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Breaking an Electronic Health Record System: a sandbox workshop &#45 4 CE MLA

Fri, 2017-12-15 14:29

Instructor: PJ Grier, Outreach and Access Coordinator, SE/A RML

Dates: Upon request throughout 2013

Note

This is the second class in the NN/LM SE/A Health Information Technology (HIT) series, and is held in-person. Prior to attending this class, students should have a working knowledge of national healthcare policies underlying the institutional adoption of EHRs. Students are encouraged to gain this knowledge on their own, through the Office of the National Coordinator or to enroll in the first class of the series, entitled “Informatics for librarians: peeling the onion.

Abstract

The overall objective of this course is to give librarians an opportunity to “touch and feel” the functionality of a certified electronic health record system (EHR-S) in a “safe harbor” environment. Because many clinical health sciences librarians are currently excluded from accessing their institutional electronic health record system (EHR-S) on an operational, day-to-day basis, this class provides that opportunity, albeit in a “practice” environment.

As EHRs are crucial building blocks in the formation of an encrypted national health information network (NHIN), it is crucial that health sciences librarians continue to be engaged in important EHR supporting roles within their respective institutions with regard to planning, deployment and even optimization efforts. Now is the time to start evaluating and identifying strategies of how health sciences librarians can best contribute to the value of an HER, from a daily operations patient care perspective.

Method

Using different EHR dashboards and modules, librarians will experience simulated patient care data, usability and design factors, navigation capabilities, and meaningful use criteria including the one that deals with the provision of patient education. This course also provides an understanding and sensitivity of the rigorous training that librarians’ customers undergo in order to be proficient in the EHR-S, while providing optimal patient care.

This course will access an EHR-S via actual use in a demo environment. Through guided instruction, lecture and videos, students will create practice authentication that will enable them to access, and experiment with the functionality of a certified EHR-S. Practice system exercises include dashboard components such as charting, custom texts, adding/registering a new patient, alerts/warnings, medication reconciliation, patient scheduling, meaningful use, and billing. From a clinical encounter perspective, there will be sufficient “sandbox” time to enter appropriate ICD-9 diagnosis codes and/or diagnosed health conditions, treatment plans, and patient education information (via NLM’s MedlinePlus Connect process) into the clinical narrative (SOAP Note) of a fictitious patient, as a “physician user.”

Agenda

Short Videos: 1HR

Instructional videos explain and support the EHR dashboard components that students will practice with during the sandbox time

Article: Margalit Gur-Arie – 20MIN

Computer sandbox time: 2HRS

Discussion: 20MIN

Instruction: 20MIN

Course Materials No printed materials are required for the class. However, students should have a fundamental knowledge of the national healthcare policies underlying institutional adoption of EHRs.

Resources

Class requires a computer lab work environment with high-speed Internet access so that students can use the EHR-S at their own pace and according to their own needs.  Students are encouraged to bring a personal set of headphones for audio listening. Instructor workstation also requires high-speed Internet access, audio/sound capability and overhead projection equipment.

 

Continuing Education

Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive 4 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association (MLA). Certificates will be delivered electronically.

 

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NNLM SEA Digest News – December 15, 2017

Fri, 2017-12-15 07:55

Welcome to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region’s Weekly Digest. This digest includes upcoming events, online training opportunities, news, and past events.

Top Items of Interest

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

 On-Demand Asynchronous Moodle Course

 Online Asynchronous Moodle Course

 Webinars: December 18-22

 Webinars: January 1-5

 Webinars: January 8-12

In addition to the webinars listed, the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office provides webinars for subscribers to the Digital Library. Visit the NPHCO Calendar for training opportunities available.

Recordings Available on YouTube**

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM), and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) News

 NIH News

 NLM News

 NLM Technical Bulletin

 NCBI Insights

Focus on Data

Focus on Precision Medicine

Focus on Substance Use Disorder

Miscellaneous News

NNLM SEA Communications

Notes on NNLM Training Opportunities

  • All sessions listed below are sponsored by a specific regional or national office, but open to all.
  • Webinars are scheduled for 1 hour unless otherwise noted.
  • The NNLM class registration system requires a free NNLM accountprior to registration.
  • Visit the NNLM Training Opportunitiesto register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.
  • Please visit the NNLM Acronym Guideto understand the acronyms.
  • Refer to this guide to claim MLA CE credit.

** Please note that recordings from NNLM available on YouTube may not have MLA CE Credit available. Please contact the regional office that sponsored the webinar for details.

