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Archive for April, 2013

EDUCATION: Electronic Health Records, Meaningful Use, and MedlinePlus Connect – Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Wed. April 24

Thursday, April 18th, 2013
Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Wed. April 24, 2013 -1:00MT/2:00 CT
Taking the one-hour class and completing the exercises and class evaluation makes you eligible to receive 1 Medical Library Association Continuing Education credit. This online training is FREE.
  • What’s the difference between an EHR, EMR, and PHR?  How does MedlinePlus Connect support meaningful use?  What does it all mean to health sciences librarians?  If you need answers to these questions, then plan to attend our Spotlight Session on “EHRs, Meaningful Use, and MedlinePlus Connect,” presented by Rachel Vukas

URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2/ 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.  Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

Webinar: Digital Memories: preserving personal digital photos, documents, and videos. 4-23-2013

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

The National Network Office at the National Library of Medicine is sponsoring a one-hour webinar for NN/LM members.  A panel of NLM staff will discuss how to preserve personal digital photos, documents, videos, and review storage, and conversion options to celebrate Preservation Week 2013. To view the webinar click here  or paste this URL into your browser   https://webmeeting.nih.gov/preservationweek2013/ . The webinar will be broadcast on  April 23, 2013 from 1-2 MT, 2-3 CT.  /ch

 

Consumer Health Information Services Survey

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Take part in the Consumer Health Information Services Survey (CHISS). Researchers from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA are conducting a 15-20 minute survey to identify consumer health information services. The researchers hope to receive responses from public libraries, academic institutions, hospitals and not-for-profit organizations involved in consumer health information services. The goal is to identify what services are currently offered, who is offering them and how often. The data may be able to assist other organizations in implementing new consumer health information services. Organizations that participate will be entered for a drawing to win one of two $300 checks. After the survey period, 53 randomly chosen hospital librarians that complete the follow-up survey will receive $10 for their time and effort. This research is possible through financial support from the Hospital Libraries Section of the Medical Library Association. The survey will be open from April 15, 2013 to April 30, 2013 at 11:45 pm Pacific time. If you are willing to participate, please go to CHISS (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2012_CHISS)

Results will be submitted to the Journal of the Medical Library Association, an open access journal, for publication. /ch

A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI – A New Education Initiative

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Next week NCBI will premiere A Librarian’s Guide to NCBIa new course aimed at teaching health science librarians about NCBI resources. The course is sponsored by the NCBI, the National Library of Medicine (NLM), and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s NLM Training Center (NNLM/NTC) at the University of Utah. The initial offering of this course will be held from April 15-19, 2013. The goal is to “train the trainers” who will implement new and enhance existing bioinformatics education and support services at their home institutions. For more information click here. /da

Recording available “Catch the Highlights” – Professional Development Award winners sharing back…

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
  • Ben Harnke and Alissa Fial  – E-Science Conference
  • Sheryl Williams – Disaster Communication Summit

This session was held on April 10, 2013.   URL:  http://ow.ly/jWCWZ 

Free Webinar on 4/25/13: “Packing Your Digital Go-Bag!”

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

NLM’s Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) will provide a special webinar on Thursday, April 25, 2013, 11:30 am MT, 12:30 pm CT, “Packing Your Digital Go-Bag: Essential Disaster Health Information on Your Mobile Device.” In this webinar, representatives from NLM will identify and discuss key resources that responders and disaster/emergency preparedness professionals should load on their mobile devices as part of their preparedness activities. No advance registration is necessary. This session will be recorded and posted at on the DIMRC web site  (http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html)a few days after the meeting.

Click here to connect to the webinar or copy this URL into your browser ( https://webmeeting.nih.gov/gobag ), then enter your name in the guest box and click “Enter Room.”  A pop-up box should appear asking for your phone number. Enter your phone number and the system will call you. If you cannot use the call-back feature, the dial-in information is:

  • Dial-In:  1-888-757-2790
  • Pass-Code: 745907

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FDA Seeking Data Mining Tool for MEDLINE

Monday, April 8th, 2013

The FDA issued a statement of work last week for an interesting pilot project. It is looking for software that can mine MEDLINE to identify drug-adverse-events. The output is required to be displayed in a format to easily identify trends or patterns for specific drugs and across drug classes and to understand the safety profile for a drug. /ch

EDUCATION: Highlights of EScience Conference and Disaster Communication Summit – April 10, 1:00 MT/2:00CT

Monday, April 8th, 2013

“Catch the Highlights” – Professional Development Award winners will be “sharing back” information on conferences attended:

  • Ben Harnke and Alissa Fial  – EScience Conference
  • Sheryl Williams – Disaster Communication Summit

URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2/ 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.  Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

MCR Project Highlighted in Washington Post

Monday, April 8th, 2013

The Health Literacy Advisor project funded for the McGoogan Library of Medicine is highlighted in the Washington Post article “Turning medical jargon into plain language.” For this project, the NN/LM MCR selected members for a 1 year license to Health Literacy Advisor, a software program that helps to lower the reading level of a medical document. Congrats to Jana Uryasz, who has been running the service, for being selected for the interview! /ch

 

Women’s Health Resources Dissemination Outreach Projects

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) and NLM partnered to fund a pilot program for information outreach dissemination projects to promote the NLM-ORWH Women’s Health Resources Web Portal (http://www.womenshealthresources.nlm.nih.gov)  and to support the ORWH Strategic Goals.  Congratulations to Eccles Health Sciences Library for submitting a successful  proposal. Their project, Building Awareness of Sex and Gender Differences Research, is described in their newsletter.

All projects focused on information dissemination, information access or resource development for a university/college or community agency. Each project will promote the NLM-ORWH Women’s Health Resources portal, create a library guide on sex and gender differences/research information resources at the institution, and promote “The Science of Sex and Gender in Human Health” online curriculum to students and faculty.

Additional libraries who were funded :

Arizona Health Sciences Library, University of Arizona

Earl S. Richardson Library, Morgan State University

Hardin Library for Health Sciences, University of Iowa

Health Science Center Libraries, University of Florida

Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, University of Alabama

Medical University of South Carolina Library

Oviatt Library, California State University at Northridge

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