Health Insurance and Libraries: Pacific Northwest Region ACA Update - November 13, 2013 at Noon Pacific (11am Alaska 1 PM Mountain).
Libraries are on the front line of receiving questions about the health insurance options now available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Join Nikki Dettmar, Education & Assessment Coordinator NN/LM PNR as she provides an overview on the ACA and the health insurance marketplace options currently operating in our region’s coverage area (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington). The webcast will have a primary focus on consumer health information but will also touch on the Community Health Needs Assessment requirement for non-profit hospitals under ACA, and some examples of successful ACA outreach activities already taking place in public and hospital libraries. Also, take a peak at our ACA resource page for the Pacific Northwest Region and if you are unable to join us next Wednesday, we invite you to view a recording of the webcast at the Rendezvous website later. Update: Recording now available here https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p7yrlvaidso/.
Due to a recent Adobe Connect system update, please test your computer ahead of time to help avoid technical difficulties as a plugin may be needed.
New for 2013: This webcast is eligible for 1 hour of Medical Library Association continuing education (MLA CE) for attending the webcast and completing a brief evaluation form (provided during the webcast). If you are unable to join us then, we invite you to view a recording of the webcast at the Rendezvous website later – the evaluation form will still be accessible and you can obtain the CE for watching the recording.
As part of our Federal agency services regarding electronic and information technology resources being accessible to people with disabilities, closed captioning is available on this and future RML Rendezvous webcasts.
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR) is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for sites around the region to host the upcoming Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education webcast on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time: “Addressing Hospital Needs and Goals in the Era of the Affordable Care Act and Meaningful Use: What Librarians Need to Know“, presented by Michelle Kraft, AHIP, Cleveland Clinic. Read more »
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM)
The Regional Medical Library (RML) office for the NN/LM Pacific Northwest Region is not affected by the government shutdown and is open during regular business hours 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Pacific Time on weekdays.
The National Library of Medicine
Due to the lapse in government funding, the National Library of Medicine will be closed until appropriations are enacted.
NLM Web Site
Due to the lapse in government funding, the information on http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ may not be up to date, transactions submitted via the web site may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted.
Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at http://www.usa.gov/
Nikki Dettmar, Education and Assessment Coordinator for the NN/LM PNR, is going back to school for a second masters degree in Learning Technologies.
Since starting her position in the PNR office, Nikki has shown great interest in web-deliverable interactive, self-paced lessons, tutorials, and learning objects that extend NN/LM educational activities. She has served as host of the PNR monthly webinar series, RML Rendezvous, identifying best practices to improve its programming and delivery. Also, Nikki created the Moodle-based “Making Connections: Electronic Health Records and Librarians” online class, which was the first of its kind.
To pursue her studies, Nikki has resigned from her full time position effective October 15th, but intends to work part-time to help support the PNR during a transition period.
Please join me in congratulating Nikki as she embarks on making a career change to online instructional design and teaching!
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR) is pleased to announce two locations in our region that will host the upcoming Making Your Library Promotion Pop! Practical Design Principles and Tools for the Non-Designer Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education webcast on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 11 am -12:30 pm Pacific time.
In Seattle, WA PNR will host the webcast at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library, Lab C. Please register at if you plan to attend at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/pnrmlawebcast.
In Spokane, WA the Inland NorthWest Health Science Libraries (INWHSL) will host the webcast at Spokane Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Room 40-215. Please register if you plan to attend at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RYNJ9BR.
If you plan to attend, please be aware that there is pre-reading, a pre-assignment, and homework after the class. Details are as follows: Read more »