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Update from the HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative (GLI)

Tue, 2017-12-12 10:10

Many thanks to all librarians who participated in the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s (HSLANJ) Fall 2017 Offer via their Group Licensing Initiative (GLI). It was exciting to welcome many new participants from the 20-state GLI participation region!

Please note: The Spring 2018 Offer will be available in March of 2018. Stay tuned for details.

A special invitation for NNLM SEA medical librarians: GLI Project Manager Robb Mackes will be available to meet with librarians located in AL, FL, GA, MS and SC during the month of February 2018. Have questions about participating with the GLI? Would you like Robb to make a presentation to your library association meeting?

Contact Robb: (570) 856-5952 or robb@hslanj.org

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Job Opportunity: Physician at The National Library of Medicine

Tue, 2017-12-12 08:20

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, has been a center of information innovation since its founding in 1836. The world’s largest biomedical library, NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe. It also supports and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology. In addition, the Library coordinates a 6,500-member National Network of Libraries of Medicine that promotes and provides access to health information in communities across the United States.

This position is located in the Division of Library Operations (DLO), Medical Subject Headings Section (MeSH).

As a Physician, you will:

  • Serve as a resident expert in content modeling and editing, systems development related to NLM terminology products, such as SNOMED CT and the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS).
  • Maintain liaison between the SNOMED International (developers of SNOMED CT), the Regenstrief Institute (developers of LOINC), and other developers of clinical content vocabularies, insuring coordination, avoidance of overlapping work, and completeness of those vocabularies. Apply high degree of knowledge and creativity in the solution of important problems relating to development of predictable coverage by NLM terminology products.
  • Represent NLM at professional meetings and in discussions and negotiations with producers of component clinical vocabularies that are incorporated in NLM terminology products. These include Federal agencies, governments of other nations, international organizations, and professional associations. Work closely with HL7 and other standards development organizations to ensure that appropriate standards are represented in NLM terminology products.
  • Answer complex technical questions from NLM terminology product users and potential users, helping them make effective use of its data and features in their specific applications and environments. Analyze their problems with the product and its documentation and develop plans for corrections and enhancements to improve the product utility for clinical environments.
  • Coordinate efforts in developing mapping from clinical vocabularies to administrative code sets and other vocabularies.
  • Collaborate with researchers and subject area specialists within NLM, and actively participate in the scientific community of information specialists and medical informaticians. Effectively communicate informally in-person and via email, and formally such as presentations at national and international meetings.

For additional information on this position, please visit: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/careers/jobopenings.html. The application deadline is December 20, 2017. To apply, please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/486111600.

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Beyond the SEA Webinar: Disrupting Diversity Narratives: Introducing Critical Conversations in Libraries – February 1, 2018, 2:00 PM ET

Mon, 2017-12-11 15:19

Date/Time: Thursday, February 1, 2018, 2:00 PM ET

Presenter: Ione T. Damasco, Coordinator of Cataloging, Associate Professor, Roesch Library, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact Tony Nguyen.

Presentation Summary: In 2012, the Association for College and Research Libraries issued a document outlining eleven diversity standards for academic libraries to use in developing the skills and competencies that are necessary to serve diverse populations. The American Library Association lists “diversity” as one of its 11 core values. In 2016, the Medical Library Association identified diversity and inclusion as essential values for the association, and in 2017 appointed a Diversity Task Force to determine how to operationalize these values. Typically, when we use the word “diversity” we refer to specific categories of identity: race, gender, ability, and sexual orientation, to name a few. As libraries and library organizations engage in more diversity initiatives, how is the conversation around diversity, inclusion, and equity taking shape? What is left unsaid when these conversations take place? This session will challenge attendees to unpack, rethink and reframe the diversity conversation. The presenter will share findings from a content analysis project of academic library diversity plans, provide a brief overview of critical race scholarship in the field, and challenge attendees to think critically about current library rhetoric around diversity.

Presenter Bio: Ione T. Damasco is an Associate Professor and the Coordinator of Cataloging at the University of Dayton. Her primary work involves cataloging, collection development and liaison work for several subject areas. She serves on several teams and committees throughout the Libraries and on campus. Through her work on the University Libraries Diversity & Inclusion Committee, she has been able to make connections across campus with partners to develop and implement programming that fosters a more inclusive campus environment.

Pre-Register: Pre-registration is strongly recommended, but not required. Visit our registration page to sign up!

