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Archive for May, 2012

What you missed on @nnlmmcr (MCR on Twitter): May 01-28, 2012

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

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May 25, 2012

One can lower their risk of heart attack by using the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes(TLC) guide by the NHLBI ow.ly/b9r2A

May 24, 2012

6 reasons docs need to be on social media – To show what’s going on behind the scenes, raise patient empathy for doc ow.ly/b7EPn

Tablet usage by docs jump – Key findings – more screens more online use, iPad king, online videos use way up. ow.ly/b7FDk

Practicing with Health 2.0 – Its like the wild wild west out there where laws have yet to catch up. ow.ly/b7HiS

Control your iPad/iPhone with your eyes? Yes, according to this year’s winner of the European eHealth challenge ow.ly/b7GLL

Dept of Homeland Security’s top 10 mobile app security and privacy rules ow.ly/b7Gce

Who do patients trust more – Online Health Info vs. Insurer/Health Plan Health Info? Online Health Info Wins. ow.ly/b7EfL

May 21, 2012

Latest RWJ report on HIT and EMR adoption shows slow going. Hospital adoption up 18% over last year. ow.ly/aXHdO

May 18, 2012

RT @ NLM Caregiver Info FDA Issues #MultipleSclerosis Drug Alert on Gilenya (fingolimod) ow.ly/aXHk7

May 17, 2012

10 strange but used ICD-10 codes…W6133XA – being pecked by chicken or W5541XA – being bitten by pig ow.ly/aK4vT

I.T.’s Role in Rescuing Academic Medical Centers. Slideshow with links to full report. Nice mention of UMKC efforts ow.ly/aR17R

Tips to keep patients engaged with Facebook pages – controversy, story, and employees as advocates are big ow.ly/aR4Le

Are you getting your share of EHR incentive cash? Study shows $20B/yr goes to waste. Maybe $ isn’t the right incentive? ow.ly/aTLVC

RWJF – Its time to engage patients in their health via EHR Stage 2 criteria. This could change U.S. health long term ow.ly/aTnM1

May 15, 2012   

IHI open school case study on physicians locking on a diagnosis too early. Read the case study at ow.ly/aVjYP and comment. Do…

May 11, 2012

Five Ways Faulty Health IT Implementation Can Hurt Patient Care ow.ly/aQPsy

Clinical and translational research strives to transform laboratory discoveries into new therapies for patients. ow.ly/aPH5I

May 10, 11:20am   

Surprise? Higher prices & greater use of tech. appear to be main factors driving high US rates of healthcare spending. ow.ly/aGk6r

What do those terms & acronyms mean? Reuters published Vocabulary of Healthcare Reform ow.ly/aHQBE PDF Report ow.ly/aHQfM

Managing population health requires new skill sets, new infrastructures and automation, according to iHT2. ow.ly/aGjH1

Osterman Research has boiled long list down to to 6 reasons to manage and archive your social media – ow.ly/aK4hV

May 09, 2012

Spanish-language videonovela on type 2 diabetes management ow.ly/aNRSS

Bringing “medical grade” security to hospital WiFi ow.ly/aNR8n

May 07, 2012

EHR Vendors Ask For Meaningful Use Reporting Changes ow.ly/aL94T

May is Older Americans Month! Retweet us or tweet @ w/ #OAM2012 and we’ll send you a FREE Go4Life DVD and Book! #free #Go4Life

May 04, 4:05pm   

Rural Assistance Ctr. has Health Information Technology Toolkit with Federal resources for rural healthcare providers ow.ly/aIirb

May 03, 9:09am   

Save the Date May 15, 2012 12PM Central Time: Free NRHA Webinar on “How to Introduce and Manage Organizational Change” ow.ly/aG5SF

Wolters Kluwer Survey: 71% of US nurses use smartphones. Biggest wishlist item? LWW’s Nursing 2013 Drug Handbook app ow.ly/aCVIk

DC VA to launch EHR app for ~1000 clinicians using iPhone/iPad this summer. Time savings & moral boosting is expected. ow.ly/aCVeE

NeHC University webinar today (May 3, 2012)! Keeping EHRs Error-Free: The Value of Patient Engagement ow.ly/aFW7d

Have questions about HL&? Here are 8 common questions and their answers. ow.ly/aBl9W

Non-U.S. providers / social media early adopters have improved communications, information sharing & clinical outcomes ow.ly/aBkrp

May 01, 8:59am   

Telemonitored patients show no drop in readmissions and ED visits ow.ly/aD2ih

May is Older Americans Month! Check out the website! ow.ly/axv3z and help spread the word that you’re never too old to play.

AIDS Info Project Funding Available from NLM

Friday, May 25th, 2012

The National Library of Medicine is accepting proposals for its HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project 2012. Deadline for proposals is soon, June 20, 2012. NLM will fund projects that addresses one or more of these aspects of improving information to the HIV/AIDS community: information retrieval, skills development, and resource development. Projects will be funded for 1 year for up to $40,000. Agencies eligible to apply include libraries, community based organizations, public health agencies, faith-based organizations, consortia of these organizations.

Coordinators from the NN/LM MidContinental Region are available to consult and review your proposal before submission. (http://nnlm.gov/mcr/about/staff.html)  For  instructions on applying and a full description of what NLM will fund go to http://www.sis.nlm.nih.gov/outreach/2012aciop.html.  /ch

Public Access Petition: Deadline June 19, 2012

Friday, May 25th, 2012

There is an important Public  Access Petition to the White House that is recruiting signatures for the next month. This petition calls for public access to all federally funded research, not just research funded by NIH.  If the petition garners 25,000 signatures within 30 days (by June 19, 2012), it will be reviewed by White House staff and considered for action. Already over 17,000 people have signed. To support this effort, go to http://access2research.org/Petition

You will need to create an account with the White House, but this is very easy to do. This is necessary to confirm that your email address is legitimate (like checking an address for a paper petition) and you will not be signed up to get emails, etc. /ch

ADVOCATE FOR LIBRARIES! SHARE YOUR DATA!

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Libraries are facing with staff reductions and budget decreases. Librarians are responding by looking for ways to demonstrate their value and the value their libraries contribute to their parent organization.

 

We are continuing to collect data from librarians so that we can show the aggregate value of health sciences libraries – by region, by state, by library type, by service. Enter your library statistics using the Library Value Calculator on the NN/LM MidContinental Region website (http://nnlm.gov/mcr/evaluation/calculator.html), then click the Submit Data button. Your library location (state only), library type, budget, timeframe, and the value of your library services and benefits will be added to the database.

 

We will not receive any personal information in the submission and we will not include in the database your name, email address or feedback, if sent. We are eager include your data and to hear your thoughts about the calculator and how you have or will use it.
Data received to date suggests that the ratio of the benefits users receive to the costs expended by the library average $4.69:$1. This reflects information from 75 libraries in 31 states.

 

If you have ANY questions or encounter problems using the calculator please contact us or use the feedback form on the calculator website. We will be happy to work with you on the process of identifying and entering your data in the calculator.  For help, contact Betsy Kelly (kellyb@wusm.wustl.edu) or Barb Jones (jonesbarb@health.missouri.edu).  (bbj)

 

Two recordings to view – in case you missed them…

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
  • May 9 – Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Women’s Health :  http://ow.ly/aPHWg
  • May 16 – Breezing Along with the RML – MedlinePlus Connect and Social Media in Medical Libraries:   http://ow.ly/aXrQv

 

EDUCATION: Breezing Along with the RML -Wed. May 16, 2012 -10:00 Mountain Time, 11:00 Central Time

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Updates from : 1) Dana Abbey, Health Literacy and Colorado Coordinator – MedlinePlus Connect and  2)  Rachel Vukas -  Kansas and Technology Coordinator - Implementing Social Media in the Medical Library: Tips, Guidlines and a Review of the MCR experience.

URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr/ Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone, Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided a few minutes before the hour. Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

Get Your Strategic Plan Back On Track When It Goes Off the Rails

Friday, May 11th, 2012
Strategic planning is a useful process for identifying goals and aligning resources for the good of our libraries and the agencies they serve. But what happens when the plan stalls, is ignored, or fails to launch in the first place? What can fix a broken strategic plan? The good news is that project management principles can help identify what needs to be done, and how. This webinar will cover: what successful strategic plans have in common, symptoms of problems, how to know if your workplace is actually ready for executing a strategic plan, steps for revising and resurrecting a stalled plan, when to abandon a plan, and when and how to start again.
Event Organizer: Celeste Smith (Director of Education at American Association of Law Libraries)
May 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
This event requires registration: http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Education/webinars  (bbj)

Have you set your preferences for the new RML mailing list?

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Time is running short!

The NN/LM MCR will shortly complete the transition to our all new mailing list – We won’t be sending email to the MCMLA mailing list.

We’ll be sending out targeted emails to various interest groups.

Take a moment to choose your preferences – so that you’ll receive all the news and information that you’re interested in. Click Here

May NIH News in Health

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Check out the May issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this edition:

The Sorrow of Suicide

Awareness and Action Can Help Save a Life

Suicide is tragic. It cuts a life short and devastates the family, friends and loved ones left behind. Only 2 decades ago, little was known about the biology of suicide. Today scientists are uncovering new clues to help those at risk for suicidal thoughts and actions.

Read more about suicide.

Summer Swimtime

Staying Healthy at the Pool and Beach

Summer is a great time to have fun in the water. But recreational waters—including swimming pools, lakes and oceans—can sometimes get contaminated with bacteria and viruses. Learn how to stay safe and healthy..

Read more about water safety.

Health Capsules:

Click here to download a PDF version for printing.

Visit our Facebook wall to suggest topics you’d like us to cover, or start a discussion about how you use the newsletter. We want to hear what you think!

EDUCATION: Breezing Along with the RML -Wed. May 16, 2012 -10:00 Mountain Time, 11:00 Central Time

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Updates from : 1) Dana Abbey, Health Literacy and Colorado Coordinator – MedlinePlus Connect and  2)  Rachel Vukas -  Kansas and Technology Coordinator - Implementing Social Media in the Medical Library: Tips, Guidlines and a Review of the MCR experience.

URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr/ Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone, Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided a few minutes before the hour. Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)