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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 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

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

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