MedlinePlus Connect Wins DHHS Award!
NLM’s MedlinePlus Connect was one of the winners of the HHSinnovates Award!
The HHSinnovates award program is aimed at building a culture of innovation at the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) through facilitating the exchange of innovative ideas throughout the Department. This contest seeks not only to recognize and reward good ideas but also to help promote them across the Department.
A team from the National Library for Medicine (NLM) won this Award on March 31, 2011 for their important Health Information Technology (HIT) application, MedlinePlus Connect. MedlinePlus Connect enables consumers to connect instantly from their electronic health record (EHR) to comprehensive information at MedlinePlus about a health condition, treatment or concern.
The honorees from NLM include: Joyce Backus, Stephanie Dennis, Sarena Burgess, Naomi Miller, Joe Potvin, and from Columbia University, Maxine Rockoff.
Press release of HHSinnovates Award winners: http://www.hhs.gov/open/discussion/adding_value.html
MedlinePlus Connect: http://www.hhs.gov/open/innovate/round2/mmlpconnect.html