CSCAR: Statistical consulting @ UM

The Center for Statistical Consultation & Research (CSCAR) provides free consulting in data analysis & statistical methods to all UM researchers.  We are able to assist with the design, analysis, interpretation, & communication of research studies involving data. CSCAR also presents workshops on statistical methods and software for data management & analysis.  Fall, Winter and … Continue reading CSCAR: Statistical consulting @ UM

Library on the Road – Today, 1:00-2:30!

Need help using library resources for projects or classes?  Don't know what a citation management program is, but need to find out?  Have questions about using library resources during the  building renovation?  Come to Library on the Road, when informationists from the Taubman Health Sciences Library come to SPH!  Look for us in 1629 Crossroads. … Continue reading Library on the Road – Today, 1:00-2:30!

Sharing Research on Twitter — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of January 13, 2014)

Last week in the #medlibs chat on altmetrics, Donna Kafel shared an interesting article on how research articles are shared in social media. @pfanderson @mascher @michigandrea #medlibs Study conducted by libs on most Tweeted scholarly articles. http://t.co/H0RJVebeDR — Donna Kafel (@dmkafel) January 10, 2014 Haustein S, Peters I, Sugimoto CR, Thelwall M, Larivière V. Tweeting … Continue reading Sharing Research on Twitter — Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): (Week of January 13, 2014)

Sage Research Methods database now available

Sage Research Methods  (SRM) database is now available.  It contains over 700 books, encyclopedias, articles, & videos on social science research methods, including the "Little Green Books" series, Qualitative Applications in the Social Sciences, & the "Little Blue Books" series, Qualitative Research Methods.  Because SRM focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used by researchers in a … Continue reading Sage Research Methods database now available

“Toward Quality Measures for Population Health and the Leading Health Indicators”

If you, like me, missed this report when it first appeared last summer, visit the Institute of Medicine website to read the free PDF (or to order a copy). Public health practice and health care delivery in the United States share a common goal: longer, healthier lives for all. Quality in health care is essential … Continue reading “Toward Quality Measures for Population Health and the Leading Health Indicators”

Strategies to facilitate the use of health-related evidence

The Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) has released a systematic review, Communication and Dissemination Strategies To Facilitate the Use of Health-Related Evidence.  The review focuses on 3 areas. First, it addresses the comparative effectiveness of communicating evidence in various contents and formats that increase the likelihood that target audiences will both understand and … Continue reading Strategies to facilitate the use of health-related evidence

Meaningful use updates in USHIK

From the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ): Meaningful Use Portal is the "one-stop shop" for Meaningful Use Stage 1 and Stage 2 Clinical Quality Measures, their computation logic, their data elements, & the vocabularies and codes the data elements may take on. This portal has been updated with new functionality: Contains updates to the Clinical … Continue reading Meaningful use updates in USHIK

Project Tycho – Data for health

Project Tycho, from the University of Pittsburgh (with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation & the National Institutes of Health), is a database created to advance the availability & use of public health data for science & policy. The project has completed the digitization of the entire history of weekly Nationally Notifiable Disease … Continue reading Project Tycho – Data for health