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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Medical app contest announced

From the “idea lab” at the American Medical Association comes the “AMA App Challenge,” a contest “asking U.S.-licensed physicians, residents/fellows and medical students for their ideas for medical apps. These App Ideas should be designed for use by physicians, residents/fellows and/or medical students in their daily careers.” Two grand prizes will be awarded that include: […]

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MedlinePlus Connect webinar

Join us on Wednesday, March 30 at 11 am MT / 12 noon CT for a one hour session to learn about MedlinePlus Connect, NLM’s free tool that connects electronic health record and personal health record systems to MedlinePlus. The seminar will be presented by our own Sharon Dennis, Technology Coordinator for the NN/LM MidContinental […]

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April 6, 2011 LIFT Forum — Beyond WebCT: An Introduction to Canvas

This session of the Library Information Technology Forum addresses Canvas, the new learning management system scheduled to replace WebCT starting summer 2012 here at the University of Utah.

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Mobile medical translation tool

Today the iMedicalApps blog reviewed MediBabble Translator, “a free, professional-grade medical translation tool” by NiteFloat, Inc. Obtaining an accurate medical history and examination of non-English speaking patients can be expensive when utilizing translation services, and can significantly lengthen the time of the appointment. Until the universal translator conceived of in the Star Trek television series […]

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QR code workshop at Marriott Library

How To Make Your Smartphone Smarter: What You Should Know About QR Codes The University of Utah Libraries have embraced QR (‘quick response’) codes as a means of delivering additional information to patrons via their mobile device. QR codes are two dimensional codes that can be scanned with a mobile device’s camera and a reader […]

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2011 Priscilla M. Mayden Lecture

Amanda Etches-Johnson is the guest speaker for the Priscilla M. Mayden Lecture on April 18, 2011. Her talk is titled, “From Usability to User Experience,” and it will focus differences between usability and user experience (UX) in web design for websites. Johnson supports the concept that visiting a website should be “a delightful experience,” and […]

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Electrical service interruption for Eccles Library

Friday, March 11, 2011, after 6:00 pm, in order to allow for electrical work to take place. This and any additional shutdowns will take place only during times when the library is closed.

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Construction notice for Eccles Library

Scheduled water service interruption to EHSL: Tuesday, March 8, 2011, from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m., in order to allow for faucet repair and replacement.

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Construction notice for HSEB

On Monday, March 7, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. to midnight, natural gas service to HSEB will be interrupted to allow for relocation of a 4″ natural gas line for Honors Housing Construction. There will be no gas to the cafe (which is closed at this time) and to the lab gas turrets. Questions or concerns […]

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Improving health literacy webinars

According to the report Healthy People 20101, health literacy is the “degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.” The National Network of Libraries of Medicine explains that this “includes the ability to understand instructions on prescription drug bottles, appointment […]

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