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Sep

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Health Information Exchange (HIE) and Disaster Preparedness

Posted by on September 27th, 2012

In November, 2010, the federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) convened the Southeast Regional HIT-HIE Collaboration (SERCH) project on Health Information Exchange in Disaster Preparedness and Response. The consortium included representatives from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas, with the goal of developing a strategic plan for sharing health… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Electronic Health Records, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Public Health

Sep

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Data Dashboards: A Visual Evaluation Tool

Posted by on September 25th, 2012

Data dashboards provide a mechanism to use visualization, rather than words, to get a quick overview of progress made towards programmatic goals, and to engage stakeholders in the evaluation process. To use data dashboards effectively, it is important to define the user group(s) involved and to select recognizable metrics from trusted sources. There are a… Read More »

Posted in: E-Science, Electronic Health Records, General

Sep

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National Library of Medicine ALTBIB Portal Gets Refreshed!

Posted by on September 25th, 2012

NLM’s ALTBIB portal has been updated. ALTBIB provides access to PubMed/MEDLINE citations relevant to alternatives to the use of live vertebrates in biomedical research and testing. Many of the citations provide access to free full text of the article. The site’s topics and subtopics are aligned with current approaches. For example, information is provided on… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Environmental Health and Toxicology, General, NLM Resources, Public Health, PubMed

Sep

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NLM Library Operations Division Announces Two Appointments!

Posted by on September 24th, 2012

National Library of Medicine Acting Associate Director for Library Operations, Joyce Backus, has announced the appointment of Loren Frant to serve as deputy chief of the Public Services Division (PSD), and Kenneth Koyle to serve as deputy chief of the History of Medicine Division (HMD). Ms. Frant came to NLM as an Associate Fellow in… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, General, MedlinePlus Connect

Sep

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NLM’s Facebook Page: A Team Effort!

Posted by on September 14th, 2012

NLM’s Facebook page was launched on February 16, 2010, with the initial goal of presenting lively, online health posts. The first listing was about a new exhibition opening: Within These Walls: Contraband Hospital and the African Americans Who Served There. By March 20, the NLM Facebook page had 1,000 followers. Two years later, there were… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, NLM Resources, Social networking

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