A clinical information tool for community health centers: a feasibility study
This project will explore the feasibility of developing a search tool for use in community health settings by maximizing the use of freely available relevant Internet clinical resources. A larger aim of this project is to assist in reducing information chaos in the community health setting by ensuring that the ?necessary information is available and presented in a useable manner at the right time.? The target audience for the tool will be primary care health professionals practicing in a variety of community health care settings that lack access to a medical library, librarian and/or where expensive licensed information tools and resources is cost prohibitive. Previous studies have demonstrated the types of clinical resources utilized in primary care and will help to guide in developing the tool . The development team will be a content expert, a health sciences librarian with clinical information experience, and a knowledge integration librarian, with previous experience engineering federated search applications.