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EHR Update – Clinical Decision Support tools

Clinical Decision Support (CDS) tools are technologies used to support clinical decision-making. For examples of a CDS in action, view this PDF from HIMSS. HealthIT.gov has a good overview of the benefits of CDS and an implementation guide.  Healthcare IT News argues that now is the time to implement these tools. /al

January Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available

The January 2016 issue of NIH News in Health is now available online. In this issue learn about the health risks of high blood pressure and try out the new NIH body weight planner. /da

Webinar: “2016 MeSH Highlights”

On January 20, 2016, join National Library of Medicine staff for a highlights tour of the 2016 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). A 30-minute presentation will feature a MeSH tree clean-up project; a new Clinical Study publication type; changes to the trees for diet, food and nutrition; restructuring in pharmacology and toxicology; and new terms in psychology and health care. Following the presentation, Indexing and MeSH experts will be available to answer your questions.

Date and time: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 10:00 am MT/ 11:00 am CT.

To register: Go to https://nih.webex.com/nih/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3e7492af438d67d6137642d7bd2efbe9

A recording of the presentation will be posted following the event.

For more information about 2016 MeSH, see What’s New for 2016 MeSH and the Introduction to MeSH – 2016.

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“My Preparedness Story: Staying Healthy & Resilient” Video Challenge

From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB email list:

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response is encouraging anyone between the ages of 14-23 to submit a a short video – up to 60 seconds long and compete for a cash prize- ” telling us how you prepare your family, friends and community for a disaster.”  Entries are due on March 28, 2016 at 11 p.m. EST.  Here’s the link for more details  Challenge Website .  [jh]

Video-Challenge-Graphic2-from-NHS

 

Emergency Resources for Libraries

If and when your library has an emergency and you need assistance you are encouraged to contact your state coordinator by calling the RML’s toll-free number, 1-800-DevRoks (338-7657) or consulting our  contact  web page or the staff directory

A couple of helpful resources are available online. The first is from the NLM and contains information about responding to water emergencies  and the second is helpful in preparing for any kind of emergency from the NN/LM Disater Ready Initiative .

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EHR Update – Improving UX to Improve Patient Outcomes

eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes), an open access peer reviewed journal, has a special issue devoted to looking at the challenges of using evidence in the daily workflow. The articles focus on UX (the user experience), EHRs, and other Health Information Technologies used in the treatment of patients.

Volume 3, Issue 2 (2015) Evidence into Action: Improving User Interface to Improve Patient Outcomes

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OERC to offer 4-session webinar on outreach project planning

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

SAVE the DATE! March 7, 2016 Symposium: Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes

Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes – A Cross-Regional Symposium

On March 7, 2016 the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental (MCR) and Pacific Northwest Regions (PNR) are sponsoring an event that will provide an overview of current and potential uses of patient data to improve patient safety, quality of care and evidence-based practice.

Librarian participants in Seattle and Salt Lake City will have the opportunity to explore how they can contribute to the use of clinical data as evidence and what skills they can develop to support health care organizations in the use of data.

NN/LM PNR Professional Development Awards have been designated to bring in members from other parts of the region to attend the Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes.

More information coming soon!

SAVE the DATE! March 7, 2016: Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes

On March 7, 2016 the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental (MCR) and Pacific Northwest Regions (PNR) are sponsoring an event that will provide an overview of current and potential uses of patient data to improve patient safety, quality of care and evidence-based practice.

Librarian participants in Salt Lake City and Seattle will have the opportunity to explore how they can contribute to the use of clinical data as evidence and what skills they can develop to support health care organizations in the use of data.

Professional Development Awards have been designated to bring in members from other parts of the region to attend the Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes. More information coming soon! /ch

Happy New Year from the NN/LM MCR

The NN/LM MCR offices will be closed Thursday December 31st and  Friday January 1st for the New Year’s Holiday.

Happy New Year 2016