The MLA Philadelphia Regional Chapter is very excited to present Informatics for Librarians: Peeling the Onion taught by PJ Grier and Dean Karavite, the program’s creators.
This workshop will demonstrate that clinical informatics is the “intersection of computer science, health sciences and information science.” Participants will learn about the “front-facing” skills that librarians bring to the field of clinical informatics and healthcare information technology as well as get a broad overview of the informatics field.
Because of federal healthcare reform initiatives the demand for skilled informatics staff is expected to outstrip supply by 2015 as part of the course workforce development programs available to librarians will be reviewed. MLA CE credit will be available.
See http://cech.mlanet.org/node/648 for a more complete description
PJ Grier is the Outreach and Access Coordinator for the National Library of Medicine Southeastern Atlantic (SE/A) Region . In addition to being a medical librarian and workshop instructor, Mr. Grier recently earned a graduate certificate in Clinical Informatics from the Johns Hopkins University.
Dean Karavite, Lead Human Computer Interaction Specialist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, works creating healthcare information technology solutions by developing clinical decision support tools for electronic health records.
The course will be presented at Eastern University (http://www.eastern.edu/) in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. Eastern is easily accessible by car or public transit. Registration information will be published shortly.
Thanks to NN/LM MAR for helping us present this workshop.
I received an email May 15, 2013 for a Take Action request from Janis Stubbs, PaLA First Vice President and Legislative Committee Co-Chair. I have attached her letter here. PaLA . For those of us in Pennsylvania I thought this would be of interest. There is a link at the bottom of the letter for the Take Action form.
Julia Lewis, GRC Chair
Manage, implement, and administer electronic and print healthcare information resources and research services.
Provide expedited evidence-based research in response to requests from clinicians.
Evaluate, select, budget for and negotiate existing and new information technologies and resources in line with both Clinical Quality and Patient Safety and Resource Stewardship STAR standards.
Member of multidisciplinary clinical rounding teams, system-wide practice councils and committees.
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We had the pleasure of honoring deserving chapter members at the MLA-Phil 62nd Annual Dinner on April 18, 2013.
AHIP First Time Applicant Award
Beatrice Davis Education Award
Prudence Dalrymple presents Bea Davis award to Gail Betz (right)
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TALBOT RESEARCH LIBRARY seeks full-time librarian for active, service-oriented information center serving the research, clinical and administrative staff of Fox Chase Cancer Center. The librarian will be involved in many of the library’s core operations. Specific responsibilities include: reference service, user assistance and user instruction, internet and online bibliographic database searches, assist the Director in marketing and evaluating library services and resources, provide maintenance and support for library technologies and assist in collection management. Read more» » »