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Archive for March, 2014

Job Ad: Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Pacific Southwest Region, Los Angeles, CA

Friday, March 21st, 2014

The UCLA Library has initiated recruitment for the position of Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Pacific Southwest Region, in the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, and is actively seeking nominations and applications.  The application deadline for this position is April 9, 2014.

The complete posting can be viewed here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00191.

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply online.  Applications should include: a cover letter describing qualifications and experience; a current curriculum vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and the names and addresses for at least three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor.

UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.  UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Thank you for your assistance.

Michelle O. Torre

Academic Recruitment Coordinator
UCLA Library Human Resources
22478 Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575

t: 310.206.9764 |  f: 310.825.6174 | mtorre@library.ucla.edu

Job Ad: Two Positions, NIH Library, Bethesda, MD

Friday, March 21st, 2014

The NIH Library is seeking two energetic and highly qualified individuals to serve as informationists with expertise in bibliometric analysis.  Please share the links below with anyone who may be interested in applying for these positions.  They will be open for five calendar days, starting today.  This brief posting period is because of the federal government’s interest in accelerating the hiring process and should not be interpreted as an indication that someone has already been selected.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/364288300    (open to all US citizens)

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/364287800    (merit promotion – for current or former federal employees)

Network Members to Be Congratulated!

Friday, March 14th, 2014

If any of our network members have special announcements they’d like to share, let us know!  We’d love to brag about any awards received, publications, MLA-related news, or whatever.  Simply send your announcement to Missy Harvey at mjharvey@pitt.edu and we’ll be happy to share your news with ALL of our network members.

Network Members as Published Authors

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Colleen Kenefick, Rachel Boykan, and Maribeth Chitkara. Partnering with residents for evidence-based practice. Medical Reference Services Quarterly 2013; 32(4):385-395, available from: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02763869.2013.837669#.Ux3w__ldVS4

  • Rachel Boykan, Maribeth Chitkara, Colleen Kenefick, and Catherine Messina. An integrated practical evidence-based medicine (EBM) curriculum for pediatric residents: Two small group sessions to teach PICO question formation and searching strategies. MedEdPORTAL June 17, 2013, available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/9446

Passing of Former AAHSL Director

Friday, March 14th, 2014

It is with a sad heart that I notify you of the loss of a former colleague, Spencer Marsh, on March 10 in Calverton, NY.  Spencer was the Director of the Health Sciences Library at Stony Brook University from 1996 until his retirement in 2008.  During his time at Stony Brook, Spencer helped to shape the Library’s physical footprint, expand its technological capabilities, and transition its journal collection to digital formats.

Prior to arriving at Stony Brook, he served as the Director of the Biomedical Library at the University of South Alabama, Mobile, and the Assistant Director at the UT Southwestern Medical Library in Dallas.

His dry wit, appreciation of music, and love of sharing a gourmet meal and a good glass of red wine will be truly missed.  He loved all things Italian and Italy was his country of choice to visit having made more than 50 trips with friends in tow!

No plans have been announced at this time.  A memorial will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be sent to Jerry Marsh (brother) at:  marsh_j@att.net

Andrew White, PhD

Associate CIO, Health Sciences

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY 11794-8430

New Drug Information Guide from NLM

Friday, March 14th, 2014

NLM has released a new Drug Information subject guide as the latest update in our subject guide series. These guides are based on our most frequently asked questions, and are starting points for health professionals, researchers, librarians, students, and others. Other published guides in our series are about finding:

A Genetics/Genomics subject guide will be available later this year. We will develop more subject guides as needed.

NLM Education Connection

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Toxicology Resources for the Classroom

AP Environmental Science and AP Chemistry teachers often can’t locate Web sites that support the mandated coursework. Our TOXNET site provides a wealth of information regarding chemicals including chemical structures, health effects, industrial usage, and more.

TOXNET is a databank for all of the National Library of Medicine’s toxicology Web sites. When you enter a chemical name into the databank search results will populate with details on which NLM databases hold information about that chemical. For example, let’s say you are teaching an environmental science class, and you want to do research on the recent chemical spill in West Virginia. Simply enter the chemical “4-methylcyclohexane methanol” and a list of resources that contain that chemical will appear in the search results window.

Health Observances: National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. Health and nutrition are taught in our schools at an early age. In some areas, middle schools and high schools require all students to take a health class as part of the curriculum. MedlinePlus offers a great specialty page devoted to Nutrition and its importance for the body. As you dive into the subject of nutrition, pull documentation from our online library, or assign our Web site as a source for students to conduct their own research.

Desalination Video that Wows!

We would like to introduce our first animated video written and produced by one of our talented college interns. This video helps middle school students understand the concept of desalination. It uses simple animation to show how water treatment plants use desalination to clean the water that we use.

Let us know what you think. View our new video, “Desalination:A Solution for Our Water Needs,” video and send feedback to matzkink@mail.nih.gov.

NIH MedlinePlus Magazine Winter Issue

Friday, March 14th, 2014

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/magazine/issues/winter14/toc.html

Adding Value to EHRs: Librarians and Infobuttons

Friday, March 14th, 2014

NOTE:  This event will be recorded and archived for viewing later.

Hospital librarians are asking how they can show their value to administration and how they can show that they are more than just the keepers of the books.  The answer is to branch out and get out of the library and do something that is related to the library but is not always thought of by others.  Participating with EHR team to provide information to caregivers is a great example.  This webinar not only will discuss librarians, EHRs and Infobuttons, but it will also highlight successful approaches for getting relevant information into the EHR and librarians can round with caregivers to help at the point of care.

