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Digital Partnership: Academic Health Science Libraries as Partners in the Future of Telehealth

Class Details

The nature of library partnerships continue to evolve based on the introduction of new technologies and programs that focus on leveraging the expertise of academic and health system libraries to support telehealth applications. These partnerships benefit from strong support in traditional areas such as research and scholarship while taking advantage of the community relationships that extend out for health promotion and education. This program focuses on the ability of libraries to take concrete steps to support the development and provision of telehealth services in ways that meet the needs of new populations while furthering the research surrounding healthcare access and equity.

Learning objectives
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the use of telehealth activities within library systems and settings.
2. Identify partnership opportunities based on the evolving roles of health sciences libraries within digital transformation.
3. Apply telehealth resources to current library processes in the areas of education, clinical care and research.

Ragan DuBose-Morris, PhD, is an Associate Professor at MUSC and the Director of Telehealth Education at the Center for Telehealth, where she is responsible for implementing telehealth services through virtual, distance and in-person systems while developing educational programs for healthcare students and professionals. Her career has focused on the development of curriculum for students, providers, administrators, community members and policy makers through accessible training tailored to address provider adoption, technology deployment and public policy implementation. Dr. DuBose-Morris oversees the creation of content drawing upon the team of clinical, technical, research and educational experts gathered within the MUSC Center for Telehealth and leveraging technical resources across state and national networks. She draws on her extensive experience and work on grants and innovation initiatives to lead the cross-cutting team responsible for telehealth education collaboration. Dr. DuBose-Morris holds an EdS and PhD in Computing Technology in Education from Nova Southeastern University.

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Mar 2, 2021
1:00PM - 2:00PM ET
Kelsey Cowles, MLIS, Academic Coordinator
Continuing Education Credits: 

The Health Sciences Libraries Webinar Series is a collaborative series intended to explore products and services provided by the National Library of Medicine through case studies. The HSL series aims to support the work of health sciences and hospital librarians as they serve their institutional communities. The webinars will explore NLM resources through real world examples provided by experienced librarians. 

Each session includes unique learning objectives based on the featured webinar topic. An evaluation form will be sent to each participant following the presentation. All sessions are offered as webcasts using WebEx, allowing for live participation through online chat. Sessions are recorded, closed captioned, and archived for later viewing.

  • Identify National Library of Medicine products and services.
  • Integrate National Library of Medicine products and services into workflows.
  • Assist institutional community members in the selection and use of National Library of Medicine products and services.