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Archive for July, 2010

NEJM in Transition, Linking Issues

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) is on the move to a new website and new interface.  While they’re in process, some database links to NEJM articles may not work.  As of Thursday, 7/29: PubMed links are NOT working Scopus links ARE working The journal is still available directly by using JEFFLINE’s Journals A-Z list.

IHTSDO and WHO Collaborate to Harmonize WHO Classifications and SNOMED CT

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Excerpts from the press release: The International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization (IHTSDO) has announced a collaborative arrangement with the World Health Organization (WHO) to harmonize WHO classifications and IHTSDO’s SNOMED CT for the benefit of citizens around the world.  The results should support efforts to create health information standards as a common language worldwide. WHO […]

JeffHOPE Featured on Marketplace Radio Program

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

American Public Radio’s popular Marketplace program airs on WHYY in the Philadelphia area.  Thursday morning’s program (7/22) featured JeffHOPE in an item titled “For Med Students, Financial Lessons Learned Outside the Lab.” A reporter visited one of JeffHOPE’s neighborhood clinics and interviewed some of the students about their experiences.  See the transcript of the story, […]

AMA Reports Address Quality and Safety of Patient Care

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Two new reports from the American Medical Association are now free online, to help physicians optimize the quality and safety of patient care. The Physician’s Guide to Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs) is intended to help physicians participate in PSOs, where physicians may voluntarily report and learn from adverse safety events.  The report contains practical information, including a glossary, […]

Library Journal Subscriptions Updated

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

The next time you look up journals on JEFFLINE, you may notice some changes. All of the Library’s cancellations and additions for the 2010 subscription year are now reflected in the journal list. Every year, the Library makes adjustments to its journal subscriptions, partly in response to vendor price increases and partly in response to […]

POISINDEX Returns to Micromedex 2.0

Monday, July 19th, 2010

When Micromedex shifted to its new 2.0 interface recently, one database was conspicuously absent:  now, POISINDEX has rejoined the family of popular drug information resources. POISINDEX is the largest and most complete resource for quickly identifying, managing, and treating toxicological exposures, covering over 350,000 products on 1,500 different topics.  It is used by poison and […]

E-Journal Linking Unavailable Friday Night

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

UPDATE (7/19): Service was completed and journals are functioning properly. Please contact the Reference Desk if you encounter any problems. Beginning at 9 p.m. EDT on Friday, July 16, 2010, Serials Solutions will be upgrading their network systems to increase capacity, performance, redundancy and scalability.  The JEFFLINE Journals list will be unavailable until 11 p.m. […]

Free E-book for July

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Psychiatry Online’s free e-book for July is the Textbook of Men’s Mental Health, edited by Jon E. Grant, MD, MPH, JD, and Marc N. Potenza, MD, PhD.  Every month, Psychiatry Online offers 1 free book for download by Jeffersonians. You’ll find the free Book of the Month link in the lower left of the page […]

Jefferson Docs Author iPhone App for Visual Diagnosis Training

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Jefferson’s own James Studdiford, MD, and Amber Tully, MD, of the Family and Community Medicine Department, have created “TopDoc,”  an iPhone app that features medical content and quizzes designed to let medical students, residents and junior faculty practice and improve their visual diagnosis skills. They worked with medical publisher Elsevier and video game publisher Legacy […]

HHS Awards $96 Million to Train Health Professionals

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

From the press release July 1: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced the awarding of $96 million in grants to increase diversity in the health professions workforce and encourage nurses to choose careers as nurse educators. The grants will go to schools to give scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds with financial need, many of […] Debuts

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

The initial effort to bring together health insurance plan information for the government’s insurance reform program has resulted in the website. Though pricing information won’t be added for a few more months, and other information can still be spotty, the site is expected to grow over time. Already it can connect consumers with appropriate […]

Reflect on 2010 Commencement with Video Highlights

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

In addition to capturing on video the full commencement ceremonies for each Jefferson School and College, AISR Medical Media Services produces  short versions of highlights from the events. View the video highlights from the JMC Commencement.