Answering Consumer Health Questions

Answering Consumer Health Questions
Author: Michele Spatz
Publsiher: Neal Schuman Pub
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Answering Consumer Health Questions Book Excerpt:

Patrons seeking medical information are often trying to gain control following an upsetting diagnosis--working with them can be rewarding and difficult. In this practical, readable guide, consumer health reference expert Michele Spatz, gives you an understanding of the psychology of those seeking medical information and the skills necessary to respond usefully and appropriately. Spatz outlines the most common inquiries and behaviors of health information searchers and the most useful go-to resources. Sample librarian-patron interactions in every chapter give you useful strategies and scripts. Dozens of templates and forms and tips on everything from setting up the reference desk to encourage confidential inquiries to using body language to signal your availability will help you create a welcoming, empowering atmosphere in your library. Chapters on ethics and potential legal issues guide you through the nitty-gritty of what constitutes practicing medicine without a license, confidentiality requirements, and more. Sections on email, virtual, and telephone reference will help you establish clear guidelines, and creative tips on marketing to healthcare providers will help you forge valuable new partnerships. A section on self-care offers strategies for dealing with job-induced stress. Every information professional who helps patrons with health inquiries will want a copy of this useful, inspiring book.

MEDINFO 2019 Health and Wellbeing e Networks for All

MEDINFO 2019  Health and Wellbeing e Networks for All
Author: L. Ohno-Machado,B. Séroussi
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 2076
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN: 164368003X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MEDINFO 2019 Health and Wellbeing e Networks for All Book Excerpt:

Combining and integrating cross-institutional data remains a challenge for both researchers and those involved in patient care. Patient-generated data can contribute precious information to healthcare professionals by enabling monitoring under normal life conditions and also helping patients play a more active role in their own care. This book presents the proceedings of MEDINFO 2019, the 17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, held in Lyon, France, from 25 to 30 August 2019. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Health and Wellbeing: E-Networks for All’, stressing the increasing importance of networks in healthcare on the one hand, and the patient-centered perspective on the other. Over 1100 manuscripts were submitted to the conference and, after a thorough review process by at least three reviewers and assessment by a scientific program committee member, 285 papers and 296 posters were accepted, together with 47 podium abstracts, 7 demonstrations, 45 panels, 21 workshops and 9 tutorials. All accepted paper and poster contributions are included in these proceedings. The papers are grouped under four thematic tracks: interpreting health and biomedical data, supporting care delivery, enabling precision medicine and public health, and the human element in medical informatics. The posters are divided into the same four groups. The book presents an overview of state-of-the-art informatics projects from multiple regions of the world; it will be of interest to anyone working in the field of medical informatics.

Information Management and Big Data

Information Management and Big Data
Author: Juan Antonio Lossio-Ventura,Denisse Muñante,Hugo Alatrista-Salas
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2019-02-07
ISBN: 3030116808
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Management and Big Data Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information Management and Big Data, SIMBig 2018, held in Lima, Peru, in September 2018. The 34 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 101 submissions. The papers address issues such as data mining, artificial intelligence, Natural Language Processing, information retrieval, machine learning, web mining.

Consumer Health Informatics

Consumer Health Informatics
Author: Deborah Lewis,Gunther Eysenbach,Rita Kukafka,P. Zoe Stavri,Holly Jimison
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2006-03-30
ISBN: 0387276521
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Consumer Health Informatics Book Excerpt:

According to the Pew Foundation’s "Internet in American Life Study," over 60 million Americans per year use the Internet to search for health information. All those concerned with healthcare and how to obtain personally relevant medical information form a large additional target group Many Medical Informatics programs–both in the United States and abroad–include a course in Consumer Health Informatics as part of their curriculum. This book, designed for use in a classroom, will be the first textbook dedicated solely to the specific concerns of consumer health informatics Consumer Health Informatics is an interactive text; filled with case studies and discussion questions With international authorship and edited by five leaders in the field, Consumer Health Informatics has tapped some of the best resources in informatics today

Guide to Reference in Medicine and Health

Guide to Reference in Medicine and Health
Author: Christa Modschiedler,Denise Beaubien Bennett
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2014
ISBN: 0838912214
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guide to Reference in Medicine and Health Book Excerpt:

Drawn from the extensive database of Guide to Reference, this up-to-date resource provides an annotated list of print and electronic biomedical and health-related reference sources, including internet resources and digital image collections. Readers will find relevant research, clinical, and consumer health information resources in such areas as Medicine Psychiatry Bioethics Consumer health and health care Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences Dentistry Public health Medical jurisprudence International and global health Guide to Reference entries are selected and annotated by an editorial team of top reference librarians and are used internationally as a go-to source for identifying information as well as training reference professionals. Library staff answering health queries as well as library users undertaking research on their own will find this an invaluable resource.

