Thank you for the time and effort put into testing, reviewing, and providing feedback on UpToDate and DynaMed Plus. The usage and survey responses are critical to the Library’s role of providing resources that promote the highest quality education and patient care at UT Southwestern.
The Clinical Library Resources Advisory Subcommittee reviewed all the survey data, comments received from the survey, and physician emails. We discussed subscribing to both UpToDate and DynaMed Plus, but because UpToDate is highly used in clinical practice and the majority of the feedback was highly favorable of UpToDate, we decided that it was not fiscally responsible at that time to subscribe to both resources.
However, when the Library communicated with the DynaMed Plus vendor, EBSCO, about this decision, they were able to offer full access to DynaMed Plus for 2016 at a rate that was fiscally responsible. As a result, both UpToDate and DynaMed Plus are available in UT Southwestern’s EPIC and from the “Popular Links” section of the Library’s website.
We will continue to monitor usage on these resources, as well as welcome feedback throughout the year on these or any of the resources through the Library’s Feedback Form.
Kelly Gonzalez, M.S.I.S., M.B.A., A.H.I.P
Assistant Vice President for Library Services
Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center
Mosby’s Nursing Consult has retired as of December 31, 2015, and customers have been upgraded to the new ClinicalKey for Nursing platform. ClinicalKey for Nursing provides nursing professionals with clinically relevant answers from Elsevier’s content, including evidence-based nursing monographs, books, journals, practice guidelines, and core measures with nursing recommendations. This valuable resource is now available to the campus community thanks to a successful collaboration with the Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center and the Clements University Hospital.
APA Publishing (American Psychiatric Association) recently released a mobile solution for PsychiatryOnline, which allows users to “pair” their smartphone or tablet to our institutional subscription. Download PsychiatryOnline’s Mobile Device Pairing Guide for directions on how to pair your mobile device. Once paired, a user can access POL from their mobile device whenever and wherever there is an Internet connection available. Device pairings expire after 90 days, but can be re-paired at that time.
The Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center is currently evaluating DynaMed Plus, a patient-care clinical evidence resource, and part of the evaluation includes a comparison with UpToDate, a highly-used campus resource. Recent updates to DynaMed Plus suggest that this resource may be either a suitable replacement for or potential supplement to UpToDate.
The Library invites you to perform a patient-care clinical evidence search in both UpToDate and DynaMed Plus. When you have finished both searches, please complete a brief survey to aid your Library’s recommendation to the campus for these clinical resources.
The Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center currently provides institutional access to the following Alexander Street Press video collections:
Alexander Street Press moved to a new user-friendly interface earlier this month, which offers the following enhancements:
- More intuitive search, browse, video, and audio pages to help patrons find content faster
- Easily accessible instructional videos to get patrons up and running and increase usage
- More prominent related items to provide additional, relevant content to patrons
- Alternative screen layouts to improve the viewing experience
These video collections were acquired through the consortial partnership with The University of Texas System using Academic Library Collection Enhancement Program (ALCEP) funds, which have been allocated by the UT System Board of Regents for one-time collection purchases.
The ClinicalKey Experience Tour, will be visiting the South and North Campus cafeterias with Library staff from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Hands-on demonstrations of ClinicalKey capabilities will provided as part of the “tour”. Attendance prizes and other giveaways including complimentary Starbucks gift cards, will be available (while supplies last).
ClinicalKey helps drive decision-making for improved patient care. It supports the needs of clinical staff with fast, convenient functionality and complete, trusted content.
VisualDX has just launched a new mobile-friendly app for clinical decision-making assistance. To use the Library’s campus subscription, complete the following steps to activate the app for on-site and remote mobile access:
- Launch VisualDX from your Library’s website and click on the “Get our free app… Learn how” button (center of VisualDx homepage) or the “Get Mobile” link (top right of page).
- Create your personal username and password as instructed.
- Once you have a username and password, you can download the free VisualDx Mobile app on your mobile device from the iTunes Store or from Google Play.
- Launch the VisualDx app from your device and sign in using the username and password you created.
VisualDX is a clinical decision-making Internet resource, which provides instant access to concise disease information and high-quality medical images to assist in diagnosis, to direct testing, and to guide management and therapy decisions.
A 24/7-access Clinical Workstation is now available for usage at the North Campus Branch Library (Room ND2.300). The following designated user groups may use this station to engage in clinical documentation tasks at North Campus in a private setting:
- Medical students (MS2, MS3, and MS4)
- UTSW faculty & hospital staff authorized for EPIC access
- Parkland EPIC trainer
Effective January 1, 2015, the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) new website (ACC.org) will replace the existing site (CardioSource.org). Current UT Southwestern users with personal accounts need to know the following:
- All users will be required to log in the first time they visit the new ACC.org.
- Your current CardioSource.org username and password will remain the same.
- If you use the “Remember Me” function on CardioSource.org and do not enter your username and password each time you log in, we recommend that you verify your password by following these instructions.
The new ACC.org will offer many exciting features, including more intuitive search capabilities, improved navigation, and front page access to the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and guidelines.
Get a sneak peek of what the new website will look like.
UT Southwestern Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center now has online access to the Wiley Nursing ebooks collection. This collection of online books was purchased through our consortial partnership with the University of Texas System using Academic Library Collection Enhancement Program (ALCEP) funds allocated by the UT System Board of Regents for one-time collection purchases.
The collection, now discoverable in the recently updated Library Catalog, provides easy one-click online access from the “Click here for online access via Wiley” link in the record. The new catalog record format also provides subject headings and a book cover image (when available).
To access the collection directly from the Library Catalog, go to the “Lists” drop-down menu on the top left and select “Wiley Nursing Ebooks Collection”.