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Dec

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New AHRQ Tool to Assess Patient Education Materials!

Posted by on December 4th, 2013 0 comments

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has just released a new tool to help professionals choose more understandable and actionable materials; the Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (PEMAT). Patient educational materials, such as brochures, medical instructions, and audiovisual aids, are often complex and lack clear information about what the patient should do. AHRQ’s PEMAT… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education & Training, Health Literacy, Non-NLM Resources

Dec

02

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Directory of Health Organizations Online (DIRLINE) Retires!

Posted by on December 2nd, 2013 0 comments

Due to a changing technical and budgetary environment, the NLM Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) is longer adding, updating or maintaining records in Directory of Health Organizations Online (DIRLINE). DIRLINE was the National Library of Medicine’s online database containing location and descriptive information about a wide variety of information resources including organizations, research resources,… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, NLM Resources

Dec

02

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December 2013 Issue of NIH News in Health is Now Available!

Posted by on December 2nd, 2013 0 comments

Check out the December issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research: Personalized Medicine: Matching Treatments to Your Genes You’re one of a kind. Wouldn’t it be nice if treatments and preventive care could be designed just for you, matched to… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Non-NLM Resources

Nov

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Health Policy Expert Dylan Roby Explains Aspects of the Affordable Care Act

Posted by on November 22nd, 2013 0 comments

Dylan Roby, Ph.D., Director of the health economics and evaluation research program at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, and an assistant professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, is quoted widely by the media regarding various aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Coverage included October 30 on the PBS program… Read More »

Posted in: Affordable Care Act, Consumer Health

Nov

21

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WISER for Windows 4.5 Now Available!

Posted by on November 21st, 2013 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine’s WISER for Windows 4.5 is now available. This new version of WISER fully integrates Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM) content and updates the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) content to 2012. Here’s a closer look at what’s new in this release: Full integration of CHEMM content, which includes: New hospital provider… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Emergency Preparedness and Response, NLM Resources, Public Health

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