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NLM Webinar Series: Clinical Information, Librarians and the NLM: From Health Data Standards to Better Health

NLM Webinar Series: Clinical Information, Librarians and the NLM: From Health Data Standards to Better Health. NLM Tech Bull. 2018 Sep-Oct;(424):b1.

2018 September 05 [posted]
2019 January 28 [Editor's note added]

Do you want to improve the quality and flow of clinical information, and facilitate clinical research? Are you working toward making health data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR)?

Beginning in September 2018, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) presents an interactive Webinar series focusing on the roles and products of the NLM related to applied medical informatics, particularly as applied to electronic health records (EHRs) systems and clinical research. The series is 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 clinical researchers.

The goals of the series are for participants to be able to:

  • 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 first sessions of this interactive series, starting this September, will touch 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). Additional sessions may be added based on participants' interests.

Webinars will consist of brief presentations, activities, and Q&A and will run about 30 minutes.

Dates and times: Thursdays at 12:00 PM (noon) ET, beginning September 6, 2018

Register here:

[Editor's note: The Registration link was updated to reflect webinar availability.]

For more educational opportunities, see NLM Training on Biomedical Informatics, Data Science, and Data Management and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine training schedule.

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