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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

Health IT Webinar: Adding Value to EHRs: Librarians and Infobuttons

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Free Webinar

Title:  Adding Value to EHRs: Librarians and Infobuttons

Time: March 19, 2014, 10:00 – 11:30 am EDT. 

Course length: 1.5 hours; participants will also receive MLA CE hours for attending this webinar

Registration Required; http://nnlm.gov/ner/training/register.html?schedule_id=2751

This webinar is being planned as the first in a series sponsored by the NN/LM, NER on ways librarians can add value to electronic health records.  Additional webinars are in development.  The overall goal of this webinar is to give medical librarians an understanding of clinical decision support mechanisms in electronic health records (EHRs) and to increase awareness of the ways that librarians can contribute.  An understanding of the ways that library resources can be integrated into clinical decision support will empower librarians to pursue this in their own institutions. 

Guilherme Del Fiol, MD, PhD, 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.

 

Taneya Koonce, MSLS, MPH, Eskind Biomedical Library will share the Eskind Biomedical Library’s successful approaches for integrating highly relevant evidence into the institution’s electronic medical record, outpatient ordering systems, and online patient portal. 

Lauren Yaeger, MA, MLIS, St. Louis Children’s Hospital Medical Library will talk about clinical librarianship/rounding with the patient care team, Evidence Based Medicine Quality Initiative Project with the residents, and integrating clinical decision support at the point of care.

This webinar was organized by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region and the UCONN Health Library as part a grant from NN/LM NER for Biomedical Informatics. The planning committee includes Evelyn Morgen and Jennifer Miglus from the UCONN Health Center Library, and Douglas Varner
from the Dahlgren Library at Georgetown University.

Health Sciences Libraries article featured in the Maine Policy Review

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Congratulations to Susan Bloomfield, Deborah Clark, Dina McKelvy and Lucinda White on their excellent article, Health Sciences Libraries, featured in the Maine Policy Review. The article highlights ways health sciences libraries support clinicians, work with patients and consumers, keep administrators informed of changing industry trends, health care regulations and the latest research, and support technology including mobile devices and EMRs. Read the article at: http://bit.ly/10VzkmI.

5/14/13 Join us to get an update on Meaningful Use and its impact on the healthcare environment.

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Join us to get an update on Meaningful Use and its impact on the healthcare environment – don’t just hear about it, know about it!

On May 14th at 10am Janice McCallum will be presenting Meaningful Use Briefing for MedLibs  hosted by the NNLM/NER – COI – Health IT. Janice is a leading authority on commercial applications of healthcare data across all stakeholder groups, including providers, clinicians, payers, life sciences, government and patients.

She currently works as Managing Director of Health Content Advisors, where she advises STM publishers, Health IT companies, healthcare analytics firms, and healthcare providers that produce data as a primary or secondary business.

Join us for a webinar on May 14, 2013 to learn more. 
Time: 10 – 11 AM EST
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