PowerPoint presentations from the NLM Update at the Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association in Chicago, IL on May 20, 2014: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/mj14/mj14_mla_nlm_update.html
Archive for the ‘News from NLM/NIH’ Category
NLM’s Journal Donation System makes it possible for libraries to determine whether NLM needs any volumes of the print journals they plan to discard. The system can be used by DOCLINE and non-DOCLINE libraries to offer any title, including titles not owned by NLM. The system can be accessed at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/journaldonation/ or by searching “Journal Donation System” on NLM’s home page. In the system, click on “Help” for detailed instructions. For additional assistance, contact NLM at (301) 496-0081 or NLMJournalDonation@mail.nlm.nih.gov. NLM will pay shipping for volumes we need. To donate pre-1871 journal volumes to the History of Medicine Division, see http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/donate.html.
Since the beginning of the online donation system in April 2009, over 10,000 gifts have been added to the collection. With the help of libraries planning to discard journal volumes, NLM can build on the success achieved to date.
Preservation and Collection Management Section
Journal Donation Unit
National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894
AIDSinfo and infoSIDAWeb Sites Now Optimized for Display on Mobile Devices
Clinical Advisory: Randomized, Multi-Center, Phase III Study of Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation Comparing Regimen Intensity in Patients with Myelodysplastic Syndrome or Acute Myeloid Leukemia (BMT CTN 0901)
Daily MEDLINE/PubMed Updates
MLA 2014: NLM Theater Presentations
National Library of Medicine Announces 2014-2015 Associate Fellows
NLM Announces Biomedical Informatics Course, in Partnership with Georgia Regents University
NLM Issues Request for Information in Preparation for 2016-2021 Contract Award of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM)
NLM Mourns William G. Harless, PhD, Creator of the First Natural Language Computer Patient Simulation Model
NLM VSAC Publishes Annual Update for 2014 Eligible Professional CQM Value Sets
Terrence Sejnowski to Give the 2014 Joseph Leiter NLM/MLA Lecture, June 12, 2014
NLM DIRECTOR’S PODCASTS
Child Mental Health and Brain Development
Chronic Kidney Disease Mystery in Central America
Mammography Counseling Challenges
NIH MedlinePlus Magazine Spring 2014
NLM’s Past 30 Years and Future
Treating Prescription Opioid Overdose
NLM IN THE NEWS
Civil War exhibit on display at Gundersen [La Crosse, Wisconsin]
Exhibit on Native health will open in Anchorage today
Former Baylor center Isaiah Austin diagnosed with career-ending condition
Greek Envoy Helps Plant ‘Hippocrates Tree’ at NIH
How popular is the STEM degree?
Magic comes to campus: Laupus Library [Greenville, NC] brings in Harry Potter exhibit
Making drug information smart and open
National Library of Medicine Announces 2014-2015 Associate Fellows
National Library of Medicine: Past, Present, and Future
“Native Voices” Exhibit in Anchorage, Available on iTunes
“Native Voices” Traveling Exhibition Visits Anchorage
Open digital signage journal gains users
Traveling exhibition explores Native peoples’ concepts of health and illness
Visiting Exhibit Explores Link Between Traditional, Modern Medicine
NEW IN NLM IN FOCUS
A Close Look at Openi
NLM Honored at Medical Library Association Meeting: NLM Resource Updates Available Online
Regional Medical Libraries Making a Difference: Focus on MidContinental Region
Training Future Leaders in Informatics Research
NEW OR UPDATED MEDLINEPLUS TOPICS AND FEATURES
Agrandamiento de la próstata
Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
MAR offers 1 MLA Continuing Education (CE) credit per session—details will be provided at the end of the session.
Presenter: Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM MAR
Date / Time: Thursday, July 10, 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)
Where: Online / No Registration Required
Summary: ClinicalTrials.gov was launched in 2000 by the National Library of Medicine. In 2008, as a result of Section 801 of the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007, ClinicalTrials.gov was expanded to include basic results reporting, including adverse effects. Due to reporting bias, results reported in ClinicalTrials.gov may not be published anywhere else. This presentation will provide an overview of this resource and how librarians can use the site to support clinicians, researchers and consumers. The presentation will also briefly describe the various types and phases of clinical trials and the background and current status of trial registration and reporting.
