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Archive for November, 2011

DIMRC on Twitter

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

The National Library of Medicine(NLM) Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) provides tools & resources around disaster medicine & public health. For daily news bytes, follow DIMRC on twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/NLM_DIMRC. If you are looking for a more in-depth review of items, subscribe to the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB listserv http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dimrclistserv.html

You can find a listing of NLM social media tools on the “Follow, Fan and Connect with NLM” page http://www.nlm.nih.gov/socialmedia/index.html

NLM unveils enhancement of drug naming standard for EHRs

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

The US National Library of Medicine (NLM) has enhanced the Drug Naming Standard for Electronic Health Records. The RxNorm standard clinical drug vocabulary produced by the NLM is now said to contain more accurate and complete connections between National Drug Codes (NDCs) and standard non-proprietary names of medications recommended for use in electronic health records (EHRs). NLM, a component of the National Institutes of Health, claims to be the world’s largest medical library. Read more

AIDSInfo Redesign

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

AIDSInfo and infoSIDA by the NLM announce a redesign of the Web site for World AIDS Day, Dec 1. Learn more about the redesign.

Funded Projects for 2011-2012

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Earlier this summer NER issued its funding solicitations announcing the availability of funding for outreach and other health information activities. I am happy to present below the list of awardees and their projects that have already commenced. This year Communities of Interest were involved in reviewing projects in conjunction with NER’s internal review.

Audiences reached by funded projects are:

  • Older adults in urban settings
  • Oral health patients in rural New Hampshire
  • Emergency department visitors
  • Providers in sports medicine
  • Providers at emergency department
  • Community health workers

Institution Project Title/Description

Central Massachusetts Area Health Education Center, Worcester
Health Literacy, Your Knowledge Your Health
Course and tutorial development on health information resources for community health workers

Littleton Regional Hospital, Littleton NH
Dental Health and Education Project
Oral health interventions for emergency department visitors, providers (teach-back technique), and mobile public health dental clinic

Maine Medical Center, Portland
Clinical and Academic Resource Center
Knowledge Management Pilot Site: Creating a repository of local content to support knowledge management services

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Worcester Campus Helping Older Adults Search for Reliable Sources of Information
Health information training for older adults at community centers using mobile computer classroom

Massachusetts General Hospital, Chelsea MA (Two projects)
Upgrading and Enhancing ARCH Training
Technology implementation and health information training for aging populations

Funded projects spread the work of conducting outreach throughout the New England Region and are a key part of NER programs. Congratulations to our funded projects!

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