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MedlinePlus Connect Supports ICD-10-CM Requests

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

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

EDUCATION: Webinar – What’s Your Emergency Plan ? Resources to help you to provide services despite disruptions.

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Health sciences libraries always have potential threats to their operations and services.  We must be proactive and plan for disruptions, so we hope you leave with some resources  to use for emergency planning at your library.   This session has two parts. Part 1: learn about and/or review the elements of the 10 Step Approach to Service Continuity Planning, created by Dan Wilson,  Coordinator for the National Network/Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) National Emergency Preparedness & Response plan. and Part 2 includes opportunities for members to share their emergency plans with other participants.

Please join us for this interactive event.  If you have a plan to share, please bring it!  You can discuss what resources you use or leave with ideas on how to update your existing plan.  We will discuss the 10 step elements and answer questions about resources.

When:  Monday,  April 28, 2014.  1 pm Mountain Time, 2 pm Central Time

Where:  MCR Network Members Services Room

Login: Enter room as a “Guest.” You will receive directions for receiving audio. [jh]

 

EDUCATION: LinkOut for Libraries Webinar – April 30th

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Is your library is using LinkOut and/or  do you have questions about this service?

Veronica Robinson Garrett will be the speaker for this session on LinkOut for Libraries. Veronica is a Technical Information Specialist at the National Library of Medicine (NLM).She will define *LinkOut* and discuss its services, the Library Submission Utility and localizing PubMed. She will also share the training and educational resources they have available for libraries.

When: April 30, 2014 at 12 pm Mountain Time, 1 pm Central Time

Where : https://webmeeting.nih.gov/linkoutmar   Follow the prompts to “Dial-Out.”  Call in directly if you don’t see the prompts: 1-888-757-2790 ,  participant code:  886691

To learn more about LinkOut before this session go to:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK3808/#lib.How_LinkOut_Works_for_Libraries

or visit the webpage: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/projects/linkout/doc/liblinkout.html

Questions?   Michelle Burda, Network and Advocacy Coordinator National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic RegionPhone: 412-624-1589    Email:  mburda@pitt.edu  [jh]

EDUCATION: Webinar on licensing electronic resources: Hospital vs. Academic Health Sciences Libraries

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

This  FREE webinar is for all MCR members, and others, who want to learn the inside story on licensing e-resources.  Perspectives will be provided by librarians at two member institutions who have experience in this area and will focus on negotiation, technical and administrative issues related to licensing.

The view from an academic health sciences librarian side will be presented by Ann Kaste who is the digital resources librarian at the McGoogan Library of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center. Manager of Library Services, Kristen DeSanto, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Clinical and Research Library, present the hospital librarian’s viewpoint.

Join us as they compare and contrast their opinions on the important points in licensing e-resources!

You do not need to register.

When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 , 11 am Mountain Time/ Noon, Central Time.

Where: The MCR Network Member Services Room webmeeting.nih.gov/memberservices

Login : Key in your name and Enter as a guest.  You will receive instructions for the audio portion after entering the room.

Questions? Please contact Jim Honour

FUNDING: EFTS Award

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

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 has been extended to April 30, 2014 ! 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

Questions to Jim Honour

[jh]

Preventing Diagnostic Error Webinar Series

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Recordings and slides of the “Preventing Diagnostic Error” Webinar series which was held in conjunction with Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 2014 are available at http://www.npsf.org/events-forums/patient-safety-awareness-week/diagnostic-error-webinar-series/   Titles of the three presentations are:  ”Patient and Family Engagement to Prevent Diagnostic Error”, “Diagnostic Safety in an EHR-enabled Health Care System” and “How to Do a Root Cause Analysis of Diagnostic Error”.  (bbj)

FUNDING: Five reasons why to sign-up for the EFTS Award

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Here are five reason why a library would want to apply for the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS) :

1.  Easy to apply online and source of money to support your participation

2. EFTS reduces paperwork

3. Makes billing easier

4. Reduces billing errors

5. It will boost your efficiency in using DOCLINE

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 has been extended to April 30, 2014 ! 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

Questions to Jim Honour

[jh]

EDUCATION: Save the dates for April – Breezing and Spotlight! sessions

Friday, March 28th, 2014
  • Breezing Along with the RML – Wednesday, April 16 – 10:00 MT/11:00 CT
  • Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Specialized Information Services -  Wednesday, April 23, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT

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 sessions will be recorded.  One MLA CE will be available for the Specialized Information Services session.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu (mm)

Apply for a $50 Purchase Card for your mobile device

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Hello NN/LM MCR Full Network members!

We have learned from past mobile device projects that the cost of apps is a major barrier to accessing and experimenting with for-fee apps that might improve work performance or efficiencies vs. the free versions of for-fee apps or just focusing on free apps.

To address this issue, the NN/LM MCR would like to offer fourteen librarians working at full Network member institutions $50 iTunes or $50 GooglePlay purchase cards in exchange for them sharing what they learned about the app.

The deadline to submit your application is April 15, 2014.

In order to apply for the $50 purchase card, applicants simply fill out the form and agree to fully participant in the project as outlined at the link below.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/moblieapp

If you have any questions or comments, please contact John Bramble (john.bramble@utah.edu) or Rachel Vukas (rvukas@kumc.edu)

 

 

 

Register Now! How to do a Root Cause Analysis of Diagnostic Error

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine is sponsoring the webinar “How to Do a Root Cause Analysis of Diagnostic Error” on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from       1 – 2 PM CT, 12 – 1 PM MT.  Speakers are Mark Graber, MD, FACP, James B. Reilly, MD, MS, FACP and Robert L. Trowbridge, MD, FACP.  Discussion will include how medical librarians can participate in Root Cause Analysis.  This session is presented at no cost; register at http://www.npsf.org/events-forums/patient-safety-awareness-week/diagnostic-error-webinar-series/ (bbj)