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Saving Timeand Money Adl2008

  1. 1. Saving Time & Money: Southern Regional AHEC Fayetteville, NC
  2. 2. In a perfect world, you would never have to worry about money.
  3. 3. . . .but this isn’t a perfect world! But this isn’t a perfect world!
  4. 4. Reality. . . <ul><li>Regulations increase </li></ul><ul><li>Costs increase </li></ul><ul><li>Needs increase </li></ul><ul><li>Funding often doesn’t </li></ul>
  5. 5. Traditional Library Services <ul><li>Excellent but expensive </li></ul><ul><li>Tempting short-term cost-cutting targets </li></ul><ul><li>Expensive long-term consequences </li></ul>
  6. 6. No library. . .so what? <ul><li>Administrators miss out new ideas for cutting costs and improving performance </li></ul><ul><li>Clinicians miss out on new treatment guidelines and clinical developments </li></ul><ul><li>Patients miss out on comprehensive consumer health information </li></ul>
  7. 7. JCAHO (The Joint Commission) Inadequate access to current medical information can lower JCAHO scores. IM 9 Knowledge- Based Resources
  8. 8. Need for Information vs. Cost?
  9. 9. The AHEC Digital Library <ul><li>One-stop medical information shopping for North Carolina’s health professionals and students. </li></ul>
  10. 10. What does ADL include? <ul><li>Full-text medical and nursing journals </li></ul><ul><li>Numerous full-text medical textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical practice guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Patient handouts in English AND Spanish </li></ul>
  11. 11. Literature Databases <ul><li>Medline (Medical) </li></ul><ul><li>CINAHL (Nursing & Allied Health) </li></ul><ul><li>HealthStar (Health Administrators) </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence-based Medicine Reviews </li></ul>
  12. 12. ADL Centers of Excellence <ul><li>Evidence-Based Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Nursing </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmacy </li></ul><ul><li>Health Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Minority health </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative and complementary therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Mental Health </li></ul><ul><li>Disaster Preparedness </li></ul>
  13. 13. ADL vs. Google? <ul><li>ADL is filtered—only the good stuff! </li></ul><ul><li>No extraneous results </li></ul><ul><li>Medically focused </li></ul><ul><li>Effectively organized </li></ul>
  14. 14. Selected Resources: Cost as of November 2007 548.00 Total Cost for 4 resources 179.00 Hurst’s The Heart, 12 th ed. 145.00 Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine 105.00 AORN (annual subscription) 119.00 Brunner & Suddarth’s Textbook of Surgical Nursing
  15. 15. ADL Annual Subscription Costs, 2008 $150 900+ Full Text Journals 60+ Full Text Books Evidence Based Medicine Tools Patient Education Materials Individual Annual Cost Includes Package
  16. 16. Advantages of ADL <ul><li>Accessible anytime from any computer with an Internet connection </li></ul><ul><li>No waiting or additional charge for interlibrary loan or document delivery </li></ul><ul><li>No waiting for “checked out” materials to be returned </li></ul>
  17. 17. Professional Support <ul><li>Medical librarians are available to answer questions by phone, visit & email </li></ul><ul><li>Free training for individuals or groups </li></ul>
  18. 18. Try before you buy! <ul><li>Enjoy a free ten day trial membership </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule a live group or individual demonstration at your convenience </li></ul>
  19. 19. For more information. . . Southern Regional AHEC Medical Library 910-678-7276 [email_address] or [email_address] Slideshow prepared by Jane Moran, MLS

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