Tag Archives: Health informatics

Healthy Roads Media Site Adds More Resources

The following was posted on [CLASTalk List] by Gail Kouame “Healthy Roads Media (HRM) has several new health information resources available: 1. *Mobile website (beta)* (www.healthyroadsmedia.org/mobile) –  The mission of Healthy Roads Media is to explore ways that information technology … Continue reading

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Low ‘Health Literacy’ Hazardous to Your Health

This study, highlighted in a recent BHIC Blog post, is well known to following of health literacy issues. http://www.healthfinder.gov/news/newsstory.aspx?docID=654935 Study found inability to interpret health information linked to poorer outcomes. By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) … Continue reading

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Online Health Information Curriculum

“Who Can You Trust? Health Information and the Internet” http://www.rvhcc.org/pdf/HIL_Sourcebook.pdf The curriculum was developed as part of a program to improve health literacy among youth and young adults. Teachers, librarians and youth in middle and high schools and literacy practitioners, … Continue reading

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Health Literacy News

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog.   Health Literacy Implications for Health Care Reform Workshop Summary http://bit.ly/roQsHn The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) extends health care access to 32 million Americans who previously had been uninsured. … Continue reading

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Finding Library Best Practices in Health Information

The following was posted on the MCR-MCMLA [mcmla-l@listserv.kumc.edu] listserv by Siobhan Champ Blackwell. The Library Success Wiki http://www.libsuccess.org was created for librarians to share successful and innovative programs they are carrying out. As more projects are shared, we all have … Continue reading

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National Library of Medicine Launches MedlinePlus Connect

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2011pres/06/20110620a.html The National Library of Medicine has formally launched MedlinePlus Connect. This free service allows health organizations and health information technology (HIT) providers to link patient portals and electronic health record (EHR) … Continue reading

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Consumer Health Informatics Workshop

For those of you in the College Park, Maryland area… Consumer Health Informatics Workshop Time: May 25-26, 2011 Place: University of Maryland, College Park For more information, please visit: http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~boxie/Consumer_Health_Informatics_HCIL2011_Workshop.pdf Questions? Contact Bo Xie (boxie@umd.edu) Related articles Consumer Health Informatics … Continue reading

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Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy Grant

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog… http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=52757 The ultimate goal of this program announcement is to encourage empirical research on health literacy concepts, theory and interventions as these relate to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services … Continue reading

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Impact of Low Health Literacy

Low Health Literacy Linked to Higher Risk of Death and More Emergency Room Visits and Hospitalizations http://www.ahrq.gov/news/press/pr2011/lowhlitpr.htm Low health literacy in older Americans is linked to poorer health status and a higher risk of death, according to a new evidence … Continue reading

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Trust It or Trash It? Health Information Evaluation

http://www.trustortrash.org/ This is a tool to help you think critically about the quality of health information (including websites, handouts, booklets, etc.). Click on Who said it? When did they say it? and How did they know? to guide you through … Continue reading

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