The Medical Library Association Consumer Health Reference Service Handbook

The Medical Library Association Consumer Health Reference Service Handbook
Author: Donald A. Barclay,Deborah Halsted,Medical Library Association
Publsiher: Neal Schuman Pub
Total Pages: 197
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Medical Library Association Consumer Health Reference Service Handbook Book Excerpt:

Guide for librarian to help patrons find answers to health questions.

Information Retrieval A Biomedical and Health Perspective

Information Retrieval  A Biomedical and Health Perspective
Author: William Hersh
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 413
Release: 2020-07-22
ISBN: 3030476863
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Retrieval A Biomedical and Health Perspective Book Excerpt:

This extensively revised 4th edition comprehensively covers information retrieval from a biomedical and health perspective, providing an understanding of the theory, implementation, and evaluation of information retrieval systems in the biomedical and health domain. It features revised chapters covering the theory, practical applications, evaluation and research directions of biomedical and health information retrieval systems. Emphasis is placed on defining where current applications and research systems are heading in a range of areas, including their use by clinicians, consumers, researchers, and others. Information Retrieval: A Biomedical and Health Perspective provides a practically applicable guide to range of techniques for information retrieval and is ideal for use by both the trainee and experienced biomedical informatician seeking an up-to-date resource on the topic.

The Medical Library Association Guide to Providing Consumer and Patient Health Information

The Medical Library Association Guide to Providing Consumer and Patient Health Information
Author: Michele Spatz
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-05-01
ISBN: 1442225718
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Medical Library Association Guide to Providing Consumer and Patient Health Information Book Excerpt:

Comprised of fifteen chapters written by experienced consumer health librarians, The Medical Library Association Guide to Providing Consumer and Patient Health Information is designed for library and information science graduate students as well as librarians new to health and medical librarianship, regardless of library setting. It is comprehensive in scope, covering all aspects of consumer and patient health and medical information from their humble, grassroots beginnings to the ever-evolving applications of new technology and social media. In between, the mundane aspects of health and medical librarianship, such as needs assessment, costs, budgeting and funding, and staffing are discussed. Adding richness to this discussion are the coverage of more sensitive topics such as patient-friendly technology, ethical issues in providing consumer and patient health information, meeting the needs of diverse populations, and responding to individuals from various cultural backgrounds. No comprehensive picture of consumer and patient health librarianship would be complete without addressing the critical importance of marketing and strategic partnerships; such discussions round out this invaluable guide.. Patients today must be knowledgeable enough to participate in their health and well-being. Shorter hospital stays, changing reimbursement patterns and the gradual shift towards focusing on proactively maintaining health and managing disease require patients to be informed and actively engaged. Education, information and understanding are important components of actively-engaged patients. Correspondingly, in today’s e-world, there is a glut of information resources available through the Internet – from YouTube videos to Googling to blogs and Twitter feeds. What is lacking in these information-rich times is the relevance of meaning and context for those who ask, “Does this health and medical information apply to me and my unique clinical picture?” or “How do I use this information?” As knowledge navigators, information technology wizards and content experts, librarians offer focused responses to individuals’ specific and highly personal health and medical information queries. In a new healthcare world order of optimizing health and minimizing hospitalizations, such a service is invaluable. Sadly, there still exists in our highly networked and technological age an information gap for those who struggle in obtaining meaningful health or medical information. These individuals may be foreign-born, non-English speaking, poor, rural, aged or semi-literate. Whatever their status, librarians must have the wherewith-all to find germane resources and also help create responsive mechanisms to bridge that health information gap for vulnerable citizens. The Medical Library Association Guide to Providing Consumer and Patient Health Information will guide you on the road to providing that response.

The Medical Library Association Guide to Developing Consumer Health Collections

The Medical Library Association Guide to Developing Consumer Health Collections
Author: Claire B. Joseph
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2018-03-27
ISBN: 1442281715
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Medical Library Association Guide to Developing Consumer Health Collections Book Excerpt:

The Medical Library Association Guide to Developing Consumer Health Collections guides both library graduate school students and seasoned librarians from academic, health sciences, and public libraries, to develop, maintain, nurture, and advertise consumer health collections. This authoritative guide from the respected Medical Library Association covers all that is involved in developing a new consumer health library including: Conducting community needs assessments and forging community partnerships Concerns about physical space, computers, and materials Funding, budgeting, and staffing Privacy and confidentiality concerns Publicity and advertising This book guides both graduate library school students and seasoned librarians from all types of libraries—academic, health center, hospital, public, and school--to develop, maintain and nurture not only consumer health collections, but also community partnerships and outreach programs. Examples of librarians’ innovative and creative consumer health initiatives are included. Chapters include all that is involved in developing a consumer health collection including conducting community needs assessments; concerns about physical space, computers, and materials; budgeting, licensing, and staffing; privacy and confidentiality concerns; and community partnership and outreach.

