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  1. 1. New age website for the advancement of hand surgery<br />S Noor, M Cheema, A Lakdawala, V Rajaratnam<br />
  2. 2. Medical Websites<br />Growth of medical content available in cyberspace<br />Google search <br />10,300,000 for hand & surgery and 1,300,000 &quot;handsurgery&quot;. <br />15,600,000 for plastic surgery and 11,700,000 for &quot;plastic surgery&quot;. <br />4,560,000 for orthopaedic surgery and 2,960,000 for &quot;orthopaedic surgery&quot;. <br />Quality , Credibility, Authority<br />
  3. 3. What are medical surfers requirements?<br />Questionnaire Survey<br />Aim: To determine the perceived qualities of a good hand surgery website by doctors.<br />Method: 12 questions posed to Hand Surgery, T&O and Plastics Surgery doctors.<br />Questionnaires handed out at ROH NHS FT, UHB NHS FT, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS FT.<br />62 Responses<br />Consultants: 16 (T&0 + Plastic Surgery)<br /> Trainees: 46 (SPR / SHO)<br />
  4. 4. Questionnaire<br />1. Streaming video on surgical procedures<br />2. Lectures presentations (e.g. as PowerPoint or PDF)<br />3. Web casts ( Audio and video ) on topics in hand surgery <br />4. Ability to download and save selected material <br />5. Ability to upload material e.g. case presentations<br />6. Case Discussion forum<br />7. Collaborate amongst professionals<br />8. Ability to participate in an online course including test (MCQ) etc<br />9. Ability to provide/create an online course<br />10. Would you like to see commercial adverts on such a website<br />11. Would you like to receive syndicated/regularly changing web content<br />12. Would you consider payment for such an educational web site?<br />Using Likert score 0 – 5 strongly agree<br />
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  6. 6. ACCREDITATION OF WEBSITES<br />Health On the Net Foundation is the leading organization promoting and guiding the deployment of useful and reliable online medical and health information, and its appropriate and efficient use. <br />Created in 1995, HON is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, accredited to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations<br />
  7. 7. 1. Authoritative <br />Indicate the qualifications of the authors <br />2. Complementarity <br />Information should support, not replace, the doctor-patient relationship <br />3. Privacy <br />Respect the privacy and confidentiality of personal data submitted <br />4. Attribution <br />Cite the source(s) of published information<br />5. Justifiability <br />Site must back up claims relating to benefits and performance <br />6. Transparency <br />Accessible presentation, accurate email contact <br />7. Financial disclosure <br />Identify funding sources <br />8. Advertising policy <br />Clearly distinguish advertising from editorial content <br />HON Code<br />
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  9. 9. HON Certified Hand Surgery web site<br />
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  11. 11. www.handsurgerymanual.com<br />Went on line October 2006 – FrontPage platform<br />Web2.0 platform using Joomla open source CMS 2008<br />The philosophy:-<br />Open to ideas<br />Knowledge is universal and belongs to no one <br />Disseminate knowledge as freely as possible <br />Knowledge is valuable only if used <br />Allow anyone to share their knowledge <br />Ultimate objective is to improve the quality of hand surgery universally<br />
  12. 12. Web 2.0<br /> a phrase coined by O&apos;Reilly Media in 2004 <br /> a “second generation” of Internet-based services<br /> allow surfers to collaborate and share information online <br />the movement away from staticwebpages to dynamic and shareablecontent<br />changes in the ways software developers and end-users utilize the Web<br />
  13. 13. Dynamic and transparent channel for on demand learning with enhanced user participation, clinical and medical information sharing, and collaboration among doctors.<br />
  14. 14. www.handsurgerymanual.com<br />Board of Editors<br />Technical Board <br />Portal for hand surgeon by hand surgeons with hand surgeons<br />Open Source software – Joomla<br />Self funded<br />No advertising<br />
  15. 15. www.handsurgerymanual.com<br />Content! Content! Content!<br />Articles/Lectures<br />News<br />Videos<br />Podcast<br />Forums<br />Quiz<br />Case presentations<br />Research<br />Literature reviews<br />