Category Archives: Hospital Rounds

New Clinical Resource

The Dahlgren Library has just acquired ClinicalKey, the next stage in the evolution of online medical reference resources from Elsevier. This innovative tool revolutionizes the way physicians search for clinical answers, using breakthrough technology to anticipate their needs and provide … Continue reading

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PICU rounds – new treatment for asthma!

While I was rounding yesterday in the PICU I was asked to look for studies on using physiotherapy to treat patients with status asthmaticus. All of the research I found showed no benefit to using physiotherapy for this condition; however, … Continue reading

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Mobile Technology & Medical Education: Fostering Student Collaboration for Richer Learning

Increasingly physicians are using tablets on patient rounds to help them integrate electronic medical resources into their practice of medicine. Noting this trend, and following discussions of the potential roles tablets could play in educating preclinical and clinical medical students, … Continue reading

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Informationists and Infobuttons – AMIA Workshop

The jointly-sponsored American Medical Informatics Association/Association of Academic Health Sciences Librarians/Medical Library Association workshop “Achieving Meaningful Use: Using Standards to Bring Medical Information to Practitioners and Patients” held on November 15th at the Washington Hilton was a great success.  Not … Continue reading

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Breaking New Ground

Informationist and rounding/bedside services for hospital and healthcare professionals have been an expanding service area for medical information professionals in recent years. Also, the rise of mobile technology has accelerated the growing trend for information professionals to be “embedded” within … Continue reading

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Text Mining Summit Update

My presentation “Using I2E on Clinical Rounds to Improve Patient Care” was very well received at the Linguamatics Text Mining Summit on October 8th.  I answered many questions afterward, which showed that the attendees were very interested in what I … Continue reading

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The Red Shirt

In 2009 I began my innovative work at GUMC. I was a new staff member at the Dahlgren Memorial Library and I had been hired to initiate a bedside information service for the health care professionals at the Georgetown University … Continue reading

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