4103.1: Tuesday, November 14, 2000 - 12:55 PM

Abstract #1652

Creating a State-Wide Viritual Health Library: The Michigan Experience

Harvey R. Brenneise, MA, MSLS, Michigan Community Health Electronic Library, Michigan Public Health Institute, 2436 Woodlake Circle, Suite 380, Okemos, MI 48864, 517-324-8317, hbrenne@mphi.org

The AccessMichigan Electronic Community Health Information Initiative (AMECHII) [http://www.mphi.org/AMECHII/] is a response to a recommendation of the Michigan Information Technology Commission Report, "we recommend improved access to high-quality health care information for all Michigan stakeholders." The desired outcome is ubiquitous and universal access to high-quality, timely, reliable and valid health information for health consumers and practitioners regardless of geographic location in the state, many of whom are currently unserved or under served. This project is truly multi-type–including public, general academic, academic health science, hospital, and special libraries. The objectives include extending the current network infrastructure to serve all libraries and to negotiate state-wide licenses for core and extended electronic collections, including reference materials and serials, recognizing the economic realities in American hospitals and libraries and the need for economic viability of publishers. This pilot project , if successful, will be used as a model for other state-wide information projects. The planning process, which will begin with a comprehensive needs assessment, gap analysis and economic model, will result in the design of a state-wide health information architecture/system design, and will include economic sustainability and new paradigms for library collaboration and federation in the acquisition and distribution of electronic resources over a wide area.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, the learner will be able to articulate the process of developing a wide-area electronic health library

Keywords: , Information Technology

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: Michigan Public Health Institute
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA