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Action Alert- Update on the FIRST Act

Tomorrow morning the House Science Committee is scheduled to mark up H.R. 4186, the “Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science and Technology (FIRST) Act.

If your Representative is a member of this committee, Governmental Relations Committee Chair Linda Hasman urges you to contact these Representatives and ask them to oppose Section 303 of this bill. The attached action alert provides specific details and a list of House Science Committee members.

ACTION ALERT

Annual Business Meeting and Continuing Education Event

Title: Annual Business Meeting and Continuing Education Event
Location: Kislak Center for Special Collections in the Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center, University Pennsylvania
Description: This year’s one day combined annual business meeting and continuing education event, Systematic Reviews on the Schuylkill, will begin with Keynote speaker Craig A. Umscheid, M.D., M.S.C.E, presenting Leveraging the Library to Improve Evidence-Based Practice Across an Academic Healthcare System. Dr. Umscheid is the Director of the Center for Evidence-based Practice, Penn Medicine. This will be followed by an update from current MLA President Dixie Jones, MLS, and time to meet with vendors, the chapter annual business meeting and lunch, and the continuing education event in the afternoon.

Susan Fowler, M.L.I.S , will present the free continuing education session, Introduction to Systematic Reviews for Librarians. Ms. Fowler is Clinical Librarian and Coordinator of Systematic Reviews at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

This program has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00003-C with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System.

Start Time: 08:30
Date: 2014-04-24
End Time: 17:00

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