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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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Systematic Reviews on the Schuylkill

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Registration is now open for this year’s MLA-Philadelphia Chapter one day combined annual business meeting and continuing education event, Systematic Reviews on the Schuylkill on April 24, 2014.

Keynote speaker Craig A. Umscheid, M.D., M.S.C.E, speech will be “Leveraging the Library to Improve Evidence-Based Practice Across an Academic Healthcare System.” Dr. Umscheid is the Director of the Center for Evidence-based Practice, Penn Medicine.

This will be followed by an update from current MLA President Dixie Jones, MLS, and time to meet with vendors, the chapter annual business meeting and lunch, and the continuing education event in the afternoon.

Susan Fowler, M.L.I.S , will present the free continuing education session, Introduction to Systematic Reviews for Librarians. Ms. Fowler is Clinical Librarian and Coordinator of Systematic Reviews at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

This program has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00003-C with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System.

For more information and to register go to: http://mlaphil.wildapricot.org

Introduction to Altmetrics for Medical and Special Librarians (Boost Box session)

Friday, March 7th, 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:       Linda Galloway, Biology, Chemistry and Forensic Sciences Librarian / Syracuse University Libraries, Syracuse, NY

Date / Time:  Tuesday, March 11, 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Where:             Online / No Registration Required

Summary:  Altmetrics (or alternative citation metrics) provide new ways to track scholarly influence across a wide range of media and platforms.  Join our webinar to learn altmetric fundamentals, get some tips on connecting your users with altmetrics, and receive a quick update on the newest published research in this field. Awareness of altmetric tools, and the ways in which they can be used to measure scholarship and broader impact, will position information professionals at the forefront of this exciting new era in knowledge dissemination and assessment.

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PubMed Health (Focus on NLM Resources session)

Friday, March 7th, 2014

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

Presenter:       Hilda Bastian, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), NLM

Date / Time:  Tuesday, March 18, 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Where:             Online / No Registration Required

Summary:  Hilda has been the editor responsible for PubMed Health at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), NLM since 2011. Previously, she headed the Health Information Department at the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) (2004-2011). Hilda first became involved in health as a health consumer advocate in the 1980s, serving as Chairperson of the Consumers’ Health Forum of Australia (1997-2001). She has been participating in and communicating the results of systematic reviews since the early 1990s, when she helped establish the Cochrane Collaboration.

Free Online Tools for Librarians (TechTime session)

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Presenter:       Tiffany Tawzer, Technology Coordinator, NN/LM Greater Midwest Region (GMR)

Date / Time:  Tuesday, March 25, 2014 / 11 am – Noon (ET)

Where:             Online / No Registration Required

Summary:  Want to do more with less? Discover new programs for image editing, infographics, presentations, and other cool services. Tiffany will talk about a wide range of free, web-based programs that can be used instead of, or in addition to, expensive desktop-based software, all without the need to download or install anything to your computer.

Network Members to Be Congratulated!

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Winners of MLA’s Ida and George Eliot Prize—many are from our network:

  • Joanne Gard Marshall, AHIP, FMLA, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
  • Julia Sollenberger, AHIP, FMLA, Medical Center Libraries and Technologies, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
  • Sharon Easterby-Gannett, AHIP, Medical Libraries, Lewis B. Flinn Medical Library, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE
  • Lynn Kasner Morgan, Upper Montclair, NJ; Mary Lou Klem, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Susan K. Cavanaugh, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) Camden Campus Library, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
  • Kathleen Burr Oliver, Chevy Chase, MD
  • Cheryl A. Thompson, Howard W. Odum Institute for Social Science, University of North Carolina−Chapel Hill
  • Neil Romanosky, NYU Health Sciences Libraries, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York University−New York, NY
  • Sue Hunter, Birnbaum Library, Pace University, New York, NY

Network Members are Now Published Authors!

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Claire B. Joseph, Jules Redish Memorial Medical Library, South Nassau Communities Hospital

Helen-Ann Brown Epstein, Medical Library, Weill Cornell Medical College

Proving Your Worth / Adding to Your Value, Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 14:1, 69-79:  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15323269.2014.860842#.Uxo5JIUz28A

Missy Harvey, NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region

Michael G. Harvey

Privacy and Security Issues for Mobile Health Platforms, Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technologyhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/asi.23066/abstract

Health IT Literature Review Report and Interactive Data Visualization on the Health IT Dashboard

Friday, March 7th, 2014

ONC recently updated its Health IT Dashboard with the results of a comprehensive literature of the impacts of health IT titled: Health Information Technology: An Updated Systematic Review with a Focus on Meaningful Use Functionalities. The literature review updates previous systematic reviews with the new peer review literature published during the 2010 to 2013 time frame.

The literature review results include findings that the majority of new studies indicate that health IT enabled significant gains in health care quality, but efficiency and safety were still the subjects of relatively little research. In addition, this report has a complementary interactive data visualization that allows users to see the value of health IT across these outcomes. The report and data visualization are just one of many examples of what ONC has been doing to show the value of health IT and make data come alive.

Download the full report [PDF — 2.2 MB] from HealthIT.gov, or dig deeper into the literature with ONC’s interactive data visualization. With the data visualization you can:

  • Read about the effect of health IT on outcomes
  • Use a clickable interactive tree map that shows what Meaningful Use health IT functionalities have positive or negative impacts on healthcare outcomes.
  • Browse through a sortable and interactive table of 236 new health IT studies to explore what the new research evidence shows regarding the relationship between health IT and quality, safety, and efficiency.

http://dashboard.healthit.gov

Getty to Let Bloggers and Others Use Photos Free

Friday, March 7th, 2014

The photo agency has decided to allow noncommercial websites and social media users to publish its images at no cost using an “embedding” tool:  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/07/business/media/getty-to-let-bloggers-and-others-use-photos-free.html

Head of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine is Retiring

Friday, February 28th, 2014

NN/LM MAR is saying goodbye to our friend and leader, Dr. Angela Ruffin, as she retires:  http://nnlm.gov/mar/newsletter/2014/02/saying-goodbye-as-angela-ruffin-retires/