Patricia Gallagher has been a Librarian in NICHSR (National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology since 2012.  As part of her responsibilities, she works on “Health Service Research Information Center,” a web portal with current information relevant to health economics, policy and access, and on HSRProj, NICHSR’s database of projects in progress.   Prior to that, Patricia was Senior User Services Librarian at the New York Academy of Medicine, where she worked for 16 years.  She also worked as Associate Director at Beth Israel Medical Center and as Librarian at the Helene Fuld School of Nursing (both in New York City).   While at NYAM, she served as a liaison and Librarian Coordinator to the Section on Evidence-based Health Care for their EBHC workshop; as the managing editor for NOAH: New York Online Access to Health (a quality-filtered, bilingual consumer health portal), and was on the project since the planning stages. She has presented and published on topics related to EBM, History of Medicine, and Consumer Health. Patricia has an M.L.S. from Queens College, and an MA from Hunter College, is a Distinguished Member of Academy of Health Information Professionals; and is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and of the Medical Library Association.

Authored by Patricia Gallagher, M.L.S., M.A., AHIP

Professional Development

Back to School: Enhance your Research with HSR Methods, Tools, and Resources from the National Library of Medicine

This seminar provides an overview of resources and use cases provided by the National Library of Medicine’s National Information Center on Health Services Research (NICHSR) to support the HSR community. Developed with students and faculty in mind, the session helps students understand the field of Health Services research (HSR) and introduces resources to support coursework and independent research projects, with step-by-step instructions.
Free
101

Faculty can learn more about resources that can be integrated into lectures and support assignments. Specific NICHSR resources and topics covered include searching for HSR in PubMed, Health Services Research Information Central (HSRIC), Health Services Research Projects in Progress (HSRProj), and Health Services and Sciences Research Resources (HSRR). These are a few of many resources for health services researchers, librarians, information scientists, students, and professors provided by the NLM’s NICHSR.

Librarians are able to receive continuing education (CE) credit for viewing this seminar. To obtain this credit, please complete the continuing education evaluation formand return it to HSRProj staff

If you have specific questions about the resources presented in this seminar, please contact HSRProj staff

Overview

Learning Objectives

After watching this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Understand how the National Library of Medicine Supports Health Services Research;
  • Conduct a structured search for HSR in PubMed;
  • Understand ways to use HSRR and HSRIC, what they contain, and how they can inform your research; and
  • Learn about the scope and contents of HSRProj, and ways to use HSRProj to inform your research.

    Glossary

      • HSRProj – Health Services Research Projects in Progress
      • HSRR – Health Services and Sciences Research Resources
      • HSRIC – Health Services Research Information Central
      • HTA – Health Technology Assessment
      • NICHSR – National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology

      Seminar

      Please complete an evaluation of this seminar once you have finished viewing the presentation. 

      Additional Materials

      Please check back for updates on new online training opportunities. For more information or to sign up for notification about new opportunities please contact AcademyHealth or call 202.292.6700.

      This webinar is brought to you by AcademyHealth through the HSRProj program. HSRProj is a joint effort of AcademyHealth and the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, U.S. De

      Professional Development

      Making the Most of Research Resources for Health Services Research: HSRProj and HSRR

      Free
      101

      This seminar provides an overview of HSRProj and HSRR and step-by-step instructions on how to best utilize the databases. Examples of analytic products and additional NLM resources will also be highlighted.

      Overview

      HSRProj (Health Services Research Projects-in-Progress) and HSRR (Health Services and Sciences Research Resources) are two free online resources funded by the National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NLM). The two resources are coordinated by the NLM's National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) and allow health services researchers to find the most up-to-date information for ongoing health services research (HSR) projects, find collaborators or funders, and review data and compare characteristics across datasets. 

      HSRProj contains descriptions on more than 12,000 ongoing and recently completed HSR projects funded by federal  and state agencies, foundations, universities, private organizations, and international institutions. Researchers can use this database to find the most up-to-date research projects in the field, find colleagues who may be interested in collaborating, and view funders of current and past HSR projects. HSRR is a searchable database of information about research datasets, instruments/indices and software. Users may review data and compare characteristics across datasets. Examples of HSRR data sources include: clinical records, discharge summaries, claims records, epidemiological surveys, surveys, and registries.

      This seminar provides an overview of HSRProj and HSRR and step-by-step instructions on how to best utilize the databases. Examples of analytic products and additional AcademyHealth and NLM resources will also be highlighted. You can find more information on HSRProj and HSRR on our website. If you have questions about the recording or specific questions about the databases, please contact HSRproj staff

      Learning Objectives

      After watching this seminar, you will be able to:

      • Understand the scope of HSRProj, its contents, and how researchers can use it to obtain the best information
      • Create an effective search strategy within HSRProj
      • Understand the research uses of HSRR, what it contains, and how it can inform your research
      • Search HSRR successfully
      • Manipulate results of both databases successfully

        Glossary

        • HSRProj – Health Services Research Projects in Progress
        • HSRR - Health Services and Sciences Research Resources
        • HSRIC – Health Services Research Information Central
        • NICHSR – National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology

        Seminar 

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        To view the seminar with closed captioning, please click on "CC" at the bottom right of the seminar.

        *Please complete an evaluation of this seminar once you have finished viewing the presentation.

        Librarians are able to receive continuing education (CE) credit for viewing this seminar. To obtain this credit, please complete the continuing education evaluation form, and return it to HSRProj staff.

        Additional Materials

        Please check back for updates on new online training opportunities. For more information or to sign up for notification about new opportunities please contact AcademyHealth or call 202.292.6700.

        HSRProj is a joint effort of AcademyHealth and the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. HSRProj and HSRR are funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.