Health Inforamtion Practice Summit

Health Information Practice Summit – Midwest Chapter/MLA – October 7, 2013

The Health Information Practice Summit was held at the Embassy Suites Hotel and River Front Conference Center in East Peoria, Illinois on October 7, 2013 from 2:00-4:30 pm as a segment of the Midwest Chapter/MLA meeting. The event was planned and sponsored by the Library of the Health Sciences of the University of Illinois at Chicago and attended by 67 people. The purpose of the Summit was to gather all types of health sciences librarians together to discuss the changes taking place in our respective environments and to exchange stories about what health sciences librarians in the Midwest are doing to address the challenges confronting them.

A report of the event is available in the UIC Institutional Repository, UIC Indigo, at

The original information for the event is below.

Original Event Description: 

The University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences is sponsoring a “Health Information Practice Summit” during the Midwest Chapter/MLA meeting in East Peoria, IL on October 7, 2013. The purpose of the Summit is to gather Midwestern health sciences librarians of all varieties to discuss the changes taking place in our environments and exchange stories about what we are doing to address the challenges and opportunities engaging us.

We would like to hear about how librarians are changing the way they practice to solve a problem, enhance a clinical service, contribute to an IRB or systematic review, consult on EHR utilization, organize big data, remove a barrier to access, transform health workforce training or education, advance research, or facilitate the creation and transfer of knowledge in your organization, etc. The HIP Summit is focused on changing roles and innovative information practices rather than new technology trends.

How: Present a 5-minute Lightning Round segment in the HIP Summit
When: Monday, October 7, 2013 from 2-4:30 pm CST at the MLA Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting
Proposal deadline: Friday, August 23, 2013
Proposal submission: Complete this brief online form
Acceptance notification: Friday, August 30, 2013
Questions? Contact Ruth Holst

The HIP Summit will include 8 lightning rounds, presentations from a panel of experts, and a facilitated discussion with all participants on the new roles that librarians are playing in clinical settings, research departments, and academic institutions.

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