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Why Use MedlinePlus Connect? What Key Informants Say

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Health care is undergoing a virtual information revolution, fueled by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which permits reimbursement incentives for eligible professionals and hospitals that meet criteria for becoming “meaningful users” of certified electronic health record (EHR) technology. The current focus on the Affordable Care Act has taken away some of the thunder from MedlinePlus Connect,  a free service that supports health professionals’ ability to provide health information to their patients. See how MedlinePlus Connect may be valuable to you and your organization.

“Meaningful use” is defined, in part, as using EHRs to improve and demonstrate the quality of care, such as e-prescribing, electronic exchange of health information, and submission of quality measures to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) [http://www.himss.org/meaningfuluse?navItemNumber=13303]. CMS has set standards to meaningful use that are to be met in stages. Organizations are currently working on Stage 1 implementation; Stage 2 implementation starts in 2014 [http://www.amednews.com/article/20121022/business/310229969/5/]. (more…)

Genetics Home Reference Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) launched the Genetics Home Reference (GHR) Web site on April 25, 2003 as a new consumer health information resource focused on human genetics. The creation of GHR coincided with the completion of the Human Genome Project, a 13-year international effort to map the entire human genome.

For more information, visit the NLM Technical Bulletin article at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ma13/ma13_ghr.html

NLM’s DIMRC Apps and Mobile Web Pages

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
The National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center webpage of Disaster Apps and Mobile Web Pages was redesigned using responsive web design, which provides an optimal view across a range of devices – PC, tablet or smartphone. The content on the page automatically resizes and adjusts its content to fit the user’s device. NLM also used responsive design for its Gallery of Mobile Apps and Sites page.
NLM Gallery of Mobile Apps:  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mobile/index.html

Open-i – The New Image Search Engine

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Have you visited the National Library of Medicine’s new Open-i yet? http://openi.nlm.nih.gov/.  This project “aims to provide next generation information retrieval services for biomedical articles from the full text collections.”  Although still in Beta format, this Open Access Biomedical Image Search Engine promises to change the way we search for and access images. Examine the initial 600,000 images from PMC (PubMed Central). View your results as a citation list or as an image grid. Search with words or search with AN IMAGE. Limit to image type (e.g. MRI or chart), to subsets, or to specialties.  Stop by and visit today!

New NLM Resource: GeneEd

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the release of a new educational resource, GeneEd. http://geneed.nlm.nih.gov

Developed in collaboration with the National Human Genome Institute (NHGRI) (http://www.genome.gov/) and with teachers and experts in genetics and genetic counseling, GeneEd is a useful resource of trusted information which helps students and teachers in grades 9 – 12 learn genetics. (more…)

The Authoritative Guide to NLM Mobile Resources

Monday, August 20th, 2012

The National Library of Medicine recently released a mobile app that is intended to serve as the authoritative guide to NLM mobile resources. The app was created as an HTML 5 mobile Web site in support of the Library’s ongoing efforts to make our information broadly available. Learn more about this new resource via the NLM Technical Bulletin article or explore the app on your mobile device at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mobile-app/.

The Library welcomes your feedback about this new app via its Contact Us link.

Multilingual PubMed trifold brochures

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Did you know that the PubMed Basics trifold brochures are now available in FIVE languages?

  • PubMed Basics (English)
  • PubMed (French)
  • PubMed Basico (Portuguese)
  • PubMed Basico (Spanish)
  • PubMed 简介 (Simplified Mandarin Chinese)

All but the French version are translations of the English PubMed Basics. The PubMed My NCBI brochure is available in English and Spanish translations. If you know of other versions, please let me know.

Visit http://nnlm.gov/training/resources/intlpubmedlinks.html for these and other Non-English Guides to PubMed.

These brochures have also been added to the MLA Clearhinghouse at http://cech.mlanet.org/.

Mobile Resources from the NLM

Friday, February 17th, 2012

This week, the NLM’s Technical Bulletin had an item about mobile TOXNET access.  For those of you who are not familiar with TOXNET, it is a set of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and toxic releases.  It falls under a larger group of database and services available from the NLM – the Specialized Information Services, or as they are more commonly known, SIS.

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PubMed for Trainers in Chicago

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Register for a FREE hands-on PubMed for Trainers class provided by the staff of the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC)!

Would you like to gain new skills, brush up on existing PubMed skills and collaborate with colleagues to help create an effective training strategy? Join us for three Adobe Connect distance education classes and a one-day in-person class at the University of Illinois at Chicago Library of Health Sciences in Chicago, IL. These hands-on classes will include 9 presentations created by the National Library of Medicine, interactive demonstrations, hands-on exercises and networking opportunities. Upon completion of all four sessions the course will be worth 15 hours of MLA CE credit.

View the full announcement and register at: http://nnlm.gov/ntc/promos/PMT_Chicago.html
For other classes in the GMR, Register at: http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration

NLM Announces the Expansion of PubMed Health

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

NLM announces the expansion of the information available from PubMed Health (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/), which provides integrated access to clinical effectiveness reviews. PubMed Health specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports. Clinical effectiveness research finds answers to the question “What works?” in medical and health care.  It is a service provided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). (more…)