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An overview:. Mandy Meloy [email protected] 9.15.11. What is Informed Caring?. A portal for Wisconsin health professionals. This site was designed to serve those working in Local health departments Federally qualified community health centers

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An overview

An overview:

Mandy Meloy

[email protected]

9.15.11


What is informed caring

What is Informed Caring?

  • A portal for Wisconsin health professionals.

  • This site was designed to serve those working in

    • Local health departments

    • Federally qualified community health centers

    • Others providing health services in rural and underserved communities in Wisconsin

  • Serves those without access to academic or hospital libraries.


A brief history

A brief History…

  • 2005:

    • Northern Wisconsin AHEC received a NLM grant to build a website which included subscription databases to reach nursing programs and public health departments in Northern Wisconsin

    • Provided 100s of rural health practitioners access to evidence-based practice

  • 2008:

    • After grant funding ended, Informed Caring was unable to sustain subscription databases

  • 2009-2011:

    • WI AHEC statewide undertook a redesign of the site to reach a statewide audience

      • UW School of Medicine and Public Health partnership fund

      • National Health Service Corps

      • National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwestern Region


Why is informed caring needed

Why is informed caring needed?

  • In many cases, public health professionals and health professionals working in community health centers or rural/underserved communities don’t have

    • Access

    • Time

    • Knowledge

    • Trust of websites

      According to the Informed Caring Portal Improvement Project survey- Sept. 2010


User needs

User needs

  • Biggest obstacle to information

    • Not able to obtain a full-text article: 87%

    • Not wanting to pay for an article: 83%

  • What kind of information is needed?

    • Best practice models/benchmarking: 100%

    • Data and statistics: 93%

    • Evidence-based practice: 92%

    • Diseases/ conditions: 85%

    • Health status indicators: 80%

    • Patient education and teaching resources: 78%

  • Are you interested in library services (if no access)?

    • Wanted reference assistance available: 75%

    • Wanted access to an article or library material: 70%

      According to the Informed Caring Portal Improvement Project survey- Sept. 2010


Informed caring gives access to

Informed caring gives access to:

  • Web-based resources

    • Population and Public Health/ Preventive Resources

    • Healthcare Professional/ Clinical Resources

    • Patient/Education Resources

    • Health Topics – Wisconsin’s Top 12

    • Wisconsin Specific

  • Unpublished resources

    • Wisconsin AHEC teaching and mentoring resources

    • Preliminary Reports

  • Assistance from the WI AHEC librarian

    • Reference Help

    • Document Delivery

    • Library Services

  • User Forum

    • Builds a Community

    • Informed Caring Information


Examples

Examples:

Benchmarks/Best Practice and Patient Education

Calculating BMI

Mammogram

Immunizations,

,

Using Websites

National Guideline Clearinghouse

Badgerlink

CDC

Medlineplus


Quality improvement

Quality Improvement


An overview

BMI


Bmi cont

BMI, cont.


Mammogram

Mammogram


Mammogram1

Mammogram


Patient education mammogram

Patient Education: Mammogram


Immunizations

immunizations


Questions

Questions?


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