Not only is this webinar interesting but it is also FREE!  So you have little to lose by attending it.

Title: Adding Value to EHRs: Librarians and Infobuttons

Time: March 19, 2014, 10:00 – 11:30 am EDT.

Course length: 1.5 hours
 *Registration Required
http://nnlm.gov/ner/training/register.html?schedule_id=2751
This webinar is being planned as the first in a series sponsored by the NN/LM, NER on ways librarians can add value to electronic health records.
Additional webinars are in development.  The overall goal of this webinar is to give medical librarians an understanding of clinical decision support mechanisms in electronic health records (EHRs) and to increase awareness of the ways that librarians can contribute.  An understanding of the ways that library resources can be integrated into clinical decision support will empower librarians to pursue this in their own institutions.
Guilherme Del Fiol, MD, PhD, University of Utah, School of Medicine will present results of a systematic review on clinical questions raised by clinicians and tools that help answer these questions by integrating EHR systems with online knowledge resources.  He will also discuss how these tools are being disseminated via the "HL7 Context-Aware Knowledge Retrieval Standard" (a.k.a., Infobutton Standard) and the EHR Meaningful Use certification program.
Taneya Koonce, MSLS, MPH, Eskind Biomedical Library will share the Eskind Biomedical Library's successful approaches for integrating highly relevant evidence into the institution's electronic medical record, outpatient ordering systems, and online patient portal.
Lauren Yaeger, MA, MLIS, St. Louis Children's Hospital Medical Library will talk about clinical librarianship/rounding with the patient care team, Evidence Based Medicine Quality Initiative Project with the residents, and integrating clinical decision support at the point of care.

Hospitals ­ Meaningful Use, EHRs, Infobuttons, Medlineplus Connect and other E-resources

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Beyond the SEA – March 19, 2014 – “Hospitals – Meaningful Use, EHRs, Infobuttons, Medlineplus Connect and other E-resources”

TIME: 12:00N – 1:00PM

The webinar offers an opportunity to learn from two differing methods of how hospital librarians and their IT colleagues are managing the “patient-education” meaningful use (MU) measure in their hospital’s electronic health record system (EHR). Currently, the measure states: “use clinically relevant information from Certified EHR Technology to identify patient-specific education<http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePrograms/downloads/Stage2_HospitalCore_10_PatientSpecificEdRes.pdf> resources and provide those resources to the patient.”

Whether a hospital is in Stage 1 of MU or is migrating to Stage 2 in 2014, it is important to know that while the measure changed to include contextual relevancy, the intent is still the same.

The webinar will cover EHR demonstrations and discussions of infobutton<https://www.hl7.org/implement/standards/product_brief.cfm?product_id=208> technology relative to the physician clinical decision support information access (MU Stage 2, Core Measure #5) which improves performance on high priority health conditions and the patient specific-education contextual (MU Stage 2, Core Measure #10) components<http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePrograms/Downloads/Stage2_MeaningfulUseSpecSheet_TableContents_EligibleHospitals_CAHs.pdf>. The New Hanover Regional Medical Center will operationally demonstrate Core Measures #5 and #10. The SEAHEC speaker will explain how she is marketing and promotingMedlinePlus Connect<http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/connect/technical.html> to the IT department, in the hopes it will be placed withinMyChart<https://www.epic.com/software-phr.php>®. (Note: MyChart is a registered trademark of Epic Systems). With another approach, Novant Health will show the functionality of Medlineplus Connect within their EHR and patient portal using a patient encounter as an example.

By way of experiences such as these, hospital librarians and their leadership can understand the importance and value of increased librarian involvement with EHR implementation and optimization.

PRESENTERS:
Robert (Bob) Pietrzykowski, RRT
Coordinator, Inpatient Clinical Documentation Team
New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Wilmington, NC

New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) is a teaching hospital and a tertiary care center for a seven-county area. NHRMC offers specialty medical and surgical care and is one of 10 trauma centers in the state certified at Level II or above.

After a 20-year career as a respiratory therapist Mr. Pietrzykowski transitioned to the Project Team to build and implement Epic EHR at NHRMC. Currently Bob is the Application Coordinator for the Inpatient Clinical Documentation team, responsible for building and maintaining inpatient documentation tools used by physicians, nurses and other ancillary healthcare providers.

Donna Flake, MSLS
Library Director, SEAHEC Medical Library
Wilmington, NC
Ms. Flake successfully worked with the IT department of New Hanover Regional Medical Center to embed links for the SEAHEC digital library resources inside the hospital’s EHR. Donna spearheaded a library campaign fund, which has generated over $300,000. She received the MLA Mark Hodges International Service Award in 2009. Donna partners with medical libraries internationally and has published articles and made academic presentations to global audiences.

Mary Wallace Berry, MSLS
Manager, Library Services
Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center – Charlotte, NC
Novant Health is an integrated healthcare system headquartered in North Carolina with facilities in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia.

Ms. Berry is a Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals and received the Medical Library Association Technological Innovation Award in 2007. Throughout her career, Mary Wallace has been a strong supporter of emerging technologies and access to information at the point of care. In 2011, Mary Wallace reached out to the physicians and information technology professionals developing the ambulatory EHR at Novant Health. Through her input, Medlineplus Connect was integrated as the patient information component of the Epic EHR

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• A computer (with Flash installed)
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