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NLM Recruitment for Head of MeSH Section

Posted by on November 2nd, 2012

Stuart Nelson, M.D., has retired as Head of NLM’s MeSH Section in Library Operations. Dr. John Kilbourne is now the acting head of the MeSH Section. Dr. Kilbourne received his M.D. degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and practiced Family Medicine near Chicago. He worked as a clinical editor and implementation trainer… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, General



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NLM Launches Value Set Authority Center (VSAC)!

Posted by on October 29th, 2012

The National Library of Medicine, in collaboration with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), has launched the NLM Value Set Authority Center (VSAC). The VSAC provides downloadable access to all official versions of vocabulary value sets contained in the 2014 Clinical Quality… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Electronic Health Records, NLM Resources, Public Health



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NLM Launches New and Redesigned Web Sites for History of Medicine Division and Its Exhibition Program!

Posted by on October 26th, 2012

The National Library of Medicine has announced new and redesigned Web sites for the History of Medicine Division (HMD) and its Exhibition Program. The redesigned main site for the History of Medicine Division offers enhanced organization for learning about and using the historical collections and associated programs and resources of the NLM. The new and… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, NLM Resources



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New Resource from the EDM Forum: A Framework for Patient and Consumer Engagement in Evidence Generation

Posted by on October 26th, 2012

Increasing evidence suggests that there are benefits to actively involving patients and consumers in their health care. There is also growing interest in engaging patients and consumers more actively in the research process. Comparative effectiveness research (CER), patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR), and quality improvement (QI) all offer opportunities to engage patients in generating information that… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health



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Tox Town Releases New Drought Location Page!

Posted by on October 23rd, 2012

Do you wonder if droughts are related to climate change? If so, please consider visiting Tox Town’s newly released Drought Location page. Information is provided on why drought is a concern, how it relates to climate change, and possible health affects related to drought. The page is also available in Spanish, Sequía. The best known… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, NLM Resources, Public Health

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