Category: News

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Practice Updates

by on January 17, 2018 3:38 pm
As an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the AHRQ gathers and analyzes data on a massive scale, providing a wealth of information for researchers, policy makers and clinicians. The AHRQ released 3 new practice updates in December: A Framework for Conceptualizing Evidence Needs of Health Systems: White Paper. Methods for… Read more Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Practice Updates

Explore Virtual Reality with Our New Mobile VR Kit

by on November 18, 2017 5:32 pm
VR has arrived at Lane Medical Library!Mobile VR is one of the most accessible forms of VR currently available. When used in conjunction with a headset, most modern smartphones are capable of supporting at least a basic semi-immersive 360° experience, with many modern smartphones running operating systems that are compatible with more immersive VR experiences.… Read more Explore Virtual Reality with Our New Mobile VR Kit

Guidelines for environmental infection control in health-care facilities

by on November 13, 2017 7:00 am
Guidelines for environmental infection control in health-care facilities; recommendations of CDC and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC). Originally published in 2003, revised in 2017 with the revisions noted by yellow triangle alert icons in the text. Adherence to these guidelines “… will decrease the risk of health-care associated infections among patients, especially… Read more Guidelines for environmental infection control in health-care facilities

GIS Day 2017 Workshops!

by on November 9, 2017 9:47 pm
Join Stanford Libraries in preparing for GIS Day ( Wednesday, November 15th) by attending a workshop next Monday or Tuesday on Skynet or CARTO. Deep Learning + Satellite Imagery Tutorial with Drew Bollinger of Development SeedMONDAY, NOV 131:00-5:00 PM (PST)Branner Earth Sciences Library | 397 Panama Mall | Stanford, CA 94305 Skynet is optimized for… Read more GIS Day 2017 Workshops!

New Exhibit on Display in the Library

by on November 7, 2017 8:45 pm
A new exhibit about the role of the Stanford University School of Medicine in WWI is now on view in Lane Library, marking the 100th anniversary of the US entry into the war. The exhibit examines the split that occurred within the university and the country over the proper role of the US when war… Read more New Exhibit on Display in the Library

Cuba outperforms U.S. healthcare in cost-effectiveness – by a large margin

by on November 6, 2017 4:28 pm
Cuba achieves nearly the same outcomes in 4 key indicators while spending 15 times less per capita, according to statistics gathered from the World Health Organization. A RAND blog post by Melody Harvey and Claire E. O’Hanlon, Doing more with less: Lessons from Cuba’s Healthcare system, summarizes the key differences, including medical education, between the… Read more Cuba outperforms U.S. healthcare in cost-effectiveness – by a large margin

AHRQ Releases First Public Database on Nation’s Health Systems

by on October 18, 2017 9:17 pm
In 2015, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) created the Comparative Health System Performance (CHSP) Initiative to study how health care systems promote evidence-based practices in delivering care. AHRQ’s goal is to understand the factors that affect health systems’ use of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) and to identify best practices in disseminating and… Read more AHRQ Releases First Public Database on Nation’s Health Systems

Architectural History Walking Tour

by on September 25, 2017 5:40 pm
Join Drew Bourn, PhD, the Historical Curator of the Stanford Medical History Center in Lane Library, for a monthly walking tour of the architectural history of the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Bourn discusses the School’s built environment within the context of its history, which stretches back to 1850s San Francisco. Tours are free… Read more Architectural History Walking Tour

New Resource: Stahl Online

by on September 7, 2017 5:16 pm
We have concluded our trial of Cambridge University Press’ Stahl Online neuropsychopharmacology. We expect that the access to our subscription to this resource will be seamless. We wish to thank everyone who sent us their thoughtful comments during the trial period. The library needs your help to evaluate new information resources. Stahl Online neuropsychopharmacology provides… Read more New Resource: Stahl Online

UpToDate MobileComplete Available

by on July 28, 2017 3:00 pm
You now have the option of downloading the content of UpToDate (with or without graphics) to your mobile device. It means you don’t need an internet connection to access UpToDate. However, good Wi-Fi is required for initial download and subsequent full content updates. Options for downloading: -1- All Topics and Graphics (1.1 GB/local storage req)… Read more UpToDate MobileComplete Available