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Archive for September, 2012

EDUCATION – Breezing Along with the RML – Wednesday, Sept. 19, 10:00 MT, 11:00 CT

Friday, September 7th, 2012

The topic is Knowledge Management –

  • Barb Jones will give some basic definition to the concept of knowledge management,
  • we hear from participants in the Knowledge Management workshop 2010,
  • we will discuss what is going on in your institutions,
  • Barb will finish the session with strategies for how you can be involved in this area.

Look around your hospital and bring examples of what is happening or ideas of things you would like to start.  We look forward to a lively discussion!

NOTE URL: Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone,  Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided.  Questions to (mm)

EDUCATION: Spotlight! – What’s New on PubMed? -Wed, Sept. 26, 2012, 1:00 MT, 2:00 CT

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Have you heard about the latest & greatest PubMed Features? Used the computed Author Sort Display or the new Discovery Tools?  Find out about these and other new developments in the PubMed Update session. Rachel Vukas will be presenting.

Taking the one-hour class and completing the exercises and class evaluation makes you eligible to receive 1 Medical Library Association Continuing Education credit. This online training is FREE.   NOTE URL: Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone,  Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided.  Questions to (mm)

New Class – Cool Creative Communications: 3 Part Class

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Registration is now open for the new class asynchronous class Cool Creative Communications: 3 Part Class (Approved for 15 MLA CE Credits)

Go here to register

(Priority goes to Network members located in the MidContinental Region)

(Registration closes September 9, 2010)

Part 1: Engaging Users via Social Media (Part 1 of 3): This class covers popular social media tools proven to be effective in reaching customers. Students will increase their knowledge on a variety of social media applications and strategies on implementing a communication plan.

Part 2: Dazzling Data Visualization (Part 2 of 3): This class covers concepts of visually representing data and proven tools that are effective in making data understood at just a glance. Students will increase their knowledge on data visualization concepts and a variety of data visualization applications.

Part 3: The WOW Factor – Clear Concise Presentations (Part 3 of 3): This class covers popular presentation applications and approaches to effective presentations Students will increase their knowledge and skills to better communicate with their presentations.

Go Here for a detailed class description

For questions or comments, please contact the class instructors

John Bramble

Rachel Vukas

800 338 7657


EDUCATION: Save your September dates

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Sept. 19 – 10:00 MT, 11:00 CT

  • Breezing Along with the RML – Knowledge Management – presented by Barb Jones followed by a discussion on KM led by Barb Jones and Claire Hamasu

Sept. 24 – 1:00 MT, 2:00 CT

  • Spotlight! on NLM Resources – What’s New in PubMed, presented by Rachel Vukas

NOTE URL: Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone,  Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided.  Questions to (mm)

New Genetics Resource for Grades 9-12

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the release of a new educational resource, GeneEd. Developed in collaboration with the National Human Genome Institute (NHGRI), teachers and experts in genetics and genetic counseling, GeneEd is a safe and useful resource for students and teachers in grades 9 – 12 to learn genetics. GeneEd allows students and teachers to explore topics such as Cell Biology, DNA, Genes, Chromosomes, Heredity/Inheritance Patterns, Epigenetics/Inheritance and the Environment, Genetic Conditions, Evolution, Biostatistics, Biotechnology, DNA Forensics, and Top Issues in Genetics.

Teachers can use the site to introduce topics, supplement existing materials, and provide as a reliable source to students conducting research. The site links to categories such as research articles, animation, games, videos, interactive tutorials, and labs and experiments. 3D images, illustrations and text from NHRGI help to enrich the user experience by providing vivid imagery to reinforce genetic concepts. Text varies from easy-to-read to advanced reading levels, which makes this a versatile tool both in and out of the classroom. Specialty pages including Teacher Resources and Labs and Experiments highlight those tools that teachers may find particularly helpful.  Other specialty pages such as Careers in Genetics and Highlights allow students to see what is new and noteworthy in the field of Genetics along with links to different careers related to the science of Genetics. [da]

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Upcoming Webinar Announcement:
This Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) webinar session will highlight health disparities among American Indian and Alaska Native populations, with a focus on strategies and challenges to achieve health equity for Tribal and Urban AI/ANs.

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST
Date: September 6, 2012
Opening Remarks: Dr. J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health (Acting)
Speakers: Patricia Parker, President/CEO, Native American Management Services; Ralph Forquera, MPH, Region X Health Equity Council, Seattle Health Board, Urban Indian Health Institute
Register Here:  (bbj)

What you may have missed on @nnlmmcr: August 1 – 31, 2012

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

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August 21 – 31, 2012

  • EHRs now part of Doc’s practice due to Meaningful Use. 82% of Docs in process/using EHR. 6% of Docs no plans to adopt.
  • Health insurers using soc. media, apps & games to push accountable care & to encourage more interest in member wellness
  • Don’t blame your mother!
  • Sometimes a good patient safety video is more powerful than print. Here’s one that speaks volumes. Is there a role for librarians
  • Health IT’s Next Big Challenge: Comparative Effectiveness Research
  • eHealth comm firm Enspektos’ survey found docs are more likely than nurses to find medical info in mobile apps credible
  • Automated health information ( and robotic healthcare ( are okay for many Americans

August 11 – 20, 2012

  • Does your library use Pinterest?
  • Iman Moradi helps libraries get their game on – Handheld Librarian 7

August 1 – 10, 2012

  • The future of health in your hand:
  • Brain circuit over-activates when patients with hoarding disorder decide whether to keep or discard their own things
  • Lot’s of great disaster apps from DIMRC – what’s DIMRC? Click here to find out
  • Clifford Lynch offered his thoughts on “Biomedical Libraries in the Next Decades: Open, Diffuse, and Very Personal” as part of NLM’s…
  • 8/15, 1pm ET, ASA #Webinar for #caregivers on how to balance work &at-home care #caregiving
  • Having problems keeping up with Medicare? The Medicare Learning Network offers resources to keep you informed-gratis.
  • Blue Button and EHRs in Vermont
  • Do EHRs result in better care? Many physicians say yes
  • Tai Chi and Qi Gong for wellness and health. NCCAM offers this brief, informative, and downloadable video series – free
  • Cars…the ultimate in mobile technology platform for health apps. Ford to launch IMS Health’s Allergy App
  • Of 1.2K docs polled, 75% prefer desktop computer for practice management with 6% who opt for smart phone. See why here!
  • More treatments, more mistakes (interesting take on how more tests introduce more error)
  • New app for PTSD