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: 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
Descriptions: AHRQ conducts and supports health services research on clinical outcomes, quality, cost, use of resources, and access to care. Findings from AHRQ-supported health services research are used by clinicians, patients, health system leaders, and others to help them make more informed health care decisions. Many resources are provided here, including a free health information technology toolbox.
Keywords: bioterrorism, clinical studies, disaster, emergency medicine, emergency preparedness, federal agencies, healthcare administration, healthcare professional, healthcare system, hospitals, infectious disease, pandemic, public health
Provider: Alzheimer Research Forum
Descriptions: This site contains and links to a huge number of resources for the Alzheimer researcher. Features include: a live discussion forum; citations to the latest papers (linking to PubMed); an international listing of institutes and laboratories; separate links for news on drugs, conferences and research; clinics information for the consumer; and more items too numerous to list here. It also provides links to the AlzSWAN Knowledge Base (see separate website listing) and its tutorials, and a collection of special seminars, on-line journal club discussions, recorded talks and other presentations that describe a variety of scientific hypotheses about the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease.
Keywords: aging, Alzheimer, biomedical research, brain, collaborative, drugs, full text, informatics, links, networking, neurology, neuroscience, news, ontology, RSS feed, scientist, video
Provider: American Medical Association (AMA)
Descriptions: A physician search site provided by the American Medical Association. Search either by surname and state, or by specialty, state and city.
Keywords: consumer health, health services, physician
Provider: American Academy of Neurology
Descriptions: The American Academy of Neurology website provides a wealth of resources for the professional: an online community, CME opportunities, news, links on legislation affecting neurology, practice guidelines, position statements, podcasts, and sections devoted to neurologic specialties. Medical students, residents and fellows get special attention. Medical and PhD students who do not want a subscription to the Academy's journal can still register for free access to certain features of the website. Some resources, podcasts, for instance, are available only to AAN members. A section for patients and caregivers promotes greater understanding of neurology, and provides information on diseases and disorders, as well as links to further information.
Keywords: advocacy, brain, clinical practice guidelines, CME, disease, healthcare professional, neurology, news, patient education, physician
Provider: Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Descriptions: The AAMC posts online some of the useful data it gathers on US medical education-- enrollment, matriculation and residency applicants by school, specialty and gender. Links are provided for purchase of its other indispensable data compilations. "Through its many programs and services, the AAMC strengthens the world's most advanced medical care by supporting the entire spectrum of education, research, and patient care activities conducted by our member institutions."
Keywords: advocacy, data, education, general reference, glossary of terms, graduate medical education, medicine, news, partial open access, reports, statistical, student, U.S. Government, workforce
Provider: U.S. Census Bureau
Descriptions: Contains population, economic, housing and geographic data based on the latest Decennial Census. Includes interactive maps, downloadable summaries, reports and useful links to related information.
Keywords: census, data, demographics, general reference, genetics, multicultural, population, society, statistical, U.S. Government
Provider: American Hospital Association
Descriptions: The American Hospital Association conducts an annual survey of hospitals in the United States. While the website does not include all the data found in the current edition of AHA Hospital Statistics, the Fast Facts section contains a representative sample. Includes current and historical data on utilization, personnel, revenue, expenses, managed care contracts, community health indicators, physician models, and more. The website also includes access to online versions of many AHA studies and reports and online hospital directories.
Keywords: demographics, healthcare administration, hospitals, reports, statistical
Provider: National Library of Medicine/National Institute of Health
Descriptions: This website is designed as an "information portal to issues affecting the health and well-being of American Indians." The website provides links to information on health topics, statistical information and health programs and services for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Also includes links to tribal government websites and information on traditions and practices of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Keywords: alcoholism, alternative medicine, cancer, consumer health, culture, environmental, general health, mental health, Native American, NIH, NLM, portal, U.S. Government
Provider: American Lung Association
Descriptions: Provides consumer information on pulmonary diseases and conditions, clinical trials, smoking cessation, current research activities, statistics and more.
Keywords: advocacy, clinical trials, consumer health, environmental, organizations, societies, wellness
Provider: American Nurses Association
Descriptions: The American Nurses Association (ANA) is a full-service professional organization representing 2.9 million U.S. registered nurses (RNs) via 54 constituent member associations. ANA advances the nursing profession by "fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public." Includes career resources, continuing education resources and links. Note: Membership sign-up is required for access to many of the resources here.
Keywords: continuing education, jobs, nursing, organizations, partial open access, societies, workforce
Provider: ANCC, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association
Descriptions: From the website: ANCC's internationally renowned credentialing programs certify nurses in specialty practice areas, recognize healthcare organizations for nursing excellence through the Magnet Recognition Program®, and accredit providers of continuing nursing education. In addition, ANCC offers an array of informational and educational services and products to support its core credentialing programs... Review and resource manuals, review seminars, and web-based learning all support individuals who are on the path to certification.
Keywords: continuing education, nursing
Provider: American Nursing Informatics Association
Descriptions: ANIA's Mission is to provide networking, education and information resources that enrich and strengthen the roles of nurses in the field of informatics. The website provides links to educational institutions offering programs in nursing or health informatics, provides a job bank for the specialty, and posts its conference information.
Keywords: informatics, jobs, networking, nursing
Provider: AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
Descriptions: This website has tabbed sections of resources on occupational therapy for the professional, the educator, the researcher, the student or prospective student, and the consumer. Resources for researchers and professionals are restricted to AOTA members. The consumer area provides monthly series of earlier podcasts under the general heading, "Living Life To Its Fullest," covering a variety of topics ranging from home safety to brain injury.
Keywords: allied health, brain injury, healthcare professional, occupational therapy, organizations, societies
Provider: American Psychoanalytic Association
Descriptions: From the website: The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), the oldest national psychoanalytic organization in the nation, was founded in 1911. APsaA, as a professional organization for psychoanalysts, focuses on education, research and membership development. In addition to the national organization, APsaA’s membership includes 29 accredited training institutes and 42 affiliate societies throughout the United States. Since its founding, APsaA has been a component of the International Psychoanalytical Association, the largest worldwide psychoanalytic organization.
Keywords: organizations, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, societies
Provider: AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
Descriptions: The AVMA has posted a large amount of detailed, very useful information on providing for pets and livestock in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency- before, during and after- in the form of printable brochures and a comprehensive booklet for animal owners called "Saving the Whole Family." These documents are provided in Spanish as well as English. For veterinary professionals, the Emergency Preparedness and Response Guide (over 400 pages) is freely available from the website for download or printing. A brochure aimed at veterinary practices and helpful for disaster planning is provided. See the AVMA Collections page for more publications and information on disaster preparedness. Selected links for both pet owners (pet care, FAQ's) and professionals (associations, government agencies) can be found here also.
Keywords: animal welfare, consumer health, disaster, emergency preparedness, hurricane, public health, safety, veterinary medicine
Provider: American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Descriptions: This website informs the consumer or patient about preparing for anesthesia, including possible complications, drug and herbal interactions and anesthesia in children, and provides links to other anesthesia sites with useful information for the consumer.
Keywords: anesthesiology, consumer health, nursing, patient education
Provider: American Psychological Association
Descriptions: This website provides quick reference on basic APA style rules, and also links the user to other resources, as well as online courses, on APA style.
Keywords: bibliography, blog, citation, copyright, grammar, punctuation, quick reference, scholarly publishing, style guides, tutorials
Provider: National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: This Web resource on Asian-American Health is designed as an information portal for issues affecting the health and well-being, and to increase public awareness of the health concerns of this sector of the U.S population. Provides links to an assortment of documents, websites, databases and other resources.
Keywords: acupuncture, alternative medicine, consumer health, culture, general health, herbs, mental health, public health, U.S. Government
Provider: ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
Descriptions: This part of the ASPCA's website provides advice on providing for your pets in the context of planning and preparing for emergencies- facilities, food, routine and medical supplies, designated caregivers, etc.
Keywords: animal, disaster, emergency preparedness
Descriptions: This directory covers assisted living facilities in all 50 states. Search by state or ZIP code. Contact information, photographs and links to the facilities' websites are provided. The compilers of this directory have screened out questionable entries, based on news items and user feedback, but first-hand investigation is of utmost importance in this context.
Keywords: aging, Alzheimer, consumer health, general medical reference, geriatrics, nursing