Roles and Responsibilities of Libraries in Increasing Consumer Health Literacy and Reducing Health Disparities

Roles and Responsibilities of Libraries in Increasing Consumer Health Literacy and Reducing Health Disparities
Author: Beth St. Jean,Gagan Jindal,Yuting Liao,Paul T. Jaeger
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-11-30
ISBN: 1839093420
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roles and Responsibilities of Libraries in Increasing Consumer Health Literacy and Reducing Health Disparities Book Excerpt:

This volume brings together librarians, LIS students, educators, and researchers, to discuss the many ways that information professionals and libraries serve as agents of securing health information justice.

Issues in Information Science Informatics 2011 Edition

Issues in Information Science  Informatics  2011 Edition
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: ScholarlyEditions
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2012-01-09
ISBN: 1464966206
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Issues in Information Science Informatics 2011 Edition Book Excerpt:

Issues in Information Science: Informatics / 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Information Science—Informatics. The editors have built Issues in Information Science: Informatics: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Information Science—Informatics in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Information Science: Informatics / 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

MEDINFO 2017 Precision Healthcare Through Informatics

MEDINFO 2017  Precision Healthcare Through Informatics
Author: A.V. Gundlapalli,M.-C. Jaulent,D. Zhao
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 1476
Release: 2018-01-31
ISBN: 1614998302
Category: HEALTH & FITNESS
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MEDINFO 2017 Precision Healthcare Through Informatics Book Excerpt:

Medical informatics is a field which continues to evolve with developments and improvements in foundational methods, applications, and technology, constantly offering opportunities for supporting the customization of healthcare to individual patients. This book presents the proceedings of the 16th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics (MedInfo2017), held in Hangzhou, China, in August 2017, which also marked the 50th anniversary of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA). The central theme of MedInfo2017 was "Precision Healthcare through Informatics", and the scientific program was divided into five tracks: connected and digital health; human data science; human, organizational, and social aspects; knowledge management and quality; and safety and patient outcomes. The 249 accepted papers and 168 posters included here span the breadth and depth of sub-disciplines in biomedical and health informatics, such as clinical informatics; nursing informatics; consumer health informatics; public health informatics; human factors in healthcare; bioinformatics; translational informatics; quality and safety; research at the intersection of biomedical and health informatics; and precision medicine. The book will be of interest to all those who wish to keep pace with advances in the science, education, and practice of biomedical and health informatics worldwide.

Biomedical Informatics

Biomedical Informatics
Author: Edward H. Shortliffe,James J. Cimino
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1152
Release: 2021-05-31
ISBN: 3030587215
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomedical Informatics Book Excerpt:

This 5th edition of this essential textbook continues to meet the growing demand of practitioners, researchers, educators, and students for a comprehensive introduction to key topics in biomedical informatics and the underlying scientific issues that sit at the intersection of biomedical science, patient care, public health and information technology (IT). Emphasizing the conceptual basis of the field rather than technical details, it provides the tools for study required for readers to comprehend, assess, and utilize biomedical informatics and health IT. It focuses on practical examples, a guide to additional literature, chapter summaries and a comprehensive glossary with concise definitions of recurring terms for self-study or classroom use. Biomedical Informatics: Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine reflects the remarkable changes in both computing and health care that continue to occur and the exploding interest in the role that IT must play in care coordination and the melding of genomics with innovations in clinical practice and treatment. New and heavily revised chapters have been introduced on human-computer interaction, mHealth, personal health informatics and precision medicine, while the structure of the other chapters has undergone extensive revisions to reflect the developments in the area. The organization and philosophy remain unchanged, focusing on the science of information and knowledge management, and the role of computers and communications in modern biomedical research, health and health care.

Contemporary Consumer Health Informatics

Contemporary Consumer Health Informatics
Author: Nilmini Wickramasinghe,Indrit Troshani,Joseph Tan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 465
Release: 2016-03-21
ISBN: 3319259733
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Consumer Health Informatics Book Excerpt:

This innovative reference examines how consumer health informatics (CHI) can transform healthcare systems stressed by staffing shortages and budget constraints and challenged by patients taking a more active role in their care. It situates CHI as vital to upgrading healthcare service delivery, detailing the relationship between health information technologies and quality healthcare, and outlining what stakeholders need to learn for health IT systems to function effectively. Wide-ranging content identifies critical issues and answers key questions at the consumer, practitioner, administration, and staff levels, using examples from diverse conditions, countries, technologies, and specialties. In this framework, the benefits of CHI are seen across service domains, from individual patients and consumers to healthcare systems and global health entities. Included in the coverage: Use of video technology in an aged care environment A context-aware remote health monitoring service for improved patient care Accessibility issues in interoperable sharing of electronic health records: physician’s perspective Managing gestational diabetes with mobile web-based reporting of glucose readings An organizing vision perspective for developing and adopting e-health solutions An ontology of consumer health informatics Contemporary Consumer Health Informatics combines blueprint and idea book for public health and health informatics students, healthcare professionals, physicians, medical administrators, managers, and IT practitioners.

