Are you looking for information on accreditation and regulations, healthcare quality, healthcare reform, patient safety, quality,performance and process improvement? Check out Healthcare Info Sources (http://healthinfosources.com) Developed by Barbara Duffy, who has many years experience in the quality improvement world, this resource is currently freely available to all. Log in as a guest to check it out, and if you like it, create your own login. (bbj)
Archive for the ‘Community-Based Organizations’ Category
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)
Scotland has released a new health literacy policy and toolkit titled “Making it Easy: a Health Literacy Action Plan for Scotland.” You can review the policy, action plan and toolkit at http://www.knowledge.scot.nhs.uk/healthliteracy.aspx (bbj)
We’ve renamed our” Spotlight! on National Library of Medicine Resources” to…..(can you hear the drum roll?) “Discover NLM and More.” The change is being made to help us re-gear, rethink, and restructure our webinars, not just to include more and different resources, but to include you, to interact with you in these training sessions, and discover right along with you, all the wonderful resources we have at our fingertips, from the National Library of Medicine, and other webpages, that may be relevant to you.
Our “first” new session will be on Wednesday, June 25 at 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the result.”
- Wise words fromWinston Churchill, and they could not be more appropriate for this one-hour session on the ClinicalTrials.gov results database. This free public registry of clinical trials launched in 2000 with a mere 4,000 studies, and today boasts nearly 168,000. Join Dana Abbey to explore the basics of clinical trials, the purpose of registering and submitting results, and searching and interpreting results.
One MLA CE credit will be available for this class. 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 email@example.com (mm).
Upon receiving a problem code request with an ICD-10-CM code, MedlinePlus Connect returns relevant health information from MedlinePlus, Genetics Home Reference, and other reliable health resources. MedlinePlus Connect will continue to deliver targeted responses to ICD-9-CM and SNOMED CT requests as well. For more information visit the NLM Technical Bulletin. /da
New tools can help community pharmacies and outpatient settings reduce prescribing and dispensing errorsThursday, November 21st, 2013
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices has new, free tools that can help community pharmacies and outpatient settings reduce prescribing and dispensing errors. Included are consumer leaflets for medication safety, scorecards to identify risk factors in the dispensing process, and a tool for helping pharmacies preparing to implement barcode product verification systems. /da
Sandbox Session: Mendeley – November 7, 2013 at 1 PM (MT) / 2 PM (CT)
Hello Network members,
It is time to come and play in the sandbox and check out a new(ish) toy…
At the next NN/LM MCR Technology Sandbox Session we will be “playing” with Mendeley, a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.
For these sessions, we will bring a toy, such as an online app or cool tool, and quickly show you how it works (where the switches are). Then you’ll get to play with it.
Please come and play in our sandbox!
Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013
Time: 1:00pm (Mountain Time) / 2:00pm (Central Time)
***Dial-in instructions will be posted in the webinar room.***
How Sandbox Session work: We pick a toy /tool, in this case Mendeley where the…
presenter will demo some of the basic features with time for participants to try it out on their own.
To play with Mendeley, you’ll need to sign up and download the application
The only objectives for the Sandbox sessions are for you to 1) have a special time to learn something new and 2) project how this technology could be integrated into your professional life.
You do NOT need to register for the session. You do NOT need to pay anything. You NEED to COME and PLAY.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with John Bramble
Technology Coordinator / Utah Outreach
801 585 5743 (office)
800 338- 7657 (within Region)
EDUCATION: Breezing Along with the RML – Wed. Oct. 16 at 10:00 MT/ 11:00 CT – Health Literacy thru Pop CultureTuesday, October 8th, 2013
Breezing Along with the RML – Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 10:00 MT/ 11:00 CT - Did you learn how to do a tracheotomy with an ink pen and a knife from CSI? Know all the symptoms of ricin poisoning thanks to Breaking Bad? Learned how to tie a tourniquet from Gunsmoke? We’re going to take a look at health information on popular TV shows. We’ll provide examples and discuss the good, the bad, and the funny. Come for the clips, stay for the edutainment. Presented by Monica Rogers.
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. No registration required. Captioning will be provided and the session will be recorded. Questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. (mm)
- Spotlight! on NLM Resources – July 24, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – Diets and the Evidence. Join four RML Coordinators as they explore a few current diets and the evidence behind them. If diet terminology confuses you, this may help, as topics will include plant-based diets, high-protein diets, fasting, and “balanced diets” such as Weight Watchers. One MLA CE credit will be available for this class. No registration required.
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 email@example.com. (mm)
July 24, 2013, Noon ET (FREE!)
The Affordable Care Act and American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Patient- Centered Standards have placed a heavy emphasis on providing patient-centered care to improve health outcomes. Patient navigation is a culturally competent intervention to address barriers to care that has been widely adopted in cancer and chronic disease to reduce health disparities and improve quality of life.
Models of patient navigation vary based on the services being provided, who is providing those services, to whom and at what point(s) during the continuum. This webinar will explore the history and evolution of patient navigation and provide participants with a case study on the navigation model implemented through the George Washington University Cancer Institute. GWCI navigators will discuss their role as part of the care coordination team across the continuum, challenges and successes and program results. Register today!