President Slashes NIH Funding by 13 percent
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) would receive $34.4 billion in FY 2020, roughly $4.7 billion or 13 percent below the levels enacted by Congress for FY 2019, according to the President’s Budget released on March 11. The budget for NIH includes $492 million in funding made available through the 21st Century Cures Act and $150 million in mandatory funding. The leading biomedical research agency in the world would receive budget cuts across the board. All NIH centers are slated for budget reductions: National Cancer Institute: -8.7 percent National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: -14 percent National Inst...
Source: Public Policy Reports - March 19, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

AHRQ: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Announcement from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of a proposed information collection, "Child Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (Child HCAHPS) Survey Database." The Child HCAHPS survey compliments the Adult Hospital CAHPS Survey and evaluates the inpatient care experiences of patients under age 18 and their parents or guardians. The Child HCAHPS Survey Database will allow hospitals to access and use the data for quality improvement and research efforts. Comments are due April 18, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - March 19, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

AHRQ launches app to help patients preplan questions for doctors
The new app, called Question Builder, lets consumers input their health information and then brings up potential questions for them to ask their doctors.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Study finds a lack of adequate hydration among the elderly
In this study, African-American participants had a salivary osmolality significantly lower than Caucasian participants, which would indicate less severe hydration problems, not more. Further research on hydration among African-Americans will be necessary to better understand these results.Other study colleagues include Michelle Devost, with the Los Angeles LGBT Center, and Karabi Nandy, with the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, both formerly at UCLA. (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 6, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Surgery for uncomplicated appendicitis in adults is effective and safe
This study demonstrates that surgery for uncomplicated appendicitis is very safe. As people contemplate their choices for managing appendicitis — antibiotics or surgery — these data can help ensure they make a fully informed choice. AUTHORSDr. Christopher Childers, Dr. Jill Dworsky, Dr. Melinda Maggard-Gibbons and Dr. Marcia Russell of UCLA. Russell is also with the Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.JOURNALThe peer-reviewed journal Surgerypublished the study.FUNDINGThe Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality funded Childers. (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 26, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

AHRQ: Solicitation for Nominations for Members of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is seeking nominations for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). Specific areas of expertise being sought include behavioral medicine, health equity, public health, application of science to health policy, and communicating scientific findings to multiple audiences. Nominations of members of minority populations, people with disabilities, and women are encouraged. Nominations are due May 15th. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 19, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

AHRQ Guideline Clearinghouse Continues... Under New Management
(MedPage Today) -- ECRI takes up AHRQ's mantle, but is basically starting from scratch (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Blast off! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine is getting into Summer Reading! A Universe of Stories is coming to public libraries this summer in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Explore DNA and family history, make stardust, discover astronaut food, and more with our science programs for kids, teens, and adults. Check out the NNLM Summer Reading Manual for program guides created in partnership with the Collaborative Summer Library Program. National Safe Toys and Giving Month: Decembe...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Join NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Veronica Milliner as one of the panelists for the ALSC webinar: Leadership in Youth Services Part 2: Leadership in Action on December 11 at 2:00 PM ET. Working with children in a library setting provides vast opportunities to create and hone leadership skills if you know where to find them. By cultivating these skills in yourselves and others, you will elevate your profession and your community by creating and implementing beneficial programs and services. This webinar wi...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Einstein Receives $172 Million in NIH Funding in Fiscal Year 2018
November 30, 2018—BRONX, NY—Capping off another successful research year,faculty members at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore, received $172 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in federal fiscal year 2018. (Einstein also received an additional $5.4 million from select federal agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, which is administered through the NIH). Investigators will use the funding to pursue a wide range of basic, translational and clinical research and training projects, including projects ...
Source: Einstein News - November 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

AHRQ: Common Formats for Patient Safety Data Collection
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality announces the availability ofCommon Formats for Surveillance —Hospital Version 0.2 Beta for patient safety and healthcare quality reporting. Comments are accepted on an ongoing basis. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 29, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

