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The NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region serves the biomedical information needs and supports collaboration among libraries and information centers that serve health information needs in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and the U.S. Territories in the Pacific.

The mission of the NN/LM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health through improved access to health information. The Regional Medical Library in the Pacific Southwest region offers educational programs, consultation, and funding for projects to support the health information needs of libraries, community partners, health organizations, and the general public throughout the region.

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  • Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes

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    On March 7, the NN/LM Pacific Northwest (PNR) and MidContinental (MCR) Regions are co-sponsoring a forum that will provide an overview of current and potential uses of patient data to improve patient safety, quality of care and evidence-based practice, Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes.

    Online or in-person attendance options are available.  Registration is free, but is required.

  • MedPix

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    The National Library of Medicine has announced the launch of MedPix®, a free online medical image database originally developed by the Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Informatics at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD.



  • Midday at the Oasis

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    Join us for the Midday at the Oasis webinar on Wednesday, Feburary 17, 2016!

    Presentation Title: Copyright Roundup
    Description: Join Marty Brennan, UCLA’s Copyright and Licensing Librarian, as he provides highlights of the latest developments in copyright law and the intersecting library issues you need to know about.

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  • MedlinePlus the Magazine

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    The Winter 2016 issue of NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine features topics including Crohn’s disease, tips for a healthy new year, flu vaccinations, dyslexia, probiotics, and Parkinson’s disease. 

    NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine is the trusted consumer guide to the vast array of authoritative online health and medical information in MedlinePlus. The magazine is freely available as a print subscription, e-mail alerts, and online.