To Join the Webinar:

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2. Enter your name and email address.
3. Enter the session password: beyond.
4. Click “Join Now”.
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.
To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link
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To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the training session, or call the number below and enter the access code.
Call-in toll number (US/Canada):1-650-479-3208
Global call-in numbers: https://nih.webex.com/nih/globalcallin.php?serviceType=TC&ED=628631847&tollFree=0
Access code: 625 193 783

To add this session to your calendar program (for example Microsoft Outlook), click this link:
https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t46f8edb9841abdfd5afe26c471300932

Technical Briefs – Important Information Prior to the Use of WebEx:

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Job Opportunity: NNLM MCR Associate Director

Mon, 2017-12-11 13:40

Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region (NNLM MCR)

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah seeks an imaginative team leader with progressive ideas to lead the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region. The Associate Director reports directly to the Executive Director of the Eccles Health Sciences Library. The Associate Director leads a professional team based at the Library and five Partner Libraries in planning and implementing the NNLM MCR program. Directed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the NNLM Steering Committee, the Associate Director coordinates the activities of the NNLM MCR with other components of the NNLM program to support the effective use of NLM information products and services and improve health information access. With the NNLM MCR team, the Associate Director assures compliance with all elements of the NLM cooperative agreement. Direct reports include the Assistant Director of the NNLM Training Office, the All of Us Coordinator, and the NNLM MCR staff based at Eccles Health Sciences Library.

The individual in this position prepares an annual budget, reports in a timely fashion, and oversees the NNLM MCR communication with all stakeholders. Responsibilities also include monitoring new developments related to NLM products and services, information technology, and information policy. All librarians are expected to contribute to the profession through service, scholarship, outreach, and mentoring. This position is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position.

Apply at: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/71101

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – December 8, 2017

Fri, 2017-12-08 08:14

Welcome to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region’s Weekly Digest. This digest includes upcoming events, online training opportunities, news, and past events.

Top Item of Interest

  • The NNLM SEA and DOCLINE Coordination Offices are closed Friday, December 22, 2017 – January 1, 2018 for winter break. Our offices will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

 On-Demand Asynchronous Moodle Course

 Online Asynchronous Moodle Course

 Webinars: December 11-15

 Webinars: December 18-22

 Webinars: January 1-5

In addition to the webinars listed, the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office provides webinars for subscribers to the Digital Library. Visit the NPHCO Calendar for training opportunities available.

 Recordings Available on YouTube**

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM), and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) News

 NIH News

 NLM News

 NLM Technical Bulletin

 NCBI Insights

Focus on Data

Focus on Precision Medicine

Focus on Substance Use Disorder

Miscellaneous News

NNLM SEA Communications

Notes on NNLM Training Opportunities

  • All sessions listed below are sponsored by a specific regional or national office, but open to all.
  • Webinars are scheduled for 1 hour unless otherwise noted.
  • The NNLM class registration system requires a free NNLM accountprior to registration.
  • Visit the NNLM Training Opportunitiesto register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.
  • Please visit the NNLM Acronym Guideto understand the acronyms.
  • Refer to this guide to claim MLA CE credit.

** Please note that recordings from NNLM available on YouTube may not have MLA CE Credit available. Please contact the regional office that sponsored the webinar for details.

 

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2 Free Online Training Events on the NLM’s 2018 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

Thu, 2017-12-07 15:47

Join the NLM and NNLM Training Office for two different training events in January, introducing you to 2018 MeSH and teaching you how to adjust to MeSH changes in your PubMed searches and alerts.

Event #1: NLM Webinar: 2018 MeSH Highlights

Date and Time: Friday, January 5, 2018, 1:00 PM ET – 1:30 PM ET

Join NLM staff for a highlights tour of the 2018 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). A 20-minute presentation will feature:

  • The change of contraindications from subheading to MeSH heading
  • New publication types
  • Updates to classification of isotopes and radioisotopes
  • Additional terminology for viruses, smoking, and sugars
  • Restructuring in plant and animal taxonomies.
  • Following the presentation, Indexing and MeSH experts will be available to answer your questions.

To register, go to:  https://nnlm.gov/class/2018-mesh-highlights/8055

A recording of the presentation will be posted following the event.

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Event #2: NNLM Class: MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching

Date and Time: Friday, January 19, 2018, 1:00 PM ET – 2:00 PM ET

Every year, the Medical Subject Headings are updated:

  • How does this affect your PubMed searches?
  • What happens when a term gets changed added or removed; or moved to a different part of the MeSH hierarchy?
  • How do you accommodate vocabulary changes over time in your comprehensive searches?
  • How do you check your saved searches and alerts?
  • Join us for “MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching” to learn the answers.

To register go to: https://nnlm.gov/class/mesh-changes-and-pubmed-searching/8043

This class incorporates content from the previous class Advanced PubMed: MeSH (https://nnlm.gov/classes/advanced-pubmed-mesh).

