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Librarians Adding Value to EHRs: Infobuttons and Meaningful Uses

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Future of Libraries

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

The American Library Association is hosting an invitational Summit, Libraries From Now On:  Imagining the Future, May 2 and 3 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

The Summit will bring together thought leaders from the library community, from a broad spectrum of educational organizations, federal agencies and foundations that work with libraries to begin a national conversation about the future and libraries

Press release:

Summit info:

EFTS Tip of the Week

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Redistributions of payments received are triggered by the end of a calendar quarter (December, March, June, September) and are offered in JANUARY, APRIL, JULY, and OCTOBER. At that time, ALL participants are instructed via e-mail to review their ‘Member Messages’. If you do NOT have a message, you do not have a redistribution.

Jola Sliwinski, EFTS Program Coordinator

866-561-5045 toll free

860-679-4561 direct

From A(norexia) to Z(its): Providing Health Information to Teens

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Presenter:           Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM MAR


Date / Time:       April 24, 2014 / 9 am – Noon (ET)

Where:                Central NY Library Resource Council (CNYLRC), Syracuse, NY

Summary:  This class is designed for public librarians and secondary school librarians, teachers, nurses, and counselors.  The hands-on class will present an overview of health information needs of teenagers and their information seeking behaviors; review communication skills needed during reference interviews with teenagers; and discuss credible health information resources that are designed for teens. 3 MLA CEs.

Infographics 101: Graphic Approaches to Library Marketing (Boost Box session)

Friday, April 4th, 2014

MAR now offers 1 MLA Continuing Education (CE) credit per Boost Box session—details will be provided at the end of the session.

Presenter:       Daina R. Bouquin, Data & Metadata Services Librarian / Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY

Date / Time:   Tuesday, April 8, 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Where:             Online / No Registration Required

MLA CEs:         1 MLA CE awarded for attendance

Summary:  Infographics aren’t new, but using them to market your library’s services and value may be new to you. Learn the basics of choosing a tool and constructing infographics to display aggregated statistics and communicate your message. These concepts can help you better understand more advanced topics like data visualization and working with data to assess your library and communicate with your stakeholders.

MedlinePlus Connect Now Supports ICD-10-CM

Friday, April 4th, 2014

We are pleased to announce that MedlinePlus Connect now supports queries using ICD-10-CM codes. Upon receiving a problem code request with an ICD-10-CM code, MedlinePlus Connect returns relevant, patient-friendly health information from MedlinePlus, Genetics Home Reference, and other reliable health resources. We will continue to support ICD-9-CM and SNOMED CT codes for problem code requests.

As you may have read in the news, the use of ICD-10 as a required standard might be delayed. Even so, many users have asked for MedlinePlus Connect to support ICD-10 so they can start testing it with their systems, so we are excited to release this enhancement.

Learn more:

Web application documentation:

Web service documentation:

Try it out:

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Web service demonstration page:

Rex Robison, PhD, MLS, AHIP
National Library of Medicine

Can Librarians Contribute to Increasing Value and Reducing Waste in Medical Research?

Friday, April 4th, 2014

National Public Health Week, April 7-13

Friday, April 4th, 2014

The theme for Tuesday, April 8 is: “Don’t panic. Disaster preparedness starts with community-wide commitment and action.” Follow us on Twitter and feel free to share our tweets on your Twitter accounts to help us spread the word about resources the National Library of Medicine has to help communities, first responders and providers prepare. Some examples of what we are Tweeting:

  • Get ready for Nat’l Public Health Week on April 7-13 and read up on community disaster prep: #NPHW
  • Are you digitally prepared for an emergency? Find all the apps you need at: #NPHW

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Why Health Literacy Matters

Friday, April 4th, 2014

April is National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month

Friday, April 4th, 2014

April 1st begins National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month.  The lack of awareness about Sarcoidosis was the stimulus to establish the National Sarcoidosis Society.  According the MedlinePlus Sarcoidosis Health Topic Web page, “Sarcoidosis is a disease that leads to inflammation, usually in [the] lungs, skin, or lymph nodes.”  Furthermore, “No one is sure what causes sarcoidosis.  It affects men and women of all ages and races.  It occurs mostly in people ages 20 to 50, African Americans, especially women, and people of Northern European origin.”

Often sarcoidosis “is found in patients with visible physical signs who have an abnormal chest x-ray.”  An examination is often preceded by physical ailments such as: Chest pain, dry cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, fever, weight loss, among other symptoms.  For a more detailed description of symptoms, prognosis, treatment options and more see the MedlinePlus Sarcoidosis Encyclopedia Web page.  For the latest news, health check tools, interactive tutorials and research sign up for alerts from the sarcoidosis Health Topic page

I invite you to visit the embedded Web links and learn more about this perplexing disease.  Also please visit the National Library of Medicine home page for access to more quality health information resources.