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MLA Webinar: Clinical E-Resources and EHR System Integration (12/16/15)

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Join us at UMass Medical School in Worcester on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 from 2-3:30pm  for this MLA webinar.


This webinar offers an overview of Medicare & Medicaid Stage 2 electronic health record (EHR) Meaningful Use certification requirements, explores key elements of core measure #5 that drives institutional implementation, and discusses how major library publishers are serving their clients’ adoption of Stage 2 requirements. Participants will be inspired to work with their clinical decision-making team to provide research support on the data subsets that best meets patients’ needs and will know exactly which publisher resources meet those needs in the EHR.

Recommended for participants with basic knowledge of EHR Stage 1 Meaningful Use requirements.


PJ Grier is the associate director at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Previously, he gained EHR exposure during his time at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Southeastern/Atlantic Region, where he was instrumental in developing educational programs on EHRs, including published articles, webinars, and classes. Grier received a certificate in clinical informatics from Johns Hopkins University and monitors EHR developments through various channels and events.

Previously, he served as library and information services director at the Delaware Academy of Medicine–Newark and as a senior consultant in information delivery at Johnson & Johnson pharmaceuticals in Spring House, PA. Before libraries, he held positions at Verizon Communications. He is a Jesse Ball duPont Fund Executive Institute graduate and a current member of the Medical Informatics Section of MLA. Grier holds master’s degrees in public administration and library and information science.

Make an Impact with Your Online Content: Design for Usability and Accessibility

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Join us on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 10:30 AM  ET for a webinar that delves into the latest evidence-based, applied tips to make your online health information and services more appealing, accessible, and usable for your audiences — particularly for users who don’t have strong reading or health literacy skills. Using the latest version of HHS’ Health Literacy Online, Sandy Williams Hilfiker, Director of User-Centered Design at CommunicateHealth, will walk us through the latest research trends to make your online (including mobile!) health content effective and impactful.


Sandy Williams Hilfiker, MA, Director of User-Centered Design and Principal of CommunicateHealth, Inc., is a leading expert in the design and development of consumer health websites and e-health tools for users with limited health literacy skills and limited experience with the web. With experience testing websites, apps, and print materials with well over 2,000 limited literacy users and public health professionals, her expertise in the intersection of health literacy and usability is unparalleled. She is a passionate advocate for user-centered design spending over a decade dedicated to health communication and usability research. Sandy served as a Lead Editor for both editions of Health Literacy Online.

Register on our Training Calendar at:

This webinar is sponsored by the NN/LM NER Health Literacy Community of Interest, led by Anne-Marie Kaminsky, and facilitated by Michelle Eberle.


Collecting and Analyzing Evaluation Data

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

You are invited to join us for our upcoming webinars in a four-part series on Planning & Evaluating Health Information Outreach Projects.

Register on our training calendar.

Collecting and Analyzing Evaluation Data
Thursday, January 14th 10:30 – 11:30 AM ET
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Outreach Evaluation Resource Center (OERC) leadership will go over the ins and outs of data collection methods. We will learn how to analyze data for quantitative methods and qualitative methods.

Health Information Outreach Project Planning and Evaluation Showcase
Tuesday, April 12th 10:30 – 11:30 AM ET
Share your completed worksheets and activities from the Planning and Evaluating Health Information Outreach Projects booklets. The showcase is open to all NER network members interested to learn more about getting started with community-based outreach, planning outcomes-based outreach projects, and collecting and analyzing evaluation data.

If you missed the first webinars and would like to view the recordings, please contact Michelle Eberle at

If you participate in all four sessions of this project, you will receive 8 Medical Library Association Consumer Health Information Specialization credits.  You will only need 4 other credits to qualify for the MLA CHIS Level 1.

This project is led by Margot Malachowski (Baystate Health), Michelle Eberle (NN/LM NER), Cindy Olney (NN/LM OERC), and Karen Vargas (NN/LM OERC) and sponsored by the NN/LM Healthy Communities COI (Community of Interest).

MLA Webinar: Precision Medicine: What Is It and Why Should I Care?

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Join us at UMass Medical School for this engaging webinar on Precision Medicine.


  • Date/Time: Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m., eastern time
  • Length: 1.5 hour webinar


We are living in an era of amazing scientific progress. Advances in computing capabilities have decreased both the time and cost of sequencing genomes, resulting in the possibility of harnessing this technology to improve health and treat disease. There is a lot of talk about genomic medicine these days, but how much is hope and how much is hype? The Precision Medicine Initiative is underway in the United States. What is THAT about, and how does it relate to personal genomics and personalized medicine? Does pharmacogenomics have anything to do with this? And what exactly IS pharmacogenomics? This webinar will address these questions and provide an overview of the basic concepts and ethical concerns surrounding precision medicine. Participants will come away with information and resources they can use personally as well as professionally.


Carrie Iwema, AHIP, is in her ninth year as an information specialist in molecular biology for the Health Sciences Library System at the University of Pittsburgh. In this role, she provides bioinformatics support and training for researchers, helping them to access and use specialized analytical tools and databases. She is also a member of the data management team and teaches classes on how to craft a data management plan, which led to her receiving a secondary faculty appointment with the University of Pittsburgh’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Also, Iwema created and runs a workshop series, “How-To Talks by Postdocs,” that provides postdoctoral researchers an opportunity teach classes in the library. In addition to her library degree, Iwema has a doctorate in neuroscience and is a member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals. She is actively involved in MLA and is currently the chair-designate for the Continuing Education Committee as well as a member of the Joint Planning Committee for Mosaic ’16 in Toronto. She is specifically in charge of the lightning talks, so if you have any questions, feel free to ask her! Iwema has been teaching continuing education classes on genetics for librarians as well as personal genomics and personalized medicine since 2012.

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