A recording of the presentation will be posted following the event.

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MedlinePlus.gov Print Enhancement

Mon, 2017-12-04 11:30

MedlinePlus released a print enhancement that will allow users to choose what they want to print from a health topic web page: just the summary text, or the full page including the summary and all links.

Users need to click the grey printer button on the page to choose an option.

MedlinePlus Options

A dialog will open allowing users to choose “Topic Summary only” or “Full topic including all links.”

MedlinePlus Print Options

This is available on both English and Spanish health topics.

Note: The browser File menu > Print option will print the full page without giving the user these options. This feature is only available via the grey Print button on the web page.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – December 1, 2017

Fri, 2017-12-01 07:53

Welcome to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region’s Weekly Digest. This digest includes upcoming events, online training opportunities, news, and past events.

Top Items of Interest

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

On-Demand Asynchronous Moodle Course

Online Asynchronous Moodle Course

Webinars: December 4-8

Webinars: December 11-15

In addition to the webinars listed, the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office provides webinars for subscribers to the Digital Library. Visit the NPHCO Calendar for training opportunities available.

Recordings Available on YouTube**

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM), and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) News

NIH News

NLM News

NLM Technical Bulletin

NCBI Insights

Focus on Data

Focus on Precision Medicine

Focus on Substance Use Disorder

Miscellaneous News

NNLM SEA Communications

Notes on NNLM Training Opportunities

  • All sessions listed below are sponsored by a specific regional or national office, but open to all.
  • Webinars are scheduled for 1 hour unless otherwise noted.
  • The NNLM class registration system requires a free NNLM accountprior to registration.
  • Visit the NNLM Training Opportunitiesto register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.
  • Please visit the NNLM Acronym Guideto understand the acronyms.
  • Refer to this guide to claim MLA CE credit.

** Please note that recordings from NNLM available on YouTube may not have MLA CE Credit available. Please contact the regional office that sponsored the webinar for details.

 

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NNLM Partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program

Wed, 2017-11-29 12:36

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is pleased to announce a partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program (All of Us), part of the Precision Medicine Initiative. Through this collaboration, NNLM’s Regional Medical Libraries and National Offices will focus on improving consumer access to high quality health information in communities throughout the U.S., specifically, by working with public libraries. [press release]

This partnership is a 3-year pilot program to support All of Us. Activities in the pilot are designed to:

  • Help public libraries in supporting the health information needs of their users;
  • Support community engagement through public libraries for All of Us; and
  • Operate the All of Us Training Center, the home for training and resources about and related to the program for consumers, health professionals, librarians, and researchers.

NNLM’s Greater Midwest Region (GMR) at the University of Iowa is the home of the All of Us Training Center and NNLM All of Us Center for Community Engagement.

What are NNLM’s Activities in this Partnership?
  1. Our approach for community engagement is connecting Network members with public libraries to develop effective and innovative, replicable approaches to meet health information needs communities, including raising awareness of the All of Us program.
  2. This partnership’s activities will be responsive and tailored to provide value-added services for public libraries and public library staff, such as health information credentialing, resources for programming, and funding opportunities.
  3. NNLM aims to leverage the local public library as a convener for local All of Us partners and stakeholders.
  4. The All of Us Training Center is focused on engaging program participants and other interested parties in management of their personal health data.
Want to Get Involved?

To learn more, reach out to:

  1. your regional medical library (RML);
  2. Brittney Thomas, Manager, NNLM All of Us Center for Community Engagement; or
  3. Amanda J. Wilson, Head, National Network Coordinating Office
About the NIH All of Us Research Program

The mission of the All of Us Research Program is to accelerate health research and medical breakthroughs, enabling individualized prevention, treatment, and care for all of us.

The program aims to build one of the largest, most diverse datasets of its kind for health research, with one million or more volunteers nationwide who will sign up to share their information over time.

Visit https://allofus.nih.gov to learn more.

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NNLM Resource Picks Webinar Series: National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology – November 29, 3 PM ET

Fri, 2017-11-17 13:55

Title: Resources for Health Services Research and Public Health: NLM’s National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology

Date/Time: November 29, 2017 at 12pm PT/1pm MT/2pm CT/3pm ET

Host: NNLM MCR

Registration

Abstract: Topics ripped from the headlines: health reform, health inequities and disparities, community health needs assessment, public health accreditation, zika…do your clients need to know where’s the data for assessing the impact on access, cost and quality of changing health policies? Are they looking for published or just recently funded research to help write that project justification? Do they want updates from high value sources about new news and useful tools and methods to support health service research or public health practice? NLM can help you! This presentation from the staff at NICHSR will describe NLM resources, highlighting the databases Health Services Research Projects in Progress (HSRProj) and Health Services and Sciences Research Resources (HSRR); the web portals, Health Services Research Information Central (HSRIC) and Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce (PHPartners.org). We’ll also show you how our newest tool, NICHSR ONESearch, can help you and your clients easily search all four of these valuable resources with one search statement.

