As the world of publishing has evolved, so has the mission of SLACK Incorporated, the publishers of Ocular Surgery News. From the company’s start in print 90 years ago to its current roster of medical newspapers and 18 different websites, SLACK’s team of seasoned medical reporters and physician-led editorial boards now drives expert information to over 9 million users each month.
I’m pleased to report that Ocular Surgery News readers will still be able continue to enjoy their news in print, but will also have access to all of this valuable medical information under one website at www.Healio.com, the new online home of all SLACK Incorporated publications.
The breaking news and specialized information you’ll find at Healio.com is not simply a new destination for old information. Using the reporting we’ve come to rely on through SLACK’s print publications, Healio.com will offer users a more powerful online platform for clinical information both within their specialties as well as the specialties of their peers. In one click of a mouse, or in a simple screen swipe of your tablet or mobile device, you’ll have access to breaking news in the many specialties and subspecialties that have a powerful impact on your practice.
Richard L. Lindstrom
The specialties you’ll find on Healio.com will include:
- Adolescent Medicine
- Allergy and Immunology
- Geriatric Medicine
- Infectious Disease
- Orthotics and Prosthetics
- Sports Medicine
- Also, Nursing
With so many specialties at your disposal, you’ll be able to register your practice preferences in all of the topics that you want to know about, so that the site delivers dynamic material that is personal to your professional experience. If you’re an ophthalmologist whose patients experience frequent endocrine comorbidities, for instance diabetes, you can personalize your content delivery to receive the latest headlines in both specialties. If you are worried about the infectious diseases that could affect your patients, you can get that information, too. By delivering the personalized content that is most meaningful to you, you’ll have the resources you need to be able to choose when, and if, to put your knowledge into practice.
Creating a conversation
One of the best-received components of Ocular Surgery News and OSNSuperSite.com has been the physician perspective that accompanies so many of the published news items. On Healio.com that SLACK tradition will continue, and registered users will have the opportunity to comment and to lend their perspectives, creating a conversation with your peers online. You can also share and “like” the stories that are important to you with your colleagues through email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Digg. Learning from our peers and commenting to each other about how we practice ensures that we are able to provide the highest quality care to our patients.
A commitment to educate
Once you’re done reading the latest news, studies and clinical trials, the Healio.com Education Lab will allow users to participate in CME and other educational activities online, so you can fulfill all of your education requirements while you’re on the go. Healio.com users will also have access to SLACK’s reference series, Curbside Consultation. Published across a large number of different specialties, Curbside Consultation is renowned for answering the compelling questions that doctors face each day in practice, and provides detailed answers that physicians, nurses and other health care personnel can reference easily for their patients.
A history of delivering information
On cementing its place online as a leading medical news destination, Healio.com will also feature robust onsite meeting coverage, blogs, video, multimedia presentations and compelling editorials, columns and perspectives from your colleagues around the world. You’ll have access to the full library of medical newspapers, books, peer-reviewed journals, and education materials produced by SLACK Incorporated.
Healio.com will enhance the ability of every Ocular Surgery News reader to uniquely pursue his or her interests and design his or her own personalized portal of news, books, journals and educational materials online. The publishers of Ocular Surgery News and I are proud to bring this expanded application of information to our valued readers. Bookmark www.Healio.com/Ophthalmology on all your devices now so that we can continue the conversation online and learn what we need to know to better serve our patients together.
See you online!
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Chief Medical Editor
Ocular Surgery News