For newcomers and experts in the field of cross cultural health care, there now are a wide variety of online resources to help people design, implement and assess interventions and programs for culturally diverse populations. See the list of resources shared in the November 16 webinar, as well as the power point slides
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
The launch of Healthy People 2020 will be Thursday, 2 December 2010, 11AM – 1PM, ET.
Webstream and in-person meeting both require registration
Jack Morton Auditorium, The George Washington University
805 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
For more than 30 years, Healthy People has provided a public health roadmap and compass for the country. Join as the US Department of Health and Human Services unveils health promotion and disease prevention objectives for the decade. Be the first to learn what’s new with Healthy People 2020.
This event is open to the public. Early registration is strongly encouraged as seats are limited. Live web streaming will be available. Reservations must be made in advance, whether you watch the webcast of the launch, or attend in person: http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020_reg/register.aspx"
Sunday, November 21, 2010
'In all the discussions about adjusting the number of medical schools and training slots, rearranging physician payment schedules and reorganizing practice models, one group of providers has been conspicuously missing. The nurses.'The Times article notes...
'The expert panel is scheduled to convene again at the end of this month, this time to discuss implementing their recommendations. They will have their work cut out for them. Critics like the American Medical Association ...warns that “with a shortage of both nurses and physicians, increasing the responsibility of nurses is not the answer to the physician shortage.” '
“When the ship seems to be going down, you’ve got to get all hands on deck.”
Friday, November 19, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Today NLM announces MedlinePlus Connect (http://medlineplus.gov/connect), a free service that allows electronic health records (EHR) systems to link users to MedlinePlus (http://medlineplus.gov), an authoritative up-to-date health information resource for patients, families and health care providers. MedlinePlus provides information about conditions and disorders, medications, and health and wellness.
MedlinePlus Connect accepts requests for information on diagnoses (problem codes) and medications. NLM mapped MedlinePlus health topics to two standard diagnostic coding systems used in EHRs: ICD-9-CM and SNOMED CT CORE. When an EHR submits a request to MedlinePlus Connect, the service returns the closest matching health topic as a response. MedlinePlus Connect also links EHR systems to drug information written especially for patients. For medication codes, MedlinePlus Connect accepts RXCUIs and NDCs. The API for using this service conforms to the HL7 Context-Aware Knowledge Retrieval (Infobutton) Knowledge Request URL-Based Implementation specification. MedlinePlus responds to problem code requests in either English or Spanish. Currently, it supports requests for drug information in English only. NLM is working on adding laboratory test responses to MedlinePlus Connect. We will also support an XML-based Web service at a future date.
- Background and technical information at http://medlineplus.gov/connect
- Free email list at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/connect/emaillist.html
- Contact Us link http://apps.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/contact/index.cfm.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Nov. 3, 2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern Time
Margarita Hurtado, PhD and Kay Loughrey, MPH
- Special issues in communicating with older adults and minority populations
- Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/774870554
Sponsor: HHS/The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP). Continuing Education Credits have been requested. [HealthLiteracy listserv]
The webinar is open to all