UMass Medical School, Lamar Soutter Library: Informationist

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Presentation describing NIH-funded informationist project at UMass Medical School. Given at eScience Professional Development Day, November 2012.

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UMass Medical School, Lamar Soutter Library: Informationist

  1. 1. Librarian > Informationist New Role, New Hat Sally Gore, MS, MS LIS Lamar Soutter Library University of Massachusetts Medical School “Promoting Breast Cancer Screening in Non-Adherent Women” Principal Investigators: Roger Luckmann, MD and Mary Costanza, MD September 6, 2012
  2. 2. The STUDY: R01 CA-132935 Promoting Breast Cancer Screening in Non-Adherent Women + +
  3. 3. The RESEARCH TEAM: PEOPLE, PLACES  UMass Medical School  Family & Community Medicine  Principal Investigator  Project Director  Scheduler, Counselor Instructor  Administrative Secretary  Medicine  Principal Investigator  Behavioral Psychologist  Biostatistics  Biostatistician  Analyst  Center for Health Policy & Research  Director, Expert in Cost Analysis  Research Assistant  Library  Informationist  Fallon Community Health Plan  Claims Data Representative  Reliant Medical Group  Research Director  Research Coordinator  Site Project Director  Analyst  IT Guru  Chief of Radiology  Phone Counselors  Phone Schedulers  Primary Care Physicians  Claricode  Programmer
  4. 4. The DATA: AND THINGS STAGING DATA CLAIMS DATA TRACKING SYSTEM DATA ANALYTIC DATA
  5. 5. + an INFORMATIONIST  AIM 1: Improve effectiveness and efficiency of communication w/in team regarding data  AIM 2: Articulate technology issues related to implementation of the study  AIM 3: Enhance information organization, management, utilization, and access skills of team members  AIM 4: Assess value of an informationist to the research team
  6. 6. AIM 1: IMPROVE COMMUNICATION  Develop a catalogue of analytic terms, i.e. a comprehensive data dictionary  Develop a standard data request form
  7. 7. AIM 2: ARTICULATE ISSUES  Define the issues encountered during development of the tracking system / database  Discover literature related to the topic  Identify the gaps in existing literature  Develop an electronic catalog of relevant publications and resources  Write and publish a paper on the topic
  8. 8. AIM 3: ENHANCE SKILLS  Assist in systematic review of telephone outreach interventions to increase adherence to mammograms  Develop system for collection, distribution, and review of articles  Prepare and maintain timeline for project  Develop catalog of relevant resources on development and evaluation of screening / preventive interventions  Establish and/or define rules  Set criteria  Create maintenance features
  9. 9. AIM 4: ASSESS VALUE Informationist’s PERSPECTIVE Research Team’s PERSPECTIVE  Process Evaluation Reports  Focus Group  Individual Interviews http://librarianhats.net
  10. 10. Today: TOMORROW Classifying/Organizing Data Outputs Developing Data Dictionary Integrated Into Team Assess Data Organization Tools Developing Data Request Form 09-2012 03-2013 Identify and Define IT Issues Identify and Organize Literature 08-2013 Information Skill Building Develop Review Processes Process Evaluation Manuscript Preparation (IT Issues) 01-2014 Systematic Review Drafts Develop Review Catalog
  11. 11. THANK YOU

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