New Guidelines Trust Takes Place of AHRQ Clearinghouse
The ECRI Institute has announced the launch of a new online resource that collects, evaluates and organizes clinical practice guidelines and other materials. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - November 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Deadline Extended! Apply by November 23 to participate in the 2019 Critical Appraisal Institute for Librarians! – Craving more confidence in leading EBM sessions for medical students? Puzzled on how to guide students about study design and in depth critical appraisal? Frustrated with statistics? This six week online program will develop librarian’s critical appraisal skills via enhanced understanding of research design, biomedical statistics, and clinical reasoning to apply knowledge in teaching target populatio...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

AHRQ: Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality will hold an open meeting on November 15, 2018. Agenda items include an update on AHRQ's budget, programs, and initiatives, as well as updates on AHRQ data, analytics, and insights; and AHRQ's efforts around opioids and drug pricing. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 7, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Clemson experts study proper vomit cleanup in long-term care facilities
(Clemson University) Vomit can create huge health concerns and for the more than 2 million people currently living in long-term care facilities and proper cleanup is critical to preventing the spread of disease. A group of Clemson University researchers is part of a team that has received a $1.5 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to study vomit cleanup. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 5, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Data Flash: RIP PubMed Health
This is not exactly a data post, but, the loss of a trusted source for clinical effectiveness research will have its effects on the dataverse.  PubMed Health is being discontinued as of this coming Wednesday.  As any of my colleagues can tell you, I’m taking the loss of PubMed Health hard– I loved showing it to people at various conferences, and using it myself– I found it a wonderful mid-point between MedlinePlus.gov and PubMed.gov, and it also had some great methodology resources and a glossary.  All of its content will be findable in other ways though! In thinking about how to proceed in...
Source: Dragonfly - October 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: Data Science Public Health clinical effectiveness PubMed Health PubMed.gov search skills Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: read the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale talked about getting ready for PubMed 2.0 and providing feedback with PubMed Labs, the National Library of Medicine’s platform to explore some new experimental features that will be deployed early next year. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Awards: NNLM MAR is accepting applications for the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Award, for projects th...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Identifying Adverse Surgical Events: What Method Works Best? Identifying Adverse Surgical Events: What Method Works Best?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that compares two approaches to identifying adverse procedural complications--surgeon-reported vs the AHRQ patient safety indicators.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: read the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, Health Professions Coordinator Erin Seger wrote about her experiences at the 17th annual Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference, and LGBT health information needs in her article, “LGBT Health Information Resources.” Member Highlights: Stony Brook University, Southampton, NY – learn about how the Applied Health Informatics Program at Stony Brook used NNLM MAR funding to conduct a Wellness Fair for seniors, and later...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: read the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Veronica Leigh Milliner talks about opportunities to incorporate genetics into health programming in her article, “Your Family, Your History, Your Health: Genetics Resources.” New Funding Opportunity: NNLM MAR is pleased to announce the availability of funding through NLM’s partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program. We are now accepting applications for...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

AHRQ: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Announcement from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) allowing for an additional 30 day comment period on an information collection related to the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Clinician and Group Survey Database. The Database contains data from AHRQ's standardized surveys which measure patient experiences with physicians and staff in healthcare practices. The first comment period, opened on July 16, 2018, did not receive any substantive comments. New comments are due by November 5, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 4, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Opioid-Related Hospital Use Up in Elderly Adults
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 -- Rates of opioid-related prescriptions and health care utilization are rising among seniors, according to two September statistical briefs released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The reports... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight September is National Preparedness Month. Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. This week: Save for an Emergency. The MAReport: the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter is now available! This quarter, Education & Healthy Literacy Coordinator Michelle Burda is challenging YOU to raise health literacy awareness in your library, organization or community! Check out her article on Health Literacy Month for tools and resources you can use to promote health literacy during the month of October, and all year l...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

State Snapshots Provide a Fresh Look at State-Specific Health Care Quality Trends
Blog post from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on its release of its2017 State Snapshots, which provide detailed analyses of how each state and the District of Columbia is performing in areas of healthcare quality. Also touches on the2017 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR) which was also released today and from which the data in the State Snapshots is taken. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 24, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight September is National Preparedness Month. Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. This week: Check your coverage. The Fall 2018 offering for The Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiative (HSLANJ GLI) is now available. MAR members are eligible for this cost-saving opportunity! The deadline to participate is Friday, November 9. Learn more. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News Funding Available: NNLM MAR has funding available for two grants of $19,000. Libraries, community...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 21, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

