Thursday, May 10, 2007

Go Local to Reliable Health Information and Health Services in Minnesota

Presented by Karla Block from the U of M Health Sciences Library at the Enhancing Quality Staff Symposium May 2007

My Health Minnesota – Go Local is a collaborative project of the U of M Health Sciences Library and the National Library of Medicine. The project utilizes the health information in MedlinePlus and links to local health care services. For instance, someone looking for information on Parkinson’s disease on Medline Plus will also see an option to find local services relating to that health issue. Some of the services represented in Go Local include hospitals, clinics, physicians, nursing homes, support groups, health departments, health screening, pharmacies, alternative therapies, and more. It will also link back to Medline Plus for more information. The database will be launched in July 2007.