Helen Haskell, President of Mothers Against Medical Error gives her perspective on the patient involvement in the patient safety movement in this Perspective. This commentary may provide some enlightenment and underscore the importance of quality information in the life of the patient. ( http://webmm.ahrq.gov/perspective.aspx?perspectiveID=160 ) (bbj)
Archive for June, 2014
“e-Patient Dave” is a leading advocate for engaging patients in their care and allowing patients to access their medical records. He also coauthored Let Patients Help: A Patient Engagement Handbook. He was diagnosed in 2007 with metastatic renal cell cancer. In this conversation, Dave discusses his views on the relationship with the patient in patient care and patient safety. (http://webmm.ahrq.gov/perspective.aspx?perspectiveID=159) (bbj)
Dear MCR DOCLINE Users,
Here’s some useful information, from the DOCLINE Team, about what to with your DOCLINE account while away:
Summer vacation season has arrived so we would like to remind users that you can prevent requests from routing to your library during a closure by completing the ‘Out of Office’ request form in DOCLINE (Institutions, Update, Out of Office page). Detailed instructions for use of this feature can be found at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/doc_deactivate.html.
You can set a future ‘Out of Office’ date range and request RML approval at any time. However, we do suggest you submit your request for deactivation a couple of days in advance of your departure to allow your RML time to review. Please note only one ‘Out of Office’ date range is permitted at a time; you cannot request a second deactivation period until the present period is past.
On the last day your library is active, please process as many requests as possible as ‘Filled’ or ‘Not Filled’. At the end of the day, please receipt any new requests and process all outstanding requests as ‘Not Filled’ so they will immediately route on to the next potential lender.
If you have questions, you can call your RML at 800-338-7657.You can also reach DOCLINE customer support by clicking Contact Us in DOCLINE and filling out the Ask a Question form or at https://docline.gov/docline/help/contact_nlm/help_page.cfm . Questions? Please contact Jim Honour . [jh]
The National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) Journal Donation System makes it possible for libraries to determine whether NLM need items you are discarding. The system can be used by DOCLINE and non-DOCLINE libraries to offer any title, including titles not owned by NLM.
The system can be accessed at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/journaldonation/ or by searching “Journal Donation System” on NLM’s home page. In the system, click on “Help” for detailed instructions. For additional assistance, contact NLM at (301) 496-0081 or NLMJournalDonation@mail.nlm.nih.gov.
NLM will pay shipping for needed volumes. To donate pre-1871 journal volumes to the History of Medicine Division, see http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/donate.html /da
Mission I’mPossible has been accomplished! We congratulate the game winner, Agent Kitty Serling from Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri, as our super top secret RML agent.
We’d also like to recognize the other top scoring agents: Agent Erin Wimmer, Agent Jackie Hittner, Agent Sarah Weitzel, and Agent Margaret Bandy.
The game players had to accomplish a series of library-related tasks such as writing a disaster-preparedness plan or using the library value calculator so it took some (really really fun) work to gain those points!
Agent Kitty and Agent Erin performed as such a high level, they have agreed to become Special Game Masters for the up coming game.
Watch for announcements about the new game and plan on joining us for fun and professional development.
Diagnostic Error in Medicine 7th International Conference
14-17 September 2014 │ Atlanta, Georgia │ DEM2014.org
Diagnostic error is the leading cause of medical malpractice claims in the U.S. and is estimated to cause 40,000-80,000 deaths annually. One in every ten diagnoses is wrong and one in every thousand ambulatory diagnostic encounters result in harm. Rapid changes and new developments are promising signs that reducing error in medical diagnostics is certainly on the horizon. Join like-minded professionals to learn more about this patient safety and quality care delivery issue. Register now and attend the Diagnostic Error in Medicine Conference — go to www.DEM2014.org to learn more and reserve your seat today. (bbj)
The OERC posted a link to the American Evaluation Association Online Public Library – a collection of AEA conference presentations, assessment instruments (such as rubrics and logic models) and more. Check out their post at http://goo.gl/4x9hWp or go straight to the AEA site at http://goo.gl/NR9z7f – bk
The Blue Button Initiative is a public-private partnership that seeks to give consumers easy and secure access to their health records from a variety of sources and it supports ONC’s (the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology) focus to increase the interoperability of health information. You can join this effort and support patient education by featuring the Blue Button public service announcements on your library website and promoting activities of the campaign. Link to “Launching this fall: the National Blue Button Consumer Campaign” to find the national partnership organizations, a link to the PSAs and additional details about the campaign. /rv
Breezing Along with the RML – July 16, 2014, 10:00 MT/2:00 CT
- Topic 1: History of Medicine – The Four Humors Traveling Exhibit and a Humor Collection
- Topic 2: History of Veterinary Medicine with Trent Jones from the University of Missouri – Columbia
Discover the National Library of Medicine and More – July 23, 2014, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT
- Topic: Community College Resources . Join Marty Magee, as she covers some of the requested topics from Community College librarians such as PubMed searching, searching MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) and health statistic information. Databases coverage will include: PubMed Health, Clinical Trials, and Genetics Home Reference. And for faculty and students as well, there will be Apps and Mobile Resources.
Join us at: 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. No registration required. Captioning will be provided and the session will be recorded. Questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Recording of Breezing Session of June 18: http://goo.gl/HaXi21
- Highlights of Medical Library Association annual conference from RML Staff
- NLM Request for Information – Member Input
Check out the Breezing page for other past recordings and upcoming dates for Breezing sessions: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/updates/index.html