Point of Care Evaluators Needed for DynaMed Evaluation

August 5, 2010 at 3:14 pm

DynaMed is a respected point-of-care evidence-based clinical reference tool in use in many hospitals and academic health centers.  Mayo Clinic Libraries has obtained trial access to the system through approximately September 10, 2010.  We invite you to test drive the tool and provide us your feedback. Please note that consideration is not being given for replacement of existing clinical reference tools such as UpToDate or MDConsult.  DynaMed would complement rather than replace existing tools should it prove clinically valuable in Mayo Clinic’s environment and funding is available.

Please try DynaMed for specific patient care clinical questions.  There is no limit on the number of times you can use DynaMed through September 10, nor is there a limit on the number of times you can provide feedback to us by e-mail or Google survey.  Access to the trial is available at all Mayo sites.

As you use DynaMed for clinical information, please consider the questions below, and send us comments via e-mail or through the following anonymous survey tool link:

(http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dF9MVVZEVVNRSTN0X2R5MDNzY1NWSXc6MQ)

DynaMed Evaluation Questions (trial access at (http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s2848632&profile=dynamed)

  1. What was your clinical question?
  2. Using DynaMed, did you find the answer to your clinical question?
  3. If you found the answer in DynaMed, did you find the answer quickly?
  4. Did the information from DynaMed influence your patient care decisions?

Comments via e-mail can be sent to Dawn Littleton (littleton.dawn@mayo.edu) who will be collecting feedback for library consideration.

Feel free to share this information with other health care providers at Mayo Clinic during the trial period.  The link for the DynaMed trial http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s2848632&profile=dynamed is live and can be freely shared with other professionals at Mayo for clinical decision making and evaluation through September 10, 2010.

Further information about DynaMed is available at the company’s web site: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/ and training can be provided if needed.

Please contact me, or your site librarians — Ann Farrell (FL), Kay Wellik (AZ)  or Matt Hoy (Eau Claire)  if you have questions or comments about this point-of-care database.  Thank you.

Dawn Littleton
Librarian-Supervisor
Plummer Library P
ublic Services

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