The NN/LM offers many resources you can use when showing healthcare professionals or the public how to access good health information. Recently some of the brochures have been revised. Below is information on how to access three updated resources. By the way, a new feature: you can customize many of the trifold brochures by adding your organization’s information in the space provided on the back! Be sure and go to http://nnlm.gov/training/pamphlets.html to see all of the pamphlets and brochures available. (more…)
Archive for October, 2007
On October 4, 2007 Microsoft announced a new consumer health product – HealthVault – a freely available personal health record that consumers can access on the web. The new resource also includes an Internet search tailored for health queries. Microsoft has partnered with other health agencies and organizations to contribute to the project. They are hoping that patients will coordinate with their health care providers to add individual health information to their records at www.healthvault.com Where do librarians fit into this project? It’s hard to determine from the information currently available.
To read the entire New York Times article see: Microsoft Rolls Out Personal Health Records by Steve Lohr, published October 4, 2007.
In addition to the many librarians on the National Library of Medicine staff, NLM relies heavily on the work of medical librarians associated with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, made up of more than 5,800 member organizations. In recognition of National Medical Librarians Month, October 2007, NLM’s Web site is currently featuring links to some great representative projects recently carried out by network members around the country. (more…)