These webinars are designed for library and information professionals with an interest in health services, delivery, and outcomes.

Free

This two-part free seminar series, taught by Dr. Lynn Whitener of Information Packaging, LLC, is designed for library and information professionals with an interest in learning more about research resources for topics in health services, delivery, and outcomes. The first seminar, taught by Dr. Whitener and Ione Auston of NICHSR at the National Library of Medicine, provides a robust overview of PubMed search filters designed especially to identify health services research (HSR), as well as a new resource to identify comparative effectiveness research. The second addresses specialized resources for HSR, including HSRProj, a database of ongoing research in the field of HSR, and HSRR, a database of datasets, measures, and indices.

Making the Most of Research Resources for HSR: PubMed and CER

Course Level: 101/201 (Beginner/Intermediate)

Faculty: B. Lynn Whitener, DrPH, MSLS, Information Packaging, LLC; Ione Auston, MLS, Librarian, National Information Center on Health Services Research & Health Care Technology (NICHSR), National Library of Medicine

Format: On-demand, streaming presentation with voiceover

Duration: 60 min.

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Abstract: The seminar will provide an overview of the set of PubMed specialized search filters for HSR, with an in-depth discussion of the HSR search algorithms developed for this purpose.  Information on a new search for "comparative effectiveness research", recently developed by librarians at the National Information Center on Health Services Research (NICHSR) will be introduced.  Questions from advanced users regarding the use of PubMed MeSH terms, and classification of HSR and CER within PubMed are welcome during the Q&A portion of the seminar.  


Making the Most of Research Resources for HSR: HSRProj and HSRR

Course Level: 101/201 (Beginner/Intermediate)

Faculty: B. Lynn Whitener, DrPH, MSLS, Information Packaging, LLC

Format: On-demand, streaming presentation with voiceover

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Abstract: The seminar provides an overview of the set of specialized resources developed for HSR, specifically, HSRProj, a database of ongoing HSR; and HSRR, a database of research resources for the field, including information on datasets, measures, and indices. Questions from advanced users regarding search strategies for projects in HSRProj, and the use of PubMed MeSH terms to conduct searches of HSRProj and HSRR are welcome.  


Faculty Bio:  

B. Lynn WhitenerB. Lynn Whitener, DrPH, MSLS, is a librarian and public health expert with more than 25 years of experience in the field of health services research (HSR). From 1985 until 2009 she served as director of library services for the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. During this period she created and maintained two databases for the National Library of Medicine, HSRProj, a database of ongoing research in the field of HSR, and Health Services Research Resources (HSRR) a database of datasets and indices on HSR topics.  She also consulted extensively with the Research Triangle Institute's Evidence-Based Practice Center, which currently holds major contracts with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to conduct comparative effectiveness research.  Dr. Whitener is currently a principal of the firm Information Packaging LLC, which provides research and editorial services to public and private sector clients.

Dr. Whitener holds an undergraduate degree in sociology, a master of science degree in library science, and a doctorate in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Ione AustonIone Auston, MLS is a librarian at the National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR), a component of the National Library of Medicine. NICHSR was established in 1993 under the NIH Revitalization Act and is the focal point for NLM's health services research (HSR) information and health data standards program. Some of the information products developed under the auspices of NICHSR include: HSRProj, a database of current research project descriptions, HSRR (Health Services/ Sciences Research Resources), specialized PubMed queries for Health Services Research and Comparative Effectiveness Research, and HSTAT, a full-text resource of practice guidelines and other evidence based documents relating to the diagnosis and treatment of selected clinical conditions.

 

 

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