Presentation on theme: "Patient Education Clearinghouse"— Presentation transcript:
1 Patient Education Clearinghouse University of Michigan Health SystemRuti Volk, MSI, AHIPUMHS Patient Education LibrarianThis project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal Funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of health and Human Services, under contract No. N01-LM with the University of Illinois at Chicago.
2 Outline Background: The pt. ed. Clearinghouse Future directions University of Michigan Health SystemStructure of Patient EducationThe pt. ed. ClearinghouseFuture directions
6 Challenges in Patient Education Inability to find materialsMaterials posted on different sitesUnfocused search resultsSearching for “Lumpectomy”Results from the news fileSurgeon’s bioPublications list
7 Challenges in Patient Education Inconsistent QualityReading level, languageFormatting: font, font size, spacing, boldingMissing elements: logo, copyright statements, date of publication or revision, disclaimerOutdated
8 Challenges in Patient Education Duplication of EffortClinicians unaware of materials created in other areasSeveral documents on one topic
9 The “Librarian” Solution A catalog…digital library…The ClearinghouseGoals:Facilitate access and resource sharingImprove quality of materialsProvide a mechanism for the update & review processData-access site created with Sitemaker
10 An Open Source website creation and management application Available free for University of Michigan faculty and staffData-tables and data-access site-sections (=pages)Based on complex queries of one or more tablesProvides a web interface to a database
11 Two Ways to Search: One: Search by Topic Click the Search buttonType a keyword or a phrase that represents your topic
12 Click the link to open document Your ResultsClick the link to open document
29 Inclusion criteria UMHS written or produced materials Reading levelFont sizeLogo, regent statement, date of publication or revisionPrinter friendly formatExternal materialsMeet above criteria andApproved by relevant committees and clinics
30 Submission & Approval Process Staff submit materials with an online formLibrarian is notified. Opens “approval page” to see the submissionChecks qualityCatalogsApproved materials are placed in “Current” status.Non- Approved materials are placed in “Pending” status. Submitter is notified.