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The National Library of Medicine has announced the addition of Sir William Osler papers to the Profiles in Science Web site. This presentation is made possible in collaboration with the Osler Library of the History of Medicine at McGill University and the Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, both of which are repositories of William Osler collections.
The National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Medical Text Indexer (http://ii.nlm.nih.gov) is being used as one of the baselines for the international BioASQ challenge (http://www.bioasq.org/). The Medical Text Indexer (MTI), a system for producing indexing recommendations, assists in the indexing process at NLM.
The Regenstrief Institute Inc. and the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation have signed a long-term agreement to begin cooperative work linking their leading global health care terminologies: Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes, or LOINC, and SNOMED Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT).
Some persons displaced during the recent flooding in Uttarakhand India now may be found via NLM’s People Locator®. NLM’s People Locator, which began in 2010 to ease the confusion to find lost men and women after a natural or human disaster, became available shortly after the flooding began.
Some persons displaced during the recent Boston Marathon explosions now may be found via NLM’s People Locator®. NLM’s People Locator, which began in 2010 to ease the confusion to find lost men and women after a natural or human disaster, became available within hours after the Boston Marathon bombings occurred. The full transcript of this NLM Podcast is available.
On April 25, 2003, the National Library of Medicine launched Genetics Home Reference (GHR), a free online resource about human genetics created for patients, families, and the general public (http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/). The Web site provides a bridge between the public's questions about human genetics and the rich technical data that has emerged from the Human Genome Project (observing the 10th anniversary of its completion on April 25th) and other genomic research.
The Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute for Health Care are establishing an endowed chair named in honor of Clem McDonald, MD, director of the NLM Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is putting a fresh emphasis on health informatics, with Director Francis Collins, MD, creating a new advisory position and recruiting an associate director for Data Science.
The ClinicalTrials.gov Web site underwent a complete redesign and features new site navigation, new appearance, and new content for the public, patients and families, clinicians, researchers and study record data providers.
Two presentations from SNOMED CT 2012 Implementation Showcase present details about the IHTSDO-Regenstrief collaboration.