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Archive for October, 2013

Affordable Care Act and Libraries (noon-1:30pm MT / 1-2:30pm CT)

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Attention Network members

Utah Librarians have been invited to learn more about the Affordable Care Act and what Utah libraries are doing to support their uninsured patrons.

We would like to extend this invitation to you as well.

More details (and below) and register here:

https://ulaaca.eventbrite.com/?ref=ebapi

What is the Affordable Care Act (ACA)?

Get an in-depth look at how the ACA impacts Utah in 2014 and beyond. Topics Discussed:

How does ACA affect families and jobs in my community?
How do people sign up or see if they qualify?
How will Utah’s insurance marketplace work?
What national resources are available for libraries to help?
What can Eccles Health Sciences Library offer to help with ACA?
What are Utah libraries already doing?

Location: Online
November 20, 2013 (12-1:30PM MT / 1-2:30PM CT)

Presenters: Jason Stevenson, Utah Health Policy Project; Colleen Eggett, USL; Susan Hamada, Salt Lake County Library; Eccles Health Sciences Library staff; Kathryn Pudlock, Weber County Library

Sponsors: Utah Library Association; Utah State Library; Eccles Health Sciences Library

Series: ULA Lunch Hour Librarianship

To join the meeting directly: http://stateofutah.adobeconnect.com/usltraining/

If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before, set up your computer: http://stateofutah.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

Contact John Bramble for more information john.bramble@utah.edu

Stuck on a topic….read a book….online

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Try this one:  Business Cases for Info Pros.   Find it, as part of the NN/LM MCR collection of more than 100 technology and management e-books available online:  http://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/ (mm)

EDUCATION: Upcoming dates for Breezing and Spotlight! sessions….

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Upcoming dates  for Breezing and Spotlight! sessions….

  • November 6 – 1:00 MT/2:00 CT  Spotlight! – NLM and K-12 Resources-Learn about NLM resources that can be used with any K-12 group.  In addition to learning about the resources and how to use them, we’ll explore how to find lesson plans and activity sheets.  You don’t want to miss seeing a talking cat or getting this free CE credit! – Presented by Monica Rogers
  • November 20 – 10:00 MT/ 11:00 CT – Breezing Along with the RML –  Library Facilities in Transition – a panel discussion
  • December 18  – 10:00 MT/ 11:00 CT – Breezing Along with the RML – Data Accuracy in Journals

NOTE URL https://utahntc.adobeconnect.com/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 and the session will be recorded.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

 

EDUCATION: Upcoming dates to save for Breezing and Spotlight! sessions….

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Upcoming dates to save for Breezing and Spotlight! sessions….

  • November 6 – 1:00 MT/2:00 CT  Spotlight! – NLM and K-12 Resources
  • November 20 – 10:00 MT/ 11:00 CT – Breezing Along with the RML –  Library Facilities in Transition – a panel discussion
  • December 18  – 10:00 MT/ 11:00 CT – Breezing Along with the RML – Data Accuracy in Journals

NOTE URL https://utahntc.adobeconnect.com/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 and the session will be recorded.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

 

FUNDING: EFTS Award for DOCLINE Users- Deadline to Apply is October 31st

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

The MidContinental Region (MCR) is offering $150 in start-up funding for  the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS) to each MCR library using DOCLINE but not currently participating in the EFTS program.  EFTS is used by health sciences libraries, and other DOCLINE users,  for processing payment of inter-library loan transactions.   Benefits include reduced costs,  minimizes human error, reduced paperwork and  increases efficiency.  More information on the program is here.

Any MCR DOCLINE library, but EFTS non-participant is eligible to apply.  Deadline for submitting an application is October 31, 2013. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until funds are no longer available, or until the deadline date.

For more information about the award requirements and how to apply : http://nnlm.gov/mcr/funding/#A3

Congratulations! The OJ Cloughly Alumni Library at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy is the latest recipient of the award!

Questions? Please Contact Jim Honour

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Improving Patient Engagement with Electronic Health Records

Friday, October 25th, 2013

One of the benefits of the meaningful use of EHRs is patient empowerment, enabling patients to take a more active role in their health care.  In turn, EHR vendors are currently developing more tools and avenues for patient engagement.  Epic President, Carl Dvorak, described some ideas they are developing for “MyChart,” Epic’s patient facing app, at the recent Partners Healthcare Connected Health Symposium. /rv

If you missed it….Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Resources for Community Colleges

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

If you missed the Oct. 23 Spotlight! session – Resources for Community Colleges, it is now available at: http://ow.ly/q71vF  (mm)

PubMed Relevance Sort

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

PubMed now has a new relevance sort option. The relevance sort order for search results is based on an algorithm that analyzes each PubMed citation that includes the search terms. For each search query, “weight” is calculated for citations depending on how many search terms are found and in which fields they are found. In addition, recently-published articles are given a somewhat higher weight for sorting. The NLM Technical Bulletin has more information on this new feature. /da

PubMed Commons: Post Peer Review System from NCBI

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

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The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) has released PubMed Commons, currently in pilot phase, which is a new system that enables researchers to share their opinions about scientific publications indexed in the PubMed database. This is intended to be a forum for open and constructive criticism and discussion of scientific issues. Find out more about the project and how to participate. /da

New Deadline for Biomedical Training Course Site

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

NLM has posted a request for proposals to select a host institution for the NLM Biomedical Informatics Training Course.  Please see the Request for Proposals for details.  The deadline has been extended to October 31, 2013. /ch