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HHS Launches Second Video Game on Disaster Planning!

Posted by on October 24th, 2013

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) Office of the Chief Privacy Officer (OCPO) has released its second web-based security training module, CyberSecure: Your Medical Practice. This latest game focuses on disaster planning, data backup and recovery, and other elements of contingency planning. Contingency planning helps providers and staff prepare for… Read More »

Posted in: Electronic Health Records, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health, Security Issues

Oct

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NLM Enhances Online Resource “In His Own Words: Martin Cummings and the NLM”

Posted by on October 23rd, 2013

The National Library of Medicine Library has announced the enhancement of In His Own Words: Martin Cummings and the NLM, a digital edition of selected speeches and articles by the man who served as its director from 1964 to 1983. During his tenure, Dr. Cummings guided NLM into the computer age and significantly broadened its mission. Originally… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, General, NLM Resources, Search Tools

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PubMed Relevance Sort

Posted by on October 23rd, 2013

PubMed now includes a new relevance sort option! The “Relevance” sort option is available from the “Display Settings” menu under the “Sort by” selections. The relevance sort order for search results is based on an algorithm that analyzes each PubMed citation that includes the search terms. For each search query, “weight” is calculated for citations… Read More »

Posted in: NLM Resources, PubMed

Oct

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PubMed Commons: A New Forum for Scientific Discourse

Posted by on October 22nd, 2013

NCBI has released PubMed Commons, currently in pilot phase, which is a system that enables researchers to share their opinions about scientific publications. Researchers can comment on any publication indexed by PubMed, and read the comments of others. PubMed Commons is a forum for open and constructive criticism and discussion of scientific issues. It will… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, NLM Resources, PubMed

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