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November 24, 2010

From the GMR: New look for "Resource Guide for Public Health Preparedness"

The Resource Guide for Public Health Preparedness has a new look and new web address, http://phpreparedness.nlm.nih.gov. It is now a featured resource on the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) web site, http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov.

The Resource Guide was first developed by the New York Academy of Medicine Library in 2002 with funding from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR). The Guide is now jointly funded by NICHSR and DIMRC. The Guide continues to provide access to no-cost web materials on public
health preparedness topics for the public health workforce.

Recently, this database and web site moved to NLM and the content continues to be maintained by the New York Academy of Medicine Library. Previous web addresses will automatically take the user to the new web address. Comments and questions about the Resource Guide may be sent to tehip@teh.nlm.nih.gov.

November 22, 2010

From the GMR: Launch of Healthy People 2020 webcast 12/2/10

Dear GMR members,

The launch of Healthy People 2020 will be Thursday, 2 December 2010, 11AM - 1PM, ET. Whether you watch the webcast of the launch, or attend in person, you do need to register: http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020_reg/default.aspx

Samanthi

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Samanthi Hewakapuge, MA, MLS
Consumer Health Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
Library of Health Sciences - UIC
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
(312) 996-7791
(312) 996-2226 Fax
samanthi@uic.edu

From the GMR: Launch of Healthy People 2020 webcast

Dear GMR members,

The launch of Healthy People 2020 will be Thursday, 2 December 2010, 11AM - 1PM, ET.
Whether you watch the webcast of the launch, or attend in person, you do need to register: http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020_reg/default.aspx

Samanthi

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Samanthi Hewakapuge, MA, MLS
Consumer Health Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
Library of Health Sciences - UIC
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
(312) 996-7791
(312) 996-2226 Fax
samanthi@uic.edu

November 19, 2010

Canadian Health Libraries Association's Upcoming Conference

Hello from snowy Calgary!

The CHLA/ABSC 2011 conference committee is gearing up for the
conference, May 26-30, 2011. We are looking forward to seeing you in
Calgary, Alberta, Canada!

In the meantime, if you're wondering what we're up to, have a look at:

1. Our web page, http://chla-absc.ca/2011, to view updates as
soon as we have them
2. Our Facebook page: "CHLA ABSC 2011".
- "Like" our page to join and participate in discussion forums
- see and post photos of Calgary and the conference
- don't have a Facebook profile? You can still read discussion forums
and see photos http://www.facebook.com/pages/CHLA-ABSC-2011/162519157096360
3. Our Twitter account: http://twitter.com/chlaabsc11, and #chlaabsc11
- quick news updates leading up to the conference
- don't have a Twitter account? Our Web page displays our tweets, as
well as what others are saying about the conference
- if you do have an account, use #chlaabsc11 in your conference tweets!

...and of course you will be receiving the occasional email for calls
for papers, registration, sponsors, hotel info, etc!

Thanks!
Jennifer Lee.
CHLA/ABSC 2011 Publicity Committee member

Don't Miss this Exciting Event: Elizabeth Blackwell Play

The University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries are pleased to host a one-woman play abut Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman doctor to graduate from medical school. After being rejected by all the leading medical schools, Ms. Blackwell was accepted by Geneva Medical College where she graduated first in her class in 1849. Reception to
follow. The event is free and open to the public. Everyone welcome.
"A Lady Alone" Elizabeth Blackwell Play
November 30, 2010; 6:00p - 8:00p (one hour play with reception to follow)
Coffman Union Theater

The play is being held as part of the National Library of Medicine's Changing the Face of Medicine exhibit hosted by the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries October 26 - December 5, 2010.

For more additional information, including directions to the event,please see the exhibit webpage at: http://www.biomed.lib.umn.edu/changing-the-face-of-medicine.

November 18, 2010

From the GMR: Position Openings in New Medical Library in MI

The Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine has immediate openings for two librarians to join us in launching a new medical library.

