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Archive for April, 2013

Winner of the Mobile App Challenge

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Lyfechannel is the winner of the Mobile App Challenge. The winning app, called myfamily, will help individuals manage their family’s health through customized prevention information for each family member. /damyfamily

In Case You Missed It…

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

The Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) has some great resources for libraries, including many free, on-demand webinars. Here are two recent offerings:

The Ambulance-Riding Librarian: How Embedded Informationists Help the Responder Community
Kacy Allgood shared her experiences as a provider information services to Indianapolis EMS; the Indiana University Department of Emergency Medicine; MESH, a disaster preparedness agency; and Indiana Emergency Medical Services for Children. All of these agencies collaborate to provide evidence based pre-hospital care for Indianapolis.

Information Support During Emergencies: About VOST (Virtual Operations Support Team)
Scott Reuter, current president of Oregon VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters) and DHS/FEMA certified course instructor for the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center, and Marlita Reddy Hjelmfelt, Team Lead of Pacific Northwest VOST and member of the VOST Leadership Council shared information about VOST, including how they lend social media and information support to incident management teams.


EDUCATION for May 2013 – Save the Dates

Monday, April 29th, 2013
  • Breezing Along with the RML – Wed. May 15, 2013 , 10:00 MT 11:00 CT – Recapping the Medical Library Association conference – presented by the RML team.
  • Spotlight on National Library of Medicine Resources – Wed. May 22, 2013, 1:00 MT, 2:00 CT – Multiple Language Resources – presented by Dana Abbey . One MLA CE credit will be available for this class.

NOTE NEW URL http://utahntc/ 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)



MedlinePlus Connect Wins Coveted HHSinnovates Award

Friday, April 26th, 2013

U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has named its MedlinePlus Connect a “Secretary’s Pick” for the HHSinnovates award. MedlinePlus Connect is a free service that allows any electronic health record (EHR) system to easily link users to MedlinePlus, an authoritative, up-to-date information resource for patients, families and health care providers. MedlinePlus provides information about conditions and disorders, medications, and health and wellness./da

For more on this announcement click here.

EDUCATION: Licensing Electronic Resources, Tuesday, April 30th

Friday, April 26th, 2013

The MCR is presenting a session on electronic resources and licensing on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 2 p.m. Mountain Time, 3 p.m. Central Time.

Content includes basics of licensing terms, contracts and resources that librarians may use when working with vendors to forge that agreement. Please join us for this event.


URL: .

Login: Key your name in window and click “Enter Room” You will be automatically prompted with phone instructions  in room.

Questions to Jim Honour  .  [jh]

If you missed it….Recording now available for EHR’s, Meaningful Use, and MedlinePlus Connect

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
For the Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Wed. April 24, 2013, the recording is now available at:
Learn more about Electronic Health Records, Meaninful Use and MedlinePlus Connect!


New Online Class on Data Management

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Were you unable to attend the forum on “The Research Lifecycle: Partnering for Success?”  You can still experience it and earn 5 MLA CE credits by taking a new online asynchronous class based on the one-day forum.  Registration is now open for “The Research Lifecycle: data management, institutional research profiles, networking, collaboration, oh my!”  The class will be available on 4/29/2013 and you may register at and complete the class at your convenience.  If you have any questions, please contact:

Rachel Vukas (, 913-588-7307) or John Bramble (, 801 585 5743)






EDUCATION: Electronic Health Records, Meaningful Use, and MedlinePlus Connect – Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Wed. April 24

Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Wed. April 24, 2013 -1:00MT/2:00 CT
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.
  • What’s the difference between an EHR, EMR, and PHR?  How does MedlinePlus Connect support meaningful use?  What does it all mean to health sciences librarians?  If you need answers to these questions, then plan to attend our Spotlight Session on “EHRs, Meaningful Use, and MedlinePlus Connect,” presented by Rachel Vukas

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)



Interested in Knowledge Management or Patient Safety?

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Are you interested in Knowledge Management or Patient Safety in your role as a librarian?  Follow and participate in ongoing conversations in both areas in the Linked In Discussion Groups.  You can find links to both groups on the NN/LM MCR Advocacy webpage  (bbj)

A recording you might like to watch….Breezing Along with the RML April 17, 2013

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Recording now available from April 17, 2013 Breezing session:

  1. Dana Abbey introduced two speakers on Systematic Reviews
  2. Barb Jones led the Advocacy Bookclub group in discussing “Winning the Story Wars.”

View the archived recording at: