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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.


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.

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.


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.

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

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