Nephrology “e” Learning Made “e” asier
Tejas Desai*, Cynthia Christiano, Maria Ferris , Tushar Vachharajani
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2011
First Page: 12
Last Page: 15
Publisher Id: TOUNJ-4-12
Article History:Received Date: 18/5/2011
Revision Received Date: 12/7/2011
Acceptance Date: 15/7/2011
Electronic publication date: 12/8/2011
open-access license: This is an open access article licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
Healthcare providers (HCPs) are increasingly turning to internet-based resources for learning and acquiring new skills and fulfilling the requirements for continuing medical education (CME) credits. Current nephrology-specific websites offer content but with varying degrees of user-friendliness. One such website, Nephrology On-Demand, has been developed to provide evidence-based content with four important user-friendly features. (http://www.nephrology ondemand.org). These include: 1) multimedia resources and diversity in authorship, 2) automated surfing, 3) mobile device access, and 4) open access materials.
Given the time-constraints placed on HCPs today, providers need to discern websites that will most likely provide the information for which they are searching. Websites that offer user-friendly features can help providers sort through online information quickly and effectively.