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RML/NLM/MLA 2014 Update

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

The RML/NLM/MLA 2014 update was held via webinar on October 9, 2014.   We invite you to view the recording to hear about the latest initiatives and updates from your Regional Medical Library, the National Library of Medicine, and the Medical Library Association.  Presenters included Mary Piorun and Michelle Eberle (RML), Martha Fishel (NLM), and Linda Walton (MLA President).


Health Insurance Open Enrollment Webinar

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

If you missed the CMS webinar, we invite you to view the recording:

Got Coverage? Need Coverage? Getting Health Insurance During the Open Enrollment Period / October 2014 (Recording | Presentation (PDF))

Presenter: Jennifer Syria, Health Insurance Specialist, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Boston Regional Office
Summary: During the next few months, millions of Americans will need to decide how they would like to receive their health care coverage in 2015. This webinar will focus on the Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Period and review the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period. Discussion will include important information regarding the types of notices individuals will receive, consumer messaging, and the ways libraries can help inform individuals of their health care options. This webinar will provide valuable information for libraries in both the Middle Atlantic and New England Regions. 

MLA Hosted Webinar – Communicate Your Value through Marketing and Advocacy 11/5/14

Monday, October 27th, 2014

This webinar will run from 2-3:30pm on 11/5/14 and needs to be viewed at the UMass Medical School Lamar Soutter Library. A recording of this webinar will be made available to state and institutional groups for viewing at a later date.

Register here.

The webinar will cover:

  • communicating the value of libraries
  • developing a marketing plan and engaging users and stakeholders
  • understanding the value of branding and campaigns
  • using tools, tips and tricks to make the most of your time
  • determining if social media fits in
  • determining if a plan is working and preventing lost opportunities


Patricia C. Higginbottom, AHIP, is the associate director for public services at Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences (LHL) at the University of Alabama–Birmingham. She has been with LHL for over 20 years in a variety of roles. Higginbottom co-manages marketing and public relations activities for LHL with Valerie St. Pierre Gordon, AHIP, and has been involved in marketing for many years. The “Marketing, Public Relations and Communication” chapter in the book, Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship, was coauthored by Higginbottom in 2008. LHL also won the MLA Creative Promotions Award in 2006. She and Gordon taught an MLA-certified class called “Maintain Momentum in Marketing” in 2013 and are revising it an online environment. In addition to presenting posters and papers on marketing and promotion at the local and regional levels, they have contracted to write a book on library marketing to be published in 2015.

Valerie St. Pierre Gordon has worked at the University of Alabama–Birmingham Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences since 1990 and is currently head of cataloging and marketing and staff development coordinator. She began her career as a cataloger and later branched out into staff development and marketing. Gordon and Patricia C. Higginbottom, AHIP, share responsibility for marketing and public relations activities at Lister Hill Library and have presented on this topic locally and regionally. They have taught an MLA continuing education course on marketing and are currently working on a marketing book to be published in 2015. Gordon received her master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Maryland–College Park and a bachelor’s degree in English from Emory University. She is a distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals.

Webinar: An Exciting Program on Academic Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

Monday, October 27th, 2014

November 19, 2014

Instruction – An Exciting Program on Academic Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

Date and Time: Wednesday, November 19, 2014, Noon to 1:00pm (EDT)

Presenters: Kathleen Annala, Co-founder of Archetype Innovations, LLC and Carolyn Schubert, Health Sciences and Nursing Librarian, James Madison University

Contact: For additional information or questions about this webinar, please contact PJ Grier at

Summary: Many health sciences librarians are active in an advisory capacity to faculty curriculum committees as well partners with school faculty in developing specific course content. At the same time, curriculum developers in health sciences education including medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry and medical coding now recognize that health care information technology (HIT) is an important component in the educational outcomes of future clinicians. Although there are other academic electronic health records (EHRs) in the marketplace, this exciting webinar will explore two EHRs in use today by health sciences schools, colleges and universities: Neehr Perfect and Sim Chart.

Two facts make academic EHRs different than ones deployed in actual patient care are:

  1. Academic EHRs usually integrate with a college or university’s learning management system (LMS) which is an important instruction and education tool for faculty and students,
  2. Academic EHRs are not HIPAA compliant and do not require certification as delegated by the Office of the National Coordinator in the Department of Health and Human Services.

Biographical Sketch: Kathleen Annala, MA, RN, President & Chief Operating Officer, Archetype Innovations, LLC, Duluth, MN.

Kathleen Annala is the owner of Archetype Innovations, an educational technology company that designs and supports EHR systems for educational use. Kathleen began her work designing EHRs for educational use over 15 years ago at the College of St. Scholastica where she was a professor of nursing and founding member of the nation’s first project to develop an EHR that could be used as an educational tool. She taught students with an educational EHR that she helped create and has been improving upon EHRs ever since. After teaming up with Archetype Innovations to design the “perfect” educational EHR, Neehr Perfect was released in 2009.

Summary: Kathleen will discuss the key features of an educational EHR and show how faculty and students simulate clinical practice and develop EHR competencies in an academic environment using Neehr Perfect. She will also discuss ways Neehr Perfect is customized with patient scenarios, documentation forms, references, resources and training tools to give students hands on experience with the type of patients, data and point-of-care opportunities available with EHR technology in healthcare.

Biographical Sketch: Carolyn  Schubert, MLS, Health Sciences and Nursing Librarian, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Carolyn Schubert teaches a course titled “Introduction to Informatics for Health Care Professionals”.  Recent publications include the book chapter “What is Biomedical Informatics? An Overview and a Case Study” in the book Curriculum-Based Library Instruction. Her research interests include biomedical informatics, educational technologies and instruction, and scholarly communication.

Summary: Carolyn will discuss her training in Sim Chart, give a short demo of some of its functionality, speak about student perspectives with some insight on the faculty’s perspective and provide an overview of how it was incorporated into the University’s nursing curriculum. She received vendor-supplied training on Sim Chart alongside Nursing faculty. She has been given access to use and evaluate the system in relation to the library’s iPad program and point-of-care resources. She also uses other systems, such as Practice Fusion when teaching students about electronic health records.

Upon completion of the Beyond the SEA Webinar, each participant will receive 1 hour of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be available electronically following completion of the online survey supplied at the end of the webinar.

What do you need to join this conference?

  • A computer (with Flash installed)
  • A telephone

How do I connect?

  • Go to this URL:
  • Enter as a Guest
  • Sign in with your first and last name
  • Follow the instructions in the meeting room to have Adobe Connect call your phone (this is the preferred way; however, if you have an extension or for some other reason cannot let Adobe connect call you phone, call 1-800-605-5167 and enter the participant code 816440 when prompted.)
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