MedlinePlus Connect Webcast Available
Last week a 30 minute webcast was held about MedlinePlus Connect: Linking Patient Portals and EHRs to Consumer Health Information and a recording is now available at https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p92647717/.
MedlinePlus Connect (http://medlineplus.gov/connect) allows patient portals, electronic health records (EHR), and other health IT systems to link to relevant, authoritative consumer health information from MedlinePlus.gov. MedlinePlus Connect accepts requests based on problem codes, medication codes, and lab test codes. It also supports the HL7 Context-Aware Knowledge Retrieval (Infobutton) standard. Stephanie Dennis, MedlinePlus Connect project manager, gave an overview of MedlinePlus Connect, explained how to implement it, and explained the National Library of Medicine’s behind-the-scenes work to support it.