The Medical Library Association Guide to Answering Questions about the Affordable Care Act

The Medical Library Association Guide to Answering Questions about the Affordable Care Act
Author: Emily Vardell
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2015-10-16
ISBN: 1442255382
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Medical Library Association Guide to Answering Questions about the Affordable Care Act Book Excerpt:

Following the passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), librarians are more frequently called upon to provide assistance with navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace and understanding health insurance terminology and forms. Libraries offer an ideal context for health insurance information seeking, as librarians have traditionally assisted with completing public assistance forms and are well-trained in ascertaining and meeting information needs. The Medical Library Association Guide to Answering Questions about the Affordable Care Act is designed to serve as a practical guide for librarians seeking to learn more about the ACA; locate authoritative, nonbiased information regarding the ACA; and serve patrons searching for ACA information for personal or research purposes. While the book focuses specifically on the unique role that health sciences librarians play in serving the general public, health care providers, biomedical researchers, and health sciences students, the book contains guidance relevant to any information professional working with ACA information.

Meeting Health Information Needs Outside Of Healthcare

Meeting Health Information Needs Outside Of Healthcare
Author: Catherine Arnott Smith,Alla Keselman
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2015-08-04
ISBN: 0081002599
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meeting Health Information Needs Outside Of Healthcare Book Excerpt:

Meeting Health Information Needs Outside of Healthcare addresses the challenges and ethical dilemmas concerning the delivery of health information to the general public in a variety of non-clinical settings, both in-person and via information technology, in settings from public and academic libraries to online communities and traditional and social media channels. Professionals working in a range of fields, including librarianship, computer science and health information technology, journalism, and health communication can be involved in providing consumer health information, or health information targeting laypeople. This volume clearly examines the properties of health information that make it particularly challenging information to provide in diverse settings. Addresses professional challenges and ethical problems of communicating health information to lay people in non-clinical settings Focuses on health information as a challenge for different professionals providing health information in different settings Emphasizes the shared challenges of information practice across different settings as well as those facing professionals in different roles

Consumer Health Information for Women

Consumer Health Information for Women
Author: United States,United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Aging. Subcommittee on Housing and Consumer Interests
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 189
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aged women
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Consumer Health Information for Women Book Excerpt:

Social Web and Health Research

Social Web and Health Research
Author: Jiang Bian,Yi Guo,Zhe He,Xia Hu
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-06-29
ISBN: 3030147142
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Web and Health Research Book Excerpt:

This book presents state-of-the-art research methods, results, and applications in social media and health research. It aims to help readers better understand the different aspects of using social web platforms in health research. Throughout the chapters, the benefits, limitations, and best practices of using a variety of social web platforms in health research are discussed with concrete use cases. This is an ideal book for biomedical researchers, clinicians, and health consumers (including patients) who are interested in learning how social web platforms impact health and healthcare research.

Health Professional as Educator Principles of Teaching and Learning

Health Professional as Educator  Principles of Teaching and Learning
Author: Susan B. Bastable,Deborah Sopczyk,Pamela Gramet,Karen Jacobs
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 625
Release: 2019-02-27
ISBN: 128415520X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Professional as Educator Principles of Teaching and Learning Book Excerpt:

Written for health professionals, the Second Edition of Health Professional as Educator: Principles of Teaching and Learning focuses on the daily education of patients, clients, fellow colleagues, and students in both clinical and classroom settings. Written by renowned educators and authors from a wide range of health backgrounds, this comprehensive text not only covers teaching and learning techniques, but reinforces concepts with strategies, learning styles, and teaching plans. The Second Edition focuses on a range of audiences making it an excellent resource for those in all healthcare professions, regardless of level of educational program. Comprehensive in its scope and depth of information, students will learn to effectively educate patients, students, and colleagues throughout the course of their careers.

Putting Patients First

Putting Patients First
Author: Susan B. Frampton,Patrick A. Charmel,Planetree
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-01-16
ISBN: 0470450533
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Putting Patients First Book Excerpt:

The second edition of Putting Patients First showcases what Planetree facilities and the Planetree organization have learned about the commitments, conditions, practices, and policies that are needed to do more than give lip service to being--patient-centered.--It should be read by every student, nurse, physician, administrator, trustee, policy maker, and lay person who is committed to creating healing environments, holding facilities accountable for their rhetoric, and truly reforming health care.