What is the academic health sciences library’s role in the learning health care system?

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Guest post by Philip Walker, MLIS, MSHI, Director of the Annette & Irwin Eskind Biomedical Library, Vanderbilt University. I was introduced to the concept of the learning health system or learning health care system last year, but when the topic came up again at a recent lecture, I felt compelled to know more. My basic search … Continue reading What is the academic health sciences library’s role in the learning health care system?

NIH Draft Strategic Plan for Data Science: Suggestions for Optimizing Value

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Guest post by Dr. William Hersh, professor and chair of the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University. Earlier this year, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a Request for Information (RFI) soliciting input for their draft Strategic Plan for Data Science. As I did for the National Library … Continue reading NIH Draft Strategic Plan for Data Science: Suggestions for Optimizing Value

Power and Finesse: The NLM Board of Regents

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Running an operation as large and complex as the National Library of Medicine is a big job, but I don’t do it alone. In addition to my leadership team, I am privileged to have the NLM Board of Regents to help me. Established in 1956 by the same Act that created the Library, the Board of … Continue reading Power and Finesse: The NLM Board of Regents