Monday, October 31, 2011
Healthy Communities focuses on formal and informal approaches working with community-based organization and facilitating partnerships. Deb Clark is the leader on this initiative.
Health Literacy focuses on the communication of information and the critical skills needed for personal and community empowerment. Caroline Marshall is the the leader on this initiative.
Kate Cheromka is the leader on the HealthIT initiative, forces that are dramatically changing the health care setting and its information systems to incorporate mandated implementations for an Electronic Health Record (EHR) and or a Patient Health Record.
eScience is also a community of interest, and Javier Crespo explained the momentum of interest building in eScience. An eScience Portal for New England Librarians has been developed to foster learning and collaboration in eScience
Lauri Fennell spoke about the Healthcare Workforce Community of Interest. There is lots of activity and interest in new roles for the healthcare workforce, as well as funds for training for new professions in community colleges.
EFTS and the OCLC IFM system. In an age of increasing licensing agreements, there is no uniformity in how a license deals with borrowing or lending materials.
In 2004, as part of its Regional Advisory Council (RAC), the National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region (NN/LM NER) formed the Hospital Library Subcommittee, with the charge to promote the value of hospital libraries throughout the region. Over its 7-year tenure, the Subcommittee has tracked a gradual decline in support for hospital libraries, as evidenced by budget cuts and library closures. The status quo had ultimately become untenable. In 2009, the Subcommittee began to shift focus from library advocacy towards a new strategy: a 5-year plan to assist hospital libraries with the transition to healthcare knowledge services centers (HKSCs) within their institutions. In addition to the breakout presentation, Margo and Mark also have a webinar version in the UMass eScholarship repository.
Click on this small version of the property map to see the PDF, which can be downloaded into your computer or mobile device. There is also a map in your registration packet, but it never hurts to have a backup. The PDF of the Conference Program is also linked on the blog in the Hot Links section.
Lisa Sanders MD is not only a columnist for the New York Times, but she also knows how to write a compelling tale, including her most recent book, Every Patient Tells a Story. The conference also has copies of her book available outside the Exhibit Hall.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
If you saw the program listing for the lunch speakers on Monday, we were looking forward to hearing the NLM update from Martha Fishel, the Chief of the Public Services Division. Unfortunately, Martha will not be able to present, but her colleague Sheldon Kotzin has graciously volunteered to present recent NLM activities. NLM Director Donald Lindberg, M.D. appointed Sheldon to the position of Associate Director for Library Operations in 2006.
If you see a librarian wearing this button, they are part of the conference preparation team and can assist you with your needs or get you connected to the right person. For instance, where is the closest rest stop, or how to find an area or shop in the Resort & Casino. When Dr. Cimino talks on Monday about the EMR infobutton, you will already be familiar with the NAHSL/NY/NJ infobutton.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Follow the NAHSL/NY/NJ crowd on Sunday night to Wombi Rock, the three-story white onyx mountain that is the address for Leffingwells Martini Bar. 20 specialty martinis and plenty of choices for those that don't consume fire-water. You can view the stars overhead, which claims to be the world's largest indoor planetarium dome, or simply greet your colleagues from the northeast with a toast. Here's a photo from Yelp:
Thursday, October 27, 2011
James J. Cimino MD leads the Laboratory for Informatics Development at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a dual appointment to the National Library of Medicine(NLM). Please read about his wealth of accomplishments and current appointments.
Lisa Sanders MD is the author of the popular Diagnosis columns published in The New York Times. She is also is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale University School of Medicine and a clinician educator in Yale's Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency training program. Her web site features her newest book, Every Patient Tells a Story.
Frank A. Corvino is president and CEO of Greenwich Hospital. During his 20-year tenure as the leader of Greenwich Hospital, he has been at the forefront of healthcare innovation. He also serves as executive vice president of the Yale New Haven Health System and has been a vocal advocate to confront problems such as the shortage of primary care physicians and tort reform.