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FEDLINK Librarians’ Roles Survey

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

The Library of Congress FEDLINK invites you to participate in a survey that explores the roles library and information science (LIS) professionals are undertaking to support clinical care. This survey will also ask you about the partnerships you have created and work within to support clinical care and its practitioners.

This is the first of three studies that the Library of Congress FEDLINK is conducting to learn about the ways LIS professionals are involved with health information. Future surveys will focus on LIS professionals who support public health and their contributions to reducing the cost of care and other cost efficiencies for their organizations.

We hope you will help us by completing this survey. It will take approximately 30-45 minutes of your time.

To complete the survey please go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FEDLINKHITCC
The survey will be open until February 22, 2013.

The results will be used to promote the emerging roles LIS professionals have taken on. Additionally, we plan to use the findings to inform our education, training, and programming.

If you have any questions, you may contact Jamie Stevenson, at jstev@loc.gov or 202-707-4852.

Best regards,

Jamie

Jamie Stevenson, MPH
Principal Investigator
Library of Congress | FEDLINK

Launch of Open Access Journal on Electronic Clinical Data

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Electronic Data Methods Forum are pleased to announce the official launch of eGEMs (Generating Evidence and Methods to improve patient outcomes). eGEMs is an open access journal focused on using electronic clinical data to advance research and quality improvement, with the overall goal of improving patient and community outcomes. Authors are welcome to submit papers, images, or other media focused on data methods, informatics, governance, and the learning health system.

Select to access: http://repository.academyhealth.org/egems/

[Announcement forwarded from the NLM, NNO]

Maureen Dunn Becomes Leader of HIT-COI

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Maureen Dunn, Director of the Medical Library at Concord Hospital in Concord, NH, has accepted the role of Leader of the Health-IT Community of Interest. Along with Mark Goldstein as the NER facilitator, the group hopes to build a strong core of participants to plan future events and activities. One likely event will be a webinar highlighting the emergence of academic programs in Health-IT at community colleges throughout the region.

This week is National Health IT week!

Monday, September 10th, 2012

What is National Health IT Week?

“Now in its seventh year, National Health IT Week is a collaborative forum assembling key healthcare constituents—vendors, provider organizations, payers, pharmaceutical/biotech companies, government agencies, industry/professional associations, research foundations, and consumer protection groups— working together to elevate national attention to the necessity of advancing health IT. “

There are a number of activities and forums planned, and plenty of opportunities to attend, virtually (http://www.healthitweek.org/activities.asp).

If you attend any of the forums or activites, please let me know!

Additional resources new on HealthIT.gov:

Stage 2 Meaningful Use—Final Rules: On Thursday, August 23, ONC and CMS released final requirements for the Stage 2 Electronic Health Records Incentive programs and Standards & Certification Criteria. Information and resources about both rules are available on a new Meaningful Use Stage 2 page.

New Consumer Videos Available: In recent weeks, ONC has expanded its library of consumer-friendly videos. New videos available in the Patients and Families section of HealthIT.gov include an animated video about the benefits of health IT, as well as winners of two consumer video challenges. Watch the videos.

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