For an unusual way to present cybersecurity information, check out this brief game for private practice physicians and their employees. The game teaches contingency planning to protect electronic health records from fire, flood, power loss, and more: http://www.healthit.gov/sites/default/files/CyberSecure_103_FINAL/
Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi?DOI=10.1002%2Fasi.23101 (subscription required)
Data collected by social media platforms have been introduced as new sources for indicators to help measure the impact of scholarly research in ways that are complementary to traditional citation analysis. Data generated from social media activities can be used to reflect broad types of impact. This article aims to provide systematic evidence about how often Twitter is used to disseminate information about journal articles in the biomedical sciences. The analysis is based on 1.4 million documents covered by both PubMed and Web of Science and published between 2010 and 2012.
The number of tweets containing links to these documents was analyzed and compared to citations to evaluate the degree to which certain journals, disciplines, and specialties were represented on Twitter and how far tweets correlate with citation impact. With less than 10% of PubMed articles mentioned on Twitter, its uptake is low in general but differs between journals and specialties. Correlations between tweets and citations are low, implying that impact metrics based on tweets are different from those based on citations. A framework using the coverage of articles and the correlation between Twitter mentions and citations is proposed to facilitate the evaluation of novel social-media-based metrics.
- Printed Objects in the Palm of Your Hand: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/24/magazine/who-made-that-3-d-printer.html
- 3D Printing and Medical Libraries: Explains new technologies used in medical libraries for printing polymers, ceramics, metals, paper, and even living tissues! It includes a list of real-world examples of 3D printing for clinical and research applications. Published in association with Nature and Scientific American http://www.scilogs.com/scientific_and_medical_libraries/3d-printing-and-medical-libraries
- Beyond 3-D Printers’ Magic, Possible Legal Wrangling: In a new paper, two law professors warn that the rise of three-dimensional printing could set off lawsuits like those seen over music file-sharing: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/24/business/beyond-3-d-printers-magic-possible-legal-wrangling.html
The National Library of Medicine’s WISER for Windows 4.5 is now available. This new version of WISER fully integrates Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM) content and updates the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) content to 2012.
Here’s a closer look at what’s new in this release:
- Full integration of CHEMM content, which includes:
- New hospital provider and preparedness planner profiles, along with a customized home screen for all WISER profiles
- Acute care guidelines for six known mass casualty agents/agent classes
- The addition of a wealth of CHEMM reference material
- CHEMM Intelligent Syndromes Tool (CHEMM-IST), a new help identify tool designed to diagnose the type of chemical exposure after a mass casualty incident
- ERG content is now updated to the 2012 release. This includes the full ERG 2012 tool.
WISER for Windows 4.5 can be downloaded directly from the WISER website.
Look for these exciting additions in the coming months:
- WebWISER 4.5, which includes CHEMM integration, ERG 2012 updates, and more
- WISER for Android 3.1, which adds Help Identify Chemical and protective distance mapping to this popular platform
The Gates Foundation just announced the recipients of their latest Grand Challenges Explorations in Global Health competition, and one of the categories was in “social good data” – http://www.grandchallenges.org/about/Newsroom/Pages/GCERound11Grants.aspx
One of the winning projects is below, and will probably be of interest to people interested in crisis mapping, social media, and information management and organization.
Gisli Olafsson of NetHope Inc. in the U.S. will work to improve humanitarian information management in emergencies, such as after a natural disaster. In a crisis, information needs to be quickly and reliably delivered to the right place at the right time.
Presenter: Missy Harvey, Technology & Communication Coordinator, NN/LM MAR
Date / Time: December 9 and 11, 2013 / 10 – 11:30 am
Summary: Audience: Health Professionals, Information Professionals
This class is intended to provide a fun, fast-paced, and informative introduction to and update on today’s hottest technology trends. Participants will be able to identify technology trends and understand how these trends will impact or can be integrated into traditional library services. (4 MLA CE).
A recently released an enhancement to MedlinePlus Connect, responses to SNOMED CT codes now include information from NLM’s Genetics Home Reference website: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/nd13/nd13_mplus_ghr.html
Meeting Name: VSAC Authoring Tool
Summary: The National Library of Medicine launched the VSAC Authoring Tool on October 31, 2013. This tool enables value set authors to create, edit, validate and publish value sets. This instructional webinar aims to introduce the VSAC Authoring Tool to value set authors and interested stakeholders.
When: Thursday, 11/21/2013 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Audio Conference Details:
Conference Number(s): 1-800-591-2259
Participant Code: 276751
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VSAC Support/QA Coordinator
National Library of Medicine, NIH
Date: November 21, 2013
More Details: http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/lunch_schedule.html
- Awardee: Diana Cunningham, Health Sciences Library, New York Medical College
Project: Better Technology for Better Reference Service
- Awardee: Kristine Delaney, Crouse Hospital, College of Nursing
Project: Mobile Device Lending Program
- Awardee: Christina Rivera, Long Island Library Resources Council (LILRC)
Project: mHealth: Exploring Mobile Health with iPads