Archive for August, 2012

Aug 07 2012

A New, Animated Video: “Health IT for You”

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The Office of Consumer eHealth has created a short, animated video for consumers explaining how widespread adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) and other health information technology (health IT) is giving our health care system a 21st century upgrade: improving the way we communicate with our doctors, making sure health information is available when and where’s it’s needed, and helping us manage our health and wellness outside the doctor’s office.

To watch the video, go to: http://www.healthit.gov/patients-families/multimedia

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Aug 07 2012

Providing Newborn Screening Specimens for Research: Ownership and Control of Research Results

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The Newborn Screening Translational Network (NBSTRN), the Network for Public Health Law, the National Newborn Screening and Genetics Resource Center (NNSGRC), and the Association for Public Health Laboratories (APHL) are jointly presenting a webinar series covering legal issues and related ethical and policy issues concerning secondary uses of dried blood spots and associated data.

The next webinar in this series, Ownership and Control of Research Results, is scheduled for Thursday, August 30 at 1:00pm Eastern.

For more information, clickhere .

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Aug 07 2012

Time Out for Genetics: Heard about Genetic Counseling? What Does it Mean for You, Patients, and Families

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The next webinar of the Time Out for Genetics webinar series, Heard about Genetic Counseling? What Does it Mean for You, Patients, and Families, will take place on Thursday, August 30 from 12:00-12:30pm Central. Reserve your spot now!

This educational webinar series is presented by the Genetics in Primary Care Institute (GPCI) — a cooperative agreement between the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The objective of this 10-part webinar series is to increase awareness and education regarding the provision of genetic medicine in primary care practice. It is designed for primary care clinicians, pediatricians, pediatric sub-specialists, family physicians, nurse practitioners, genetic counselors, geneticists, and other stakeholders.

For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.medicalhomeinfo.org/GPCI.aspx#webinar .

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