Friday, October 3, 2014 11:30 am– 1:00 pm
Lobby of the TMC Library – 1133 John Freeman Blvd.
Provider: Kauffman Innovation Network, Inc.
Descriptions: "Linking ideas & innovation" is the motto of the iBridge organization. "While traditional search engines provide a means for looking for information, the iBridgeSM Network provides a public, centralized source for unbiased information about early stage technologies and inventions. Our objective is to drive transparency and access to university developed innovations that are available today as well as to field experts, ideas and information. Through the iBridgeSM Network, researchers and those seeking innovations can easily search for and obtain the resources they need." Non-members exploring this site can view the brief descriptions of inventions/innovations by subject or by organization, and see which of these organizations form special communities in iBridge. A free sign-up allows the user to e-mail for more information about the entries. Submissions include technologies that can be licensed, research opportunities, material transfer agreements, and laboratory and equipment availability. The provocative and informative blogs here are accessible to all who visit the site. iBridge is funded in large part by the Kauffman Foundation.
Keywords: Baylor, biology, biomedical research, biotechnology, business, collaborative, drugs, engineering, environmental, genetics, information technology, medicine, multidisciplinary, nanotechnology, open source, research, scientist, software, technology
Provider: HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society)
Descriptions: HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. The adoption of the EMR and EHR, or Electronic Medical or Health Record, is a prominent theme of HIMSS. Resources on conferences and professional development activities in the field of health informatics are included. A Nursing Informatics section provides free PowerPoint-style educational presentations. Some content at the HIMSS site is for members only.
Keywords: education, electronic health record, healthcare system, informatics, information management, information science, information technology, jobs, networking, partial open access, trend, workplace
Provider: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
Descriptions: This HHS website is a portal to information on health IT grant programs, electronic health record privacy and security issues, the Nationwide Health Information Network, the Federal Health Information Technology Standards Committee, and other relevant government resources. Health information technology (health IT) makes it possible for health care providers to better manage patient care through secure use and sharing of health information. Health IT includes the use of electronic health records (EHRs) instead of paper medical records to maintain people's health information.
Keywords: electronic health record, healthcare system, HIPAA, information technology, U.S. Government
Provider: Federal Communications Commission
Descriptions: This federal agency's mission is: "To collaborate with the public safety community, industry and other government entities to license, facilitate, restore and recover communications services used by the citizens of the United States, including first responders, before, during and after emergencies by disseminating critical information to the public and by implementing the Commission's policy initiatives." The home page links to targeted sections for healthcare providers, persons with disabilities, first responders and 911 call centers. The website also clearly presents the reporting system to be followed in an emergency, including contact information of FCC officials. Sections on policy, emergency planning, hurricanes, pandemics, suggested planning activities for regions and states, links to state offices of emergency management, tips on communication in emergencies and more can be found here.
Keywords: decision support, disaster, emergency preparedness, information management, information technology, policy, public administration, safety, U.S. Government
Provider: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Descriptions: The NIST website outlines the role of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in establishing standards that enhance many areas of American life, including the health care industry, for example: statistics, calibration and other measurement tools, screening and diagnostics, information science and optical physics. Drilling down to division level, one can read about the various research projects under way and some full-text articles on these are freely available. NIST is also the source for official, precise time in the United States.
Keywords: calibration, federal agencies, information science, information technology, mathematics, measurement, medical devices, physics, products, science, statistical
Provider: National Library of Medicine
Descriptions: A research and development division of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, the Lister Hill Center conducts and supports research and development in the dissemination of high quality imagery, medical language processing, high-speed access to biomedical information, intelligent database systems development, multimedia visualization, knowledge management, data mining and machine-assisted indexing. A diverse staff with backgrounds in medicine, computer science, library and information sciences, linguistics, cognitive science, education, and engineering are committed to maintaining the Lister Hill Center's leadership position in biomedical information research and development.
Keywords: biomedical research, electronic health record, engineering, images, informatics, information management, information science, information technology, life sciences, medical imaging, research, U.S. Government
Provider: American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Descriptions: AHIMA is a professional organization advocating standards for the confidentiality and security of the patient medical record or personal health record, health information exchange, and the integrity of information practices. The organization's position statements on these and other matters pertaining to health information management and records management are available to read here. AHIMA also provides links to educational and career resources for those considering careers in health information management and for those already in the field.
Keywords: advocacy, continuing education, education, electronic health record, ethics, healthcare administration, informatics, information management, information technology, jobs, workforce