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Affordable Care Act (ACT) information

PSR-News has announced a number of new information resources for the Affordable Care Act (ACA): Xan Goodman, Health & Sciences Librarian at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Libraries, http://guides.library.unlv.edu/content.php?pid=482147&sid=3951244 Arizona State Library http://www.azlibrary.gov/extension/aca_resources.aspx. The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District has a guide on its website with general ACA resources, as well has specific Nevada […]

News: Funding to assist critical access and rural hospitals

Submitted by Mary E. White, MLA Government Relations Committee Today (Sep 14th) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced nearly $20 million in new technical support assistance to help critical access and rural hospital facilities convert from paper-based medical records to certified electronic health record (EHR) technology.  This funding is being awarded […]

News: Saving a pinky with PubMed

Submitted by Mary E. White, MLA Government Relations Committee When the slam of a door chopped off the tip of her pinky, doctors told Deepa Kulkarni nothing could be done. She did her own research and proved them wrong. This CNN article is an excellent example of the power of information to further health care. It […]

Healthcare Funding Alert: Contact Your Member of Congress Today!

By MLS, Mary E. White, MLS, Kaiser Permanente Medical Offices, Governmental Relations Chair On Wednesday, July 14th, the House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee is scheduled to mark-up its Fiscal Year 2011 spending bill. This is the annual bill that funds all agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services (e.g., NIH, NLM, CDC, HRSA). Now […]

MLA Annual Chapter Reports

Would you like to know what activities and programs are going on in other MLA Chapters?  Check out the MLA Annual Chapters Reports for more information. Posted 7/1/10

Contact Your House Member to Support the Federal Research Public Access Act

By Mary White, Chair, MLGSCA Government Relations/By-Laws Committee Background Information: On April 15, 2010, Representatives Mike Doyle (D-PA), Henry Waxman (D-CA), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Gregg Harper (R-MS), Rick Boucher (D-VA), and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) introduced H.R. 5037, “The Federal Research Public Access Act” (FRPAA). The language in H.R. 5037 is identical to S. 1373, […]

MLGSCA Officers for 2010-11

By Deborah Klein on behalf of Nominating Committee The election results are in!  The MLGSCA Officers for 2010-11 are: President-Elect: Becky Birr Secretary: Emily Brennan Nominating Committee: Carol Ann Attwood and Brooke Billman Our other officers for 2010-11 were elected last year for two-year terms.  They are: Incoming President: Eileen Wakiji Treasurer: Molly Harrington Nominating Committee […]

Vote for Next Year’s MLGSCA Officers!

The election for next year’s MLGSCA Officers is now open.  Voting is being done in SurveyMonkey, and you should contact Deborah Klein, Nominating Committee Chair, at Deborah.Klein@pvhmc.org if you need the ballot address or have problems voting. The ballot will be open for two weeks: March 23 – April 7, 12:15am.  People who join MLGSCA […]

MLGSCA Slate of Officer Candidates

By Deborah Klein, MSLS, AHIP, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center After much hard work, the Nominating Committee is thrilled to announce the following outstanding slate of officers for the 2010-2011 year: President-Elect: Becky Birr: Maricopa Integrated Health System, Phoenix Zoe Pettway-Unno: Kaiser Permanente South Bay, LA Area Secretary: Emily Brennan: USC Norris Medical Library, LA […]

JM2010: Financial Realities of Planning the 2010 Joint Meeting

By MLGSCA JM2010 Quad-Chairs: Ellen Aaronson, Rebecca Birr, Judy Bube, Kathy Zeblisky A PDF version of the Financial Realities of Planning the 2010 Joint Meeting report is also available.    Concerns about Joint Meeting finances arose during the MLGSCA Business Meeting and AC Meetings held on January 28, 2010.  The quad-chairs are therefore providing the […]

MLA Nominating Committee Candidate: Jacqueline D. Doyle

Jacqueline D. Doyle, AHIP, FMLA, is one of 18 candidates selected by the MLA Nominating Committee to be on MLA’s Nominating Committee for the 2010/11 association year.  Nine of the 18 candidates will be selected to serve on the committee.  Jacqueline is currently the Head of the Arizona Health Sciences Library at the University of Arizona […]

MLA Nominating Committee Candidate: Janis F. Brown

Janis F. Brown, AHIP, is one of 18 candidates selected by the MLA Nominating Committee to be on MLA’s Nominating Committee for the 2010/11 association year.  Nine of the 18 candidates will be selected to serve on the committee.  Janis is currently the Associate Director of Systems and Information Technology at University of Southern California’s […]

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