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Institute of Medicine Study: Improving Diagnosis in Health Care

Monday, September 28th, 2015

From BHIC blog:

The report, called “Improving Diagnosis in Health Care,” asserts that diagnostic errors occur daily in every health care setting nationwide, yet they have never been adequately studied. No one knows how many people suffer from misdiagnoses or delays that affect their care. “Most people will experience at least one diagnostic error during their lifetime, sometimes with devastating consequences.” Read more in U.S. News & World Report: /ch

DOCLINE Users: EFTS Announces Temporary Payment Procedure

Monday, September 28th, 2015

For those DOCLINE users who are  EFTS members you are urged to subscribe to the EFTS-L Listserv  for the latest updates from the EFTS office.

Here’s an important message from the listserv if you missed it:

The EFTS office will be operating with reduced staffing October 13 through October 28.

All payments (via check or credit card) received during this period will be posted to accounts PRIOR TO the ‘month close’ on November 2nd.

During this period, October 13th-28th, questions or concerns requiring immediate attention should be directed to:


Jackie Lewis, EFTS Program Manager


866-561-5045 toll free

860-679-2941 direct



Walking Playlist from the Surgeon General

Friday, September 25th, 2015

The Surgeon General’s has issued a call to action to promote walking and walkable communities–it’s called Step It Up!  The Step It Up! web site has a number of resources to encourage walking including a playlist that can be downloaded. Libraries can make the playlist available for the walkers in their communities. The web site also provides recommendations to increase walkable communities everywhere. /ch

What did the NN/LM MCR Do Last Year?

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

How many members helped us out in our activities? How many classes did the NN/LM MCR Coordinators teach? What was our impact on the region for the 2014-2015 contract year? Answers to these questions and others that address what the NN/LM MCR did last year can be found on our web site in our annual report.  We welcome comments and questions. /ch

Congratulations to SLU!

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Saint Louis University Institute for Biosecurity and the School of Medicine Medical Library have been funded by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) as one of three Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Projects for 2015-2016. The Institute and the Library are collaborating with four emergency management agencies across Missouri to increase awareness and knowledge of NLM information resources among emergency responders and reference librarians through a train-the-trainer format. This project will expand the role of Missouri reference librarians by partnering with local emergency responders and will increase the capacity of Missouri emergency managers, disaster planners, public health professionals, and reference libraries to access accurate and evidence-based information on disaster topics.

Also partnering in the project are:

  • St. Louis Area Regional Response System (STARRS)
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Council for Emergency Response (MARCER)
  • Boone County Department of Emergency Management
  • Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA)

The additional two projects that were funded are the City of Portland, Public Health District and the University of Washington Health Sciences Library. Click here for further information about these and previous years’ projects.


NLM’s New Wonderful Works on Horses

Monday, September 21st, 2015

The National Library of Medicine has acquired two books on horses for the History of Medicine collection. The first, Il Cavallo da Maneggio, was printed in 1650 in Vienna, Austria. It discusses training of horses, horsemanship, and horse illnesses. The second, A General System of Horsemanship, was printed in 1743 in London, England. It discusses the care of horses and equestrian equipment, and diseases and disorders of horses. For more information and a glimpse at some of the images from these volumes, visit the Circulating Now blog:   /cm

Enroll now! MLA CE or CHIS certification approved online class

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Looking for Medical Library Association CE, or interested in getting Level I or II Consumer Health Information Specialization CE in the comfort of your own home, workplace, or favorite coffeehouse? We’ve got you covered with an 8 credit hour CE online course on complementary and alternative medicine. Read on for the details:


Will Duct Tape Cure My Warts? Examining Complementary and Alternative Medicine

This 8 credit hour CE course will introduce basic concepts in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), issues about research into CAM therapies, evaluating CAM information, recommended websites, and researching evidence about CAM therapies.


Dana Abbey, MLS, NN/LM MCR

Adela Justice, MSLS, NN/LM SCR


This course is self-paced; there are no set class hours for you to attend. The course is divided into 6 weekly units, beginning October 26, 2015 and ending December 4, 2015. Time commitment: plan on an average of 30 to 90 minutes per week.


This course has been certified for 8 contact hours of Medical Library Association (MLA) CE credit. If you are taking this course for MLA CE, there are specific requirements to satisfy the 8-hour instruction requirement. This course is also approved for Level I or Level II CHIS – the Consumer Health Information Specialization from MLA. Learn more about the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) program.

REGISTRATION: Space is limited, so register soon.

COST: No charge.

QUESTIONS: Contact Dana ( or Adela (

Education – Recording Available – September Breezing Along with the RML

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Wednesday September 16, 2015 – Breezing Along with the RML
View the archived recording at:

  1. InfoButtons
    Betsy Kelly demonstrated Infobuttons – what they are, how they work, what the librarian’s role is for integrating information resources into the EHR
  2. EFTS and LoansomeDoc Results
    Jim Honour shared the results of two questionnaires, sent earlier this year, to MCR institutions using DOCLINE but not participating in the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS) or not providing Loansome Doc services to unaffiliated health professionals. He discussed reasons found for non-participation and conclusions from the results.

EDUCATION – October Breezing and Discover Sessions

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Breezing Along with the RML
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 – 10 MT/11 CT
Join us at:

Packing Your Digital Go-Bag: Essential Disaster Health Information on Your Mobile Device

There are many mobile resources and apps available to assist responders, public health professionals and others in the disaster and preparedness workforce with information needs before and during emergencies and disasters. However, loading these resources on a mobile device just prior to or during a disaster may be too late. Finding and evaluating the best tools and resources takes time, as does learning how to use them effectively and quickly.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has developed a suite of widely-used resources for mobile devices such as WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) and has evaluated and made accessible on their Web site many other mobile apps and other information resources that are useful in emergency and disaster situations. In this webinar, representatives from NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center 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.

Sit in on this webinar to learn about the resources you can include in a digital go-bag and how you can help the disaster workforce build theirs.

Discover NLM and More – Community Health Map
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 – 1 MT/ 2 CT
Join us at:

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. One Medical Library Association Continuing Education (MLA CE) credit is available for each Discover class. To receive the credit, those viewing the live session or the recording, must complete within three weeks of the original event, 1) the evaluation for the class, and 2) the personal information. Questions to

NIH News in Health – September Issue

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Check out the September issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. If you manage a website or blog, NIH has a new way for you to get trusted, up-to-date health information added directly to your site. It’s called “content syndication,” and it’s an easy way to share high-quality articles, including NIH News in Health stories. Read more about NIH content syndication.

Better Nutrition Every Day How to Make Healthier Food Choices
When it comes to deciding what to eat and feed our families, it can be easier than you might think to make smart, healthy choices. It just takes a bit of planning.

Thinking About Your Thyroid Get to Know This Small but Mighty Gland
Thyroid trouble can cause a range of seemingly unrelated problems, including drastic changes to your weight, energy, digestion, or mood. Learn to recognize possible signs of thyroid disorder, so you can get treatment if needed.