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Archive for August, 2012

GeneEd: New Genetics Education Resource from the National Library of Medicine

Friday, August 31st, 2012

New Genetics Education Resource
http://geneed.nlm.nih.gov/

The National LIbrary of Medicine is pleased to announce the release of a new educational resource, GeneEd.  Developed in collaboration with the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), teachers and experts in genetics and genetic counseling, GeneEd is a safe and useful resource for students and teachers in grades 9 – 12 to learn genetics.  GeneEd allows students and teachers to explore topics such as Cell Biology, DNA, Genes, Chromosomes, Heredity/Inheritance Patterns, Epigenetics/Inheritance and the Environment, Genetic Conditions, Evolution, Biostatistics, Biotechnology, DNA Forensics, and Top Issues in Genetics. (more…)

Twitter Roundup August 27 to 31

Friday, August 31st, 2012

August 27

At a glance: Stage 2 meaningful use final rule http://www.govhealthit.com/news/final-rules-stage-2-meaningful-use-released

Four approaches to health information exchanges http://www.govtech.com/health/4-Approaches-to-Health-Information-Exchanges.html

August 28

Pacific University’s School of Physician Assistant Studies gets $979,671 grant to implement rural healthcare program http://www.pacificu.edu/news/detail.cfm?NEWS_ID=11481&CATEGORY_ID=1 

Free sidewalk CPR classes in Bozeman, MT http://www.kaj18.com/news/bozeman-groups-teaching-free-sidewalk-cpr-classes/
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New App from NLM: MyMedList

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

MyMedList (MML), a new app from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), allows users to electronically manage their medication list(s).  Medication lists can be e-mailed or printed, can serve as a reminder for taking medications, or be shown as reference information in doctor’s offices or hospitals.  The medications are also linked to the DailyMed mobile site.  Past events like Hurricane Katrina have demonstrated that having access to this information during and after a disaster can be crucial.

MyMedList is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad.Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

For information about MyMedList and other mobile options from the National Library of Medicine visit NLM’s Mobile Gallery site: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mobile/index.html

New Resources Available on HealthIT.gov

Monday, August 27th, 2012

This week, ONC added a number of resources to HealthIT.gov. Highlights include:

Stage 2 Meaningful Use—Final Rules: On Thursday, August 23, ONC and CMS released final requirements for the Stage 2 Electronic Health Records Incentive programs and Standards & Certification Criteria. Information and resources about both rules are available on a new Meaningful Use Stage 2 page.

New Consumer Videos Available: In recent weeks, ONC has expanded its library of consumer-friendly videos. New videos available in the Patients and Families section of HealthIT.gov include an animated video about the benefits of health IT, as well as winners of two consumer video challenges. Watch the videos.
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Twitter Roundup August 20 to 24

Friday, August 24th, 2012

August 20

Montana ranks 50th in immunization coverage http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/montana-ranks-th-in-immunization-coverage/article_fd554264-d7d4-5ede-beb9-b1fbc6b452b9.html

EHR and population health – The IHS model for success http://ehrintelligence.com/2012/08/16/ehr-population-health-ihs-model-for-success/

August 21

Medical students’ training in EHRs inadequate http://www.fierceemr.com/story/medical-students-training-ehrs-inadequate/2012-08-15

Docs using EHRs often overlook signs of depression http://www.fierceemr.com/story/depression-often-overlooked-docs-using-ehrs/2012-08-17
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Twitter Roundup August 1 to 17

Friday, August 17th, 2012

August 1

Is population health management latest Health IT fad? http://www.informationweek.com/healthcare/clinical-systems/is-population-health-management-latest-h/240004578

Oregon coalition seeks to improve Latino healthcare access http://www.thelundreport.org/resource/coalition_seeks_to_improve_latino_healthcare_access

August 2

Transforming public health: A NewPublicHealth Q&A http://blog.rwjf.org/publichealth/2012/07/25/transforming-public-health-a-newpublichealth-qa/?cid=XEM_A6258

Thousands of Montana women gain free access to some preventive health care http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/thousands-of-montana-women-gain-free-access-to-some-preventive/article_c5950506-dcc0-11e1-98fd-0019bb2963f4.html?comment_form=true

Free contraception for U.S. women begins August 1 http://www.ktvq.com/news/free-contraception-for-u-s-women-enacts-today/
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