Tag Archives: Evidence based health care

Guide to Training Resources

This guide to training resources in health care, social work, medicine  and related fields on the internet ( free or low cost ) is produced annually by the American International Health Alliance and compiled by Irina Ibraghimova, Library and Information … Continue reading

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Evaluating the Impact of Healthcare Information

HIFA ( Healthcare Information for All ) have just announced their new project: Evaluating the Impact of Healthcare Information. Evaluating the impact of healthcare information activities (organisations, services, products, publications ) is challenging but necessary to: -identify what works and … Continue reading

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Free Access to Evidence Based Point of Care Summaries

An article by J.Hellman ” Open access to a high quality, impartial point of care medical summary would save lives: why does it not exist ? ” in PLoS Med highlights the lack of reliable, high quality medical information available … Continue reading

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Research into Practice Toolkit

” To him who devotes his life to science, nothing can give more happiness than increasing the number of discoveries, but his cup of joy is full when the results of his studies find practical applications”. Louis Pasteur. Research utilisation … Continue reading

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Healthcare Online Resources 2015

Healthcare Online Resources 2015 is a comprehensive listing of healthcare resources currently available on the internet. These include healthcare indexes, subject guides and search engines that supply the latest technology and information about healthcare and how it relates to you. … Continue reading

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The Value of Library and Information Services in Nursing and Patient care

A free access paper in The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing shows that the availability and use of information resources and services had a positive impact on nursing and patient outcomes. Libraries are a primary resource for evidence based … Continue reading

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EVIPNet – a new resource for francophone health professionals

HIFA-EVIPNet est un forum international de discussion en ligne de l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS) sur la prise de décision reposant sur des bases factuelles et une plateforme de gestion et partage des connaissances encore appelée plus communément Communauté … Continue reading

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Effects of Librarian Provided Services in Healthcare Settings : a Systematic Review

A new systematic review has looked at the impact of health librarians on patient, healthcare provider, and researcher outcomes. The review identified 25 studies, all of which were conducted in high income countries, demonstrating once again the need for more … Continue reading

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The Role of Librarians in Evidence Based Medicine ( EBM )

There’s a fascinating discussion starting up on hifa2015 ( Health Information For All by 2015 ) on whether medical librarians and information providers are ” put in an awkward position ” by Evidence Based Medicine ” ( systematic reviews, etc. … Continue reading

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Cochrane and Wikipedia

Thanks again are due to HIFA 2015 for alerting us to the following news from the Cochrane Collaboration.  The Cochrane Collaboration officially announces a new partnership with Wikiproject Medicine to improve the reliability and accessibility of Wikipedia medical information online. … Continue reading

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