Information Literacy and eLearning Librarian
This position will be responsible for planning and implementing an integrated information literacy curriculum that will incorporate classroom, small group, and online learning components. The design of online instruction, including web-based tutorials and content modules for delivery through learning management systems, will be a strong focus, as will supporting faculty in incorporating library resources into their instruction. This librarian will also participate in provision of reference services and in collection development and will serve as liaison to specific departments within the School of Medicine. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to participate in the creation of a new and innovative medical school.

For more information, see the job posting on the Oakland University Academic Human Resources web site: http://www2.oakland.edu/provost/web/acadhr/jobdetail_basic.cfm?ID=476

Please send a letter of application, your curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three current references to:

Nancy Bulgarelli, Chair
Information Literacy and eLearning Librarian Search Committee
300B Kresge Library
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Library
2200 N. Squirrel Road
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4484
Fax number 248-370-2474
Email: bulgarel@oakland.edu


Digital and Web Services Librarian
This position will be responsible for planning, implementing, and managing the library's electronic resources and services, including the web site. Integrating emerging technologies into library curriculum and services will be a strong focus. This librarian will also participate in the provision of information literacy instruction and reference services and will serve as liaison to specific departments within the School of Medicine. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to participate in the creation of a new and innovative medical school.

For more information, see the job posting on the Oakland University Academic Human Resources web site: http://www2.oakland.edu/provost/web/acadhr/jobdetail_basic.cfm?ID=475

Please send a letter of application, your curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three current references to:

Nancy Bulgarelli, Chair
Information Literacy and eLearning Librarian Search Committee
300B Kresge Library
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Library
2200 N. Squirrel Road
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4484
Fax number 248-370-2474
Email: bulgarel@oakland.edu

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.

November 17, 2010

From the GMR: Reminder about E-Licensing Offer Opportunities

Hello, GMR Members!

I wanted to remind you about E-Licensing Group, which is a result of the hard work of the E-Licensing Working Group of the RAC. Currently there are two offers to GMR Network Members. To find out more about these offers and to participate in the conversation about future offers, check out the E-Licensing Group page on the GMR website:
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/resourcesharing/elicensing.html.

The offers are listed on a password protected page. To access the specifics of current offers that are listed on this password protected page, contact Max (max@uic.edu) and he will give you the password.

On the page referenced above, you can easily join the listserv which is specific to discussions about current and future offers.

We have an offer on the table with Dynamed (one of two current offers) and our negotiator at MCLS needs 7 more libraries to express interest in the offer by December 15. Remember, expressing interest in the offer does not mean you have signed your name in blood for it. :-)

Let me know if you have any questions or want more information.

Thanks much!

Max

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Max C Anderson, MLIS
Technology Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-433
Phone: 312.996.2464
Fax: 312.996.2226

November 16, 2010

From the GMR: UIC Announces NCBI Discovery Workshops December 15 and 16, 2010 in Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) Discovery Workshops focusing on biomedical and genomic databases this December. This free two-day series of workshops on NCBI tools will be held at UIC on December 15-16, 2010.

Program Overview
The Discovery Workshops consist of four 2.5-hour hands-on sessions emphasizing a different set of NCBI resources. Each session uses specific examples to highlight important features of the resources and tools under study and to demonstrate how to accomplish common tasks.

The four sessions of the Discovery Workshop will focus on the following areas:
1. Sequences, Genomes and Maps
2. Proteins, Domains and Structures
3. NCBI BLAST Services
4. Human Variation and Disease Genes

Participants may attend all or any combination of these sessions. Each session is entirely hands-on and is presented in one computer classroom where the instructor will present a specific example using the live NCBI web site followed by a period of individual practice on related problems.

Detailed handouts for each session will provide step-by-step instructions and additional information about each example. Each session will also provide opportunities for participants to provide comments and suggestions on NCBI services and also to attend individual consultations with NCBI staff.

