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2015 Disaster Health Information Outreach Awards Winners Announced

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Congratulations to Network member St. Louis University School of Medicine Medical Library and the Institute for Biosecurity as one of the recipients of the Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project Awards for 2015! Their project was “The Value of Improved and Sustained Information access By Library Expertise (VISIBLE) in Missouri.”

The awards are sponsored by the Disaster Information Management Research Center through the U.S. National Library of Medicine.   Read more about all the recipients and their projects here     [jh]

2015-2016 NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Announced

Friday, December 18th, 2015

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) are pleased to announce the members of the 2015-2016 class of NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program. The jointly sponsored program matches fellows and mentors in a one year leadership development program. Since the program began in 2002, twenty-seven fellow graduates have assumed director positions.  If your career plans include advancing into a leadership position, you should consider applying next year. Applications are accepted during the summer. /ch

NEW! PubMed for Nurses Tutorial

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

The PubMed for Nurses Tutorial is available now from the PubMed Online Training page on the NLM Web site. This tutorial was created specifically to help nurses efficiently find literature using PubMed. Its concise, targeted content consists of five videos with exercises to test your knowledge. The tutorial was designed to be completed in less than 30 minutes.

The PubMed for Nurses Tutorial was researched, designed and developed by Megan Kellner from Maryland’s iSchool, the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, in consultation with nurses and librarians who serve nurses around the United States. /da

EHR Update – Clinical Wearable Technology

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Healthcare IT News recently posted an interesting article about an AppleWatch pilot program at Ochsner Health System. Patients who receive a watch use it to get medication reminders, track blood pressure, and input weight. This data is uploaded into the EHR and used by medical professionals to observe symptoms and possibly adjustment treatment. This is just one example of the ways wearable technology can be incorporated into electronic health records.  For more details on the program, see this press release. /al

 


For the next 5 months, the NN/LM Technology Coordinators will continue to share new information on Electronic Health Records and other Health IT issues in a weekly update. We hope to increase your awareness of EHR technology developments and policies. If you have any questions or suggestions please contact Alicia Lillich (alillich@kumc.edu) or John Bramble (john.bramble@utah.edu).

DOCLINE Users : New Password Security Requirements in January

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

From the DOCLINE – L email discussion list:

Beginning January 7, 2016, DOCLINE account passwords will need to meet new complexity requirements. On January 6, we will email all DOCLINE libraries instructions on how to change passwords to meet the new requirements.  Please change your password on January 7 or shortly thereafter. *** If you do not change your password by February 1, 2016, it will be automatically changed for you.

Please note that we have to change the system to accept the new password requirements and we won’t be making the necessary system changes until January 7. Therefore, passwords changed prior to January 7 will not meet the new requirements and you’ll have to change your password again.

As part of this security update, User IDs not used to log in during 2015 will be deleted on February 1, 2016, and Libraries without User IDs active in 2015 will be set to non-participant status.

Please use the DOCLINE Contact forms, here: to reach out to the DOCLINE Coordinator at your Regional Medical Library (RML) or DOCLINE Customer Support if you have questions about your user account, your library’s status or Institution Record.

~The DOCLINE Team

Questions may also be sent here    [jh]

DOCLINE Users: Reminder to Update Your ILL Schedules

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Dear DOCLINE Users,

DOCLINE 5.2 was launched in October.   Many libraries still need to set their service and out of office schedules.  You know what days your library is providing services.  If you have not yet done so, please take a couple minutes to update your schedules.

Set Your Service Schedules

  • Please set your library’s standard weekly schedule for lending via your institution record. The default setting is for 7 days per week. You will need to manually override the existing default settings to display an accurate schedule for your library.   The directions may be found HERE

Set Your Dates for the Holidays

  • Plan ahead and set out of office dates for multiple upcoming time spans. You no longer need the RML’s approval for those out-of-office dates .  You can read how to set up the dates HERE

DOCLINE will run much more efficiently if all users are compliant with these practices! For complete release details, please see the Release Notes

Your DOCLINE Coordinator  or your state coordinators are available to assist. [jh]

EHR Update – Harvard Business Review: How to Make EHRs an Asset Instead of a Burden

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Interesting article in the December 2015 Harvard Business Review called How to Make Electronic Health Records an Asset Instead of a Burden. It points out many of the frustrations that physicians are experiencing as they make the transition from paper patient records to electronic. The article references several campaigns that are bringing these issues to the forefront, including a nicely produced music video that expresses these frustrations. The article finishes off with a discussion on several ideas, including using gaming to tap into physician’s competitive nature, as possible solutions to the problems doctors want fixed. jb

 


For the next 5 months, the NN/LM Technology Coordinators will continue to share new information on Electronic Health Records and other Health IT issues in a weekly update. We hope to increase your awareness of EHR technology developments and policies. If you have any questions or suggestions please contact Alicia Lillich (alillich@kumc.edu) or John Bramble (john.bramble@utah.edu).

Subheading /diagnostic use deleted from MeSH

Monday, December 7th, 2015

From NLM:

In order to improve indexing and cataloging consistency and efficiency and to make database searching easier and more straightforward, the subheading /diagnostic use was deleted from MeSH. The NLM Technical Bulletin provides substitutions if you used this subheading in your searches or in cataloging materials. /ch

Upcoming DIMRC Webinar: Efficiently Finding Elusive Disaster Health Information

Monday, December 7th, 2015

From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB email list:

WHEN:  Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 1:30 PM ET

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:  The Disaster Information Specialist monthly webinar is free and open to everyone – please spread the word and invite others in your organizations, send to your email lists, and post to your social media accounts.

TOPIC:  “Efficiently Finding Elusive Disaster Health Information”

Disaster health literature published in biomedical journals is indexed and available through the National Library of Medicine (NLM) PubMed database. However, professionals in the field of disaster preparedness and response often need information that is (1) available quicker than the journal publishing cycle can provide and (2) is from authoritative sources who publish on the Web rather than in commercial journals. Searching the Web can be a mammoth and time-consuming task. Luckily there is a more efficient and effective way to get the information you need – Disaster LitSM, the Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health available from NLM Disaster Health. Using this online database, you can find materials from sources such as CDC, the American Public Health Association, World Health Organization, Rand Corporation, American College of Emergency Physicians, most federal agencies and hundreds of others. The collecting and evaluating has already been done for you – just search using words (or text words) and phrases (just like Google or Bing), filter results by author, source, date, and publication type and get annotated references and links to the resource on the Web.

 

SPEAKERS:

Cindy Love and Siobhan Champ-Blackwell from NLM Disaster Health will discuss how to satisfy your information needs for disaster and public health information when PubMed is just not enough. They will also discuss what kind of information is available in Disaster Lit and will demonstrate how best to do your searches.

LOGIN:

**Please note that we are now using WebEx technology for our webinars**

Meeting URL: https://nih.webex.com/nih/onstage/g.php?d=629023451&t=a

Event Password: 1234

For more information on this and past meetings, see http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html

[jh]

EHR Update – Rural Health IT

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

November 19th is National Rural Health Day. Last month Health IT Buzz posted a great rundown of how the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) helps rural providers get connected.

For additional information, there is a full page of Rural Health Resources available. /al


For the next 5 months, the NN/LM Technology Coordinators will continue to share new information on Electronic Health Records and other Health IT issues in a weekly update. We hope to increase your awareness of EHR technology developments and policies. If you have any questions or suggestions please contact Alicia Lillich (alillich@kumc.edu) or John Bramble (john.bramble@utah.edu).