Global Healthcare Society
The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the entire world. Medical Specialists are bravely fighting at the frontline. There is an enormous need for correct medical information everywhere.
PONSIST, Global Surgical Society is now available for all Medical Specialists to support the fight and help the spread of proper medical information and insights in a safe and secure online environment.
PONSIST is Healthcare Social Media for verified Medical Specialists beyond Surgery.
The knowledge and experience you have can safe the lives of patients and peers.
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You can click on each of the statements below and explore the Frequently Asked Questions to learn about PONSIST in detail.
WHERE PROFESSIONALS CAN JUST BE PROFESSIONALS
PONSIST closes the gap in the online medical world. It lets you go past the borders of your country and reach further than your local community and known network.
It’s a safe and non public environment that can be entered only by verified Healthcare Professionals so you can use the expertise of your respected peers when you need that extra pair of eyes or you can help your colleagues to crack a difficult case.
Medical professionals on a public platform often experience a few things. They are aware that their posts will be seen by others than healthcare professionals and tend to hold back.
Their mere visibility is often seen as a sales opportunity and will cause an abundance of commercial reactions. It seems there’s always someone that wants something from you. For many doctors and nurses these are reasons to be less visible online.
Some find a solution in closed and private groups on big social networks or local societies. Although this solves some of the previous issues, you also just reach a small fraction of everyone that is out there.
PONSIST doesn’t allow anyone who isn’t a medical professional to enter. You will not encounter sales reps, patients or anyone outside the medical field. It is the place where you can have levelled discussions with your peers, a place where you can just be a professional.
WHERE YOU CONNECT WITH PEERS AROUND THE WORLD INSTANTLY
PONSIST lets you cross borders and reach the other side of the globe from behind your desk and all within your medical specialty. Learn from the best in your field of expertise and educate others by sharing your own best practices without needing to establish a personal connection first.
The information that you’ll receive is based on your specialty and your interests. You don’t need to have a following or a connection to be able to learn what others with the same specialty or interest share.
This approach brings you two advantages; it saves you the time and trouble of establishing your own network within a network and you can be sure to get all the information on the topics you want and nothing else. That includes the vast overlap between specialities we have in the world. The set up leaves you in control on the information you’ll receive.
WHERE CONTACTING INTERESTING COLLEAGUES IS EFFORTLESS
PONSIST allows you to get in touch with colleagues that you may never encounter in the real world. Allowing you to conquer any physical distance instantly and to reach far beyond your traditional scope.
As soon as you come across a likeminded colleague, you are able to contact them directly by sending them an in-system direct message. Getting in touch with any of your worldwide peers has never been easier.
WHERE YOUR ONLINE BEHAVIOR IS YOUR BUSINESS ONLY, PERIOD
In a direct response to the misdeed of leading social networks PONSIST is built on a new business model.
It is unsponsored, doesn’t deal with third parties and will never commercialise your content or your personal details.
We are becoming increasingly aware of the fact you tend to pay a high price for 'free' networks. It’s not a monetary cost, but when your online behaviour is turned into marketing and even political profiles that are sold to the highest bidder it becomes a slippery slope that isn't in your benefit. Data mining is the new gold.
Besides the well known digital giants there are other available medical platforms that can seem interesting to join for free. Such platforms are often sponsored by commercial parties hoping to gain an advantage on their competition through it, leaving the content or thought direction somewhat influenced if not plain biased.
PONSIST finds its income source solely from internal channels with PONSIST Store. PONSIST Store is an online store selling amazing apparel designed for Healthcare Professionals. This business model eliminates any need to find outside fundings as all the revenue of PONSIST store goes straight into PONSIST.
Equally important PONSIST does not track your behaviour, it does not influence posted content and it doesn’t mine your data. With fundings from within there’s no need to go there. In fact, we don’t want to go there, ever.
This business model sprung from personal frustration of seeing how people are being mislead and how companies abuse our trust as well as our details for their own financial gain. There’s a popular Dutch proverb ‘Verbeter de wereld, begin bij jezelf’ which roughly translate into ‘If you want to improve the world, start with yourself’ and that’s exactly what PONSIST does.
Think of PONSIST as a self supporting environment similar to a biotope. You can read the full details in our Our Agreement.
WHERE YOU SAVE TIME AND GET STRAIGHT TO THE INTERESTING ONLINE CONTENT
Unlike public platforms, PONSIST sets the standard when it comes to high quality content that holds scientific value.
Since it is only available to a highly specialised group you don’t have to deal with timeline pollution of advertisements or cute pictures.
You can be sure that your peers around the globe are the only ones that will see what you share.
There’s enough social media available where you can get your daily fix of funny video’s, handy lists to improve your life, advertisements or adorable shots of newborns and kittens to view.
However there’s not enough good quality medical content, global case discussions, unbiased opinions on medical devices or the perfect crowd to drop your medical challenges.
Even on the worlds leading professional network you still need to filter through the content that is of little value to you. This is not only distracting, but time consuming too.
PONSIST shows you articles based on your medical interests and nothing else.
WHERE YOU CAN INCREASE YOUR TRIAL OR STUDY PERFORMANCE THROUGH ONLINE AFFILIATIONS
PONSIST gives you a place to set up collaborations around the globe. Supporting you in arranging clinical trials, increasing your access to the numbers needed to treat or by finding like minded peers to join forces.
With an extra timeline, called Affiliations, that is designed especially for collaborations your reach and the ability to get in touch with the right colleagues improve greatly. Although this timeline has been developed with trials in mind, you can collaborate on many other levels with your peers. It works like a bulletin board and gives you the opportunity to make your appeal around the globe.
DOCTORS ABOUT PONSIST
Dr. Saleh Abu-Daff
Consultant Thoracic and General Surgeon I Head of Thoracic Surgery
King Fahad Medical City
"All surgeons I know basically want the same thing:
Content, Connection, Collaboration
PONSIST puts itself right in the middle of that need.
It's like Netflix for surgeons."
"There is so much expertise and creativity amongst Healthcare Professionals around the globe that others aren't aware of.
I wanted to do something that is entirely positive and supportive to all caretakers in the world.
PONSIST is the realisation of that wish.
It's such an honour to serve you."