Understanding Healthcare Information

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Understanding Healthcare
Information
HLG Conference July 19th-20th 2010
Lyn Robinson
[email protected]
What does a healthcare
information specialist need to
know?
Something about information
resources?
UCL Medical School Library
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data-protection privacy freedom-ofinformation personal-profile security identitytheft ebooks 3G iPad smart-phones books
libraries digital-collections repositories
digitization avatar apps open-data gps datavisualization social-network-services socialmedia censorship preservation centralizeddata-collection database-state collectionmangement meta-data semantic-web
classification tags thesauri mashups search
retrieval users information-architecture 3Dgraphics
the information
communication chain
creator > dissemination > organization > indexing/retrieval > user
Robinson L (2009). Information Science: the information chain and domain analysis.
Journal of Documentation, vol 65(4), 578-591.
Domain Analysis
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epistemological studies
historical studies
user studies
bibliometrics
creation of resource guides
knowledge organization
informal retrieval
Hjorland B (2002). Domain Analysis in Information Science. Journal of
Documentation vol 58(4), 422-462.
Drivers for Change
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technology
economics
politics
society
The ipad
• 3 million sold in 80
days since US
launch
• the end of printed materials?
• the death of the library?
• no need for information specialists?
Understanding Healthcare
Information
• understanding of the information
communication chain, as it applies to the
domain of healthcare
• working to facilitate communication
between the author and the user
• fundamental practice - not likely to change
soon
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