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

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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

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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, 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

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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, 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

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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. 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

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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

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Member Highlights: Adams County Library System, Gettysburg, PA – Learn about this library’s Sensory Storytime initiative to provide meaningful early literacy experiences for children who may have sensory processing or autism spectrum disorders. Has your library developed a similar program? Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee! 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 devel...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

AHRQ: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality: Request for Nominations for Public Members
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is seeking nominations for public members to serve on the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality, particularly those with experience in the following areas: 1) conducting research, demonstration projects, and evaluations with respect to healthcare; 2) the fields of healthcare quality research or healthcare improvement; 3) the practice of medicine; 4) other health professions; 5) the private healthcare sector (including health plans, providers, and purchasers) or administrators of healthcare delivery systems; 6) the fields of healthcare economics, informa...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - June 8, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Telehealth for Acute and Chronic Care Consultations
AHRQ has opened up comments for its draft report on Telehealth for Acute and Chronic Care Consultations. The public can comment until June 26, 2018. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight MedlinePlus Magazine: the Spring 2018 issue of MedlinePlus Magazine is now available! This quarter, TV host Leeza Gibbons talks about her experience as a caregiver for both her mother and her father. Other features include cancer imaging, traumatic stress, and new advances in research from the National Institutes of Health. Subscribe or order a bulk subscription for your library today! Member Highlights: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Poughkeepsie, NY – Learn how this library brought health and wellness to thei...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 1, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Despite risk of breast cancer, few men undergo genetic tests, study finds
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death among Americans. At least 10 percent of cancers are caused by inherited mutations in genes such as BRCA1 and BRCA2. Parents with the cancer gene mutation have a 50 percent chance of passing it on to a son or daughter. It ’s well-known that women with BRCA are at a very high risk for breast and ovarian cancer. Less known is the fact that men with these mutations also are at risk of breast cancer and other cancers.Astudy published in April in JAMA Oncology finds that few men are screened for these genetic mutations — and the researchers strongly suggest that they be sc...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 31, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

AHRQ: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is seeking comment by July 30, 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 - May 31, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

PHC4 revises flawed preventable hospital admissions reports
The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) has revised its April research report on preventable hospital admissions after learning of inaccuracies  in the data provided to the independent state agency for its report. According to PHC4, population data files provided by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality – including county rates – were incorrect.   The council has received corrected data files from AHRQ and updated the figu res in the research brief available here.  “PHC4… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight NLM @ MLA 2018: Did you miss a National Library of Medicine presentation at MLA? Recordings of the NLM theater presentations are now available! The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the position of Health Programming Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). Review of applications begins June 27, 2018, and will continue until filled. The MAR offices will be closed on Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day. National N...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 25, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Board Meeting Minutes, February 27, 2018
Participants:  Geri Baumblatt, Dave DeBronkart, Judy Danielson, Dave Dolton, Peter Elias, John Grohol, Matthew Holt, Sarah Krüg, Janice McCallum, Jan Oldenburg, Burt Rosen, Danny Sands, Linda Stotsky, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods and Vera Rulon. Approve minutes from last full board meeting—Janice McCallum Minutes from January 23, 2018 approved. Janice pointed out that with change to procedure in posting meeting minutes, we will need to move finalized minutes to a folder that is viewable by anyone.  Also need to change the link in Where to Find What at S4PM and tell Danny v Leeuwen to change link in newslet...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - May 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: janicemc Tags: Board Minutes Board Meeting Meeting Minutes Source Type: news