Skip all navigation and go to page content
NN/LM Home About NER | Contact NER | Feedback |Site Map | Help | Bookmark and Share

Archive for the ‘Health IT’ Category

Class-Breaking an EHR system: a sandbox workshop

Monday, January 26th, 2015

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region is offering this free class to its members.

Date: April 24, 2015

Place: Lamar Soutter Library, UMass Medical School

Time: 10AM-2PM

Instructor: PJ Grier, Outreach/Access Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region

Register at http://tinyurl.com/p3nxmq9

Class Description:

The overall objective is to give librarians an opportunity to “touch and feel” the functionality of a certified electronic health record system (EHR-S) in a “safe harbor” demonstration environment. Because many health sciences librarians are currently excluded from accessing their institutional electronic health record system (EHR-S) on an operational, day-to-day basis, this class provides that opportunity, albeit in a “practice” environment.

EHRs are crucial building blocks in the formation of an encrypted national health information network. This is a key reason why health sciences librarians continue to be engaged in important EHR supporting roles within their respective institutions with regard to planning, deployment and even optimization efforts. Now is the time to start evaluating and identifying strategies of how health sciences librarians can best contribute to the value of an EHR from a daily operations, patient care perspective.

This course will access an EHR-S via actual use in a demo environment. Through guided instruction, lecture and videos, students will create practice authentication that will enable them to access and experiment with the functionality of a certified EHR-S. Practice system exercises include dashboard components such as charting, custom texts, adding/registering a new patient, alerts/warnings, medication reconciliation, patient scheduling, meaningful use and billing. From a clinical encounter perspective, there will be sufficient “sandbox” time to enter appropriate ICD-9 diagnosis codes and/or diagnosed health conditions, treatment plans and patient education information (via NLM’s MedlinePlus Connect query process), into the clinical narrative (SOAP Note) of a fictitious patient, as a “physician user”.

Webinar: HealthIT: Health Information Exchanges & Blue Button Initiative

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 1:30-2:30 pm EST

Health IT for Medical Librarians: Health Information Exchanges & Blue Buttons

Register for free at http://tinyurl.com/p3nxmq9

 

Intro:

Electronic Health Records are only one part of the complex Health IT picture. A larger issue is getting separate EHR systems to work together to connect disparate health information. In this webinar we will hear from two speakers who are involved in this challenge from different perspectives. Dr. Minakshi Tikoo from UCONN Health will be talking about the challenges of health information exchange in the state of Connecticut and some possible solutions. Simone Myrie from the federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will be talking about an initiative designed to help patients manage their own health information.

 

Presenters:

Minakshi Tikoo –

“Reality of health information Exchanges  and Interoperability – a Case study of Connecticut”

This talk will cover the following 1) a broad over view of HITECH Act, comprised of grants from CMS and ONC. 2) A summary of challenges with HIT (covering both HIE and adoption of EHRs) 3) A little dose of reality from the perspective of what it takes to implement and what the challenges are. Lastly, covering what might be some policy and or payment reform that might help.

Simone Myrie –

“Patient Empowerment via eHealth & the Blue Button Initiative” 

Summary of presentation: As policy changes continues to move our health care systems towards being digital, this presents exciting and new opportunities for providers to engage with their patients or their caregivers in a rich way. Find out how the Blue Button Initiative led by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, HHS and private sector supporters are increasing consumer access to their health information. Consumer ehealth is changing the way patients are able to manage their health and communicate and collaborate with their care teams. All however have a role in educating consumers about their right to access their information, how and the value it presents.

 

Extra! Extra! Health IT COI Recruiting!

Friday, January 2nd, 2015
  • Interested in professional development and collaboration?
  • Want to keep up-to-date with trends in your profession?
  • Enjoy cultivating skills through group projects?
  • Looking for a way to connect with librarians with similar professional interests?

You’re in luck!  The Health IT Community of Interest is looking for a few good [wo]men.  Join this group for an intellectually stimulating safari through the veldt of Health Information Exchanges, the thickets of Meaningful Use and the ever-challenging question of how librarians can contribute.

We are working on a series of webinars to showcase these current issues.  New ideas welcome.  Give us your thoughts on other ways to promote discussion about this important topic.  We’re fun.  We’re friendly.  And we want YOU!

Please contact Jenny Miglus at miglus@uchc.edu or (860) 679-3200

 

HealthIT Webinar: Adding Value to EHRs: Librarians Step Up

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Adding Value to EHRs: Librarians Step Up

Date: October 29, 2014 – 2:00 PM EDT

Hosted by the HealthIT COI and UConn Health

 

Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.”     ~ Charles Dudley Warner

 

There is SO much talk about Health IT and EHRs and yet, how many of us can say we’re actively involved?  Attribute this to HIPAA, or politics or a silo mentality at many institutions, librarians are frequently frustrated by a perceived inability to get to the table and contribute.

 

This webinar features two librarians who ARE involved.  Tune in to hear how one describes ways to become involved and stay in touch with EHRs and hear the experiences of another teaching EPIC’s CADENCE application to employees working at the front desk of her organization.

Register here

 

Guest speakers include:

  • Dina McKelvy, MLS, AHIP, Library Manager for Automation and Planning at Maine Medical Center Library
  • Mina Davenport, MLS,CT, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
Please visit WP-Admin > Options > Snap Shots and enter the Snap Shots key. How to find your key