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The HSR Information Sciences Community shares information about current activities and services of the National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM). This community offers discussion on timely topics, links to relevant articles, and webinars on library-specific topics. Members are encouraged to engage in ongoing discussion on current topics and trends, and post thoughts and knowledge of their own on topics related to HSR resources. This online community was developed under the auspices of the HSRProj program. Funded by the NLM, HSRProj is a free online resource that provides access to health services research projects in progress. HSRProj is a joint effort of AcademyHealth and the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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New EDM Forum Medical Care Supplement Focuses on Lessons Learned Using Electronic Clinical Data

AcademyHealth is pleased to announce the release of the Electronic Data Methods Forum's second special supplement in the journal, Medical Care: The Electronic Data Methods Forum, 2013: Advancing the National Dialogue on Use of Electronic Clinical Data to Improve Patient Care and Outcomes. The supplement features thirteen papers commissioned by the EDM Forum to share lessons learned from early efforts building transparent, scalable, and reusable networks for research and QI.

Podcast on Health Literacy Universal Precautions

Listen to a podcast with Darren DeWalt, lead author of AHRQ’s Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit. Dr. DeWalt talks about universal health literacy precautions in general, and using tools from AHRQ's Toolkit to assess primary care practices and make them more health literate