Hospital Librarians' Perceptions Related to Evidence-Based Health Care (Brief Communications) (Report)

Hospital Librarians’ Perceptions Related to Evidence-Based Health Care (Brief Communications) (Report)

INTRODUCTION According to the 2006 needs assessment conducted by the Hospital Libraries Section (HLS) of the Medical Library Association (MLA), 30.4% of the members responding to the assessment considered evidence-based medicine (EBM) the most important issue they would face in their workplace over the next three years [1]. The responsibilities and support systems of hospital […]

Embedded Librarians: One Library's Model for Decentralized Service (Brief Communications) (Report)

Embedded Librarians: One Library’s Model for Decentralized Service (Brief Communications) (Report)

BACKGROUND The Arizona Health Sciences Library (AHSL), housed in a building connected to the college of medicine, serves the colleges of medicine, pharmacy, nursing, and public health at the University of Arizona in Tucson, all in buildings located about 200 feet from each other around a large plaza. As in most other academic health sciences […]

Finances of the Publishers of the Most Highly Cited US Medical Journals (Brief Communications) (Report)

Finances of the Publishers of the Most Highly Cited US Medical Journals (Brief Communications) (Report)

INTRODUCTION The open access model, defined here as free access to scholarly publishing, has emerged alongside the traditional, subscription-based model for publishing medical journals [1-3]. The open access model was developed largely in response to rapidly rising subscription prices [4, 5], which raised concerns about access to scientific research, especially that funded by public entities […]

Use of Facebook in Academic Health Sciences Libraries (Brief Communications) (Report)

Use of Facebook in Academic Health Sciences Libraries (Brief Communications) (Report)

INTRODUCTION Originally founded to link students at Harvard University, the social networking application, Facebook, has evolved into the most visited social networking site in the world with over 90 million active users. Specializing in regional and scholastic networks, Facebook boasts an 85% market share at universities and colleges in the United States [1], and a […]

Spectrum Requirements for Advanced Medical Technologies (US Federal Communications Commission Regulation) (FCC) (2018 Edition)

Spectrum Requirements for Advanced Medical Technologies (US Federal Communications Commission Regulation) (FCC) (2018 Edition)

The Law Library presents the complete text of the Spectrum Requirements for Advanced Medical Technologies (US Federal Communications Commission Regulation) (FCC) (2018 Edition).Updated as of May 29, 2018 This document establishes a new Medical Device Radiocommunication Service (MedRadio Service) of the Commission’s rules. This new service incorporates the existing Medical Implant Communications Service (MICS) “core” […]

Medical Area Body Network (US Federal Communications Commission Regulation) (FCC) (2018 Edition)

Medical Area Body Network (US Federal Communications Commission Regulation) (FCC) (2018 Edition)

The Law Library presents the complete text of the Medical Area Body Network (US Federal Communications Commission Regulation) (FCC) (2018 Edition).Updated as of May 29, 2018 This document expands the Commission’s Medical Device Radiocommunications Service (MedRadio) rules to permit the development of new Medical Body Area Network (MBAN) devices in the 2360-2400 MHz band. The […]