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Touch Surgery: Surgical Videos

Version: 6.8.0 | Cost: In App Purchases

Level 2 - General Health
Country: GB
Category: Clinical Reference
Released: 04/12/2013
Updated: 27/01/2020
Version: 6.8.0
Size: 15mb
Developer: Digital Surgery Limited
Reviewed On: 25/02/2020
This App achieved an ORCHA score of 81%.

It was assessed as a Level 2 App. These apps are focused on general health. They may collect data and they may have a number of more advanced features. Where they collect data we assess their data use policies and compliance with relevant standards. Because they are health focused we also assess their compliance in the Clinical Effectiveness as well as the User Experience domains.

This App does collect data and it is therefore assessed and scored based on its performance in all the sections of our review.

Data Privacy
19.3/30
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Clinical Assurance
35.5/40
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User Experience
25.7/30
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Developer description
Prepare for surgical cases or learn new procedures & test your knowledge with Touch Surgery anytime, anywhere. Our multi-award winning surgical training platform for doctors and surgeons has been researched by world leading institutions and published in peer reviewed journals. Touch Surgery is integrated into over 100 residency programs in the US and is endorsed by the AO foundation, American Association for Surgery of the Hand (AASH), British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. FEATURES: - Step by step simulations of surgical procedures - Prepare for procedures anytime, anywhere! - Explore our entire library straight to your smartphone - Experience surgical cases with state-of-the-art 3D graphics - Master new techniques from top physicians - Free to download and use, with over 150 free procedures to choose from. Purchasable procedures are also available. WHAT OUR USERS ARE SAYING: “Great app for learning! Easy to use and realistic simulations!” “Brilliant Amazing and informative app. Easy to sign up and get stuck into the modules.” “I really like this app! I like how realistic it is and just how real it is.” “A 5 star rating is not enough” “This app is a life saver!” “is indisputably the BEST app of its kind!!!” WHY DOWNLOAD: This innovative app provides a user-friendly platform that helps medical professionals from all backgrounds train effectively for procedures. The 3D simulations and surgical content have been developed in collaboration with leading surgeons and academic institutions worldwide to ensure the utmost accuracy and validity. The platform is the largest and fastest growing community of surgeons learning and rehearsing operations digitally. The interactive simulations and virtual patients teach specific techniques for all phases of medical and surgical procedures. This practical approach helps improve engagement for a deeper level of understanding, and has been proven to yield better results than more traditional methods. Physicians, nurses and healthcare professionals can train and test their knowledge of surgery with clear and informative content at every step of a procedure. They can master specific exercises or freshen up on their skills before an operation. With the largest database of over 150+ simulations across multiple surgical specialties, including Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Plastic, Neurosurgery, Oral, Vascular and many more, this mobile app is the most comprehensive tool for medical professionals. Considered as hosting “the best surgical simulations” by TopOrthoApps and “an integral tool for surgeons across the world to learn, and rehearse operations” by MedGadget. Featured in BBC News, TechCrunch, Mashable, T3 Wired, Bloomberg, The Guardian, FT, Breast Cancer Care, Tech City, TecMundo. Find out more: www.touchsurgery.com
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Data Collection

The data collected about users is/ isn't capable of identifying that it relates to them.

The type of data that it collects isn't classified as sensitive data.

(Identifiable but not Sensitive) – The type of information this App collects is not sensitive but is still classed as identifiable data, relating to the user, and so could pose a risk in terms of user privacy and confidentiality. It is still therefore important that the publisher is clear what they do or don’t do with this information.

Data Use

The App does state that it won't share user data in any way with other people without the user's consent.

The App does allow users to share information in the App with other Apps, systems, organisations or users.

Data Security

The App doesn't encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is transferred from the App.

The App does encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is retained by the the developer.

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Professional Assurance

It was clear from our review that a suitably qualified professional or organisation was involved in the Apps development.

It wasn't clear from our review how regularly the advice and guidance given by the App was reviewed and updated by relevant professionals.

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Testing

It wasclear from our review that the App had been through end user testing as part of its design and development.

Customisation

The App does provide customisable features.

End user capacity

The App does provide support for users with poor sight.

The App does provide support for users with hearing difficulties.

Support

The App doesn't appear to have a clear approach to dealing with user issues.

Cost

The App isn't entirely free to use.

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