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Archive for September, 2013

Evolving Role and Value of Libraries and Librarians in Health Care

Monday, September 30th, 2013

JAMA recently published a very timely article.  See link for full article.

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1741829

JAMA. 2013;310(12):1231-1232. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.277050.

RFP for NLM Biomedical Informatics Training Course

Monday, September 30th, 2013

NLM has posted a request for proposals to select a host institution for the NLM Biomedical Informatics Training Course.  Please see the Request for Proposals<https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=a452073e356863d5ab1a7d8fe5977743&tab=core&_cview=0.> for details; and share with any institution or organization you think might be interested.

Free Distance Learning: Discovering TOXNET

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Join the NLM Training Center for a New Online TOXNET Class

Would you like to learn more about the environmental health resources available from the National Library of Medicine? Join the NLM Training Center (NTC) from October 21 – November 5, 2013 for Module 1 of a new online class, called Discovering TOXNET: From Paracelsus to Nanotechnology.

TOXNET is a web-based system of databases covering hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases. Module 1 covers three TOXNET databases (ChemIDPlus, LactMed, and TOXLINE) as well as three emergency response tools (CHEMM, REMM, and WISER). Module 2 covers the risk assessment databases and will be offered at a later date. You’ll learn about the resources through videos, guided tutorials, discovery exercises, and solving real-life reference questions.

Who should take the class?

Health sciences librarians and health sciences professionals interested in unlocking the information in the following TOXNET and emergency response tools: ChemIDPlus, LactMed, TOXLINE, CHEMM, REMM, and WISER.

How much time?

3 hours of work on your own time followed by a 1 hour synchronous session using Adobe Connect. Participants who complete the class requirements are eligible for 4 MLA Continuing Education credits.

When?

Asynchronous work on your own (allow 3 hours): October 21 – 31, 2013

Synchronous Adobe Connect session: November 5, 2013, 10 am Pacific time (9am Alaska, 11 am Mountain)

How to Register?

Enrollment is limited, so register soon! Visit: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/schedule.html

ACA Resources on UCONN Healthnet Subject Guide

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

[Announcement from UCONN Healthnet]

Looking for some quick links to Affordable Care Act information?

The long anticipated Affordable Care Act will soon be a reality. Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act begins October 1. Coverage may begin as soon as January 1, 2014.

Here’s a quick way to find information….
A new section of the UCONN Health Center Library’s Subject Guide, “Navigating the Health Care System,” has links to Affordable Care Act resources all in one place.

Click on the “Affordable Care Act” tab to see links to …
the federal government’s official website for health consumers, including a link to the Spanish language version, and the 24/7 toll-free phone number.

  • Access Health CT, the State of Connecticut’s new “Official Health Insurance Marketplace”
  • A chart describing the provisions of the new Health Care Law, in plain language, on the website of the Connecticut Office of the Health Care Advocate
  • A one-page overview of the new Affordable Care Act from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

These links will provide you with basic information….all in one online location.

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