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Call for Applications: BD2K Research Education Program

[Guest post by Jyoti Pathak]

Dear colleagues,

Weill Cornell Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Minnesota are proud to offer the Big Data Coursework for Computational Medicine (BDC4CM), a research education program funded by the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative (NIH R25 EB201381). The BDC4CM will take place at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City from July 11-14, 2016. It will emphasize how to navigate the interface between research and clinical practice by offering participants in-depth lectures, case studies and hands-on training from leading big data researchers.

For additional information about the program and to apply, please visit:

Website: http://bdc4cm.org/
Call for Applications: http://apply.bdc4cm.org/

The deadline for application submission is March 15, 2016.

Thanks,
Jyoti Pathak

Rainu Kaushal, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor and Chair, Healthcare Policy & Research

Weill Cornell Medicine
Department of Healthcare Policy & Research
402 East 67th Street, Floor 2
New York, NY 10065

o 646.962.8006
hpr.weill.cornell.edu

KM in Hospitals Workshop Faculty

Dear Colleagues,

This workshop you’ve been hearing about is a multidisciplinary take on KM with the goal of improving the patient care and quality we provide in our hospitals. As one of the organizers for this workshop, I’d like to introduce the multidisciplinary faculty:

  • Lorri Zipperer, MA: Lorri is a nationally recognized leader in both KM and Patient Safety. In this workshop, Lorri teaches the hospital librarian and his/her partner how their hospital can use KM to ensure patient safety. Lorri has been teaching this workshop in other regions with great success. For a write-up on the workshop, along with some thoughts from attendees, take a look at the NN/LM Mid-Continental Region’s newsletter article, Knowledge Sharing In Hospitals – the Workshop.
  • Becky Steward, BSN, RN: Becky teaches this workshop with Lorri, bringing the perspective of the clinician to the table. Becky works with hospitals, health systems, professional associations, and software companies on quality and patient safety issues.
  • Margo Coletti, AMLS, AHIP: I am a hospital librarian who has been practicing Knowledge Management for several years, via several projects and by tackling everyday work through a KM lens. I’ll be talking about some “real world examples” at this workshop.

So there you have it. Something for everyone! Below is the blurb from the NNLM/NER Weekly Update. Hope to see you all there!

Margo Coletti, AMLS, AHIP
Director, Knowledge Services
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: (617) 632-8480
Fax: (617) 632-8316
Email: mcoletti@bidmc.harvard.edu

Knowledge Management Multidisciplinary Workshop

This 1.5 day co-facilitated workshop will explore how the concepts of knowledge management as applied in the corporate environment can be realized in a hospital/health system. Multidisciplinary participants will work together to develop a foundational strategy for adoption of an expanded role for librarians in hospital knowledge sharing efforts to support the clinical environment and its provision of safe, high-quality care.   Read more…

Registration is Open: Knowledge Management in Hospitals

Developing a team to test and ensure success

This 1.5 day co-facilitated workshop will explore how the concepts of knowledge management as applied in the corporate environment can be realized in a hospital/health system. Multidisciplinary participants will work together to develop a foundational strategy for adoption of an expanded role for librarians in hospital knowledge sharing efforts to support the clinical environment and its provision of safe, high-quality care.

The purpose of the interactive workshop is to:

  • Explore how a corporate-modeled knowledge management process can be enabled in hospitals.
  • Provide opportunities for institutional teams to work together to design improvement tests and champion knowledge transfer within their health facility.
  • Translate foundational quality and safety improvement concepts to the work of knowledge management in hospitals.
  • Share ideal examples of participation in knowledge sharing in hospitals –- both traditional and expansive in nature — from which to build a list of model activities.
  • Design a team-focused process to illustrate an expanded application of the expertise of information professionals, break down silos, share experiences and sustain organizational learning.
  • Explore how to test this role and measure its impact on the quality and safety of health care.

Past projects have included:

  • Increase visibility and knowledge about librarian services, PR info gathering
  • Train-the-trainer program for database awareness-building
  • Engage librarians in EBM process through shadowing process at the unity level with nurses

 

Workshop Comments:

  • This is the most beneficial workshop I have ever attended
  • Adding a non-librarian team member as brilliant
  • Exceeded my expectations
  • Was an energizing session that offered applicable content to my work

Apply now

Full information and registration

Mary Piorun, PhD
Associate Director
NN/LM NER and the
Lamar Soutter Library
UMass Medical School
p) 508-856-2206

Plain Language Workshop

Plain Language for Health: A Writing and Design Workshop, March 17–18, 2016

This workshop is designed for motivated individuals and teams working to communicate health information in ways people can understand. Join us for “Plain Language for Health: A Writing and Design Workshop” on March 17–18, 2016 in Boston, MA. Visit the website to learn more and apply.  Applications accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Learn new skills, gain valuable tools, and make lasting connections. The workshop will be led by Stacy Robison and Xanthi Scrimgeour, co-founders of CommunicateHealth, along with Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, Director, Tufts Health Literacy Leadership Institute, and Alia BucciarelliHealth Writer and Guest Speaker. Funded in part by the National Library of Medicine under contract with University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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