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Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a national initiative “From Coverage to Care” (C2C), which is designed to help answer questions that people may have about their new health coverage, to help them make the most of their new benefits, including taking full advantage of primary care and preventive services. It also seeks to give health care providers the tools they need to promote patient engagement.
“Helping to ensure that new health care consumers know about the benefits available through their coverage, and how to use it appropriately to obtain primary care and preventive services is essential to improving the health of the nation and reducing health care costs,” said Dr. Cara V. James, director of the CMS Office of Minority Health. Dr. James noted that,“to achieve these goals, we need to make sure that people who are newly covered know that their coverage can help them stay healthy, not just help them get better if they get sick.”
C2C will be an ongoing project. As more and more people obtain coverage, there will be a continuous need to ensure that people have answers to questions they might have about their new coverage and are appropriately connected to the health care system to help them live long, healthy lives.
Today’s launch also marks the release of the new Roadmap to Better Care and a Healthier You, http://marketplace.cms.gov/help-us/c2c-roadmap.pdf?linkId=8267630, which includes 8 steps to help consumers and health care providers be informed about the diverse benefits available through their coverage and how to use it appropriately to access to primary care and preventive services. Among other things, the “Roadmap” contains information on health care coverage terms, the differences between primary care and emergency care, and the cost differences of decisions to seek care in- and out-of-network, where applicable to the consumer’s health plan.
More information about C2C and other helpful resources, including a 10-part video series, to help those with new health care coverage make the most of their coverage, and raise awareness about the importance of getting routine primary care and regular preventive care are available at: http://marketplace.cms.gov/c2c. People with related questions about the C2C initiative should write to Coveragetocare@cms.hhs.gov
HC.gov Blog English:
HC.gov Blog Spanish:
Order From Coverage to Care Materials: http://marketplace.cms.gov/help-us/order-coverage-to-care-materials.html
Additional resources and videos (Chapters 1-10) are located here: http://marketplace.cms.gov/help-us/c2c.html
Contactcoveragetocare@cms.hhs.gov with your questions or feedback or to request professional print-ready versions of any of our resources.
The HHS Partnership Center has updated webinars on the health care law for faith and community organizations. All webinars are open to the public and include a question and answer session.
To participate in one of the webinars, please select your preferred topic from the list below and submit the necessary information. After registering you will receive an e-mail confirmation containing information about joining the webinar. Please contact us atACA101@hhs.gov if you have problems registering or if you have any questions about the health care law. You may also join the webinar by telephone only. All webinars are one hour. To view this document online, go to:http://www.hhs.gov/partnerships/resources/aca_101-invite.html.
Got Coverage? Next Steps in Using Your Health Insurance
July 2 at 4 pm ET
(3 pm CT, 2 pm MT, 1 pm PT)
To Join By Phone Only, Dial +1 (480) 297-0021
Access Code: 580-591-872
For those joining by phone only, the Pin Number is the # key.
Many people now have health insurance but may not know how to use it. This webinar and conference call will discuss how to read your insurance card, how to find a doctor, what you need to know in making an appointment and what to do in case you have a health emergency. Key terms will be discussed as well as recommended health screenings. Please send your questions toACA101@hhs.gov prior to July 1 at noon ET.
Special Enrollment Periods and Resources for the Uninsured
July 16 at 1 pm ET
(12pm CT, 11am MT, 10am PT)
To Join By Phone Only, Dial +1 (646) 307-1721
Access Code: 270-706-869
For those joining by phone only, the Pin Number is the # key.
