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Archive for the ‘NIH’ Category

HHS Offers New Free Mobile Apps

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

As part of ongoing efforts to meet the goals of the federal Digital Government Strategy, the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is making available 33 free health mobile apps.

The apps are geared to both consumers and healthcare professionals and offer functions such as tracking health status, accessing medical information, smoking cessation, educating EMS professionals and educators on field triage, aiding physicians in identifying appropriate patient-specific preventive services, finding an HIV/AIDS treatment professional, tracking influenza-like illness activity, accessing a national directory of health hotlines, finding community health centers and recording current and past medication histories.

The National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, National Library of Medicine, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Cancer Institute, National Human Genome Research Institute and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services developed the apps.

Access the complete list of apps here.

Dietary Supplements Database

Monday, June 17th, 2013

The National Library of Medicine has collaborated with the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) on a new database containing dietary supplement label information.

The new database [http://www.dsld.nlm.nih.gov/dsld/] captures information on dietary supplements’ labels and allows the searching, sorting, and filtering capabilities needed by researchers. Its data can be saved and analyzed. It is a significantly larger effort than the earlier NLM Dietary Supplements Labels Database and already contains 17,000 labels and images of labels. It is expected to grow rapidly over the next three years, eventually covering most of the 55,000 dietary supplement products sold to American consumers.

For more information: http://www.nih.gov/news/health/jun2013/nlm-17.htm

Update on NIH’s Public Access Policy

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Read about the updates to the NIH Public Access policy and view a short video about the new public access compliance monitor tool. The compliance monitor is a web-based tool that allows administrators to monitor policy compliance across their institution.