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Archive for March, 2010

New Section, Pages at NER Website

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Announcing new web pages and section to the NER website: the section formerly known as Resource Sharing and Document Delivery has been renamed Library Resource Management.

The new section currently incorporates three major areas of library resource management, each area has been dedicated to a separate web page:

  • The Resource Sharing page offers information and links to NLM-related resources, such as: DOCLINE, Loansome Doc, LinkOut, and EFTS.
  • The Scholarly Communications page deals with topics such as: public access, open access, licensing, and copyright.
  • The Library Evaluation & Assessment page offers a short list of assessment tools for evaluating libraries (LibQual+, the RAC-HLS hospital library toolkits, value calculators — and more!

There’s plenty of space for populating and growing content in this section (see the left column where section links are displayed), so please feel free to pass along suggestions for future pages.

AHRQ webinar

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

[Forwarded from AHRQ]

Ensuring Cultural Competence Across Care Settings

How can health care settings meet the pressing needs of diverse populations? Join innovators from AHRQ’s Health Care Innovations Exchange as they discuss how cultural competency can be the foundation for effective innovations on childhood obesity, health care access, and other health care services.

This free Webinar will be held Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 4:00 P.M. Eastern Daylight Savings Time (US/Canada)

The following innovations will be highlighted.
• Group-Based, Culturally Sensitive Weight-Loss Program for Families Leads to Improvements in Children’s Health-Related Behaviors and Declines in Body Mass Index

• Bilingual, Culturally Competent Community Health Workers Increase Insurance Enrollment, Access to Care, and Self-Efficiency

To register for this free Webinar, go to:

Check out other innovations at AHRQ’s Health Care Innovations Exchange at:

Health Literacy – IHA Institute

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

There is still time to register for the Health Literacy Institute Annual Conference in Irvine, California.

Dates = May 6-7, 2010

Our colleagues, Jean Shipman, Sabrina Kurtz Rossi, Gail Kouame, and Kelli Ham will be presenting a session about ways that librarians and health professionals can work together to promote health literacy. The conference will be attended by health care providers, educators, librarians, insurers, policy makers, grant writers and students. It is a great opportunity for tips to collaborate with other professionals on this important issue.

Check out the program at:

MLA Webcast: New England Sites

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Those of you who attended our Town Hall Meeting last Friday (26 February). Heard presentations on Health IT and their current implementation at the states and hospital level. NER and NAHSL are hosting several sites for the next MLA Webcast on the Electronic Health Record:

MLA’s Educational Webcast: Now’s the Time: Understanding the Electronic Health Record Maze and Health Sciences Librarians’ Roles

Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m., Eastern time.

The goal of this program is to clarify the terminology surrounding the emerging electronic health information environment and to illustrate how and why health sciences librarians can and should become engaged with the efforts to achieve the national 2014 goal of instituting an electronic health record for each person in the United States.
Program Objectives

* To remove the ambiguity and confusion revolving around the electronic health environment. Technology, management, and the exchange of health information will be discussed.
* To illustrate the emerging electronic health information environment by profiling working electronic medical records (EMRs), electronic health records (EHRs), and personal health records (PHRs).
* To highlight the recent involvement health sciences librarians have had with EMRs, EHRs, and PHRs.

Sites: Lamar Soutter Library in Worcester: Register online!

Watch the NAHSL Blog for details on registering for the session at other sites.

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