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Friday, June 13th, 2014
We’ve renamed our” Spotlight! on National Library of Medicine Resources” to…. “Discover NLM and More.” The change is being made to help us re-gear, rethink, and restructure our webinars, not just to include more and different resources, but to include you, to interact with you in these training sessions, and discover right along with you, all the wonderful resources we have at our fingertips, from the National Library of Medicine, and other resources, that may be relevant to you.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (mm).
Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has announced the release of Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A 10-Year Vision to Achieve an Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure.
“This paper describes ONC’s broad vision and framework for interoperability and is an invitation to health IT stakeholders – clinicians, consumers, hospitals, public health, technology developers, payers, researchers, policymakers and many others – to join ONC in developing a defined, shared roadmap that will allow us to collectively achieve health IT interoperability as a core foundational element of better care, at a lower cost and better health for all.” The ONC welcomes your feedback on this paper and will offer several opportunities over the coming months to provide your feedback. Stay tuned for future details. /rv
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
Interested in patient safety? Check out the new “Patient Safety: Perspectives on Evidence, Information and Knowledge Transfer” volume by Lorri Zipperer. You can read a chapter for free at http://tinyurl.com/ld24t58 This book is a great way to examine the role for librarians in patient safety! (bbj)
Monday, April 28th, 2014
We have received an anonymous tip that your network agent identities may have been compromised. It is necessary to complete your missions by tomorrow and then cease your activities. Make sure your reports have been added to the Mission I’mPossible site by April 30 to ensure your success as you attempt to become the Top Network Health Information Agent.
As always, should you or anyone on your IMF (I’mPossible Missions Force) Team be caught or killed, the secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This message will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck to you all.
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
Attention all Network member secret agents:
You have, if you choose to accept it, one FINAL mission. You must work with the SIS (Specialized Information Services) by attending the Spotlight session Wednesday, April 23. You still have the opportunity to change your agent status and achieve a higher level of health information knowledge (and earn more points) by finishing uncompleted mission tasks. Remember, the game ends April 30, 2014 and you must complete your tasks and turn in your secret agent credentials at that time. The winning agent will be awarded accordingly. Will it be you? /rv
Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
Time is limited! You have only three weeks to complete your missions and become a Super Secret Agent! And it is a possible mission. Join now and complete all three parts of any of the following missions: “Emergency Preparedness,” Walk’n Talk Like a CFO (both under Mission Advocacy) and “Community Languages” (under Mission Health Information Literacy) and earn 3 hours of MLA Certified CE. Currently 0ur top three agents are Kitty Serling, Erin Wimmer, and Amy Birks. Become an agent by registering online and compete for the top spot! For mission details and classified information, contact John “Game Master” Bramble at email@example.com or 800-338-7667. /rv
Monday, April 7th, 2014
Hello NN/LM MCR Full Network members!
The deadline to apply for a $50 iTunes/GooglePlay purchase card is April 15, 2015.
Why are we encouraging your to apply?
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 librarians working at full Network member institutions either a $50 iTunes or $50 GooglePlay purchase cards (depending on your device) 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.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact John Bramble (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rachel Vukas (email@example.com)
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)
Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
We’ve recruited two new agents to our I’mPossible Missions force: Margaret and Tallie. Welcome and let the games begin! How many points can you earn by the end of April? Remember, all network agents have until April 30, 2014 to complete their missions and you have three upcoming mission assignments. Gain points by attending a Sandbox Session on editing photos with PowerPoint on April 1. For more points make sure to attend Breezing Along with the RML on April 16 and the Spotlight on NLM Resources on April 23. Become a network member agent by registering online. For questions and more classified information, contact John “Game Master” Bramble at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-338-7667. /rv
Friday, March 28th, 2014
One of the documents expected of a profession is a code of ethics. Members of the Medical Library Association have produced one. In conversation with MCR members we decided that this emblem of our professionalism should be posted in all the health sciences libraries in the region. So if you’re in a health sciences library, we’ve sent you one. We hope that you’ll display it as one of the indicators that your library headed up by a professional. /ch