Register for the March 24th MLA Webcast on Electronic Health Records!

The University of Minnesota’s Bio-Medical Library will be hosting the Medical Library Association’s educational webcast, Now’s the Time: Understanding the Electronic Health Record Maze and Health Sciences Librarians’ Roles on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010.
The Bio-Medical Library is partnering with the Health Science Libraries of Minnesota to provide lunch and facilitate wraparound sessions in conjunction with the webcast. Attendees of the webcast and wraparound sessions are eligible for 3.5 MLA CE credits. 2 CE credits will be earned if you do not wish to attend the wrap around sessions. There is no charge to attend the webcast, lunch, or wraparound sessions.
12:00 – Lunch, sponsored by the Bio-Medical Library and Health Science Libraries of Minnesota.
12:30 – Introductory wraparound session, led by Linda Watson, Director of the Health Sciences Libraries at the University of Minnesota.
1:00-3:00 – Webcast presentation
3:00-4:00 – Wraparound session with panel speakers
To register, please contact Anne Beschnett at by Friday, March 19th. Please indicate whether or not you will be joining us for lunch and the wraparound sessions.
We would like to survey the HSLM membership to find out the various roles that libraries are playing in the discussion, planning, or implementation of EHRs. Please take a moment to respond to our survey at:
Now’s the Time: Understanding the Electronic Health Record Maze and Health Sciences Librarians’ Roles
MLA’s Education Webcast
Date: Wednesday, March 24th, 2010
Time: Webcast from 1:00 – 3:00. See agenda above for lunch and wraparound schedule
Location: Bio-Medical Library, University of Minnesota, Diehl Hall Room 555, Minneapolis, MN
The goal of this program is to clarify the terminology surrounding the emerging electronic health information environment and to illustrate how and why health sciences librarians can and should become engaged with the efforts to achieve the national 2014 goal of instituting an electronic health record for each person in the United States.
The program objectives are:
• To remove the ambiguity and confusion revolving around the electronic health environment. Technology, management, and the exchange of health information will be discussed.
• To illustrate the emerging electronic health information environment by profiling working electronic medical records (EMRs), electronic health records (EHRs), and personal health records (PHRs).
• To highlight the recent involvement health sciences librarians have had with EMRs, EHRs, and PHRs.
The sponsorship of this webcast site has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. NLM-N01-LM-6-3503 with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Anne Beschnett
Liaison and Outreach Librarian
Bio-Medical Library
University of Minnesota
314 Diehl Hall
505 Essex St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455


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