Integrating best evidence into patient care: a process facilitated by a seamless integration with informatics tools

J Med Libr Assoc. 2010 Jul;98(3):220-2. doi: 10.3163/1536-5050.98.3.009.


The Vanderbilt University paper discusses how the Eskind Biomedical Library at Vanderbilt University Medical Center transitioned from a simplistic approach that linked resources to the institutional electronic medical record system, StarPanel, to a value-added service that is designed to deliver highly relevant information. Clinical teams formulate complex patient-specific questions via an evidence-based medicine literature request basket linked to individual patient records. The paper transitions into discussing how the StarPanel approach acted as a springboard for two additional projects that use highly trained knowledge management librarians with informatics expertise to integrate evidence into both order sets and a patient portal, MyHealth@Vanderbilt.

MeSH terms

  • Benchmarking / methods
  • Benchmarking / organization & administration
  • Benchmarking / standards
  • Electronic Health Records / organization & administration*
  • Evidence-Based Medicine / organization & administration*
  • Hospital Information Systems / organization & administration
  • Humans
  • Medical Informatics / instrumentation
  • Medical Informatics / organization & administration*
  • Patient Care / methods*
  • Patient Care / standards
  • Schools, Medical / organization & administration*
  • Students, Medical
  • Tennessee