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Save the Dates: Breezing and Spotlight! sessions for August 2013

Friday, August 2nd, 2013
  • Breezing Along with the RML – Aug. 21 at 10:00 MT/ 11:00 CT   1)  Recap of the NLM- National Network Office virtual  “site visit” of July 17, presented by Claire Hamasu and 2)  Affordable Care Act information, presented by Dana Abbey and Monica Rogers.
  • Spotlight! on NLM Resources - Aug. 28, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – Exercise and the Evidence.   Last month it was Diets.   This month it’s Exercise!  Join three RML Coordinators as they explore a the impact of exercise  and evidence-based research.  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 mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

 

Business Articles Posted on MCR Twitter

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Berwick names 11 monsters facing hospital industry #ptsafety ow.ly/nqiYQ

IOM report states Medicare should not adjust payments on regional basis ow.ly/nkxAD

American Hospital Association News, 01-15-2013

  U.S. hospitals provided $41.1 billion in uncompensated care in 2011, according to the…

U.S. News picks ‘Best Hospitals’ ow.ly/n1UeW

Study: Competition, not need, drives hospital cardiac care investment
Kaiser Health News – The Washington Post, 7-9-13 ow.ly/mPRTq

Graph of growth of health care jobs in America ow.ly/mCVEK

American Way of Birth, Costliest in the World ow.ly/mCUN9

The Affordable Care Act – and how libraries can be playing a parr – a message from the American Library Association…ow.ly/mApbj  (bbj)

Recording available: Spotlight! on NLM Resources – July 24 – Diets & the Evidence

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Recording is now available from the July 24 session of Spotlight! on NLM Resources.  Four RML Coordinators presented information on diets such as low carb, fasting, plant-based, and balanced diet options.   See the recording at:  ow.ly/nkjCA

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources – July 24 at 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – Diets and the Evidence

Monday, July 22nd, 2013
  • 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 mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

 

 

Symposium: “An Epidemiology of Information”

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Audience: Librarians, Public Health Professionals, Bioinformaticists

The National Library of Medicine is one of the sponsors for “An Epidemiology of Information: New Methods for Interpreting Disease and Data,” an interdisciplinary symposium exploring new methods for large-scale data analysis of epidemic disease.  The event will be a unique public forum through which policy makers, public health experts, and scholars can address pressing questions about how new methods of analyzing large-scale datasets can inform research and policy approaches to epidemic disease.  The symposium will be held at the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington, VA on October 17, 2013, from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required. For more information, please visit the website for the symposium (http://www.flu1918.lib.vt.edu/?page_id=158). /ch

 

To Forward On: Nominations for IHTSDO Standing Committees

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

If you have faculty or colleagues working in the area of medical terminology, please consider forwarding this notice on to them.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is seeking nominations of potential candidates for the four International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO) Standing Committees – Content, Quality Assurance, Implementation & Innovation, and Technical. These Committees have important roles in the ongoing development of the SNOMED clinical terminology and in the IHTSDO. Individuals can nominate themselves. Nomination packets are due to NLM by COB July 29, 2013.  Click here for more information on responsibilities, instructions and forms for nominations.  (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/IHTSDONominate2013.html) /ch

WEBINAR: The Navigator’s Role in Patient-Centered Care

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Roles and Responsibilities of Navigators: A GWCI Case Study

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!
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EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources – July 24 at 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – Diets and the Evidence

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
  • 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 mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

 

 

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources – July 24 at 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – Diets and the Evidence

Monday, July 8th, 2013
  • 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 mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

 

Interested in economics of health care?

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

If you are interested in news items on the economics of health care and health care reform, follow us on Twitter!  We will be posting  links to current articles on a regular basis.  Stay up to date with these issues to better understand the economics of your institution and the market in which it operates.  (bbj)