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Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes Forum

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

What is the connection between data, clinical outcomes and the librarian?  Come and explore this connection with three of the nation’s leaders on big data and patient outcomes at the Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes Forum on March 7, 2016.  The Forum will be held in person in Seattle or Salt Lake City as well as in a live broadcast.  Registration is required.  For more information see the website.  Professional development funding is available for MCR members. https://nnlm.gov/2016-using-data-patient-outcomes  (bbj)

#ColorOurCollection

Monday, February 1st, 2016

During the week of  February 1-5, you can take part in the adult coloring craze with the Color Our Collection event.The event invites users to download images from library and cultural institution collections, color them, and share them on social media using the event hashtag: #ColorOurCollections.

Some of the libraries participating include the The New York Academy of Medicine, the Biodiversity Heritage LibraryOregon Health and Science University Historical Collections & Archives, and the University of Missouri Special Collections & Archives. You can also view a Twitter list of all #ColorOurCollections participants.

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OERC to offer 4-session webinar on outreach project planning

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

The Outreach Evaluation Resource Center will offer its 4-session webinar series in February titled “Mapping an Outreach Project: Start with Information; End with a Plan.” They call this a proposal-thinking webinar series, because it helps people collect community/needs assessment information and use it to plan a project with a strong evaluation component. The series will be offered twice: One session begins February 1. The second session will be begin February 16.

Session 1: Classes will meet Monday 2/1; Wednesday 2/3; Monday 2/8; and Wednesday 2/10.  All sessions will be held from noon – 1 pm Eastern time.

Session 2: Classes will meet Tuesday 2/16; Thursday 2/18; Tuesday 2/23; and Thursday 2/25.  All sessions will be held from 2 -3 pm MT/3 – 4 pm CT  time.

Both sessions are open to network members. For more information about the series, and to sign up go to this link to select your preferred session http://nnlm.gov/ntc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=1009 and click on “Register” to fill out the registration form. MLA CE credits are available. \bk

MedlinePlus Connect Changes URLs

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Hello, MedlinePlus Connect users!
MedlinePlus Connect is changing its base URLs from http to https.

The new base URL for the web application is https://apps.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/services/mpconnect.cfm.

The new base URL for the web service is https://apps.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/services/mpconnect_service.cfm.

If you are using either of our APIs with http, please update your code to use https by December 31, 2015. After that date, http access will be disabled.

As before, the documentation for MedlinePlus Connect is on https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/connect/overview.html.

Thanks for using MedlinePlus Connect! (bbj)

Take The Pie, Leave The Pie Chart – a new post from the OERC

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Cindy Olney of the OERC posted a new blog item about the value or lack thereof of pie charts. In this season of pies it’s a fun read and might make you hungry. But just as we need to think about eating pie we also need to think about whether to use a pie chart to illustrate data. Cindy’s post is available online here (http://nnlm.gov/evaluation/blog). – bk

Librarian in the world of Patient Safety

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Read about a librarian’s role in the world of patient safety in this interview of Lorri Zipperer by Dr. Robert M. Wachter. Lorri Zipperer was a founding staff member of the National Patient Safety Foundation as their information projects manager.  She has also been the Cybrarian for AHRQ Patient Safety Network since its beginning.  Lorri is the editor of Patient Safety: Perspectives on Evidence, Information and Knowledge Transfer.  Dr Wachter is the editor of AHRQ WebM&M and AHRQ Patient Safety Network as well as the author of The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age.  (bbj)

EHR Update – Patient Engagement

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Healthcare IT News recently posted an article titled “5 ways to fuel patient engagement.” It is a good summary of the ways the Health IT folks are addressing patient engagement and the challenges that they face. For additional information on this topic, HealthIT.gov has published a guide with strategies health care providers can use to engage patients with Health IT. /al


For the next six months the NN/LM Technology Coordinators will 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).

MedlinePlus Connect changing base URLs

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

MedlinePlus Connect is changing its base URLs from http to https.

The new base URL for the web application is https://apps.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/services/mpconnect.cfm.

The new base URL for the web service is https://apps.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/services/mpconnect_service.cfm.

If you are using either of our APIs with http, please update your code to use https by December 31, 2015. After that date, http access will be disabled.

As before, the documentation for MedlinePlus Connect is on https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/connect/overview.html.

Thanks for using MedlinePlus Connect! (bbj)

Webinar – The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy: Implications for HS Library Educators

Monday, September 21st, 2015

This free webinar is sponsored by the Medical Library Association Educational Media & Technologies Section.

The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy: Implications for HS Library Educators
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 from 2pm-3pm CST

This webinar features Craig Gibson, Co-chair of ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy Task Force. Join EMTS and one of the creators of the new ACRL Framework to discuss changing information literacy standards in the ACRL and the impact on health sciences library educators. For more information, visit the EMTS Blog. /cm

Give Your Elevator Pitch a Lift

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Cindy Olney added an OERC blog post on a different way to think about your elevator pitch. Make it a conversation! See Cindy’s post at
http://nnlm.gov/evaluation/blog/2015/09/11/give-your-elevator-pitch-a-lift/  /bk