1 MLA Continuing Education Contact Hour will be available upon completion of this webinar.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – November 17, 2017

Fri, 2017-11-17 07:55

Welcome to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region’s Weekly Digest. This digest includes upcoming events, online training opportunities, news, and past events.

Top Items of Interest

 National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

On Demand Asynchronous Moodle Course

Online Asynchronous Moodle Course

Webinars: November 27 – December 1

Webinars: December 4-8

In addition to the webinars listed, the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office provides webinars for subscribers to the Digital Library. You can attend a Quick Starter Course or attend a Drop-In Session.

Recordings Available on YouTube

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM), and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) News

NIH News

NLM News

NLM Technical Bulletin

NCBI Insights

Focus on Data

Focus on Precision Medicine

Focus on Substance Use Disorder

Funding Opportunities

 Miscellaneous News

NNLM SEA Communications

* Notes on NNLM Training Opportunities

  • All sessions listed below are sponsored by a specific regional or national office, but open to all.
  • Webinars are scheduled for 1 hour unless otherwise noted.
  • The NNLM class registration system requires a free NNLM accountprior to registration.
  • Visit the NNLM Training Opportunitiesto register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.
  • Please visit the NNLM Acronym Guideto understand the acronyms.
  • Refer to this guide to claim MLA CE credit.
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Call for Participation: NNLM SEA Data Management Program Advisory Committee

Wed, 2017-11-15 12:00

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA) is extending an invitation for network members to join and participate in the Data Management Program Advisory Committee (PAC).

The Data Management PAC will work cooperatively with Tony Nguyen, Technology and Communications Coordinator in planning and carrying out committee work. Members are volunteers who share an expert knowledge on the topic.

The responsibility of PACs includes:

  • Advise NNLM staff on the need for and relative priority of education within the program area.
  • Assist with program evaluation.
  • Ensure that programming is aligned with local needs.
  • Evaluate technology and data related award applications.

The PAC will meet a few times a year via web conferencing software. NNLM SEA will select up to 7 members to participate in this PAC.

If you would like to nominate yourself or a colleague as a member, please visit: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3898415/SEAPAC. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2017.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – November 10, 2017

Fri, 2017-11-10 07:36

Welcome to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region’s Weekly Digest. This digest includes upcoming events, online training opportunities, news, and past events.

Top Items of Interest

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Webinars: November 13-17

Webinars: November 27 – December 1

Webinars: December 4-8

In addition to the webinars listed, the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office provides webinars for subscribers to the Digital Library. You can attend a Quick Starter Course or attend a Drop-In Session.

Recordings Available on YouTube

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM), and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) News

NIH News

NLM News

NLM Technical Bulletin

NCBI Insights

Focus on Data

Focus on Precision Medicine

Focus on Substance Use Disorder

Funding Opportunities

Miscellaneous News

NNLM SEA Communications

Notes on NNLM Training Opportunities

  • All sessions listed below are sponsored by a specific regional or national office, but open to all.
  • Webinars are scheduled for 1 hour unless otherwise noted.
  • The NNLM class registration system requires a free NNLM account prior to registration.
  • Visit the NNLM Training Opportunities to register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.
  • Please visit the NNLM Acronym Guide to understand the acronyms.
  • Refer to this guide to claim MLA CE credit.
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Beyond the SEA Webinar: A Community Effort: Responding to Substance Misuse – December 6, 2017 2-4 PM ET

Tue, 2017-11-07 11:23

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 6, 2-4 PM ET

Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact Nancy Patterson – npatters@hshsl.umaryland.edu or Tony Nguyen – ttnguyen@hshsl.umaryland.edu

Pre-Register: https://nnlm.gov/class/beyond-sea-community-effort-responding-substance-misuse/8003

Part 1: Presentation Title: Responding to the Crisis of Addiction in Our Communities

Presenter: Nita Bryant, James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA.

Presentation Summary: Librarians are arming themselves with Naloxone and saving lives, but how else can we respond to the opioid crisis and the other substance related disorders that plague our campuses and communities? In this session we will cover a variety of approaches that address misinformation, harm reduction efforts, and support for persons in recovery, and will explore a range of resources available to professionals, community organizations, and individuals struggling with addiction.

