Evolution of a mature clinical informationist model.

Giuse NB, Koonce TY, Jerome RN, Cahall M, Sathe NA, Williams A
J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2005 12 (3): 249-55

PMID: 15684125 · PMCID: PMC1090454 · DOI:10.1197/jamia.M1726

Achieving evidence-based practice will require new approaches to providing information during health care delivery and to integrating evidence and informatics at the point of care. To support evidence-based practice, Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Eskind Biomedical Library (EBL) introduced the role of clinical informationist, an information specialist with sufficient knowledge and insight to function as a true partner in the health care team. To further disseminate evidence-based knowledge, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center's (VUMC) electronic medical record system and pathway development processes integrate advanced information synthesis capabilities provided by clinical informationists. Combining clinical informationist expertise with informatics tools is an effective strategy for delivering the evidence needed to support patient care decisions.

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Academic Medical Centers Evidence-Based Medicine Humans Information Management Internet Librarians Libraries, Medical Library Services Medical Informatics Medical Records Systems, Computerized Tennessee

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