Discovery Workshop Schedule
Day 1 Wednesday December 15, 2010
9:00-11:30 -- Sequences, Genomes and Maps
1:00-3:30 -- Proteins, Domains and Structures
3:45-5:00 -- Individual Consultations *

Day 2 Thursday December 16, 2010
9:00-11:30 -- NCBI BLAST Services
1:00-3:30 -- Human Variation and Disease Genes
3:45-5:00 -- Individual Consultations*

*Anyone registered for any of the sessions is welcome to attend the individual consultations

Instructor:
Peter Cooper. Peter Cooper is a biologist with the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) who provides general user support, designs and presents workshops and webinars on the use of NCBI databases and tools, edits the NCBI News, and is involved in ongoing efforts to improve the usability of the NCBI website.

How to Attend
To register for one or more of these workshops, visit this link:
http://tinyurl.com/NCBIWorkshops

The default is to register for the entire two day workshop. If you wish to attend only select sessions, include the date and time of each of the session that you wish to go to. The deadline for registration is Friday, December 10, 2010. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Please feel free to forward this message to interested colleagues and to other lists.

Holly.

Holly Ann Burt, MLIS
Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator
NN/LM-Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
phone: 800-338-7657 (in the Region) or 312-996-2464
fax: 312-996-2226
haburt@uic.edu
nnlm.gov/gmr

November 12, 2010

From the GMR: Free Symposium on EHRs and Librarians - December 6 - Chicago

Hi HSLM - Kolleen Olson and I will be attending this symposium as part of the GMR RAC meeting in Chicago in December, but it's open to the public so I wanted to pass along the word.

Liz


Invitation to Network Members:

EHRs and Librarians: A Symposium
1:00 - 5:00 pm, Monday, December 6, 2010
University of Illinois at Chicago, Student Center West
828 S. Wolcott Street, Chicago IL 60612

Please register for the symposium at: http://tinyurl.com/ehr-librarians
Attendance will be limited to 50 people.

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Presentations include:

"Regional Extension Centers"

David Sweet, Library Manager, American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

Summary: Overview about what Regional Extension Centers (RECs) are doing to assist health professionals with implementation of electronic health records; what AHIMA is doing related to RECs, and possible roles for librarians.


"Using new digital resources to promote and understand PHRs"

Allison Vance, Member Communication Manager, American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

Summary: Learn about AHIMA's consumer education campaign, my Personal Health Record (myPHR), and the various digital resources available to librarians interested in assisting patients and community members with learning more about PHRs and larger health literacy issues.

"The Implementation of a Patient Portal and MedlinePlus Connect in a Low-Income Population"

Maxine L. Rockoff, Ph.D., Adjunct Associate Research Scientist, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University

Summary: The Institute for Family Health, a network of Federally Qualified Health Centers in Manhattan, the Bronx, and the Mid-Hudson Valley, has had an electronic medical record (EMR) since 2002. In 2008, the Institute implemented the patient portal for its EMR. This talk will present research findings to date from focus groups, a Health IT Readiness Survey, usability studies, a survey of providers & staff, and a statistical analysis of patients who received access codes and those who didn't. The talk will also describe the process of developing MedlinePlus Connect with the National Library of Medicine, as well as some preliminary information on the classes developed for patients to teach them how to use these tools.


Joyce Backus, Deputy Chief, Public Services Division, National Library of Medicine

"MedlinePlus Connect: Linking patients to health information"

Summary: Overview and background for developing MedlinePlus Connect, a new service from the National Library of Medicine that allows electronic health records (EHR) systems to link users to information in MedlinePlus. MedlinePlus Connect delivers information about conditions and disorders, health and wellness, and prescription and over-the-counter medications to patients, families, and health care providers when it is needed. MedlinePlus Connect accepts requests for information on diagnoses (problem codes) and medications. For problem codes, MedlinePlus accepts ICD-9-CM and SNOMED CT CORE. For medications, MedlinePlus Connect accepts RXCUIs and NDCs. The API for this service conforms to the HL7 Context-Aware Knowledge Retrieval (Infobutton) Knowledge Request URL-Based Implementation specification.

