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MLA 2014 Patient Engagement Symposium


NN/LM MAR is pleased to be a sponsor of the MLA 2014 Patient Engagement Symposium and encourages you to apply for a professional development award to cover the registration fee (Award monies can not be applied to travel or per diem to the MLA conference, only registration for the CE).

Saturday, May 17th, 2014, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cost: $200.00 (nonmember, $380)

MLA CE Contact Hours: 4

Libraries and librarians have long been providing services and health information to patients and their families in the healthcare setting and in the community.  With health care reform and the complexity of the entire health care system increasing, the move toward patient-centered care has reached the consciousness of almost every health care professional and institution.

The Patient Experience and Engagement: Improving Patient Centered Care One Person at a Time Symposium is designed for librarians and other information professionals working with patients, case managers, consumers and librarians on clinical care and health education teams. Through this symposium participants will gain a better knowledge of the many definitions of patient engagement and discuss and explore new and existing methods of how to connect the public and providers with quality health information resources and tools, including the Patient Engagement Framework.

This half day long symposium will consist of:

  • Keynote speaker, Stephen Wilkins, author of the blog Mind the Gap , which discusses evidence-based insights on how physicians and patients communicate and engage with each other.
  • A panel of invited speakers who will provide their perspectives based on the role they play in their institutions or through their own experiences as patients. Panel speakers include T. Scott Pulchack, Associate Professor and Director, Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Ruti Volk, a patient education librarian, and Judy C. Stribling, Assistant Librarian at Weill Cornell Medical College and Manager of the Myra Mahon Patient Resource Center (MMPRC).
  • Small breakout sessions to discuss different patient engagement strategies introduced in the Symposium and those shared by the symposium participants.

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