Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 11:45pm
Presenter: Marcus Spann
Location: Street Level Classroom
This class is designed to help individuals with database searching and planning.
Provider: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Contents: CE, charts/graphs, CME, datasets, full text, government documents, images, links, multiple databases, practice guidelines, reports, summaries, video
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: First funded by Congress in 2005, the Effective Health Care Program funds and synthesizes the findings of teams of researchers and clinicians across North America, to identify ways to improve the quality of health care through evidence-based decision-making. Research summaries are available for consumers (many with Spanish translations), clinicians and policy-makers. Also for patients, short videos on treatment options, helpful comparative charts on the effectiveness of different treatments for various conditions. Many resources in various formats are provided. The Program invites comments and topic research/review suggestions, and data deposit by medical professionals. Links are provided to plug-ins for viewing video content.
Keywords: clinical evidence, data analysis, data-sharing, evidence-based medicine, evidence-based practice, healthcare policy, healthcare research, patient care, patient education, Spanish translation
Provider: Institute of Medical Biometry and Medical Informatics Freiburg, Germany
Descriptions: A regularly updated index of links to websites devoted to health informatics, medical and nursing informatics. Institutions and organizations are listed by country and also can be browsed by topic category. On the main page is a listing of upcoming international informatics conferences and events.
Keywords: data analysis, health statistics, informatics, information science, international, measurement, multilingual, science
Provider: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Descriptions: This interactive site provides U.S. and global health news, facts, and statistical data on significant healthcare policy issues, trends and indicators. Health disparities and costs, the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid, private health insurance, HIV/AIDS, women's healthcare policy and other topics are presented via data, data analysis, polling, news and opinion. Kaiser Health News is also a part of this website, accessible from the "Our Work" tab under Journalism.
Keywords: AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), data, data analysis, demographics, disease, government, health services, health statistics, healthcare policy, healthcare system, maps, mashups, public health, statistical
Descriptions: DataCite is an international organization established in December, 2009 to promote and facilitate the expansion of the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) system to include scientific datasets. Membership includes publishers, libraries and data centers. Researchers will benefit from access to scientific data supporting findings explicated in full-text articles, and will be able to link to that underlying data in the same way DOI enables links to text. DataCite provides standards and workflows for the publication of this data, and enables researchers to reliably locate and cite submitted data.
Keywords: biomedical research, data, data analysis, datasets, deep web, digital, DOI, information management, international, organizations, research, scientist, societies
Provider: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Descriptions: This website contains data sets, reports and rankings that include information on the quality of care delivery, patient outcomes, and patient feedback on physicians, hospitals, and cost. A "data hub" provides interactive graphics of state populations broken out by ethnicity, educational attainment, and age group for a number of healthcare measures, such as rates of the uninsured, portion of state budgets spent on healthcare, healthcare quality, and more. The focus of this website is discussion and demonstration of how "big data" can serve to improve health care in the United States.
Keywords: blog, data, data analysis, data-sharing, economics, education, free, full text, health statistics, healthcare policy, healthcare system, Medicare/Medicaid, population, public health, reports, Texas, wellness
Provider: National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research/University of California San Diego
Contents: images, links, open-source, protocols, video, websites
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: NCMIR develops technologies to facilitate understanding of biological systems from the gross anatomical to the molecular scale and makes those technologies available to biomedical researchers. NCMIR provides expertise, infrastructure, technological development, and an environment in which new information about the 3D ultrastructure of tissues, cells, and macromolecular complexes can be easily obtained and analyzed.
Keywords: biomedical research, cell biology, data analysis, laboratory, life sciences, medical imaging, research tools, software
Provider: Netherlands BioInformatics Centre
Descriptions: NBIC is engaged in bioinformatics research and education. Its website includes free software downloads, information on databases and projects, a journal and newsletter, and secondary-level education materials.
Keywords: biomedical research, blog, conference, data analysis, DNA, genes, genome, genomics, informatics, journal, news, open source, partial open access, pharmacogenomics, research, scientist, sequencing, software
Provider: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Contents: animation, charts/graphs, full text, images, maps
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: GHDx is a catalog of the world's health and demographic data. Use the GHDx to research population census data, surveys, registries, indicators and estimates, administrative health data, and financial data related to health. The provider, the IHME, is an educational and research public health organization, and provides fellowships at the bachelor's and graduate levels. IHME publishes the BioMed Central journal, Population Health Metrics, and various open-access reports. There are many interesting resources here. Users should visit the Data Visualizations page and see other items listed under the "Tools" tab.
Keywords: curriculum, data, data analysis, education, healthcare, healthcare informatics, public health, public policy, trends