Research demonstrates that librarian-led information services improve clinical decision making and patient care outcomes. Librarian services and quality health information can:
- Reduce hospital costs, patient re-admissions, length of stay and adverse events by disseminating the best medical and business practice information
- Improve diagnosis, patient care outcomes and clinical decision making by providing evidence-based resources at the right time, to the right people
- Further HonorHealth’s organizational mission and goals through expert searches, teaching health professionals literature searching skills, and supporting innovation and research
- Contribute to Magnet designation by teaching faculty, students and health care providers critical literature searching skills and locating the evidence supporting our Magnet stories.
Whether you’re a physician, nurse or staff member, you have access to a wealth of evidence-based medical and health information from credible sources. Consultation with professional, friendly medical librarians will support your clinical, educational and research activities throughout HonorHealth.
- Literature searches and article delivery.
- Remote access to electronic content.
- Training on all library databases and tools.
- Research question development.
- Search strategy consultations.
- Patient education and health literacy expertise.
- Computer workstations, device charging areas and open space for meetings, individual work or collaborative projects at Osborn, Shea and John C. Lincoln Medical Centers.
- Bedside delivery of consumer health information.
Resources for patient care. Librarians can assist with desktop and mobile access to clinical decision tools, including:
- ClinicalKey/ FirstConsult.
Resources for extended research and medical education:
- MEDLINE databases and article content via PubMed®, EBSCOhost® and Ovid®.
- ClinicalKey ebooks, guidelines, videos and images.
- CINAHL® database and full text articles for nursing and allied health literature.
- Electronic journal and book collections.
- Print collections, including journals, textbooks, consumer health resources, and test preparation books.including test prep books.
Librarians also provide consumer health and wellness resources, and research for patients and families:
- Personalized research on a variety of medical conditions, treatment options, tests and procedures.
- One-on-one training on the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s MedLinePlus database and other trustworthy consumer health resources.
- Access to health & wellness information.