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Webinar: Research versus research: Sometimes the Little r Is All You Need

Title: Webinar: Research versus research: Sometimes the Little r Is All You Need
Location: Room 425 (Film Studies Classroom) Dietrich Library Center, Van Pelt Library, 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
Link out: Click here
Description: With so many changes happening in health care, medical libraries are forced to change their focus and end goals to align with those of the hospital, academic medical center, or organization. Demonstrating value now means proving the library saves the institution money rather than keeping statistics of interlibrary loans filled, searches completed, and other traditional metrics. This presentation will help medical librarians gain a better understanding of what types of research they can do to help prove value, whether it be formal Research (with a big R) or quality initiative research (with a little r). Often times, the little r is all you need. At the end of this session, participants should have a better understanding of how to approach and complete projects, including deciding between Research and research, choosing the best data collection method, and reporting the results.
Start Time: 2:00
Date: 2013-12-11
End Time: 3:30

Webinar: Addressing Hospital Needs and Goals in the Era of the Affordable Care Act and Meaningful Use: What Librarians Need to Know

Title: Addressing Hospital Needs and Goals in the Era of the Affordable Care Act and Meaningful Use: What Librarians Need to Know
Location: Room 425 (Film Studies Classroom) Dietrich Library Center, Van Pelt Library, 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
Link out: Click here
Description: The Affordable Care Act, meaningful use, and greater scrutiny of not-for-profit status have brought on some significant changes in the way hospitals provide health care.

Hospitals must meet specific goals to avoid penalties and receive maximum reimbursement for care. They are repositioning staff and budgets to deal with these changes to improve patient care, increase patient satisfaction, and meet meaningful use of the electronic health record (her) system.

Libraries are departments within the hospital, and like all other departments, they must illustrate clearly to administration specifically how they help their hospital achieve these goals. This webinar will look at these changes and how they affect our institutions and how librarians can meet them head on.

Start Time: 02:00
Date: 2013-11-20
End Time: 03:30

Two new webinars from MLA being held at Penn’s Van Pelt Library

Registration is now open for the events below at MLA-Phil’s events page

Both will take place in Room 425 (Film Studies Classroom,) Dietrich Library Center of the Van Pelt Library, located at 3420 Walnut Street in Philadelphia.  You can find more information at the website.  See you there!

November 20th from 2 – 3:30
Addressing Hospital Needs and Goals in the Era of the Affordable Care Act and Meaningful Use: What Librarians Need to Know – presenter Michelle Kraft, AHIP (Up for incoming president of MLA!)

December 11th from 2 – 3:30
Research versus research: Sometimes the Little r Is All You Need – presenter Heather Holmes, AHIP

Week 1 – learn more about librarians can support their hospitals in working with the ACA and Meaningful Use standards.  3 weeks later find out how to use quality initiative research to demonstrate value.   For a low fee, earn CE credit, support your chapter and network with peers at both events.

For more information about Van Pelt including directions and parking, click here

Personal Genomics, Personalized Medicine, and You

Personal Genomics, Personalized Medicine, and You

For a complete description please see http://cech.mlanet.org/node/736

The course creator, Dr Carrie Iwema, PhD, MLA, AHIP, of the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System, will be teaching the course at Ginsburg Health Sciences Library – Temple University Libraries on Tuesday July 30th from 9:00am – 1:15pm. Registration begins at 8:30.

This free 4 hour workshop is eligible for 4 CE Contract Hours

Registration is open at http://mlaphil.wildapricot.org/ViewEvent.ashx?eventId=716524

MLA Phil would like to thank NN/LM MAR for providing the support for Dr. Iwema to come to Philadelphia and teach this course.

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