2006 to 2015 Saw Increase in Severe Maternal Morbidity
TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 -- From 2006 to 2015, the proportion of women experiencing severe maternal morbidity increased 45 percent, according to a statistical brief published by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Kathryn R. Fingar,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight September is National Preparedness Month. Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. This week: Learn Life Saving Skills. Member Highlights: Let us shine a spotlight on the amazing work you do! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach projects and activities that are happening in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee! National Network of Libraries of Medicine News Funding Available: NNLM MAR has funding available for ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Severe Complications Rise Sharply Among Women Giving Birth in Hospitals
According to a report just released by AHRQ, the proportion of women who experienced serious complications while giving birth in U.S. hospitals rose 45% between 2006 and 2015. And the data are even worse for low-income and minority women, especially black women and those on Medicaid. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicole Fisher, Contributor Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Funding Available: NNLM MAR has funding available for two grants of $19,000. Libraries, community-based organizations, schools, health care providers, and other organizations that provide health programming or services within PA, NY, NJ or DE are eligible to apply. Applications are due October 5, 2018, and award funds must be spent by April 30, 2019. Details. September is National Preparedness Month. Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. This week: Make and Practice Your Plan. National Network of Libraries of Medicine N...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

AHRQ: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is extending the comment period through October 4, 2018 on a change to a currently approved information collection titled "Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Household Component and MEPS Medical Provider Component." The survey is used to analyze healthcare use, expenses, and health policy. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 4, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

AHRQ: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is seeking comment by October 4, 2018 on the nursing home survey on patient safety culture database. The survey is used by nursing homes to assess provider and staff perspectives about patient safety issues, medical error, and error reporting. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 4, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Funding Available: NNLM MAR has funding available for two grants of $19,000. Libraries, community-based organizations, schools, health care providers, and other organizations that provide health programming or services within PA, NY, NJ or DE are eligible to apply. Applications are due October 5, 2018, and award funds must be spent by April 30, 2019. Details. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News MAR offices will be closed on Monday, September 3 for Labor Day. New MAR Staff: As of August 27, Michael Balkenhol is MA...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 31, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Decline in Hospital-Acquired Conditions Continues
FRIDAY, Aug. 24, 2018 -- The rate of hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) continued its decline from 2014 to 2016, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) National Scorecard on Hospital-Acquired Conditions. For the 2014 to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AHRQ Step Up App Challenge
In the AHRQ Step Up App Challenge: Advancing Care Through Patient Assessments, AHRQ is looking for teams to design, develop, and pilot a user-friendly application that simplifies the process of collecting, interpreting, aggregating, and sharing patient-reported outcomes (PRO) data related to physical function outcomes in the ambulatory care setting. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AHRQ, Social Security Administration aim to attract FHIR developers
WASHINGTON, DC — The Agency for Health Research and Quality and the Social Security Administration here on Monday announced plans for kicking off challenges to identify technologies that solve specific problems. SSA Executive Director of Health IT Jude Soundararajan said here at the White House Blue Button 2.0 D eveloper Conference that in September SSA will launch a GitHub site with its use case for disabilities. And he said that developer contests will follow. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Special Emphasis Notice (SEN): AHRQ Announces Interest in Health Services Research to Address the Opioids Crisis
The purpose of this Notice is to inform the research community that the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is interested in receiving health services research grant applications to advance our nation's understanding of the opioids crisis and provide solutions for addressing it. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AHRQ Shutters Guideline Site, But ECRI to Carry the Torch
(MedPage Today) -- New site will charge a'reasonable'subscription fee (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 20, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

National Guideline Clearinghouse to live on despite feds bowing out
The nonprofit that has run the recently shuttered National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) for 20 years plans to replace the website and run it privately. Funding to support the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) clinical practice guideline website ended on July 16. ECRI Institute, which developed and maintained NGC since its inception in 1998, announced it plans to launch an interim, subscription-based website in September, with “many additional features planned for the near future.” The initial site will enable users to search and retrieve ECRI’s summarizations of clini...
Source: Mass Device - July 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog News Well ECRI Institute National Guidelines Clearinghouse NGC Source Type: news

