Education

National Library of Medicine launches MedlinePlus Connect

The National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has formally launched MedlinePlus Connect. This free service allows health organizations and health information technology (HIT) providers to link patient portals and electronic health record (EHR) systems to MedlinePlus.gov, a trusted source of authoritative, up-to-date […]

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By R Kennedy | Education . Technology . Treatment
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National Academies Press Offers Free Book Downloads

As of June 2011, all PDF versions of books published by the National Academies Press (NAP) will be downloadable free of charge to anyone. This includes their current catalog of more than 4,000 books plus future reports published by NAP. NAP is the publisher for the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute […]

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By R Kennedy | Education . Neuroscience . Technology
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New Framework Proposed for DSM-5

According to a press release today from the The American Psychiatric Association (APA) a new organizational framework has been proposed for the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). This restructuring of the DSM’s chapters and categories of disorders signals the latest scientific thinking about how various conditions relate to […]

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By R Kennedy | Diagnosis . Education . Treatment
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Can An Online Educational Activity Change Clinical Practice?

A recent article published in the journal CE Measure: The Journal of Outcomes Measurement in Continuing Healthcare Education describes a study to measure the effectiveness of a CME TV broadcast/webcast in addressing gaps in knowledge and clinical competence about sleep-wake disorders. The needs assessment demonstrated clinician related gaps in the systematic assessment of patients for […]

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By R Kennedy | CME . Education
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PubMed Mobile Web App

Recently the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) launched a mobile friendly version of PubMed. According to NLM, there has been a significant increase in mobile browsing for medical content and they have already created several mobile medical web apps. Features of the PubMed Mobile WebApp: * Basic searches * A simplified interface * Ability […]

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CME Outfitters, LLC has Strong Showing at Alliance 2011

CME Outfitters, LLC, a best in class continuing medical education company, made an impactful showing at the 36th annual Alliance for CME conference, which took place in San Francisco, CA in January of this year. Notable happenings were two posters: 1 – on Outcomes from the 2nd Annual Chairs in Psychiatry Summit, a performance based […]

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By R Kennedy | CME . Education
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