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For more information about visiting the UIC Medical Campus, go to:
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/visitorinfo/ The Student Center West is located on the corner of Wolcott and Polk Streets.

The Chicago Marriott at Medical Center/UIC (312-491-1234) has a limited number of rooms available. Ask for the "RAC Group Rate." It is located at Ashland Avenue and Harrison Street.
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/chidm-chicago-marriott-at-medical-district-uic/

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Ruth Holst, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA
President, Medical Library Association
Associate Director
NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
University of Illinois at Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk Street, MC763
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-6872
Email: rholst@uic.edu
Fax: 312-996-2226

November 11, 2010

From the GMR: NLM announces MedlinePlus Connect, for EHRs

Earlier this week, NLM announced MedlinePlus Connect (http://medlineplus.gov/connect), a free service that allows electronic health records (EHR) systems to link users to MedlinePlus (http://medlineplus.gov), an authoritative up-to-date health information resource for patients, families and health care providers. MedlinePlus provides information about conditions and disorders, medications, and health and wellness.

MedlinePlus Connect accepts requests for information on diagnoses (problem codes) and medications. NLM mapped MedlinePlus health topics to two standard diagnostic coding systems used in EHRs: ICD-9-CM and SNOMED CT CORE Problem List Subset.

When an EHR submits a request to MedlinePlus Connect, the service returns the closest matching health topic as a response. MedlinePlus Connect also links EHR systems to drug information written especially for patients. For medication codes, MedlinePlus Connect accepts RXCUIs and NDCs. The API for using this service conforms to the HL7 Context-Aware Knowledge Retrieval (Infobutton) Knowledge Request URL-Based Implementation specification.

MedlinePlus responds to problem code requests in either English or Spanish. Currently, it supports requests for drug information in English only. NLM is working on adding laboratory test responses to MedlinePlus Connect. We will also support an XML-based Web service at a future date.

You can find more background and technical information at http://medlineplus.gov/connect. If you are an EHR owner or developer interested in staying up-to-date on technical developments with MedlinePlus Connect, or talking to other organizations that are using it, join the free email list at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/connect/emaillist.html. To send questions or feedback, use the MedlinePlus Contact Us link at http://apps.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/contact/index.cfm.

From the GMR: Infant Mortality and Pregnancy Loss - Knowledge Path from Georgetown University

The Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University released a new edition of the knowledge path, Infant Mortality and Pregnancy Loss. The knowledge path directs readers to resources that analyze data, report on research aimed at identifying causes and promising intervention strategies, and describe risk-reduction efforts as well as bereavement-support programs. Separate sections present resources about factors that contribute to infant mortality and pregnancy loss: birth defects, injuries, low birthweight and prematurity, preconception and pregnancy, and safe sleep environments.

The knowledge path was created for health professionals, policymakers, researchers, and families. View the path online at http://www.mchlibrary.info/KnowledgePaths/kp_infmort.html. A resource brief for families accompanies the knowledge path and is available at http://www.mchlibrary.info/families/frb_infmort.html.

November 3, 2010

From the GMR: What's new on The Cornflower through Oct 2010

Hello, Network Members,

It was great seeing many of you these past few months at your annual fall meetings. We appreciate being able to communicate with you in person.

On the digital communication side, another month of posts from the GMR blog, The Cornflower, is listed below for your convenience. Check them out!

U of M Widget Translates Medical Terms

8th Medical History Symposium

GMR Sponsors MLA E-Book Webcast Sites

Jacqueline
Editor, The Cornflower

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Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN
Outreach and Evaluation Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
312.996-2464 Phone
312.996-2226 FAX

November 2, 2010

Minutes of the 10/15/10 HSLM Board Meeting

Here are the minutes of the HSLM Board Meeting on 10/15/2010:

Minutes of 10/15/2010 HSLM Board Meeting (Word document)