Transforming health inequalities projects (by employing an information professional) <ul><li>Joanna Ptolomey </li></ul><ul...
Measuring up “ Librarians are very nice people and good at organising information, but poor at promotion of their skills a...
Hypothesis “ The successful outcome of health inequalities service delivery projects lies in the brilliance of the informa...
Context <ul><li>Human rights </li></ul><ul><li>Race </li></ul><ul><li>Gender </li></ul><ul><li>Gender identity </li></ul><...
Health gets social? <ul><li>Partnership working a feature </li></ul><ul><li>Inequalities at the heart </li></ul><ul><li>Au...
It’s a team game? <ul><li>Before </li></ul><ul><li>Different stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Different levels of knowledge ...
IP Ownership <ul><li>Saving the group from “information oblivion”: before and after </li></ul><ul><li>Be Switzerland: reme...
Weapons of mass instruction <ul><li>The reference interview </li></ul><ul><li>The stuff you don’t learn at library school ...
Bold  Bold  Bold  Bold <ul><li>Empower and help the group to realise the vision, scope, objectives and success factors </l...
Plan to deliver <ul><li>Measured by your actions </li></ul><ul><li>Be clear about your role in the team and what you will ...
Impact assessment <ul><li>Evidence for making decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Gaps in knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>A resource r...
Transforming health information services?   <ul><li>Be bounded by your profession not a job description </li></ul><ul><li>...
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Looks at the important role of the information professional and how to ensure its place in a team, particularly in health organisations. Presented by Joanna Ptolomey at the CILIPS Centenary Conference Scottish Health Information NEtwork seminar held on 4 Jun 2008.

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Transforming health inequalities projects (by employing an information professional)

  1. 1. Transforming health inequalities projects (by employing an information professional) <ul><li>Joanna Ptolomey </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Information Professional </li></ul><ul><li>Peebles Conference : Transforming health information services </li></ul><ul><li>June 2008 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Measuring up “ Librarians are very nice people and good at organising information, but poor at promotion of their skills and the impact of their resources.” Non-identified individual. Learning disabilities resource launch Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board April 30 th 2008.
  3. 3. Hypothesis “ The successful outcome of health inequalities service delivery projects lies in the brilliance of the information specialist (sometimes also known as the librarian). The general findings of the case studies are generic and can be used in any library/information setting and by any information professional.
  4. 4. Context <ul><li>Human rights </li></ul><ul><li>Race </li></ul><ul><li>Gender </li></ul><ul><li>Gender identity </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Disability </li></ul><ul><li>Wealth </li></ul><ul><li>Housing </li></ul><ul><li>Mobility </li></ul><ul><li>Education and literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul><ul><li>Class </li></ul><ul><li>Aspirations </li></ul>
  5. 5. Health gets social? <ul><li>Partnership working a feature </li></ul><ul><li>Inequalities at the heart </li></ul><ul><li>Audit non-English language health resources </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-lingual health information resources portal </li></ul><ul><li>Mental health and inequalities service delivery framework </li></ul><ul><li>Learning disabilities audit, report and directory of resources </li></ul>
  6. 6. It’s a team game? <ul><li>Before </li></ul><ul><li>Different stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Different levels of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of scope </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence: types and levels </li></ul><ul><li>Outcomes of group </li></ul><ul><li>After </li></ul><ul><li>Defined scope </li></ul><ul><li>Key outcomes defined </li></ul><ul><li>Different types and levels of evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant success factors </li></ul>
  7. 7. IP Ownership <ul><li>Saving the group from “information oblivion”: before and after </li></ul><ul><li>Be Switzerland: remember the ultimate stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Think deliverables with benefits: immediate and longer term value </li></ul>
  8. 8. Weapons of mass instruction <ul><li>The reference interview </li></ul><ul><li>The stuff you don’t learn at library school </li></ul>
  9. 9. Bold Bold Bold Bold <ul><li>Empower and help the group to realise the vision, scope, objectives and success factors </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on what you are, not what people think you are and make it relevant to the group . </li></ul><ul><li>Be the information professional in the team, and don’t let anyone take that from you. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Plan to deliver <ul><li>Measured by your actions </li></ul><ul><li>Be clear about your role in the team and what you will deliver </li></ul><ul><li>Deliverables that are useful, relevant, immediately usable and longer term valuable </li></ul>
  11. 11. Impact assessment <ul><li>Evidence for making decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Gaps in knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>A resource ready to use </li></ul><ul><li>A step closer to a service delivery model </li></ul>
  12. 12. Transforming health information services? <ul><li>Be bounded by your profession not a job description </li></ul><ul><li>Take ownership of our information skills and profession </li></ul><ul><li>Plan to deliver a relevant valuable resource </li></ul><ul><li>Does your contribution have built in success criteria for the group </li></ul><ul><li>Your actions will be your promotion </li></ul>

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