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Clinical Information, Librarians and the NLM: From Health Data Standards to Better Health

Class Details

The first sessions of this interactive series will touch on terminology standards, including the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) and its vocabularies (including ICD-10, SNOMED CT, RxNorm, and LOINC), and tools such as the Value Set Authority Center (VSAC) and the Common Data Elements (CDE).

Webinars will consist of brief presentations, activities and Q&A and will run between 30-40 minutes.

Repeats every week every Thursday 6 times.
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Thursday, October 11, 2018
12:00pm - 12:40pm
Region/Office: National
Sep 6, 2018, Sep 13, 2018, Sep 20, 2018, Sep 27, 2018, Oct 4, 2018, Oct 11, 2018
12:00PM - 12:40PM ET

This interactive webinar series focuses on the roles and products of the National Library of Medicine related to applied medical informatics, particularly as applied to electronic health records systems and clinical research. The series is specially designed for health sciences librarians and other health information specialists seeking to serve more active roles in their health IT team and better support researchers.


The goals of the series are for participants to be able to:

  • Use the jargon associated with health IT to be able to communicate effectively with IT staff and administrators
  • Name relevant health data standards and describe how they are used
  • Describe NLM products and services that enrich and inform EHRs and other health data systems
  • Identify roles for librarians on the health IT team and in the research process