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Archive for July, 2011

PubMed Search Box Redesign

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

No, you are not imagining it. NLM has indeed made changes to the search box in PubMed and the two related databases, MeSH and NLM Catalog. An X replaces the Clear button. Links are moved from above to below the search box. Advanced Search is now just Advanced. Also, the Advanced Search Box now allows one to scroll through all of the entries instead of only seeing the first few terms.

For more details, see the NLM Technical Bulletin article: PubMed, MeSH and NLM Catalog Search Boxes Modified. Happy searching everyone!

What’s New with DOCLINE 4.6 Webinars Announced

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

The DOCLINE Team will be hosting a webinar to highlight the changes to Loansome Doc Transfer and Resubmit introduced in DOCLINE 4.6.  We will present an overview of the features in a live demonstration and conclude with a Q & A session.  Come see What’s New in DOCLINE presented by a member of the DOCLINE Team.

There will be two sessions of the What’s New in DOCLINE 4.6 webinar – each session will present the same information.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm Eastern Time
OR
Monday, August 1, 2011 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern Time

There is no need to register.   We will start promptly at the top of the hour.  You can login up to 15 minutes prior to the start of the session.  Once connected to the webinar, teleconference instructions will be provided.

To access the webinar, go to the following web address:
https://webmeeting.nih.gov/doctrain/

You are encouraged to test your connection prior to joining the webinar. To test your connection, go to:
https://admin.acrobat.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
(Note:  If you see a certificate error warning when accessing the page, it is OK to proceed to Adobe website)

If you are unable to attend the sessions, information about DOCLINE 4.6 can be obtained at one of the resources below:
Release Notes:  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/docline/docline_rel_info_v4_6.html
Weekly DOCLINE training classes: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/docline.html
Your Regional Medical Library or CISTI is available for training or user assistance:  https://docline.gov/docline/help/contact_nlm/contact_RML.cfm

If you have any questions, please contact NLM via the Contact Us link in DOCLINE.

Testing! Testing! Blog to GMRLIST

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

In addition to face-to-face, email and phone conversations, the GMR employs Facebook, Twitter, our website, GMRLIST and the blog, The Cornflower, as communication tools. Some of our Network members are unable to access the blog because of firewall issues at their institutions. Now we think we have a solution to correct that disparity.

An email notify plugin allows automatic sending of new blog posts to GMRLIST, the GMR’s announcement email list. This tool should help us make sure that posts important enough to share with our members via the blog will also get to those who do not have blog access.

For those of you who might find this  redundant, you may wish to filter the messages with the subject: New posting from The Cornflower! Whether getting access to the blog posts for the first time or a long-time blog user, let us know how the new setup works for you.

HHS Announces the Winners of the 2011 Healthy Living Innovation Awards

Monday, July 25th, 2011

HHS has announced winners of an awards program “that highlights innovative health promotion projects that have demostrated a significant impact on the health of the community within the past three years…”

Nominated organizations had to have an innovative project in at least one of three health promotion areas: healthy weight, physical activity, and nutrition. Awards were granted based on the criteria of creativity and innovation, leadership, sustainability, replicability, and results/outcomes. Some of the winners are in our region:

  • Public Sector: Exercise Your Right to Feel Better Minnesota—St. Paul-Ramsey County Public Health (St. Paul, Minn.)
  • Healthy Workplace (Large employer): Shape up and Go!—Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • Faith-Based and/or Community Initiatives: Taking the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program to Scale—YMCA of the USA, (Chicago, Ill.)

The press release can be found here: http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2011pres/07/20110715a.html and more information including a video by Secretary Sebelius, http://healthylivinginnovation.challenge.gov/

Congratulations to the winners!

MedlinePlus Connect Webcast – Linking Patient Portals and EHRs to Consumer Health Information

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

The next UMLS Webcast will be held on July 27, 2011 at 2:00 pm US Eastern Time.  The topic is “MedlinePlus® Connect: Linking Patient Portals and EHRs to Consumer Health Information”. MedlinePlus Connect (http://medlineplus.gov/connect) allows patient portals, electronic health records (EHR), and other health IT systems to link to relevant, authoritative consumer health information from MedlinePlus.gov. MedlinePlus Connect accepts requests based on problem codes, medication codes, and lab test codes. It also supports the HL7 Context-Aware Knowledge Retrieval (Infobutton) standard. Stephanie Dennis, MedlinePlus Connect project manager, will give an overview of MedlinePlus Connect, explain how to implement it, and explain the National Library of Medicine’s behind-the-scenes work to support it.