Presenter Bio: Nita Bryant holds a doctorate in sociology and is a Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University. Since 2011, she has served as library liaison to the International Programme in Addiction Studies and the Humphrey H. Humphrey Fellowship Program in Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Policy.  She is a member of SALIS (Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists), an international association of individuals and organizations with special interests in the exchange and dissemination of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) information.

Part 2: Presentation Title: Substance Misuse Prevention: A Community Effort

Presenter: Seanté Hunt, MA, CAC-AD, Opioid Misuse Prevention Coordinator, Overdose Response Program Coordinator, Howard County Health Department, Bureau of Behavioral Health, Columbia, MD

Presentation Summary: Heroin/Opioid overdose is huge public health crisis. Overdose deaths are on the rise in Howard County. Think that you don’t know anyone at risk for overdose?  Overdoses can occur accidentally or on purpose. If you know someone with a pain medication prescription, your friends and family are at risk. Opioid overdoses can occur when children or teens accidentally take, or experiment with a friend or family member’s prescription. Friends or family using illegal opiates, like heroin or taking prescribed opiates (Oxycodone-Percocet, Hydrocodone-Vicodin, Morphine, Codeine, Oxycontin, etc.) for pain, are also at risk.

The Howard County Health Department offers monthly Opioid Overdose Response trainings to the public. These trainings teach how to give Naloxone (a safe and effective antidote for opioid overdose) and rescue breathing to an overdosing person until help arrives.  Providing naloxone and rescue breathing can be the difference between life and death. Come learn how libraries and community groups can also be of value in preventing substance abuse, misuse and addiction.

Presenter Bio: Seanté Hunt is a Baltimore native with a 25 year career in the substance abuse treatment field. She started her journey as an addictions counselor after graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation Services.  She was later granted certification as a Certified Associate Counselor- Alcohol and Drug (CAC-AD) and an approved supervisor by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists. After working as a clinical supervisor in various inpatient and outpatient settings, Seanté went on to obtain a Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. Following years of work in abstinence-based programs, which heralded the 12 step recovery approach, she then spent 8 years in medication-assisted treatment programs educating patients and families on their right to choose the recovery strategy which works best for them, even when opposed to traditional methods.

Since coming to the Howard County Health Department, Bureau of Behavioral Health almost three years ago, Seanté has been able to triple the number of naloxone trainings offered to the community. She believes that a rescue with naloxone provides another chance for someone to make a decision for recovery. Her other responsibilities include coordination of the following: the Overdose Fatality Review Team, which reviews all county overdose deaths; the Opioid Information Exchange, which houses overdose data from the Police Department and Fire & Rescue Services; and the Opioid Intervention Team, which develops strategies for overall awareness, prevention and education of the opioid crisis in Howard County.

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Reflections on: Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles

Tue, 2017-11-07 09:13

In the NNLM Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course, we asked participants, as they progressed through the course to consider the following questions: Do you think health sciences librarians should get involved with big data in healthcare? Where should librarians get involved, if you think they should? If you think they should not, explain why. You may also combine a “should/should not” approach if you would like to argue both sides. NNLM will feature responses from different participants over the coming weeks.

Reflections on: Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles

Written by: Meaghan Muir, MLIS, Manager, Library Services, Boston Children’s Hospital

“Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles” has been a valuable introduction to discovering how physicians, nurses, researchers, and librarians are using big data and data science. It has been interesting to explore the different ways in which big data is being used, especially in our day-to-day lives, such as how Netflix and online retailers are using big data to interact with their customers. Data of all kinds is being created every second of the day, and the exponential growth is overwhelming and difficult to comprehend.

Data science is multidisciplinary, and there absolutely is a role for health sciences libraries. However, we cannot assume that all health sciences libraries, and especially all health sciences librarians, can readily become involved. There are clear opportunities, but there are also significant barriers to offering library-based support of data science activities. Hospital libraries, may have unique challenges and opportunities. Some challenges that have been discussed in this course that are specific to hospital libraries/librarians include:

  • Lack of competencies to use data science tools.
  • No dedicated library staff/position for data science.
  • Lack of knowledge about researchers work and data life cycle.
  • Getting buy in from stakeholders/partners
  • Lack of experience, have never worked with a big data project.
  • Lack of time resources to implement data science support services.

