Archive for the ‘Health Sciences Libraries’ Category
From NLM. This may be of interest to your informatics department.
National Library of Medicine (NLM) invites nominations of potential candidates for the four International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO) Standing Committees – Content, Quality Assurance, Implementation & Education (formerly Implementation and Innovation), and Technical. These Committees have important roles in the ongoing development of the SNOMED CT clinical terminology and in the IHTSDO. Nominations are due to NLM by COB August 4, 2014. See the news release for details. Questions about the nomination process should be sent to Vivian Auld (firstname.lastname@example.org). /ch
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
11-12 MT, 12-1 CT
On September 25, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Final Guidance on Mobile Medical Applications. As applications on mobile devices are increasingly used in health care, the FDA has now provided an framework for determining if a mobile device running a health app is a medical device. To illustrate the significance of this guidance and what it means for the future use of mobile applications in patient care and education, the AAMC is hosting a webinar with Sharon R. Klein, JD, partner at Pepper Hamilton, LLP to explore how it plays into the larger picture of data privacy, patient care, and government regulations. For more information, please contact email@example.com. /ch
If you are involved with training people on PubMed resources, the NLM has a web page rich with links to instructional materials. Check it out here [jh]
Breezing Along with the RML – July 16, 2014, 10:00 MT/11:00 CT
- Topic 1: History of Medicine – The Four Humors Traveling Exhibit and a Humor Collection
- Topic 2: History of Veterinary Medicine with Trenton Boyd 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 (mm)
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)
“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]
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)
We’ve renamed our” Spotlight! on National Library of Medicine Resources” to…. “Discover NLM and More.”
Our “first” new session will be on Wednesday, June 25 at 1:00 MT/2:00 CT -Clinical Trials
- “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the result.” Wise words from Winston 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).