Webcast Information:
. Date/Time:  July 27, 2011 – 2pm US Eastern Time
. URL:  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/medlineplusconnect_essentials
. Requirements:
Adobe FlashT enabled web browser
Speakers or headphones (audio will be broadcast over the internet)
.  Captioning will be provided for this Webcast

It will also be recorded and included in this link: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/umls/user_education/webcasts.html.

DOCLINE 4.6 Coming Soon!

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

NLM is in the final preparation stages for the release of DOCLINE 4.6 which completes updates and enhancements to the Requests module with changes to Loansome Doc Transfer and the Resubmit features.  NLM plans to release DOCLINE 4.6 on the morning of Tuesday, July 26, 2011 and they anticipate that DOCLINE will be unavailable for approximately one hour Tuesday morning from 7:00 am to 8:00 am while they make the changes.

To learn about the upcoming changes, see the Release Notes with screenshots:  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/docline/docline_rel_info_v4_6.html
Note: DOCLINE online help and FAQs will be updated once DOCLINE 4.6 is released.

The Regional Medical Libraries and CISTI have been testing the new version for us over the past several weeks. We can answer any DOCLINE questions and provide assistance to libraries in our region.

The vendors (Clio, ILLiad, QuickDOC, and Relais) were given the opportunity to validate their software against DOCLINE 4.6.

By popular demand, NLM will again host a What’s New webinar to introduce the new features of DOCLINE 4.6.   Additional information about the What’s New session will be posted to the GMRLIST, but here are the dates so you can block off one of these times if you would like to attend:
Session 1:  Wednesday, July 27, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Session 2:  Monday, August 1, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

GMR Update for July 2011 now online

Friday, July 15th, 2011

The GMR Update for July 2011 is now available online at the following URL:
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/gmrupdate.html

Check the contract updates, new communication technologies and information about upcoming exhibits and training opportunities.

Happy summer!

New Grant Announcement on Tobacco and Low SES Women

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Deadline: July 15, 2011

A new grant announcement for an Office on Women’s Health tobacco cessation and prevention program has been posted onto GrantSolutions.gov and Grants.gov. Two awards will be funded over a two-year period beginning in September 2011 to conduct activity that will help identify successful models to increase quit attempts and provide comprehensive culturally and linguistically appropriate tobacco prevention and cessation services for Low, Socio-economic women of childbearing age, based on the Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence. Program-specific information on this announcement is provided below. Organizations interested in implementing a tobacco cessation and prevention program for Low SES women are encouraged to apply.

DETAILS:
Program Name: Sustainable Comprehensive Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Clinical Program for Low, Socio-Economic Status Women of Childbearing Age
DUE DATE for Response: Friday, July 15, 2011

Catalogue for Domestic Assistance (CFDA No.) 93088 – Grants.gov

HealthPartners Institute for Medical Education

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

By: Jennifer Feeken, MLIS
Librarian
Regions Hospital Medical Library 11202B
640 Jackson Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
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The librarians at Regions Hospital Medical Library are currently working on a project that brings medical information and a librarian presence to healthcare conferences in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.  The conferences are offered by HealthPartners Institute for Medical Education (IME).

 

Thanks to a GMR technology award, the librarians have purchased a laptop and monitor to display resources from the National Library of Medicine, such as PubMed and MedlinePlus, and for HealthPartners employees, the subscription resources available to them through the library’s Intranet site.  Conference attendees are primarily from Minnesota and surrounding states.  Another goal of our project is to increase awareness of medical libraries in general among all conference participants.

 

The librarians have attended three conferences so far and answered questions regarding consumer health and accessing subscription online resources.  Building on the early success of this project, the librarians plan to continue attending IME conferences beyond 2011.