Board Meeting Minutes, May 22, 2018
  Participants:  Geri Baumblatt, Judy Danielson, Dave DeBronkart, Peter Elias, Nancy Finn, Sarah Krüg, Janice McCallum, Jan Oldenburg, Burt Rosen, Danny Sands, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods, Michael Millenson, Vera Rulon Welcome                                                               Danny Sands Danny announced th...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - July 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Janice McCallum Tags: Board Minutes Board Meeting Meeting Minutes Source Type: news

AHRQ: Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
The National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality will hold an open meeting on July 18, 2018. Agenda items include an update on AHRQ's current research, programs, and initiatives, as well as updates on AHRQ data, analytics, and insights; making health services research relevant to the C-Suite; and AHRQ's opioids efforts. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 16, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

AHRQ: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is seeking comment by September 14, 2018 on an information collection related to the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Clinician and Group Survey Database. The Database contains data from AHRQ's standardized surveys which measure patient experiences with physicians and staff in healthcare practices. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 16, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

OHSU expert: Feds' decision to cut research database could hamper medical advances
Trump officials' decision to jettison a guidelines database has troubled many — including a Portland expert — who believe it could hinder providers' ability to administer the best treatment regimens. The National Guideline Clearinghouse includes an online database that collects information on, and provides access to, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. The Clear inghouse, created by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, is considered a "go to place" to find guidelines, according… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Andy Giegerich Source Type: news

The AHRQ National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC, guideline.gov) Web site will not be available after July 16, 2018
Federal funding through AHRQ will no longer be available to support the NGC as of that date. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Use a Blood Thinner Safely
-- More than 2 million people take a blood thinner regularly, the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality says. The medication is prescribed to help prevent blood clots. They put you at greater risk of heart attack and stroke. The agency... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Collaboration Is the Best Medicine
Teamwork in long-term care has been studied extensively for more than 3 decades, and in health care there has been significant progress in defining team requirements. A 1999 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report led to the development of the TeamSTEPPS program, developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) (Team STEPPS 2.0 for Long-Term Care, http://bit.ly/2LGAzAM). (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - July 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jeanne Manzi Tags: LTC PHARMACY Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter is now available! This quarter, Veronica Leigh Milliner talked about the importance of public libraries in providing quality health information in her article about the the Public Libraries Symposium at MLA. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News NNLM Outreach Highlight: Escape the Unit, Pittsburgh, PA – take a few minutes to check out this video on an NNLM funded project, an escape room developed as part of the nurse residency program for newly hi...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 29, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Webcast Featuring New AHRQ SOPS ™ Health IT Patient Safety Supplemental Items for Hospitals
July 25, 2018 2:00-2:50pm ET. Join AHRQ for this Webcast to learn about the new Surveys on Patient Safety Culture (SOPSTM) Health Information Technology (IT) Patient Safety Supplemental Items. The Webcast will discuss the importance of health IT in patient safety, provide an overview of the development of the items, and provide results from an initial pilot. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Patient Safety Primers. Surgical Site Infections
This overview states that “Efforts to prevent surgical site infections have been effective. Data from AHRQ's Partnership for Patients initiative indicates that the national rate of SSI decreased by 16% between 2010 and 2015, translating into significant benefits for patients (including many lives saved), as well as significant cost savings. ” (American). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHRQ: National Guideline Clearinghouse to Shut Down July 16
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has announced that, because of federal budget cuts, its National Guideline Clearinghouse website will no longer be updated with new content as of July 2, 2018, and will not be available at all after July 16. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - June 27, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

What Is the Scope of Practice for Pediatric Care for Chiropractic Doctors?
Discussion “Chiropractic is a health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health.” Some people look at chiropractic care solely as spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) or manipulation. Chiropractic physicians also offer a variety of other treatments including nutritional advice, dietary or herbal supplements, therapeutic exercise, posture correction and behavioral counseling. Spinal muscle therapy or spinal manipulation is one of the most common complementary, integrative, and alternati...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 18, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news