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VisualDx beta available for Droids

VisualDx visual diagnostic decision support system links health care professionals to superior-quality medical images and information.  The University of Iowa Libraries subscribes to VisualDX, and it can be accessed on campus, with an iPhone/iPad/iTouch or now with a Droid phone. The download and instructions for installing the Droid version are available online ( If you needContinue reading “VisualDx beta available for Droids”

Changes to Natural Standard Database

    Natural Standard is a series of electronic tools that provide evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies. It contains 9 databases, symptom and interaction checkers, and tools such as calculators and a product label database. For each therapy covered by Natural Standard, a research team gathers scientific data and expert opinions. Validated rating scalesContinue reading “Changes to Natural Standard Database”

Redesign of CINAHL (nursing/allied health database)

There have been quite a few changes to the CINAHL (Cumulated Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) database during the past few weeks.  In addition to reference to articles from the nursing and allied health literature, CINAHL also includes references to book chapters, research instruments, evidence-based care sheets, and drug reports.   So whatContinue reading “Redesign of CINAHL (nursing/allied health database)”

Changes to National Guideline Clearinghouse

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is in progress of redesigning the National Guideline Clearinghouse site (NGC). NGC is a collection of clinical practice guidelines aimed at improving information access for promotion of policy development and health care quality.     A few highlights of the changes are as follows: Access to a growingContinue reading “Changes to National Guideline Clearinghouse”

HCUPNet: Statistics on hospital inpatient and emergency department utilization

HCUPNet is produced by the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ) and contains estimates of hospital and emergency department use based on data from over 1000 hospitals involved in the Healthcare Cost and Utilization project. With HCUPNet you can find information on trends, the most common diagnoses and procedures, or pick specific diagnoses orContinue reading “HCUPNet: Statistics on hospital inpatient and emergency department utilization”