Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Health/Fitness Technology & Apps

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Health/Fitness Technology & Apps
Thursday, October 24, 2013
9:00 pm Eastern/6:00 pm Pacific time
#medlibs Twitter chat

Last week I gave a presentation on Diabetes in a tech world, which got me to thinking about a possible #medlibs twitter chat on the topic.  The holidays are right around the corner, which often times means tons of food, travel, and stress. Additionally, November is American Diabetes Month. So what better time to discuss how apps & technology can help you stay healthy? Join us for a collaborative discussion hosted by me, @alisha764, as we discuss Health/Fitness Technology & Apps.

The twitter chats are always very fluid, but here is a general idea of some topics for discussion:

  • What health/fitness apps are you using? 
  • What are some new health/fitness websites or tech trends that you can recommend? 
  • What are some of the latest in wearable tech for health?
  • Recommendations for presenting about health tech to the community? 
Never participated in a tweet chat? No worries. Here's a Quick Guide to Twitter Chats to help! So stop by to chat for a while, or even just to "listen." We are a fun and supportive group. Join in the fun and "see" you then!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

#medlibs fall/winter scheduling & open mic

So many awesome ideas! Transcript 

Schedules & Open Mic 
Thursday, October 17, 2013
9:00 pm Eastern/6:00 pm Pacific time
#medlibs Twitter chat

Happy (hopeful) US Government Re-Opening day!

Come prepared both with your ideas AND schedule available to lead chats for your colleagues the rest of 2013 - these weekly topics don't present themselves.

Have ideas for discussion but have never hosted or even participated in a tweetchat before? No problem, plenty of supportive folks are here to help you out. Join in the fun and see you then!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Affordable Care Act Chat

Transcript at 

Libraries and the Affordable Care Act
Thursday, October 10, 2013
9:00 pm Eastern/6:00 pm Pacific time
#medlibs Twitter chat 

First Twitter chat and not sure what to do? Here's a Quick Guide to Twitter Chats to help!

Join us for a collaborative discussion hosted by Nikki Dettmar (@eagledawg) on what medical libraries are doing to support information sharing about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). What questions are we receiving from medical professionals and consumers about ACA? How are they the same? How do they differ?

20 Things to Know about the Affordable Care Act is a Washington-state based resource, but most information is still helpful for national information in a plain language 'top 20' format with links to additional resources including a glossary of common ACA terms & acronyms.  Somewhere deep in this resource it mentions it was written with the assistance of the Kaiser Family Foundation - keep an eye for similar ones for your state! Most regions of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine have an ACA page with helpful resources as well. 

Fair notice - I wrote an article for MLA News about ACA way back in August that will be published this month. Please don't laugh at how obsolete it may be given the current environment. I don't remember anymore because my manuscript was stolen along with my laptop. I hope the burglar enjoys it.