The good news for hospital librarians is that there are plenty of opportunities and various ways to engage with clinicians and researchers working with big data. Librarians already possess skills to assist clinicians and researchers. We are accustomed to educating user populations on how to use resources such as databases and other library-related programs. Taking literature searches a step further by not only searching for published literature, but also searching directly in the associated data set (if applicable) is a possible role for health sciences librarians. Librarians are also well-versed in advising on open access/information sharing policies which can be translated to helping researchers comply with data sharing policies. This includes talking to researchers about mandates to share their data and helping them prepare it in a shareable form as well as educating others on existing hospital specific data management policies. Focusing on specific populations that are engaging in big data projects is an opportunity. For example, nurses will often turn to a hospital library as their sole resource because they might not be connected to an academic library. Libraries working with nurses who are involved or getting involved with big data endeavors is an obvious partnership seeing as the library is already their go to for help with various projects. Libraries can help people who are new to big data by teaching them about how big data is generated and collected. It’s also a natural fit for librarians to help others learn how to organize information of all types, including big data.  

Getting started is somewhat daunting.  The JMLA article (Read KB, Surkis A, Larson C, McCrillis A, Graff A, Nicholson J, Xu J. Starting the data conversation: informing data services at an academic health sciences library. J Med Libr Assoc. 2015 Jul;103(3):131-5) is one way to approach this. Simply, librarians can start a conversation with groups within the hospital that might be potential partners. Ideally a conversation would be started with a clinical research and a basic science research group, as the JMLA article discussed. This conversation ideally would assess current practices and potential needs, and introduce to the stakeholders what a librarian might bring to the table. Keeping in mind what Dr. Brenner said about not needing to be data scientists to do data science. It is unlikely that the typical hospital library will have a data science librarian on staff (as of this moment in time) but as described above there are many ways in which health sciences librarians can complement activities of clinicians and researchers engaging in data science efforts. It is rather encouraging to see that the number of opportunities discussed far outnumbers the challenges.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – November 3, 2017

Fri, 2017-11-03 07:33

Welcome to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region’s Weekly Digest. This digest includes upcoming events, online training opportunities, news, and past events.

Top Items of Interest

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Asynchronous Online Course – Moodle LMS

Webinars: November 6-10

Webinars: November 13-17

In addition to the webinars listed, the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office provides webinars for subscribers to the Digital Library. You can attend a Quick Starter Course or attend a Drop-In Session.

Recordings Available on YouTube

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM), and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) News

NIH News

NLM News

NLM Technical Bulletin

NCBI Insights

Focus on Data

Focus on Precision Medicine

Focus on Substance Use Disorder

Funding Opportunities

Miscellaneous News

NNLM SEA Communications

Notes on NNLM Training Opportunities

  • All sessions listed below are sponsored by a specific regional or national office, but open to all.
  • Webinars are scheduled for 1 hour unless otherwise noted.
  • The NNLM class registration system requires a free NNLM account prior to registration.
  • Visit the NNLM Training Opportunities to register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.
  • Please visit the NNLM Acronym Guide to understand the acronyms.
  • Refer to this guide to claim MLA CE credit.
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Reflection: Should Health Science Librarians Be Involved in Big Data?

Thu, 2017-11-02 07:58

In the NNLM Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course, we asked participants, as they progressed through the course to consider the following questions: Do you think health sciences librarians should get involved with big data in healthcare? Where should librarians get involved, if you think they should? If you think they should not, explain why. You may also combine a “should/should not” approach if you would like to argue both sides. NNLM will feature responses from different participants over the coming weeks.

Should Health Science Librarians Be Involved in Big Data?

Written by Adelia Grabowsky, MLIS, Health Sciences Librarian, Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Auburn University

I think that health science librarians are able to support big data in the same way that they are involved in supporting any type of data. Chandrasekaran (2013) illustrates the variety and complexity of skills required to work with data. He includes additional requirements for big data, including the necessity of working with specialized software like Hadoop, which permits collection and analysis of data sets spread out across multiple computers (Chandrasekaran, 2013). Most librarians do not have all or even most of the skills enumerated on Chandrasekaran’s (2013) map. However, during a talk at a National Institute of Nursing Big Data Boot Camp, Brennan (2015) suggests that not every nurse needs to be or has the time to be a data scientist. Instead, she believes that all nurses should have an understanding of data science with a small number of nurses developing the skills and knowledge to actively engage in big data studies (Brennan, 2015). I think this premise also holds true for librarian support for big data. It is important that all librarians have a basic understanding of the research data life cycle and of the vocabulary of data. However, involvement that is more extensive may depend on the fit of data needs to more traditional librarian roles and/or the skills and interests of the specific librarian.

