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Upcoming Webinars

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Check out our upcoming webinars and also NLM NTC educational opportunities on our training calendar. Upcoming webinars include:

Technology Today: Ready, Set, Go!: Easy-to-use online tools to create effective tutorials
Thursday, September 4, 2014, 11 AM- 12 PM ET

Compelling Counts: Trends in Evaluation Data Reporting
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 2 – 3 PM ET
Approved for 1 MLA CHIS (Consumer Health Information Specialization) credit

Hospital Library Chat: Partnership at the Point of Care
Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 10 – 11 AM ET

RML-NLM-MLA 2014 Update
Thursday, October 9, 2014, 10-11 AM ET (75 minutes)

HealthIT: Librarian Super Users
Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 2 – 3 PM ET

Register on our training calendar.

Workgroup members needed – Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is accepting applications for the HIT Policy Committee and Standards Committee Workgroups. ONC is on a fast-track to get nominees with a June 6 deadline for submitting an application here.

The workgroups, which help identify health IT standards, implementation and certification criteria, “typically meet virtually twice a month for at least three hours per month to deliberate and make recommendations to their respective advisory committees,” according to a May 29 blog posting from ONC.

Last month, National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo, M.D., called for a restructuring of the HIT Policy Committee’s workgroups. The plan includes fewer workgroups but an expansion of their respective scopes.

“This effort is aimed at ensuring the work of the committees guide and aligns with ONC’s strategic direction and policy priorities into the next decade,” states the ONC blog. “It also serves as an opportunity to support collaboration across the committees and to build on the workgroups’ diverse membership.  We are looking for new members that represent important perspectives and areas of expertise and add to the discussions by engaging in strategic, innovative thinking.”

The HITPC workgroups include: HIT strategy; HIT implementation, usability, and safety; interoperability and health information exchange; advanced health models and meaningful use; privacy and security; and consumer perspective and engagement. The HITSC workgroups are: steering committee; semantic standards; content standards; transport and security;  architecture, services, and application program interfaces; and implementation, certification, and testing.

For additional information, contact Michelle Consolazio at michelle.consolazio@hhs.gov.

 

http://www.healthdatamanagement.com/news/ONC-Looking-for-New-Workgroup-Members-48153-1.html

Librarians Adding Value to EHRs: Infobuttons and Meaningful Use

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Free Health IT Webinar –  

Title: Librarians Adding Value to EHRs: Infobuttons and Meaningful Use

Time:  April 30, 2014, 1:00-2:00 pm, EDT.

Course length:  1.0 hour

Registration Required:  http://tinyurl.com/p3nxmq9

This webinar is the second in a series on ways librarians can add value to electronic health records.  The goals of this webinar are threefold: to give librarians a clear understanding of what infobuttons are and how they work; to deepen their understanding of the needs of clinicians using EHRs; and to highlight requirements for Meaningful Use that may provide opportunities for medical librarians. 

Guilherme Del Fiol, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah, School of Medicine will present results of a systematic review on clinical questions raised by clinicians and tools that help answer these questions by integrating EHR systems with online knowledge resources. 

He will also discuss how these tools are being disseminated via the “HL7 Context-Aware Knowledge Retrieval Standard” (a.k.a, Infobutton Standard) and the EHR Meaningful Use certification program. 

John Halamka, MD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief Information Officer, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will review the healthcare IT challenges ahead that medical librarians can help support. Meaningful Use Stage 2 regulations and proposed regulations for Meaningful Use Stage 3 include several requirements for decision support, patient education, and quality metrics, all of which benefit from knowledge services curated by medical librarians. 

This webinar was organized by a team of three librarians.  Evelyn B. Morgen, director of the Lyman Maynard Stowe Library, University of Connecticut Health Center,  Jennifer D. Miglus, (librarian at LM Stowe library,) and Douglas L. Varner, (Senior Associate Director and Chief Biomedical Informationist at the Dahlgren Memorial Library, Georgetown University Medical Center) invited and coordinated with the speakers.  This webinar could not have been produced without the invaluable technical support of Meredith Solomon and the staff of NNLM/NER.

 

Librarians Adding Value to EHRs: Infobuttons and Infobuttons

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

On Wednesday, March 19, NNLM/NER hosted a webinar:  “Adding Value to EHRs: Librarians and Infobuttons”.   Apparently this topic tapped a vein of interest, because 280 people registered for the event, and more than 220 logged in and stayed for the 1-hour session.  There were two presenters.

Taneya Koonce, Associate Director for Research at Eskind Biomedical Library, Vanderbilt University was the first.  She discussed three aspects of librarians’ involvement with Vanderbilt’s home grown EHR, Star Panel.  Star Panel has an internal messaging feature which allows clinicians to request a literature search from within a patient record. Second, librarians are instrumental in the development of order sets.  Order sets can be defined as collection of orders, (usually derived based on best practice guidelines,) for a select group of patients throughout different disciplines.  Lastly, librarians provide resources to be integrated into the consumer health portal.

Lauren Yaeger, Bernard Becker Medical Library, Washington University, discussed her role in rounding with her hospital.  She also described her involvement with the implementation of a knowledge page embedded in the EHR for clinical decision support in the emergency room.  While there was much positive feedback from clinicians, there were also suggestions for improvement.  They are currently moving to an HL7 Infobutton.

Both speakers stressed the importance of understanding the needs of clinicians and ongoing training for librarians so that they can better support them.

A third speaker, Dr. Guilherme Del Fiol, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah School of Medicine, was scheduled to speak but was unable to participate.  His topic was the HL7 Infobutton standard, how this can be used within EHRs to answer questions raised by clinicians in the course of patient care and the EHR Meaningful Use certification program.  He will be one of two featured speakers on another webinar.

This webinar was organized by a team of three librarians.  Evelyn B. Morgen, director of the Lyman Maynard Stowe Library, University of Connecticut Health Center, suggested the topic.  Jennifer D. Miglus, (librarian at LM Stowe library,) and Douglas L. Varner, (Senior Associate Director and Chief Biomedical Informationist at the Dahlgren Memorial Library, Georgetown University Medical Center) invited and coordinated with the speakers.  This webinar could not have been produced without the invaluable technical support of Meredith Solomon and the staff of NNLM/NER.

A recording of this webinar can be found at http://nnlm.gov/ner/training/distancelearning.html

Another webinar in this series is tentatively scheduled for April 30, 2014. More to come soon.

 

Jennifer Miglus, HMS Librarian

Information and Education Services Dept.

Lyman Maynard Stowe Library

University of Connecticut Health Center

Farmington, CT  06034-4003

miglus@uchc.edu

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