Archive for the ‘NLM Resources’ Category
Monday, November 16th, 2015
MedlinePlus Connect recently updated the documentation for its users. Revised pages are the overview, technical information and the users page. New pages include How MedlinePlus Connect Works and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). With these pages, commonly asked questions are answered, and a few new graphics are added.
If you experience problems with ICD-10-CM queries to MedlinePlus Connect, please check that your query is correct and includes this string: mainSearchCriteria.v.cs=2.16.840.1.113883.6.90
Thursday, August 13th, 2015
The National Library of Medicine Training Center will be offering PubMed® for Librarians (PML) in December 2015. Just think…it will be cold then! PML is a series of five, independent, online classes. The classes are free. Each class meets online for 90 minutes and is worth 1.5 MLA CE credits.
Follow the links below to read the descriptions and register for the sessions that interest you.
PubMed for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed – December 7, 2015
PubMed for Librarians: MeSH – December 8, 2015
PubMed for Librarians: Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) – December 9, 2015
PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining Your Search – December 10, 2015
PubMed for Librarians: Customization – My NCBI – December 11, 2015
Questions? Email the NTC at: email@example.com
Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
Would you like to gain new search skills and brush up on existing PubMed skills? Then join the National Library of Medicine Training Center for PubMed for Trainers at the University of Illinois in Chicago. PubMed for Trainers offers an in-depth, behind the scenes look at PubMed.
What is PubMed for Trainers?
PubMed for Trainers is a 4-part series of classes; 3 online and 1 in-person class.
When is PubMed for Trainers?
The series of classes is scheduled for the following dates (attendance in all sessions is required):
- Session One (online): September 3, 2015 10am-11:30am CT; optional 30 minute instructional design component immediately after PubMed content
- Session Two (online): September 10, 2015 10am – 11:30am CT; optional 30 minute instructional design component immediately after PubMed content
- Session Three (online): September 17, 2015 10am – 11:30am CT; optional 30 minute instructional design component immediately after PubMed content
- Session Four (in-person): September 25, 2015 9:00am – 4:30PM CT
(This class will be held at the Library of the Health Sciences, Room 303; University of Illinois at Chicago).
What is the format of the class?
The series of classes consist of 3 online webinars, in-person presentations, group discussion, exercises, plus approximately 2-3 hours of independent homework.
How many MLA CE Credits will I get?
When you complete the PubMed portion of the class, you will receive 13 MLA CE credit hours.
If you also complete the optional instructional design module, you will receive an additional 3 MLA CE credit hours.
For a complete description, go to: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=359
To register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/register.html?schedule_id=3455
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014
Did you know that the National Library of Medicine provides free access to vocabulary standards, applications, and related tools that can be used to meet US EHR certification criteria and to achieve Meaningful Use of EHRs? Resources either created by or supported by NLM can be used for providing patient-specific education materials, e-prescribing, and creating, exchanging, and interpreting standardized lists of problems, medications, and test results. Value Set Authority Center (VSAC), RxNorm, SNOMED CT® – Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine – Clinical Terminology®, and
LOINC® – Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes are all linked from the URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/healthit/meaningful_use.html.
Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
A new brochure has joined the PubMed pantheon!
PubMed Journal Searching: http://nnlm.gov/training/resources/journalstri.pdf
Explore the three different ways to add journals to any PubMed search. These are: adding individual journals, applying a filter, and using a journal search created in the NLM Catalog. Share this brochure with your patrons and at exhibiting events. Enjoy!
This brochure, as are all of our NN/LM trifold brochures, is available in three formats: pdf, doc, and docx. To access a different format, simply alter the URL.
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…)
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
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.
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!
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…)