Federer (2016) presents a research data life cycle which begins with data-specific planning for research projects and proceeds to data collection or acquisition, data analysis or interpretation, data preservation and curation, and finally, sharing of data. Many librarians already support these stages of the data life cycle, with the exception of data analysis or interpretation, in some way. Although librarians have not traditionally been involved with data collection, they have often been involved with data acquisition by assisting in finding free or acquiring fee-based data sets. Librarians have also traditionally been part of the process of making results of research more “findable” by attaching metadata. As funding agencies have begun to require planning, which includes how data will be stored and shared; librarians have used those same skills to assist in the planning process, increase findability by attaching metadata to data sets and find suitable spaces (either in-house or subject or agency-based) in which to store and preserve data. All of these activities should translate to work with big data. The exception to library support of the research data life cycle is data analysis/visualization. For most librarians, this area will require an upgrading of skills in order to provide support. I think the decision to provide support for data analysis will depend on an individual librarian’s interest and the time they have to devote to new support activities. One example of a likely requirement in this area is a knowledge of programming languages like R or Python (Federer, 2016). For librarians that are interested in providing support for data analysis, there are many training opportunities ranging from learning R through an institutional subscription like Lydia.com to specialized short courses like the Data and Visualization Institute for Librarians (NCSU Libraries, n.d.).

One thing to remember is the use of big data in healthcare is still in its infancy, with continuing discussions about how and when data should be used (Cohen et al., 2015; Iwashyna & Liu, 2014; Krumholz, 2014) and about how current patient privacy protections impact the effective use of big data (Longhurst, Harrington, & Shah, 2014). As the use of big data grows and evolves, decisions made today about librarian support may not be as applicable in the future. Instead, librarians must stay informed about changes that are occurring and remain flexible in offering support and in willingness to update skills if needed.

References

Brennan, P. (2015). NINR Big Data Boot Camp part 4: Big data in nursing research. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2101&v=KOFLQ5z05f8

Chandrasekaran, S. (2013). Becoming a data scientist – Curriculum via metromap. Retrieved from http://nirvacana.com/thoughts/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/RoadToDataScientist1.png

Cohen, B., Vawdrey, D. K., Liu, J., Furuya, E. Y., Mis, F. W., Larson, E., & Hospital, N. Y. (2015). Challenges associated with using large data sets for quality assessment and research in clinical settings, 16(0), 117–124. https://doi.org/10.1177/1527154415603358.Challenges

Federer, L. (2016). Research data management in the age of big data: Roles and opportunities for librarians. Information Services and Use, 36(1–2), 35–43. https://doi.org/10.3233/ISU-160797

Iwashyna, T. J., & Liu, V. (2014). What’s so different about big data?: A primer for clinicians trained to think epidemiologically. Annals of the American Thoracic Society, 11(7), 1130–1135. https://doi.org/10.1513/AnnalsATS.201405-185AS

Krumholz, H. M. (2014). Big data and new knowledge in medicine: The thinking, training, and tools needed for a learning health system. Health Affairs, 33(7), 1163–1170. https://doi.org/10.1377/hithaff.2014.0053

Longhurst, C. A., Harrington, R. A., & Shah, N. H. (2014). A “green button” for using aggregate patient data at the point of care. Health Affairs, 33(7), 1229–1235. https://doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.2014.0099

NCSU Libraries. (n.d.). Data Science and Visualization Institute for Librarians. Retrieved from https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/datavizinstitute

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Webinar Reminder: Putting the Consumer Health Information Specialization to Work in Public Libraries – November 1, 2017

Tue, 2017-10-31 08:05

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 2 PM ET/1 PM CT

Co-Sponsors: National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and the Public Library Association (PLA)

Registrationhttp://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars/chis

Summary: Education about consumer health services and programming can help public librarians stay current and develop new programs and services for their communities. This webinar will provide an overview of educational programs available via the National Network of Libraries of Medicine about consumer health and specific health topics. These programs can help librarians get the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) credential, which brings an additional, recognized level of expertise to their libraries and helps them connect with community partners. We’ll review CHIS requirements and benefits and will showcase specific projects and programs that public library staff have developed with the knowledge they gained from consumer health educational experiences. This webinar will also provide an excellent background and introduction to issues that will be covered in greater depth at the PLA 2018 preconference, “Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community.”

Learning Outcomes: At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will:

  • Be aware of and inspired by examples of health literacy programs at other public libraries;
  • Be more knowledgeable of and understand the value of the CHIS certification and how it will help assist their community members with their health information needs; and
  • Be aware of professional development opportunities associated with PLA’s new initiative on health literacy, specifically the stipend application opportunity for the PLA preconference.

Who Should Attend: This webinar is open to everyone interested in health literacy and assisting with the health information and program needs of their community. Registered or prospective attendees of the PLA 2018 preconference, “Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community,” are encouraged to attend this webinar.

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