January 15, 2014
Healthy People 2020 Structured Evidence Queries
With one click you can find citations and some full text for targeted research questions. The National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, have worked together to develop preformulated search strategies (structured evidence queries) that search high-quality, peer-reviewed scientific literature to identify research evidence for selected Healthy People 2020 objectives.
And remember, Library & Knowledge Services staff are always available to help with your expert searching and full text needs. firstname.lastname@example.org
January 10, 2014
There are many authoritative agencies, organizations, and associations that are now providing bilingual information in Spanish and English. In the past, this page provided dozens of listings from associations, foundations, government organizations and more. However, long lists of links are difficult to maintain; what follows is a collection of government sites as a good starting point. Here are some tips for finding quality online health information in Spanish. Visit NNLM for links or call on the medical librarians for assistance.
January 9, 2014
The Colorado Health Institute (CHI) offers HealthWords to help navigate the many terms and acronyms that are part of Colorado’s health care discussions. These definitions come from CHI staff, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. HealthWordsforWeb
The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing administers the Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus programs as well as a variety of other programs for Colorado’s low-income families, the elderly and persons with disabilities.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has recommendations on best practices for individuals to protect themselves from fraud in the Health Insurance Marketplace.
January 9, 2014
This data reflects the number of people who have signed up for coverage. Enrollments are not final until payment is received by carriers. Numbers will adjust based on payment status to carriers and changes made by customers. Here are the Connect for Health Colorado metrics:
January 9, 2014
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the second most commonly diagnosed cancer (excluding skin cancer) among men and women in the United States. Efforts to prevent lung cancer emphasize tobacco control because 80%–90% of lung cancers are attributed to cigarette smoking and secondhand smoke.
See Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) for the latest news on lung cancer incident trends.
November 13, 2013
If you are working with an organization involved in relief efforts in the Philippines or other affected areas, please let them know of this service.
The Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) is a partnership of the National Library of Medicine, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, and the Professional/Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers and other publishers. EAI provides temporary free access to full text articles from major biomedicine titles to healthcare professionals, librarians, and the public affected by disasters.
Access to biomedical literature through the Emergency Access Initiative is only available to those affected by the disaster and for those providing assistance to the affected population. Other users should contact their local medical library or the National Network of Libraries of Medicine by calling 1-800-338-7657 for biomedical literature.
October 18, 2013
In a 2013 multisite survey of 16,122 physicians, residents and nurses:
Three-fourths reported that they,
“handled some aspect of patient care differently as a result of information obtained from the library and information resources.”
Among the reported changes were:
advice given to the patient (48%)
choice of drugs (33%)
other treatment (31%)
Respondents reported that the information allowed them to avoid the following adverse events:
patient misunderstanding of the disease (23%)
additional tests (19%)
adverse drug reactions (13%)
medication errors (12%)
patient mortality (6%)
Marshall JG, Sollenberger JF, Easterby-Gannett S, Kasner Morgan L, Kiem ML, Cavanaugh SK. The value of library and information services in patient care: resulst of a multisite study. J Med Lib Assoc. Jan 2013;101(1):38-46.