OrthopaedicsOne is powered by a multimedia publishing platform that allows us to offer a wide array of content – from articles to videos to images to case studies to meeting abstracts – in all orthopaedic subspecialties, to help orthopaedic surgeons and other health care professionals expand their knowledge and skills for improved patient care.

Besides delivering publically available content, the OrthopaedicsOne platform also supports the development of password-protected private workspaces. These workspaces can function as:

  • A development site for authors collaborating on an article or textbook
  • An institutional Intranet that encourages internal communication, sharing, and collaboration
  • A hub for an orthopaedic residency program that eliminates barriers between institutions involved in the program
  • An access-controlled repository of a society’s content assets, available only to society members or to the larger group of OrthopaedicsOne members, at the society’s discretion
  • A social gathering spot for a fellowship’s past and present fellows to catch up with each other, ask questions, and share information

Several residency programs currently use OrthopaedicsOne instead of their hospital or institutional Microsoft Sharepoint servers because of the ease of use, customizability, functionality, and distributed access of the OrthopaedicsOne option.

Case Example: Banner Good Samaritan Orthopaedic Residency Program

One such residency is the Banner Good Samaritan Orthopaedic Residency Program in Phoenix, Ariz., which has had a private workspace on OrthopaedicsOne since spring 2009.

The Banner program’s faculty and residents are located at multiple facilities in and around Phoenix, which made communication and collaboration problematic due to firewalls between institutions. Alex McLaren, MD, Program Director, was looking for an online solution to help manage the program’s activities and documents – including documents related to logistics, didactics, curriculum, and rotations; research protocols; data; manuscripts; and presentations. He found it with OrthopaedicsOne.

Among the documents posted on the Banner residency program’s OrthopaedicsOne workspace are goals and objectives for residency rotations (top), conference schedules (middle), and lecture schedules.

Now, Dr. McLaren says, faculty and residents are on the Banner program’s workspace several times a day to enter and revise information. Banner has two sites, one for the residents and faculty, with broad permissions for posting, and one only for Dr. McLaren and his administrative assistant to post resident evaluations. Both sites are securely password-protected.

Dr. McLaren says a private, collaborative OrthopaedicsOne workspace “is an extremely effective way to manage the vast majority of residency affairs, unconstrained by institutional IT control/limitations. It’s efficient and user-compatible (students, residents, faculty) across a broad range of computer experience and skill levels. It helps if at least one person is web-savvy, but it isn’t required.”

Dr. McLaren sees an even wider application for and benefit to the OrthopaedicsOne workspaces. “If we can build a group of residency communities (on OrthopaedicsOne), we can start to share workload instead of replicating everything independently,” he said.

Contact Information

For more information about setting up a private, collaborative workspace on OrthopaedicsOne, pleasecontact our Editorial Team

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