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Google Flu Trends: The Limits of Big Data

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Two recent research papers, examining Google Flu Trends, offer a critique of big-data analysis.:  http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/28/google-flu-trends-the-limits-of-big-data/

A Customizable Presentation: United States Public Health 101

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Have you ever tried to explain public health to your family and friends? Do you want a quick refresher on public health’s core functions and essential services? CDC’s State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Public Health Professionals Gateway offers a customizable PowerPoint presentation that individuals and organizations may tailor for their own informational and educational purposes. Download the United States Public Health 101 presentation and teach others about public health basics.

http://www.cdc.gov/stltpublichealth/docs/usph101.pptx

 

U.S. Calls on Hospitals to Hone Disaster Plans

Friday, March 21st, 2014

“HHS officials are calling for sweeping new requirements for the nation’s health care providers that would ensure that all facilities—from large hospitals to home health agencies—are prepared to act in the event of a disaster, the New York Times’ Sheri Fink reports.”

Citing Urgent Need, U.S. Calls on Hospitals to Hone Disaster Plans. NY Times March 11

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/12/us/us-citing-urgent-need-calls-on-hospitals-to-improve-disaster-plans.html

Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers:  A Proposed Rule by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on 12/27/2013

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/12/27/2013-30724/medicare-and-medicaid-programs-emergency-preparedness-requirements-for-medicare-and-medicaid

Measuring the Impact of Research Symposium

Friday, March 21st, 2014

How is research impact measured? How does an institution demonstrate the value of research? And what is the role of universities in facilitating research and economic development?

To address these questions, the Health Science and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and Elsevier Publishing are hosting a half-day symposium, Research Impact: A Discussion from Institutional, Economic, and Researcher Perspectives. The event will bring together stakeholders for a rich discussion about the impact of research. Representatives from UMB, other research institutions, funding agencies, economic development organizations, and Elsevier will examine the evolving expectations, solutions, and best practices in evaluating research impact.

The symposium will be held at the SMC Campus Center, Elm Ballroom, on Monday, March 31st, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. To register and to see a complete list of speakers, view the program online.

Public Health and Disaster Management Resources from NLM

Friday, March 21st, 2014

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region  is offering a webinar next week that is open to anyone (not just New Englanders).

Public Health and Disaster Management Resources from the National Library of Medicine – Health Care Workforce COI

The Healthcare Workforce Community of Interest is offering a webinar next week. Please see the details below:

REGISTER HERE: http://nnlm.gov/ner/training/register.html?schedule_id=2807

TITLE: Public Health and Disaster Management Resources from the National Library of Medicine – Health Care Workforce COI

DATE: Tuesday, March 25, 2014.  2:00-3:00. Online.

INSTRUCTORS: Hathy Simpson, MPH, Public Health Information Specialist, National Network of Libraries of Medicine/New England Region

Meredith Solomon, MLS.  Education and Outreach Coordinator.  National Network of Libraries of Medicine/New England Region

DESCRIPTION:  This webinar, hosted by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region’s Healthcare Workforce Community of Interest, will be an overview of some lesser-known but equally valuable information resources maintained by the National Library of Medicine.  Hathy Simpson, Public Health Information Specialist, will discuss public health resources including the public health portal, PHPartners.org, and Healthy People 2020 Structured Evidence Queries (pre-formulated searches of PubMed). Meredith Solomon, Education and Outreach Coordinator, will present on the tools and resources available from the Disaster Information Management Research Center.  These include web-based programs and portable apps designed for first responders and other medical personnel responding to biohazard emergencies.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region blog.

For additional information, please contact Stephanie Friree, Stephanie.Friree@umassmed.edu.

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.

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.

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

What do you need to join these conferences?

• A computer (with Flash installed)
• A telephone
How do I connect?
Go to this URL: http://webmeeting.nih.gov/beyondthesea
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Follow the instructions in the meeting room to have Adobe Connect call your phone or call 1-800-605-5167 and enter the participant code 816440 when prompted.