Clinical Information, Librarians and the NLM: From Health Data Standards to Better Health (Webinar Series)
This interactive webinar series focused on the roles and products of the National Library of Medicine related to applied medical informatics, particularly as applied to electronic health records systems and clinical research. The series was specially designed for health sciences librarians and other health information specialists seeking to serve more active roles in their health IT team and better support researchers.
- Use the jargon associated with health IT to be able to communicate effectively with IT staff and administrators
- Name relevant health data standards and describe how they are used
- Describe NLM products and services that enrich and inform EHRs and other health data systems
- Identify roles for librarians on the health IT team and in the research process
The interactive series, offered in Fall 2018 and Winter 2019, touched on terminology standards, including the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) and its vocabularies (including ICD-10, SNOMED CT, RxNorm, and LOINC), and tools such as the Value Set Authority Center (VSAC) and the Common Data Elements (CDE).
Class Recordings and Materials:
Getting the Right Information to Patients Using MedlinePlus Connect with Jennifer Jentsch (Thursday, September 6th, 2018) - Also available as a Moodle course (offering 1 MLA CE)
Discussion: Current and Future Roles of Health Sciences Librarians with Barbara Platts and Julie Hughbanks (Thursday, September 20th, 2018)
Collecting Data with an Eye Towards Reuse: Common Data Elements with Lisa Lang (Thursday, September 27th, 2018)
Improving the Quality of Hospital Patient Care: The Value Set Authority Center with Maureen Madden (Thursday, October 4, 2018)
Introduction to the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) with David Anderson (Thursday, March 7, 2019)
Last Reviewed: September 9, 2020