The health care law has created special enrollment periods for those who experience special circumstances such as graduating from college and losing health insurance, getting married and needing coverage for a spouse, losing employer insurance or turning 26 and losing coverage on a parent’s health plan. Join this webinar to learn more about special enrollment periods and how to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace. For those who are uninsured and don’t qualify for the special enrollment period, learn what resources are available and when to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Please emailACA101@hhs.gov by July 15 at 12 pm ET with any questions.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) invite you to join us for a webinar on health insurance literacy and the Health Insurance Marketplace.
This webinar will provide basic information on how health insurance works, how to use your health insurance and where to find consumer-friendly resources. A brief update on the Marketplace will also be provided.
Webinar: Health Insurance Literacy and the Marketplace
Who Should Attend: HHS partners and community-based organizations
When: Thursday, June 19 at 4 pm EDT
Join the live event (no pre-registration is needed).
Conference number: PW6650566
Dial-in number: 1-888-455-1840
Note: New Coverage to Care health insurance literacy resources are available for download in English and Spanish.
We look forward to your participation!
We welcome you to join us for a webinar providing information on how to plan a health care enrollment event on Wednesday, June 25th. We encourage you to submit questions in advance regarding health care event planning to Champion@cms.hhs.gov.
What: Webinar: How to Plan a Health Care Enrollment Event for Champions for Coverage
Who should attend: Primarily for organizations who have joined the Champions for Coverage program and National Stakeholders and organizations interested in learning information about planning health care enrollment events.
When: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. ET
How: Webinar link: https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/c4c61814/
Participant Call-in Number: (800) 837-1935
Conference ID: 54117469
We look forward to seeing you there!
-CMS Office of Communications, Partner Relations Group
The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce that Georgia Regents University (GRU) will serve as the host organization for the NLM-sponsored biomedical informatics course. The NLM Biomedical Informatics Course, now entering its 22nd year, offers participants a week-long immersive experience in biomedical informatics taught by experts in the field. The course was previously held at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, MA, with Cathy Norton, MLS, as the MBL principal investigator. NLM plans to take the skills shaped over the past two decades at MBL to its new colleagues at GRU.
The first course organized at Georgia Regents University will be held September 14-20, 2014, and subsequently each fall and spring through 2018. The course will be held at a conference center in Young Harris, GA, frequently used by Georgia Regents University, at no cost to participants.
Application to the course is open to all, but space is limited. Preference will be given to American applicants who demonstrate, through a brief application letter, that they have the significant need for an understanding of the informatics solutions that are available to address their biomedical research, practice and education challenges and that, through their official position, they are significant “change agents” who can influence the adoption of best practices in their own environment and expand the influence of the course to others through teaching or by example.
Application information can be found at: http://www.gru.edu/library/greenblatt/services/biomedical-informatics-fall-2014.php
Application Deadline: July 7, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT.
The course, co-directed by James J. Cimino, MD, Chief, Laboratory for Informatics Development at the National Library of Medicine and the NIH Clinical Center, and NLM Director Donald Lindberg, MD, will guide participants through topics including biomedical informatics methods, clinical informatics, big data and imaging, genomics, consumer health informatics, mathematical modeling, and telemedicine and telehealth.
The co-principal investigators from GRU are Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, PhD, Professor and Director of Libraries, and Kathy J. Davies, MLS, Chair, Research and Education Services, Robert B. Greenblatt, MD Library.
GRU is one of four public comprehensive research institutions in the state of Georgia, home to the Medical College of Georgia and the state’s sole dental college. The University traces its roots to 1828, and in its present-day incarnation boasts nine colleges and schools with nearly 10,000 students.
Since its founding in 1836, the National Library of Medicine<http://www.nlm.nih.gov/> has played a pivotal role in translating biomedical research into practice. NLM is the world’s largest medical library, with nearly 22 million items in its collection. A leader in information innovation, it is the developer of electronic information services used by scientists, health professionals and the public around the world.
Please contact Dr. Brenda Seago or Kathy Davies if you have any questions.
The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce that beginning June 2, 2014, we will add new and updated citations to PubMed seven days a week: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/mj14/mj14_daily_medline_pubmed_updates.html