Were you unable to attend the Medical Library Association meeting in Seattle last month? Or did you miss something? Recordings of the presentations given at the National Library of Medicine booth are now available to view online. Additionally, PowerPoint presentations from the DOCLINE Users’ Group and the NLM Online Users Meetings are posted. See the NLM Technical Bulletin for links to presentations on Disaster and Environmental Health, Clinical Trials, Public Access, PubMed and more.
Archive for June, 2012
Welcome to the second edition of our new feature, the weekly Twitter roundup. Here is what you may have missed from our Twitter feed this week:
- You could save a life – test your CPR/AED knowledge with this quiz. https://www.facebook.com/redcross?sk=app_166013376782265
- Portland, Oregon versus New York City. Carrot versus stick – what is the best way to encourage healthful eating? http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2012/06/portland_vs_new_york_contrasti.html
- Mobile health: they’ve got an app for that – and that, and that … http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20120529/BLOGS02/305299967/theyve-got-an-app-for-that-and-that-and-that#
Yesterday was Day 2 of the Health Data Initiative’s Datapalooza. If you missed the recap of Day 1, you should check it out here. Sadly, my ability to view and relate to you the morning plenary of Day 2 was marred by the live webcast going offline about an hour into the event. However, before that happened I was able to catch one funny misunderstanding, Kathleen Sebelius’s take on the importance of data in healthcare reform and a demonstration of the decision support tool Archimedes IndiGO.
Health Data Initiative Forum III: The Health Datapalooza got underway today with a morning plenary session delivered to a sold out crowd in Washington DC, and was broadcast to others via a live webcast. Today’s keynote address was delivered by Todd Park, U.S. Chief Technology Officer, who kicked off the event by speaking enthusiastically on the great potential created by the government opening more data sets to the public. From this increase in access to data he believes we will see awesome innovations and partnerships between public and private enterprises formed that can lead to tools and services created with the potential to improve health outcomes.
Hello Dragonfly readers!
We are going to try out a new service, to provide you with a weekly annotated highlight tour of the week’s links from our twitter account (@nnlmpnr). Hat tip to Claire Hamasu at the MidContinental Region RML who sold me on how well received this service has been for their network members through a poster presentation at MLA. Without further ado, here are some links you may have missed this past week:
May 28, 2012
- National Health Observances Toolkit for June: June 27 is National HIV Testing Day. http://www.healthfinder.gov/nho/JunToolkit.aspx
- Montana has 2nd highest rate of injury deaths in nation http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/article_4513a332-fc09-506e-8991-4c9386f1bbee.html#ixzz1wZN1OxMe (more…)