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Afterthoughts

The future of the healthcare librarian is in flux and one could say, in the formative stage. Government and all healthcare stakeholders see the need to reform healthcare delivery which includes a better information delivery system. Perhaps an “information readiness” score is as important as the “most wired hospital” score.

Keywords

Flux; stakeholders; library closings; Affordable Care Act; Medicare; Institute of Medicine; healthcare information delivery; information readiness

Remodeling the wheelbarrow

As discussed earlier, the body of biomedical literature continues to grow and with it the gap between evidence and practice. We have looked at the mindsets and the pervading culture ...

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