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Cloud-Based Applications for Organizing and Reviewing Plastic Surgery Content.

Luan A, Momeni A, Lee GK, Galvez MG - Eplasty (2015)

Bottom Line: Cloud-based applications including Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote, Notability, and Zotero are available for smartphones, tablets, and laptops and have revolutionized the manner in which medical students and surgeons read and utilize plastic surgery literature.Here we provide an overview of the use of Cloud computing in practice and propose an algorithm for organizing the vast amount of plastic surgery literature.Given the incredible amount of data being produced in plastic surgery and other surgical subspecialties, it is prudent for plastic surgeons to lead the process of providing solutions for the efficient organization and effective integration of the ever-increasing data into clinical practice.

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Affiliation: Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, Calif.

ABSTRACT
Cloud-based applications including Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote, Notability, and Zotero are available for smartphones, tablets, and laptops and have revolutionized the manner in which medical students and surgeons read and utilize plastic surgery literature. Here we provide an overview of the use of Cloud computing in practice and propose an algorithm for organizing the vast amount of plastic surgery literature. Given the incredible amount of data being produced in plastic surgery and other surgical subspecialties, it is prudent for plastic surgeons to lead the process of providing solutions for the efficient organization and effective integration of the ever-increasing data into clinical practice.

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From left to right: the progression of literature found in textbooks, to desktop computers, and now on portable smartphones and tablets.
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Figure 2: From left to right: the progression of literature found in textbooks, to desktop computers, and now on portable smartphones and tablets.

Mentions: The traditional approach endorsed by generations of medical students and surgeons to capturing information was by means of taking handwritten notes and sketches. While quick and easy, ubiquitous availability was an issue as these hardcopies could be misplaced forever. Accessibility of data was furthermore a challenge when considering that the sources of information were typically large libraries of books and articles. The contemporary era of digital technology, however, is characterized by the review of medical content via portable smartphones and tablets (Fig 2).5,6 Most textbooks are now released with concurrent digital copies. Stand-alone applications for smartphones and tablets have also been released for specific plastic surgery journals with subscriptions (such as Annals of Plastic Surgery and PRS), although these are typically limited to a format similar to picking up a journal off the bookshelf (including the product advertisements) and rarely include the ability to annotate articles.


Cloud-Based Applications for Organizing and Reviewing Plastic Surgery Content.

Luan A, Momeni A, Lee GK, Galvez MG - Eplasty (2015)

From left to right: the progression of literature found in textbooks, to desktop computers, and now on portable smartphones and tablets.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 2: From left to right: the progression of literature found in textbooks, to desktop computers, and now on portable smartphones and tablets.
Mentions: The traditional approach endorsed by generations of medical students and surgeons to capturing information was by means of taking handwritten notes and sketches. While quick and easy, ubiquitous availability was an issue as these hardcopies could be misplaced forever. Accessibility of data was furthermore a challenge when considering that the sources of information were typically large libraries of books and articles. The contemporary era of digital technology, however, is characterized by the review of medical content via portable smartphones and tablets (Fig 2).5,6 Most textbooks are now released with concurrent digital copies. Stand-alone applications for smartphones and tablets have also been released for specific plastic surgery journals with subscriptions (such as Annals of Plastic Surgery and PRS), although these are typically limited to a format similar to picking up a journal off the bookshelf (including the product advertisements) and rarely include the ability to annotate articles.

Bottom Line: Cloud-based applications including Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote, Notability, and Zotero are available for smartphones, tablets, and laptops and have revolutionized the manner in which medical students and surgeons read and utilize plastic surgery literature.Here we provide an overview of the use of Cloud computing in practice and propose an algorithm for organizing the vast amount of plastic surgery literature.Given the incredible amount of data being produced in plastic surgery and other surgical subspecialties, it is prudent for plastic surgeons to lead the process of providing solutions for the efficient organization and effective integration of the ever-increasing data into clinical practice.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, Calif.

ABSTRACT
Cloud-based applications including Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote, Notability, and Zotero are available for smartphones, tablets, and laptops and have revolutionized the manner in which medical students and surgeons read and utilize plastic surgery literature. Here we provide an overview of the use of Cloud computing in practice and propose an algorithm for organizing the vast amount of plastic surgery literature. Given the incredible amount of data being produced in plastic surgery and other surgical subspecialties, it is prudent for plastic surgeons to lead the process of providing solutions for the efficient organization and effective integration of the ever-increasing data into clinical practice.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus