JAMA Article: The Importance of Engaging Medical Librarians in Reviews

The informationists at the Taubman Health Sciences Library are ready and willing to collaborate with clinical faculty and staff across the health sciences schools and the health system on research and literature searches. This article (Engaging Medical Librarians to Improve the Quality of Review Articles) from the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA), out today, speaks directly … Continue reading JAMA Article: The Importance of Engaging Medical Librarians in Reviews

Medicine X – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of September 8, 2014)

Medicine X started late last Thursday, and then ran for the next three days with a SOLIDLY packed program. I tried to follow as much as I could, in between kids, dogs, appliance deliveries, etc. I'm tired. But it was really awesome. There were a bunch of hashtags, but the core one was #MedX. There were, of course, presenters and participants from here, including Joyce Lee and Brian Stork, both of whom gave Grand Rounds on the University of Michigan campus last year. The livestream included what was on the main stage, so I wasn't able to see their presentations, but there will be video in Youtube eventually. For today, I want to share some highlights from the almost 50,000 tweets over the four days. Among the highlights you'll see a lot about the future of medical education, patient engagement, and stories in healthcare. To paraphrase the famous Susannah Fox, if these are headlines from the future of healthcare, what are they saying?

MedX, and TEDMED, and the Inauguration, Oh, MY!!

Last week I was privileged to listen in on a press conference for the upcoming TEDMED. Tomorrow is the Symposia for the Inauguration of UM's new President, Mark S. Schlissel, with Harold Varmus as a guest speaker! Later tomorrow and this weekend, I'll be watching Stanford's Medicine X (#MedX) through their Global Access program. Next … Continue reading MedX, and TEDMED, and the Inauguration, Oh, MY!!

Conferences on Twitter (AIDS & Cardiology) – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of September 1, 2014)

#ESCongress Twitter Metrics: http://www.symplur.com/healthcare-hashtags/esccongress/ Even people who don't use Twitter are usually aware of the Twitter backchannel at conferences. There are some big ones going on right now. AMEE 2014 (medical education): #AMEE2014 APAC Forum ("social media as a transformative force in healthcare"): #SoMeTransform and #APACForum The BMJ Awards: #thebmjawards ESC Congress 2014 (European Society … Continue reading Conferences on Twitter (AIDS & Cardiology) – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of September 1, 2014)

Taubman Health Sciences Library History–Our Beginnings

Leading up to the re-opening of the renovated Taubman Health Sciences Library building in summer 2015, we are planning a series of blog posts highlighting aspects of the library’s history. This first post focuses on the first 50 years of the library, from its mid-nineteenth century beginnings to the turn of the 20th century.   … Continue reading Taubman Health Sciences Library History–Our Beginnings

Concerns & Clarification on the FDA Guidelines for Social Media (#FDAsm)

Last Tuesday afternoon, there was a Twitter chat on the new FDA guidance on social media that was hosted by the medical librarians group (#MedLibs), but which engaged an audience that also included healthcare professionals, lawyers, and communication specialists. It was a very interesting chat that touched on concerns, assumptions, misunderstandings, clarifications, and resources. You … Continue reading Concerns & Clarification on the FDA Guidelines for Social Media (#FDAsm)

New Hashtag, Nursing Ethics – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of August 25, 2014)

There is never a shortage of great healthcare hashtags, chats, events, etcetera on Twitter, and new ones appear all the time. Nursing Ethics is an emerging hashtag which is a regular Twitter chat, but gained special attention over the past week with the Nursing Ethics Summit. There is a very active and engaged nursing community … Continue reading New Hashtag, Nursing Ethics – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of August 25, 2014)

#MakeHealth was AMAZING – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of August 18, 2014)

It's always a delight to have the opportunity to show off a University of Michigan event in these posts. It's even more of a delight to show off an event of which I was so intimately a part, even though I have to confess I feel like I did very little and it was the … Continue reading #MakeHealth was AMAZING – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of August 18, 2014)

The #MakeHealth Fest Reveals Local Innovation

If you aren't already aware of the big event on Saturday in Palmer Commons, you might be interested in checking it out. The We Make Health Fest is a community-campus collaboration that is creating connections and opportunities to show off local creativity and innovation in making health. This is especially true at the level of … Continue reading The #MakeHealth Fest Reveals Local Innovation

Using Twitter to Counteract Hype, Part 2 – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of August 11, 2014)

Last week, I showed you some of the ways in which the healthcare community is using Twitter to combat hype and misinformation about Ebola. This week there is a more specific example of the same idea — how the Centers for Disease Control scheduled a Twitter chat to answer questions in public for clinicians and … Continue reading Using Twitter to Counteract Hype, Part 2 – Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of August 11, 2014)