardiology </li></ul><ul><li>Full text of medical textbooks / ebooks </li></ul>
  8. 8. We Will look At: <ul><li>Email and news alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media: Facebook and LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Using Search engines </li></ul><ul><li>Top Medical Websites </li></ul>
  9. 9. 1) Email <ul><li>First used in October, 1971 ( 40 years ago) </li></ul><ul><li>Term ‘e-mail’ used first in 1982 </li></ul><ul><li>In 2004, Gmail opens to Public </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail is officially termed ‘email’ in 2011 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Things to Note <ul><li>To ; CC ; BCC </li></ul><ul><li>Design your signature WELL! </li></ul><ul><li>Auto-response is meant to be used </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to label, Group, Search old mails </li></ul><ul><li>MS Outlook has many features. Play with them! </li></ul>
  11. 11. My Tip: Get on Gmail. Easy to open Huge storage (8 GB+) Can handle many accounts Displays info about sender Can be used to log into many services Gets you Google profile Improves your search ranking So easy to find you online Etc, etc
  12. 12. Staying Updated <ul><li>Internet is a wonderful source of news, But searching the web for news on various topics everyday is a pain! </li></ul>
  13. 13. Get News In Your Email <ul><li>Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic. www.google.com/alerts </li></ul>
  14. 14. 2) Social Networking <ul><li>Meeting new people and keeping up with old friends </li></ul><ul><li>Two main channels for doctors </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Most Popular </li></ul><ul><li>800 million users </li></ul><ul><li>Indians among top 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Healthcare Uses </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used for reputation management, helping follow up cases, getting new patients and PR </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy concerns </li></ul><ul><li>are manageable </li></ul>Facebook
  16. 16. www.facebook.com
  17. 17. Types Of Facebook Presence <ul><li>Personal Profile (book your name, eg: www.facebook.com/drneelesh ) </li></ul><ul><li>Business Page </li></ul><ul><li>Groups : Open / Closed / Secret </li></ul>
  18. 18. My Tip: Use Facebook extensively <ul><li>Keep your personal profile for family and friends </li></ul><ul><li>Create a Business Page for PR/ Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Create closed group for follow up cases </li></ul>
  19. 19. www.Linkedin.com <ul><li>THE most important network for YOU </li></ul><ul><li>Largest Professional Gathering Worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Always Gets Good Google Ranking </li></ul><ul><li>( so patients can find you online easily) </li></ul>
  20. 20. Advantages <ul><li>One place for your complete professional profile </li></ul><ul><li>Find other specialty doctors here </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with new people ( doctors and patients) </li></ul><ul><li>Recommend and get recommended </li></ul><ul><li>Show off your professional excellence </li></ul><ul><li>Easy exporting of resume </li></ul>
  21. 21. My Tip: Your Best Investment <ul><li>Spend time creating a complete profile </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it Strictly professional </li></ul><ul><li>Reconnect with old classmates </li></ul><ul><li>Recommend people </li></ul><ul><li>Actively grow your network, your reputation depends on it </li></ul><ul><li>Showcase your powerpoint presentations! </li></ul>
  22. 22. 3) Search Engines <ul><li>The Decade of Google </li></ul><ul><li>Others popular ones are Bing and Yahoo </li></ul>
  23. 23. Better Use Of Google <ul><li>> Search operators </li></ul><ul><li>1) “ ”: “cyst of Morgagni” </li></ul><ul><li>2) AND: Tuberculosis AND Kidney </li></ul><ul><li>3) OR: Tuberculosis OR Koch’s </li></ul><ul><li>Also use timeline to limit dates </li></ul>
  24. 24. Search within Time period Search by Region Search by language
  25. 25. Google Advanced Search options
  26. 26. Google Scholar Search Engine scholar.google.com
  27. 27. Medical Websites <ul><li>For Medical Journals and Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Books </li></ul><ul><li>Latest News Releases </li></ul><ul><li>Epidemic Alerts and Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Videos and Animations </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Power Points </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Jokes and Cartoons </li></ul>
  28. 28. Pubmed.com World’s best website for searching Medical articles
  29. 29. cdc.gov www.cdc.gov
  30. 30. who.int www.who.int
  31. 31. www.medscape.com
  32. 32. insidermedicine.com Medical videos
  33. 33. insidermedicine.com <ul><li>“ The Insidermedicine Project is a physician-led news and knowledge-translation initiative that allows patients, doctors and medical students to keep up on the latest medical information by watching our unique videos that are created each and every weekday by our team of medical experts. Our goal is to reach patients, medical doctors and students around the world to ensure that each is receiving a daily &quot;evidence based&quot; health and medical update. “ </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Sanjay Sharma </li></ul>
  34. 34. www.thecochranelibrary.com
  35. 36. MedicalStudent.com <ul><li>A digital library of authoritative medical information for the medical student and all students of medicine </li></ul>
  36. 37. www.icmr.nic.in
  37. 38. www.guidelines.gov
  38. 39. Slideworld.com www.slideworld.org Powerpoint presentations on medical topics
  39. 40. www.medical-jokes.com
  40. 41. Not to miss… <ul><li>Wikipedia.com and Medpedia.com </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Dictionary: www.medterms.com </li></ul><ul><li>Doctors Community: www.docglobal.com </li></ul><ul><li>Patient education: www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus </li></ul>
  41. 42. Questions? <ul><li>You can mail [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>How can I help you ? </li></ul>

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