Characteristics of Knowledge Content in a Curated Online Evidence Library
Sowmya Varada, Ronilda Lacson, Ali S Raja, Ivan K Ip, Louise Schneider, David Osterbur, Paul Bain, Nicole Vetrano, Jacqueline Cellini, Carol Mita, Margaret Coletti, Julia Whelan, Ramin Khorasani
Harvard Library of Evidence Newsletter
Evaluating Terminologies to Enable Imaging-Related Decision Rule Sharing
Assessing Strength of Evidence of Appropriate Use Criteria for Diagnostic Imaging Examinations
J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2016 May;23(3):649-53. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocv194. Epub 2016 Jan 17.
Lacson R1, Raja AS2, Osterbur D3, Ip I4, Schneider L5, Bain P3, Mita C3, Whelan J3, Silveira P6, Dement D6, Khorasani R7.
The Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association
May 15-20, 2015, Austin TX
Making the Grade: Curating the Harvard Medical School Library of Evidence
P.A. Bain, R. Khorasani, D. Osterbur, A.S. Raja
The goal of the Harvard Medical School Library of Evidence is to create a sustainable public repository of clinical evidence that will enable and promote broad and consistent evidence-based medicine and improve the quality and efficiency of care. In part a response to recent federal legislation requiring evidence-based clinical decision support systems to be included as part of certified EHRs, the Library includes specific statements of clinical logic representing recommendations extracted from published guidelines or other trusted sources along with an objective quality rating of the evidence underlying each recommendation (level of evidence/grade of recommendation). This quality rating is applied and annotated by librarians with broad medical knowledge but without inherent conflicts of interest or profession-related biases and is validated by a physician with subject area expertise. The Library of Evidence will be distributed in the public domain in a structured form that can be incorporated into healthcare information systems.
"iTunes" for Evidence: the HMS Library of Evidence
Ramin Khorasani, MD MPH
The Library of Evidence (LOE; http://libraryofevidence.med.harvard.edu) or ‘iTunes for Evidence’ is a project of the HMS Countway Library of Medicine, in collaboration with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and representatives of other HMS hospitals and other Harvard institutions. The goal of the LOE is to create a sustainable, public repository of health IT consumable, objectively scored medical evidence to enable and promote the broad and consistent practice of evidence-based medicine. Launched in 2015, the LOE’s initial focus will be in medical imaging, in part to support the implementation of the Public Law 113-93 (Promoting Evidence-Based Care; Section 218b of Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014) in January of 2017.
Ramin Khorasani, MD, MPH is Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, Distinguished Chair, Biomedical Informatics; Director, Center for Evidence-Based Imaging (CEBI) and Vice Chair of Radiology at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Dr. Khorasani and his colleagues at CEBI are broadly focused on improving quality and reducing waste in patient care using advanced health IT tools. Promoting evidence-based imaging using clinical decision support (CDS) has been a major focus for the past decade.