Advanced Twitter

It has been a few years since my post on “Twitter for urologists” was published in Urology News 1. Given the continued rise of the platform, I thought it was time to revisit and expand on the Twitter’s functionality. In this review, I will attempt to expand your use of Twitter and explain how to make […]

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Urology Smartphone Apps 2016

  Amongst the plethora of mobile applications, there are some essential applications for practising urologists, urologists in training and allied healthcare professionals. In this month’s digital review, we highlight some essential applications. Mobile office apps Maintaining a virtual office is key to keeping up with the demands of practising Urology in modern times. The Microsoft […]

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Figure 1

Figure 1 is an app that aids in the sharing of medical images to aid learning. In essence, Figure 1 is as an Instagram for healthcare. It was launched in 2013 and now connects a network of up to one million healthcare professionals. The aim of Figure 1 is to allow medical professionals to discuss, […]

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Massive Open Online Courses

Technology has always been intimately linked to new educational methods. This has included distance learning, learning through multimedia and finally computer based learning. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are so called because they can be taken by an unlimited number of people (massive); they are open, as they have no student selection criteria and no […]

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Mobile e-Logbook app

Maintaining a record of operations in a surgical logbook has long been part of surgical training and governance. For trainees, it is an essential part of assessments. For consultants, maintaining a logbook is not essential, however, a review of clinical outcomes forms part of the revalidation process in the United Kingdom. The pan-surgical electronic logbook […]

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Patient portals

In May 2012, the Department of Health published its information strategy ‘Power of information’  which aims to put us all in control of the health and care information we need1. As a part of its information strategy a key role for patient information portals was outlined. Similar plans are already in place with NHS Scotland […]

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Cloud-based presentation software

Microsoft’s Powerpoint and Apple’s Keynote have long dominated the presentation software market.  Their colour schemes and animated bullet points have become second nature to us all.  However, there is a new breed of presentation applications that are aiming to compete for a share of this market. This new breed of presentation applications mean that you […]

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